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The department hosts regular Colloquia meetings to introduce students to a broad range of topics currently being explored by scientists in labs at Swarthmore and other institutions.


Organizational Meeting

The date and time for the next Organizational Meeting is Monday, August 30, 2021, from 12:25-1:00 pm, in SCI 181.  Discussion of requirements, journal club, speaker introductions, reflections papers, etc.



Chemistry Colloquium Series

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022


Thursday, September 16    

Professor Robert Paley, Swarthmore College

"Adventures in Planar Chirality: The Final Chapter (with a Happy Ending)"


Thursday, September 30

Professor Todd Strochlic, Drexel University

"Redefining the Regulatory Mechanism of a Master Kinase"


Thursday, October 21

Professor Janez Plavec, Slovenian NMR Centre

"Exciting NMR Structures of G-rich DNA Repeats"


Thursday, November 11

Professor Michael Campbell, Barnard College

"Exploring the Redox Chemistry of Dinuclear Silver Catalysts"


Thursday, February 3

Professor Joseph Francisco, University of Pennsylvania

"A Fresh Look at the Chemistry Behind Acid Rain"


Thursday, February 24

Professor Catherine Murphy (University of Illinois)

"Gold Nanocrystals:  Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology"


Thursday, March 3

Professor Daniela Fera, Swarthmore College

"Dissecting Virus-Antibody Interactions and Co-Evolution"



View archived schedules here.