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May 22, 2015

Professor DeRose and UO PhD Students attend Puget Sound Women Chemists Retreat


Last weekend seven UO women PhD students attended the Puget Sound Women Chemists Retreat with UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Victoria DeRose.

The event, held outside Seattle, Washington, attracted over 50 junior women chemists from the Pacific Northwest for workshops and panel discussions. The retreat also provided participants with valuable opportunities to enhance their professional networks and build leadership and communication skills.

Future Retreats may move south to Oregon, which was well-represented as seen in this picture of UO and OSU attendees.  UO student participants included Mary Collins, Rachael Cunningham, Jackie McGrath, Laura McWilliams, Leticia Montoya, Kara Nell and Emily Reister.

January 29, 2014

Data from Marcus Lab Featured on the Cover of the Pacific Conference on Spectrocopy and Dynamics Brochure

PCSD-Cover 2014-012114-DOUO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Andrew Marcus will be speaking at the Pacific Conference on Spectrocopy and Dynamics this week, and data from his research lab is featured on the cover for the event brochure. Professor Marcus’ talk is titled Studies of Structure and Dynamics of Protein-DNA Complexes by Single Molecule and Two-Dimensional Fluorescence Spectroscopy (2DFS). The conference is being held in Pacific Grove, California, from January 30 – February 2, 2014. Conference details are available at

As one of the longest running scientific conferences in the United States, the Pacific Conference on Spectroscopy and Dynamics provides a forum for dissemination and discussion of the latest results in the fields of chemistry, physics, and their confluence with biology.

– 2014 PCSD brochure

January 15, 2014

2014 Green Chemistry in Education Workshop

13th Annual Green Chemistry in Education Workshop

July 12-17, 2014 – University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


The Green Chemistry in Education Workshop is a five-day workshop for educators in the chemical sciences interested in incorporating green or sustainable chemistry concepts into the organic chemistry curriculum and laboratory. The primary goals for this workshop are to increase the number of educators who incorporate green chemistry experiments and concepts into their teaching and establish a network of chemical educators who promote green chemistry.

The workshop is a combination of lectures, discussion, and hands-on time in the laboratory. Leaders in the field will address the need for green chemistry in the undergraduate curriculum and provide strategies for designing, adapting and incorporating new green experiments into existing organic chemistry curricula. During the laboratory sessions, participants will have an opportunity to perform and evaluate greener organic laboratory experiments developed at the University of Oregon and elsewhere. Past participants from the workshop will be present to share their experiences infusing green chemistry into their courses and on developing new green chemistry materials. Participants are encouraged to share and refine their own plans for integrating green chemistry at their institution. Preference is given to applicants who focus on organic chemistry laboratory and who have the potential to significantly impact students, colleagues and the community.  

The  application deadline is February 15, 2014.

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