Chemistry Newsletter - 03/05/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 10 March 5th, 2007

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March 2007 Issue of the Journal of Chemical Education

The March 2007 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online. Please note these contributions from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in this issue: Cathy Middlecamp et al. preview the program for the Division of Chemical Education at the ACS National Meeting in Chicago, and Kevin Cunningham presents a seconday school assignment involving reaction rate. To access this issue directly go to: http://www.jce.divched.org/Journal/Issues/Current/index.html.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Yudin, University of Toronto. “Construction of Complex Amines: Mechanistic Insights and Synthetic Applications”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Graeme McAlister (Coon Group) and David Good (Coon Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Traynor, Graduate Student, McMahon Group. “Xanthate Transfer Reactions: Adding Functionality via Reversible, Degenerate Radical Processes”

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 - Genomics Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center auditorium, Room 1111. Michael Elowitz, Ph.D., Caltech. “Noise and Differentiation in Bacteria”

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Friday, March 9th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Michael Westrick, Sterling Vineyards. “Commercial Winemaking, Home Winemaking and Careers in the Wine Business”

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Monday. March 12th, 2007 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Department. Professor Daniela Kohen, Carleton College. “Studying Carbon Dioxide in Zeolites: Atomistic Simulations”

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Chemistry. Professor Frank A. Weinhold, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Water Wars: Some Reflections on the Nature of Hydrogen Bonding”

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Green, Penn State University.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 - Joint Analytical/PChem Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Haw Yang, Penn State University. “Single-Molecule Protein Dynamics and 3D Single-Particle Focus-Tracking Spectroscopy”

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Menke, Graduate Student, McMahon Group.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University. “What to do when Density Functional Theory Fails? Beyond DFT to Improved Descriptions of Materials Behavior”

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Adrian Whitty, Biogen Idec Inc.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Morin (Jin Group) and Mohanna Ray (Schwartz Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentation”

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margrith Mattman, Graduate Student, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, March 23rd, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cynthia M. Friend, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard. “Surface Chemistry: from the Atomic to the Global Scale”

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Thursday, March 29th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cynthia M. Friend, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Angeles Paz Sandoval, Chemistry Department, “Cinvestav” (Center for Investigation & Advanced Studies), Mexico City.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Koert, Philipps-Universität Marburg “Synthesis of Molecular Switches, Ion-Channels and Natural Products”

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. F. Dean Toste, University of California-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University. “Watching Single Molecules in Live Mammalian and Bacterial Cell Membranes”

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2007 - McElvain Series Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Don Hunt, University of Virginia.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Moscato-Goodpaster, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Victor Snieckus, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “The Molecular Chemistry of Renewable Energy”

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Jorgensen, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rebecca Splain, Graduate Student, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - First Annual Shain Colloquium Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT. “On the Global Energy Future and Science's Challenge to Power the Planet”

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Saturday, April 21st, 2007 - New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning College Chemistry - Mini-Symposium, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., University of Wisconsin-Washington County, Collins Science hall, 400 University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095. John Moore, UW-Madison. “New Frontiers in Teaching and Learning College Chemistry”. Free - including lunch and refreshments! Pre-registration is required by Friday March 30, 2007. Maps and Directions: http://washington.uwc.edu/about/map_directions.html. Registration Form: http://washington.uwc.edu/depts/chemistry/Mini-Symposium%20Registration%20Form.doc. Web page: http://washington.uwc.edu/depts/chemistry/mini-symposium.htm.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paramjit Arora, New York University.

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Finke, Colorado State.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Ann Carroll, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peerasak Paoprasert, Graduate Student, Gopalan Group.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Mark Wightman, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Maren Buck, Graduate Student, Lynn Group.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University. “Getting Surfaces to Reveal Secrets via Probing with Small Molecules”

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Zhang (Stahl Group) and Xiaoyu Wang (Hamers Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Julee Byram, Graduate Student, Mecozzi Group.

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Friday, May 11th, 2007 - Annual Department Awards Ceremony, Room 1315 Chemistry, with reception in Charter St. Atrium.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University.

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Recent Publications

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Field emission from a single nanomechanical pillar.

Kim, HS; Qin, H; Westphall, MS; *Smith, LM; Blick, RH.

NANOTECHNOLOGY 18 (6): Art. No. 065201 FEB 14 2007.

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DNA binding by an imidazole-sensing CooA variant is dependent on the heme redox state.

Clark, RW; Youn, H; Lee, AJ; Roberts, GP; *Burstyn, JN.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 12 (2): 139-146 FEB 2007.

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Bifunctional ligands that target cells displaying the alpha(v)beta(3) integrin.

Owen, RM; Carlson, CB; Xu, JW; Mowery, P; Fasella, E; *Kiessling, LL.

CHEMBIOCHEM 8 (1): 68-82 JAN 2 2007.

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Catalytic metathesis of simple secondary amides.

Bell, CM; Kissounko, DA; *Gellman, SH; *Stahl, SS.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 46 (5): 761-763 2007.

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Total synthesis of phorboxazole B.

Lucas, BS; Gopalsamuthiram, V; *Burke, SD.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 46 (5): 769-772 2007.

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Symbiosis: Chemical biology at Wisconsin.

*Kiessling, LL; Wedde, SG; *Raines, RT.

ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 1 (8): 481-484 2006.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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M.S. or Ph.D. For synthesis of silicon containing drug molecules. Contact: Professor Robert West, e-mail: west@chem.wisc.edu.

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The Dean of the Division of Natural and Health Sciences at Carroll College which includes the Chemistry Program is seeking any adjunct faculty members, graduate students or post-doctorate fellows in the Department of Chemistry that might be interested in teaching an evening section of CHE 102: Biological Chemistry at Carroll College this semester. CHE 102 is a survey of organic chemistry and biochemistry for health sciences majors. Send all information or inquires to: Jane F. Hopp, PT, MS, Ph.D., Dean, Natural and Health Sciences, Associate Professor, Carroll College, e-mail: jdargatz@cc.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Geneva invites applications for the position of a “maître assistant”. Fields of interest include biological -, nanomaterial -, and synthetic - organic chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to establish an internationally recognized independent research program and to contribute to graduate and undergraduate education. Send curriculum vitae, list of publications, an outline of two future research projects (max 3 pages), a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation by May 31, 2007, to: Prof. E. Peter Kündig, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Quai E.-Ansermet 30, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison. Associate Editor - Chemistry. The department of chemistry seeks applications for an Associate Editor position. The successful applicant will assist the Faculty Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Select or assist in the selection of appropriate scientific reviewers. Resolve editorial questions through discussions with the faculty editor and/or correspondence with authors and reviewers. Prepare and disseminate manuscripts and monitor review process. Order, install, and trouble-shoot hardware/software used to keep in contact with ACS technical staff. Respond to requests for data, etc. Upload/download ACS files, search chemistry abstracts and science citation index for literature citations. Miscellaneous administrative duties will include: monitoring budget, preparing monthly financial reports, and arranging for fund transfers (approximately 10% time). Please contact Professor Arun Yethiraj for more information, e-mail: yethiraj@chem.wisc.edu. The PVL can be found at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_055425.html.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None for This Newsletter

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