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  1. Week of March 29, 2015

    1. Monday, March 30, 2015

      1.  Instruction resumes
      2. 12:00 pm

        Narayan Awadhesh, UIUC


        ICMT Seminar: "A material-specific approach to scattering properties of topological states"

        ESB 190

      3. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Jeff Moore, Advisor

        Ms. Windy Santa Cruz, UIUC, "Multi-Stage Polymer Systems for the Autonomic Regeneration of Large Damage Volumes"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      4. 4:00 pm

        Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      5. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        David A. Tirrell


        Prof. David A. Tirrell, California Institute of Technology, title "Time-Resolved and Cell-Selective Analysis of Protein Synthesis in Complex Biological Systems"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

  2. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 1, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmPhysics Colloquium: No Colloquium

        141 Loomis Lab

      2. 4:15 pmAldrich Lecture, with Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, with "Leaky Quantum Dots and the Use of Quantum Dots for Solar Energy Harvesting"

        100 Noyes Laboratory

    2. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Final Defense, Prof. Andrew Gewirth, Advisor

        Mr. Christopher Barile, UIUC, "Design and Characterization of Advanced Battery Technologies and Mechanistic Studies of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction for Fuel Cells"

        171 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 12:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Mr. Tyler Takeshita, UIUC, "General Method for the Development of Models of Electronic Structure and Bonding: Covalent Bonds, Recoupled Pair Bonds and Through-Pair Interactions"

        A446 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      3. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      4. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Eugene Zubarev, Rice University, "Evaporative Self-Assembly as a Powerful Tool for Creating Functional Superstructures"

        217 Noyes Lab

    3. Friday, April 3, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Advisor: Professor Wilfred van der Donk

        Ms. Weixing Tang


        Ms. Weixin Tang, Final Defense, UIUC, "Mechanistic Studies of Lanthipeptide Biosynthesis"

        162 Noyes Lab

      2. 1:00 pm

        Andrea Cavalleri, University of Oxford


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Optically stimulated superconductivity."

        190 ESB

      3. 1:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Thomas Dunning, Advisor

        Ms. Lu Xu, UIUC, "Theoretical and Computational Investigations of the Electron and Spin Correlation in Chemical Bonds"

        B124 Chemistry and Life Sciences Lab

      4. 2:00 pm

        Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): "Collective Mechanics of Epithelial Cell Layers"

        144 Loomis

      5. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Tom Rauchfuss, Advisor

        Ms. Olbelina Ulloa, UIUC, "Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Electrochemistry of Hydrogenase Mimics"

        161 Noyes Lab

  3. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Monday, April 6, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Miles Stoudenmire, Perimeter Institute


        ICMT Seminar: "Uncovering the Fibonacci Phase in Parafermion Systems"

        ESB 190

      2. 1:30 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Martin Gruebele, Advisor

        Ms. Lea Nienhaus, UIUC, "Single Molecule Optical Absorption Spectroscopy at Room Temperature Detected by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy"

        2269 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Jasmine Dimitriou, Office of Senator Richard Durbin


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, April 7, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Greg Girolami, Advisor

        Mr. Joseph Macor, UIUC, "TBA"

        B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Lab

      2. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    3. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Maxim Pospelov, University of Victora, Perimeter Institute


        Physics Colloquium: "Muon anomalous magnetic moment and new physics below the weak scale"

        141 Loomis

    4. Thursday, April 9, 2015

      1. 10:00 am  

        Final Defense, Prof. Catherine Murphy, Advisor

        Mr. Jonathan Eller, UIUC, "TBA"

        33 Roger Adams Lab

      2. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic and Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Steven Suib, Univ. of Conn., "Novel Porous Metal Oxides and Sulfides and Their Applications in Adsorption, Batteries, and Catalysis"

        217 NL

    5. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1. 10:00 amChemical and Biomolecular Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium and Awards Ceremony
      2. 1:00 pm

        Nitin Samarth, Penn State


        TBA

        190 ESB

      3. 2:00 pm

        William Shih, Harvard University


        William Shih (Harvard Med.): TBD

        144 Loomis

  4. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Monday, April 13, 2015

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Professor Rommie Amaro - University of CA - Irvine


        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group

        3269 Beckman

      2. 4:00 pm

        Chris Wolverton, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    3. Wednesday, April 15, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Eshel Ben-Jacob, Tel Aviv University


        Physics Colloquium: "Using Physics to Outsmart Cancer: Breaking the code of the cancer-immune cyberwar"

        141 Loomis

    4. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    5. Friday, April 17, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Joel Moore, University of California, Berkeley and LNBL


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Dynamical consequences of non-Abelian gauge fields and non-Abelian particles in solids."

