Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 11/30/2015

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
  November 30th, 2015

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MATT BOWMAN RECEIVES A TAYLOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
Congratulations to Dr. Matt Bowman, who has been selected by the Department to receive a Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award.  The Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award was endowed by the Pharmacia Corporation to honor Emeritus Professor James Taylor.  The award ceremony will be held on Fri Dec 11th, 3:30 pm, seminar hall, to be followed by a departmental reception. Congratulations, Matt!
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STEPHEN BLOCK RECEIVES A TAYLOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Block, who has been selected by the Department to receive a Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award.  The Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award was endowed by the Pharmacia Corporation to honor Emeritus Professor James Taylor.  The award ceremony will be held on Fri Dec 11th, 3:30 pm, seminar hall, to be followed by a departmental reception. Congratulations, Stephen!
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NATALIE LENZ RECIEVES A TREWARTHA SENIOR THESIS GRANT
Natalie Lenz has been informed by the L&S Faculty Honors Committee, that she has been awarded a Trewartha senior thesis grant. This award is possible due to a generous endowment from Professor and Mrs. Trewartha more than 40 years ago. The L&S Faculty Honors Committee sent Natalie their congratulations for her successful proposal and are delighted that they can offer her this fellowship and are looking forward to hearing more about her research in the spring. Congratulations Natalie!!
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2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

12/08/2015 2/09/2016 3/08/2016
4/12/2016 5/10/2016  

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

12/01/2015 12/22/2015 1/19/2016 2/02/2016
2/16/2016 3/01/2016 3/29/2016 4/05/2016
4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016  

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SEMINARS
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Saturday, December 5th, 2015 - Department Outreach, 1:00 pm, TBD. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Monday, December 7th, 2015 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory R. Bowman, Washington University School of Medicine "Understanding and Exploiting Proteins' Alter Egos"
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Friday, December 11th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Department of Chemistry, "Taylor Teaching Award Symposium"
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 to Sunday, December 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Pacifichem Meeting - Honolulu"
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Heather Allen, Ohio State University "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anastasiya Vinokur, UW-Madison (Fredrickson Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Joshua Price, Brigham Young University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, January 21st, 2016 - Department, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Tim Bertram, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Special Department Seminar"
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Richard Kaner, University of California-Los Angeles "Exploring the Synthesis and Applications of Graphene"
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Monday, January 25th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Ric Kaner, UCLA "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Dr. Kenneth Kearns, Dow Chemical Company "Characterization of molecular level packing and thermal properties in glasses used for OLED applications: Perspectives from within industry and academia"
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Angela Marquard, UW Madison (Goldsmith Group) "Inorganic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, January 28th, 2016 - General, Department, Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Strieter, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Special Department Seminar - Title TBD"
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Thursday, January 28th, 2016 - Department, Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Hongrui Jiang, UW-Madison ECE "Title TBD"
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Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - General Outreach, 9:00 am, UW-Madison Engineering Hall. Dr. Matt Bowman, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Wisconsin Middle School Regional Science Bowl"
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TAYLOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARDS!
Bob McMahon announced the recipients of the Taylor Excellence in Teaching Awards last week. Stephen Block and Matt Bowman will be talking about their approaches to education at the award ceremony, which will be held on Fri Dec 11th, 3:30 pm in Seminar Hall.
At the same ceremony we will be honoring recipients of the Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Assistant Awards.  Since we missed last year's awards, the awards committee has selected 2 sets of TAs for acknowledgement.
For 2013-2014:  Ben Dunnington, Chris Jordan, Megan Livingston, Matt Stolt, Valerie Tripp, Michael Tylinski, and Anastasiya Vinokur.
For 2014-2015:  Manar Alherech, Eric Cueny, Greg Eyer, Reb Pinhancos, Sarah Specht, Lindy Stoll,
and Kelly Suralik.
Congratulations to these TAs and FAs.  And our thanks to them and to all the TAs who help Chemistry to deliver a high-quality education to our students.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Structural insight into substrate preference for TET- mediated oxidation.
Hu, LL; Lu, JY; Cheng, JD; Rao, QH; Li, Z; Hou, HF; Lou, ZY; Zhang, L; Li, W; Gong, W; Liu, MJ; Sun, C; Yin, XT; Li, J; Tan, XS; Wang, PC; Wang, YS; Fang, D; Cui, Q*; Yang, PY; He, C; Jiang, HL; Luo, C; Xu, YH.
NATURE, 527 (7576):118-122; 10.1038/nature15713 NOV 5 2015.
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Coevolution of RtcB and Archease created a multiple-turnover RNA ligase.
Desai, KK; Beltrame, AL; Raines, RT*.
RNA, 21 (11):1866-1872; 10.1261/rna.052639.115 NOV 2015.
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Photopatterning of Indomethacin Thin Films: a Solvent-Free Vapor-Deposited Photoresist.
Camera, KL; Gomez-Zayas, J; Yokoyama, D; Ediger, MD*; Ober, CK.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 7 (42):23398-23401; 10.1021/acsami.5b05361 OCT 28 2015.
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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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The University of Arizona's College of Science and College of Medicine are committed to building and maintaining a world class Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We thus seek applications from PhD scientists for tenure-eligible faculty positions beginning Fall 2016. Applicants with research and teaching interests in all areas of biochemistry, biological mass spectrometry, and bio-inorganic chemistry broadly interpreted, will be considered. The rank of these positions is open. Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor will be expected to establish and maintain a successful, independent research program. Applicants with highly visible, externally funded research programs will be considered for appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. To apply, please submit a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and Statements of Research Interests and Teaching Philosophy online at: http://uacareers.com/postings/6789 (Posting #F20281). Review of applications begins November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Contact information for references will be required to collect three reference letters. The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that new employees have proof of authorization to work in the U.S.A.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Chemical Biology Postdoctoral Positions at the University of North Carolina, has the following postdoctoral opportunities with potential candidates:
•    Optogenetics. I have an immediate postdoctoral opening for a project involving the design, construction, and characterization of optogenetic proteins. Experience with standard molecular biology techniques, protein expression and characterization is essential. Knowledge of routine mammalian cell culture and live cell imaging/fluorescence microscopy is a plus.
•    Eshelman Fellowship. Fellows will hold a two-year appointment at a stipend of $60,000 per year, as well as research support in the amount of $15,000 per year. This is an internal competition at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Details can be found at: http://unceii.org/programs/eshelman-fellows/. I am happy to support applicants for the Eshelman Fellowship who have an interest in all relevant areas of my research program: synthesis of photoresponsive reagents and drugs; light-mediated drug delivery; optogenetics, fluorescent microscopy, and animal models of human disease. Please see the following for publications from my group: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=lawrence+ds.
Contact: David S. Lawrence, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Chair, Division of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, and Pharmacology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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