Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Feel the Chemistry

My office is in the same building as the Chemistry Department. It's in a renovated portion of a storage room in the basement, but it's nicely done, so it's not as bad as it sounds besides the poor cell phone reception.

In the classroom right next to my office, Chemistry holds weekly departmental seminars, where they bring in experts from around the world to hold lectures. The following are some of the exciting topics recently:
  • Tuning Photophysical Properties with ancillary Ligands in Ru(II) Mono-Diimine Complexes

  • Meso-Tetraarylporphyrins - Synthesis of, Selective Derivatization, and Possibilities of Application

  • Catalytic and Regulatory Mechanisms of Tyrosine Hydroxylase

    ...and everyone's favorite...

  • Nanomolecular Architectures: The Application of Crystal Engineering to Metallodendritic Assembly

Mixed in with all these loquaciously incomprehensible seminar sessions is this presentation coming up in a couple weeks:
  • How To Make Your Students Hate You Less If Not Necessarily Love You More

I might just attend that session instead of only eating their treats and going back to my office.

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