First Meeting! – Join Us! – SWIGS

Hoody doody SWIGS-a-roonies


Join us this Wednesday for the first monthly meeting of the new academic year!

Pacific Hall 4501

Meeting starts at 1pm

Snacks and idle chit-chat begin at 12:30


Topic: “Ask not what your SWIGS can do for you—ask what you can do for your SWIGS” (Or with your SWIGS). We want to hear from you: what events did you like, what would you like to see more of, how to get rid of the person who addressed this email to “SWIGS-a-roonies,” etc.


All welcome: grad students, post-docs and faculty and especially first years.


Ice Cream Social!

Hi Chem Grads!

Join CGSC and Chem GSA in welcoming our incoming grads!

What: Ice Cream Social

Where: NSB Balcony

When: Thursday, September 13th 3-4pm

Hope to see you all there!

Your CGSC Representatives |

Ice Cream Social

Coffee + Bagel = <3

Hi Chem & Biochem grads!

We’re bringing in the ’18-’19 year with free breakfast!

Stop by our lounge in York 4030 from 9-noon this Thursday, September 13th for some coffee, tea, and breakfast food!


Chem GSA

Coffee Bagels

School Supply Drive

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It’s time again for the UC San Diego School Supply Drive. It’s our 12th year!! Last year we were able to provide supplies to 13 elementary, middle and high schools across San Diego County.

Check out Chancellor Khosla’s blog post about the drive!

We have an Amazon wish list again this year. The default mailing address goes to Susan Collier. But you are free to change that to your own home or office.

Amazon Wish Lists:

School Supplies –

Books –

Art Supplies –

Lunch bags / Backpacks –

In addition to school supplies and children’s books, this year again we will also be accepting new and clean, gently-used children’s clothing and backpacks. Here is list of suggested donation items:

  •                 Spiral Notebooks, writing tablets, composition books, mini planners
  •                 Binders, binder paper, drawing pads, pencil bags, dividers
  •                 Children’s writing tablets
  •                 Crayons, colored pencils, markers, paints, scissors, tape, glue
  •                 Kid’s books (including large print books) (Gently used welcome too!)
  •                 Backpacks
  •                 Lunch pails
  •                 Pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators
  •                 Coloring books, activity books, flashcards, stickers
  •                 UC San Diego pencils, pens, folders, etc. (The kids LOVE them!)
  •                 New and gently used children’s clothing, shoes, backpacks

Just a reminder: We cannot accept any materials that were purchased with UCSD funds. Please contact Surplus if you have items for disposal.

The UCSD Bookstore is generously supporting the drive again this year!

  • 25% discount on supplies purchased for the drive
  • Donation boxes in several locations
  • Collecting cash donations at the Sunshine Store, Perks, and Bookstore Customer Service counter

Thank you so much. Your support is essential to our success!

Inorganic Seminar – August 8th

Inorganic Seminar

Prof. Dr. Thomas R. Ward

University of Basel, Switzerland

Wed, August 08, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Pacific Hall 4500


“Endowing Organometallic Catalysis with A Genetic Memory: Artificial Metalloenzymes”

Hosted by:

Professor Akif Tezcan


For complete listing of seminars & thesis defenses,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0332

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Seminar Office: 858-534-3577


UC Davis – Forensic Science Program


Interested in learning about the Forensic Science Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis?

The UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Program provides high quality instruction and advanced, hands-on training in forensic science techniques and crime laboratory methodologies. Founded in 2002 amidst a rapidly evolving scientific field, the Forensic Science Graduate Program responds to the need for highly trained forensic scientists in local, state, federal and private crime labs. Our program incorporates an engaging teaching and research environment that trains students in modern forensics. With a unique focus on producing innovative research, students in the program help to advance the resources available to the forensic science, legal and law enforcement communities.

Through an advanced curriculum and relevant professional training, graduates of the program enjoy tremendous employment opportunities throughout the United States and the world. Our alumni are positioned in every California Department of Justice laboratory in the state, and operate at every level in government laboratories across the nation.

Prospective applicants are invited to participate in the Forensic Science Admissions & Information Session.  The webinars will feature an overview of the admission requirements and process, prerequisite coursework, Criminalistics/DNA track curriculum, graduate funding opportunities and Q&A session.

Register today to learn more about the Forensic Science Graduate Program:

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Thursday, November 15, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 4, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment to speak with Philip K. Meisch, Graduate Program Coordinator, please connect with us at



Philip K. Meisch, MPA | Graduate Program Coordinator

Forensic Science Graduate Program

University of California, Davis


Forensic Science Center

1909 Galileo Court, Suite B, Davis, CA 95618

530.747.3912 (direct)

530.747.3910 (fax)

Special Seminar – August 1st

Special Seminar

Professor Emeritus Russell Doolittle

University of California San Diego

Wed, August 01, 2018 at 04:00 PM

Natural Sciences Bldg Auditorium (1205)


“Early History of the UC San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry”

Hosted by:

Professor Navtej Toor


Following the seminar, there will be a reception in the NSB Atrium. Light refreshments will be served.


For complete listing of seminars & thesis defenses,

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0332

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Seminar Office: 858-534-3577