UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/13/2014

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 31 October 13th, 2014

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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Oct 14, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014 Feb 10, 2015
Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015  

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

Oct 21, 2014 Nov 4, 2014 Nov 18, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Dec 16, 2014
Jan 20, 2015 Feb 3, 2015 Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015
Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Rodney Priestley, Princeton University "Confined Glassy Properties and Constrained Volume Processing of Polymer Nanoparticles"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Uttam Tambar, UT Southwestern "Catalytic Asymmetric [2,3]-Rearrangements"
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lynn Mazzoleni, Michigan Technological Institute "Unraveling the complexity of atmospheric aerosol organic matter: Insights from ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry"
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Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 10:00 am, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Department of Chemistry "Science is Fun Extravaganza at the Wisconsin Science Festival"
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor William Wimley, Tulane University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Andrew Marcus, University of Oregon "Studies of structure and dynamics of protein-DNA complexes by single molecule and two-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Science as a Vehicle for Meeting Societal Challenges"
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Monday, October 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Rana Mohtadi, TEMA TTC Toyota "McElvain Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard University "Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Production Surface Chemistry Guiding Catalyst Discovery"
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Linda Doerrer, Boston University "Transition Metal Complexes with Fluorinated Alkoxides for C-H and O-H bond Oxidation Reactions"
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "Inaugural Gilbert Stork Lectures-Ian Paterson"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jonathan P. Reid, University of Bristol "Studying Aerosols, One Particle at a Time"
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ian Paterson, University of Cambridge UK "Inaugural Gilbert Stork Lectures-Ian Paterson"
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Amanda Reig, Ursinus College "Variations on a Theme: Using a De Novo Protein Scaffold to Understand Functional Tuning in Dinuclear Non-Heme Iron Enzymes"
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Greg Fu, Caltech "Aldrich Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Schelter, University of Pennsylvania "Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Mark J. Cardillo, The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation "Mark J. Cardillo - Department Colloquium"
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Sunday, November 30th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 2:00 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater (Memorial Union). Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, WISL/Department of Chemistry "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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GSFLC FALL 2014 TRAVEL GRANTS
Hello Everyone,
Now is the time to apply for chemistry department fall travel grants. These grants offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses. Individuals considering application should meet the following criteria:
     1.   Achieved dissertator status by the date of travel.
     2.   Travel plans are within the span of November 2014 to April 2015.
     3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
     4.   Application submitted by November 1, 2014.
Please complete and submit an application form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Nemanja Vuksanovic by November 1, 2014. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration.
Thanks, The GSFLC.
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Any Departmental ticket requests can just put your completed ticket request form in the WISL mailbox!
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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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California State University, Fresno, College of Science and Mathematics. Chemistry Vacancy # 12362. http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ Organic Chemistry, Assistant Professor, California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity.
Available for Academic Year: 2015/2016. Fresno Plan Process. Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. Position Summary: The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic year position, as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities primarily in the area of organic chemistry, but may also be asked to teach and contribute to the general chemistry program. The successful candidate is expected to develop a productive research program involving undergraduate and M.S. graduate students. Instructional workload is 12 Weighted Teaching Units (WTUs) per semester. In the first two years, the Department and College typically reduce the teaching load by 50% per semester to allow new faculty extra start-up time for teaching, scholarly work, research, and other professional development efforts. As faculty members progress through their careers, university statistics show that the average instructional load is typically 9 WTUs per semester, as opposed to the formal expectation of 12, usually achieved through assigned-time funded by the College or University or through external grants.
Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in organic chemistry or a closely related discipline from
an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Required Experience:1) University-level teaching experience; 2) Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities, including a recent research publication record; 3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have: 1) Completed postdoctoral research or have industrial experience; 2) Conducted research which complements the research in the department or university and 3) Demonstrated success in obtaining outside funding to support their research. Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin November 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at: http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a one page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research plans; and 5) a list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquiries contact the search committee chair: Dr. Joseph Gandler, Department of Chemistry, California State University 2555 E. San Ramon Ave., MS SB70, Fresno, CA 93740 Email: josephg@csufresno.edu.
Other Requirements: A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
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Tenure Track Position in Forensic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University (WIU), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. A Ph.D., preferably in an area with application to Forensic Analytical Chemistry, is required for tenure track status. Teaching responsibilities include upper division forensic chemistry and graduate level forensic analytical chemistry courses, general chemistry, and other courses as appropriate to the incumbent's area of specialization. The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) research students within our chemistry/biochemistry/pharmacy, and forensic chemistry programs.
Starting date: August, 2015. Review begins November 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. To apply, please see: http://goo.gl/exRAZA. For more information about the Department of Chemistry at WIU please see: http://www.wiu.edu/chemistry/. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. J. K. Huang at: J-Huang3@wiu.edu.
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University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry. Applications are invited for a full time, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2015 or thereafter.  We seek applicants who will develop a vigorous research program at the interface between organic chemistry and other disciplines, especially materials and biological sciences. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry or a related field is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statements of research, and the names and contact information for three references, on-line at: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=53227. All potential applicants should visit the Department of Chemistry's website (http://www.chem.umass.edu) for further information about this position.  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair at: facultysearch@chem.umass.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 27, 2014 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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University of North Carolina at Chapil Hill, Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. This program supports postdoctoral research appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has as its goal the advancement of scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education.  The program seeks to provide opportunities for scholarly development for the next generation of faculty at UNC and at other research universities. Please go to : http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm to view this program. Our University web site is: http://www.chem.unc.edu/. The application window for this program is open, with a deadline of November 15, via the link above. If you or they have any questions, please feel free to contact: Matthew Ryen Lockett, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290, p: 919-843-9440, e-mail: mlockett@email.unc.edu.
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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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