Chemistry Newsletter - 09/10/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 28 September 10th, 2007

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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.

 

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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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. “Peptide Self-Assembly: Collagen Triple Helices and Beta- Sheet Nanofibers”

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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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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 (Mecozzi 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 (Kiessling Group).

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Recent Publications

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Urea-amide preferential interactions in water: Quantitative comparison of model compound data with biopolymer results using water accessible surface areas.

Cannon, JG; Anderson, CF; Record, MT*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 111 (32): 9675-9685 AUG 16 2007.

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Dependence of the mutual ligand arrangement in guanidinate complexes of lanthanoids on the ligand solid angles.

Fukin, GK; Guzei, IA*; Baranov, EV.

JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY 60 (7-9): 937-944 APR-MAY 2007.

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Covalent molecular functionalization of diamond thin-film transistors.

Sun, B; Baker, SE; Butler, JE; Kim, H; Russell, JN; Shang, L; Tse, KY; Yang, WS; Hamers, RJ*.

DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS 16 (8): 1608-1615 AUG 2007.

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Probing the role of the histidine 759 ligand in cobalamin-dependent methionine synthase.

Liptak, MD; Fleischhacker, AS; Matthews, RG; Brunold, TC*.

BIOCHEMISTRY 46 (27): 8024-8035 JUL 10 2007.

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Asymmetric hydroformylation of vinyl acetate: Application in the synthesis of optically active isoxazolines and imidazoles.

Thomas, PJ; Axtell, AT; Klosin, J; Peng, W; Rand, CL; Clark, TP; Landis, CR*; Abboud, KA.

ORGANIC LETTERS 9 (14): 2665-2668 JUL 5 2007.

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Antibiotic binding to dizinc beta-lactamase L1 from Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: SCC-DFTB/CHARMM and DFT Studies.

Xu, DG; Guo, H; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (26): 5630-5636 JUL 5 2007.

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pK(a) analysis for the zinc-bound water in human carbonic anhydrase II: Benchmark for "Multiscale" QM/MM simulations and mechanistic implications.

Riccardi, D; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (26): 5703-5711 JUL 5 2007.

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Application of the computationally efficient self-consistent-charge density-functional tight-binding method to magnesium-containing molecules.

Cai, ZL; Lopez, P; Reimers, JR; Cui, Q*; Elstner, M.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (26): 5743-5750 JUL 5 2007.

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Single-crystal semiconducting chromium disilicide nanowires synthesized via chemical vapor transport.

Szczech, JR; Schmitt, AL; Bierman, MJ; Jin, S*.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 19 (13): 3238-3243 JUN 26 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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October 5 Deadline for Nominations for K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

AAC&U (American Association of Colleges and Universities) is now accepting nominations for the 2008 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Awards. This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. Recipients of the award will participate in AAC&U’s 2008 Annual Meeting. More information is availabel at: http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/AM08/crossaward.cfm.

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The ACS has announced a program providing funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral women chemists to travel to scientific meetings in 2008 to present the results of their research. Highest priority is given to students/postdocs making their first major presentation. A complete description of the funding priorities and application procedures are listed on the attached pdf. Applications must be limited to one per research group, and must be received at least 6 weeks in advance of the meeting. There are two deadlines: Sept. 15 and Feb. 15th.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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California State University - Chico. Science Education Program Coordinator within the College of Natural Sciences. Demonstrating its commitment to sustaining and expanding its role in science education, the College has recently hired three new science education faculty and now seeks a person with a strong background in both science education and one of the sciences to facilitate the creation of a new science education unit and to lead that unit. Appointment will be in one of the academic units within the College at the Associate or Full Professor level beginning in Fall 2008. Teaching is required and load may vary based on administrative responsibilities. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a crosscultural learning environment. Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in a specific science or in science education, with a strong background in both science education and a science discipline; Demonstrated passion for K-12 science education; Evidence of quality teaching; Experience working with preservice and inservice teachers; Evidence of administrative experience; Proven record of excellence in research, writing, pursuing external funding, or other scholarly activities in science education. Representative Responsibilities: Lead the College in establishing and administering a new science education unit, including the hiring of additional faculty; Obtain significant grant support for science education programs; Coordinate and enhance research in science education; Oversee the single subject matter preparation programs; Collaborate with science education outreach activities of the college; Teach in area of expertise. Responsibilities do NOT include supervision of student teachers. Salary: $55,942 - $77,648 (Associate Professor)/$70,685 - $85,302 (Professor) per academic year, based on qualifications and experience. Closing Date: Review will begin October 15, 2007. How to Apply: Applicants must submit an Application for Academic Employment form (found at: http://www.csuchico.edu/hr/Forms/VPHR-FacultyEmplApp.doc, a letter of application addressing qualifications, a one-page statement of your vision of science education, curriculum vita, complete academic transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable), and three current letters of reference to: Dr. Margaret Owens, Associate Dean, Attention: Science Education Coordinator Search, College of Natural Sciences, CSU, Chico, Chico CA 95929-0555, Phone: 530-898-6121. For more information about the University, the College, our academic departments, and the Center for Mathematics and Science Education please visit our website at: http://www.csuchico.edu/nsci/.

