Chemistry Newsletter - 08/27/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 27 August 27th, 2007

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Diane Nutbrown Wisconsin Section the ChemLuminary Award

Congratulations to Diane Nutbrown (Graduate student, Burstyn, Moore) for spearheading the effort that won the Wisconsin Section the ChemLuminary Award for Best Event Involving the Student Affiliates at the Boston ACS Meeting. The Award Ceremony was attended by Betty and John Moore, Ieva Reich (Councilor and Student Affiliates Advisor), Pun Wangkanont (Student Affiliates President) and Diane who presented the poster. An excellent job all around!

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Think Big, Think PIG!

The 24th Annual Department Snout Out will be Saturday, September 8th (noon - 5pm) at Rennebohm Park. Everyone in the department, including guests, is welcome to join us for a day full of eating, softball and other outdoor games, socializing, and general mayhem!

Registration forms are due in the GSFLC mailbox by noon on Friday August 31st. Hope to see you there!

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The September 2007 Issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is Now Available Online

The September 2007 issue is now available online. In this issue you will find articles on biochemistry, testing and assessment, analytical chemistry, and many other activities for the classroom and laboratory including:

Editorial: Learning from Others;

Especially for High School Teachers: A New School Year Begins;

JCE Featured Molecules: Molecular Models of Rosmarinic Acid and DPPH.

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Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 10

The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 10th. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.

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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.

September 4th, 2007

October 9th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 11th, 2007

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

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

TBA

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For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

September 13th

Bob Hamers

Thomas Brunold

Jim Weisshaar

Mahesh Mahanthappa

September 20th

Jim Skinner

Arun Yethiraj

Martin Zanni

September 27th

Gil Nathanson

Nita Sahai

John Wright

October 4th

Ned Sibert

Qiang Cui

Bob McMahon

October 11th

Fleming Crim

Tom Record

Song Jin

October 18th

Solvia Cavagnero

Mark Ediger

Lian Yu

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne B. McCoy, The Ohio State University. “Puzzles of Protons: Signatures of Large Amplitude Motions in Protonated and Hydrogen-Bonded Systems”

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Lutz Ackermann, University of Goettingen, Germany. “Efficient Metal- Catalyzed C-C and C-N Bond Forming Reactions”

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heinrich Lang, Technical University of Chemmitz.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar - Roger Carlson Award, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Rickard, Wright Research Group.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lauren Boyle (Burke Group).

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Zhangjie Shi, Peking University. “Recent Advances on Pd-Catalyzed Arylation via C-H Activations”

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Friday, September 7th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel H. Gellman, Dept. of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “From Peptides To Peptidic Foldamers”

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Friday, September 7th, 2007 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Zahra Fakhraai, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. “Experimental Studies of the Dynamics of Polystyrene Thin Films and Surfaces”

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah L. Keller, University of Washington. “Seeing Spots: Liquid Domains in Lipid Membranes”

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Thursday, September 13th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Terry Gustafson, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles Allen (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, September 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Olafs Daugulis, University of Houston. “Regioselective Functionalization of Unreactive C-H Bonds”

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Monday, September 17th, 2007 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Professor Do Yeung Yoon, Seoul National University. “Surface and Thin Film Characteristics of Polymer Melts from Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations”

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jef De Brabander, University of Texas Medical Center. “Natural Products: Opportunities for Discovery”

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Tobias Baumgart, University of Pennsylvania. “Of Domains and Boundaries: Fluid Phases in Biological Membrane Models”

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Eide, UW-Madison, Nutri Sci.

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Thursday, September 20th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Wong (Kiessling Group).

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Friday, September 21st, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mukund S. Chorghade, D & O Phamachem/Chorghade Enterprises. “Fascinating Personal Adventures in Progression of a New Chemical Entity from Conception to Commercialization”

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Penner-Hahn, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Leslie H. Allen, University of Illinois at Urbana. “Studies of Materials Confined to Nanometer Dimensions at High Heating and Cooling Rates Using Nanocalorimetry”

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey Hartgerink, Rice University

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Avery Watkins, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nicola Burrmann (McMahon Group).

