UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/10/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 4 February 10th, 2014

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JOSH COON NAMED A ROMNES FELLOW

Congratulations to Professor Josh Coon on being named a Romnes Fellow at UW-Madison.  The Romnes awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last four years. The award is named for the late H. I. Romnes, former chairman of the board of AT&T and former president of the WARF board of trustees. Congratulations, Josh!
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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Feb. 11, 2014 Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

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, February 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Christopher Mundy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "Chemical reactivity and the Hofmeister series: Towards a unified view of acids, bases, and ions at the air water interface"
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Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ken Houk, UCLA  "Cycloadditions in Synthesis, Chemical Biology, and Materials Chemistry: Dynamics and Mechanisms"
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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Theo Agapie, California Institute of Technology "Synthetic Cluster Models of Biological and Heterogeneous Oxygen Evolving Catalysts"
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Scamp of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Aaron Hoskins, UW-Madison Dept. of Biochemistry "From a Pig's Breakfast to Fine Dining: Using Single Molecules to Simplify the Spliceosome."
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Monday, February 17th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Seth Marder, Georgia Tech "Interface Chemistry for Organic Electronics and Opto-electronics"
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Markus Raschke, University of Colorado-Boulder "Ultrafast nano-optics: accessing structure, function, and dynamics of matter on its natural length and time scales"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "Homologous Series in Solid State Chemistry: Stacking Slabs in Rare-Earth Arsenides"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Department, General, Graduate Special Event, 1:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. GSFLC, "GSFLC Cookie Contest"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, University of Toyko "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Measuring coupling energies in and folding pathways in simple repeat proteins"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Biological and Chemical Approaches to Adapt Proteostasis to Ameliorate Protein Aggregation Diseases"
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, The University of Tokyo "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jean Rivera of the Keutsch Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Union South. Chemistry Department, UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Marcus Weck, New York University "Materials design via self-assembly: From supramolecular polymers to colloidal assemblies"
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Mark Taylor, University of Toronto "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Goldberg, John Hopkins University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jacob Van Oosterhout of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg. Professor Edward Valeev, University of Virginia "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Pakula, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Evan Williams, University of California-Berkeley "New insights into molecular structure and ion solvation from mass spectrometry"
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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Dallas)"
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Inorganic Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Anton Vidal, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia "Modularity and Distal Regulation in Enantiopure P-Ligands for Catalytic Efficiency in Asymmetric Hydrogenations and Hydroformylations"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Dean Toste, University of California at Berkeley "Cationic gold(I) complexes as homogenous catalysts for the transformation of carbon-carbon ?-bonds"
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Javier Vela-Becerra, Iowa State University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chris Beaudry, Oregon State University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Graham Cooks, Purdue University "Analytical Seminar Title TBA"
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Friday, March 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry Department. UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS
Dear Deans, Program Chairs, and DGS's:
The Graduate School is dedicated to the professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. There are over 100 professional development events this Spring alone.
View the spring 2014 line-up of professional development events: www.grad.wisc.edu/pd/events. Through our partnerships with the Writing Center, Libraries, DoIT Software Training for Students, DesignLab, Social Science Computing Cooperative, and others, graduate students and postdocs benefit from over 100 professional development events this semester!  Topics include job search strategy, writing CVs and resumes, preparing for interviews, career panels about non-academic careers, writing Individual Development Plans, managing citations, software training, developing a professional online presence, healthy relaxation, writing skills development, dissertation and degree completion support, and more.
Subscribe to GradConnections, graduate students' weekly digest of campus-wide professional development events, funding opportunities, and academic deadlines. Graduate students are automatically on the list, and all others may subscribe here: www.grad.wisc.edu/pd/gradconnections.  We also email postdocs at hire and biweekly with opportunities more specific to their interests; email aewer@grad.wisc.edu if you would like to be included in these mailings.
