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2019 S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series in Chemistry

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University of North Carolina Asheville

1 University Heights

Highsmith Student Union - Mountain Suites/Alumni Hall

Asheville, NC 28804

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This year’s lecturer will be Dr. Kerri Pratt, the Seyhan N. Eğe Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Pratt uses novel mass spectrometry techniques to understand the chemistry governing atmospheric trace gases, particles, clouds, and snow in remote, snow-covered, and polar regions. The theme of this year's lecture series is Understanding Air Quality and Climate Change.

About the Speaker

The recipient of the 2018 Department of Energy Early Career Award and the 2018 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award, Dr. Pratt is head of the Pratt Lab in Environmental and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Michigan. The Pratt Lab studies the chemical interactions between atmospheric trace gases, particles, clouds and snow with the biosphere and cryosphere to understand processes associated with air quality and climate change. Dr. Pratt has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, a B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, and has done post-doctoral work at Purdue University. More information about Dr. Pratt's accomplishments may be viewed at the UNC Asheville Department of Chemistry website.

The Lectures

The reception begins at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets are required for the reception and dinner, but not for the lecture. The evening lecture, entitled "How Is the Rapidly Warming Arctic Changing the Atmosphere?" begins in Alumni Hall at 7:00 pm.

Guests are also welcome to attend the free public lecture at 11:45 am on the same day in the Highsmith Union's Blue Ridge Room. The topic of this lecture is "Chemistry on Ice: Shedding Light on Arctic Halogen Photochemistry."

The S. Dexter Squibb Distinguished Lecture Series was created to honor the late UNC Asheville Chemistry Department Chair Dexter Squibb, whose 30 years of dedicated service positioned UNC Asheville as a leader in chemistry education in the southeastern United States. The series features nationally recognized chemistry educators whose goals reflect the spirit of Dexter's accomplishments.


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Highsmith Student Union - Mountain Suites/Alumni Hall

Asheville, NC 28804

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