Chemistry Newsletter - 01/05/2009

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXIII - No. 1 January 5th, 2009

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Professor Clark Landis Elected a Fellow of the AAAS
We are pleased to announce that Professor Clark Landis has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Selection as a AAAS fellow is a high honor conferred by peers in recognition of distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. Please join us in congratulating Clark on this well-deserved honor!
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Jeanne Hamers recognized by Students in the University Residence Halls
The Chemistry Department has just learned that Jeanne Hamers has been recognized as an Honored Instructor by students in the University Residence Halls. This designation is given to instructors for their excellence in teaching and is certainly a well deserved honor. Please join me in congratulating Jeanne for her receipt of this recognition!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Stewart of California Institute of Technology. “Improving Efficiency of Ruthenium Catalysts in Olefin Metathesis”
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Monday, January 19th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jennifer Schomaker of the University of California, Berkeley.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 0- Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Eric Strieter of Harvard Medical School. “Non-canonical Assembly-line Biosynthesis: The Story of Coronatine Biogenesis”
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Timothy D. Harris, Ph.D., of Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.
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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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Recent Publications
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Effect of Composition of Substrate-Modifying Random Copolymers on the Orientation of Symmetric and Asymmetric Diblock Copolymer Domains.

Han, E; Stuen, KO; La, YH; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.

MACROMOLECULES 41 (23): 9090-9097 DEC 9 2008.

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Generalization of the Use of Random Copolymers To Control the Wetting Behavior of Block Copolymer Films.

Ji, S; Liu, CC; Son, JG; Gotrik, K; Craig, GSW; Gopalan, P*; Himpsel, FJ; Char, K; Nealey, PF.

MACROMOLECULES 41 (23): 9098-9103 DEC 9 2008.

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Interpretation of Mixed-Valence Compound Optical Spectra Near the Class II/III Border: Dinitrobiphenyl and Dinitrophenanthrene Radical Anions.

Nelsen, SF*; Schultz, KP; Telo, JP.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 112 (49): 12622-12628 DEC 11 2008.

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Vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy of the liquid/vapor interface for dilute HOD in D2O.

Auer, BM; Skinner, JL*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 129 (21): Art. No. 214705 DEC 7 2008.

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Description of Phosphate Hydrolysis Reactions with the Self-Consistent-Charge Density-Functional-Tight-Binding (SCC-DFTB) Theory. 1. Parameterization.

Yang, Y; Yu, HB; York, D; Elstner, M; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION 4 (12): 2067-2084 DEC 2008.

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Quantifying accumulation or exclusion of H+, HO-, and Hofmeister salt ions near interfaces.

Pegram, LM; Record, MT*.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 467 (1-3): 1-8 DEC 15 2008.

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Design and Characterization of an HIV-Specific Ribonuclease Zymogen.

Turcotte, RF; Raines, RT*.

AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES 24 (11): 1357-1363 NOV 2008.

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Substituent Effect on the Formation and Reactivity of Platinum Carbenoids.

Cho, EJ; Lee, DS*.

ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS 350 (17): 2719-2723 NOV 2008.

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