UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/04/2013

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 33 November 4th, 2013

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CHEMISTRY OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARDS
Chemistry has many fine teaching and faculty assistants, so every year the work of selecting the best of these as recipients of the Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards is a challenging (albeit pleasant) task.
Please join in congratulating the following recipients of the Chemistry Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards for 2012-2013:
Sarah Decato (Mecozzi);
Matt Faber (Jin);
Ben Haenni (McMahon);
Wyatt Merrill (Crim/Keutsch);
Josh Ricci (Ediger);
Mike Shaloski (Nathanson);
Amy Tatarsky (Faculty Assistant);
William Tucker (Mecozzi).

They will be honored at the Dec. 6 Teaching Awards Symposium, where Jeanne Hamers and Tony Jacob will talk about their roles in the educational process as winners of the James Taylor Teaching Excellence Awards. Congratulations All!!
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GSFLC T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER
The GSFLC is selling department T-shirts for the annual fundraiser.  Shirts are $10 or $15.50 if shipping is necessary for alumni or friends of the department.  More information and the design can be found on the GSFLC's website at: gsflc.chem.wisc.edu.  Please e-mail rpakula (@ ) chem ( . ) wisc ( . ) edu to place orders.
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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, 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 ""Carbene-Stabilization of Highly Reactive Main Group Molecules""
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Analytical, Department Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Francesca Casadio, The Art Institute of Chicago "State of the Art: Probing Complexity in Paint"
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 - Organic, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Professor E. W. Bert Meijer, Eindenhoven Univ of Technology the Netherlands "Ferry Lectureship "From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers""
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Thursday, November 11th, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Professor JR Schmidt, Chemistry Department, UW-Madison. "Predictive modeling of complex materials from first-principles"
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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 9341 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 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg. Dr. Quanli Gu, R. J. Reynolds Compnay "Dynamics of hydrogen bonding in neutral, excited and cationic states"
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Bob Bedard, Honeywell UOP "Zeolite Synthesis and Catalysis in Petrochemicals"
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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 "Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Timothy Bugni, University of Wisconsin Madison "Use of Metabolomics to Invigorate Natural Products Drug Discovery"
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry. Partner in Giving Silent Auction, Department of Chemistry & the GSFLC "Partners in Giving Silent Auction"
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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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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Steve Schmid, UW-Madison
"Organic Student Seminar"
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2014 CAMPUS-WIDE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING AWARDS
Please consider nominating outstanding professional, faculty and peer advisors for the 2014 campus-wide Undergraduate Advising Awards.
The nomination process is simple.
Prepare a 200-300 word statement regarding why the nominee deserves recognition and how he/she exhibits the award criteria.  (This statement will be copied and pasted into the nomination survey.) Encourage other colleagues and students to submit nominations. To strengthen group nominations, have each nominator prepare an individual statement and complete the survey.
Complete the online nomination survey. Nomination deadline: December 20, 2013. Nomination survey: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9Su6xfKR0b52UIZ.
Award winners will be announced at the UW-Madison Advising Conference on February 11, 2014. Please contact Matt Sanders if you have questions. Happy nominating!
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager. Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for the full-time position of Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager. A B.S. in Chemistry with relevant experience is required. Responsibilities include managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the freshman laboratory and stockroom and supervision/training of student stockroom attendants. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.
Additional information about the position: The Freshman Chemistry Stockroom Manager will be involved in all aspects of the freshman chemistry program in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Initial responsibilities will include: (i) maintaining inventory of chemicals, glassware, and equipment; (ii) coordinating with the Director of Freshman Chemistry and Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator to generate and monitor a laboratory budget; (iii) maintaining laboratory instrumentation; (iv) training and supervising teaching assistants and stockroom attendants; (v) preparation of chemicals and materials for laboratory experiments; (vi) assist faculty with development and design of new experiments; (vii) assist faculty with preparation of laboratory grant proposals. This is a full-time (12 month) staff position. The individual will work closely with the Freshman Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, Director of Freshman Chemistry, and the Associate Director of Freshman Chemistry.
The School endeavors to provide high-quality educational experiences to students from a variety of majors across the Institute. Georgia Tech's cohort of entering students is among the most highly qualified at a public institution (the average SAT of entering students is approximately 2025 and average high school GPA of 3.90/4.00). The Freshman Chemistry program serves approximately 2,500 students per year (fall, spring, and summer semesters).
For further information contact: Dr. Carrie Shepler, Director of Freshman Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology. Email: carrie.shepler@chemistry.gatech.edu.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Applicants immersed in the fields of bioanalytical chemistry and biochemistry are particularly sought, however researchers from any analytical or biochemical discipline are encouraged to apply. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but a senior appointment may be considered for faculty with strong records of both research accomplishments and funding. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will begin their appointment August 2014, pending budgetary approval, and will participate in undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) teaching and research in their area of expertise, and will also be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
The University of Toledo is a comprehensive state institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students located on an attractive suburban campus. The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent start-up and benefits package. Further information about the department is available at: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/. Applicants must submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file submitted to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu and should also arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to: utchem@utoledo.edu. Review of applicants will begin on December 1st and continue until this position is filled. The Department encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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