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CHEM 501 Seminar

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(Above link will not be available until about five minutes before each seminar begins)

The webcast is provided as an mms (Microsoft Media Server) stream, and can be viewed with a variety of media players, such as Windows Media Player, the free VLC (Video Lan Client) Media Player, and RealPlayer.
It’s possible that if you click the link above, your web browser will automatically open a suitable media player.  If that does not work, here are alternative tips:

  1. Run Windows Media Player.  Press CTRL-U on your keyboard and enter the URL:  mms://
  2. The VLC Media Client is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.  You may obtain it here:  After installing VLC, run it and click Media > Open Network Stream.  Then enter the URL:
  3. Mac users may also use Quicktime, but it will require installing the free program “Flip4Mac“, which enables playing Windows Media files.

Live webcasts are provided with partial support from the National Science Foundation (grant CHE-9974734) through the NSF’s Research Site for Educators in Chemistry Program. They are produced and distributed with technical assistance from the University of Tennessee’s Office of Information Technology, which also stores archived webcasts of past seminars dating back to September 2004.

Time & Location

All seminars are hosted in Buehler 555 or Buehler 415 of the Chemistry building on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Seminars begin at 3:35 PM EST on each Thursday indicated. Webcasts begin streaming about five minutes before the seminar starts.

Chemistry Seminar Schedule

Note: Schedule subject to changes.

Speaker Announcements

Webcast Seminar Archive


View 2017 Spring Webcast Seminars on YouTube


Our webcast archives are hosted at OIT’s Digital Media Serivces (DMS). Non-UT visitors will need to do a free registration to access the catalog and view the archived webcasts. Click the above link, then hover your mouse pointer over “Welcome Guest” in the upper right; then click “Login”. Fill in the registration form, using this Passcode: 9743141. Then click “Register.” UT faculty, staff and students: Click the above link, then hover your mouse pointer over “Welcome Guest” in the upper right; then click “Login”. Next, click the link at the bottom of the page “Already have a username and password?”. You may then login using your NetID (not email address, but just the NetID) and associated password. Microsoft Silverlight will be required to watch the videos, but you will be prompted to install it when you click the Play button. It seems that there are issues with Internet Explorer for certain versions and OS platforms. The use of Firefox or Chrome is recommended. After you login, you will see the current semester’s webcasts. There is a sort filter at the top; click the sort filter to choose “Date: New..Old” in order to see the most recent talks at the top of the list.



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