Chemistry Newsletter for 3/22/2010

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XXXIV - No. 16 March 22nd, 2010

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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 30th, 2010 April 20th, 2010
May 11th, 2010

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

April 6th, 2010 April 13th, 2010
May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.
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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Masashi Watanabe, Lehigh University. "Atomic-resolution EELS and XEDS imaging in Aberration-corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy"
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Monday, April 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Student Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeremiah Erickson, Dahl Group.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Kelly, Pfizer Corp.
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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.
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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. "Interplay Between Cluster Nature and Exohedral Chemistry in Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Fullerenes"
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University. "Physics-based framework for determining transferable potentials from a databank of structures for different proteins"
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado. "Controlling Excited-State Energy Conversion in Metal Complexes and Solar-Cell
Materials through Phase-Shaping and Molecular Structure"
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University. "Quantum Origin of Anomalous Isotope Effect in Ozone Formation"
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara. "Simulations of Protein Aggregation in the Cellular Milieu"
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Vanderwal, University of California-Irvine.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland. "Quantum Entanglement and Born-Oppenheimer Breakdown in Chemical Reactions"
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Wednesday, May 12th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 13th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - Lilly Young Investigator Lecture in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobias Ritter, Harvard University.
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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, Smith College. The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. Primary responsibility is teaching introductory organic courses and laboratories; the visiting Assistant Professor may also choose to advise undergraduate research students. Applicants must have a PhD. in chemistry and a commitment to excellence, in teaching; prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. To apply, submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu with letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts; mail three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Smith College, Northampton, A 01063. Review of applications will begin March 29, 2010.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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None for this Newsletter
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