• February 22, 2019

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Upcoming Department Seminars

Speaker From Where Time/Date/Place Title/Abstract

Special Seminar

Professor Bradley P. Carrow

Department of Chemistry
Princeton University
4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 25
331 Smith Hall

"Leveraging Polarizability and Electrophilicity in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions"

Department Seminar

David Hays, Ph.D.

3M Materials Research Division

9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
331 Smith Hall

+ Open Forum:
 “Innovation: The Product of Careful Science and Collaboration”
4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Kate & Michael Bárány Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall) 

"Synthesis and Applications of Novel Silicone Materials: A 3M Innovation Story

Dow Lecture Series

Professor Joseph M. Fox

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware

9:45 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
331 Smith Hall

+ Open Forum
"Career Paths & Teaching"
4 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Kate & Michael Bárány Conference Room (117/119 Smith Hall)

"Fast, Multipurpose and Temporally Controlled Methods of Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Courtney C. Roberts, Ph.D., joins Department of Chemistry faculty

Courtney Roberts, Ph.D.
Courtney Roberts, Ph.D.
Courtney C. Roberts, Ph.D., is joining the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor, starting in mid-summer 2019.  

In Memoriam: Julianne Prager, Ph.D.

Julianne “Julie” Heller Prager, Ph.D., died on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the age of 94. Dr. Prager and her late-husband Stephen “Steve” were long-time supporters of the Department of Chemistry. Steve was a professor of physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry for more than 40 years (1952-1990). He died in January 2016.

Professor Melanie Sanford presents Gassman Lectureship in Chemistry

Professor Melanie Sanford
Professor Melanie Sanford
Professor Melanie Sanford from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Michigan will present the Paul G. Gassman Lectureship in Chemistry, March 6-8. Her seminars are scheduled for:

Register for Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast

If you are planning to attend the Spring 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Orlando, FL, please join us for the University of Minnesota Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, W340AB West Concourse. ACS event number for ticket sales: SE14. Ticket price is $5. Visit the ACS website at z.umn.edu/acsorlando2019.

Safety Note: Bottle thread size

Aldrich solvent bottle thread size has changed and is no longer compatible with the flip top funnels for waste. The chemistry stockroom has flint glass bottles for waste that are free for department use. Fisher bottles still fit and many can be found in the recycling room.

Employment/Research Opportunities

  • Argonne National Laboratory: post-doctoral position in organometallic chemistry & electrochemistry
  • Ithaca College: assistant professor of chemistry


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