        190 ESB

      2. 2:00 pm

        Minsu Kim, Emory University


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): Bacterial Hunger Games: How Bacteria Ensure Smooth Gene Expression During Starvation

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pmProf. Peter Wolynes, Flygare Memorial Lecture, Rice University, "Energy Landscape Theory: From Folding Proteins to Folding Chromosomes"

        B102 CLSL

  5. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Monday, April 20, 2015

      1. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Dr. Peter Tieleman, Principal Investigator - University of Calgary - Biocomputing Group


        TCB Seminar

        3269 Beckman

      2. 4:00 pm

        Miguel Garcia-Garibey, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      1. 7:00 pmProf. Arieh Warshel, University of So. Cal., "Multiscale Modeling of the Function of Biological Systems"

        TBA

    3. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmDr. Farid Salama, NASA-Ames Research Center, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

      2. 4:00 pm

        Brad Marston, Brown University


        Physics Colloquium: "The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Climate Change"

        141 Loomis

    4. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Graham Hudson


        Mr. Graham Hudson, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

      2. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      3. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Prof. Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado, Boulder, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

    5. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Dan Swetz, NIST, Boulder


        TBA

        190 ESB

      2. 2:00 pm

        Claudio Grosman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Claudio Grosman (UIUC): TBD

        144 Loomis

  6. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Dominique Pouliot, UIUC


        ICMT Seminar: Dominique Pouliot, UIUC

        ESB 190

      2. 4:00 pm

        Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      3. 4:00 pm

        Professor Elizabeth Nolan


        Professor Elizabeth Nolan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Understanding and Manipulating Immunity"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Nathaniel Szymczak, Univ. of Michigan, "TBA"

        217 NL

      2. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        David Weiss, Penn State University


        QI/AMO Seminar: "TBD"

        MRL 280

      2. 2:00 pmProf. Philippe Guyot-Sionnest, University of Chicago, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

      3. 3:00 pm  

        Final Defense, Prof. Steve Zimmerman, Advisor

        Mr. Yugang Bai, UIUC, "TBA"

        136 Davenport Hall

      4. 4:00 pm

        Stanislas Leibler, The Rockefeller University


        Physics Colloquium: Stanislas Leibler

        141 Loomis

    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmHard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      2. 4:00 pm

        Professor Dorothea Fiedler


        Prof. Dorothea Fiedler, Princeton University, "Title TBA"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

  7. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Michael Schuett, University of Minnesota


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Electronically-Induced Resistivity Anisotropy in Underdoped Cuprates and Iron Pnictides."

        ESB 190

      2. 2:00 pm

        Jie Xiao, Johns Hopkins University


        Jie Xiao (Hopkins): TBD

        144 Loomis

      3. 4:00 pmProf. Sunney Xie, Harvard University, "TBA"

        116 RAL

  8. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Monday, May 4, 2015

      1. 4:00 pmMaterials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Inorganic Chemistry

        Prof. Michael Hopkins, University of Chicago, "TBA"

        217 Noyes Lab

      2. 4:00 pmSoft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    3. Wednesday, May 6, 2015

      1.  Instruction Ends
      2. 12:00 pm

        Dominik Schneble, Stony Brook University


        QI/AMO Seminar: "TBD"

        MRL 280

      3. 2:00 pmProf. Kurt Zilm, Yale, "TBA"

        B102 CLSL

      4. 4:00 pm

        Dr. J.C. Seamus Davis, Cornell University, University of St. Andrews, and Brookhaven National Laboratory


        Physics Colloquium: "Atomic-scale Dirac-Mass Configurations in Ferromagnetic Topological Insulators"

        141 Loomis

    4. Thursday, May 7, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2.  SAMUEL W. PARR LECTURE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING, Professor Joan Brennecke, University of Notre Dame
      3. 12:00 pm  

        CHEM 575 Lit Seminar

        Mr. Abraham Wang


        Mr. Abraham Wang, UIUC, "Title TBA"

        163 Noyes Lab

    5. Friday, May 8, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2.  Final Exams Begin
    6. Saturday, May 9, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
  9. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Sunday, May 10, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    2. Monday, May 11, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    3. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2. 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Randy Schekman


        Prof. Randy Schekman, University of California at Berkeley, title "Genes and proteins required for secretion of large particles and miRNA"

        Illini Union Illini Rooms B & C

    4. Wednesday, May 13, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    5. Thursday, May 14, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    6. Friday, May 15, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
    7. Saturday, May 16, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2.  Commencement

        Memorial Stadium

  10. Week of May 17, 2015

    1. Sunday, May 17, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2. 1:30 pm

        Conovcation speaker: Thomas J. Tulig, Shell Oil Company


        Convocation

        Colwell Playhouse, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

        500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana

    2. Monday, May 18, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
      2.  First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 1
    3. Tuesday, May 19, 2015

      1. All DayIT No Change Period in effect
  11. Week of May 24, 2015

    1. Monday, May 25, 2015

      1. All DayMemorial Day
  12. Week of June 7, 2015

    1. Saturday, June 13, 2015

      1.  End of Summer Session 1
  13. Week of June 14, 2015

    1. Monday, June 15, 2015

      1.  First Day of Instruction, Summer Term 2
  14. Week of July 1, 2015

    1. Friday, July 3, 2015

      1. All DayIndependence Day (observed)
  15. Week of August 2, 2015

    1. Thursday, August 6, 2015

      1.  End of Summer Session 2
    2. Friday, August 7, 2015

      1.  Final Exams Begin
  16. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida


        11th Annual CBI TP Symposium: Prof. Laura P.W. Ranum, Univerisity of Florida, "title TBA" & CBI TP Trainees TBD

        B102 Chemical & Life Sciences Lab

  17. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 10, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Materials Chemistry

        Professor Paula Hammond, MIT, "TBA"

        TBA


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