2007 - Chemistry

Chemistry for the 21st Century
November 2 - 4, 2007

Welcome Yale Alumni in Chemistry. You are warmly invited to a special weekend in New Haven for alumni of the graduate program in Chemistry

  • see old friends, colleagues and mentors
  • revisit favorite places on campus
  • tour the new Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building
  • explore the future of chemistry at a series of alumni panels
  • engage in lively discussions
  • enjoy festive meals and receptions with fellow alumni in Chemistry from all eras

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM


Friday, November 2


REGISTRATION

9:00am – 1:30pm    

Rose Alumni House
232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm)

2:00 – 5:30pm    

Sterling Chemistry Labratory (main entrance)
225 Prospect Street

6:00 - 7:00pm    

University Commons
Corner of Grove and Prospect Streets
     

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

1:00 – 2:00pm    

Special Tour of Yale University Art Gallery - African Art
1111 Chapel Street

A tour of the new African Art installation in the Yale University Art Gallery led by curator Frederick Lamp '82 PhD, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art.

2:00 – 4:00pm    

Chemistry Open House
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
225 Prospect Street

An informal open house with continuous brief tours of the department, including the new Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building, led by graduate students.

3:00 – 4:00pm    

Walking Tour of Science Hill

A tour of Science Hill with commentary on new buildings and renovations in the master plan, including those not yet under construction. Tour guide to be announced. Meet at the entrance of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory.
     

CONFERENCE

4:00 – 5:30pm    

Poster Session with Current Graduate Students
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
225 Prospect Street

Meet current graduate students in Chemistry and talk with them about the exciting research they are conducting. Alumni are also welcome to present posters.

5:45 – 6:45pm    

Reception

University Commons
Corner of Grove and Prospect Streets

7:00pm    

Dinner

University Commons

Welcome remarks by Jon Butler, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Gary Brudvig, Chair, Department of Chemistry.

After-dinner remarks by Andrew Hamilton, Provost of the University and Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry, on the future of science at Yale.

Plus, an amusing look at the history of Yale Chemistry by Professor Michael McBride.

 


Saturday, November 3


9:00 – 10:15am    

The Future of Education in Chemistry

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall),
corner of Grove and Prospect Streets
     
MODERATOR
   
Michael McBride
Yale University
     
PANELISTS
   
Sally Chapman '73 PhD
Barnard College

Thomas George '70 PhD
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Paul R. Rablen '94 PhD
Swarthmore College

Michael Wartell '71 PhD
Indiana-Purdue University

Joshua Young '01 MS
Hopkins School, New Haven, Connecticut

10:15 – 10:45am    

Coffee break

11:00am – 12:15pm    

How Chemistry Will Interact with Biology and Medicine

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall),
corner of Grove and Prospect Streets
     
MODERATOR
   
Scott Miller
Yale University
     
PANELISTS
   
Peter Dervan '72 PhD
California Institute of Technology

David Spiegel '04 MD, '05 PhD (Pharmacology)
Yale University

Lynmarie Thompson '89 PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sarah Woodson '87 PhD
Johns Hopkins University

12:15 – 1:45pm    

Lunch

University Commons,
corner of Grove and Prospect Streets

2:00 – 3:15pm    

Future Trends in the Chemical Industry

SSS 114 (Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall),
corner of Grove and Prospect Streets
     
MODERATOR

William Jorgensen
Yale University
     
PANELISTS
   
Jeffrey Ives '78 PhD
Pfizer, Inc.

Michael Matturro '81 PhD
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Arikha Moses '98 PhD
TyRx Pharma Inc.

Mark Murcko '89 PhD
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

John Piwinski '80 PhD
Schering-Plough Corporation

3:15 – 3:30pm    

Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:00pm    

Current Direction of the Yale Department of Chemistry
(with time reserved for Q & A)

Gary Brudvig, Chair, Yale Department of Chemistry

7:00pm    

Cocktails and Dinner

Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
225 Prospect Street

 


Sunday, November 4


9:00 – 10:15am    

New Chemicals and Materials

Yale Law School, Room 127
(127 Wall Street, between York and High Streets)
     
MODERATOR
   
Robert Crabtree
Yale University
     
PANELISTS
   
Lara A. Estroff '03 PhD
Cornell University

Mark Hollingsworth '86 PhD
Kansas State University

Paul M. Lahti '85 PhD
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

John Tully '64 BA
Yale University

10:30am    

Farewell Brunch

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall
320 York Street (between Elm and Grove Streets)
 

 

 

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