Chemistry Newsletter - 03/09/2009

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XXXIII - No. 9
March 9th 2009

Concert at Chemistry
Thursday, March 12, 1:15 to 2:10 p.m., Seminar Hall (Room 1315), Daniels Chemistry Building.

A musical performance by UW-Madison science faculty, students, and colleagues features:

•    Chemistry professor John Berry (viola)
•    Chemical engineering professor John Yin (cello)
•    Pre-med undergraduate Krista Stewart (violin)
•    Graduate students Stephanie Frye and Kirstin Ihde (tuba and piano)
•    Music professor Marc Fink (oboe)
•    Music professor Christopher Taylor (piano)

and the world premiere of "Sonata for Tuba and Piano" by chemistry professor John Berry.

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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 31st, 2009
April 21st, 2009    May 19th, 2009
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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, 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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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Dr. Rakesh Tiwari, The Ohio State University. “Single-Particle Properties of Graphene: Magnetotransport and Superlattice-Controlled Band Gap”
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 - Special Astrochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Harshal Gupta, University of Texas & Harvard-Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics. “Negative Molecular Ions in the Laboratory and in Space”
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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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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Justin P. Miller Schulze, Graduate Student/Department of Chemistry, University of Washington. “Analysis of Ambient Particulate Matter Samples by 2D-HPLC-MS/MS to Quantify nitro-PAHs and Assess Personal Exposures to Diesel Exhaust”
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Bielawski, University of Texas-Austin. “N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: New Applications iin Polymer Chemistry and Catalysis”
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Professor Gayle E. Woloschak, Northwestern University. “Biomedical Applications of TiO2-Biomolecule Nanoconjugates”
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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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Monday, March 30th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Miller, California Institute of Technology.
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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. “A Life Changing Decision Made by a Single-Molecule Stochastic Event: Deciphering a Genetic Switch in a Living Bacterial Cell”
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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. “Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Materials”
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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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