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nattawan Decharin, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip J. Reid, University of Washington. “The Phase-Dependent Photochemical Reaction Dynamics of Halooxides and Nitrosyl Halides”

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Robert Williams, Colorado State University

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Finke, Colorado State.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Katheryn Resing of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gui-Bai Liang, Merck. “Diabetes, Januvia and Beyond - Medicinal Chemistry of DPP-4 Inhibitors”

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erin D. Sheets, Pennsylvania State University. “Life as a Lipid: Rafts, Dynamics & Interactions”

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey Kelly, Scripps Research Institute

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.Brian Bennett, Medical College of Wisconsin, National Biomedical EPR Center. “Mechanistic Insights into the Dizinc Leucine Aminopeptidase from Vibrio”

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.Dr. Roman Zubarev of Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ram Neupane (Landis Group).

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Friday, October 12th, 2007 - Treichel Minisymposium, 10:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. More Information Coming.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Justin Gallivan, Emory University

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Shaffer (McMahon Group).

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Second Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Royce Murray, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Analytical Chemistry and Properties of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Kent Kirshenbaum, New York University

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David J. Nesbitt, JILA. ““Wet” Chemical Physics: From Gas-Liquid Collisions to Single Molecule RNA Folding”

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nickeisha Stephenson (Stahl/Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Mo Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko, George Washington University. “Fast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry--New Tools to Uncover Mysteries of Ice”

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roberto Risi (Burke Group).

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Third Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Christopher M. Cheatum, University of Iowa. “Spectroscopic Probes of Enzyme Dynamics”

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Strasser (Burke Group).

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Ross Weatherman, Purdue University

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Andrew D. Miranker, Yale Univesity.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rhiannon Carter (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William F. Polik, Hope College.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sayani Chattopadhyay (Raines Group).

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Giuliano (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Musch (Berry Group).

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean M. Decatur, Mt. Holyoke College.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Weibel Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joel Broussard (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Tom Rovis, University of Colorado

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lani MacArtney (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Stephen Craig, Duke University

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Moody (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group.)

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kissling Group).

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Recent Publications

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Molecular weight dependence of polystyrene segmental dynamics in dilute blends with poly(vinyl methyl ether).

Zhang, L; Lutz, TR; Zhao, JS; Ediger, MD*.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 45 (16): 2252-2262 AUG 15 2007.

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Resonance Raman de-enhancement caused by excited state mixed valence.

Wang, XH; Valverde-Aguilar, G; Weaver, MN; Nelsen, SF*; Zink, JI.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (25): 5441-5447 JUN 28 2007.

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Control of quorum sensing by a Burkholderia pseudomallei multidrug efflux pump.

Chan, YY; Bian, HS; Tan, TMC; Mattmann, ME; Geske, GD; Igarashi, J; Hatano, T; Suga, H; Blackwell, HE*; Chua, KL.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 189 (11): 4320-4324 JUN 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Managing Director, Catalysis Center at the University of Washington. The Center for Enabling New Technologies in Catalysis (CENTC) is looking for its inaugural Managing Director. CENTC is the first Phase II National Science Foundation Chemical Bonding Center, funded for five years. CENTC includes more than a dozen senior investigators across the country and is centered at the University of Washington (UW). The Managing Director will be a staff member at UW, based in Seattle, and will report to and work with the Center Director (a UW Professor). The Managing Director will be the primary manager and administrator of this large, technically complex, and continuously evolving Center. Specific responsibilities include Center-wide coordination and planning of activities, financial management, budget preparation, facilities support, proposal preparation, grant administration, human resources, general administration and resource allocation. The Managing Director will be key to formulating and implementing Center goals. A PhD in Chemistry or related field, and some experience with management and federal grants are expected. Leadership, communication, and team building skills are required. Five years of experience working in a research organization (academic, national laboratory, or commercial) is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please visit: http://www.washington.edu/jobs, select Staff Jobs and search for Req #34179. Priority may be given to applications received by October 1, 2007. Please direct email inquiries to: rothen@chem.washington.edu.

