In Brief

W. Heinlen Hall Lecture Series to focus on photochemistry

Dr. Michael J. Therien, the Alan G. MacDiarmid Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, will present this year’s W. Heinlen Hall Lecture Series next week (Aug. 2-5). All lectures are at 3:30 p.m. in 123 Overman Hall. (See next week's calendar for specific topics.)

Therien’s research is concerned primarily with mechanistic studies of charge transfer reactions as well as the biomimetic chemistry of light harvesting and small molecule activation. Electron and energy transfer processes impact a vast number of research areas of modern chemistry. Detailed understanding of these reactions is not only important from a theoretical standpoint but represents important first steps toward the development of both new solar energy storage technologies and molecular electronic devices.

The researcher in inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry received his bachelor of science degree from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1982 and his Ph.D. from the University of California-San Diego in 1987.

The annual Hall lecture series was established in honor of W. Heinlen Hall, a professor of chemistry at BGSU from 1936-71, who served as chair of the department through a period of extraordinary University growth. The lectureship presents the world's leading research chemists to students in chemistry, with the goals of exposing Bowling Green undergraduate and graduate students to thinking in chemistry at the frontiers, and of introducing them to intellectual leaders.


Additional eHire training sessions scheduled  

Additional training sessions for using the online hiring component of PeopleSoft (eHire) have been scheduled for the following dates:

Tuesday (July 26) from 9-10:30 a.m. in 208 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Wednesday (July 27) from 2-3:30 p.m. in 208 Union
Thursday, Aug. 11, from 2-3:30 p.m. in 208 Union

The PeopleSoft version of eHire requires the completion of special security access forms, which will be distributed during training. If you are responsible for completing or coordinating the student-employee hiring paperwork for your department (for more than one or two students each year), you could benefit from using PeopleSoft eHire, which provides immediate feedback regarding students’ employment status and the ability to track the progress of your hiring transactions.

If you plan to attend either session, send an email message to Kriss Ferluga (krissf@bgnet) or Jen Sader (jsader@bgnet), trainers for the PeopleSoft project. Space is limited to 24 per session.
July 25, 2005