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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

May 2017

Chemistry Seminar: Erasmus Jugovic

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

Erasmus Jugovic of Illinois State University Department of Chemistry will present a research seminar.

Dissertation Defense for: Amanda Carter; BSC

Date:
Monday, May 8th
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Amanda Carter will defend her dissertation.

Chemistry Seminar: Navneet Sahota

Date:
Thursday, May 11th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Navneet Sahota of Illinois State University Department of Chemistry will present a research seminar titled "Development of New Routes for the Synthesis of Carbaporphyrins and Carbachlorins" at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, in Julian 225.

Chemistry Seminar: Mollie Metallo

Date:
Thursday, May 11th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mollie Metallo of Illinois State University Department of Chemistry will present a research seminar titled "Total Synthesis of Vinblastine, Related Natural Products, and Key Analogues and Development of Inspired Methodology Suitable for the Systematic Study of Their Structure-Function Properties" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, in Julian 225.

Chemistry Seminar: Craig Haynes

Date:
Friday, May 12th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Craig Haynes of Illinois State University Department of Chemistry will present a research seminar titled "An Asymmetric Glycolate Aldol Addition Reaction Pathway Employing an N3-(methoxyphenoxyacetyl)oxazolidine-2-thione as Chiral Auxiliary and the Computational Study of Select Clycolate Aldol Adducts" at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in Julian 225.

Chemistry Seminar: Sayed Abibul Gafur

Date:
Friday, May 12th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sayed Abibul Gafur of Illinois State University Department of Chemistry will present a research seminar titled "A Conia-Ene-Type Cyclization under Basic Conditions and Its Application in an Efficient Synthesis of (-)-Lycoposerramine R" at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in Julian 225