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Seminar Schedule, Spring Semester, 2008


Jan 7

Wednesday

Exploring Bioactive Natural Products, From Trees to Seas.
Dr. Omar Christian
, University of the Virgin Islands
Room 113, 4:00 pm



Jan 14

Monday

Using the Computer to Elucidate the Reaction Mechanisms.
Dr. Hanbin Lin, University of Pittsburgh
Room 025, 12:00 pm


Jan 16

Wednesday

New Technology to Detect and Monitor the Post-Translational Modification Events that Commit Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Exit the Pluripotent State
.
Dr. Joshua J. Coon, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Jan 17

Thursday

TBA
.
Dr. James Wilson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Room 025, 4:00 pm


Jan 23

Wednesday

Puzzling Protons: Signatures of Large Amplitude Motions in Protonated and Hydrogen-Bonded Systems.
Dr. Anne McCoy, Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Jan 24

Thursday

Novel Immunomodulation: Metabolism & Bioactivity of Selective Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor Ligands.
Dr. Frank Foss, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Room 025, 4:00 pm


Jan 30

Wednesday

ACS Tour Speaker -Counterfeiting: Catch’em with Near Infrared
Dr. Donald Burns, Emeritus Los Alamos National Laboratory
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Feb 6

Wednesday

The Chemistry and Biology of Medicinally Important Natural Products.

Dr. Zhendong Jin, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Iowa
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Feb 13

Wednesday

Mechanical Linkages of the Pseudorotaxane Type in Small and Large Molecules.
Dr. Harry W. Gibson
, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Feb 20

Wednesday

Catalytic Asymmetric Dimetallation: New Opportunities for Asymmetric Synthesis
.
Dr. James P. Morken, Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Mar 4

Tuesday

HENRY J. SHINE LECTURE SERIES
- From fundamental research to applications: The olefin metathesis reaction.
Dr. Robert Grubbs, Nobel Laureate; Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Room 107, 7:30 pm


Mar 5

Wednesday

HENRY J. SHINE LECTURE SERIES - The design and synthesis of new olefin metathesis catalysts.
Dr. Robert Grubbs, Nobel Laureate; Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Room 107, 12:00 noon


Mar 12

Wednesday

Combining Magnetic Sample Modulation and Contact-Mode AFM to Map Magnetic Nanomaterials on Surfaces
.
Dr. Jayne Garno, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Mar 13

Thursday

The function and producer of Norzoanthamine, a promising candidate for antiosteoporotic drug
.
Dr. Seketsu Fukuzawa, Department of Chemistry, School of Science, University of Tokyo
Room 101, 4:00 pm


Mar 26

Wednesday

Part I: Design of Online Pre-Lecture Quizzes for Organic Chemistry Courses
Part II: Assessment of Stereochemistry Understanding Through Formal Interviews.
Dr. Tyson Miller, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Apr 2

Wednesday

Linear dichroism spectroscopy of gas phase molecules: method and application.
Dr. Wei Kong, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Apr 11

Friday

Teaching Invention and Innovation to K-12.
Dr. Howard M. Peters,
Past Member of the ACS Board of Directors
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Apr 23

Wednesday

Ab Initio Treatment of Strongly Correlated Electron Materials: From Spintronics to Corrosion.
Dr. Emily Carter, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Room 113, 4:00 pm


Apr 24

Thursday

MALDI TOF/TOF 4800 Plus and Its Application.
Dr. Masoud Zabet-Moghaddam, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 025, 4:00 pm


Apr 29

Tuesday

Wrapping it up. A Retrospective. 1954-2008 and My Latest Research
.
Dr. Henry J. Shine, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University
Room 107, 4:00 pm

 

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