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Past Events 2006-2015

NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fall Departmental Gathering & Awards

Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall
Please join us at the next chemistry departmental gathering, where we will recognize the Junior Scholar Award, W.D. Walters Teaching Award, and Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipients.
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OCTOBER 26, 2015 – OCTOBER 30, 2015

Undergraduate Advising Week

Hutch 404D, and as listed
Open Advising and Faculty Drop-in Advising is available for students with questions regarding chemistry programs or courses. 

AUGUST 17, 2015 • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

University of Rochester Chemistry Alumni social hour

250th ACS National Meeting, Boston Westin Waterfront, Revere Room
Come join alumni, faculty, friends and students at the ACS National Meeting for a social hour that includes hot and cold snacks and beverages. It is very close to the convention center. 

JULY 29, 2015 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2015 REU Poster Session

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Bldg.
Posters from summer research

MAY 28, 2015 • 4:00 PM

Chemistry-Biology Interface Retreat 2015

101 Goergen Hall
The retreat will focus on how the chemistry of guanine oxidation changes the biology of DNA.
Photographs

MAY 17, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2015

May Room, Wilson Commons, Sunday May 17th, 2p.m.
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2015.
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MAY 7, 2015 • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2015

Class of '62 Auditorium, URMC
The presentation of the 2015 Harrison Howe Award to Dr. David W.C. MacMillan.
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APRIL 30, 2015

Senior Poster Session 2015

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!

MARCH 30, 2015 – APRIL 3, 2015

Undergraduate Advising Week

Hutchison 404D, 460, 451, 124, 414
Open Advising and Faculty Drop-in Advising is available for students with questions regarding chemistry programs or courses. 

MARCH 6, 2015 • 2:00 PM

Professor Esther Conwell Memorial Service

UR Interfaith Chapel
The Department of Chemistry will host a memorial service to remember the life of Professor Esther Conwell.

JANUARY 7, 2015 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat 2015

Lodge in Buckland Park
Come for student talks, poster presentations, discussion, games and food!
Photographs

OCTOBER 27, 2014 – OCTOBER 31, 2014

Undergraduate Advising Week

Hutchison 404D, 460, 124
Open Advising and Faculty Drop-in Advising is available for students with questions regarding chemistry programs or courses. 

OCTOBER 18, 2014 • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Gates Happy Hour 2014

Havens Lounge- Wilson Commons
Faculty, alumni and guests are invited to attend this special Meliora weekend event.
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OCTOBER 8, 2014 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fall Get Together & Award Ceremony

Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall
Please join us at the next chemistry departmental get-together, where we will recognize the Junior Scholar Award, W.D. Walters Teaching Award, and Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipients.
Photographs

AUGUST 12, 2014 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

ACS UR Chemistry Alumni Social Hour

Room 2000, Moscone Center, West Building
ACS 248th National Meeting San Francisco, CA

MAY 29, 2014

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat 2014

101 Goergen Hall
The retreat will focus on modeling the folding and native structures of protein molecules.
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MAY 19, 2014 • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nanomaterials Symposium 2014

Goergen Hall, University of Rochester
The symposium topic this year is on bioinspired interfaces regarding the often complex interrelationships between bulk and surface properties of biological materials and synthetic soft materials.

MAY 18, 2014 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2014

May Room, Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2014.
Photographs

MAY 1, 2014 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Senior Poster Session 2014

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!
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NOVEMBER 15, 2013 • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fall Get Together & Award Ceremony

Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall
Department Pizza Party & W.D. Walters Teaching Award and Junior Scholar Award Celebrations
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NOVEMBER 14, 2013 • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship 2013

Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
There will be a reception following the award presentation and lecture in the Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall.

OCTOBER 12, 2013 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Gates Happy Hour 2013

Friel Lounge, Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall
A Happy Hour to enjoy refreshments with fellow Chemistry alumnaes.
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OCTOBER 7, 2013 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat 2013

Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 
Come for student talks, poster presentations, discussion, games and food!

JULY 31, 2013 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Chemistry REU Poster Session 2013

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
Chemistry REU students will present their research.

JUNE 7, 2013 • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat 2013

Staybridge Suites, Banquet Room, Lower Level
Annual Biological Chemistry Cluster Retreat for Training Grant
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MAY 20, 2013 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nanomaterials Symposium 2013

Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester (River Campus)
This is a one-day symposium on the necessary innovations in materials science and engineering needed to advance catalytic applications in the coming decades.

MAY 19, 2013 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2013

Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2013.
Photographs

MAY 3, 2013 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Senior Poster Session 2013

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!
Photographs

JANUARY 8, 2013 – JANUARY 9, 2013 • 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Scheduled Power Shutdown to Hutchison 3rd/4th floors, North End

Hutchison Hall
Between 6AM and 8PM on January 8, there will be NO electrical power to the NORTH half of the 3rd and 4th floors of Hutchison Hall. 

