Chemistry newsletter for 2/04/2013

bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVII - No. 5 February 4th, 2013

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Professors Sibert & Yoon Win University-Wide Teaching Awards
We're delighted to report that Professor Ned Sibert and Professor Tehshik Yoon both won University-wide teaching awards! They will be honored at a Chancellor's reception on March 19. Our continuing dedication to excellent teaching is one of the reasons Chemistry is so well regarded by the upper administration. Thanks to Tehshik and Ned for continuing this tradition.
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 12th, 2013 March 12th, 2013
April 16th, 2013 May 14th, 2013

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

February 5th, 2013 February 19th, 2013 March 5th, 2013 March 19th, 2013
April 2nd, 2013 April 23rd, 2013 May 7th, 2013  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University. "Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit"
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University. "The Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution Reaction"
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University. "Anion-Binding Catalysis"
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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Shusta, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, UW-Madison & William F. Banholzer, Executive VP and CTO, Dow Chemical Company. "Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences"
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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Kumar Sridharan, Distinguished Research Professor, Engineering Physics, UW-Madison. "Materials Challenges in Nuclear Reactor Systems and Surface Engineering of Materials"
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Monday, February 11th, 2013 - Special Event - Academic Staff Art Gallery Showing, 2:20 p.m., Room 270 Bascom Hall. Chemistry staff members Tracy Drier and Ilia Guzei have collaborated with Laura Halverson Monahan, curator of collections for the Zoological Museum."Gorgeous Invertebrates: Anatomically accurate representations of exotic species in the intricate Blaschka glassware"
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Monday, February 11th, 2013 - TCI Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Markland, Stanford University. "Quantum Fluctuations in Chemical Systems: From Atmospheric Science to Biology"
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 11315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, University of Virginia. "A New Kind of Active Site in Heterogeneous Catalysis on Au Nanoparticles"
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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Dane Morgan, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 - Materials Sciences Seminar, All Day, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Gewirth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chris Douglas, University of Minnesota.
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Friday, February 15th, 2013 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Dorothy Zolandz, National Academy of Science.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 - WISL Seminar, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Concert at Chemistry: Celebrating WISL Fellow Marc Fink's promotion to Emeritus Professor. See poster at end of this newsletter.
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Monday, March 4th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Glycosaminoglycan-Binding Hydrogels Enable Mechanical Control of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Self-Renewal.
Musah, S; Morin, SA; Wrighton, PJ; Zwick, DB; Jin, S*; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS NANO, 6 (11):10168-10177; 10.1021/nn3039148 NOV 2012.
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Proteomic analysis of a decellularized human vocal fold mucosa scaffold using 2D electrophoresis and high-resolution mass spectrometry.
Welham, NV; Chang, Z; Smith, LM*; Frey, BL.
BIOMATERIALS, 34 (3):669-676; 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.09.050 JAN 2013.
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An efficient multi-scale lattice model approach to screening nano-porous adsorbents.
Yu, K; McDaniel, JG; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 137 (24):10.1063/1.4769879 DEC 28 2012.
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