Graduate Student Seminar (CH 691/692)
at UMass Boston

Professor Shelley Foster

Office: S-1-087
Telephone: 617-287-6096

Professor Bela Torok

Graduate Program Director
Office: S-1-132
Telephone: 617-287-6159

Seminar Schedule
Fall 2014
Location W-01-0046
4:30 - 5:20

Date Seminar
Sep 2 Welcome (Pizza) Party - to be held in S02-041
Sep 9

Dan Dowling - research seminar

Sep 16 ‘Meet the GPD’ and ‘How to give a good lit seminar’
Sep 23 Jason Green - research seminar
Sep 30 William Horton - literature seminar
Oct 7 Shelley Foster – research seminar
Oct 14 Jonathan Rochford - research seminar
Oct 21 Jason Evans - research seminar
Oct 28 Sabrina Akhter - literature seminar
Nov 4 Wei Zhang - research seminar
Nov 11

Veteran's Day - holiday

Nov 18 Nandor Kugyela - literature seminar
Nov 25 Deyang Qu - research talk
Dec 2 Caitlin Pollock – literature seminar
Dec 9 Hannah Sevian - research seminar

A comprehensive list of predoctoral, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships can be found here
Also keep track of the UMass Boston Graduate Assembly for internal opportunities

For further information about the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee, click here.
And to register for the upcoming NSCRC symposium, click here.
And here's the cartoon about presentations.

Student Conduct:
Students are required to adhere to the University Policy on Academic Standards and Cheating, to the University Statement on Plagiarism and the Documentation of Written Work, and to the Code of Student Conduct as delineated in the University Catalog and Student Handbook. The Code is available online at:


Chemistry Graduate Student Handbook

Choosing a Research Advisor

Powerpoint from introduction session

Literature Seminar Information

Guidelines for Literature Seminar Presentations

Literature Seminar Topic Approval Form

YouTube Video - Susan McConnell on Designing effective scientific presentations

Committee Selection



Written Qualifying Exam


July 2011

June 2010

June 2009

January 2009

June 2008

January 2008

June 2007

Oral Qualifying Exam

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