UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 4/07/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 12 April 7th, 2014

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NEW BUILDING MANAGER JEFF NIELSEN
We're very pleased to announce that Jeff Nielsen has accepted our offer and has started as the Building Manager, replacing Kyle Roux. Jeff will be in room 1227.  His e-mail is: jnielsen@chem.wisc.edu. Please make him welcome. Congratulations Jeff!!
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CHERI BARTA ROSSI WINS LETTERS & SCIENCE EARLY-CAREER AWARD
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Cheri Barta Rossi, Undergraduate Research Coordinator in Chemistry, has been selected to receive a College of Letters & Science Early-Career Award. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding performance in their position, show substantial promise of future contributions, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Congratulations Cheri!
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SUE MARTIN-ZERNICKE WINS CERA AWARD
The Chemistry Classified Award Committee is happy to announce that Sue Martin-Zernicke has won one of this years CERA awards. Sue was one of five people selected to receive the award this year. She will receive an award plaque and other recognitions at a ceremony at the Chancellors house on a later date. Congratulations Sue!!
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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

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

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington "Measuring complex molecular structural dynamics in solution with high temporal and spatial resolution "
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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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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - General Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Dr. William Banholzer, UW Chemical & Biological Engineering "Application of Engineering to Various Business Propositions"
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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 "Iron Complexes with Redox-Active Ligands: Implications for the Ring-Cleaving Dioxygenases"
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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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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building, 1509 University Avenue. Robert Schulz, Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, 1800 boul. Lionel Boulet, Varennes, QC, Canada J3X 1S1. "Nanostructured Coatings for Improving Energy Efficiency"
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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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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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Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Amanda Hummon, University of Notre Dame "Analytical Seminar-Title TBA"
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Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Dan Appella, NIDDK, NIH "Organic Seminar"
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Friday, May 2nd, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Student Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, May 5th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Zhibin Guan, University of California-Irvine "Materials Seminar Title TBA"
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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Mazur, Harvard University "Why you can pass tests and still fail in the real world"
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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Elizabeth Nolan, Massacchusetts Inst. of Technology "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Suzanne Walker, Harvard University "Organic Chemistry Seminar"
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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Wei, University of Florida "Plasmon-mediated Surface Chemistry for Solar Photocatalysis"
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Friday, May 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Shain Atrium. Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison "Graduation Reception"
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 - Department, Organic Special Event, 8:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Hans Reich, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Professor Hans Reich Celebration Symposium"
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Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 8:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Professor Jim Skinner Celebration Symposium"
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Special Event, 8:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Jim Skinner, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Professor Jim Skinner Celebration Symposium"
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37TH STEENBOCK SYMPOSIUM: THE FUTURE OF CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Registration is open for the 37th Steenbock Symposium: The Future of Chemical Biology. The Steenbock Symposium will feature research presentations from over twenty exceptional chemical biologists from the United States and Canada. Please plan to join us June 5-7, 2014 at Ebling Auditorium on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The deadline for discounted registration and poster abstract submission is April 15, 2014.
     •    Early Non-Student Registration: $225.00 by April 15, 2014
     •    Regular Non-Student Registration: $250.00 by May 28, 2014
     •    Student Registration: $200.00 by May 28, 2014
     •    Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15, 2014
To learn more about the Symposium and to register, visit: https://www.biochem.wisc.edu/seminars/steenbock/symposium37/.
If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to conference@cals.wisc.edu and reference the "37th Steenbock Symposium." For all other questions, please feel free to contact Kris Turkow at kturkow@chem.wisc.edu.
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CHEMISTRY BUILDING PROJECT MOVES FORWARD!
Hi Everyone,
John Moore, Matt Sanders and I are happy to report that the process to select an architecture / engineering team to design the chemistry building project is moving forward. The official notice concerning the A/E selection process was posted on the State Division of Facilities Development website last week. http://www.doa.state.wi.us/Divisions/Facilities-Development/AE-Design/AE....
Initial steps involve submission, evaluation, and selection of the architect. These steps will play out during April / May / June. Next step involves a 'kick-off' meeting, which is a prelude to negotiating a contract to design the building and prepare construction drawings. A contract may be anticipated during September. Design work begins after the contract is finalized. Thus, we anticipate a very busy time, with important decisions to be made, from Fall 2014 through calendar 2015. We'll continue to keep you posted concerning key developments.
Bob McMahon
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FALL 2014 COURSE OFFERING: CHEM 654: SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES
For those graduate and senior undergraduate students enrolling in courses for the 2014 Fall semester, please consider signing up for Chem 654: Synthetic Chemistry of Macromolecules to be offered as either a 2- or 3-credit course on Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Chemistry Building Rm. 8335.
If you are interested in learning more about the content of this course, please see the attached course advertisement (PDF file). Also, please feel free to forward this course announcement to any other interested parties.
Thanks and best wishes, Mahesh
P.S. Auditors are welcome, provided that they are available seats in the classroom.
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APPLICATION FOR L'ORÉAL USA FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in the STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,000 women scientists in over 100 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.
The L'Oréal USA USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
We invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers. We are looking for role models for the next generation and hope to help encourage girls to pursue careers in science.
Applications are available now at https://lorealfwis.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm and are due on Monday, May 19, 2014.
More information on the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at: www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please e-mail at: mconeim@us.loreal.com. Thank you for considering this fellowship opportunity and for your help in advancing the role of women in science.
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FULBRIGHT ISRAEL POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR AMERICAN RESEARCHERS IN ALL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
2015/2016 - 2016/2017
The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), the Fulbright commission for Israel, plans to offer 8 fellowships to American post-doctoral researchers in support of work to be carried out at Israeli universities during the course of the 2015/2016-2016/2017 academic years. The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun research activities in Israel prior to the application date are not eligible.
Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Program Fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship.  Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year.
Applications for 2015/2016-2016/2017 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2014. The full Program announcement is available at: http://fulbright.org.il/uspostdoc/. Potential candidates may contact Ms. Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF (jstavsky@fulbright.org.il; +972-3-517-2392) for advice and assistance.
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GET INVOLVED BY JOINING THE DISCUSSION
The Campus Diversity planning committee wants your input on: "Forward Together: UW-Madison's Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence"
Plan to join us for the SECOND round of engagement sessions:
Campus Sessions:
MONDAY, APRIL 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Varsity Hall II at Union South
TUESDAY, APRIL 8 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Concerto Room at Gordon Commons
TUESDAY, APRIL 8 from 11 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. in 1220-1222 at Health Sciences Learning Center
THURSDAY, APRIL 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Mendota Room, DeJope Residence Hall
Community Sessions:
MONDAY, APRIL 7 from 7 - 9 p.m.at Fountain of Life Covenant Church, 633 W. Badger Road
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the United Way of Dane County, 2059 Atwood Ave.
Registration is appreciated but is NOT necessary. Visit www.diversityplan2013.wisc.edu. Questions? Contact us at jointhediscussion@cdo.wisc.edu or call 262-0579. To request ASL interpretation, large-print or Braille materials, please email: accessthediscussion@cdo.wisc.edu, or call 262-0579. If you'd like to attend a session during work hours, please get your supervisor's approval.  You can attend without loss of pay.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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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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