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Celebrating our Sesquicentennial
1867 - 2017

As part of the Illinois Sesquicentennial, the School of Chemical Sciences, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Chemistry are planning an event-filled weekend for alumni and friends on October 6-7, 2017.

Register by September 27, 2017 if you plan to attend any portion of the celebration.

Event highlights:

Friday, October 6, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Check-in (Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab)
9:30 am Coffee, refreshments (1025 Chem Annex)
10:00 am Rededication of Chemistry Annex featuring Chancellor Robert Jones, Dow Chemical Company representatives (1024 Chem Annex)
11:30 am *Box Lunches (Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab)
12:30 pm Career Panel Discussion with ACS Women Chemist Committee (1024 Chem Annex)
1:30 pm Coffee, refreshments (1025 Chem Annex)
2:00 pm Herb Gutowsky Citation for Chemical Breakthrough (1024 Chem Annex)
6:00 pm Reception (Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana)
7:00 pm *Banquet Dinner (Alice Campbell Alumni Center)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:30 am - 1:00 pm Check-in (Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab)
8:30 am Coffee, refreshments (Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab)
9:00 am Kickoff: HIstory of the Departments by Greg Girolami (100 Noyes Lab)
10:00 am History of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Paul Kenis with panelists Richard Alkire, William Banholzer, Joseph Glas, and Charles Zukoski (100 Noyes Lab)
11:00 am History of Chemistry: Greg Girolami with panelists Michael Garst, Larry Faulkner, John Katzenellenbogen, Rudy Marcus, and Marinda Wu (100 Noyes Lab)
12:00 pm *Box Lunches (Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Lab)
1:00 pm General Chemistry: Past, Present, and Future featuring Steve Zumdahl (100 Noyes Lab)
2:00 pm SCS Service FacilitiesTour (165 Noyes Lab) - Sign up at check-in
6:00 pm Reception (Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana)
7:00 pm *Buffet Dinner (Alice Campbell Alumni Center)

Check back periodically for additional information.
Contact SCS150@illinois.edu with questions.



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
School of Chemical Sciences
106 Noyes Lab
505 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL  61801
Professor Jonathan Sweedler
Director

(217) 333-5070
(217) 333-3120 fax
jsweedle [at] illinois [dot] edu
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