Chemistry Newsletter 2/23/2009

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXIII - No. 7 February 23rd, 2009

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Professors Song Jin & Tehshik Yoon Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
We’re delighted to report that Professors Song Jin and Tehshik Yoon have both been selected to receive prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships. These fellowships provide $50,000 over a 2-year period. Please join us in congratulating both of them !
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Pat Wermeling of the Chemistry Business Office Retires
After more than 28 years of state service, Pat Wermeling has decided to retire as of March 1, 2009. Please take a moment to thank her for the many years of service to the Department of Chemistry and to wish her well. Good luck Pat!!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 24th, 2009

March 31st, 2009

April 21st, 2009

May 19th, 2009

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

March 3rd, 2009

March 10th, 2009

April 7th, 2009

April 14th, 2009

May 5th, 2009

May 12th, 2009

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SEMINARS
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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. “Ozone, Carbon Dioxide, and Unusual Kinetic Isotope Effects: From the Stratosphere to the Laboratory and Back Again”
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brent Gunnoe, North Carolina State University.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Cafiso, University of Virginia.
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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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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Analytical Sciences Chemistry, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Carr, University of Minnesota. “Fast 2DLC for Chemical Analysis: The Promises and the Challenges”
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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. “Dissecting the Origins of Emergent Behavior in Populations of Bacteria”
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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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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - A Musical Concert sponsored by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 1:15 p.m., Room 1315 (Seminar Hall) Chemistry Building. Featuring Chemistry Professor John Berry, pre-med senior Krista Stewart, Graduate Students Stephanie Frye and Kristin Ihde, Music Professor Marc Fink, and Chemical Engineering Professor John Yin, and music professor Christopher Taylor in a musical performance under the auspices of the Science, Arts, and Humanities Program of WISL.

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Friday, March 27th, 2009 - GSFLC Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neal Lane, Rice University.
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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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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard Parkin, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, April 4th, 2009 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jae Schwartz of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry 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 7th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Njardarson, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive. Professor Nidhal Guessoum, Department of Physics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Public Lecture on “Science and Islam”
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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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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malcolm Chisholm, The Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Timperman, West Virginia University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “From Bare FeO+ to Cytochrome P-450: New Insight in the Intriguing Mechanisms of C-H Bond Oxygenation”
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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. “Attochemistry”
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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. “Remembering Professor Bernstein”
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Maurice Brookhart, UNC Chapel Hill.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas, Austin.
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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 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Roush, Scripps.
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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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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - McElvain Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl Wieghardt, Max Planck Institute. “Coordination Chemistry with Radicals: Where are the Valence Electrons?”
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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor E. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - PUI Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “The design of a First Year Quantitative Integrated Science/Math Course”
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - WISELI Lecture on Women in Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “Is an Academic Position at a Primary Undergraduate Institution the Right Choice for Me?”
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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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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - Inorganic & Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University.
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Turpin, Rutgers University.
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Babak Parviz, University of Washington, Seattle. “Engineering Self-Assembly Across the Size Scale for Building Functional Devices”
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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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None For This Newsletter
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Nebraska Wesleyan University invites application for an assistant professor to teach in an established graduate program in forensic science attracting students to tracks in biology and chemistry, investigation sciences, and behavioral sciences. This is a fixed term position, starting August, 2009. This is an on-going position with yearly contracts. After three years of employment, a three-year contract may be offered, based on a successful review. The successful candidate will teach core courses in forensic sciences (a subset from among the following: Introduction to Forensic Science, Fundamentals of Evidence Processing, Cold case Investigation, Medico-Legal Death Investigation, Forensic Biology) and courses in the biology-chemistry track (a subset from among the following fields: Forensic Biology, Forensic DNA, Forensic Chemistry, Analytical Sciences as a Basis for Forensic Investigation). Specialized equipment available include GC-MS, triple quadrupole MS, DNA-analyzer (ABI310), PCR, RT-PCR. An earned or nearly completed Ph.D. in Forensic Science or a natural science or related field is required. Prior graduate-level teaching and experience is a forensic laboratory are desirable. Send letter of application, current CV, graduate transcripts and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Melissa Connor, Director, Forensic Science Program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. Review of materials will begin immediately 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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