OCTOBER 9, 2012 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat 2012

Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Rd. 
Come for student talks, poster presentations, discussion, games and food!
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OCTOBER 2, 2012

Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2012

Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel
Xiaoliang Xie, Ph.D. to receive Harrison Howe

AUGUST 1, 2012 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Chemistry REU Poster Session 2012

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall, RC
Chemistry's summer research students will present their research results.

JUNE 8, 2012 • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat 2012

Staybridge Suites, Banquet Room, Lower Level
Annual Biological Chemistry Cluster Retreat for Training Grant
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MAY 21, 2012 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nanomaterials Symposium 2012

Sloan Auditorium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester
Registration is now open for this one-day symposium on innovations in materials science and engineering necessary in order to advance energy-related applications in the coming decades.

MAY 20, 2012 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2012

Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2012.
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MAY 4, 2012 • 11:00 AM – 12:29 PM

Senior Poster Session 2012

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!
Photographs

OCTOBER 22, 2011 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gates Happy Hour 2011

Gates Family Home
Department of Chemistry Alumni Social Hour

JUNE 9, 2011 – JUNE 10, 2011 • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat 2011

Thursday, HH 473; Friday, Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall & Sloan Auditorium
Biological Chemistry Cluster Annual Retreat

MAY 23, 2011 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nanomaterials Symposium 2011

Goergen Hall - Sloan Auditorium
Rochester Advanced Materials Program Symposium

MAY 20, 2011 – MAY 21, 2011

A Celebration in Honor of Richard Eisenberg

University of Rochester
An event to honor the many accomplishments in research, teaching, and mentoring of our colleague and friend, Rich Eisenberg.
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MAY 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2011

Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2011.
Photographs

APRIL 30, 2011 • 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Undergraduate Research Symposium (ACS)

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The University of Rochester Chemistry Department is hosting the 56th annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Research Symposium.

APRIL 29, 2011 – APRIL 30, 2011

Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2011

Auditorium in Georgen Hall
The Harrison Howe Award is dedicated to the memory of Harrison E. Howe, 1881—1942, a cofounder of the ACS Rochester Section and a well-known chemist, editor, and author.

FEBRUARY 22, 2011 • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Why Size Matters?

Pittsford Barnes and Noble Community Room (2nd floor), 3349 Monroe Ave.
Todd Krauss presents a Science Cafe Talk

NOVEMBER 9, 2010 • 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship 2010

Lander, Hutchison Hall
Prof. Xiaowei Zhuang of Harvard University has been selected to receive the Second Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize, and will be presenting a lecture on her current research.
Photographs

OCTOBER 15, 2010 • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meliora Weekend 2010

CSB 209 and Hutchison Hall 470
Chemistry Department Poster Session & Open House

OCTOBER 15, 2010

Esther Conwell Receives National Medal of Science

White House, Washington D.C.
Esther M. Conwell has received the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. She received her medal from the President in the White House.
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OCTOBER 11, 2010 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat 2010

Brighton Town Park
Annual meeting of chemists interested in Synthesis, Catalysis, And Mechanism ("SYCAM")

AUGUST 23, 2010 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

ACS Chemistry Alumni Social Hour

Boston, MA
240th ACS Meeting

JUNE 10, 2010 • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat 2010

Meliora Club, RC
Biological Chemistry Cluster Annual Retreat

JUNE 9, 2010 • 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Vincent du Vigneaud Lecture

URMC Class of 62 Auditorium with reception in the Forbes Lounge (overlooking Flaum Atrium)
Talks given by Scott Feller, Wabash College, and Peter Moore, Yale University, the first Vincent du Vigneaud Lecturer 

MAY 16, 2010

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2010

Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2010.
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FEBRUARY 19, 2010 • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACS Annual Dinner Meeting

Rick's Prime Rib restaurant in Gates
2010 ACS Rochester Section Annual Dinner Meeting

FEBRUARY 2, 2010 • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ACS Section "First Tuesday"

MacGregor's Grill & Tap Room 
Networking Mixer! We will be raffling off another copy of The Merck Index at 6:30 PM. Remember, you must be present to win!

NOVEMBER 12, 2009 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ACS Retired Chemists Luncheon & YCC Poster Session

Staybridge Suites - Rochester University
Joint meeting and poster session for the Rochester Secion of the ACS

OCTOBER 9, 2009 • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meliora Weekend 2009

CSB 209 and Hutchison Hall 470
Students from the Department will be presenting posters and following the poster session, the Department will be open for visitors.

