Chemistry Newsletter - 05/12/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 19 May 12th, 2008

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

May 13th, 2008

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

May 20th, 2008

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, May 15th, 2008 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John DiTusa, Louisiana State University.

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Thursday, May 29th, 2008 - Gary Parr Memorial Award Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Lockett, Smith Research Group.

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Don Tilley, Berkeley.

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - SNOUT OUT 2008, 12 Noon-5:00 p.m., Rennenbohm Park. Sponsored by GSFLC. Food, drinks, softball & general fun!

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terrance Collins, Carnegie Mellon University. “Iron-TAML activators: effective green chemistry catalysts for peroxide activation”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jean Frechet.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 - Ferry Lecture in Macromolecular Science, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jean Frechet.

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Recent Publications

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Water inertial reorientation: Hydrogen bond strength and the angular potential.

Moilanen, DE; Fenn, EE; Lin, YS; Skinner, JL*; Bagchi, B; Fayer, MD.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105 (14): 5295-5300 APR 8 2008.

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Hierarchical assembly of nanoparticle superstructures from block copolymer-nanoparticle composites.

Kang, H; Detcheverry, FA; Mangham, AN; Stoykovich, MP; Daoulas, KC; Hamers, RJ*; Muller, M; de Pablo, JJ; Nealey, PF.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 100 (14): Art. No. 148303 APR 11 2008.

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Hiking down the energy landscape: Progress toward the Kauzmann temperature via vapor deposition.

Kearns, KL; Swallen, SF; Ediger, MD*; Wu, T; Sun, Y; Yu, L.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 112 (16): 4934-4942 APR 24 2008.

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Genetic selection for peptide inhibitors of angiogenin.

Smith, BD; Raines, RT*.

PROTEIN ENGINEERING DESIGN & SELECTION 21 (5): 289-294 MAY 2008.

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Discovery and validation of urinary biomarkers for propstate cancer.

Theodorescu, D; Schiffer, E; Bauer, HW; Douwes, F; Eichhorn, F; Polley, R; Schmidt, T; Schofer, W; Zurbig, P; Good, DM; Coon, JJ*; Mischak, H.

PROTEOMICS CLINICAL APPLICATIONS 2 (4): 556-570 APR 2008.

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A search for ortho-benzyne (o-C6H4) in CRL 618.

Weaver, SLW; Remijan, AJ; McMahon, RJ*; McCall, BJ.

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS 671 (2): L153-L156 DEC 20 2007.

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Molecular-scale structural distortion near vacancies in pentacene.

Seo, S; Grabow, LC; Mavrikakis, M; Hamers, RJ*; Thompson, NJ; Evans, PG.

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 92 (15): Art. No. 153313 APR 14 2008.

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Copyright © 2008 Thomson ISI

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Reminder About Chemistry Camp

The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) offers a summer afternoon laboratory program in chemistry for middle school students entering grades 5-8. Chemistry camp is designed to stimulate scientific curiosity through demonstrations, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

Four different camp themes will be offered this year. Fun with Chemistry camp will be offered July 7-11. Our new camp, The Science Behind the Superhero, will be held July 14-18. Fun with Chemistry Inventions camp will be offered July 21-25. Fun with Forensic Science camp will be held July 28-August 1. Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 1:15-4:30 pm. The cost for each one-week session is $130.

Information and a registration form are available online at http://ice.chem.wisc.edu/outreach.htm.

For additional information, contact: Cheryl Hansen, 1305 Chemistry Bldg., 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706; phone: 608/262-3033; fax: 608/265-8094; email: ice@chem.wisc.edu.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Georgetown University, Academic Executive Assistant is sought by the Chemistry Department. The position reports directly to the Chair and provides academic and administrative support to the Chair and faculty; supervises four support personnel; prepares technical proposals and reports. Good writing ability, managerial skills, eye for detail. Minimum qualification: graduate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field. Starting salary $55,000- $58,000, depending on qualification and experience. Apply to: Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Box 571227, Washington, DC 20057-1227. Georgetown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; applications from qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged. Web site: http://www.georgetown.edu/departments/chemistry.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Minnesota’s Chemistry Department has several temporary, part-time lecturer positions available in introductory general chemistry and introductory organic chemistry and analytical chemistry for the Fall Semester of 2008 (September 2, 2008 - December 18, 2008) and the Spring Semester of 2009 (January 20, 2009 - May 16, 2009.) Specific class schedules can be found at http://onestop.umn.edu. Duties: Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate courses; holding office hours; preparing, giving and grading exams; assigning final course grades. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry is preferred and an M.S. in chemistry or related field is required. Previous teaching experience is also required, preferably, at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest. Persons who have not previously taught courses in chemistry at the University of Minnesota must also include a current Curriculum Vita and two letters of professional recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching should also be included, if available. All application materials must be received by Friday, May 9th, 2008. Selection Criteria: M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D; Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses; Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota; Quality of references; Quality of student evaluations or feedback. Applications should be submitted online, using Requisition Number 155114: http://employment.umn.edu. If you wish, send any application materials in addition to those required online to: Chuck Tomlinson, Assistant to the Vice Chair, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For more information, contact 612-624-0313 or chuck1@umn.edu. This material is available in alternative formats upon request. To request disability accommodations please contact Chuck Tomlinson, Chemistry, 115 Smith (612) 624-0313. For further information on providing necessary accommodations, please contact Disability Services, at (612) 624-4037.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON MAY 27th, 2008.