UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 3/24/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 10 March 24th, 2014

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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Mar. 25, 2014 Apr. 8, 2014 Apr. 22, 2014
May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014  

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SEMINARS
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Model Systems for Heterogeneous Catalysts at the Atomic Level"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts "Bottom-up Approaches to Stimuli-sensitive Supramolecular Nanoassemblies"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Lecture, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Thin Oxide Films and the "Physics" of Catalysis"
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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 "Molecular Control of Nanoscale Composition, Morphology and Function: from Compositionally Graded Nanorods to Surface Doped Quantum Dots"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chris Beaudry, Oregon State University "Synthesis of Natural Producs with Conformational Chirality"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Graham Cooks, Purdue University "Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Intrasurgical Diagnostics, On-line Reaction Monitoring and Chemical Synthesis on a Preparative Scale"
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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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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Junrong Zheng, Rice University "Molecular Vibrations: A Structural Tool"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Spring, Universtiy of Cambridge "Enriching chemical space to drug undruggable targets"
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jonathan Owen, Columbia University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Juliet Alderson of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Jennifer Kaiser, UW Madison Keutsch Group "Formaldehyde Spectroscopy on Zeppelins and Planes: A Product-based Approach for Understanding Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanisms"
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jeff Snyder, Caltech "Materials/Inorganic Seminar Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lectures -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: From Discovery to Invention, a Historical Perspective"
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lecture -"Regulation of Gene Expression by DNA Binding Py-Im Polyamides: Chemistry for Transcriptional Therapy""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Adam Fiedler, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ralf Sudowe, University of Las Vegas "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. James Checco, University of Wisconsin Madison "IRES Intellectual Property Panel Discussion"
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry. Anna Dunn, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Bacterial cell wall mechanics"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Speaker"
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. John Roylance, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Eileen Burke of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II at Union South. GSFLC, UW-Madison "GSFLC Annual Department Poster Session "
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Labs "McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Erin Boyle, UW-Madison Wright Group "A New 2D Vibrational Spectroscopy: The Resonance-IR Analogue to Resonance Raman"
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts "Materials McElvain Seminar-Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charlie Sykes, Tufts University "Single Atom Alloys as a Strategy for Selective Heterogeneous Hydrogenations"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Sarah Reisman, Caltech "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Frank Neese, Max-Plank Institute "Seminar - TBD"
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REICH CELEBRATION SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, May 17, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m.
Chemistry Building, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI, 53706
UW-Madison Department of Chemistry invites you to join us for a symposium and retirement celebration in honor of Professor Hans Reich. The day will include lectures and presentations, as well as a special evening banquet with faculty, students, alumni, and friends. All alumni and friends are welcome!
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UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color Awards 2014
Call for Nominations. Nominations Due Date - Friday, May 2, 2014.
The UW-Madison Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW- Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas:
     •    social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations;
     •    community service;
     •    scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in U.S.
          society; and
     •    community building on- or off campus, to create an inclusive and respectful environment for all.
How to nominate:
Prepare a nomination packet to include the following:
     1.   A Letter of Nomination
     2.   Two additional letters of support from the Nominee's colleagues (student, staff, faculty and/or
          community member)
     3.    The Nominee's updated curriculum vitae
Send the nomination packet in print or electronic format (preferred) by Friday, May 2, 2014 to: Rex Loehe, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, 109 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison WI 53706, rloehe@cdo.wisc.edu.
A selection committee comprising students, faculty and staff will review nominations for the awards. UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color for 2014 will be announced on June 1. A campus-wide reception in their honor will be held during the Fall Semester, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer.
The UW System Award:
The Selection Committee will nominate one, up to two, of UW-Madison's Outstanding. Woman of Color for 2014 to receive the 19th Annual UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award. The recipient/s of the UW System Award will be invited to the System-wide recognition ceremony on Saturday, 18 October 2014, to be held on the UW-River Falls campus.
Qualifications: The recipient of the System award will have:
     •    worked in the areas of women's studies scholarship and activism, especially as she has served to
          improve the status and climate for women, particularly women of color.
     •    advocated for women, particularly women of color.
     •    consistently demonstrated the ability to rally diverse forces together to advance the agenda of
          women, particularly that of women of color.
     •    created positive changes at the institutional level, i.e., curriculum development and infusion,
          receiving grants, and mentoring women; and
     •    demonstrated an understanding of the interplay of family and community and culture in the lives of
          women of color.
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GSFLC Mentor Award Nominations
Is there anyone in the chemistry department who's been...
     •    the Socrates to your Plato?
     •    the Ralph Waldo Emerson to your Henry David Thoreau?
     •    the Anne Sullivan to your Helen Keller?
     •    the Mister Miyagi to your Karate Kid?
     •    the Obi-Wan Kenobi to your Luke Skywalker?
