Catherine H. Bone Lecture Series

The Catherine H. Bone lecture in chemistry is hosted by the Wilkes University chemistry department and is made possible by the endowments left by Catherine H. Bone, who taught chemistry at Wilkes from 1946-1965.

  • Geraldine Richmond (2018)
    • University of Oregon Presidential Chair in Science, Professor of Chemistry
    • Lecture Topic: "Mulling Over Emulsions: Molecular Assembly at Complex Liquid Surfaces"
  • Dr. Peter J. Stang (2015)
    • University of Utah Distinguished Professor & David P. Gardner Presidential Chair
    • Lecture Topic: “Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination”
  • William Jorgensen, Ph.D. (2014)
    • Yale University Sterling Professor of Chemistry
    • Lecture Topic: "Computationally Guided Drug Discovery"
  • Dr. Samuel J. Danishefsky (2013)
    • Columbia University Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus; Research Scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)
    • Lecture Topic: "Biologics by Chemical Synthesis"
  • Dr. Roald Hoffmann (2012)
    • Nobel Laureate, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, Writer and Poet
    • Lecture Topic: "The Chemical Imagination at Work in Very Tight Places"
  • Dr. Paul Wender (2011)
    • Stanford University Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Systems Biology; Wilkes University Alumnus (Class of 1969)
    • Lecture Topic: "Molecular Frontiers and Future Transformative Therapies for AIDS, Alzheimer’s and Resistant Cancer (Reflections in and on the light house at Finisterre)"