hemistry Newsletter for 11/08/2010

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XXXIV - No. 39 November 8th, 2010

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Chemistry's Partners in Giving Auction is This FRIDAY!!!!
Watch your e-mail this week for a more complete and detailed description of the who, what, when, where and how update on the auction!!! Don't forget to check out the auction items in the Chemistry homepage at: http://partnersingiving.chem.wisc.edu/auction_items.
The Chemistry Department, in conjunction with the annual "Partners in Giving" campaign, will be holding a silent auction on Friday, November 12th.  The event will be held in the Harrison Parlor of Lathrop Hall on the UW campus.  Prior to the actual auction, donations will be collected from faculty, staff, and students within the Chemistry Department.  These items (or gift certificates) will be available for viewing in the display case outside the mail room.  The items will also be listed on a web site for viewing, with a link on the department page.
In addition to donations from department members, silent auction committee members will also be soliciting donations of food or gift certificates from local vendors.  It is hoped that with wholehearted participation from both the department and the Madison business community, the campaign will be significantly higher than in past years.
If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please contact committee members as listed below.  Thank you for your anticipated participation!
Cheri Stephens (608-262-9668)
Kristi Heming (608-262-6815)
Sue Martin Zernicke (608-263-4450)
Bruce Goldade (608-262-9668)
Other committee members include Dr. Ieva Reich, Rosana Perez Ellmann and Jeff Burkett.
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Tehshik Yoon Receives Eli Lilly Grant
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Tehshik Yoon for receiving a prestigious Eli Lilly Grant in pharmaceutical chemistry. There were only three recipients nationally this year. The award includes $100,000 in unrestricted funds over two years. Keep an eye out for Tehshik's smiling face in a forthcoming issue of C&E News. Congratulations Tehshik!!
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 9th, 2010 December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011
March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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

November 16th, 2010 December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010 January 18th, 2011
February 1st, 2011 February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011
April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley. "Development and Applications of New, Practically Useful Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions"
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University. "Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Thursday, November 11th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Peng S. Wei, Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. "Thermal Science in Weld Beads"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Joint Physical/Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Joint Physical/Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor David Cane, Brown University.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Robert Bergman.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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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 department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of biochemistry or bioorganic chemistry and analytical chemistry. Applicants with research programs in any sub-field(s) of these two disciplines are welcome; however, in the latter case expertise in mass spectrometry is preferred. The appointments commence August 2011. The positions, which require a Ph.D., are anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to establish strong research programs and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD/MS) levels. The Department is a highly cross-disciplinary and interactive group of faculty, post- doctoral fellows, Ph.D., MS and undergraduate students engaged in cutting edge research at the molecular level, working in excellent laboratory facilities in a recently renovated building. The University is strategically situated on a suburban campus in the intellectually and culturally vibrant Baltimore-Washington corridor, which enhances the dynamic educational and research opportunities afforded by its diversity, intermediate size and world-class infrastructure. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statements of teaching philosophy; and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, (Biochemistry/Bioorganic Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry) Faculty Search Committee at: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Electronic submissions can be made to chemsearch@umbc.edu
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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establishing an active and innovative research program in any area of Theoretical Chemistry. For further information, the complete position description and qualifications, and online application instructions please view https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/8277. Applications should be received by December 1, 2010 for full consideration.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Suffolk University invites applications for two tenure track positions to begin fall 2011, pending budget approval. Primary Teaching Responsibilities: Physical chemistry and general chemistry, respectively. Requirements & Responsibilities: Both positions will have laboratory coordination responsibilities; Both candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and will be expected to develop an undergraduate research program. Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral research required. To apply: Please send cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Martha Richmond, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University, 41 Temple Street, Boston, MA 02114. Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located on historic Beacon Hill in Boston.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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