The 2013-14 Galveston College Lecture Series “Left Brain/Right Brain: Bridging the Gap” continues with Robert F. Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University. His lecture titled “The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry” will be 6 p.m. Thursday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.
Curl received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Rice University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Curl has carried out research in a number of fields of physical chemistry involving both experiment and theory. His research has primarily focused on studying the spectra, structure and kinetics of small free radicals using microwave spectroscopy and tunable lasers.
Curl is best known as a member of the team that discovered the carbon cage compounds known as the fullerenes. For this discovery, Curl shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sir Harold Kroto and Richard Smalley.
Registration for summer, fall 2014 begins April 14
Early registration for the 2014 mini-semester, Summer I and Summer II sessions and the fall semester begins April 14. Early registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Mini-semester classes begin May 19; Summer session I begins June 9; Summer II begins July 14; and the Fall semester begins Aug. 25.
Galveston baseball, softball home games
The baseball team will host the following games this season at Bernard Davis Field, 83rd Street and Frank Giusti Drive: Tuesday vs. Angelina College, 1 p.m.; Thursday vs. Alvin College, 1 p.m.; April 12 vs. Alvin College, 1 p.m.; April 25 vs. Laredo College, 1 p.m.; April 26 vs. Laredo College, noon; and May 3 vs. Blinn College, 1 p.m.
The softball team will host two homes games in April at the Dot Watson Lassie League complex: Wednesday vs. San Jacinto College, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Saturday vs. Blinn College, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.