UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/27/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 33 October 27th, 2014

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LAURA KIESSLING SELECTED AS AN ALEXANDER M. CRUICKSHANK LECTURER

Congratulations to Professor Laura Kiessling on being selected by the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences as an Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer. Laura will present her award lecture at the Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrates, to be held at the Mount Snow resort in Vermont on June 14-19, 2015. The award honors Dr. Alexander M. Cruickshank, the former Director of the Gordon Research Conferences, for his long and distinguished years of service to the Conferences.  The Lectures are in keeping with the Gordon Research Conferences' tradition of presenting research at the Frontiers of Science. Congratulations, Laura!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSS CHELOHA, BINGMING CHEN AND NIYANTA KUMAR

Congratulations to graduate students Ross Cheloha (Gellman group, chemistry), Bingming Chen (Li group, pharmacy), and Niyanta Kumar (Thorne group, pharmacy), whose collaborative research proposal has been chosen as a winner of this year's WARF Discovery Challenge Research Award. This award consists of a $7500 mini-grant to launch the proposed research.  They were honored at the WARF innovation Awards ceremony. http://www.warf.org/through-programs-and-events/for-inventors-entreprene.... Congratulations Ross, Bingming, and Niyanta!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

Nov 5, 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 28th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Cynthia M. Friend, Harvard University "Harnessing The Power Of Light To Drive Chemical Reactions On Surfaces"
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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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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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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: Challenges and Discoveries in Complex Polyketide Synthesis"
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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: Synthesis and Structure Determination of the Spirastrellolides"
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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 Gregory Fu, California Institute of Technology "Metal-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions of Alkyl Electrophiles"
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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrey Rogachev, Illinois Institute of Technology "Theoretical Chemistry Institute 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 "Chemistry-A Changed Science?"
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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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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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GSFLC FALL 2014 TRAVEL GRANTS DUE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
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.
The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the 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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The Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science in the College of Natural Sciences is seeking a Specialist to teach Research Experience courses and conduct research at the interface of organic chemistry and biology as part of its innovative science education program, the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) and specifically as a leader of the Synthesis and Biological Recognition stream. FRI merges the teaching and research missions of the university by engaging undergraduates in conducting research project(s) related to a faculty member's ongoing research. For more information, please visit: http://cns.utexas.edu/fri and http://sbrs.cm.utexas.edu/.
Responsibilities include teaching research-based courses, managing a fast-paced undergraduate research group, and coordinating research- and teaching-related activities in the area of organic synthesis with a focus on applications in biological molecular recognition. The position is renewable on an annual basis depending on job performance and class enrollments.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted until positions are filled. Start dates will be negotiated with the finalists. Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent is required in the field of chemistry, with doctoral or postdoctoral research in organic synthesis. The preferred applicant will also have experience with techniques in biochemistry/molecular biology, which may include testing of organic compounds in biological assays, protein expression, isothermal titration calorimetry, and/or protein crystallography. The preferred candidate will also have experience teaching or mentoring undergraduates. This official job posting can be found here: https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/potential/view_job.cfm?jobID=2353.
Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter with the contact information for three references, a current CV or resume, and a statement of teaching experience and accomplishments. All application materials should be submitted to: Josh Beckham, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Faculty & External Relations, Freshman Research Initiative, e-mail: josh.beckham@austin.utexas.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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