Chemistry Newsletter - 03/03/2008

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXII - No. 9 March 3rd, 2008

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Kyle Roux is the New Building Manager

We are happy to report that Kyle Roux will start as the new Building Manager Monday, March 10. Kyle was the candidate in our final four interviews preferred by almost everyone who sat through the final interviews and sent me an opinion, and I'm very excited to have him come to work for us. Tom Foseid will continue part time and overlap one week with Kyle.

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Chemistry Department Snout Out 2008

It's time to mark those calendars! Saturday, September 13th - 12p.m. - 5 p.m., Rennebohm Park. So get out those softball bats and mitts, the warm weather will be here soon! And don't you worry, we might just be able to convince Tom Foseid to join us and share his cooking talents once again! Vicki Wilde & The GSFLC.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

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

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa. “Nanoscale Imaging of Membrane Raft Domains: From Supported Membranes to Cells”

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert West, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Holly Haase (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tabb of Vanderbilt University. “Looking in the Proteomic Blind Spot: Inferring Sequences from Peptide Tandem Mass Spectra”

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College. “Chemical Composition of Individual Aerosol Particles: SOA, Biofuels, and Beyond”

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lara Mahal, University of Texas - Austin.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Mayer, University of Washington.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Whitesides of Harvard University. “Simple Solutions”

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Friday, March 28th, 2008 - Department Colloquium - The Fifth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University. “Reinventing Chemistry”

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. “Water in Confined Spaces”

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gui Bazan, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - McElvain Series Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gary Siuzdak of the Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry. “Mass-based Metabolomics from Solutions and Surfaces”

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Friday, April 4th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Carey, New Glarus Brewing Company. “Brewing Beer for Wisconsin: Science, Technology and Moral Responsibility”

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudio Verani, Wayne State University.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Gross of Washington University. “Analytical Mass Spectrometric Developments and Applications in Immunology and Cancer”

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Tom Baker, Los Alamos National Lab.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott Hanton of Air Products.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Friday, April 18th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary E. Galvin, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

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Monday, April 21th, 2008, Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor John M. Herbert, The Ohio State University. “Trouble with TD-DFT: Theoretical Investigation of Excited Electronic States in DNA Oligomers and Other Large Molecules”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Using Nanoparticles to Control Biological Function”

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratories.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vicki Wysocki of the University of Arizona.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University. “Physical Insights into Histone Lysine Methylation from Multiscale Simulations”

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Deryn Fogg, University of Ottawa.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nien Hui Ge of the University of California, Irvine. “Beyond One Dimension: Coherent 2D IR Spectroscopy as a Structural Probe of Peptides”

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University. “Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting; the Magic of Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher C. Cummins, MIT.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - McElvain Series Seminar in Materials Chemistry, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nate Lewis of Cal Tech.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Friday, May 9th, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology. “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology”

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Recent Publications

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Preferred side-chain constellations at antiparallel coiled-coil interfaces.

Hadley, EB; Testa, OD; Woolfson, DN; Gellman, SH*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105 (2): 530-535 JAN 15 2008.

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In situ oligonucleotide synthesis on carbon materials: stable substrates for microarray fabrication.

Phillips, MF; Lockett, MR; Rodesch, MJ; Shortreed, MR; Cerrina, F; Smith, LM*.

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH 36 (1): Art. No. e7 JAN 2008.

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Crystal growth kinetics exhibit a fragility-dependent decoupling from viscosity.

Ediger, MD*; Harrowell, P; Yu, L.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 128 (3): Art. No. 034709 JAN 21 2008.

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Productive hemifusion intermediates in fast vesicle fusion driven by neuronal SNAREs.

Liu, T; Wang, T; Chapman, ER; Weisshaar, JC*.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 94 (4): 1303-1314 FEB 15 2008.

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Global amine and acid functional group modification of proteins.

Krusemark, CJ; Ferguson, JT; Wenger, CD; Kelleher, NL; Belshaw, PJ*.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 80 (3): 713-720 FEB 1 2008.

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Functional self-assembled monolayers for optimized photoinduced charge transfer in organic field effect transistors.

Park, B; Paoprasert, P; In, I; Zwickey, J; Colavita, PE; Hamers, RJ*; Gopalan, P*; Evans, PG.

ADVANCED MATERIALS 19 (24): 4353-+ DEC 17 2007.

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Photopatternable imaging layers for controlling mock copolymer microdomain orientation.

Han, E; In, I; Park, SM; La, YH; Wang, Y; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.

ADVANCED MATERIALS 19 (24): 4448-+ DEC 17 2007.

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Parallel synthesis of peptide libraries using microwave irradiation.

Murray, JK; Gellman, SH*.

NATURE PROTOCOLS 2 (3): 624-631 2007.

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

Herschleb, J; Ananiev, G; Schwartz, DC*.

NATURE PROTOCOLS 2 (3): 677-684 2007.

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A diffusive anomaly of water in aqueous sodium chloride solutions at low temperatures.

Kim, JS; Yethiraj, A*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 112 (6): 1729-1735 FEB 14 2008.

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Kinetic investigation of the solvation of lithium salts in siloxanes.

Chen, ZH; Wang, HH; Vissers, DR; Zhang, LZ; West, R*; Lyons, LJ; Amine, K.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 112 (6): 2210-2214 FEB 14 2008.

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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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Assistant Professor, (2 Positions), Department of Chemistry, School of Humanities & Sciences, Ithaca College. Ithaca College invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions, both beginning August 16, 2008: (1) Full-time, one-year, sabbatic replacement position with primary teaching responsibilities to include general chemistry courses and laboratories for non-majors, and organic chemistry for majors. (2) Full-time, three-year, non-tenure eligible position with primary teaching responsibilities to include general and organic chemistry laboratories, with the possibility of teaching chemistry electives. Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field required. Previous teaching experience is desired. Ithaca College is a comprehensive 4-year college of approximately 6,400 students and is located in central New York State. The Chemistry Department has seven continuing, full-time faculty members, graduating approximately 12-15 undergraduate majors per year, see http://departments.ithaca.edu/chemistry. The Chemistry program is ACS certified. Interested individuals should apply online to each position separately at: http://www.icjobs.org, and attach a cover letter, a CV,and a statement of teaching philosophy. Questions about online the application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Inquiries about the position can be made by contacting Michael Haaf at (607)274-7978 or mhaaf@ithaca.edu. After completing the online application process, please send under separate cover, three (3) letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Michael Haaf, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 361 Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850-7279. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Northland College is hiring a tenure track, full time position as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. The position entails teaching a minimum of three chemistry courses per year. Please see our website at: http://www.northland.edu under jobs for details about the position and how to apply. A Ph.D. in chemistry or an allied field by September 2008, is required. Contact: Richard B. Dowd, (Ph.D. Biophysical Chemistry 1994 UW-Madison), Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Search Committee, Northland College, Ashland, WI 54806, phone: (715) 682-1209, e-mail: rdowd@northland.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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