Chemistry Newsletter - 04/20/2009

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XXXIII - No. 14 April 20th, 2009

Professor Lloyd Smith to Receive a WARF Named Professorship
We’re pleased to announce that Professor Lloyd Smith has been chosen by WARF and approved by the Regents to receive a WARF Named Professorship. The Named Professorships are given by WARF to our most prestigious faculty. A unique feature is that the recipient is allowed to choose to named the professorship after a person of their choosing. Lloyd elected to recognize Wayne Hubbell, and will therefore designated as the Wayne Hubbell Professor of Chemistry. Please join us in congratulating Lloyd!!
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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
May 5th, 2009
May 12th, 2009
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SEMINARS
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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 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University. “Remembering Professor Bernstein”
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Tuesday, April 21st - April 23rd, 2009 - TEM Prep & Nanotomography Workshop - Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 265MS&E. Dr. E.L. Principe, Principal Scientist, North America, Carl Zeiss Smt, Inc. Nanotomography Seminar” Contact Rick Noll at: 263-3667, or Noll@engr.wisc.edu  for the workshop details. The workshop will be conducted April 21-23 in MS&E, Room 175.
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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 - Special Materials Science Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 514 ERB. Christian Teichert, Montanuniversitaa Leoben, Austria. “Secrets of Ehrlich Schwoebel Barriers in Organic Thin Film Growth”
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Dr. Craig Simmons, University of Toronto. “Mechanobiological Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells”
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 5310 Chamberlin. Professor Mohit Randeria, The Ohio State University. “BCS-BEC Crossover in Ultracold Atoms: Quantum Fluctuations and Vortices”
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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. “Seeing the Invisible by Solution NMR Spectroscopy”
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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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Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy of the Water Liquid/Vapor Interface.
Auer, BM; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (13): 4125-4130 APR 2 2009.
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Mechanism of Pd(OAc)(2)/Pyridine Catalyst Reoxidation by O-2: Influence of Labile Monodentate Ligands and Identification of a Biomimetic Mechanism for O-2 Activation.
Popp, BV; Stahl, SS*.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 15 (12): 2915-2922 2009.
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Assembly of erodible, DNA-containing thin films on the surfaces of polymer microparticles: Toward a layer-by-layer approach to the delivery of DNA to antigen-presenting cells.
Saurer, EM; Jewell, CM; Kuchenreuther, JM; Lynn, DM*.
ACTA BIOMATERIALIA 5 (3): 913-924 MAR 2009.
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Synthesis and Spectroscopic Identification of a mu-1,2-Disulfidodinickel Complex.
Kieber-Emmons, MT; Van Heuvelen, KM; Brunold, TC*; Riordan, CG.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (2): 440-+ JAN 21 2009.
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Access to Poly-beta-Peptides with Functionalized Side Chains and End Groups via Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization of beta-Lactams.
Zhang, JH; Kissounko, DA; Lee, SE; Gellman, SH*; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (4): 1589-1597 FEB 4 2009.
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Simple Chemical Transformation of Lignocellulosic Biomass into Furans for Fuels and Chemicals.
Binder, JB; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (5): 1979-1985 FEB 11 2009.
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(Pyrazol-1-ylmethyl)pyridine palladium complexes: Synthesis, molecular structures, and activation of small molecules.
Ojwach, SO; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J
JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 694 (9-10): 1393-1399 APR 15 2009.
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Swelling of polymers in porous media.
Sung, BJ; Chang, RW; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 130 (12): Art. No. 124908 MAR 28 2009.
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Synthesis and Characterization of Siloxy, Aminoxy, and Oxo Complexes from the Reaction of a Tantalum Amide Silyl Complex with Oxygen.
Qiu, H; Chen, SJ; Wang, CS; Wu, YD; Guzei, IA*; Chen, XT; Xue, ZL.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 48 (7): 3073-3079 APR 6 2009.
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Spectroscopically validated density functional theory studies of the B-12 cofactors and their interactions with enzyme active sites.
Brunold, TC*; Conrad, KS; Liptak, MD; Park, K
COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS 253 (5-6): 779-794 Sp. Iss. SI MAR 2009.
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A Phosphine-Mediated Conversion of Azides into Diazo Compounds.
Myers, EL; Raines, RT*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 48 (13): 2359-2363 2009.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Gustavus Adolphus College
invites applications for three Visiting Assistant Professor positions for the Department of Chemistry to begin September 1, 2009. Two positions are for one-year, the other is for half a year with the potential for a January-Term course. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidates will contribute to a student-centered undergraduate chemistry curriculum. In their application candidates should discuss their commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. We are interested in applicants who have prior experience with coursework and/or research. Primary responsibilities will include the following:Position 1 (one year): Fall semester - Principles of Chemistry with labs (a 100-level course) and Biochemistry Lab (a 200-level lab); potentially a January-Term course determined by candidate; Spring semester - Biochemistry with labs (a 200-level course) and Organic I lab (a 100-level lab).Position 2 (half-year): Fall semester - Principles of Chemistry with labs (a 100-level course); potentially a January-Term course determined by candidate. Organic Position (one year): Organic Chemistry with associated labs (100- and 200-level courses); a January-Term course appropriate to the candidate's expertise.The Department of Chemistry graduates approximately 30 majors each year. The Department prepares students for continuing education in post-graduate professional programs in chemistry, environmental or health-related fields. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes. The Department recently received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant. To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and three letters of professional recommendation to: Dr. Brian O'Brien, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498, web: http://www.gustavus.edu/humanresources. For more details, visit the department web site: http://www.gustavus.edu/academics/chem or contact Dr. O'Brien at 507-933-7310 or bobrien@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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