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Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester, 2003


Jan 15

Wednesday

The Effect of Placement Tests and Remedial Courses in the Chemistry Curriculum: A Six Year Study of Freshman Chemistry at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Gregory I. Gellene, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Jan 22

Wednesday

Radical-radical Coupling Networks in Planta and Dirigent Proteins: Regio and Stereoselective Coupling Control Mechanisms.

Dr. Norm Lewis, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Jan 23
Thursday

Unimolecular Rate Theory. Importance in Organic Biradical Kinetics, SN2 Nucleophilic Substitution, and Protonated Peptide Ion SID.

Dr. William L. Hase, Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Jan 29

Wednesday

Direct Dynamics Studies of SN2 Reaction. 
Dr. Kihyung Song, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 6

Thursday

Molecular Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics and Wavelet Technology.
Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 12

Wednesday

The Total Synthesis of Polyguanidine Natural Products – A Progress Report.
  
Dr. Carl J. Lovely, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Feb 19

Wednesday

Supramolecular Chemistry of Nitrogen Oxides.
Dr. Dmitry M. Rudkevich, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Mar 5

Wednesday

Development of Sml2 Mediated Reactions with Enhanced Reactivity.
Dr. Goran Hilmersson, Department of Chemistry, Göteborg University, Sweden
Room 113, 12:00 noon

Mar 12

Wednesday

Polyredox Arrays Designed For Spin Alignment And Charge Capture.
Dr. Silas Blackstock, Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Mar 26

Wednesday

Metal Aryloxides: From Metallocalixarenes to Catalyst Models.
Dr. Tracy Hanna, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 1

Wednesday

Mass Spectrometry Applications for Electrocatalysis. 
Dr. Helmut Baltruschat, University of Bonn, Germany
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 3

Thursday

Oxidative Activation of Arenols for Natural Products Synthesis.  
Dr. Stephané Quideau, European Institute of Chemistry and Biology and Molecular Chemistry Research Center, Bordeaux University, France
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 9

Wednesday

Electron Propagator Pictures of Chemical Bonding
Dr. Vincent Ortiz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kansas State University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 11

Friday

Preparative Liquid Chromatography. 
Dr. Georges Guiochon, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee and Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 16

Wednesday

Molecular Recognition and Sensing of Organoamines Using Artificial Receptors. 

Dr. Kyo Han Ahn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 23

Wednesday

Computer Aided Design of Ion Receptors.
Dr. Benjamin P. Hay, Chemical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 28

Monday

Fine Particulate Organic Material in Urban Atmospheres. 
Dr. Delbert J. Eatough, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University,
Room 113, 12:00 noon


Apr 30

Wednesday

Lifetime Time Measurements of Crown Ether Complexes.
 
Dr. M. Thandi Buthelezi, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University
Room 113, 12:00 noon


May 5

Monday

G. Wilse Robinson Lecture Series -Synergisms in science: theory and experiment, research and teaching. 
Dr. Rudolph A. Marcus, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Room 107, 7:30 pm


May 6

Tuesday

G. Wilse Robinson Lecture Series -Strange Isotope Effects in Ozone in the Stratosphere and in the Laboratory.  Mass-independence and Mass-dependence. 
Dr. Rudolph A. Marcus, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Room 113, 12:00 noon

 

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