Organic Chemistry: Scary to Some, but Indispensable to All

Chemistry professor Matthias Brewer presents CAS full professor lecture

What do pharmaceuticals, plastics, mobile phone displays, and all living things on earth have in common? They are all possible because of organic chemistry! 

Chemistry professor Matthias Brewer presents his lecture "Organic Chemistry: Scary to Some, but Indispensable to All" April 19 at 4 p.m. in Waterman Memorial Lounge.

The importance of organic chemistry...

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CAS Full Professor Lecture Features Paul Besaw

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"Simple Is Good: Learning and Memory in the Blink of an Eye"

Understanding how the brain learns and remembers has been a major goal of neuroscience for decades. This is a daunting challenge. For example, the human brain is estimated to be composed of over 100 billion cells and many trillions of connections. Further, neither the cells nor their connections are static; they are changing all of the time in response to experience.

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The Dean’s Lecture Series -- celebrating the wealth of professional knowledge in our college for over 20 years

The series was established in 1991 as a way to recognize and honor colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences who have consistently demonstrated the ability to translate their professional knowledge and skill into exciting classroom experiences for their students — faculty who meet the challenge of being both excellent teachers and highly respected professionals in their own discipline. The Award is a celebration of the unusually high quality of our faculty and has become an important and treasured event each semester.