Chemistry Newsletter - 12/15/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 41 December 15th, 2008

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Brian Karas & Dianne Mitchell Win L&S Classified Staff Excellence Awards

We’re pleased to announce that Brian Karas and Dianne Mitchell have won two of the five 2008 Classified Staff Excellence Awards given by the College of Letters & Science. They received cash awards in November, and will be honored at an awards ceremony in the Spring. Brian is the Organic Lab Prep Tech, and Dianne Mitchell is a Financial Specialist in charge of Purchasing. Please join us in congratulating Brian and Dianne on jobs well done!!

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Rosana Ellmann, New Academic Department Manager

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Rosana Ellmann has accepted our offer to be the new Academic Department Manager, replacing Carolyn Williams. Those of us who interviewed Rosana were impressed by her intelligence and ability, and we were very pleased when she agreed to come here. She will be starting January 5, 2009. We’ll send out a reminder when she starts so you can come down and meet her.

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John Moore selected as an Honored Instructor by students in the Chadbourne Residential College

Professor John Moore has been selected as an Honored Instructor by students in the Chadbourne Residential College. The designation is given to instructors for their excellence in teaching and is certainly a well deserved honor. Please join us in congratulating John for his receipt of this recognition!

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2008 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings in December

Dec. 16: Department Meeting

Dec. 23: Finance Committee, if necessary

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”

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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.

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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University http://www.ksu.edu/chem invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry for the 20092010 academic year. We seek an outstanding instructor to teach core undergraduate lectures in Organic Chemistry (Organic I and II) as well as two semesters of a one-semester General Organic Chemistry lecture course. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (ABD candidates may be considered). Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach effectively in undergraduate core courses. There will be opportunity to conduct research in collaboration with a faculty member once teaching duties are met. The initial appointment will be for a one -year term with a possibility of a second year term contingent upon performance and availability of funding. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of references sent to: Professor Mark Hollingsworth, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 66506. Screening will begin on Feb. 16, 2009. Full details available at: http://www.ksu.edu/chem/news/positions.html.

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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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