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Chemistry Department plans fall seminar series

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College Department of Chemistry is hosting a series of five fall seminars. All will be held in Brown Auditorium's Hale Laboratory at 4:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

- Sept. 15, "Biomimetic Catalysis in Organic Synthesis," by Scott Miller, the Irénée du Pont Professor of Chemistry at Yale University. This seminar is sponsored by Organic Syntheses, Inc.

- Sept. 22, "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View," by Ephraim Woods III, assistant professor of chemistry at Colgate University.

- Sept. 29, "Thermal Chemistry of Monocyclic Vinycyclobutanes," by John Baldwin, distinguished professor of chemistry at Syracuse University.

- Oct. 13, "The Synthesis of Carbohydrate-Porphyrin Conjugates 'Carbophyrins´ 'ia Palladium Catalyzed Cross Coupling Approach," by Nicole Snyder, assistant professor of chemistry at Hamilton University.

- Nov. 3, "The Chemistry of Mercury at the Sea-Air Interface and its Importance in the Global Mercury Cycle," by Robert Mason, professor of marine sciences at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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September 8, 2009