Chemistry Newsletter - 02/16/2009

 

Bucky Badger University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

XXXIII - No. 6 February 16th, 2009

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Chemistry Teaching Assistant Awards
Congratulations to the recipients of the Chemistry Department Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards, Tamas Benkovics, Stephen Block, Chris Brown, Melissa Galloway, April Jue, Amanda Musch, and Jayashree Nagesh. These TAs and FAs are selected based on excellent evaluations from faculty, staff and students. They will be honored at the Excellence in Teaching Award Symposium held Friday, February 27, at 3:30 in Room 1361, where Jim Maynard will receive the James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. Please join in congratulating all these fine educators.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 24th, 2009

March 31st, 2009

April 21st, 2009

May 19th, 2009

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

February 17th, 2009

March 3rd, 2009

March 10th, 2009

April 7th, 2009

April 14th, 2009

May 5th, 2009

May 12th, 2009

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SEMINARS
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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 Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James R Gardinier, Marquette University.
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Friday, February 19th, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E. Professor Barry Dunietz, University of Michigan. “Exploring Conductance Switching Properties of Molecular Scale Devices - A Computational Approach”
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Brian DeMarco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Disorder-Induced Superfluid-to-Insulator in an Optical Lattice”
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Saturday, February 21st, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olivia Johnson, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.
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Monday, February 23rd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward Solomon, Stanford University.
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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. “Ozone, Carbon Dioxide, and Unusual Kinetic Isotope Effects: From the Stratosphere to the Laboratory and Back Again”
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brent Gunnoe, North Carolina State University.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Cafiso, University of Virginia.
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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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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.
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Thursday, March 5th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Analytical Sciences Chemistry, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Carr, University of Minnesota. “Fast 2DLC for Chemical Analysis: The Promises and the Challenges”
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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. “Dissecting the Origins of Emergent Behavior in Populations of Bacteria”
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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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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - A Musical Concert sponsored by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 1:15 p.m., Room 1315 (Seminar Hall) Chemistry Building. Featuring Chemistry Professor John Berry, pre-med senior Krista Stewart, Graduate Students Stephanie Frye and Kristin Ihde, Music Professor Marc Fink, and Chemical Engineering Professor John Yin, and music professor Christopher Taylor in a musical performance under the auspices of the Science, Arts, and Humanities Program of WISL.

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Friday, March 27th, 2009 - GSFLC Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neal Lane, Rice University.
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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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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard Parkin, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, April 4th, 2009 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jae Schwartz of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry 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 7th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Njardarson, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive. Professor Nidhal Guessoum, Department of Physics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Public Lecture on “Science and Islam”
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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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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malcolm Chisholm, The Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Timperman, West Virginia University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “From Bare FeO+ to Cytochrome P-450: New Insight in the Intriguing Mechanisms of C-H Bond Oxygenation”
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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. “Attochemistry”
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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. “Remembering Professor Bernstein”
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Maurice Brookhart, UNC Chapel Hill.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas, Austin.
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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 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Roush, Scripps.
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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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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - McElvain Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl Wieghardt, Max Planck Institute. “Coordination Chemistry with Radicals: Where are the Valence Electrons?”
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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor E. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - PUI Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “The design of a First Year Quantitative Integrated Science/Math Course”
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - WISELI Lecture on Women in Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “Is an Academic Position at a Primary Undergraduate Institution the Right Choice for Me?”
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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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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - Inorganic & Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University.
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Turpin, Rutgers University.
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Babak Parviz, University of Washington, Seattle. “Engineering Self-Assembly Across the Size Scale for Building Functional Devices”
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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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How to turn your pump-probe instrument into a multidimensional spectrometer: 2D IR and Vis spectroscopies via pulse shaping.
Shim, SH; Zanni, MT*.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS 11 (5): 748-761 2009.

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Empirical Amide I Vibrational Frequency Map: Application to 2D-IR Line Shapes for Isotope-Edited Membrane Peptide Bundles.
Lin, YS; Shorb, JM; Mukherjee, P; Zanni, MT*; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (3): 592-602 JAN 22 2009.

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Numerical Simulation of Nanoindentation and Patch Clamp Experiments on Mechanosensitive Channels of Large Conductance in Escherichia coli.
Tang, Y; Chen, X; Yoo, J; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, Q*.
EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS 49 (1): 35-46 FEB 2009.

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Peptides and peptidomimetics as prototypes Editorial overview.
Wennemers, H; Raines, RT*.
CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 12 (6): 690-691 DEC 2008.

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Olefin metathesis for chemical biology.
Binder, JB; Raines, RT*.
CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 12 (6): 767-773 DEC 2008.

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C-1027, A Radiomimetic Enediyne Anticancer Drug, Preferentially Targets Hypoxic Cells.
Beerman, TA; Gawron, LS; Shin, S; Shen, B*; McHught, MM.
CANCER RESEARCH 69 (2): 593-598 JAN 15 2009.

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Human embryonic stem cell phosphoproteome revealed by electron transfer dissociation tandem mass spectrometry.
Swaney, DL; Wenger, CD; Thomson, JA; Coon, JJ*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106 (4): 995-1000 JAN 27 2009.

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Synthesis and Hydrogenation of Disubstituted Chalcones A Guided-Inquiry Organic Chemistry Project.
Mohrig, JR; Hammond, CN; Schatz, PF*; Davidson, TA.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 86 (2): 234-239 FEB 2009.

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Influence of Surface Termination and Electronic Structure on the Photochemical Grafting of Alkenes to Carbon Surfaces.
Colavita, PE; Sun, B; Wang, XY; Hamers, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 113 (4): 1526-1535 JAN 29 2009.
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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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Missouri Western State University is seeking qualified applicants to fill the following position: Dual Credit General Chemistry Coordinator Faculty Position. Missouri Western State University invites applications for a student-focused, skilled, and engaging instructor to coordinate the delivery of a General Chemistry course to regional high schools, beginning in July 2009. Participating students receive high school and college credit. The successful applicant will be expected to perform the following duties related the dual credit course: manage and develop course materials for off-site delivery via WebCT or similar delivery system; implement a rigorous & engaging laboratory curriculum employing modern chemical instrumentation (including GC/MS; FTIR, UV/Vis, and AA); assess student performance through fair and rigorous grading practices; conduct summer workshops for high school teachers. There is the possibility for a strong candidate to develop and prepare new DVD based lectures for asynchronous delivery of the course. Currently 21 high schools participate in our dual credit program, with enrollment exceeding 160 students. Students visit campus twice a year, and the successful candidate will be expected to visit each high school site at least twice a year. The instructor will also teach on-campus courses and labs. Qualified candidates will possess a graduate degree in chemistry or related science with experience in modern chemical lab techniques and instrumentation in undergraduate education. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred, as is experience with distance education instruction. Prior experience with secondary education is a plus, as is familiarity with GCMS, FTIR, AA and UV-VIS, currently used by students in the lab portion of the course. Outstanding applicants may be considered for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants with interests in Chemical Education or experience in secondary education are especially invited to apply, and may be considered for participation in the department’s secondary education program, particularly to teach the Secondary Teaching Methods course. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, current CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and three current letters of reference. To be considered for a tenure track appointment a statement on research interests and how undergraduates would be involved in research should be included in the application packet. Materials should be sent to: Missouri Western State University, Human Resources, 4525 Downs Dr., St. Joseph, MO 64507 or to: recruitment@missouriwestern.edu. For early consideration complete applications should be received by February 27, 2009. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the U.S. Documentation must be provided prior to consideration/employment at the University. An appointment is not final until all documents are provided.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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None For This Newsletter
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