     •    the Professor Dumbledore to your Harry Potter?
     •    the Princess Celestia to your Twilight Sparkle?
If so, the Graduate Student-Faculty Liason Committee (GSFLC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Mentor Awards. The Mentor Awards are given annually to recognize graduate students, post-docs, academic staff, and faculty who've had a positive impact on graduate students in the department. Any member of the chemistry community who has dedicated time to development, growth, or counsel during a graduate student's career is eligible for nomination. Up to three awards are given each year depending on participation. Details concerning how to nominate a mentor and the criteria by which nominations will be judged can be found at the GSFLC's website: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/content/mentor-awards.
Nominations are due Tuesday April 1, 2014. The letters of nomination can be submitted in the GSFLC mailbox on the first floor of Shain Tower. It is always rewarding to be recognized for one's hard work and time. If somebody in the chemistry community has had an impact on your graduate career or that of your peers, I encourage you to consider nominating them for this award and gathering letters of support from their colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other GSFLC representative. A list of current representatives may be found on the GSFLC website: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/content/members. Thank you! Kale Engelkemier
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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As an institution of higher learning, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to maintaining a campus environment that values diversity. The university aims to achieve, within all areas of the university community, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff capable of providing for excellence in the education of its students and for the enrichment of the university community. To that end, I invite your assistance in identifying candidates with specific attention to minorities and women for the position of Lecturer - Chemistry (General, Organic) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The current opening is for a full-time lecturer to teach 12 contact hours per semester in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  This position is a nine-month, non-tenure track position beginning in August 2014.  The position can be renewed on an annual basis.  Responsibilities include teaching general and organic chemistry courses, including the laboratories.  In addition, the candidate may be asked to teach advanced organic and/or inorganic lab courses.  A Ph.D. in chemistry (area open) and experience teaching general and organic chemistry are required.  
The vacancy announcement is online at: http://uncw.edu/HR/joblistings_epa/14F089.html. Priority consideration of applications begins April 5, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Contact: Thomas C. Coombs, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, Phone: (910) 962-7250, Email: coombst@uncw.edu.
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Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term, full-time, one-year General Chemistry Instructor position in the Lyman Briggs College (LBC), an undergraduate science and liberal arts community http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/. We are searching for a creative and pedagogically oriented individual to join the LBC Chemistry group to fill this temporary position. The successful candidate will teach introductory chemistry lecture and laboratory at LBC during the 2014-2015 academic year. The ideal candidate should have disciplinary or pedagogical research interests in Chemistry or Chemical Education. Ideal candidates will be broadly trained in chemistry and enthusiastic about joining the community of teaching-focused faculty within LBC. This position requires a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and active learning pedagogical techniques. The position offers exciting opportunities for candidates interested in teaching in a small, liberal-arts college environment with all of the resources provided by a large "Big 10" research university. Requirements include a strong record of teaching and research, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education.
This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 9205. Applications must be uploaded to MSU's online job application site: http://jobs.msu.edu, and should include a cover letter, CV, and teaching portfolio, and copies of up to three representative publications. For teaching portfolio details see: http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Letters should address the candidate's teaching experience, potential for excellence, and research scholarship. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions regarding this position may be directed to: Dr. Robert LaDuca, Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean of Lyman Briggs College, at: laduca@msu.edu, or at: 919 E. Shaw Lane; Room E-35; Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI 48825-1107.
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Computational Chemistry Intern in USA-Delaware-Newark-Stine-Haskell DuPont Co.
DuPont Crop Protection is seeking an intern to work at its Newark, Delaware, research facility within the Computational Chemistry group. This internship is a temporary summer position which will begin in late May or early June and is slated to end in August. Relocation will not be offered. Possible project areas include some combination of: updating chemistry structural databases, coding and model building, and/or structure-activity data analysis. This position is entirely computer work, no chemistry work in a laboratory.
Responsibilities include:
     •    Collate textual and chemical structure information from multiple sources; accurately transfer that
          information into an existing collaboration web site.
     •    Potential additional responsibilities for a qualified candidate: build statistical data models, assist
          scientists in developing and improving components of Crop Protection's computational workflows.
At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science . DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. DuPont is an E-verify employer. Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation.
Qualifications:
     •    Full time student attending an accredited college or university
     •    At minimum a Junior pursuing a BS or higher degree in Chemistry
     •    Must have completed a full-year undergraduate organic chemistry sequence
     •    Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Skills:
     •    Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions
     •    Ability to think and work independently
     •    Good problem solving skills and ability to recommend solutions
     •    Facility with structure representation for organic chemistry
     •    Computer skills   computer programming and/or data analysis experience preferred
     •    Familiarity with a chemical structure drawing program helpful
Apply online at: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/posting.php?id=2508140304.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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