UW-Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/24/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 32 October 24th, 2011

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Chemistry Librarian Emily Wixson is Retiring
After 30 years as a science Librarian, Emily Wixson is retiring. Emily received her MLS from UW-Madison SLIS in the time before online catalogs and databases.  Other than short stints in a state agency library and a biotechnology company library, Emily has been on the UW-Madison campus at Steenbock Library, the Biotechnology Center, and the Chemistry Library for most of her career.  Her love of chemistry information started with teaching students to use the printed version of "Chemical Abstracts".  After taking some time off for family, Emily was hired by the General Library System in 1997 to develop online and classroom training materials for Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire.  Emily's enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge of chemical information led to the development of a tremendously successful program of library information instruction in support of the chemistry curriculum.
Please join the Department on Friday, Dec. 2, 3-5pm for a reception in Emily's honor.  Details will be forthcoming.
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 8th, 2011 December 13th, 2011 February 14th, 2012
March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

November 1st, 2011 November 15th, 2011 December 6th, 2011 December 20th, 2011
January 17th, 2012 February 7th, 2012 February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012
March 20th, 2012 April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research. "Chemistry and Composition of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Tucker, UW-Madison - Mecozzi Group.
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sucheewin Chotchatchawankul, Graduate Student, UW-Madison - Landis Group. "Development of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Heterogeneous Catalysis"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard L. Brutchey, University of Southern California.
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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - Materials Science Program Seminar, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Yugang Sun, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory. "Nucleation Engineering: A Powerful Strategy for Controlled Nanoparticle Synthesis"
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Cremer, Texas A&M University.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Motomu Kanai, University of Tokyo.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Adams, UW-Madison, Schomaker Group.
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 - Materials/Organic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Yu, Johns Hopkins University. "Tinkering with Nature's Tissue Scaffolds: Study and Application of Collagen and Collagen Mimetic Peptide Hybridization"
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Friday, November 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 chemistry Building. Professor Martin Zanni, UW Madison. "2D IR: What is it Good For?"
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Monday, November 7th, 2011- Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Morris Bullock, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Tying Up the Ends: Recognition and Regulation of Telomeres"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute.
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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Debra Zamble, University of Toronto.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Meijler, Ben Gurion University.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ned Thomas, Rice University. "Multiscale Periodic Polymer Composites"
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Monday, November 14th, 2011 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rudy M. Baum, Editor in Chief, Chemical & Engineering News. ""Sustainable Growth" Is An Oxymoron"
Baum Seminar
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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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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.
NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON OCTOBER 31st, 2011