Chemistry Newsletter - 03/14/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 11 March 14th, 2005

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Judith Burstyn and Gil Nathanson

Win Vilas Associates Awards

Judith Burstyn and Gil Nathanson have both won Vilas Associates awards. These very competitive UW awards provide substantial funds for research. Congratulations to both of you on your successful research, and this recognition!

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Clark Landis Wins UW Distinguished

Teaching Award

Clark Landis has won one of the UW Distinguished Teaching awards. Clark has been active in a number of different efforts in the chemical education area, and is also just a great teacher! This outstanding award justly reflects his exceptional achievement in teaching. Congratulations Clark!

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Dan Rich Wins 2005 Smissman Bristol-Myers Squibb Award

Dan Rich has won the 2005 Smissman Bristol-Myers Squibb award from the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, which complements several other ACS awards he has won recently. Congratulations to Dan for his exceptional accomplishments!

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Newsletter on Spring Break

The Chemistry Newsletter will be on Spring Break next week. We will print a newsletter only if we get enough material or if an emergency notice comes in. Next newsletter will be on Monday, 3/28/2005. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

4/12/05

5/10/05

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


3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05


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SEMINARS

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Behrens, Graduate Student - Li Group.

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Friday, March 18th, 2005 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Clark Landis and Frank Weinhold, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry, will present a seminar recounting the evolution and themes of their book: Valency and Bonding: A Natural Bond Orbital Donor-Acceptor Perspective, which will be released by Cambridge University Press in May.

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Friday, March 18th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Tim Filley, Purdue University.

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Monday, March 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Marians. “Multiple Pathways of Replication Fork Restart”

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sergei Egorov, University of Virginia. “Effective Colloidal Interactions in Liquid Solutions and in Polymer Melts from Density Functional Theory”

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dirk Trauner, UC Berkeley.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Ken Walz, EC&T.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Dr. Philip Ball. “Bright Earth - A Look at the Use of Color in Western Art Through the Eyes of a Scientist”

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven G. Boxer, Stanford University.“Patterned bilayers and tethered vesicles: soft nanoscience”

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michelle Monnens, Stahl Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Markley Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof James Thomson, V.M.D., Ph.D., from The Genome Center of Wisconsin. “Human Embryonic Stem Cells”

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Joel Petersen, EC&T. “Prions in the Environment”

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Monday, April 4th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mitsuo Ikebe. “Unconventional Myosin: Function and Regulation”

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. “On the Nature of Physical Gels”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kirk J. Hogan, UW-Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology. “Perils in One Carbon Metabolism”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Paradise, Burke Group.

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Friday, April 8th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Min Suk Bae, EC&T.

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Saturday, April 9th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 8:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Celebrating Women in Science.

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Monday, April 11th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Pamela Stanley. “Roles for O-Frucose Glycans in Notch Signaling in Mammals”

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Allen, Ohio State University. “Acids, Salts and Water: Spectroscopy at Air-Liquid and Air-Oxide Interfaces”

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie M. Cooper, Clemson University.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven A. Hofstadler, Ibis Therapeutics.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew B. Soellner, Raines Group.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Sara Kerr, EC&T.

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Monday, April 18th, 2005, - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 pm, Room 1360, Biotechnology Center. UW-Madison: Dr. Jill Wolken, Invitrogen. “Mass spectrometry in Drug Discovery Solutions”

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Monday, April 18th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Marianna Max “Molecular Basis of Sweet Taste Perception”

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel A. Singleton, Texas A&M University. “Dynamic Effects in Ordinary Organic Reactions in Solution”

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Farmer, University of California-Irvine.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yuan Lin, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, April, 21st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Megan Jacobson, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Shawn Chadwick, EC&T.

