Chemistry Newsletter - 05/21/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 20 May 21st, 2007

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JCE Software Video Collection Wins the Pirelli International Award in Chemistry

JCE Software, a publication of the Journal of Chemical Education, has won the Pirelli Internetional Award in Chemistry, the world's first Internet multimedia award aimed at the diffusion of scientific and technological culture worldwide. The award is given in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and life sciences.

The JCE entry in the chemistry category of the 11th Edition of the awards was the Chemistry Comes Alive! series--video of chemical reactions on 8 CD-ROMs. The prize consists of 15,000 euros, a plaque, and a trip to Rome for Jon Holmes, JCE Software editor. The award ceremony was held on Friday, May 11, at the Temple of Hadrian in Rome.

Information about the award is available at: http://www.pirelliaward.com/news0705b.html.

The winning entry is at : http://www.jce.divched.org/JCESoft/CCA/pirelli/.

Congratulations to John Moore and the JCE staff for this recognition of their outstanding outreach and education efforts!

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Chemistry Newsletter Summer Hours

The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to a Bi-weekly publication with this weeks newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Evgeny Dikarev, SUNY Albany.

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Thursday, June 7th, 2007 thru Sunday, June 10th, 2007 - 8th International Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry. Room 1315 Chemistry Department. “Conference takes place June 7 to 10, 2007. To register, go to http://www.chem.wisc.edu/iscc8/

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Minisymposium to Honor Paul Treichel

On Friday October 12th, 2007 the Chemistry Department will host a Minisymposium on Chemical Education and Careers in Chemistry to honor Paul Treichel. Please mark your calendars!

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Recent Publications

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Reduced-density-matrix cumulants and correlation.

Harriman, JE*.

PHYSICAL REVIEW A 75 (3): Art. No. 032513 MAR 2007.

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Nanosized Au4Pd28(CO)(22)(PMe3)(16) containing 32-atom Au4Pd28 core-geometry with nearly regular encapsulated Au-4 tetrahedron: Proposed multitwinned-composite growth-pattern involving four interpenetrating au-centered cuboctahedral-based three-layer (Pd-3)(A)(AuPd6)(B)(Au-3)(C) polyhedra.

Mednikov, EG; Tran, NT; Aschbrenner, NL; Dahl, LF*.

JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE 18 (1): 253-269 MAR 2007.

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N-{(Aminocarbonyl)[(S)-4-nitrobenzyl]methyl}-N-{[(R)-cyclohexyl](cyclohexylaminocarbonyl)methyl}propanamide methanol solvate.

Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Lin, Q; Blackwell, HE*.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 63: O1892-O1894 Part 4 APR 2007.

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Constructor graph description of hydrogen bonding in a supramolecular assembly of N,N '-bis(2-hydroxy-1-methylethyl)phthalamide.

Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; McGaff, RW; Kieler, HM; Robinson, JR.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 63: O255-O258 Part 4 APR 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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UW-Madison, Chemistry department. Part Time Position in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. Starting Fall 2007. This is a Technical Assistant (TA) position for a graduate student who would like to learn how to run all the instruments in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory and to assist graduate students and postdocs in using mass spectrometry to solve problems. The Mass Spectrometry Laboratory staff generates quality data and keeps the instruments operating optimally. The TA will be working with a large variety of organic, biochemical, and organometallic compounds. The appointment will be for at least one year (including the summer of 2008). Interested students should contact Dr. Martha M. Vestling at: vestling@chem.wisc.edu.

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Abbott Laboratories. Associate Scientist (up to grade 15). Hiring Manager: Stephen Spanton, R418. Educational requirement: BS/MS Chemistry or Biochemistry. Travel required: No. Abbott Laboratories is looking for an analyst to work in the Structural Chemistry initiative within its Global Pharmaceutical Research & Development (GPRD) organization. This position will require analysis of organic molecules and biomolecules by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The candidate will be responsible for sample analysis, interpretation of results, report writing, and interaction with a wide variety of scientists. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience in liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, computer programming, and/or biochemical techniques will be a plus. Contact: Abbott Laboratories, 200 Abbott Park Rd., R418, AP31, Abbott Park, IL 60064-6202, Phone: 847-937-4894.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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