Glen Arth Seminar Series

Glen Arth graduated from Saint John's University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1933. He then attended the University of Colorado where he obtained a master's degree in chemistry. He went to work for the pharmaceutical company, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, where he worked until his death in September 1975. Glen Arth made many important contributions in the synthesis and biochemistry of steroids. Notable among his accomplishments was his participation in the synthesis of cortisone. 

In 1976, Glen Arth's friends and coworkers at Merck, Sharpe & Dohme established the Glen Arth scholarship and Glen Arth Seminar Series in his memory. The Glen Arth Seminar Series in Chemistry features expert speakers from a range of areas in the chemical sciences.

Fall 2018 Lecture Schedule

Thursday, September 27, 4:30 pm

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB
Analysis of chemical changes throughout fungal tissue degradation using thermochemolysis-GCMS
Maeve Ryan M.S. Candidate, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Characterization and visualization of aged polyethylene under varying oxidative conditions using a novel gold nanoparticle method
Daniel Zoltek M.S. Candidate, University of Minnesota, Duluth
The adsorption of freshwater dissolved organic matter to montmorillonite clay Alvin Burrows M.S. Candidate, University of Minnesota, Duluth


Monday, October 22, 4:30 pm     

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB

Lightning the way for a sustainable future - Manipulating Photoreactivity of Molecules and Materials

Dr. Jayaraman Sivaguru, Bowling Green State University


Wednesday, November 28, 4:30 pm

Ardolf Science Center 104, CSB

Probing Polyelectrolytes: Exploring the Salt and Composition-Dependent Properties of Complex Coacervates

Dr. Jennifer Laaser, University of Pittsburgh