UW Madison Chemisyrt Department Newsletter for 4/23/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 15 April 23rd, 2012

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CHEMISTRY AWARD CEREMONY
Please join us for the annual Chemistry Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 4. Undergraduate and Graduate Awards and Scholarships will be presented, as will the GSFLC Mentor Awards for students and staff.  A reception at 2:30 in the Shain Atrium will be followed by the ceremony at 3 PM in Room 1361.
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 8th, 2012

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

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

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christy Landes, Rice University. "In Search of Concurrence Between Biological and Synthetic Single Molecule Structure/Function"
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter R. Ogilby, Aarhus University Denmark. "Singlet Oxygen Today: From Mammalian Cells and Two-Photon Processes to Gold Nanoparticles"
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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Poeppelmeier, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Jaworski of the Stahl Group, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Caroline Hatton, UCLA. "A Chemistry Job of Olympic Proportions"
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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Stanko R. Brankovic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department, University of Houston. "Electrochemical Synthesis of Materials and Nanostructures for Energy Application"
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Friday, April 27th, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium: Spring 2012, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Caroline Hatton, UCLA, Olympic Lab. "The Analytical Olympics"
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Valeria Molinero, University of Utah. "Mechanisms of Nucleation and Growth of Clathrate Hydrates"
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs, Caltech. "Discovery and Applications of Selective Homogeneous Catalysts"
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Giedroc, University of Indiana.
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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borcarsly, Princeton University.
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A Call for Nominations for the 2013 William H. Nichols Medal Award
American Chemical Society's - New York Section, Inc., http://www.NewYorkACS.org. We are writing to ask for your assistance in identifying nominees for the William H. Nichols Medal Award for the year 2013. This distinguished award, established in 1902 by Dr. William H. Nichols and first presented in 1903 by the American Chemical Society is given in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of chemistry. It is the oldest award given by the Society. The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, and a cash award of $5000. Investigators who have made a significant and original contribution to any field of chemistry during the five calendar years preceding the presentation meeting are eligible for consideration by the Nichols Medal Jury. The Nichols Medal is presented at a formal award dinner that is preceded by a distinguished symposium on the research interests of the medalist. The medalist will choose the topic and the speakers and by tradition will be the final speaker. Reasonable travel expenses to New York and overnight accommodations for the medalist, the introducer and their spouses will be paid by the ACS New York Section. The symposium speakers will receive overnight accommodations and reimbursement for travel.
The Nichols Medal Jury must receive your nomination and supplemental information by May 31, 2012. The Jury makes its selection in June. It is suggested that sufficient information be provided to enable the Nichols Medal Jury to give full and informed consideration to your nominee.
Nominations are in effect for five years; thus, persons nominated in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 remain as candidates. Supplemental information may be added to a nominee's file during the five years that it is active. A new nomination requires a completed Nomination Form, biographical and professional data, and seconding letters. Nominate through the New York Section website: http://www.newyorkacs.org/awards_nyacs.php#award1 where you can find the necessary forms and instructions.
Please adhere to the deadline for nominations (May 31, 2012), as late submissions cannot be considered. Additional information about the Nichols Medal Award, a list of former Medalists, and photos from the 2012 Nichols Meeting are on the New York Section website at: http://www.newyorkacs.org. The ACS New York Section truly appreciates your assistance in our search for the William H. Nichols Medalist for 2013.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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University of Denver. Lecturer - Chemistry & Biochemistry. Department Chemistry and Biochemistry, http://chemistry.du.edu offers undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) in chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental chemistry and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) with specialization in analytical, biophysical, environmental, and organic chemistry, and biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Denver invites applications for a lecturer position with annual renewal subject to performance evaluation, beginning September 1, 2012. The successful candidate must have a PhD in chemistry or biochemistry and will develop and teach innovative high-quality courses for non-science majors. This position has the opportunity to start August 1, 2012 for development of online components, with full appointment beginning September 1, 2012. Preferred Qualifications: One or more years of college/university teaching. Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry with interests in chemical education; Teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant. This is a Faculty, Full-Time position with benefits. All candidates must apply online at: https://www.dujobs.org and provide a curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names of three people who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. Review will begin April 27th and continue until the position is filled. The University of Denver (DU) is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA Employer. Required Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vita; List of References; Teaching Statement.
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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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Employment opportunity for Chemistry Graduates. PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 45 countries and more than 11,500 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments. We are currently seeking entry level talent in the area of Chemistry for our Madison, WI laboratory. This position offers a full benefit package. Please visit our website at: http://www.ppdi.com for more information. Student may also contact me directly for more information at: Brittany Coleman, Corporate Recruiter, Human Resources, Phone: 608-203-2822, Fax: 608-203-4123, cell: 608- 807-8390, e-mail: Brittany.Coleman@ppdi.com, Web site: www.ppdi.com.
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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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