UW-Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 4/09/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 13 April 9th, 2012

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Tracy Drier and Jim Maynard Win L&S Mid-Career Awards
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Chemistry Department has two staff who received L&S Mid-Career Awards - Tracy Drier and Jim Maynard.  Please join us in congratulating Tracy and Jim for this well-deserved honor. Between the Classified Staff and Academic Staff Awards, Chemistry is exceptionally well-represented this year!
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2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Recipients
Recipients of the 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships have been announced: (https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=loadAwardeeList), and the Chemistry Department again has a number of students who have received Fellowships.
We believe we have found all the names of UW-Madison Chemistry students who have received the award, but if we missed someone, we apologize, and please let us know.  Fellowship Awardees include: Rayna Addabbo (Cavagnero), Megan Cismesia (Yoon), Jaritza Gomez (Ediger), Paul Hebert (Wright), Brandon Kilduff (Fredrickson), and Tracey Oudenhoven (Crim). We currently have 15 NSF Fellows, and 6 of those will end in either May or August, so the 6 new fellowships keeps us at 15, a very strong number for any department (about 5% of our graduate students). Congratulations to all the NSF Fellows!
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

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

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ranko Richert, Arizona State University. "Nonlinear Dielectric Response and Enthalpy Relaxation in Supercooled Liquids"
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey Johnson, Hope College. "Transition Metal-Catalyzed Activation of Carbon-Carbon Single Bonds: From Mechanistic Understanding to New Methodologies"
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Kenneth Poeppelmeier, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - Organic Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Harold Kroto, Florida State University. "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Harold Kroto, Florida State University. "Science, Lost in Translation?"
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar - The Richard B. Berstein Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Rizzo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. "Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules in Cold Ion Traps: Experimental Approach, Examples and Applications in Mass Spectrometry"
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar - The Richard B. Berstein Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Rizzo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. "Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules in Cold Ion Traps: Dealing with Conformational Complexity"
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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Iosub of the Stahl Group.
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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rick Van Duyne, Northwestern University.
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Friday, April 20th, 2012 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Kelly Gaffney, Stanford University. "Resolving the Mechanism of H-bond Switching and Ligand Exchange in Aqueous Ionic Solution"
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ACS - 2012 ACS National Award Ceremony 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

2012 ACS Awardees

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Harvard University Society of Fellows Accepting Nominations for 3 Year Junior Fellowships
The Society of Fellows is now receiving nominations for three-year Junior Fellowships beginning July 1, 2013. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible for these fellowships; they should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 31st. (No nomination will be accepted with a postmark past the deadline; an emailed nomination will not be accepted. You may, however, fax your nomination letter and form to 617-495-2645 and follow up by mailing the original hard copy.) A nomination sent in May or June is most beneficial to your candidate because it will allow plenty of time for submission of work and will avoid missing the deadline in late August. Please mail or express mail your recommendation letter along with the nomination form enclosed, listing the names of three additional referees who are prepared to write letters and submit them electronically, at the latest, by the end of September. Upon receipt of your nomination, we shall contact the candidate, requesting samples of work, and the referees, asking them for letters of recommendation by a specified date. Please note: the Society will request that the letters of recommendation and candidate materials be submitted electronically - not by email, but through a link on our website. After receipt of the nomination form, the three referees and candidate will be contacted by our office both by regular mail and email. (This is why full and accurate email addresses are necessary to process your nomination.) In our email to the referees and candidate, full instructions for uploading will be provided to each, along with a password to enter the secure site. Send to: Harvard University, Society of Fellows, 78 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, (617) 495-2485, FAX (617) 495-2645, E-MAIL: socfell@fas.harvard.edu, WEBSITE: www.socfell.fas.harvard.edu.
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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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