UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/21/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 31 October 21st, 2013

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WELCOME TO MARY WEIDNER
We'd like to welcome a new employee, Mary Weidner, to the Business Office team.  Mary will be taking over the Financial Specialist 4 position previously held by Reba Ames.  Her office is 1127, and her email is weidner2@wisc.edu.  Please stop by and say hello and welcome her to the department. Welcome Mary!!
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DR. TONY JACOB TO RECEIVE THE JAMES TAYLOR OUTSTANDING CHEMISTRY TEACHING AWARD
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the James Taylor Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Award this year goes to Dr. Tony Jacob. Tony has been a valued member of the Chemistry Learning Center since 1990 and is now the Director. Congratulations Tony!
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CHOPs EVENT
Thanks to everyone who participated in the CHOPs event last Thursday, Friday, Saturday.  Special thanks to Cheri Barta, Desiree Bates, Steph Nagle and Dennis Reece for making it happen.  But many many people contributed, so thank you.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Nov. 12, 2013 Dec. 10, 2013 Feb. 11, 2014
Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Nov. 5, 2013 Nov. 19, 2013 Dec. 3, 2013 Dec. 17, 2013
Jan. 21, 2014 Feb. 4, 2014 Feb. 18, 2014 Mar. 4, 2014
Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Deutsch, University of Pennsylvania "Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"
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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Martin, University of Texas at Austin "Synthesis and Biology of Heterocyclic Natural Products"
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Wes Brogden, UW-Madison "Oxidative Stretching of Metal-Metal Bonds to Their Limits"
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Gloria Sheynkman, UW-Madison (Smith Group) "Enabling the detection of protein variations through integration of mass spectrometry and RNA-Seq"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Michael Shirts, University of Virginia "Putting the statistics back in statistical mechanics"
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Monday, October 28th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Phil Hustad, Dow Chemical Company "Directed Self Assembly of Block Copolymers: Adventures on the Path from Lab to Fab"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven S. Brown, NOAA "The Changing Face of U.S. Air Quality: Summer vs. Winter, Urban Smog vs. the Natural Gas Boom, and Why Chemical Mechanisms Matter"
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 to Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - General Special Event, 6:00 pm, DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building. ACS on Campus, "ACS on Campus"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Connie Lu, University of Minnesota "Chemistry of Metal-Metal Bonds"
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 - General Special Event, 5:30 pm, Room 1371 Chemistry Building. Undergraduate Office, Department of Chemistry "Chem Connections"
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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. William Murphy, UW-Madison Cell & Regen Med Center "Talk Title TBA"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute "Single-molecule biophysics of protein disorder"
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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Christian Hackenberger, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin "When Staudinger meets Huisgen - Chemoselective Synthesis of Functional Peptides and Proteins"
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Gregory Robinson, University of Georgia "Seminar"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship "From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers""
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, November 8th, 2013 - Department, Organic, Physical Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship Colloquium "Mastering complexity: non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems""
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Monday, November 11th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne State University "Insights on AlkB family and DNA polymerase enzymes from
computational simulations"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Anna Mapp, University of Michigan "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Bob Bedard, Honeywell UOP "TBD"
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Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr.  Brian Frey, UW-Madison Chemistry, Smith Group "New Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Proteomics and Applications in Tissue Engineering"
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Friday, November 15th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Denise Cudworth, Dow Agrosciences "GSFLC Alternative Career Colloqiuium"
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Monday, November 18th, 2013 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Padma Gopalan, UW Madison Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering/Chemistry "Talk Title TBA"
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 8335. Austin Streeper, North Star Resource Group "How to Manage Your Finances After Graduation"
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 1:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Sunday, December 1st, 2013 - General Outreach, 4:00 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry Building. Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri and Rodney Schreiner, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Friday, December 6th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Jeanne Hamers and Dr. Tony Jacobs, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Taylor Teaching Award Seminar and TA Award Symposium"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Arthur Winter, Iowa State University "Organic Seminar"
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ACS ON CAMPUS
Follow the following link to ACS on Campus which will happen on Oct 29-30. http://acsoncampus.acs.org/events/university-of-wisconsin-madison-10-29-.... ACS on Campus will visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison October 29-30. Read full module descriptions here: http://acsoncampus.acs.org/course-module-descriptions/.
