Chemistry Newsletter - 01/05/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 1 January 5th, 2004

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Professor Ben Shen selected to hold the first Charles Johnson Chair of Pharmacy

Professor Ben Shen has been selected to hold the first Charles Johnson Chair of Pharmacy. In addition, he was promoted to the rank of full Professor. Charles Johnson was an alumnus of the UW School of Pharmacy and had a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry before retiring to northern Wisconsin some years ago. He was a great friend of UW Pharmacy and helped support many research initiatives over the years since his retirement. The Chair was established through an endowment provided in his will last Spring. This appointment is a direct reflection of the strength and significance of Ben's research program and we join in congratulating him. Congratulations Ben!!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Chair’s Office

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Krishna Kumar.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gavin MacBeath, Harvard University. “Protein Microarrays: From Functional Genomics to Protein Profiling”

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 - Special Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, Ph.D., Harvard University. “Hierarchical Organization of Nanowires for Integrated Nanoelectronic Systems”

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Friday, January 23rd, 2004 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Liem Dang, Pacific Northwest Labs. “Computational Studies of Liquid Water Interfaces”

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Monday, January 26th, 2004 - Special Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mon Ouyang, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. “Coherent Spin Memory and Transfer in Chemically Synthesized Semiconductor Quantum Dots”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, University of California, San Diego.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bei Nie, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Cloninger, Montana University.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Gordon, Iowa State. “A Cluster-Based Approach to Solvation”

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcey Waters, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Kutz, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Murray, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Dutcher, University of Guelph.

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Thursday, February 12th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Stevenson, University of Texas. “Spatially-Resolved Spectroelectrochemical Imaging of Polymorphous Metal Oxides”

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Thursday, February 12th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ratmir Derda, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sunney Chan, Caltech. “Protein Folding and Unfolding”

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Thursday, February 19th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beatriz DeGuia, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Weitao Yang, Duke University.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qiang Fu, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Keunho Kim, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Igal Szleifer, Purdue University.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Swain, Michigan State University. “Optically Transparent Diamond Electrodes for Chemical Analysis”

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Thursday, March 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Hansen, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Meloche Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Gardner, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lu Shang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Dykhuizen, Graduate Student.

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Monday, March 22nd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben L. Feringa, Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben L. Feringa, Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware. “Mass Spectrometry of Ultrafine Particles: What’s in the Air We Breathe?”

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Thursday, April 1st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xu Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. A. Ravishankara, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Josheph Lakowicz, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chutima Jiarpinitnun, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Blank, University of Minnesota.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Huw Davies, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2004 - Organic McElvain Industrial Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Nugent, Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Fayer, Stanford University. “Hydrogen Bond Dynamics Probed with Ultrafast Infrared Vibrational Echo Correlation Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Sheridan, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt University. “Tissue Imaging and Profiling of Proteins by Mass Spectrometry for Discovery in Clinical and Biological Research”

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyung Woon Jung, University of Southern Florida.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Lenz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Cantor, Sequenom Inc. “Precise Quantitative Analysis of Nucleic Acids by Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Payne, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Schneider, University of Delaware.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Potocky, TB; Menon, AK; Gellman, SH.

Cytoplasmic and nuclear delivery of a TAT-derived peptide and a beta-peptide after endocytic uptake into HeLa cells.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 278 (50): 50188-50194 DEC 12 2003.

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Casey, CP; Dzwiniel, TL.

Manganese trifluoroacetoxycarbene complexes are convenient intermediates in the synthesis of cyclic enediynes.

ORGANOMETALLICS, 22 (25): 5285-5290 DEC 8 2003.

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He, YY; Lutz, TR; Ediger, MD; Lodge, TP.

Prediction of segmental and global dynamics in disordered styrene-isoprene tetrablock copolymers.

MACROMOLECULES, 36 (24): 9170-9175 DEC 2 2003.

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Zhang, ZC; Sherlock, D; West, R; West, R; Amine, K; Lyons, LJ.

