UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/27/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 7 February 27th, 2012

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012 April 17th, 2012
May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)  

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Zach Ball, Rice University.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Murphy, University of Toronto. "Detecting and Understanding Reduced Nitrogen in the Atmosphere"
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Hongxing Jiang, Texas  Tech University. "Nitride Semiconductors for Lighting, Solar Cells, and Microdisplays"
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Ken Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Probing Molecules with Laser-Cooled Atomic Ions"
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Curtis Hedman, ECT Grad Student.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 - Theoretical Seminar, 3:30 p.m, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Francesco Paesani, University of California-San Diego. "Molecular-Level Modeling of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Breathing, Adsorption and Quantum Effects"
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 - Organic - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Saghatelian, Harvard University. "The Regulation and Discovery of Bioactive Peptides"
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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Jackson, University of Kansas. "Is Manganese a Poor Man's Iron? Peroxo- and Oxomanganese Complexes and Their Biological Relevance"
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zoe Samer, McMahon Group.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia seeks recent Ph.D. recipients to apply for a Chemistry Teaching Fellowship. Appointments to this position will be made at the Temporary Assistant Professor level for a period of up to three years. The Chemistry Teaching Fellow will teach in the Department's Organic Chemistry program and is expected to engage in research and other forms of scholarly activity. In addition, the Chemistry Teaching Fellow will interact with the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia in support of the Chemistry Department instructional mission. The starting date for the Chemistry Teaching Fellowship is August 2012. Candidates should submit a vita, description of teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and three letters of reference to: Professor I Jon Amster, Head (Search CTF-12), Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2556. Evaluation of applications will begin on 9 March 2012. Applications received by that date are assured of consideration. "The University of Georgia is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.
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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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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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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON MARCH 5th, 2012