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    October 12, 2018

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Professor Klaus Müllen presents Gassman Lectureship in Chemistry

Professor Klaus Müllen
Professor Emeritus Klaus Müllen from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, will present the Paul G. Gassman Lectureship in Chemistry, Oct. 22-25. His seminars are scheduled for:

Klaus Müllen was director at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. He now holds an emeritus position for continuation of his research there and is fellow of the Gutenberg Research College of Mainz University. His broad research interests range from new polymer-forming reactions, to the chemistry and physics of single molecules as well as graphenes, dendrimers and biosynthetic hybrids.

Reineke honored with DuPont Nutrition & Health Science Excellence Medal

Professor Theresa Reineke

Professor Theresa Reineke has received the 2018 DuPont Nutrition & Health Science Excellence Medal from the Danisco Foundation for her achievements in advancing science and technology relevant to the future of food, nutrition, and health. She was honored for her work in understanding the fundamentals of amorphous solid dispersions of poorly soluble drugs and identifying the next generation of excipients for solubility enhancement. 

Upcoming Department of Chemistry Seminars

Speaker From Where Time/Date/Place Title/Abstract
Student Seminar Series: Professor Jack Barbera Portland State University

Seminar: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 331 Smith Hall

Open Forum: 4:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 193 Kolthoff Hall

How Do We Know What Students Know? The Development and Evaluation of a Concept Inventory

Open Forum: Student Engagement in the Classroom

Special Seminar: Dmitry Koltun, Ph.D. Senior Research Scientist II, Gilead 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

Design and Synthesis of Potent and Selective CaMKII Inhibitor GS-122 and Late Current-Selective Sodium Channel Blockers


Professor Erin Carlson on climate, culture, and consequences panel

Professor Erin Carlson is one of the panelists for a “conversation on climate, culture, and consequences,” looking at gender and culture change in STEM, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Mississippi Room at the Coffman Memorial Union. For addition information, see the attached flyer or go to https://z.umn.edu/sciencetoo

Finance News: Help us help you. Calculating Person Months takes time!

When planning for your annual or final report submission, please leave sufficient time (at least three days) to request Person Months calculations from finance staff. These reports are generated on an as-needed basis, and require a thorough review of the payroll records for all employees paid by the grant.

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