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JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars

Useful information for seminar speakers can be found here.
Archives of past seminars can be found here.

Fall 2014

Seminars are in ISAT 159 at 3:35 pm unless otherwise noted.

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Fri., Aug. 29 Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)
CHEM 482
Fri., Sep. 12 JMU Undergraduates
Heather Rucker (VCU)
Kelly Du Pont (NIH)
Ruth Menger (WWUM)
Brenna Walsh (FIU)
Josh Temple (UCSD)
Matt Oehler (NIST)
Devin Woods (VCU)

(If you are a JMU Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry major who did science-related work outside of JMU during summer 2014, please contact Dr. Kevin Caran if you would like to present your work to the department.)
Summer Academic Experiences Outside of JMU
Fri., Sep. 26 Dr. Robert J. Davis
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Transformations of alcohols over solid catalysts

Thu., Oct. 2
1:30-3:30pm, Transitions, Warren Hall

Dr. Bill Wightman (JMU Art and Art History)
Dr. Jim Wightman (Virginia Tech Chemistry, retired)

Art & Science: Creative and Curricular Commonalities
This presentation is primarily for CHEM 135L students, but others are welcome to attend our annual celebration of Art and Science by this dynamic father and son team.
Fri., Oct. 3 Dr. Yanjie Zhang
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Research in the Zhang Laboratory-Thermodynamics in Interdisciplinary Studies

Tues., Oct. 7
Bioscience 1007

Douglas Dollemore
ACS Office of Public Affairs
Darcy Gentleman
ACS Office of Public Affairs
Speaking Simply: Communicating your science
ACS Program in a Box
Webinar Sponsored by JMU SAACS
Fri., Oct. 10 Dr. Jasmine Hunt Dmitriou
Energy & Environmental Policy Advisor
Office of Senator Dick Durbin
Washington, D.C.
Science Policy vs. Science for Policy: What it is and Who's Involved
Fri., Oct. 17 Dr. Ray Lundy
Director R&D/QA
Bazooka Candy Brands

Confectionery Chemistry and Other Musings
National Chemistry Week Kickoff Seminar
Sponsored by JMU SAACS

Fri., Oct. 24 Dr. Todd Koch
Sr. Director, Analytical Services
Global R&D Operations
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Richmond, VA
Branding, Innovation and Science in Consumer Healthcare

Fri., Oct. 24
Talk at 7:30pm in ISAT 159
Full meeting schedule here

Dr. Daniel M. Downey
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Water Chemistry of North Branch Simpson Creek and the Rich Hole Wilderness Fire
Meeting of the Virginia Local Section of the American Chemical Society

Fri., Oct. 31 Alumni Speakers
Justin Meadows, JMU '00
Lisa Kilday, JMU '98
Dominick Pastore, JMU '85
Homecoming Roundtable
Fri., Nov. 7 Ms. Lucy Green, M.F.A.
University Writing Center
James Madison University
The Writing Process


Spring 2015


Fri., Feb. 6 Dr. Amanda J. Morris
Department of Chemisry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Fri., Feb 13 Faculty Speakers TBA JMU Faculty Research Opportunities
Presented by the Student Affiliates of the ACS
Fri., Feb 20

Dr. Kathlynn C. Brown
Program Director of Functional Peptide Development
SRI International
Harrisonburg, VA

Mining for Tumor Targeting Peptides-New Ligands for Molecular Imaging & Personalized Therapies
Fri., Feb 27 Dr. Markus Etzkorn
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Fri., Apr 10 Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)
CHEM 482
Fri., Apr 17 Reserved for Literature and Seminar class
(No regular seminar)
CHEM 482

Fall 2015

Fri., Oct 16

Dr. J. V. Ortiz
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Auburn University
Auburn, AL


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