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Bradley Nilsson Recipient of the 2016 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


Bradley Nilsson Chemistry Professor Bradley Nilsson has been selected to receive the 2016 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award will be presented at a special award ceremony in the Hawkins Carlson Room located in Rush Rhees Library at 4:00pm on Wednesday October 5, 2016, just before Meliora Weekend.

The award recognizes Professor Nilsson for his excellence in teaching the first semester undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory courses, and the second semester organic chemistry lecture courses. He also developed a graduate level course in Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology; advanced undergraduate students account for 84% of student enrollment. Along with classroom performance, the award recognizes innovation in course design and curriculum, teaching methods and style, integration of research and teaching, and the ability to create a rigorous and relevant environment in the classroom, where students of all abilities and experiences with chemistry are stimulated and challenged. (more)


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July 8, 2016
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June 24, 2016
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June 9, 2016
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May 20, 2016
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May 10, 2016
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May 6, 2016
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September 28, 2016 • 12:00 PM
Electron Transport Through Molecules: Toward Accurate and Efficient Large Scale Simulations
Rachel Carey
Lander Aud., Hutchison Hall

September 29, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Parahydrogen Induced Polarization in NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging
Professor Simon Duckett
Hutchison Hall 473

September 30, 2016 • 12:00 PM
» Seymour Rothchild Lecture
DNA Signaling
Professor Jacqueline K. Barton
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

October 3, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification
Professor Kyle Lancaster
Hutchison Hall 473

October 5, 2016 • 12:00 PM
Molecular conduction and beyond
Professor Abraham Nitzan
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

October 5, 2016 • 3:30 PM
I. Mechanistic Studies, Optimization, and Further Applications of the Organocatalytic α -Hydroxymethylation of Aldehydes II. Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of FK-506
Kyle Biegasiewicz
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium

October 7, 2016 • 9:00 AM
Engineering Proteins for Selective Catalysis
Professor Jared Lewis
Hutchison Hall 473

October 10, 2016 • 4:00 PM
Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport
Professor Libai Huang
Hutchison Hall 473

October 14, 2016 • 9:00 AM
From Organic Synthesis to Chemical Biology
Professor Charles Jakobsche
Hutchison Hall 473

October 19, 2016 • 12:00 PM
Quantum-Classical Path Integral Simulation of Condensed Phase Dynamics
Professor Nancy Makri
Hutchison Hall 140, Lander Auditorium