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Spring 2010

Faculty Seminars

Seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays unless otherwise specified. Refreshments are served at 3:45 p.m. For more information call (502) 852-6798.

January 8

Cancelled - No Seminar

January 12

Dr. Justin Ragains
Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Host(s):
Dr. George Pack
Title:  Diradicals, Dauers and Dots:  Chemical Synthesis Applied to Problems in Chemistry and Biology
Location/Time:  Shumaker Research Building 139 at 2 pm

January 15

Dr. Marc Maynor
University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host(s):
Dr. George Pack
Title:  I)  Cross-Responsive Polythiophenes:  A Unique Approach
               towards Molecular Recognition and Molecular Sensing
           II) Supramolecular Approach for the Determination of
               Identity, Concentration, and Enantiomeric Excess of
               Chiral Carboxylates

January 20

Dr. Andrew Mitchell
University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s):
Dr. George Pack
Title:  I) Synthesis of Dialkyl Ethers from Acetals and Potassium
              Organotrifluoroborates

         
II) Cascade Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers via the Tandem
              Mukaiyama Aldol-Lactonization
Location/Time:  Shumaker Research Building 139 at 3 pm

January 22

Dr. Hao Xu
Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Host(s): Dr. George Pack
Title:  Searching for New Reactivity with Selectivity
           I)  The Total Synthesis of 1-O-Methyllateriflorone
           II) Asymmetric Catalysis of Strong Acid-Catalyzed
               Reactions with Chiral H-Bond Donors

Thursday, February 4

Dr. Bill Baker
University of South Florida, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. Frederick Luzzio
Brown and Williamson Lecture
Title: Antarctic Research Above and Below the Water
Location/Time:  Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, Lower Level West at 2:30 pm

Friday, February 5

Dr. Bill Baker
University of South Florida, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. Frederick Luzzio
Brown and Williamson Lecture
Title: Cold Water Chemistry

February 19

Dr. Neal Stolowich
Title: Introduction to VNMRJ - beginners

This session is aimed at all new users with little or no
NMR experience, as well as recommended for current
users who have not used the new software on the 400
since VJ will replace 6.1B on INOVA500

Location/Time: Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 3:30 pm

February 26

Dr. Neal Stolowich
Title: Introduction to VNMRJ - current VJ users

Location/Time: Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 3:30 pm

March 5

Dr. Neal Stolowich
Title: Introduction to Chempack - the future VJ walkup interface

Location/Time: Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 3:30 pm

March 12

Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong
State University of New York at Binghamton, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. Frank Zamborini
Title: Metal and Magnetic Core-Shell Nanoparticles:
         Chemically/Biologically Sensitive Nanoprobes

March 19

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 26

Dr. Eike Bauer
University of Missouri - St. Louis, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host(s): Dr. Craig Grapperhaus
Title:  Novel Iron Complexes and their Catalytic Activity in C-C
          and C-O Bond Forming Reactions

April 2

Dr. Richard Taylor
University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s):  Dr. Michael Nantz
Title:  New Sources of Chemical Diversity Inspired by Polyketide Biosynthesis
 

April 9

Dr. Fred E. Regnier
Purdue University, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. Xiang Zhang
Title: Proteomics Approaches to the Study of Oxidative Stress Initiated
         Post-Translational Modifications of Proteins

Monday, April 12

Dr. Yimin Zhu
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. George Pack
Title: Development of Chemical Probes for Studying Bacterial Chemotaxis
Location/Time:  J.B. Speed Building Room 100 at 11:30 am

Thursday, April 15

Dr. Akin Akdag
University of Colorado at Boulder, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Host(s): Dr. George Pack
Title: Singlet Fission: An Organic Approach to Increase the Efficiency of
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Location/Time:  Chemistry Building, Room LL16 at 2:30 pm

April 16 - Canceled

Dr. Leonidas G. Bachas
University of Kentucky, Dept. of Chemistry
Host(s): Dr. Frank Zamborini
title TBA

Student Seminars

Graduate student seminars are held in the Chemistry Building, Room LL-16 at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise specified. For more information, call (502) 852-6798.

January 7

Mandatory Organizational Meeting

January 14

open

January 21

open

January 28

open

February 4

open

February 11

open

February 18

open

February 25

open

March 4

open

March 11

Stephanie Mattingly (L) - Introduction Overheads Video

March 22

Magdalena Dailey - Ph.D. Defense - Abstract
Location/Time: SRB 139 at 11:00am

March 25

open

April 6

Lanlan Bao (L) - Introduction Overheads Video
Location/Time: SRB 139 at 2:30pm

April 8

Mohammed Marei (L) - Introduction Overheads Video

April 16 (Date change)

Jacob Donlon (L) - Introduction Overheads Video
Location/Time: CB LL16 at 4:00pm

April 22

Junbin Han (L) - Introduction Overheads Video

June 1

Jacob Donlon (L) - Introduction Overheads Video
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