It is time for this snake to molt

Submitted by Faculty Flo / Slitherin' State University on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:23

It is hard to believe that the first BITeS post was in 2014! That post began "Welcome to a new feature of VIPEr -- VIPEr BITeS (Blogging Inorganic Teaching & Scholarship). VIPEr BITeS will be a venue for longer posts on a broad spectrum of topics." Over the years a wide range of topics were presented in BITeS posts ranging from incredibly serious and poignant to somewhat tongue in cheek (do snakes have cheeks?).

SLiThEr #19: Landing that job at a PUI

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 04/15/2021 - 09:01

Our final SLiThEr of the spring semester will take place on Thursday April 29th at 4 pm eastern (GMT-4). This event will be a long awaited reunion of a panel discussion that took place at the spring virtual ACS meeting. However, this time you don't have to register for the meeting and it will be recorded and posted for free on our YouTube channel. I will be moderating a panel consisting of Pius Adelani (St. Mary's), Mitch Anstey (Davidson), Kate Buettner (Gettysburg), Brett McCollum (Mt. Royal) and a mystery guest member of the IONiC Leadership Committee.

SLiThEr #18 - March 25th at 3 pm EDT

Submitted by Matt Cranswick / Colorado State University - Pueblo on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 14:45

There was a professor at Lafayette
Who decried in an apoplectic fit:
A publisher’s book,
Where will I look?
And has since succumbed to LibreText

Please join us for the penultimate SLiThEr of the semester by Chip Nataro, in which he will talk about his rapid adoption of a LibreText for the spring semester. We ask that you sign-up in advance here.


Spring 2021 SLiThEr Schedule

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 01/05/2021 - 14:10

Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one...

Final SLiTher of 2020 - Lucky Number 13

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Thu, 11/05/2020 - 13:23

At this point I feel like any time you can say the final _____ of 2020, it is a cause for celebration. And the fact that the final SLiThEr of this year is #13 seems incredibly appropriate.

Upcoming SLiThEr Schedule

Submitted by Flo / Slytherin' State on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:36

SLiThEr #11 – Implementing Green Chemistry in the Inorganic Laboratory

These are a few of my favorite sites

Submitted by Chip Nataro / Lafayette College on Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:15

An interesting discussion took place on the Discord last week (not on Discord - learn more here). The conversation was about Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) analysis and it mostly involved Anthony Fernandez, Lori Watson and Adam Johnson. But towards the end of that discussion, Kyle Grice jumped in with a great link to a site describing NBO. Although I wasn't that interested in learning more about NBO at that very moment, Kyle's link certainly found its way into my bookmarks.