Department Events

(listed in chronological order)

Upcoming Events

Past Events

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

Lander Auditorium, Hutchison Hall
There will be a reception following the award presentation and lecture in the Green Carpet Lounge of Hutchison Hall.
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July 31, 2013 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2013 Chemistry REU Poster Session

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall
Chemistry REU students will present their research.
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May 20, 2013 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century

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.
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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.
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October 2, 2012

2012 Harrison Howe Award Presentation

Rochester Riverside Radisson Hotel
Xiaoliang Xie, Ph.D. to receive Harrison Howe
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August 17, 2012 • 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

YCC Cookout

Riverbend Shelter @ Genesee Valley Park
Cookout and ACS National Meeting send-off!
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August 1, 2012 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2012 Chemistry REU Poster Session

Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall, RC
Chemistry's summer research students will present their research results.
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June 8, 2012 • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat

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

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century

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.
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October 22, 2011 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gates Happy Hour 2011

Gates Family Home
Department of Chemistry Alumni Social Hour
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June 9, 2011 – June 10, 2011 • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat

Thursday, HH 473; Friday, Munnerlyn Atrium of Goergen Hall & Sloan Auditorium
Biological Chemistry Cluster Annual Retreat
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May 23, 2011 • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century- Applications in Biomedicine

Goergen Hall - Sloan Auditorium
Rochester Advanced Materials Program Symposium
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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

Commencement 2011

Wilson Commons
The Chemistry and College Wide Commencement Ceremonies
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April 30, 2011 • 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

CALL FOR POSTERS - 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.
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April 29, 2011 – April 30, 2011

2011 Harrison Howe Award Winner Named

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.
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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
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November 9, 2010 • 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The 2nd Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship

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.
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October 15, 2010 • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meliora Weekend 2010

CSB 209 and Hutchison Hall 470
Chemistry Department Poster Session & Open House
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October 11, 2010 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat

Brighton Town Park
Annual meeting of chemists interested in Synthesis, Catalysis, And Mechanism ("SYCAM")
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August 23, 2010 • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

ACS Chemistry Alumni Social Hour

Boston, MA
240th ACS Meeting
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June 10, 2010 • 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Chemistry-Biology-Biophysics Interface Retreat

Meliora Club, RC
Biological Chemistry Cluster Annual Retreat
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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
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May 16, 2010

Commencement 2010

Wilson Commons
The Chemistry and College Wide Commencement Ceremonies
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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
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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!
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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
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October 22, 2009 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

YCC Meet and Greet

The Distillery, 1142 Mt. Hope Ave.
Younger Chemists Committee Fall Meet and Greet
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October 9, 2009 • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meliora Weekend-Poster Session and Chemistry Open House

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.
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October 5, 2009 • 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

SYCAM Cluster Retreat

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!
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October 1, 2009 • 7:30 PM

2009 Harrison Howe Award Lecture and Reception

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.
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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.
Event Website | Photographs
May 11, 2009 – May 12, 2009

Nanomaterials Symposium 2009

Sloan Auditorium & Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall, University of Rochester
A two-day symposium featuring talks by a number of leaders in the nanotechnology and materials fields.
Event Website | Photographs
May 1, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Senior Poster Session and Picnic

CSB 209 and Genesee Valley Park
An annual event which showcases all B.S. majors and their research. Please come support our seniors, and join us for a picnic afterward!
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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.
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October 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM

Inaugural Magomedov-Shcherbinina Memorial Prize and Lectureship

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.
Event Website | Photographs
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.
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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.
Event Website | Photographs
May 15, 2008 • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Senior and Faculty Luncheon

CSB 209
The Chemistry Department invite all senior chemistry students and faculty to the Annual Senior/Faculty Luncheon to share in a wonderful buffet and stimulating discussion.
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May 2, 2008 • 1:00 PM

Chemistry Department Senior Picnic

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!
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May 2, 2008 • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

2008 Senior Poster Session

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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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)

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March 18, 2008 • 3:30 PM

Harrison Howe Award Lecture

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

Event Website | 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.
Event Website
October 20, 2007 • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gates Happy Hour - 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.
Event Website | Photographs
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.
Event Website | 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.
Event Website | 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.
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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.
Event Website | Photographs
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.
Event Website | 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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