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Celebrate Chemistry: Chemistry & Biochemistry Reunion & Open House

 - time/details may vary.
10/14/2021 (All Day)
Chemistry Building

Old Dominion University – College of Sciences

Celebrate Chemistry: Chemistry & Biochemistry Reunion & Open House

October 14-16, 2021

The College of Sciences invites you to reconnect with friends and meet current Monarchs! See and tour the incredible New Chemistry Building at ODU. Enjoy homecoming weekend with fellow Monarchs!

Program of Activities

*Note: We will continue to add additional information and update this page frequently.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Public Science Lecture
Lê Digital Theater & Planetarium

Uncovering the Origin and Evolution of Life and the Solar System Using Isotope Ratios

Through the discovery of a physical chemical mechanism that alters isotope ratios in a mass independent way we have uncovered new facets of nature. These developments have been applied to the study of a variety of environments, including California, Tibet, China, South Pole, and Mars over timescales ranging from the present to before the solar system was formed. The applications include climate, origin of life, and Mars evolution. The journey through these scientific disciplines begins in part at Old Dominion University.

Mark H. Thiemens, Ph.D.

Mark Thiemens, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chancellors Associates Chair
University of California San Diego

Friday, October 15, 2021
Chemistry Reunion & Open House
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Check-in starts at noon

1:30-2:00 p.m. President Hemphill chat with alumni

1:00-5:00 p.m. Self-guided tour of the Chemistry Building

1:00-4:00 p.m. *Guided tours of the Chemistry Building (on the hour)

2:00-5:00 p.m. Open house - visit teaching and research labs

2:30-4:00 p.m. Reunion Reception

4:00-4:45 p.m. Planetarium Show

Location: Chemistry and Biochemistry Building at 4501 Elkhorn Ave, Norfolk, VA 23529

Parking: Free, Across the street in Garage A (corner of 43rd and Elkhorn)

Other Activities at ODU

Note: See full listing of homecoming activities from the ODU Alumni Office

Museum of the Moon: Oct. 15-17; More information

Football game: Oct. 16 at 3:30pm; Purchase tickets

Alumni dinner: Oct. 15; Reserve a seat