Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/24/2016

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 29 October 24th, 2016

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

NOVEMBER 8 DECEMBER 13 FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9

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

Oct 25 Nov15 Nov 29 (If Needed) Dec 6 Dec 20 (If Needed)
Jan 17 Feb 7 Feb 21 Mar 7 Mar 28
Apr 18 May 2 May 16    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Libai Huang, Purdue University "Ultrafast Nanoscopy of Energy and Charge Transport"
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Martha Stipanuk, Cornell University "Chem Bio/Inorganic Seminar, Cysteine dioxygenase: From mouse to molecule to mouse"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor R. Daniel Little, UC Santa Barbara "Organic Seminar "Having Fun with Reactive Intermediates""
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. John Turner, National Renewable Energy Lab "Semiconductor Systems and Catalysis for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Special Event, 6:00 pm, Picnic Point. Sponsored by John & Beverly Schrag Memorial Fund, UW-Madison "Analytical Bonfire at Picnic Point!"
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Supercooled water: three-body interactions, IR spectra in no man's land, and the liquid-liquid critical point."
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 - General, Inorganic Seminar, 3:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Featured Panel, Merck "NSF- CCHF virtual seminar"
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan "Inorganic/Chem Bio - Adventures in Metalloprotein Design"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Jenifer Smith, Director of Department of Forensic Science in Washington DC "Analytical McElvain Seminar by Director of Dept. of Forensic Sciences in DC"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. "AbbVie Info Session for BS Chemists"
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 9341. "P&G Info. Session"
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. "AbbVie Interviews for BS Chemists"
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Friday, November 4th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. "P&G On-Campus Interviews"
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Monday, November 7th, 2016 - General, Materials Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche Materials Seminar: From surface science to nanoparticles - a rational design of heterogeneous and electro-catalysts"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - Materials, Physical Special Event, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ib Chorkendorff, Dept. of Physics, Technical University of Denmark "Meloche PChem Seminar: Water splitting and the making of renewable chemicals"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. GSFLC and Partners in Giving Silent Auction, UW-Madison "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Walter Weare, North Carolina State University "Inorganic seminar - Controlling the Energetics and Lifetimes of Excited States in Unconventional Chromophores: Ligand-to-Metal (LMCT) and Metal-to-Metal (MMCT) Charge Transfer"
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:30 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Being Heard and How to Advocate for Yourself"
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Friday, November 18th, 2016 - General Special Event, 3:30 pm, Chem 9341. Luis Pinero and David Blom, UW Madison Office of Equity and Diversity "Creating an Inclusive Educational Environment"
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - General Special Event, 1:00 pm, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, TBA. "Coffee, Communication, and Careers: Non-Verbal Communications"
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. "Organic Seminar"
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2017 MILLIKEN GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Call for applications!
Milliken & Company invites graduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, polymer science, or related PhD program to apply to the 2017 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium. The Milliken Graduate Research Symposium, organized and hosted by our global Research organization, provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with leading industrial researchers in their working environment. Students applying should plan to defend after December 2016. Based on the application, including reference letters, eight to ten graduate students will be invited to participate in the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium. All invited students participating in the two-day Graduate Research Symposium will have expenses provided (transportation, meals, and lodging) and receive an honorarium.
During the symposium, invited graduate students will:
     •    Present their work in a 45-minute talk
     •    Receive travel and accommodations with $1000 honorarium
     •    Participate in roundtable discussions about corporate research
     •    Network with industrial researchers
     •    Tour labs, collaborative spaces, Innovation Gallery, and Rapid Prototype Center
The 2017 Graduate Research Symposium will take place April 12-14, 2017 at Milliken's corporate headquarters, Roger Milliken Center, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. More details about the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium and the application process can be found on our website. The application deadline is January 31st, 2017.
Thank You, 2016 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium Committee, Sara Arvidson, Richard Lawson, Sudhanshu Srivastava, Eduardo Torres and Nic Treat.
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INTERNSHIP AT DOW AGROSCIENCES
Shravan Sukumar, a 2016 Biochemistry PhD graduate from UW-Madison and currently working as a computational biologist at Dow AgroSciences based in Indianapolis, is writing to let you know that DAS is recruiting students for summer internships in different fields. In particular, my group is looking for an intern with experience in computational protein design, molecular modeling and/or machine learning. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application for the Computer Science & IT internship at this link before November 1, 2016. http://www.dowagro.com/en-us/careers/student-internships/science-laborat.... More details regarding the internship can be found on the link. Please share this internship posting with your mailing list.
