Chemistry Newsletter - 12/22/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 42 December 22nd, 2008

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Mahesh Mahanthappa Selected as an Honored Instructor of Chadbourne Residential College

Mahesh Mahanthappa has been selected as an Honored Instructor by students in the Chadbourne Residential College. This designation is given to instructors for their excellence in teaching and is certainly a well deserved honor. Please join us in congratulating Mahesh for his receipt of this recognition!

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Broadcast Times For 39th Shakhashiri Christmas Lecture

The 39th ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI will be telecast nationally on PBS. Wisconsin Public Television (primary channel) will air the program on Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 a.m.; Wednesday, December 24 at 10:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 25 at 1:30 pm; and on Sunday, December 28 at 8:00 a.m. and also on the Wisconsin Channel on Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00 pm; Thursday, December 25 at 2:00 pm and Friday, December 26 at 8:00 am. For date and time of PBS telecast elsewhere please check local television listings. If you would like to acquire a DVD copy of the PBS program, please check our web site http://www.scifun.org for details.

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Newsletter on Christmas Vacation

The Chemistry Newsletter is on Christmas Vacation for the rest of this year. The Chemistry newsletter will return the first week of next year, 1/05/2009. Please continue to submit all of your newsletter items to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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2008 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings in December

Dec. 23: Finance Committee, if necessary

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SEMINARS

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Monday, January 5th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Hao Xu of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University. “Asymmetric Catalysis of Superacid-catalyzed Reactions and Total Synthesis of 1-/O/-Methyllateriflorone”

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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Stewart of California Institute of Technology. “Improving Efficiency of Ruthenium Catalysts in Olefin Metathesis”

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Monday, January 19th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jennifer Schomaker of the University of California, Berkeley.

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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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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 0- Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Eric Strieter of Harvard Medical School. “Non-canonical Assembly-line Biosynthesis: The Story of Coronatine Biogenesis”

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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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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Timothy D. Harris, Ph.D., of Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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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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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.

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Recent Publications

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Synthesis of beta-Lactams Bearing Functionalized Side Chains from a Readily Available Precursor.

Lee, MR; Stahl, SS*; Gellman, SH*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 10 (22): 5317-5319 NOV 20 2008.

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Quorum-sensing signals in the microbial community of the cabbage white butterfly larval midgut.

Borlee, BR; Geske, GD; Robinson, CJ; Blackwell, HE*; Handelsman, J.

ISME JOURNAL 2 (11): 1101-1111 NOV 2008.

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Chemical Activation of Lipoplexes Formed from DNA and a Redox-Active, Ferrocene-Containing Cationic Lipid.

Jewell, CM; Hays, ME; Kondo, Y; Abbott, NL; Lynn, DM*.

BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY 19 (11): 2120-2128 NOV 2008.

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Ultrathin Multilayered Films that Promote the Release of Two DNA Constructs with Separate and Distinct Release Profiles.

Liu, XH; Zhang, JT; Lynn, DM*.

ADVANCED MATERIALS 20 (21): 4148-+ NOV 3 2008.

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Dynamic Ordering Transitions of Liquid Crystals Driven by Interfacial Complexes Formed between Polyanions and Amphiphilic Polyamines.

Kinsinger, MI; Buck, ME; Campos, F; Lynn, DM*; Abbott, NL.

LANGMUIR 24 (23): 13231-13236 DEC 2 2008.

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Time-Resolved Studies of CN Radical Reactions and the Role of Complexes in Solution.

Crowther, AC; Carrier, SL; Preston, TJ; Crim, FF*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 112 (47): 12081-12089 NOV 27 2008.

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Second-sphere Tuning of the Metal Ion Reduction Potentials in Iron and Manganese Superoxide Dismutases.

Grove, LE; Brunold, TC*.

COMMENTS ON INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 29 (5-6): 134-168 2008.

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Interaction of onconase with the human ribonuclease inhibitor protein.

Turcotte, RF; Raines, RT*.

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 377 (2): 512-514 DEC 12 2008.

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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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University of California, San Diego. Chemistry/biochemistry.Cancer Center, Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC San Diego, http://www.chem.ucsd.edu/ and the Moores Cancer Center http://cancer.ucsd.edu/ invite applications for a tenure track position in an area of chemistry, chemical biology or biochemistry contributing to basic knowledge in the field of oncology, translational medicine, or translational pharmacology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., Pharm.D., r M.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scale. Applicants are asked to submit materials on-line http://www.chem.ucsd.edu/recruit/index.cfm?addno=5-134. Materials include cover letter, curriculum vitae, complete list of publications, list of current and past grant support, samples of published research and statement of

your teaching experience. Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity. Please arrange for three reference letters to be sent to: Chair, Chemistry/Cancer Center Search 5-134, Uniyersity of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive MC-0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. The deadline for applications is January 9, 2009 but, until position is filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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