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Seminar Information

Important Points Relating to All Seminars

Please contact as soon as possible when scheduling a seminar. Each seminar should have a faculty host, who coordinates the seminar invitation with the area coordinator.

Seminar Coordinator

Chemistry C115

Weekly seminar Schedule (Fall 2023)

Day Room Time Discipline Coordinator
Monday C033 3:00 Organic
Tuesday C033
Any Area
Wednesday C122 3:30 Colloquium
Thursday C033
Any Area
Friday C033 4:00 Inorganic

Room reservations (for rooms C001, C033, and C122) cover the periods during the fall and spring semesters. Please see the Travel and Seminar Coordinator about scheduling your seminar during the summer or outside of the designated slots listed above. Seminars should not be scheduled during exam week.

Online Calendar: All seminars that have been confirmed are to be included in the departmental web calendar. (See below for more information how to do this).

Reserving a Room for a Seminar or outside of the regular seminar schedule: If you want to reserve a meeting room within Chemistry (room C127, C225, C311, A300, A400, or A500), contact Dalane Anderson ( or Kayse Ehinger ( Also, if you want to reserve a classroom outside of the times above, contact Dalane Anderson ( or Kayse Ehinger ( Do not contact the Registrar’s Office.

External Seminars (Visiting Speakers)

For external invited speakers, the Travel and Seminar Coordinator will handle the visitor’s travel arrangements (visitors should purchase their own flight) and the visit schedule, in collaboration with the faculty host.

To schedule a date, contact the Travel and Seminar Coordinator to find out which dates are available. As soon as a date has been determined, information should be sent to to be added to the online calendar.

Each area should invite no more than 6 speakers per academic year.

Nominations for Distinguished Lecturers should be submitted to the Colloquium Committee (contact Nominations should include a suggested faculty host. After approval by the Colloquium Committee, Distinguished Lecturer invitations are sent by the Chair’s office.

Internal Seminars (Staff, Students, Affiliates at IU)

Student Seminars:
  • To schedule your qualifying exam or exit seminar, please contact the Chemistry Graduate Office.
Other Internal Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, Etc.
  • Even if the event does not take place in the Chemistry Building or during regular seminar times, faculty/organizers should contact the discipline coordinator and the Travel and Seminar Coordinator to see about date availability and rule out conflicts with other seminars.
  • The event should be submitted to the Chemistry Events online calendar, like any seminar, unless enrollment is limited.