Skip to main content

Connecticut College presents spring seminars in Chemistry

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College Department of Chemistry will host a series of six spring seminars that will culminate with a presentation of student honors theses April 28. All seminars will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory on the Connecticut College campus and are free and open to the public.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

Feb. 3 - "Dimetallation Reactions in Organic Synthesis," by James P. Morken, professor of chemistry at Boston College. This lecture is sponsored by Organic Syntheses, Inc.

Feb. 17 - "New Methodologies in Surface Chemistry," by Wei Chen, associate professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College.

March 3 - "Solving Tough Metal-Ion Detection Problems with Fluorescent Polymers and Novel Ligand Designs," by Roy Planalp, associate professor of chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.

March 31 - "Development of Enabling Tools for the Glycoscientist," by Clay S. Bennett, a 1999 graduate of Connecticut College and an assistant professor of chemistry at Tufts University.

April 7 - "The Science of a Simple Meal: Bread, Cheese and Beer," by Casey C. Raymond, associate professor of chemistry at State University of New York at Oswego.

April 28 - Connecticut College student honors thesis presentations in chemistry.

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.

For more information, visit

-- CC --

January 28, 2009