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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 Speaker Email 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 10, 2014 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, November 28, 2014 No seminar, Thanksgiving
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 TBA
Friday, December 5, 2014, 3 p.m. TBA
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 26, 2015, 3 p.m. Hilles 109 Dr. Sai Sriharsha Konda Department of Chemistry University of Delaware, DE TBA
Friday, April 3, 2015, 3 p.m. TBA
Friday, April 17, 2015, 3 p.m. 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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