UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/01/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 29 October 1st, 2012

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 16th, 2012 November 13th, 2012 December 11th, 2012 February 12th, 2012
March 12th, 2012 April 16th, 2012 May 14th, 2012  

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

October 2nd, 2012 October 23rd, 2012 November 6th, 2012 November 20th, 2012 December 4th, 2012
December 18th, 2012 January 22nd, 2012 February 19th, 2012 March 5th, 2012 March 19th, 2012
April 2nd, 2012 April 23rd, 2012 May 7th, 2012    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 - Hirshfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michele Parrinello, ETH-Z rich. "Molecular Dynamics of Nucleation and Growth of Crystals from Solution"
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 - Organic and Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonathan Lai, Einstein Medical School. "Filovirus Envelope Glycoproteins: Mechanism of Cell Entry and its Inhibition by Designed Peptides"
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 - Hirshfelder Lectures in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michele Parrinello, ETH-Z rich. "Proteins in Motion"
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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, All Day, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dek Woolfson, Bristol University.
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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 - Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa. "Surface Chemistry of Metal Oxide Nanomaterials in Gas and Aqueous Phase Environments"
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Friday, October 5th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 168 Noland Hall. Vladimir Novotny, Professor Emeritus, Marquette University and Northeastern University; Director Emeritus, Center for Urban Environmental Studies, Northeastern University; Managing Partner, AquaNova, LLC. "Prevention and Remediation of Advanced (Hyper) Eutrophication of Multipurpose Impoundments - A Case For Integrated Watershed Management"
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Monday, October 8th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Hofmann, Heidelberg University.
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Friday, October 12th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. David Sedlak, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC-Berkeley; Co-Director, Berkeley Water Center; Director, Berkeley Environmental Solutions Laboratory.
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1025 Engineering Centers Building. Colleen Hansel, Assistant Professor,  Environmental Sciences, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
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2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminars
A new seminar exploring X-ray diffraction and scattering methods will be meeting this year at noon on the first Monday of each month. We will be meeting in room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Please join us for an exciting series of discussions on X-ray methods and their uses the biological and chemical sciences, and to learn more about new research in our local X-ray community!
Have questions or would you like to be added to the X-ray superuser email list?
Contact Jim Keck: jlkeck@wisc.edu.
Fall Semester 2012
October 1st, 2012 - Craig Bingman - The CESG pipeline and new toys to help tackle the most challenging crystallographic efforts.
November 5th, 2012 - Ivan Rayment lab - Presenter and title TBA
December 3rd, 2012 - Katrina Forest lab - Presenter and title TBA
Spring semester 2013
February 4th, 2012 - Yongna Xing lab - Presenter and title TBA
March 4th, 2012 - Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA
April 1st, 2012 - Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA
May 6th, 2012 - Presenter and title TBA
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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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Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Morris. The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry beginning August 12, 2013. Responsibilities include: teaching a wide range of undergraduate chemistry courses including second semester general chemistry and those in the candidate's area of subfield; advising undergraduates; conducting research that could involve undergraduates; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program, the division, and the campus. The Chemistry program at the University of Minnesota, Morris is ACS certified. Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field by August 12, 2013. Two years experience teaching undergraduate chemistry courses is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) Preference will be given to a candidate with expertise in the area of biochemistry (broadly defined) and who can develop an introductory level course in biochemistry for the chemistry major. The University of Minnesota, Morris is a residential public liberal arts college serving over 1800 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, UMM is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 20% students of color (12% are American Indian students) and a growing international student population. The college values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University. This tenure-track position carries all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits and a collegial atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the position. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. in hand and at the Instructor level for those whose Ph.D. is pending. The standard teaching load is twenty credit hours per year.
Applications must include a letter of application describing how working at a small liberal arts college fits into your career plan, a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement documenting teaching effectiveness, a research statement proposing a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduates, and three letters of reference. Send applications to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair Division of Science and Mathematics University of Minnesota, Morris Morris, MN 56267-2128.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins November 15, 2012. Inquiries can be made to Ann Kolden, Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, at (320) 589-6301 or koldenal@morris.umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact: UMM Human Resources, (320)-589-6024, Room 309, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.
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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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