UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/10/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 35 November 10rth, 2014

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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 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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Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Kevin Burgess, Texas A&M University "EKO and EKOS: A new perspective on discovery of small molecules to perturb protein-protein interactions"
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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 "Coordination-, Redox- and Photo-chemistry in the f-Block: New Approaches to Improve the Sustainability of the Rare Earth Element Supply Chain"
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Thursdat, November 13th, 2014 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 265 MS&E Building. Richard R. Lunt, Michigan State University, East Lansing. "Excitonics for See-Through Solar Power"
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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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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Laura Gagliardi, University of Minnesota "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Daniel Fredrickson, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Inorganic Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - Department, Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jennifer Schomaker, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor JR Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christophe Coperet, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology "Meloche Seminar -TBA"
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute is pleased to announce four funding opportunities for innovative research in global health. These Global Health Institute awards and grants are dedicated to furthering the Global Health Institute's mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the complex determinants of health and disease for people, animals and ecosystems. Awardees will work locally and globally within and across disciplines to advance health and well-being for today and the future. With the following awards and grants, the Global Health Institute looks forward to empowering the outstanding work and promise of University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff, and faculty.
Faculty:
                    •    Seed Grants (up to $75,000.00)
                    •    Visiting Scholar Awards (up to $8,000.00)
Graduate Students:
                    •    Graduate Student Research Awards (up to $5,000.00)
Faculty and Staff:
                    •    Faculty and Staff Travel Awards (up to $2,500.00)
The application deadline for all proposals is 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2015. In addition, Seed Grant applicants must submit a letter of intent by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2014. For more information, please contact the Global Health Institute at 265-9299 or globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu.
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WOODROW WILSON STEM TEACHING FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
If you want to put your math, science, engineering or technology knowledge to work for the young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity. For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a one-year master's degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, Indiana, or New Jersey. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process. The most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come to us through a recommendation from a trusted source - a professor or colleague like you. Any qualified, interested student - or for that matter any potential career-changer you may know - can now apply online for the 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. For more information, please visit our website: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-teaching-fellowships/. Contact: Jose Ochoa, Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships.
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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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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Positions in Chemical Biology. Postdoctoral researcher positions at the University of Minnesota in the laboratory of Erin Carlson. Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Carlson in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Applications are invited immediately, with successful applicant(s) starting in 2015. The Carlson research group unites tools from chemistry and biology to promote the development of new strategies for treatment of bacterial infections. The focus of the available positions will be: 1) design, synthesis and application of chemical probes for characterization of the penicillinbinding proteins, the cellular targets of many existing antibacterial agents; 2) design, synthesis and evaluation of inhibitors for the histidine kinases, proteins involved in bacterial development, virulence and antibiotic resistance. Background on our research program can be found in several of our recent publications, as well as the Carlson Lab web site (http://www.chem.umn.edu/groups/carlson/): J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 9150 9153; Sci. Transl. Med. 2013, 5, 203ps12; Med. Chem. Commun. 2013, 4, 269- 277; ACS Chem. Biol. 2012, 7, 1746-1753; Mol. Microbiol. 2014, 94, 21-40.
Candidates must have completed their PhD training in chemistry, biochemistry or medicinal chemistry. Successful candidates will have demonstrated potential for independent research supported by a strong publication record, ambitious scientific goals, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively with a team. Candidates should have strong expertise in synthetic chemistry, as well as proven ability to be successful in a highly multi-disciplinary environment. Successful applicants will be offered NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, along with the advantages of being a critical member of a high-quality research team in a collaborative research environment. Successful candidate(s) will be expected to lead innovative, cutting-edge research projects, which will provide the foundation for their future career goals.
Applicants should email their CV, personal research statement, and the contact information for three references (including their present and previous mentors) to: Erin E. Carlson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, Email: carlsone@umn.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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