Browse our new website, www.grad.wisc.edu/pd, full of resources to compliment our line-up of workshops and speakers - for example, Individual Development Plans (www.grad.wisc.edu/pd/idp), dissertation help (www.grad.wisc.edu/pd/dissertation), career development guidance (www.grad.wisc.edu/pd/jobsearch), and much more.
Follow us on Twitter, @UWMadGSEd, to stay up-to-date on graduate education and postdoc issues in the
news, event announcements, and online discussions.
Talk to your program's graduate coordinator, and ask him/her to remind students to attend professional development events.  We email graduate coordinators monthly requesting they promote upcoming events.  We're also happy to provide posters or flyers promoting these opportunities, upon request.
If you have comments or questions about any of the above, please contact Alissa Ewer, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Engagement, at aewer@grad.wisc.edu.
All the best, Martin Cadwallader, Vice Chancellor for Research, and Dean of the Graduate School.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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R&D Staff Member, Synthetic Organic Chemist / NB50411401. Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform organic synthesis for a variety of projects ranging from fundamental research on novel molecular-recognition chemistry to applied efforts dealing with such problems as recovery of critical materials, recycle of used nuclear fuel, treatment of waste, and sensing of trace contaminants. This position is in the Chemical Separations Group, Chemical Sciences Division in the Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
     •    Work with a diverse team of scientists seeking both to advance scientific understanding of chemical
          recognition and separation phenomena, as well as to put this understanding to use in solving real
          world applications
     •    Independently formulate research problems and design research strategies, and work with both
          computational chemists and experimentalists to guide the design of new receptors and characterize
          their properties
     •    Perform hands-on synthesis and characterization of novel organic compounds to meet project goals
     •    Produce peer-reviewed journal articles and contribute to the production of research proposals
     •    Participate in the initiation of new research directions and development of research proposals to
          compete for internal and external funding
     •    Responsible for presenting and reporting research results and publishing scientific results in
          peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
     •    Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
     •    Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics
Qualifications Required: A PhD in Chemistry or a closely related science discipline and up to five years of experience in synthetic organic chemistry, specifically in one or more of the following areas, is required: supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry, self-assembly, and/or separations chemistry. Ability to perform structural characterization by NMR and other spectroscopic techniques is essential, as is working knowledge of thermodynamics and kinetics. Possession of a strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences are required. Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills are mandatory in order to have effective interaction with technical peers, program managers, and sponsors. The incumbent must be self-motivated, safety conscious and possess interpersonal skills. The incumbent must be capable of innovative, independent research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. The ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues is required. The incumbent will also be responsible for training group postdocs, students, and visiting scholars in synthesis methodologies developed in the group. Must provide three letters of reference and a list of publications when applying for this position. Work Directions and Interfaces: Position reports to the Group Lead, Chemical Separations Group in the Chemical Sciences Division. Interface with administrative staff, managers and visitors to ORNL. This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired. We accept Word(.doc, .docx), Excel(.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint(.ppt, .pptx), Adobe(.pdf), Rich Text Format(.rtf), HTML(.htm, .hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment. If you have trouble applying for a position, please e-mail: ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov. ORNL is an E-Verify Employer. UT--Battelle is recognized by our employees and the community as an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and individuals and teams are inspired to contribute fully to the organization's success. ORNL is an equal opportunity employer.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry. Chemistry Department. Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full time position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry with specialization in analytical chemistry to begin September 1, 2014.
We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to teaching a studentcentered undergraduate chemistry curriculum in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who complement our commitment to students and faculty from diverse cultural groups, and who will diversify the expertise and experiences represented in the department. The teaching load will be seven course equivalents. Responsibilities will include: a 300-level instrumental analysis lecture and associated lab, a 200-level quantitative chemical analysis lecture and associated lab, 100-level Principles of Chemistry laboratories, and a possible January Term experiential course determined by candidate and appropriate to the candidate's expertise. The Gustavus Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.
To apply, please email (as separate as PDF files) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned PDFs/photocopies acceptable), and three confidential letters of professional recommendation (sent directly from the reference) to chem-search@gustavus.edu. The cover letter and letters of recommendation should be addressed to: Dr. Brenda Kelly, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498. Application information is also available at: www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Brenda Kelly at 507-933-7320 or chem-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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