Seminars and Lectures


students in a chemistry lecture

Visit our events calendar to find out about upcoming events.

Request a seminar by UA faculty

Department faculty are available to give research and/or recruiting seminars at your college or university.  Details on available faculty and seminar topics can be found on the seminar request page.

Regular Events

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosts four seminar/lecture series, which run concurrently throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Department Seminars

Well attended by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members, these seminars bring to campus professors from other universities, researchers from nationally prominent facilities and others to discuss their recent work.

Graduate Seminars

All graduate students attend these seminars, at which their fellow master’s and doctoral students present papers on their own research in the field, and all graduate students are required to give a seminar on their research while in residence. See the Graduate Seminar Guidelines for more details.

Arduengo Endowed Lectureship

Established to honor the contributions of Professor Anthony J. Arduengo III, the Arduengo Lectureship is given annually by a world-renowned researcher in the area of main group element chemistry or physical organic chemistry. Arduengo lecturers are chosen by a faculty committee in recognition of their seminal contributions to the field. Each speaker gives both a technical talk and a general talk as part of the Arduengo Lecture. Learn more about the most recent Arduengo Lecturer, past lectures, and the series’ namesake.

Cava Endowed Lectureship

The Cava Lectureship, established in memory of Professor Michael P. Cava, recognizes preeminent scientists, primarily in the field of organic chemistry. Cava Lecturers typically present both a technical talk and a general audience talk during their time on campus. Learn more about the most recent Cava Lecturer, past lectures, and Dr. Cava.