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 5:30 p.m., Elvehjem Museum of Art. Roald Hoffmann. “Chemistry & Ceramics: Shared Ground, Common Fire”

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Scott Silverman. “DNA as a Catalyst and Scaffold: Unconventional Applications of DNA in Bioorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology”

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Shan Ke, Graduate Student - Kwon Group.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Will Pomerantz, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin K. Murray, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Brian Majestic, EC&T.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Chirik, Cornell University.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Johannes Rudolph “Cdc25: Mechanism and Regulation of a Protein Phosphatase”

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wayne Reed, Tulane University. “Light Scattering for Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Characterization of Polymer Solutions”

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Karlin, Johns Hopkins University. “Biomimetic Small Molecule Metal Ion Interactions: Copper and Heme-Copper O2 and CO Chemistry”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University. “Nanoscience and the Pathway to Nanotechnologies”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. , Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rachel Wezeman, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, May 6th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tasha Stoiber, EC&T.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia Cornish, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington-Seattle.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Grant Geske, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, - Room 1315 Chemistry. The Nelsen 65th Birthday Symposium, June 3-5, 2005.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Wohlbier JG. Jin S. Sengele S.

Eulerian calculations of wave breaking and multivalued solutions in a traveling wave tube - art. no. 023106.

Physics of Plasmas. 12(2):23106, 2005 Feb.

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He YG. Wu CY. Kong W. Schultz KP. Nelsen SF.

Structure of gas phase radical cation of 1,3,6,8-tetraazatricyclo[4.4.1.1(3,8)] dodecane determined from zero kinetic energy photoelectron spectroscopy.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(6):959-961, 2005 Feb 17.

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Lockard JV. Zink JI. Trieber DA. Konradsson AE. Weaver MN. Nelsen SF.

Excited-state mixed valence in a diphenyl hydrazine cation: Spectroscopic consequences of coupling and transition dipole moment orientation.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(6):1205-1215, 2005 Feb 17.

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Fulmer EC. Ding F. Mukherjee P. Zanni MT.

Vibrational dynamics of ions in glass from fifth-order two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy - art. no. 067402.

Physical Review Letters. 9406(6):7402, 2005 Feb 18.

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Jagannathan K. Yethiraj A.

Comment on "molecular dynamics simulations of a fluid near its critical point" - Jagannathan and Yethiraj reply - art. no. 069602.

Physical Review Letters. 9406(6):9602, 2005 Feb 18.

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Lee HJ. Yan YL. Marriott G. Corn RM.

Quantitative functional analysis of protein complexes on surfaces [Review].

Journal of Physiology-London. 563(1):61-71, 2005 Feb 15.

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Jenkins CL. McCloskey AI. Guzei IA. Eberhardt ES. Raines RT.

O-acylation of hydroxyproline residues: Effect on peptide-bond isomerization and collagen stability.

Biopolymers. 80(1):1-8, 2005.

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Copyright © 2005 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Green Chemistry Institute is pleased to announce a new Sabbatical/Fellow Program. For directions on preparing and submitting applications, go to: http://chemistry.org/greenchemistryinstitute/sabbatical.pdf. Applications materials are due to the Green Chemistry Institute by April 1, 2005. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to: gci@acs.org with "GCI sabbatical" in the subject line. Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to: Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Alternatively, applications may be faxed to: (202) 872-6206. Decisions are expected by June 1, 2005.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Astronomy or Astrophysics Visiting Faculty Position, Macalester College. Applications are invited from persons with a PhD in observational astronomy or observational astrophysics for a one year visiting Assistant Professor position beginning September 2005. We seek applicants who can demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching across the astronomy and physics curriculum at the undergraduate level. The teaching load consists of 5 courses for the year: introductory astronomy, introductory astronomy lab, astrophysics, advanced astronomy lab, and one section of introductory (calculus-based) physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has five full time faculty with research interests in theoretical particle physics, solid state physics, and plasma processing of materials. More information about the department can be found at: http://www.macalester.edu/~physics. Please submit a CV, a statement of teaching interests and experience, and two letters of recommendation that address teaching to: Dr. James Doyle, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications by e-mail are welcome (doyle@Macalester.edu). Applications received by April 1, 2005 will receive first consideration.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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