Program Notes:
     •    You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as
          many of the sessions as your schedule allows.
     •    Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants.
     •    ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help
          you advance in your career.
     Follow us on Twitter @ACSonC for updates!
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GSFLC FALL 2013 TRAVEL GRANTS
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 2013 to April 2014.
          3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
          4.   Application submitted by November 1, 2013.
The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Ankit Pokhrel by November 1, 2013. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration.
Thanks -  The GSFLC
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Tuesday, October 29. Science Café, Part of ACS on Campus. "Climate Change and You: Facts, Challenges, and Responsibilities" 7:00-8:00 p.m. Rm 1255 - DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison Campus.
Please visit the website: acsoncampus.acs.org for location and speaker information as well as additional details. The event is free, but registration is required in order to attend. Questions can be sent to: acsoncampus@acs.org.
Share your thoughts and pictures with the ACS on Campus community on Facebook and Twitter. Give us a shout-out with @ACSonC and use the hashtag #ACSatUMD.
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THE INTERNATIONAL POST-DOC INITIATIVE (IPODI)
Between 2013 and 2018 the International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) of the TU Berlin awards 21 two-year fellowships to international female researchers in three internationally open calls. IPODI is part of an initiative (Wissenschaftlerinnen an die Spitze) that aims at increasing the number of women in leadership positions. IPODI addresses outstanding female researchers regardless of their nationality or age and is open to applications from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin.
The first call for applications is open until January 15, 2014. Further calls will follow in 2014 and 2015.
Who can apply?
     •    Applicants must have at least two and not more than ten years of research experience after obtaining their doctoral degree, in exceptional cases an extension of up to three years is possible,
     •    Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany
          for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the call deadline,
     •    The research proposal has to be supported by a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin.
For more information please see here: www.ipodi.tu-berlin.de.
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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 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Computational Chemistry, broadly defined. This position has minimum required qualifications of a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related fields with one or more years of post-doctoral experience preferred. Candidates with interest in developing and applying modern computational methods to research issues in modern materials, biomaterials, catalysis, and/or energy are especially encouraged to apply. As a tenure-track assistant professor, his or her duties/responsibilities will be to develop an internationally recognized research program, as well as to be fully engaged in the teaching and service missions of the University.  The appointment is expected to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will have unique opportunities associated with the Joint Institutes established between UTK and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), particularly the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences. Further information on UTK and joint UTK-ORNL programs can be found at the University (www.utk.edu) and ORNL (www.ornl.gov) web sites.  Interested applicants should visit http://www.chem.utk.edu/positions for detailed application instructions.  Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  
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University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are pleased to announce six new faculty positions in Analytical Sciences and Engineering. The positions range from junior level through tenured senior faculty to endowed chair appointments. Candidates will establish their programs in Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, or both. Since 2006, Notre Dame has initiated the fastest growing analytical sciences program in the US, and now seeks to build upon that momentum by attracting world-leading scholars in the chemical measurement sciences. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/309.
The Harper Cancer Research Institute is seeking multiple open-rank tenure-track faculty. Individuals engaged in basic and translational cancer research using organotypic and/or animal models of cancer are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates will be appointed in either the Department of Biological Sciences or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. https://academicjobsonline.oreajajobs/2962
I also ask that you encourage your best students to apply to our growing graduate program. Currently, we have over 180 students enrolled in the Ph.D. program with 38 tenure-track faculty occupying almost 90,000 sq feet of research space. For more information on our growing department, the facilities we offer and the interdisciplinary centers that we operate please visit our website: http://chemistry.nd.edu/
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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