UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 5/05/2014

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 16 May 5th, 2014

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PROFESSOR LINGJUN LI RECEIVES THE 2014 BIEMANN MEDAL
Congratulations to Professor Lingjun Li upon receiving the 2014 Biemann Medal, which is awarded to an individual early in his or her career in recognition of significant achievement in basic or applied mass spectrometry. The award recognizes Lingjun's contributions in the field of mass spectrometric study of neuropeptides and functional peptidomics. The award will be presented at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual meeting during June. Congratulations, Lingjun!
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SAM GELLMAN ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Congratulations to Professor Sam Gellman on his election to the National Academy of Sciences!! Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Congratulations, Sam!
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JR SCHMIDT RECEIVES A CAMILLE DREYFUS TEACHER-SCHOLAR AWARD
Congratulations to Professor JR Schmidt on receiving a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award! The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Congratulations, JR!
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UW HOUSING "HONORED INSTRUCTORS"
We have been notified that the following instructors have been selected as "Honored Instructors" by UW
Housing.
Congratulations to all of these instructors who help the Chemistry Department maintain its reputation for excellent teaching.
Angel Abruña-Rodríguez, Stephen Block, Matt Bowman, Thomas Brunold, Steve Burke, Judith Burstyn, Ivy Chen, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Brian Esselman, Randy Goldsmith, Salih Hacialioglu, Grayson Jackson, Teresa Larson, Oana Martin, Joshua Ricci, J.R. Schmidt. Congratulations All!!
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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 13, 2014

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SEMINARS
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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 "The Split Personality of O-GlcNAc Transferase"
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Thursday, May 8th, 2014 - Analytical, Materials 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, 3:00 pm, Room 1361 and 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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Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor YiJing Yan, University of Science and Technology of China "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT DRAGON BOAT
There are still spots open to be on the Chemistry Department's Dragon Boat team. We especially need women! If we don't have enough, we can't participate!
Details: Cost: free thanks to Martha Vestling
Day/Time: Saturday June 21st, all day with a practice session Friday June 20th (time TBD)
Where: Vilas Park
All you need to do to join is email me and let me know you are interested!
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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E Ink Corporation is the leading supplier of electronic paper display (EPD) technologies. Analytical Chemist. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of the Analytical Technology Group, this individual will be a member of a team responsible for inventing and implementing methods to measure critical parameters required to ensure the quality, performance, and reliability of our existing and future products throughout their lifecycles.
Responsibilities:
     •    Solve critical manufacturing problems requiring analytical skills in a timely fashion
     •    Interact with vendors and suppliers to solve technical problems, develop test methods, document and conduct gages
     •    Collaborate with colloid scientists, ink formulators and engineers during test method development and problem solving
     •    Develop test methods that can be transferred to the quality team
     •    Run internal Gage R&R on test methods and trouble shoot issues
     •    Plan, schedule and execute experiments using DOE
     •    Analyze, present and document the results
     •    Participate in brainstorming sessions
Qualifications:
     •    B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry or Materials Science
     •    5-10 years of laboratory experience
     •    Demonstrated experimental skills to work at the lab bench
     •    Demonstrated knowledge in chromatography, spectroscopy, inorganic and wet chemistry, thermal analysis, particle size analysis and microscopy
     •    Sound analytical skills, attention to details and strong demonstrated problem solving skills
     •    Excellent communication skills, a strong sense of urgency and a performance metrics-driven style
To apply, please go to our website at: www.eink.com to the About Us section and Job Opportunities. Also, please email our recruiter, Ellen Gallant, at: egallant@eink.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Iowa State University is looking to hire a "lecturer" with a specialty in analytical and/or physical chemistry, to start in Fall 2014.  While this is not tenure-track, it is intended as a career-level position.  The lecturer will be asked to be an active part of our faculty community.  We will award a 3 year contract, which is renewable on mutual agreement. After 6 years of service, lecturers are eligible for promotion to "senior lecturer", which entitles them to a 5 year contract.  We hope that candidates who are considering tenure track positions at smaller schools might also be interested in this opportunity.  Our ideal candidate has some teaching experience already, perhaps as a sabbatical replacement, adjunct, or other temporary position after their PhD, or as a fill-in instructor at their PhD institution. The position is for a 9-month per year contract, but we are active in teaching summer sessions and have a good history of being able to give all the lecturers who want to teach in summer that opportunity. We will begin review of applicants after May 15. The link for the on-line job listing and application is: www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85234. William Jenks, wsjenks@iastate.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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