Chemistry Newsletter - 03/10/2008

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXII - No. 10 March 10th, 2008

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Ieva Reich Selected to Receive Chancellor's Hilldale Award
We are thrilled to report that Ieva Reich has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching! This is a true tribute to the outstanding teaching and mentoring that Ieva does. There is an award symposium associated with this, which is tentatively scheduled for April 24th. Please join us in extending congratulations on Ieva on this singular honor!
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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

 

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tabb of Vanderbilt University. “Looking in the Proteomic Blind Spot: Inferring Sequences from Peptide Tandem Mass Spectra”
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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College. “Chemical Composition of Individual Aerosol Particles: SOA, Biofuels, and Beyond”
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lara Mahal, University of Texas - Austin.
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Mayer, University of Washington.
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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Whitesides of Harvard University. “Simple Solutions”
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Friday, March 28th, 2008 - Department Colloquium - The Fifth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University. “Reinventing Chemistry”
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. “Water in Confined Spaces”
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gui Bazan, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gary Siuzdak of the Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry. “Mass-based Metabolomics from Solutions and Surfaces”
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).
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Friday, April 4th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Carey, New Glarus Brewing Company. “Brewing Beer for Wisconsin: Science, Technology and Moral Responsibility”
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.
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Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Gross of Washington University. “Analytical Mass Spectrometric Developments and Applications in Immunology and Cancer”
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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Tom Baker, Los Alamos National Lab.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott Hanton of Air Products.
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).
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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary E. Galvin, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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Monday, April 21th, 2008, Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor John M. Herbert, The Ohio State University. “Trouble with TD-DFT: Theoretical Investigation of Excited Electronic States in DNA Oligomers and Other Large Molecules”
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Using Nanoparticles to Control Biological Function”
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratories.
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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vicki Wysocki of the University of Arizona.
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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group).
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University. “Physical Insights into Histone Lysine Methylation from Multiscale Simulations”
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Deryn Fogg, University of Ottawa.
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nien Hui Ge of the University of California, Irvine. “Beyond One Dimension: Coherent 2D IR Spectroscopy as a Structural Probe of Peptides”
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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).
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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University. “Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting; the Magic of Microfluidics”
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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher C. Cummins, MIT.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - McElvain Series Seminar in Materials Chemistry, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nate Lewis of Cal Tech.
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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).
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Friday, May 9th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology. “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology”
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Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards

Honor the graduate student in your department who takes the time to help others succeed in graduate school. Nominate them for the Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards. Write a letter detailing how this graduate student exhibited mentorship qualities. Include the e-mail address for you and for the nominee. Submit the letter to: MGN in room 408 Bascom Hall, or e-mail it to: MGN@bascom.wisc.edu by march 28th. Any student or staff can submit a nomination on behalf of a graduate student. Individuals or groups can combine to submit a single letter on behalf of a nominee. Recipients will be honored at a reception on April 22nd at 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union. If you have questions, contact the Multicultural Graduate Network, (MGN), at: mgn@bascom.wisc.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University invites applications for a Director of Introductory Laboratories. Responsibilities include assisting faculty teaching General Chemistry, training and supervising laboratory Teaching Assistants, and updating the laboratory curriculum to meet evolving needs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, relevant teaching experience, and a strong interest in innovation of laboratory programs. Appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer (3-year renewable) or Senior Lecturer (5-year renewable), depending on experience. Position includes opportunity to lecture in the summer session. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Review of applications will begin on March 10, 2008, and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Department of Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College invites nominations and applications for a one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2008. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate should have prior experience with coursework and/or research in environmental chemistry. Primary responsibilities will include General Chemistry, associated labs, a January-Term course, and a 200-level Environmental Chemistry course with lab. To apply, send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: Dr. Lawrence W. Potts, Chair Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498, http://www.gustavus.edu/humanresources. For more details, visit the department web site at: http://www.gustavus.edu/academics/chem or contact Dr. Potts at 507-933-7320 or potts@2ustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin in late March, and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of North Alabama ("UNA") is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene beginning August 2008 or January 2009. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry with post-doctoral experience preferred. UNA is a fully accredited comprehensive regional university with four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing and allied health. The Department offers an ACS-certified chemistry major. Teaching duties may include biochemistry and general or introductory chemistry in addition to organic chemistry courses. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and in research appropriate for an undergraduate department. In addition, participation in college service and student advisement is expected. Available instrumentation includes UV-vis, FTIR, 300-MHz NMR, AAS, HPLC, IC, and GC-MS. Salary is commensurate with degree, rank and experience. Submit electronically via http://www.jobs.una.edu a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring), and contact information for three references. Review of application material will begin April 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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