Cross-linked network polymer electrolytes based on a polysiloxane backbone with oligo(oxyethylene) side chains: Synthesis and conductivity.

MACROMOLECULES, 36 (24): 9176-9180 DEC 2 2003.

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Bach, A; Hutchison, JM; Holiday, RJ; Crim, FF.

Competition between adiabatic and nonadiabatic pathways in the photodissociation of vibrationally excited ammonia.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 107 (49): 10490-10496 DEC 11 2003.

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Manning, M; Morgan, JA; Castro, DJ; Nathanson, GM.

Examination of liquid metal surfaces through angular and energy measurements of inert gas collisions with liquid Ga, In, and Bi.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (23): 12593-12604 DEC 15 2003.

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Herbert, JM; Harriman, JE.

Self-interaction in natural orbital functional theory.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 382 (1-2): 142-149 NOV 28 2003.

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Druschel, GK; Hamers, RJ; Banfield, JF.

Kinetics and mechanism of polythionate oxidation to sulfate at low pH by O-2 and Fe3+.

GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 67 (23): 4457-4469 DEC 2003.

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Meyer, KA; Besemann, DM; Wright, JC.

Coherent two dimensional spectroscopy with triply vibrationally enhanced infrared four-wave mixing.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 381 (5-6): 642-649 NOV 21 2003.

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Summer 2004 Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates. Creating sustainable nanotechnologies to improve human health and the environment. Rice University offers a summer program specifically designed to give hands-on research experience in one of the most exciting areas of scientific research: nanotechnology. This program is open to undergraduate students in engineering and science disciplines, especially chemistry, biology, physics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and electrical engineering. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Program Benefits: Conduct research under the guidance of leading faculty and graduate research mentors; Explore career and academic opportunities; Join a community of students and faculty who value diversity, and Share in weekly social and professional networking sessions. Sample Project Areas: Investigating nanoparticle uptake into mammalian and bacterial cells; Studying electrical transport through protein nanowires; Designing nanoparticle-based systems for cancer therapy and medical imaging; Designing nanostructured membranes for water filtration, catalysis and sensing; and Investigating the fate and transport of nanomaterials in the environment. Program Dates: June 7-August 13, 2004. Application Deadline: Feb 13, 2004. Information and Application at: http://www.rice.edu/cben/education/REU.shtml.

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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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College of Saint Benedict, Saint John's University. Organic Chemistry Sabbatical Replacement. The Chemistry Department of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for a oneyear, term, sabbatical replacement to begin in August, 2004. A Ph. D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is preferred, as is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Teaching assignments will primarily involve organic chemistry lectures and labs and a chemical literature course. The chemistry department is ACS accredited and has 12 faculty members. More information about the colleges and the department is available at: http://www.csbsju.edu. All applicants must submit a letter of application, a statement of their philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to: College of Saint Benedict, Human Resources, 37 South College Avenue, St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099. Evaluation of applicants will begin on February 1st, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Albert Einstein Chemical Biology Fellows Program. Postdoctoral positions are available for outstanding scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Starting Salary $41,000. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Molecular Biology, with a solid background in one or more of the following areas: organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, combinatorial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, enzymology, and/or proficient in the standard techniques of molecular biology (e.g. RT PCR, site-directed mutatgenesis, siRNA, etc). The Albert Einstein College of Medicine has established a program that provides Ph.D. level chemists/molecular biologists with the opportunity to participate in a highly interactive biomedical environment. Under this program, postdoctoral fellows engage in cutting edge research that interfaces between the chemical and biological worlds. Ongoing collaborative programs include: The Design, Synthesis, And Screening Of Combinatorial Libraries; Cell-Based Fluorescent Sensors; Light Activatable Enzymes, Enzyme Inhibitors, and Transcription Factors; Cell-Based and Related High Throughput Screens. Interested individuals should contact: Professor David S. Lawrence either via e-mail at dlawrenc@accom.yu.edu or at The Department of Biochemistry, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Ave, NY, NY 10461 USA.

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