Chemistry Newsletter for 10/04/2010

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XXXIV - No. 34 October 4th, 2010

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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

October 19th, 2010 November 9th, 2010 December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011
March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

October 5th, 2010 October 26th, 2010 November 2nd, 2010
November 16th, 2010 December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010
January 18th, 2011 February 1st, 2011 February 15th, 2011
March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011 April 5th, 2011
April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University. "The Enzymatic Activity Of Sirtuins: Beyond NAD+-Dependent Deacetylation"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Kirill Shtengel, University of California-Riverside. "Probing non-Abelian statistics with quantum Hall interferometry"
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Francois Gabbai, Texas A&M University.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Dynamics at Metal Surfaces:  The Role of Electronic Excitations"
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Professor John Perepezko, Materials Science & Engineering Department. "Growth of Sn Whiskers from Pre-tinned Cu"
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota. "Polymer Micelles and Gels in Ionic Liquids: New Opportunities in Science and Engineering"
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 12th, ECT Seminar, 12:00 p.m.,  Room 1025, Engineering Centers Building (ECB), 1550 Engineering Drive. Professor Xia Kang, Mississippi State University. "Oxidative Transformation of Emerging Contaminants by Fe(III)-Montmorillonite"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Christian Hackenberger, Free University of Berlin.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co. "Vibrational Overtone Induced Chemical Reactions in Gas and Cluster Phase"
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Kable, University of Sydney.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 P.M., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Dennis Wesolowski, EPA Regional Office in Chicago.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii. "The Origin and Chemical Evolution of Titan's Aerosol Layers"
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University. "Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor David Cane, Brown University.
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Robert Bergman.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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Synchrotron Based Chemical Imaging Workshop
New Tool for Biological Research- October 7, 2010, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, John D Wiley Conference Center.
In this workshop participants will learn about the status and future of Synchrotron based Chemical Imaging, which combines spectroscopy for chemical characterization without dyes or probes and imaging for spatial specificity, thereby permitting materials to be unperturbed and in their natural environment. Plenary Speakers Include:
9:00 AM Frank Martin (Director of the Center for Biophotonics, Lancaster University, UK) speaking on "Biospectroscopy to characterize the stem cell lineage within complex tissue architecture" *
9:45 AM Rohit Bhargava (Bioimaging Science and Technology, UIUC) speaking on "Recent developments in infrared spectroscopic imaging for cancer pathology: Implications for clinical translation" *
The workshop will conclude with a Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by Bruker Optics and Agilent Technologies. *For information on registration, speakers, and more details please visit: http://www.src.wisc.edu/meetings/ir_workshop_2010/.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The Influence of Vibrational Excitation on the Photoisomerization of trans-Stilbene in Solution.
Briney, KA; Herman, L; Boucher, DS; Dunkelberger, AD; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 114 (36): 9788-9794 SEP 16 2010.
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Construction of Peptoids with All Trans-Amide Backbones and Peptoid Reverse Turns via the Tactical Incorporation of N-Aryl Side Chains Capable of Hydrogen Bonding.
Stringer, JR; Crapster, JA; Guzei, IA*; Blackwell, HE*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 75 (18): 6068-6078 SEP 17 2010.
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Structure and Dynamics of alpha-Aryl Amide and Ketone Enolates: THF, PMDTA, TMTAN, HMPA, and Crypt-Solvated Lithium Enolates, and Comparison with Phosphazenium Analogues.
Kolonko, KJ; Guzei, IA*; Reich, HJ*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 75 (18): 6163-6172 SEP 17 2010.
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Spectroscopic insights into axial ligation and active-site H-bonding in substrate-bound human heme oxygenase-2.
Gardner, JD; Yi, L; Ragsdale, SW; Brunold, TC*.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 15 (7): 1117-1127 SEP 2010.
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Electronic Structural Comparison of the Reactions of Dioxygen and Alkenes with Nitrogen-Chelated Palladium(0).
Popp, BV; Morales, CM; Landis, CR*; Stahl, SS*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 49 (18): 8200-8207 SEP 20 2010.
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A general glycomimetic strategy yields non-carbohydrate inhibitors of DC-SIGN.
Garber, KCA; Wangkanont, K; Carlson, EE; Kiessling, LL*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 46 (36): 6747-6749 2010.
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Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Fabricated from Antifungal beta-Peptides: Design of Surfaces that Exhibit Antifungal Activity Against Candida albicans.
Karlsson, AJ; Flessner, RM; Gellman, SH*; Lynn, DM*; Palecek, SP.
BIOMACROMOLECULES 11 (9): 2321-2328 SEP 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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None For This Newsletter
