January 30, 2015

Chemistry colloquia continues Jan. 30

UNL’s Department of Chemistry will continue a spring colloquia, “UNL Chemistry — Pushing the Science to the Disciplinary Boundaries and Beyond,” at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Hamilton Hall, Room 112.

The colloquia are presented most Fridays at 3:30 p.m. through May 1. The talks are free and open to the public.

George M. Bodner, Purdue University, will present, “I’m Finally Beginning to Understand Why I Didn’t Understand…,” during the Jan. 30 talk.

Other presentations in the series are:

  • Feb. 6 — “Forensics, Metabolomics and Molecular Imaging by Mass Spectrometry,” Facundo M. Fernandez, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Feb. 13 — “Informing the Search for Bioactive Natural Products through Fundamental Science,” Robert H. Cichewicz, University of Oklahoma

  • Feb. 20 — “Measuring Learning in Chemistry: What We Want and What We Know,” Thomas Holme, Iowa State University

  • Feb. 27 — “Testing What We Teach: Developing an Assessment for General Chemistry to Encourage Student Linking of Concepts,” Scott E. Lewis, University of South Florida

  • March 6 — ““Probing Spatiotemporal Regulation of Signal Transduction in Living Cells,” Jin Zhang, Johns Hopkins University

  • March 13 — “Expanding the Imaging Toolbox,” Jennifer A. Prescher, University of California, Irvine

  • March 20 — “Molecular Catalysis Science. Nanoparticle Synthesis, and Instrument Development for Characterization Under Reaction Conditions. Conquering Catalytic Complexity,” Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley

  • March 27 — No lecture due to Spring Break

  • March 31 — UNL Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Symposium, Lied Commons, hosted by Gerard Harbison and Robert Powers

  • April 3 — “Radical Mass Spectrometry as a New Frontier for Bioanalysis,” Yu Xia, Purdue University

  • April 17 — “Next Generation Therapeutic Targets: Multidrug Resistance and Regenerative Medicine,” Jean Chmielewski, Purdue University

  • April 24 — Graduate and undergraduate student awards

  • May 1 — Lecture title to be announced, Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University

For updated information or time changes, go to http://chem.unl.edu/colloquia-schedule.