UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/18/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 35 November 18th, 2013

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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY, IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI - SOLD OUT

The 2013 "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri" is now SOLD OUT! If you're not able to see this year's show in person, it will air locally on Wisconsin Public Television (December 22 at 7:00 a.m. and December 25 at 2 p.m.) and the Wisconsin Channel (December 21 at 5:00 p.m. and December 29 at Noon). Please check your local listing for telecast times across the country.
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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. 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 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. Partners 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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Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Baum, UW Madison Department of Botany "Organic Seminar"
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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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Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Voth, The University of Chicago "Theory and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems: Surmounting the Challenge of Bridging the Scales"
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cecilia Clementi, Rice University "Multiscale Modeling of Macromolecular Dynamics"
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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Amanda Corcos, UW Madison "TBD"
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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 University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, http://www.d.umn.edu/chem is seeking a pool of temporary instructor/assistant professors for 2014 spring semester (1/9/14-5/25/14) and/or 2014 fall semester (8/25/14-1/7/15).
Duties include:
     •    Teach undergraduate chemistry lecture and laboratory courses including general chemistry and
          quantitative analysis.
     •    Supervise teaching assistants.
     •    Carry out other departmental duties as assigned.
Appointment dates: Spring 1/9/14 - 5/25/14 and/or Fall 8/25/14-1/7/15
Qualifications:
Required: Good written communication skills; experience teaching college-level chemistry as an instructor or teaching assistant; MS or PhD in Chemistry or closely related field (e.g., Biochemistry, Toxicology) from a regionally accredited University.
Desired: Good oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse groups; Instructor: one or more years of college level chemistry teaching experience as instructor with supervisory responsibility (e.g., teaching assistants); demonstrated ability to teach effectively. Assistant Professor: PhD in Chemistry or closely related field (e.g., Biochemistry, Toxicology); two or more years of teaching college level chemistry lecture and lab courses with supervisory responsibility (e.g., teaching assistants); demonstrated ability to teach effectively.
Deadline: Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 4, 2013 and continuing until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Please apply online via the Employment System at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=116092.
A complete application must be submitted online and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (e.g. unofficial copies are acceptable) (Additional Doc I), description of teaching experience and interests - with emphasis on chemistry lecture and lab courses you have taught (Additional Doc 2), and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 references. Contact: Dr. Don Poe, Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, 246 Chem, Duluth, MN 55812, e-mail: dpoe@d.umn.edu; fax: 218-726-7394.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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