Events and Seminars

Upcoming Events

2-4 p.m. Friday, August 25
SEIR 2nd floor lobby

All new and returning College of Science students are invited to our back-to-school mixer where you can make new friends and chat with faculty members from each of our departments. Refreshments will be served.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, August 28
Life Sciences Building east-side breezeway

Join the College of Science for our annual Maverick Stampede welcome back to school event! Come by and enjoy a free frozen treat from Beyond Ice and check out our student organization fair, where you can learn about some of the many science student orgs on campus.

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, September 27
SEIR 294

Join the Science Constituency Council for an informal Q&A with Dean Morteza Khaledi. The dean will discuss what's happening in the College of Science and answer your questions. Free pizza lunch will be served.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, October 4
SEIR 298, 2nd floor lobby

Interested in getting involved in research in the College of Science? Come by to learn about some of the exciting research going on in each of our departments. 
From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. there will be an info session with Kayunta Johnson-Winters, interim director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of chemistry. She will talk about the opportunities for students to do undergraduate research. That will be followed by a moderated Q&A panel of undergraduate student researchers, faculty and advisors.
From 12-1 p.m. there will be an informal mixer in the SEIR 2nd floor lobby where students can meet faculty members and ask questions about their research and what opportunities there are for undergraduate students to get involved.

3 p.m. Friday, October 20
CRB 114 (reception at 2:30 p.m. in CRB 112)

Join us for a special Distinguished Women in Science presentation by Alexandra Navrotsky, Ph.D., Regents Professor at Arizona State University, Director of the Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe, and National Academy of Sciences member. She has made major contributions to both mineralogy/geochemistry and to solid state chemistry/materials science. Her talk will be titled "Why I Count Calories for a Living."

7 p.m. Friday, October 27
UTA Planetarium theater (in the Chemistry & Physics Building)

Join us for a fun free movie night (movie announcement coming soon) in the comfy confines of the Planetarium! With Halloween only a few days away, the wearing of costumes is highly encouraged.


Each semester, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosts a weekly Seminar Series featuring a guest speaker discussing a topic related to their research. Seminars are held each Friday from 3-4 p.m. in W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building (CRB) Room 114 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments will be served in CRB Room 112 at 2:45 p.m. Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters is the faculty coordinator of the series.

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Host Type
Aug 25 COS Faculty/Student Mixer - No seminar (2-4 p.m. SEIR 2nd Floor Lobby)
Sep 1 Professor Graham Moran Loyola University, Chicago "A Seemingly Unnecessarily Elaborate Dehydrogenase" Kayunta Johnson-Winters In-person
Sep 8 Professor Jeanne Bolliger Oklahoma State University "Oxidative Cyclization Reactions for the Synthesis of Tricyclic Heteroarenes” Carl Lovely In-person
Sep 15 Professor Junha Jeon The University of Texas at Arlington "Synthesis and catalysis using organosilanes" Kayunta Johnson-Winters In-person
Sep 22 Professor Chris Chouinard Clemson University "Leveraging High-Resolution Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Approaches for Improved Biomolecular Identification" Joe Buonomo In-person
Sep 29 Professor Haibo Ge Texas Tech University "Distal Functionalization via Transition Metal Catalysis" Junha Jeon In-person
Oct 6 COS Faculty and Staff Meeting – No seminar
Oct 13 Professor Zachary Tonzetich University of San Antonio "Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Complexes Containing Pyrrole-Based Pincer Ligands” Purnendu Dasgupta In-person
Oct 20 Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky (Distinguished Women in Science Speaker Series) Arizona State University "Why I count calories for a living" Peter Kroll In-person
Oct 27 Dr. James Wu Alcon "Bio Material Research for Ophthalmic Applications” Rasika Dias In-person
Nov 3 Professor James E. Bruce The University of Washington "Protein interactome studies in aging and disease" Saiful Chowdhury In-person
Nov 10 Professor Rudi Fasan The University of Texas at Dallas "Chemoenzymatic strategies for the discovery and asymmetric synthesis of bioactive molecules" Joe Buonomo In-person
Nov 17 Professor Min Jae Lee Seoul National University "Homeostasis of the proteasome in health and disease" Kwangho Nam In-person
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Break – No seminar
Dec 1 Professor Corina Maeder Trinity University "Dissecting how Splicing Proteins Dib, Prp6 and Prp31 Impact Pre-mRNA Splicing" Kayunta Johnson-Winters In-person