Contact: Shravan Sukumar, ECTC-Computational Biology, Dow AgroSciences, LLC, Email: Ssukumar@dow.com.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Structure of room temperature ionic liquids.
Yethiraj, A*.
Journal of Physics-condensed Matter, 28 (41):SI 10.1088/0953-8984/28/41/414020 OCT 19 2016.
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Investigation of a potential HCHO measurement artifact from ISOPOOH.
St Clair, JM; Rivera-Rios, JC; Crounse, JD; Praske, E; Kim, MJ; Wolfe, GM; Keutsch, FN*; Wennberg, PO; Hanisco, TF.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (9):4561-4568; 10.5194/amt-9-4561-2016 SEP 16 2016.
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Valosin-containing protein (VCP)-Adaptor Interactions are Exceptionally Dynamic and Subject to Differential Modulation by a VCP Inhibitor.
Xue, L; Blythe, EE; Freiberger, EC; Mamrosh, JL; Hebert, AS; Reitsma, JM; Hess, S; Coon, JJ*; Deshaies, RJ.
Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, 15 (9):2970-2986; 10.1074/mcp.M116.061036 SEP 2016.
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On Electronic and Charge Interference in Second Harmonic Generation Responses from Gold Metal Nanoparticles at Supported Lipid Bilayers.
Troiano, JM; Kuech, TR; Vartanian, AM; Torelli, MD; Sen, A; Jacob, LM; Homers, RJ; Murphy, CJ; Pedersen, JA*; Geiger, FM.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 1932-7447, SEP 22, 2016, VL 120.
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Clarithromycin and Tetracycline Binding to Soil Humic Acid in the Absence and Presence of Calcium.
Christl, I; Ruiz, M; Schinidt, JR*; Pedersen, JA*.
Environmental Science & Technology, Amer Chemical Soc, SN 0013-936X, 1520-5851, SEP 20, 2016, VL 50.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The University of California, Merced is seeking applicants for a Teaching Faculty position in Chemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) or LSOE (Lecturer with Security of Employment) level beginning July 1, 2017.  I would like to ask for your assistance in identifying excellent candidates for this position.  The LPSOE and LSOE tracks parallel the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor tracks and carry full membership in the Academic Senate.  Advancement is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching is required.  Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, chemical education, and/or educational grant writing is desirable.
The duties of the teaching faculty position consist of: lecture and laboratory instruction in upper and lower division undergraduate chemistry courses, instructional innovation in undergraduate teaching, extramural grant writing, and training and oversight of graduate TAs and temporary lecturers.  Scholarly activity is strongly considered for the promotion and merit process, and may consist of chemical education, scholarship of teaching and learning, and/or undergraduate research initiatives.
For more information or to apply, visit: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2016.
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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Cleanroom Staff: Research Assistant Professor.
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/) seeks to hire additional cleanroom staff as we open our new 14,000 sq. ft. core facilities in the new Engineering and Science Building (ESB) pictured below. A Ph.D. and expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired:
RIE, ALD, MOCVD, and XPS. VINSE staff are expected to enable the Institute to excel in our complete mission of discovery, education, outreach, and innovation. New staff will be actively involved in the development and implementation of standard processes in the cleanroom, provide users with training and support for processes and equipment in the cleanroom, support VINSE course related activities including significant interaction with undergraduate and graduate students, and ensure the facility complies with all general health and safety standards.
Applications including, a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8286. Vanderbilt University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, please visit our web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a non-tenure track Faculty position for an instructor to teach organic and general chemistry courses commencing spring semester 2017, with a start date of 01/08/2017.
For further details and to view this Job Opening go to: TAM:https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu/psp/hrs-fd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRPM.HRS_JO....
UW-W Webpage: Lecturer in Chemistry - 12341 - https://my.uww.edu/employment/jobs/12341.html.
Contact: Hephzibah J. Kumpaty, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater WI-53190; Ph: (262-472-1097); e-mail: kumpatyh@uww.edu.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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University of Washington (Seattle). Department of Chemistry, Tenure-line Faculty Position in Inorganic Chemistry.
Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington. Outstanding candidates in all areas of inorganic chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving inorganic chemistry will be considered for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; a hire at the Professor level may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop innovative, vigorous, externally-funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent degree by date of appointment.
For information about the Department and to apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/38686; applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests, and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 14, 2016. The search will be led by Professor Julia Kovacs; please direct all inquiries or disability accommodation requests to search@chem.washington.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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