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a position in the area of Energy and the Environment, including areas of research such as computational chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, environmental, and polymer synthetic chemistry. The appointment level is open to both junior and senior level candidates. Candidates with research interests that support the College of Science initiatives in the areas of Energy and the Environment and Earth Systems are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must have: a strong commitment for excellence in research; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; the ability to discern future trends in the discipline; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Applicants must have earned a doctorate at the time of appointment. Senior applicants must have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program leading to publications in the highest-quality journals. The person appointed will have the following responsibilities: active participation in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, the development/maintenance of an internationally-recognized research program, participation in department and university administrative governance and advising functions, adherence to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated by the Faculty Handbook. To locate an electronic copy of the Faculty Handbook, visit http://www.provost.vt.edu/resources_prospective_faculty.php and select the appropriate link on the left side of the page. Salary negotiable, depending on background and experience. Starting date August, 2011 or as appropriate. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2010. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled. A copy of this job description may be found at http://www.chem.vt.edu. Application Procedure Applications must be received online at www.jobs.vt.edu. Applicants should submit a curriculu vita, a brief description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor James M. Tanko, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061. Applicants at the senior level should submit five selected publications and a record of funding in place of a description of their research plans. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010.
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Syracuse University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in experimental physical chemistry . Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor will be tenure-track. Successful candidate s will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to establish a strong and innovative research program. Candidates must complete a Dean /Senior Executive/ Faculty application at http://www.sujobopps.com, attach a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references. In addition, applicants should attach or send a description of research plans. Chair, Physical Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Review of candidate files will begin December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
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Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a position in the area of bioanalytical chemistry, with an emphasis on research related to mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, microanalytical techniques, imaging, protein sequencing, and trace chemical analysis. The appointment level is open to both junior and senior level candidates. Candidates with research interests that support the College of Science initiatives in the areas of neuroscience and infectious diseases are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must have: a strong commitment for excellence in research; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; the ability to discern future trends in the discipline; vision, creativity, and leadership skills; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Applicants must have earned a doctorate at the time of appointment. Senior applicants must have an internationally recognized and well-funded research program leading to publications in the highest-quality journals. The person appointed will have the following responsibilities: active participation in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses; the development/maintenance of an internationally-recognized research program; participation in department and university administrative governance and advising functions; adherence to the responsibilities of the general faculty as delineated by the Faculty Handbook. To locate an electronic copy of the Faculty Handbook, visit http://www.provost.vt.edu/resources_prospective_faculty.php and select the appropriate link on the left side of the page. Salary is negotiable, depending on background and experience. Starting date is August, 2011 or as appropriate. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2010. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled. A copy of this job description may be found at http://www.chem.vt.edu. Application Procedure Applications must be received online at www.jobs.vt.edu. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor James M. Tanko, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061. Applicants at the senior level should submit five selected publications and a record of funding in place of a description of their research plans. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2010.
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Syracuse University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in inorganic chemistry with specialization in biomaterials or nanoscience. Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor will be tenure-track. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program, and demonstrate excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Candidates must complete a Dean /Senior Executive/ Faculty application at http://www.sujobopps.com, attach a CV, a statement of teaching philosohy and contact information for three references. In addition, applicants should attach or send a concise (maximum 8 pages) description of research plans. Chair, Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Review of candidate files will begin December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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None For This Newsletter
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