Chemistry Newsletter - 11/24/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 38 November 24th, 2008

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Kristina Ekman - National Chemistry Week 2008

Poster Contest Winner 6th - 8th Grade

Kristina Ekman submitted her “Having a Ball With Chemistry” poster for the National Chemistry Week 2008 Poster Contest through our ACS Local Section. She took 1st place in the grade 6th - 8th category, winning a prize of $250. Kristina is in the 8th grade at Lake Shore Middle School in Milwaukee. Congratulations Kristina Ekman!! To see the poster, please go to the link at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncwposters/3002779113/in/set-72157608963367174/.

 

Kristina Poster

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2008 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings in November and December

Nov. 25: Finance Committee

Dec. 2: Finance Committee

Dec. 9: NO MEETING

Dec. 16: Department Meeting

Dec. 23: Finance Committee, if necessary

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Recent Publications

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Transition State Barriers in Multidimensional Marcus Theory.

Zwickl, J; Shenvi, N; Schmidt, JR*; Tully, JC.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 112 (42): 10570-10579 OCT 23 2008

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Practical syntheses of 4-fluoroprolines.

Chorghade, MS; Mohapatra, DK; Sahoo, G; Gurjar, MK; Mandlecha, MV; Bhoite, N; Moghe, S; Raines, RT*.

JOURNAL OF FLUORINE CHEMISTRY 129 (9): 781-784 Sp. Iss. SI SEP 2008.

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Copyright © 2008 Thomson ISI

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerhard Hummer, NIDDK. “Molecules Under Tension: Theory of Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 - Special MS&E Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 106 ERB. Tony Rollett, Carnegie Mellon University. “Interfacial Design”

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Monday, December 1st, 2008 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Wei Yang, Florida State University. “Orthogonal Space Random Walk: A Possible Avenue Leading Biomolecular Simulation to the Quantitative Regime”

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Friday, December 5th, 2008 - School of Medicine & Public Health Seminar, 12:00 p.m., 1220 Microbial Sciences Building. Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D., Princeton University. “Probing Envelope Biogenesis in Escherichia Coli with Toothpicks, Logic, and a PC”

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”

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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.

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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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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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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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