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Xerox Corporation is seeking a scientist/engineer for research and development of advanced photoconductive materials and devices. Preparation of organic, inorganic, and polymeric photoconductive and related materials and identify strategic materials through various commercial sources. Formulate photoconductive devices, including dispersion preparation and characterization. The successful candidate must enjoy hands-on bench work and possesses excellent synthetic laboratory skills. As a member of a development team, the individual will be involved in the planning and execution of experiments to design, synthesize, and evaluate new materials for applications to xerography. This is a challenging position and only highly qualified candidates will be considered. M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science. Extensive training in synthetic organic chemistry or synthetic polymer chemistry. Previous experience on photoconductive materials is desirable but not required. Good problem solving skills and ability to provide sound technical decisions. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. Must be a strong team player. Xerox offers competitive compensation and benefits. Send a resume by mail or email to: Liang-Bih Lin, Ph.D., XEROX Corporation 800 Phillips Rd., 103-05B • Webster, NY 14580 Phone 585.422.9975 • Fax 585.422.9237 E-mail:

liang-bih.lin@xerox.com.

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Chemist Advanced Unit Leader. Madison (Dane County). Job Announcement Code: 07-02523. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); Division of Management Services; Bureau of Laboratory Services, 4702 University Avenue, Madison. Starting pay is between $43,764 and $49,590 annually plus excellent benefits. Pay schedule/range15-03. A six-month probationary period is required. This Chemist Unit Leader position is located in the Environmental and Agricultural Chemicals Section of the Bureau of Laboratory Services. This position coordinates daily Feed and Fertilizer Analysis Unit activities related to the requested analysis of feed and fertilizer components as well as adherence to the BLS QA Plan. This position is responsible for the analysis of samples within the unit and performs complex chemical analyses as needed. As a technical consultant, this position acts as a liaison to feed and fertilizer program staff in the Department and may be required to give expert testimony in court. Extensive knowledge of analytical chemistry procedures used to analyze for feed and fertilizer components; of the principles, practices and techniques of analytical chemistry; of the theory, operation, maintenance and calibration of Liquid Chromatographs, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers, UV-Vis Spectrophotometers and Mass Spectrometry. Working knowledge of team building techniques. Ability to lead and collaborate with staff in order to meet Unit goals. Apply with 1) an application for State Employment Form (OSER-DMRS-38) which can be obtained from the Office of State Employment Relations internet website: http://oser.state.wi.us/application.asp, along with; 2) a current resume detailing your experience; 3) a copy of your transcript if applicable; and, 4) a typewritten paper limited to two pages addressing the following three areas: 1) Describe your professional work experience, including years; education including degrees earned; or any coursework related to Chemistry. Please include any specific work experience related to the analysis of feed products conducted in a laboratory setting. Please provide a copy of your transcripts if identifying coursework related to chemistry. 2.) Describe your work experience (years) and the functional responsibilities you have performed in a lead worker, team leader and/or project leadership role (e.g., review work flow, assign tasks to others, review the work of others, respond to technical questions, establish project timelines, provide training, etc.). 3) Describe your experience in the use and maintenance of instruments in your professional chemistry laboratory as listed below. Relevant Instruments: High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AA), Automated Protein Analyzer, Automated Elemental Analyzer (Flow Injection), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), Spectrophotometer, Mass Spectrometry. Submitted materials represent an examination of your qualifications. Completed materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. on August 27, 2007. Send materials to: DATCP-HR; Attn: JAC: 07- 02523; P.O. Box 8911; Madison, WI, 53708-8911; or fax the materials to Human Resources at 608 224-4757. Direct questions to Linda Nowaczyk at: linda.nowaczyk@wisconsin.gov or 608 224-4763.

