Neil Garg Lecture Oct. 6 – “How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA’s Most Popular Classes”

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Friday, October 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

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“How Organic Chemistry Became One of
UCLA’s Most Popular Classes”

presented by

Neil Garg
Professor, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California’s 2015 U.S. Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation)

and finalist for the

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

October 6, 2017

1:00 p.m.
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

Despite its difficult reputation, organic chemistry has a tremendous impact on our daily lives and is critical to those interested in pursuing careers in medicine and science. Professor Garg will discuss how he has transformed organic chemistry into one of UCLA’s most popular classes using an approach that has received national acclaim.


Space is limited. We advise guests to arrive early to secure a seat. At 12:55 p.m. any unclaimed seats will be released to non pre-registered guests. 

The Robert Foster Cherry Award Program, sponsored by Baylor University, is designed to foster a spirit of excellence in teaching and education. It stimulates discussion about the value of teaching and encourages institutions to honor their own great teachers. Professor Garg is one of three finalists spanning all fields of academia nationwide.


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