Events & Seminars

The 2014 Chemistry Alumni Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the beautiful Integrated Sciences Building (ISB). We will once again be honoring two of Chemistry's towering figures, Professors George Richason, Jr. and Richard Stein, people who have created much of the excellence that is Chemistry at UMass Amherst. This event is part of the university-wide Alumni Weekend.

Check out what the University has planned for alumni weekend as well. Go to http://umassalumni.com/alumni-weekend/

Please RSVP by calling or emailing our Alumni Coordinator, Carrie Morrison Penland, at 413.545.2585 or carriemp@chem.umass.edu. Starting in April you can also register online at http://umassalumni.com/alumni-weekend/register/

We look forward to seeing you in June 2014!

May 2, 2014-Friday
Models to Medicine Center of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences
Kick-off symposium on “Models to Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities”
For more information ...

Senior & Awards Dinner
Tuesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m.-Campus Center Amherst Room.

April 3, 2014-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Five College Seminar-Mount Holyoke Hosting
Professor Dennis A. Dougherty, California Inst. of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

February 27, 2014-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Marvin Rausch Lectureship in Organometallic Chemistry
Professor Tobin J. Marks, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, "Thermodynamic Strategies for Designing New Catalytic Processes"

Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule

October 10, 2013-Thursday, LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry
Professor Peter Schultz, Department of Chemistry, Scripps Institute, "Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology: From Stem Cells to the Genetic Code"

October 3, 2013-Thursday, LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Stein-Bayer Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry
Professor Christopher Ober, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, "Polymer Brushes: Patternable Structures as Interfaces with the Biological Environment"

ResearchFest 2013-Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Senior & Awards Dinner
Tuesday, May 1, 2013, 6:00 p.m.-Student Union Ballroom.

April 25, 2013-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Five College Seminar-UMass Amherst Hosting
Professor Geoffrey W. Coates, Cornell University, “New Polymers from Old Monomers: Advances Enabled through Catalyst Design and Discovery”

March 28, 2013-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Marvin Rausch Lectureship in Organometallic Chemistry
Professor Jerry L. Atwood, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri at Columbia, "Metal-Organic Nanocapsules for Targeted Drug Delivery"

October 17, 2012-Wednesday, LGRT 1634, 4 p.m.
William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry
Joint Seminar with VASCI
Professor Richard D. DiMarchi, Indiana University, Department of Chemistry, "Chemical Biotechnology Applied to Endocrine Hormones"

September 27, 2012-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Stein-Bayer Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry
Professor Frank Bates, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, "Block Copolymer Micelles: From Delicate Liquids to Tough Plastics"

ResearchFest 2012-Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chemistry ALUMNI REUNION 2012
The Chemistry Reunion was held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in the beautiful Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Department of Chemistry honored Emeriti faculty, staff, and family.

Senior & Awards Dinner
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
Check out the photos and list of award winners ...

April 12, 2012-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Marvin Rausch Lectureship in Organometallic Chemistry
Professor Robert Bergman, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, "Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems"

October 20, 2011-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Stein-Bayer Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry (PDF)
Professor Mohan Srinivasarao, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Optics in the Natural World: Iridescent Colors of Butterflies and the Twisted Beetle!"

October 13, 2011-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Joint Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Seminar
Professor Matt Kipper, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Colorado State University, "Sweet Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering: The Secret Lives of Polysaccharides"

October 6, 2011-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry (PDF)
Professor Hagan Bayley, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, "Engineered Protein Pores for Nanotechnology"

September 29, 2011-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Procter & Gamble Honorary Seminar in Chemistry (PDF)
Professor Benjamin Cravatt, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, "Activity-Based Proteomics - Applications for Enzyme and Inhibitor Discovery"

ResearchFest 2011-Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Senior Awards Dinner-Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Marvin Rausch Lectureship in Organometallic Chemistry (PDF)
Professor Thomas E. Bitterwolf, University of Idaho, Department of Chemistry, “‘And then a Miracle Occurs’: Recent Adventures in Mechanistic Inorganic Photochemistry”

November 18, 2010-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry (PDF)
Professor Harry B. Gray, California Inst. of Technology, "The Solar Army"

October 22-Friday, 2010-LGRT 1634, 12:05 p.m.
Five College Seminar-Amherst College Hosting
Professor Ken A. Dill, University of California-San Francisco, “Dynamics and noise in small systems: A dynamical principle called Maximum Caliber”

October 21, 2010-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Stein-Bayer Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry (PDF)
Professor James R. Heath, California Inst. of Technology, "Interrogating the paradoxical relationship between cancer and the immune system, with applications to melanoma and glioblastoma cancer patients"

September 30, 2010-LGRT 1634, 11:15 a.m.
Procter & Gamble Honorary Seminar in Chemistry
Professor Paul Yager, University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering, "Microfluidics 2.0: Point-of-Care Diagnostics for the Developed and Developing World"

ResearchFest 2010-Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 Reaction Mechanisms Conference held at UMass Amherst on June 2010

Senior Awards Dinner-Tuesday, May 4, 2010

December 3, 2009-ISB 135, 5:00 p.m.
Procter & Gamble Honorary Seminar in Chemistry
Professor Amit Meller, Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics

October 28, 2009-Wednesday
William E. Mahoney Annual Lecture in Chemistry
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, University of California at San Diego

October 1, 2009-ISB 135, 5:00 p.m.
Stein-Bayer Honorary Seminar in Polymer Chemistry
Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman, NASA, "Getting Material Science off the Ground"

Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) Dedication- Monday, September 14, 2009

ResearchFest 2009-Tuesday, September 1, 2009

All Alumni are cordially invited to the Chemistry Alumni Reunion 2009 on Saturday, June 6, Featuring Lectures on INDUSTRIAL CONNECTIONS by varous speakers, including our own Professor Ray D'Alonzo.

Senior Awards Dinner-Tuesday, May 12, 2009