This year’s Chemistry Department Abbott Lectures will be given by Dr. Thomas R. Hoye, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota. Dr. Hoye will give two lectures: the first presentation, titled Some Teaching Moments in (and Lessons Learned from) the Research Laboratory”will be given on Thursday April 19, at 7:00 PM in Abbott Hall 101. This presentation is intended for a scientifically interested general audience. A reception will follow in Abbott Hall 232. Dr. Hoye will also be presenting a research talk, titled “The (ongoing) evolution of the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder (HDDA) reaction” at noon on Friday, April 20, in Abbott Hall 138. All are welcome to both lectures.