Chemistry Newsletter - 04/06/2009

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XXXIII - No. 12 April 6th, 2009

Science and Islam: From Discord to Harmony - WISL Seminar

University of Sharjah physics professor Nidhal Guessoum will give a public lecture entitled "SCIENCE AND ISLAM: From Discord to Harmony" on Thursday, April 9 (7:30 p.m. in 1800 Engineering Hall.) For more information please visit: http://www.scifun.org/Calendar/Islam&Science/Islam&Science.htm. The Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy has organized a display of books and articles dealing with this subject. Selected books, including Professor Guessoum's latest book and books about Muslim Nobel Laureates in Chemistry (1999 Ahmed Zewail) and in Physics (1979 Abdus Salam), as well as articles from Science and Nature, are on display in the locked case near the mailboxes on the first floor of the Shain Research Tower. A list that includes the books and articles on display, as well as many others, is also available.

Science & Islam

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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
April 21st, 2009
May 19th, 2009
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
April 7th, 2009
April 14th, 2009
May 5th, 2009
May 12th, 2009

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SEMINARS
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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. “The Chemical Physics of Climate Feedbacks: Radicals, Isotopes, and Spectrally Resolved Absolute Radiance”
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Njardarson, Cornell University. “Natural Products and New Synthetic Methods”
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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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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - Organic McElvain Lecture, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Muir, Rockefeller University. “Turning Virulence On and Off in Staphylococci”
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials & Engineering Building. Professor Jonathan P. Bird, University of Buffalo. “Quantum Point Contacts: A Naturally-Formed Single-Spin System for Nanoelectronics?”
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Ramsey Kropp, EC&T. “Building a Foundation: Towards Monitoring Oxidative Byproducts from Photocatalytic Treatment of Room Air”
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Xi Chen, Columbia University.
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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. “Ligand and Cluster-size Effects in Metal-mediated Activation of Methane: A Cold Approach to a Hot Problem”
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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. “Keto-Enol Tautomerism: A 125 Year Old Story Revisited”
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor David Hsu, Department of Neurology, UW-Madison. “Zwanzig-Mori Projection Operators and EEG Dynamics: Deriving a Simple Equation of Motion”
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium - The Sixth Irving Shain Chemistry 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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Monday, April 27th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Professor Xiaosong Li, University of Washington. “Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory - Ground State, Excited State, and Beyond”
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Roush, Scripps. “Recent Studies on the Development of New Methodology and the Synthesis of Natural Products”
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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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Monday, May 4 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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Tuesday, May 5 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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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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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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Friday, May 8th,  2009 - Special Analytical/Physical Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vy Maria Dong, University of Toronto.
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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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Nonrandom distribution of intramolecular contacts in native single-domain proteins.
Mounce, BC; Kurt, N; Ellison, PA; Cavagnero, S*.
PROTEINS-STRUCTURE FUNCTION AND BIOINFORMATICS 75 (2): 404-412 MAY 1 2009.
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Attaching Molecules to Chlorinated and Brominated Amorphous Carbon Substrates via Grignard Reactions.
Lockett, MR; Smith, LM*.
LANGMUIR 25 (6): 3340-3343 MAR 17 2009.
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Steric Modulation of Chiral Biaryl Diamines via Pd-Catalyzed Directed C-H Arylation.
Scarborough, CC; McDonald, RI; Hartmann, C; Sazama, GT; Bergant, A; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 74 (6): 2613-2615 MAR 20 2009.
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A yeast display immunoprecipitation method for efficient isolation and characterization of antigens.
Cho, YK; Chen, I; Wei, X; Li, LJ*; Shusta, EV.
JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGICAL METHODS 341 (1-2): 117-126 FEB 28 2009.
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Dehydration of butanol to butene over solid acid catalysts in high water environments.
West, RM*; Braden, DJ; Dumesic, JA.
JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS 262 (1): 134-143 FEB 15 2009.
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Terminal Nitrido and Imido Complexes of the Late Transition Metals.
Berry, JF*.
COMMENTS ON INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 30 (1-2): 28-66 2009.
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Silica-bound copper(II) triazacyclononane as a phosphate esterase: effect of linker length and surface hydrophobicity.
Bodsgard, BR; Clark, RW; Ehrbar, AW; Burstyn, JN*.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS (13): 2365-2373 2009.
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Microscopic pK(a) Analysis of Glu286 in Cytochrome c Oxidase (Rhodobacter sphaeroides): Toward a Calibrated Molecular Model.
Ghosh, N; Prat-Resina, X; Gunner, MR; Cui, Q*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (11): 2468-2485 MAR 24 2009.
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Assembly of Nanocrystal Arrays by Block-Copolymer-Directed Nucleation.
Morin, SA; La, YH; Liu, CC; Streifer, JA; Hamers, RJ*; Nealey, PF; Jin, S*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 48 (12): 2135-2139 2009.
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Tautomycin suppresses growth and neuroendocrine hormone markers in carcinoid cells through activation of the Raf-1 pathway.
Pinchot, SN; Adler, JT; Luo, YG; Ju, JH; Li, WL; Shen, B*; Kunnimalaiyaan, M; Chen, H.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY 197 (3): 313-318 MAR 2009.
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