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The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for an immediate opening for an Academic Professional to serve as Undergraduate Laboratory Coordinator for Either: (i) organic and inorganic, or (ii) analytical and physical. A Ph.D. or M.S. in Chemistry with relevant interest and/or experience in Chemical Education is required. Further information about the School is available at: http://wvvw.chemistry.gatech.edu. Submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching interests and the names of three references to: Dr. William J. Baron, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400, e-mail: bill.baron@chemistry.gateeh.edu. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Laboratory Coordinator Positions:

The Organic/Inorganic Coordinator is responsible for "Synthesis Laboratory I" (CHEM 2380), "Organic Chemistry Laboratory" (CHEM 3371) and "Synthesis Laboratory II" (CHEM 3380). CHEM 2380 (Synthesis-I) is taken primarily by Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biology majors and consists entirely of experiments in organic chemistry. CHEM 3380 is only taken by Chemistry majors and is a mixture of organic and inorganic syntheses. CHEM 3371 is taken by Biochemistry students and is a more traditional second semester of organic laboratory (with illustrations of bio-organic chemistry).

The Analytical/Physical Coordinator is primarily responsible for "Quantitative Analysis Laboratory" (CHEM 1313, CHEM majors only), "Analytical Chemistry Laboratory" (CHEM 3211 for majors, and CHEM 3281 for non-majors) and "Physical Chemistry Laboratory" (CHEM 3481, majors only).

Responsibilities for these positions include: (i) lecture instruction in the laboratory courses, (i) preparation of course schedules, experimental procedures, grading guidelines; (ii) maintenance of grades, (iii) training and supervision of teaching assistants, (iv) management of inventory associated with the laboratories, (v) implementation of a safety program appropriate to the laboratory, (vi) routine maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and apparatus, troubleshooting equipment problems and authorizing needed repairs. (vii) development of new experiments and pedagogies for the laboratory component of the program. In addition, the positions requires participation in the undergraduate advising program. It is expected that the individual will initiate, or contribute to, preparation of grant applications in support of instructional/pedagogical activities, and take on additional lecturing responsibilities. These 12-month, non-tenure track, positions are in the Academic Professional track at Georgia Tech. The individuals will work closely with a team of Academic Professionals that works with the faculty on all aspects of the undergraduate programs in the School. The laboratory coordinators should develop a familiarity with the routine operation and troubleshooting of spectrometers and other equipment in the laboratories. The School has a staff NMR spectroscopist and electronics shop to assist in upkeep and repair of these instruments. The School endeavors to provide high-quality educational experiences to students from a variety of majors across the Institute. Georgia Tech's cohort of entering undergraduate students is among the most-highly qualified at a public institution (the average SAT of entering students is approximately 1340 and average high school GPA of 3.74/4.00). The organic/inorganic laboratory program serves approximately 420 students per year (fall, spring and summer semesters). For further information contact: Dr. William J. Baron, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech, bill.baron@chemistry.gatech.edu.

