News & Events


The chemistry department’s research is regularly featured in journals, publications, and news outlets. In addition, our faculty consistently garner awards and recognitions for their work. See our news archive for past stories.

Each semester the department also sponsors numerous events and seminars on chemistry-related topics. View our listing of departmental events and check out our seminar and colloquia schedule for this year’s presentations. These provide opportunities to learn about the latest research projects in chemistry while networking with fellow researchers, faculty, and students.

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Upcoming Speakers

Colloquium: "Design and Redesign of Sustainable Engineered Nanomaterials"

Professor Christy Haynes

Wed, April 19, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall 140 (RC)

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Organic Seminar: "Cross-Coupling as a Platform for Olefin Dicarbofunctionalization"

Professor Ramesh Giri

Fri, April 21, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Inorganic Seminar: "Illuminating Metals: Fluorescent Probes for the Study of Cellular Magnesium Homeostasis"

Professor Daniela Buccella

Mon, April 24, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Organic Seminar: Enolate Structure: Aggregation, Solvation, Stereoselectivity and Mechanism of an Azaadol Addition

Analuz Mark, 3rd Year Talk

Fri, April 28, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Charles F. Hutchison Lecture Series: "Generation and Characterization of Primary Copper(I)-Dioxygen Adducts: A Bioinorganic Perspective"

Kenneth D. Karlin

Mon, May 01, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
473 Hutchison Hall

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Recent News

Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

April 20, 2017

Several chemistry majors have been awarded Chemistry Awards and will be recognized at this year’s Chemistry Diploma Ceremony, on May 21, 2017.


Yifei Liang, Rachel Clune and Merjema Purak win University awards!

April 20, 2017

The 2017 Janet Howell Clark Prize is being awarded to Yifei Liang (CHM BS ’17). The Janet Howell Clark Prize is awarded annually to a senior woman who has shown the greatest promise in creative work in astronomy, biology, chemistry, or physics, and who has shown outstanding versatility in the mastery of allied fields. Selection is based on recommendations by the respective departments, which are evaluated by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College. The award consists of a cash prize and recognition at a special senior ceremony the Saturday of commencement. Yifei will also be recognized at the Chemistry Diploma Ceremony.


Matson, Wojtovich receive Furth Fund awards

April 17, 2017

kara-brenEllen Matson, assistant professor of chemistry, and Andrew Wojtovich, assistant professor of anesthisiology, are recipients of the 2017 Furth Fund awards from the Provost's Office. 


Upcoming Departmental Events

Senior Thesis Poster Session 2017

Fri, May 05, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robert B. Goergen Hall, Munnerlyn Atrium

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Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2017

Sun, May 21, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May Room, Wilson Commons

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