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Chemists Hold Diversity Conference

UA Chemistry Department to Host STEM Diversity Awareness Conference The University of Alabama’s chemistry department will host a day-long symposium featuring research contributions of faculty who are traditionally underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Saturday, April 27, symposium will be held from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. in 1093 Shelby […]

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Nobel Laureate Lectures at UA

Dr. Robert H. Grubbs won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his ground-breaking research in developing new compounds with commercial applications. This April, Grubbs visited with students and faculty in the Department of Chemistry. Grubbs gave a public lecture, “Bugs, Windmills, and Victoria’s Secret: Fundamental Science to Commercial Products,” on Friday, April 19, 2013, […]

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Gupta Named Distinguished Research Professor

A chemistry professor who is internationally known for his expertise in investigating thin films and nanostructured materials for use in information technology and energy applications has been named a Distinguished University Research Professor by The University of Alabama Board of Trustees. Dr. Arunava Gupta, a professor in the College’s Department of Chemistry, received the appointment […]

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2013 Arduengo Lecture: Robert Grubbs

Lectures Design and Applications of Selective Metathesis Catalysts Thursday, April 18th, 2013 12:45 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) Bugs, Windmills, and Victoria’s Secret: Fundamental Science to Commercial Products Friday, April 19th, 2013 3:30 PM, Room 1004 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Professor Grubbs’ visit was cosponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership […]

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2013 Cava Lecture: Fraser Stoddart

Lectures Structure and Mechanism in Radical Mechanostereochemistry 12:45 PM, Thursday, February 14th, 2013 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Mingling Art and Science 2:00 PM, Friday, February 15th, 2013 1093 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Biography The academic career of Fraser Stoddart, who was born in the capital of Scotland on Victoria Day (24 May) in […]

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Discovery Still Has Impact 20 Years Later

Dr. Anthony J. Arduengo, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, made a discovery more than 20 years ago that changed the way chemists understand highly reactive substances known as carbenes. As he continues his research, Arduengo’s breakthrough continues to influence some of the most cutting edge research being done today. Chemists once viewed carbenes […]

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Fishing for Uranium

Chemistry Professor Researches Unlikely Resource in the Uranium Extraction Process More common than silver, tin, or mercury, uranium is found nearly everywhere on Earth — yet it is often difficult to obtain. On land, uranium mining is damaging to the environment and risky for workers. And though the world’s oceans contain some 4.6 billion tons […]

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2012 Arduengo Lecture: Robert Moss

Lectures Classic Carbenes and Carbene Complexes Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 12:45 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) A Chemist’s Avocation: A Celebration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes Friday, March 23rd, 2012 3:30 PM Room 1093 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Biography Professor Robert A. Moss is Research Professor and Louis P. Hammett […]

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2011 Cava Lecture: Kyriacos Costa Nicolaou

Lectures Molecules That Changed the World 4:00 PM, Monday, September 19th, 2011 1004 Shelby Hall (General Interest Talk) Maitotoxin:  An Inspiration for Synthesis 12:45 PM, Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Talk) Biography Kyriacos Costa (KC) Nicolaou was born on July 5, 1946 in Cyprus, where he grew up and went to school […]

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2011 Arduengo Lecture: Konrad Seppelt

Lectures A Chemist’s Way of Thinking Monday, February 21, 2011 4:00 p.m. Room 1004 Shelby Hall (General Audience Lecture) Generation of (Radical) Cations by Means of Extreme Oxidants Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:45 p.m. Room 1093 Shelby Hall (Technical Lecture) Biography Professor Doctor Konrad Seppelt, Professor of Chemistry at the Free University of Berlin, was […]

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