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Future opening at the University of Texas at Austin in the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM). The CNM is the heart of the University's dedication to nanoscience and is located in the new completed Nano Science and Technology Building (NST). The CNM is a broadly interdisciplinary group whose faculty members are associated with many departments across the sciences and engineering. We anticipate the position would start in the Fall of 2008 at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences. We are currently seeking candidates in the broadly defined areas of functional nanoscale materials and bionanoscience. We are particularly interested in researchers who complement our current strengths in organic electronic materials, catalysis, and biotechnology. Strong candidates in other areas of nanoscience are encouraged as well. The laboratory space will be located in the NST building that houses the CNM facilities as well as a growing group of new faculty. The NST is a state-of-the art facility for nanoscience that combines first class research space and shared facilities. Additionally it is the hub for nano-related activity on campus hosting seminars, colloquia, as well as administrative offices for many interdisciplinary programs. A brief description of the NST facilities is attached and more information can be found at our website: http://vvww.cnm.utexas.edu/. While the official advertisement of the position has not yet been posted, we encourage you to share this announcement with any current postdoctoral researchers in your group who would be interested. Alternatively, please pass on the names of those who you think would be appropriate so that we can contact them directly. The CNM and the University of Texas at Austin are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Interested parties should send a CV, research proposal, teaching statement, and three reference letters to: CNM Faculty Position, 1 University Station A5500, 102 E. 24th St., Austin, TX 78712.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Memphis, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to start August 2008. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have expertise in experimental biophysical and/or bioinorganic chemistry. The multi-departmental Institute for Nanomaterials Development and Innovation (INDIUM) and the Computational Research on Materials Institute (CROMIUM) provide extensive opportunities for collaboration. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related science. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, innovative, externally-funded research program; recruit and attract graduate students; and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita; a description of proposed research with details of equipment needs; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation and undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to: The University of Memphis, Department of Chemistry, 213 Smith Chemistry Building, Attn: Faculty Search Committee, Memphis, TN 38152. Screening of applications will begin October 25, and the search may remain open until the position is filled.

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University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Department of Chemistry. Faculty Positions in Analytical and Physical Chemistry. Applications are invited for up to 2 tenure track faculty positions, to begin in September 2008 or thereafter. The searches are targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding applicants of other ranks will be considered. We are seeking applicants in multidisciplinary research areas that include, but are not limited to, nano/microscale chemical analysis and material characterization techniques and optoelectronic and imaging-based sensor technologies. Research in the areas of micro/nanofluidics, photonic-based sensors, physical-chemical studies of nanoparticle assemblies, thin-films, and surfaces, and tissue imaging are of particular interest. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant professor candidates should submit a cover letter stating which search is pertinent (Analytical or Physical), a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, 701 LGRT, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9336. Senior candidates should submit a cover letter stating which search is pertinent (Analytical or Physical), a curriculum vitae and a statement of interests. Evaluation of applicants will begin after 19 October 2007 and continue until the positions are filled. Positions to be filled contingent upon funding.

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Faculty Position in Chemical Education. Miami University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related area to apply for an Associate Professor or Full Professor tenure-track position starting August 2008. Miami University (OH) seeks an experienced chemical educator with established credibility in the national and international science education community to serve as the next Director of its Center for Chemistry Education (CCE). This individual will possess the vision and demonstrated leadership skills to lead the CCE, direct an externally funded graduate level research program in Chemical Education, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chemistry. The Director should have a distinguished record of accomplishments in teaching and scholarship commensurate with tenure at the associate or full professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. For 25 years, CCE through its Terrific Science Programs has been a leader in physical science education at the kindergarten through college levels. Grant funding from agencies including National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and National Institutes of Health has allowed CCE to reach more than 21,000 teachers representing every state in the U.S. Programming areas can be viewed at: http://www.terrificscience.org. Through CCE's Terrific Science Press, more than 80 educational resources have been published and distributed nationally and internationally. These award-winning resources, including the renowned Teaching Science with TOYS series, can be viewed at: http://www.tsbkm.com. CCE's mission of bringing chemistry and the companion STEM disciplines to life for all students continues to be met today by its 15-member staff, including recognized leaders in education and publishing, who are engaged in a rich variety of teacher professional development programs and materials development initiatives. Efforts focus on creating, developing, and nurturing research, programming, and curricular development to achieve its mission. The next Director of the CCE will guide the organization in developing researchbased educational resources in print and other formats, supporting the sustainable implementation of research-based professional development, and conducting research on the impact of programming and materials on student learning and teacher effectiveness. He/She will enhance the visibility of CCE programs and open new opportunities to its products and services through partnerships with other education stakeholders. The new Director will provide the business leadership to ensure the solid fiscal management and strong financial support of the organization. Administrative experience in the leadership of large-scale grant funded projects is desired as is experience in bringing together other leaders in education to accomplish goals. Qualified persons should (1) submit a vita and a research plan that includes a vision of the Center for Chemistry Education, and (2) names of 3 references to the Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. References will not be contacted without permission of the candidate. Review of complete applications will begin Oct. 8, 2007. The search will continue until the position is filled. More information concerning the Department and this position can be found on the web at: http://www.cas.muohio.edu/chm/ and http://www.terrificscience.org. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Gary A. Lorigan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, (513) 529-3338, e-mail: garylorigan@muohio.edu.

