UW Madison Chemsirty newsletter for 9/26/2011

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 28
September 26th, 2011

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Physical Chemistry Introductory Research Talks 2011
Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., in Room 8335, Chemistry Building
For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests.  These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester.
Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested.  Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.
These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department.  Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.  
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
Thursday, Sept. 29th
Jim Weisshaar - 5:45 - 6:05 p.m.
Lian Yu - 6:05 - 7:15 p.m.
Dinner
Qiang Cui - 6:55 - 7:15 p.m.
Frank Keutsch - 7:15 - 7:35 p.m.
Mike Arnold - 7:35 - 7:50
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 11th, 2011 November 8th, 2011 December 13th, 2011
February 14th, 2012
March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012  

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

October 4th, 2011 October 18th, 2011 November 1st, 2011 November 15th, 2011
December 6th, 2011 December 20th, 2011 January 17th, 2012 February 7th, 2012
February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012 April 17th, 2012
May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Franz Geiger, Northwestern University.
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2011- Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eckard Munck, Carnegie Mellon University. "Recent Mössbauer, EPR and DFT Results on High-Valent Iron Complexes Relevant to Oxygen Activation"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Cale Weatherly - Schomaker Group, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, September 29th, 2011- Materials Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cun-Zheng Ning, Arizona State University. "Semiconductor Alloy Nanowires for Optoelectronics App. from UV to Midinfared"
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Monday, October 3rd, 2011 - Hirschfelder Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge. "The Unexpected Side of Entropy"
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 - Hirschfelder Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge. "Van der Waals, Kamerlingh Onnes and Protein Crystal Nucleation"
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 - Hirschfelder Lecture in Theoretical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daan Frenkel, University of Cambridge. "Close Packing and Beyond"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Enrico Gratton, University of California-Irvine. "Following Single Molecules in Cells and Tissues by Correlation Spectroscopy"
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Kass, University of Minnesota.
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David McCamant, University of Rochester. "Femtosecond Raman Spectroscopy as a Probe of Both Ultrafast Photochemical Reaction Dynamics and Vibrational Coupling"
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Savage, Brigham Young University.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil Garg, University of California.
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research. "Chemistry and Composition of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles"
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Cremer, Texas A&M University.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Motomu Kanai, University of Tokyo.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor  Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Tying Up the Ends: Recognition and Regulation of Telomeres"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Meijler, Ben Gurion University.
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National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
2012 Application Now Open. Link: http://www.nsfsi.org.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally  engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location.
The 2012 application is now open and will close at 5:00 pm proposer's local time on November 9, 2011. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org.
NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program by the application deadline date.
The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date over 2,400 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program. Should you have any questions, please contact the EAPSI Help Desk by email at: eapsi@nsfsi.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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