Organic Chemistry Seminars

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Endowed Seminar Information

Endowed, fund-supported seminars enable us to bring recognized and prestigious researchers to the Department of Chemistry. This allows our students, post-docs, and faculty to hear about the latest groundbreaking discoveries from around the world.


Gilbert Stork Lecture Series Fund

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Photo of Gilbert Stork courtesy of The Stork Family

The Donor wishes to enhance the reputation of the University of Wisconsin Madison; Department of Chemistry and to provide excellent educational opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows in that department by providing for a distinguished lectureship.

The Gilbert Stork Lecture in Chemistry will be presented at least annually by a highly regarded scholar in the field of organic chemistry, represented by synthesis and methodology.

Gilbert Stork  attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1945.



Ralph F. Hirschmann Lectureship Fund

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Photo of Ralph F. Hirschmann courtesy of UW-Madison Archives Collections

The Ralph Hirschmann Lectureship Fund supports the Ralph Hirschmann Lectureship Series in the Department of Chemistry. It’s purpose is to further education in organic chemistry by bringing distinguished professors or researchers in the fields or organic, bio-organic, or physical organic chemistry to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This fund was established by the Board of Directors of Merck and Co., Inc. to honor Dr. Ralph F. Hirschmann, Senior Vice President, Basic Research, for Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, in connection with the Directors’ Scientific Award which Merck & Co. gave to him in 1984.

Dr. Hirschmann graduated from UW-Madison with an MA in Chemistry in 1948, and Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1950.




Organic Synthesis Lectureship

This lectureship is made possible by the Organic Synthesis fund, established on October 21, 1980, with a New Fund Letter and gifts from friends and corporations.

This Fund supports the Department of Chemistry research and programs, focusing on the betterment of organic synthesis at the University of Wisconsin.