Chemistry Newsletter for 11-01-2010

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XXXIV - No. 38 November 1st, 2010

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The Chemistry Department, in conjunction with the annual "Partners in Giving" campaign, will be holding a silent auction on Friday, November 12th.  The event will be held in the Harrison Parlor of Lathrop Hall on the UW campus.  Prior to the actual auction, donations will be collected from faculty, staff, and students within the Chemistry Department.  These items (or gift certificates) will be available for viewing in the display case outside the mail room strating on Wednesday, November 3rd. The items are currently listed on the department web page, just click on the Partners in Giving link!!!
In addition to donations from department members, silent auction committee members will also be soliciting donations of food or gift certificates from local vendors.  It is hoped that with wholehearted participation from both the department and the Madison business community, the campaign will be significantly higher than in past years.
Overall, last year's campaign raised approximately $2.9 million. Of this amount, state-agency and university employees each pledged totals of more than $1.3 million while UW Hospital & Clinics employees pledged more than $235,000. More than 8,800 state-agency, university, and UWHC employees contributed.  Since its inception in 1973 as the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), Partners in Giving has raised more than $56.3 million in Dane County for hundreds of charities.
If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please contact committee members as listed below.  Thank you for your anticipated participation!
Cheri Stephens (608-262-9668)
Kristi Heming (608-262-6815)
Sue Martin Zernicke (608-263-4450)
Bruce Goldade (608-262-9668)
Other committee members include Dr. Ieva Reich, Rosana Perez Ellmann and Jeff Burkett.

Partners in Giving
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The 41st Annual ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI
Saturday, December 4, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm - Sunday, December 5, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm.
Room 1351 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Members of the campus community may obtain free tickets to any of the presentations by sending a self-addressed campus mail envelope along with a request indicating the date and time of the desired presentation and the number of tickets needed to Patti Puccio at the WISL mailbox (lower left area of mailboxes). If you require more than six tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets. Tickets will be distributed starting November 15. For more information, please visit: http://www.scifun.org.

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WISL DISPLAY CONTEST WINNERS
Anders Knight (B.S. '14), Jennifer Kraninger (B.S. '10) and Jim Maynard (B.S. '00) were the three winners of "The Same and Not the Same" display contest created by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy. The display dealt with chirality and mirror images and was developed by WISL Fellow Ron Perkins and placed for two months in the showcase near the Shain Atrium. Observers were invited to examine models, mirrors, and mirror images (including the observer's own) and answer questions about them. Anders, Jennifer and Jim had the correct answers, and each received a personally inscribed and autographed copy of Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann's book "The Same and Not the Same." Congratulations to them, and thank you to all who participated.

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

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

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, 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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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 600 N. Park St. Galen McKinley, Asst. Professor, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison. "Spatio-Temporal Variability and the Carbon Budget of Lake Superior"
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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  - Joint Physical/Chemical Biology 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 - Joint Physical/Chemical Biology 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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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Summer research experience for undergraduates in Nanoscience and Engineering. Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be a part of the larger VINSE community. The program includes: Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities; Seminars, workshops, banquet, field trips; Opportunity for travel awards to present summer work at a national conference. Eligibility for this program: Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply. The award is: $5,000.00 stipend; $400.00 travel allowance; Room and board. To apply for a summer research experience with VINSE please go to: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu or e-mail: vinse@vanderbiltt.edu or phone: 615-343-6868. Deadline for applications is February 15th, 2011.
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Molecular Biophysics - University of Colorado Graduate Training Program
The University of Colorado at Boulder. NIH/CU Graduate training program in molecular Biophysics is a consortium of over 30 laboratories in four member departments. To join the program, students apply to a member department as their home for PhD studies and receive additional training in cutting-edge biophysical research, concepts, and methods. Research areas: Macromolecular structure, dynamics, mechanism, and function of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. Biophysical tools: Application and development of state-of-the-art methods including X-ray crystallography, magnetic resonance (NMR, EPR), optical and laser spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, single molecule kinetics and mechanics, atomic force imaging, electron microscopy and tomography, intracellular imaging, enzyme kinetics, molecular dynamics simulations, computational and mathematical modeling, and bioinformatics. Details and additional information at: http://biophysics.colorado.edu.
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Purdue University - Department of Biochemistry Graduate Studies
Position yourself for a successful scientific career! A Ph.D from Purdue University's Department of Biochemistry prepares you for a wide variety of career paths: Academic Research, Teaching, and Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, and Biotech Industries. The Biochemistry program emphasizes: Critical thinking skills, Effective scientific communication, Interdisciplinary research, and a strong mentoring environment based on direct student-faculty interaction. Purdue University is a major research institution with world-class science facilities. You'll have an unbeatable opportunity to develop the skills and expertise you need to compete for the best jobs and to make important contributions to society. If you are admitted to biochemistry, you will receive paid tuition, an assistantship for the first year, and an option to join a university-subsidized health plan. Additional support in subsequent years will come from training grants, research grants secured by your major professor, or research and/or teaching assistantships. Your level of support in subsequent years will meet or exceed the level of support provided in your first year. Admission to the Biochemistry program is based on: GRE Scores; Undergraduate transcripts; Three letters of recommendation; Statement of purpose emphasizing research experience; and TOEFL scores (when appropriate). For more information - including deadlines, mailing address, and electronic application forms - visit: http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/grad/index.html.
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Polydispersity-Induced Stabilization of a Disordered Bicontinuous Morphology in ABA Triblock Copolymers.
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An investigation of Cu(II) and Ni(II)-catalysed hydrolysis of (di)imines.
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