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The Chemistry Department of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in August, 2008. A Ph. D. in chemistry is required. The successful candidate will have experience in bioanalytical chemistry and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching assignments will include general and non-majors chemistry lectures and labs and analytical and/or biochemistry lectures and labs. The chemistry department is ACS accredited and has 13 faculty members. More information about the colleges and the department is available at http://www.csbsju.edu. Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, and the College of St. Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, are located four miles apart in Central Minnesota just outside St. Cloud and 70 miles from Minneapolis. Both are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition. All applicants must submit a letter of application, a statement of their teaching philosophy, a description of research plans, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation to: College of Saint Benedict, Human Resources, 37 South College Avenue, St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099. Evaluation of applicants will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in chemistry with a focus in Inorganic Chemistry. The appointment would begin in August 2008. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching inorganic chemistry at both the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels and have the opportunity to develop courses suited to his or her area of expertise. The selected applicant is expected to develop a vigorous research program that leads to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and extramural funding for that research. A competitive start-up package of funding, space and facilities will be provided. The research and teaching efforts of the candidate will support UVM's commitment to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are welcome to comment on how their research, teaching, and/or service activities will support this effort at UVM. A doctoral degree in chemistry and postdoctoral experience are expected. The Department of Chemistry is multi-disciplinary with 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 4 research-active emeritus professors, 4 lecturers, an undergraduate laboratory coordinator/lecturer, and 9 support staff members, including an NMR technician and a glassblower. A range of modern instrumentation is housed within the Department: two 500 MHz multinuclear NMR spectrometers, several mass spectrometers, powder and single-crystal X-ray diffractometers, in-situ infrared, laser Raman, an ESR spectrometer, and other equipment. Machine shop and electronics design facilities exist in the Chemistry building and on campus. Location of the College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care directly on campus provides important links between the Department of Chemistry and the biomedical sciences, including access to other core facilities in X-ray crystallography, molecular modeling, microscopy & imaging, and DNA synthesis, analysis, and microarray facilities. The chemistry faculty has a strong commitment to research. Individual faculty members maintain active research groups and extramural funding for research. In addition to the vibrant graduate program of –40 full-time graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate chemistry majors also perform research in the department. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~chem/. Applicants may apply online at http://www.uvmjobs.com (position is listed under the Department of Chemistry) or by mail at the address shown below. To receive full consideration, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and proposed research plans by October 15, 2007. Three hardcopy letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to: Prof. Christopher Landry, Chair, Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, 82 University Pl., Burlington, VT 05405, phone: 802-656-0270, e-mail: Christopher.Landry@uvm.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Dr. Murthy Gudipati of the California Institute of Technology, has a post-doctoral position that he would like to fill-in immediately with a recent graduate in chemical physics / physical chemistry/ planetary sciences / astrophysics experimental area, preferably having experience with cryogenic laser spectroscopy and ultrahigh-vacuum systems. Further details are given at: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Gudipati. We need a US citizen and/or a permanent resident. This will be a JPL/Caltech post-doctoral position for one year with possible extension to one or more years. Contact: Dr. Murthy Gudipati, Principal Scientist, Mail Stop 183-301, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109; USA, Tel: +1-818-354-2637, Cell: +1-818-536-9028, Fax: +1-818-393-4445, e-mail: gudipati@jpl.nasa.gov, web: http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Gudipati.

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