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Haverford College
Department of Chemistry

Haverford Chemistry Colloquium

Each Friday afternoon (and occasionally at other times) during the academic year, students and faculty meet together to learn about and discuss some topic of cutting-edge research in Chemistry or related fields at our departmental seminar. Each year we invite about a dozen leading scientists from other academic institutions, industry or government labs to make presentations at our seminar. A schedule for upcoming seminars by outside speakers is shown below; these seminars are open to the public and frequently attract chemists from the Philadelphia area. On Friday afternoons when we do not have an outside speaker, our seminar is led by our students discussing their senior research projects.

The Chemistry Colloquium at Bryn Mawr College provides our students and faculty additional opportunities to hear and meet with noted chemists and other scientists doing work of interest to chemists.

Chemistry Seminars scheduled for 2014-15 at Haverford College are listed below. Also check the calendar listing below to confirm dates, times and locations for seminars scheduled within the next few weeks.

Chemistry Colloquium 2014-15

Date Location Speaker/Event Talk Title
Friday, September 12, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Assistant Professor Lou Charkoudian and Associate Professor Casey Londergan joint presentation "Enzyme Mechanisms: Technique monitors fast motions of acyl carrier protein ‘arm’"
Friday, September 19, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 William Wuest, Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry Temple University “Draining the Moat:A Natural Product-Inspired Approach to Combat Biofilms ”
Friday, September 26, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Catherine Oertel Associate Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Oberlin College "Inspired by Corrosion: Synthesis and Crystal Chemistry of Lead Oxide Carboxylates"
Friday, October 03, 2014 Hilles 109 Helen White, Shelby Lyons and Max Charles Presentation "Adding to our Chemical World"
Friday, October 10, 2014 Hilles 109 No seminar, just before Fall Break
Friday, October 17, 2014 No seminar, Fall Break
Friday, October 24, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Anna Brockway, Haverford '12 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Washington, DC “Solar Power in the United States: On the Way to a Renewable Energy Future”
Friday, October 31, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Abby Healy, Jennie Willemsen and Beatrice Ary Presentations
Friday, November 7, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Gurt Lynch, Kylen Solvik and Kevin Gillespie Presentations
Friday, November 14, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Karina Weiner, Shana Burstein and Rebecca Wai Presentations
Friday, November 7, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Niki von Krusenstiern, Connie Friedman and Sergio Pineda Presentations
Friday, November 28, 2014 No seminar, Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Sharpless Auditorium William Lubell - Distinguished Philips Visitor Professor of Chemistry Director of the Montréal Centre for Combinatorial Chemistry University of Montreal, Canada "Experiential learning approaches for teaching about molecules in elementary school using art and experimentation”
Friday, December 5, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 William Lubell - Distinguished Philips Visitor Professor of Chemistry Director of the Montréal Centre for Combinatorial Chemistry University of Montreal, Canada "Azapeptide tools for studying peptide chemical-biology in pursuit of CD36 receptor modulators to treat age-related macular degeneration”
Friday, December 12, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Arthur Palmer Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Columbia University, NY "Conformational dynamics in protein function: comparisons of mesophilic and thermophilic ribonuclease H enzymes"
Friday, January 23, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Shelby Lyons, Michael Gould, and Max Findley Presentations
Friday, January 30, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Minh Hoang, Emily McKinstry, and Mike Tentilucci Presentations
Friday, February 6, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Carolyn Poutasse, Clay Bloszies, and John Curry Presentations
Friday, February 13, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Diana Perry, Wilson Sinclair, and Julie Garlick Presentations
Friday, February 20, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Graham Lobel, Max Charles, and Jade Andrade Presentations
Friday, February 27, 2014, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Erin Berlew, Helen Yang, and Scott Huang Presentations
Friday, March 6, 2015 No seminar, just before Spring Break
Friday, March 13, 2015 No seminar, Spring Break
Friday, March 20, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Jason Schmink Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry Bryn Mawr College, PA TBA
Friday, March 27, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Dr. Sai Sriharsha Konda Department of Chemisty University of Delaware, DE TBA
Friday, April 3, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Lynne Elkins Department of Geology Bryn Mawr College, PA TBA
Friday, April 17, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Deanna Zubris Associate Professor of Chemistry Villanova University, PA TBA
Friday, April 24, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Craig Townsend Professor Department of Chemistry Johns Hopkins University, MD TBA
Friday, May 1, 2015 No seminar, last day of classes, theses due

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