OCTOBER 7, 2009

Goergen Teaching Awards 2009 - Todd Krauss

University of Rochester
In commemoration of Professor Todd Krauss' astounding teaching. 
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OCTOBER 5, 2009 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat 2009

Brighton Town Park, 777 Westfall Road
A gathering of the Synthesis, Catalysis, and Mechanism Cluster, including chemistry careers discussions and poster presentations. Three full meals provided!

OCTOBER 1, 2009 • 7:30 PM

Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2009

Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9525) and Sarah Flaum Atrium
The presentation of the 2009 Harrison Howe Award to Professor Carolyn Bertozzi.
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AUGUST 17, 2009 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Chemistry Alumni Social Hour

238th ACS Meeting - Washington, DC
A reunion of UR Chemistry alumni at the 238th ACS Meeting.

MAY 17, 2009 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2009

May Room, Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2009.
Photographs

MAY 1, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Chemistry Department Senior Picnic 2009

Genesee Valley Park
The picnic, put on by members of the Undergraduate Chemistry Council, celebrates our Chemistry senior graduating class. All are welcome to attend!

MAY 1, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Senior Poster Session 2009

CSB 209 
An annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their research. Please come support our seniors!

OCTOBER 17, 2008 • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Department Open House 2008

Hutchison Hall
A Department open house held for alumni, parents, and students attending Meliora Weekend.

OCTOBER 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

The Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship 2008

Hutchinson Hall 473
Prof. Sergey Kozmin of the University of Chicago has been selected to receive the Inaugural Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize, and will be presenting a lecture on his current research.
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SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

UR Alumni Social Hour

Room 112A, Pennysylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Alumni are cordially invited to attend a social hour taking place during the ACS 236th National Meeting and Exposition.

MAY 18, 2008 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2008

May Room, Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2008.
Photographs

MAY 2, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Chemistry Department Senior Picnic 2008

Roundhouse Shelter, Genesee Valley Park
The picnic, put on by members of the Undergraduate Chemistry Council, celebrates our Chemistry senior graduating class. All are welcome to attend!

MAY 2, 2008 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Senior Poster Session 2008

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
The Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their senior research. Please join us and support our seniors!

APRIL 8, 2008 • 2:30 PM

Symposium in Honor of Esther Conwell

Marriott Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences 
(at National ACS meeting in New Orleans, LA)

MARCH 18, 2008 • 3:30 PM

Harrison Howe Award Presentation 2008

Hubbell Auditorium (Hutchison Hall)
Daniel Nocera 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy"
Photographs

NOVEMBER 6, 2007 • 8:00 AM

Frontiers in Biomedical Nanotechnology

URMC -- The Class of 1962 Auditorium
A Nanotechnology Symposium hosted by the University of Rochester Medical Center.

OCTOBER 20, 2007 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gates Happy Hour 2007 - 75th Anniversary Celebration

The Gates Family Home
A Happy Hour at the Gates Family Home to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Graduate Program in Chemistry.
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OCTOBER 19, 2007 • 7:00 PM

Alumni Reception and Banquet - 75th Anniversary Celebration

Rochester Museum and Science Center
In conjunction with our commemorative event celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Chemistry’s graduate program, we hosted an Alumni Reception and Banquet following the afternoon Symposium.
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OCTOBER 19, 2007 • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Chemistry Symposium for Graduate Alumni - 75th Anniversary Celebration

Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
The Chemistry Department commemorated the 75th Anniversary of its doctoral program with a scientific symposium presented by alumni speakers, followed by a panel discussion and a doctoral reunion banqu
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JUNE 28, 2007

Retirement of John S. Muenter and Robert W. Kreilick

Oak Hill Country Club
The celebration of the retirement of John S. Muenter and Robert W. Kreilick.
Photographs

MAY 20, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2007

May Room, Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2007.
Photographs

MARCH 10, 2007 • 2:00 PM

Memorial Service for Carl A. Whiteman

Interfaith Chapel, River Campus
A memorial service for Carl A. Whiteman, laboratory instructor and research associate in the Department of Chemistry.

AUGUST 25, 2006 – AUGUST 26, 2006

Symposium Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Professor Douglas H. Turner

Hutchison Hall
A symposium celebrating the 60th birthday of Professor Douglas H. Turner.
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MAY 21, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2006

May Room, Wilson Commons
A ceremony for the chemistry graduates of the Class of 2006.
Photographs

APRIL 21, 2006 – APRIL 22, 2006

Symposium Honoring the 85th Birthday of Professor John R. Huizenga

Gowen Room, University of Rochester
A symposium honoring the 85th Birthday of Professor John R. Huizenga.
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APRIL 21, 2006

Banquet Honoring the 85th Birthday of Professor John R. Huizenga

University of Rochester
A banquet honoring the 85th Birthday of Professor John R. Huizenga.
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