Chemistry Newsletter for 11/22/2010

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XXXIV - No. 41 November 22nd, 2010

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Bassam Shakhashiri Elected as ACS President
Congratulations to Professor Bassam Shakhashiri on his election as ACS President. Bassam will serve one year as President-elect, one year as President, and a final year as past President, all beginning in January, 2011. We wish him well in this major new endeavor! Congratulations Bassam!!
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011 March 22nd, 2011
April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010 January 18th, 2011 February 1st, 2011
February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011 April 5th, 2011
April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Joint Physical/Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 8tt, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor David Cane, Brown University.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Bergman.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Program - The University of Georgia
Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry. The Summer research program at the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry is designed to provide outstanding undergraduate chemistry, physics, and mathematics majors an opportunity to explore quantum chemistry at a world-class research institute. The program includes: Completion of an independent research project under the guidance of a senior group member; Abundant access to the Center's extensive computational resources; Lectures in molecular quantum mechanics; Programming projects which introduce the implementation of quantum chemical methods and scientific programming; a monthly stipend of $2,000, as well as a travel stipend of $400. Apply by February 1st, 2011. Please visit our website or send us an e-mail for more information about this summer program at the University of Georgia: web: http://www.ccqc.ugs.edu/summer, e-mail: summer@ccqc.uga.edu.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Laboratory/Executive Officer position with a start date beginning in January, 2011. We would appreciate it if you could bring this to the attention of associates in your department who may be interested in this position.  The position may be of special interest to senior postdoctoral students from all areas of chemistry. The advertisement for the position will appear in the November 29, 2010 issue of C&E News. Director of Chemical Laboratory: Full responsibility for support operation for vibrant graduate research program and large undergraduate teaching program in Chemistry.  Supervise technical and administrative staff, manage facilities, departmental instrumentation and safety.  Requires Master's degree in Chemistry or related science,  three years of full time experience in a research environment, one year of supervisory or management experience, and strong communication, organizational skills, and experience managing a budget. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and arrange to have three letters of reference be sent to: Executive Officer Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 121 Chemistry Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400; or fax (631) 632-7960. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For a full position description and/or application procedures, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. #WC-S-6551-10-10-S.)
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Lehigh University, a research-intensive (RU/H), doctoral-granting, private university invites candidates for the position of Chair, Department of Chemistry, beginning as early as July 1, 2011. Specialization is open, with consideration given to research that complements the department's strengths. Founded in 1865 and doctoral-granting since 1891, Lehigh University is committed to high quality education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have credentials and achievements in scholarship and funded research suitable to permit appointment as full professor. An AA/EEO employer, Lehigh seeks a diverse faculty that can contribute to the University's values and mission. Review of applications begins with the appearance of this announcement and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a brief description of research and administrative experience, a current curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and a written vision for leading the department to: inchairs@lehigh.edu. All information provided will remain confidential. and recommendations will be solicited only for leading candidates after the candidate has been informed.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Suffolk University invites applications for two tenure track positions to begin fall 2011, pending budget approval. The primary teaching responsibilities are physical chemistry and general chemistry, respectively. Both positions will have laboratory coordination responsibilities. Both candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and will be expected to develop an undergraduate research program. An earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral research required. Please send cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Martha Richmond, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University, 41 Temple Street, Boston, MA 02114. Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located on historic Beacon Hill in Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a divers  community. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is December 15, 2010.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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