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Julian Hall

Location:
Julian Hall 251 S. School Street
Normal, IL

Julian Hall is home to Administrative Technologies. The Departmental Offices for Chemistry and Biological Sciences are located on the second floor, which is connected by a skyway to the 3rd floor of the Science Lab Building. The Department of Chemistry has additional offices, classroom facilities, labs, and a Resource Center for students in Julian Hall.

The building opened in 1970 and was dedicated to Julian in 1974. It was originally East Gate Hall. The Second Floor was renovated in 2003 to provide modern departmental offices for Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and additional facilities for Chemistry and campus administrative units.

Julian Hall was named after Percy Lavon Julian, the grandson of a slave. Julian was a world-renowned chemist and civil rights worker. He served on the University’s Board of Regents from 1967-1973. He earned his master’s degree from Harvard University in 1923 and then a doctorate in 1931 from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Julian developed the process of mass production of hormones, helped with the availability of birth control pills, as well as the synthesis of a drug used to treat glaucoma.

Upcoming Events

September 2018

Chemistry Seminar: Jacob Ciszek

Date:
Friday, September 28th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jacob Ciszek, of Loyola University- Chicago, will present a chemistry seminar.

October 2018

Chemistry Seminar: Alissa Latham

Date:
Friday, October 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ms. Alissa Latham, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a chemistry literature seminar.

Chemistry Seminar: Alumni Day

Date:
Friday, October 12th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Alumni Day chemistry seminar will be hosted by the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry.

Chemistry Seminar: Yejun Park

Date:
Friday, October 19th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. Yejun Park, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Catalytic Oxidation of Methane to Methanol”.

Chemistry Seminar: Hong Jin

Date:
Friday, October 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hong Jin, of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will present a chemistry seminar.

November 2018

Chemistry Seminar: Stephen Mensah

Date:
Friday, November 2nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. Stephen Mensah, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Copper(I)−Phosphine Polypyridyl Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, DNA/HSA Binding Study, and Antiproliferative Activity”.

Chemistry Seminar: John Harms

Date:
Friday, November 9th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. John Harms, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Selective and quantitative SERS detection of glutathione using silver-nanoparticle substrates”.

Chemistry Seminar: Jacob Walker

Date:
Friday, November 16th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. Jacob Walker, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a chemistry literature seminar.

Chemistry Seminar: Ernesto Soto

Date:
Friday, November 30th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. Ernesto Soto, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Extraction of F-Block Elements Through The Utilization of a Porous Aromatic Framework”.

December 2018

Chemistry Seminar: William Fatigante

Date:
Friday, December 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mr. William Fatigante, of the Illinois State University Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar titled “Towards a Field-Ready, Polymerase Chain Reaction Based Device for Rapid DNA Typing”.