UW-Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 12/05/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 38 December 5th, 2011

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Rosana Pérez-Ellmann; Kat Myhre; Ed Vasiukevicius Win L&S Classified Awards
Each year, the College of Letters & Science gives 5 awards for excellence to classified staff members.  It gives us a very great pleasure to announce that for 2011-12, 3 of those 5 awards are going to Chemistry Department employees!  Department Administrator Rosana Pérez-Ellmann, Organic Divisional Coordinator Kat Myhre, and Machinist Ed Vasiukevicius will all receive award plaques from Dean Gary Sandefur at a recognition ceremony in the Spring. They will also receive cash awards next week.  Please congratulate them when you have the opportunity. Chemistry is blessed with many fine staff who make this Department run smoothly; please thank all of them. Congratulations to our award-winning staff!
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

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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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 - Department Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Evan Miller, University of California-San Diego. "Chemical Tools to Illuminate the Brain"
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Friday, December 9th, 2011 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Michael Schuder, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean, Carroll University. "Comparison of UK Measurement and Model Ozone Concentrations Using Openair"
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Monday, December 12th, 2012 - Department Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Etienne Garand, Yale University. "Probing Non-covalent Interactions Through Vibrational Spectroscopy of Cold Complexes"
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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 - Chemical Biology Ph.D Program Webinar - Seminar,  Ebling Symposium Center - Microbial Sciences Building. Professor Peter Seeberger, Max-Plank Institute; Sigma-Aldrich. Webinar- 2:30 p.m.: "Using Synthetic Tools Prepared by Automated Oligosaccharide Chemistry to Interrogate Complex BIological Systems" Seminar - 3:30 p.m.: "Carbonydrate-Based Vaccines"
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Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - Chemical Biology-Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Seeberger, Max-Plank Institute; Hirshman Lecture.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2011 - Department Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Shane Ardo, California Institute of Technology. "Transfer of Charge, Ions and Energy at Sensitized Semiconductor Interfaces"
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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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Olin College, Multiple Faculty Positions. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering seeks applicants to join its full-time faculty in their work of bringing positive change to engineering education and in preparing students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions, and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world. Our programs emphasize inquiry-based learning and team-based projects in a community of engaged, self-directed learners. Olin faculty develop and deliver a broad-based and rigorous engineering curriculum that emphasizes creativity, design and entrepreneurial thinking within the context of a liberal education. Faculty are expected to be excellent and inspirational educators and to pursue programs of scholarship and intellectual vitality that contribute to the college's mission. Olin faculty have opportunities for collaboration with colleagues from key partner institutions in the Boston area and across the country and abroad. The College is located in Needham, MA, with convenient access to Boston and the Rte. 128 technology corridor. We seek candidates with excellent scholarly credentials who have diverse interests, intellectual curiosity, passion for undergraduate education, and the ability to communicate and work well in teams. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with expertise in Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Mathematics who have the desire and the ability to contribute to cross-disciplinary learning. While we primarily seek candidates at the Assistant Professor rank, outstanding candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Review of applications will begin DECEMBER 1, 2011. Candidates should submit a cover letter which includes a substantive and specific description of their potential contributions to both Olin's educational program and mission. Candidates should also submit a curriculum vitae, a statement addressing their teaching record and goals, and a statement addressing their record and goals for research and/or other forms of intellectual vitality. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to: facultysearch@olin.edu. Where circumstances prevent this, candidates may instead submit only the names and contact information for at least three references. Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and specifically invites and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Please submit materials and enquiries to: facultysearch@olin.edu. For more information, see http://www.olin.edu/search.
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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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