Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 10/31/2016

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 30 October 31st, 2016

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THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE
Two members of our Department, Prof. Catherine Jackson (joint with History of Science) and Tracy Drier, were featured recently in UW news. Please go to: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/scientific-glassblowing to see "The beauty of science" Scientific glassblowing lights up intersection of art, history, science, October 14th 2016, Mary Ellen Gabriel, Arts & Humanities, Faculty, Natural & Physical Sciences.
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2016 ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI
SOLD OUT  2016 Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri
All tickets for the December 3 and December 4 programs have been issued. Wisconsin Public Television will video record the program for telecasting on:

December 18 at 6:30 a.m. December 21 at 2:30 p.m. December 22 at 8:00 a.m. December 23 at 11:00 a.m. December 24 at 8:00 a.m.

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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

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, 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 "CCHF Virtual Seminar with Merck Chemists"
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan "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: Water splitting and the making of renewable chemicals"
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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: From surface science to nanoparticles - a rational design of heterogeneous and electro-catalysts"
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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 "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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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "Monsanto Info. Session"
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "Monsanto On-Campus Interviews"
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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Incyte is recruiting for a PhD NMR spectroscopist to join their analytical team there at Incyte. We are hoping that any potential candidates or professors who may have students interested will apply for this postion. The position will entail the structure elucidation of small molecules, synthetic intermediates, metabolites and low level impurities from samples submitted from our medicinal chemistry, process chemistry, and ADME groups. The NMR lab is well equipped with a 600 MHz CryoProbe; a 500 MHz and two 400 MHz Bruker instruments. Candidates may send their CVs directly to: Andrew P. Combs, PhD., Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry, Incyte Corporation, 1801 Augustine Cut-Off, Wilmington, DE 19803, Phone: (302)-498-6832, e-mail: acombs@incyte.com.
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Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, Davis. The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist. Individuals specializing in the study of enzyme intermediates such as nitrogenase and/or hydrogenase are strongly encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required. To assure full consideration, submit the following materials by October 31, 2016 to: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01299. An up-to-date CV (including publication list), a research statement, contact info for 3-5 references and, if PhD was obtained during 2014 or later, transcripts are required. References will be contacted on all top applicants. Applications completed by October 31, 2016 will receive full consideration. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin July 2017. The initial term of appointment is two years, with the possibility of an additional reappointment for up to one year, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer a total of five courses per year in areas suited to the candidate's field of expertise. Ph.D. required and candidates with postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/39001. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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