UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 4/08/2013

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 13 April 8th, 2013

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JEN SCHOMAKER WINS NSF AWARD
We are delighted to let you know that Assistant Professor Jennifer Schomaker has won a prestigious NSF CAREER award. These are very competitive. Nice job and Congratulations, Jen!
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COLLEGE OF LETTERS & SCIENCE AWARD WINNERS
Chemistry staff and faculty continue to receive recognition outside the Department for their fine work.  We are very pleased to announce that General and Inorganic Lab Director Chad Wilkinson has been selected (from a large number of nominations!) to receive a Letters & Science Early Career Award.
We also had a November 2012, Classified award winner. Human Resources Assistant Betty Harwood won a Classified Staff Award from the College of Letters & Science.
Chad and Betty will receive their awards at a reception in May. Congratulations to both of them!
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2013 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 16th, 2013 May 14th, 2013

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

April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ronny Neumann, Weizmann Institute "The Activation of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Polyoxometalate Catalyzed Reactions"
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2013 - Materials Science Program & NSEC Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. K.R. Carter, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Amherst. "Semiconducting Polymer Networks and Thin Film Devices"
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Monday, April 15th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Spiridoula Matsika, Temple University "Theoretical Studies of Photoinitiated Processes in Biologically Relevant Molecules"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mathias Weber, University of Colorado-Boulder "Molecular Level Insight into the Chemistry of Transition Metal Complexes   Spectroscopy of Mass-Selected Clusters in Vacuo"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armen Zakarian, University of California, Santa Barbara "Direct Asymmetric Alkylation of Carboxylic Acids"
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Todd Harrop, University of Georgia "Synthetic Analogues of Nickel Superoxide Dismutase (NiSOD): A New Role for Nickel in Biology"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Thom Smith, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Union South. UW-Madison, "Undergraduate Research Symposium"
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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Patanjali Kambhampati, McGill University "Excitons in Semiconductor Quantum Dots"
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Friday, April 19th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 8:00 am, "Board of Advisors Meeting"
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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "An Idea Before Its Time"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Department, Organic, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Eisenberg, University of California, Los Angeles "Structural Studies of the Amyloid State of Proteins"
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 12:10 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Alexanian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "New synthetic transformations using alkenes: From transition metal catalysis to metal-free radical reactions"
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Julia Chan, Louisana State University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Floriana Foarta, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 25th, 2013 - Analytical, Graduate Seminar, 12:15 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Clemmer, Indiana University "Developing IMS-MS techniques as a means of following structural transitions of biopolymers in solution"
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Friday, April 26th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Grads and Undergrad students, UW-Madison Chemistry "Awards Ceremony"
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Monday, April 29th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brad Pierce, University of Texas Arlington "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Engel, The University of Chicago "McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry"
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Derek Lowe, Vertex Pharmaceuticals "Organic McElvain Seminar"
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Arnold, University of California, Berkeley "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Organic Seminar, 9:30 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Overman, University of California, Irvine "Abbott Lecture"
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ron Cohen, University of California, Berkeley "Breathing Easier? New perspectives on the atmospheric chemistry of ozone and aerosol"
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 - Department, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, Varsity Hall II (Union South). Department of Chemistry Graduate Students, UW-Madison "GSFLC Poster Session"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joseph Subotnik, University of Pennsylvania "A molecular interpretation of Marcus Theory from the Surface Hopping Perspective"
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carlos Vega, Complutense University of Madrid "Describing Water Using Computer Simulation"
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borovik, University of California Irvine "Seminar"
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David Weis, Kansas University "Exploring the Role of Flexibility in Protein Function and Dysfunction With H/D Exchange Mass Spectrometry"
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Friday, May 10th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Yardley, Columbia University "Colloquium"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Marletta, Scripps Research Institute "Novartis Symposium"
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Thursday, May 16th, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Rainer Volkamer, University of Colorado, Boulder "Analytical Seminar"
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Postdoctoral Scientist:
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Check eRecruiting job postings or Contact Steph Nagle for further info. Email with posting attached sent to Grad Students and Postdocs mailing lists on Tuesday 4/2.
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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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