Chemistry Newsletter for 11/12/2012

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER

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XXXVI - No. 35 - November 12th, 2012
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NO NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK
The Chemistry newsletter will not be published for the Thanksgiving week. Enjoy the week off and have a Happy Thanksgiving. The newsletter will return on November 26th, 2012.
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
November 13th, 2012
December 11th, 2012
February 12th, 2012
March 12th, 2012
April 16th, 2012
May 14th, 2012
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
November 20th, 2012
December 4th, 2012
December 18th, 2012
January 22nd, 2012
February 19th, 2012
March 5th, 2012
March 19th, 2012
April 2nd, 2012
April 23rd, 2012
May 7th, 2012
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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Weiping Tang, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Poul Peterson, Cornell University. "Watching Charges Move in Real Time by Ultrafast Continuum Mid-IR Spectroscopy"
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mi Hee Lim, University of Michigan. "Chemical Tools and Tactics to Study the Role of Metal-Associated Misfolded Proteins in Human Neurodegenerative Diseases"
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Friday, November 16th , 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Samera Hamad, ECT Graduate Student. "Spatial Distribution of Toxic Metals in Baghdad Soils-Iraq"
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Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Katrina Forest lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Friday, December 7th , 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Mercedes Ruiz, ECT Graduate Student.
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Friday, December 14th , 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Thomas Kuech, ECT Graduate Student.
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Monday, February 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Yongna Xing lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, March 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, April 1st, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, May 6th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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USNC IUPAC Young Observer Program
We are excited to announce that the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is now accepting applications for the 2013 Young Observer Program. U.S. National Committee's Young Observer Program.
47th IUPAC General Assembly
44th IUPAC Congress   "Clean Energy through Chemistry"
Istanbul, Turkey
August 8-16, 2013
We are seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to of the work of IUPAC to attend the General Assembly in Turkey, as Young Observers.
The Young Observer Program provides an excellent opportunity to become involved in the work of IUPAC, develop an international network of scientists and engineers, and represent your U.S. colleagues in the chemical sciences. Deadline for applications is February 4, 2013.
For more information, please visit: http://www.national-academies.org/usnc-iupac/yo,
http://iupac2013istanbul.org/.
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UNC Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity
Vice Chair for Diversity, Jeff Johnson, calls your attention to the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.  This program supports postdoctoral research appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has as its goal the advancement of scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education.  The program seeks to provide opportunities for scholarly development for the next generation of faculty at UNC and other research universities. http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm & http://www.chem.unc.edu/.
The application window for this program opens on November 11 via the link embedded above (I have also included a link to the Chemistry Department's home page).  I would appreciate it if you would make this opportunity known to your colleagues and graduate student body.  If you or they have any questions, please feel free to contact me: Jeff Johnson, Vice Chair for Diversity, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, e-mail: jsj@unc.edu.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Chemistry Division, http://www.iit.edu/csl/che at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant. Associate or full Professor to begin in August 2013 in the area of theoretical/computational chemistry with applications to biological chemistry or materials chemistry for energy. For junior level appointment a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. For senior level appointment a strong and sustained record of externally funded research is required. The successful candidate must establish and maintain a strong, externally funded research program. A commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Applications, containing a letter of interest, curriculum vita, concise research proposals, and a teaching statement should be submitted electronically as a single pdf to: chemistry_search@itt.edu. Junior applicants should also arrange to have three letters of references e-mailed to the same address or mailed to: Professor Ishaque Khan, Chemistry Division, Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. Review of applications will start December 3, 2012 and 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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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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