Chemistry Newsletter - 04/21/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 16 April 21st, 2008

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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.

May 13th, 2008

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

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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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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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ann E. Weber, Merck & Company. “Design and Synthesis of Selective DPP-4 Inhibitors: Discovery of JANUVIA™ (Sitagliptin), a New treatment for Type 2 Diabetes”

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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). “Preparation and Application of Highly Functionalized Organomagnesium Reagents”

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Friday, April 25th, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Tasha Stoiber, EC&T. “Differential Gene Expression in Response to Copper and Cadmium Metal Stress in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”

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Monday, April 28th, 2008 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Markus Meuwly, University of Basel, Switzerland.Quantitative Atomistic Simulations: From Ligands in Myoglobin to Doped Ices”

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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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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah. “Guanine Oxidation Leading to Hydantoins: Bioorganic Mechanisms and Implications for Evolution”

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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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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Chemistry Lecturer position at UW-Whitewater. Full-time Lecturer position in Chemistry that we have available starting in late August. A full description may be found at: http://www.uww.edu/employment/jobs/Chemistry_-_Lecturer.html. If there are any graduate students, post-docs or academic staff in your department seeking employment, please contact me directly at: Steve Anderson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Phone: 262.472.5121, E-mail: andersos@uww.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON APRIL 28th, 2008.