Seminars and Events

The seminars below are open to the public. Seminars will be held on the date noted at 11:45 AM in Room 141 Hughes (unless otherwise indicated). Refreshments will be served at 11:30 AM. Parking is available across the street or in the North Campus Parking Garage. If there are any questions, please contact: Dr. Carole Dabney-Smith at

January 28th, 2021 | Organizational Meeting

February 4th, 2021 | No Seminar

February 11th, 2021 | Dissertation Scholar - W. Nethmi T. De Alwis

Designing Tailor-made Materials Tuned Through Dynamic Chemistries and Macromolecular Architecture

February 18th, 2021 |  Dr. Katrina Knauer

Novel Decomposition Pathways for Polyethylene Waste

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 | Beronda Montgomery, Ritter Lecturer

Cultivating a Career: From Seeds of Inspiration to a Harvest of Discovery

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February 25th, 2021 | Beronda Montgomery, Ritter Lecturer

Shaping Up and Responding: Color Vision and Light-Dependent Developmental Plasticity in Cyanobacteria.

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March 4th, 2021 | Meeting with the Chair and GAC

March 11th, 2021 | No Meeting

March 18th, 2021 |  Sujith Puthiyaveetil

Redox and light control of plastid gene transcription: signaling mechanisms and physiological effects

March, 25th, 2021 | TBA

April 1st, 2021 | Zachary Schultz

Plasmonics in Trace Detection and Nano-imaging

April 8th, 2021 | Town Hall with Chair and GAC

April 15th, 2021 | Joan-Emma Shea

April 22nd, 2021 | Scott Silverman

April 29th, 2021 | No Meeting

May 6th, 2021 | Peter Mahaffy