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Director of Diversity, Education, and Outreach for NSf Catalysis Center at the University of Washington. The Center for Enabling New Technologies in Catalysis (CENTC) is looking for a Director of Diversity, Education, and Outreach (DEO) programs. CENTC is an NSF-funded Phase II Chemical Bonding Center, centered at the University of Washington (UW) and including more than a dozen senior investigators across the U.S. The DEO Director will oversee and coordinate efforts in diversity, education and outreach for CENTC. He/She will be a staff member at UW and will be based in Seattle. Primary responsibilities will be Center-wide development, implementation and management of DEO activities, including but not limited to recruiting, publicity, marketing, REU programs, research ethics training, course modules, financial management, reporting and record keeping, and proposal preparation. This individual will be committed to building long-lasting bridges to strategically selected minority-serving institutions. The position includes collaboratively and independently developing and implementing diversity, education, and outreach initiatives. He/She will be technically fluent and will participate in the development of technical materials such as lesson plans and educational and research videos. He/She will assist, direct, and manage students and faculty in the application of these materials and in other DEO efforts. This position can be filled by one individual, or has the potential to be split between two individuals, for the purpose of job sharing. Individuals with experience in at least some of the following will be preferred: management of complex diversity, outreach and/or educational programs in science, mathematics, or engineering; experience in a research institute or academic institution, working within a scientific research setting, dealing with research-related administration; and experience in teaching and developing curricula at the high school/undergraduate/graduate level. Must possess a strong portfolio of interpersonal skills; have the ability to work collaboratively, listen well and engender trust; have strong leadership, communication, and team building skills, and demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and political impediments and incentives to promoting diversity in higher education. A PhD degree in a chemical or related field, or extensive experience, is required. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please visit: http://www.washington.edujobs, select Staff Jobs and search for Req #34935. Priority may be given to applications received by October 1, 2007. Please direct email inquiries to rothen@chem.washington.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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As part of an ongoing expansion program, the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill several tenure-track faculty positions. Exceptional candidates at all levels and in all areas are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in mid to senior level candidates in organic and inorganic fields. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests will be considered for joint appointments with other departments. Further information is available on our Web site: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates at the entry level should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and three letters of reference. Advanced candidates should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. All materials and requests for information should be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2007 until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding scientists in all areas of Inorganic Chemistry to apply for an academic year, tenure-track position at all levels. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous research program and pursue excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research plans: to John L. McCracken, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Rowan University is seeking applications from organic and analytical chemists for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 1, 2008 contingent upon funding. Biochemist may teach Biochemistry courses and Organic or General Chemistry. Organic chemist may teach lower and upper level Organic courses. Both will involve undergraduates in their research programs. Research efforts are part of the total teaching load. Both may teach freshman chemistry or chemistry for non-science majors. Ph.D., excellent communication skills and a commitment to teaching are required. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable. Please mail vita, copy of graduate transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Catherine Yang, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028, e-mail: yang@rowan.edu. Review of applications begins October 12, 2007 and continues until positions are filled. See our web page at: http://www.rowan.edu/chemistry/.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in all areas of Organic Chemistry. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered for one of the positions. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry and will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of future research plans, and four letters of recommendation to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, CB 3290, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2007.

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Georgia Institute of Technology would be delighted to receive applications and nominations for the following two positions in Chemical Education:

1) Laboratory Coordinator for Organic/Inorganic Laboratories in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology (http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu/). This is a full-time position in the Academic Professional track at Georgia Tech. Position Description: http://web.chemistry.gatech.edu/~collard/positions/Lab_Coordinator_position_at_Georgia_Tech.pdf.

2) The NSF-sponsored Center for Workshops in the Chemical Sciences (http://www.chemistry.gsu.edu/CWCS), a collaboration between Georgia State University, Williams College and Georgia Tech, seeks a Program Associate to work with the Center directors, workshop presenters, workshop participants, and web-developers in the development of vibrant multifaceted communities of scholars. The position would be appropriate as a post-doctoral fellowship, although applicants with interests in chemical education with different backgrounds will be considered. Position Description: http://web.chemistry.gatech.edu/~collard/positions/CWCS_program_associate.pdf.

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University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of chemical biology, beginning August 25, 2008. Selection criteria will include a Ph.D. in a related field, a strong record of innovative research, the potential for establishing an active and highly visible research program, and an interest and commitment to teaching excellence. Applicants with research interests in chemical genetics and functional proteomics or in emerging areas of bioanalytical, biophysical and biomaterials chemistry are particularly encouraged. Search Committee review of applications will begin October 31, 2007, but applications will continue to be accepted for consideration until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Arkansas Tech University seeks tenure-track candidate with PhD in chemistry to begin in August 2008 in ACS certified program. Teach undergraduate general chemistry, survey of chemistry courses & laboratories as directed. Research specialty that compliments current faculty & suitable for undergraduates desired. Deadline Oct 30, 2007 or until filled. Application details and current faculty expertise at: http://pls.atu.edu/physci/.

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