Chemistry Newsletter for 3/15/2010

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XXXIV - No. 15 March 15th, 2010

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Fleming Crim Selected as This Year's Winner of the Hilldale Award in the Physical Sciences

Professor Fleming Crim has been selected as this year's winner of the Hilldale Award in the Physical Sciences. The Hilldale Awards are incredibly competitive awards that recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Only one award is made each year in each of the four divisions (physical, biological, social studies, and arts/humanities). Please join us in congratulating Fleming on this well‑deserved honor!

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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

Department/Executive Committee Meetings ‑ Tuesdays ‑ 1:30 PM ‑ Room 9341 Chemistry

March 30th, 2010 April 20th, 2010
May 11th, 2010

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

April 6th, 2010 April 13th, 2010
May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 ‑ Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 ‑ Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 ‑ Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Faye McNeil, Columbia University.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 ‑ Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Weber ‑ Mahanthappa Group.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 ‑ Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 1116 Rennebohm Hall. Tamara Minko, Ph.D., Rutgers University. "Nanotechnology Strategies to Overcome Limitations in Drug Delivery: Opportunities and Challenges"

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Thursday,  March 18th, 2010 ‑ Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Prof. William J. Landis, Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Pathology, and Orthopaedic Surgery, Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown, OH. "Current Development of a Tissue‑Engineered Model of Human Phalanges"

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 ‑ Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research. "Accelerating "Discovery to Delivery" at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery"

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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 ‑ Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.

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Monday, April 5th, 2010 ‑ Inorganic Student Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeremiah Erickson, Dahl Group.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 ‑ McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self‑Assembly of Nanomaterials."

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 ‑ McElvain Seminar in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Kelly, Pfizer Corp.

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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 ‑ Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.

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Friday, April 9th, 2009 ‑ Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation. "Interplay Between Cluster Nature and Exohedral Chemistry in Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Fullerenes"

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Monday, April 12th, 2010 ‑ Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University. "Physics‑based framework for determining transferable potentials from a databank of structures for different proteins"

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 ‑ Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 ‑ Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado. "Controlling Excited‑State Energy Conversion in Metal Complexes and Solar‑Cell Materials through Phase‑Shaping and Molecular Structure"

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 ‑ Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 ‑ Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 ‑ Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.

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Monday, April 19th, 2010 ‑ Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University. "Quantum Origin of Anomalous Isotope Effect in Ozone Formation"

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 ‑ Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan‑Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 ‑ Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Vanderwal, University of California‑Irvine.

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 ‑ Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"

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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 ‑ Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 ‑ Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 ‑ McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 ‑ Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland. "Quantum Entanglement and Born‑Oppenheimer Breakdown in Chemical Reactions"

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 ‑ Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin‑Madison.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 ‑ Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.

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Wednesday, May 12th,  2010 ‑ Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.

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Thursday, May 13th,  2010 ‑ Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.

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Thursday, May 20th, 2010 ‑ Lilly Young Investigator Lecture in Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobias Ritter, Harvard University.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Solvent effects in polyelectrolyte adsorption: Computer simulations with explicit and implicit solvent.

Reddy, G; Yethiraj, A*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 132 (7): Art. No. 074903 FEB 21 2010.

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Does Brillouin light scattering probe the primary glass transition process at temperatures well above glass transition?

Voudouris, P; Gomopoulos, N; Le Grand, A; Hadjichristidis, N; Floudas, G; Ediger, MD*; Fytas, G.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 132 (7): Art. No. 074906 FEB 21 2010.

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Carbonyl Imines from Oxaziridines: Generation and Cycloaddition of N‑O=C Dipoles.

Partridge, KM; Guzei, IA*; Yoon, TP*.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE‑INTERNATIONAL EDITION 49 (5): 930‑934 2010.

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Transformation of Stable Glasses into Supercooled Liquids: Growth Fronts and Anomalously Fast Liquid Diffusion.

Swallen, SF; Windsor, K; McMahon, RJ*; Ediger, MD*; Mates, TE.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 114 (8): 2635‑2643 MAR 4 2010.

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Proton transfer function of carbonic anhydrase: Insights from QM/MM simulations.

Riccardi, D; Yang, S; Cui, Q*.

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA‑PROTEINS AND PROTEOMICS 1804 (2): 342‑351 Sp. Iss. SI FEB 2010.

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Preferential Interactions between Small Solutes and the Protein Backbone: A Computational Analysis.

Ma, L; Pegram, L; Record, MT*; Cui, Q*.

BIOCHEMISTRY 49 (9): 1954‑1962 MAR 9 2010.

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Contributions of the Histidine Side Chain and the N‑Terminal alpha‑Amino Group to the Binding Thermodynamics of Oligopeptides to Nucleic Acids as a Function of pH.

Ballin, JD; Prevas, JP; Ross, CR; Toth, EA; Wilson, GM; Record, MT*.

BIOCHEMISTRY 49 (9): 2018‑2030 MAR 9 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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Visiting Assistant Professor, Chemistry ‑ Roanoke  College invites applications for a one‑year appointment starting August 2010. A PhD is required. Teaching duties will include general chemistry plus other courses appropriate to the candidate's background. The teaching load at Roanoke is 9 contact hours per semester. The department offers BS degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. To learn about our excellent facilities and ACS‑approved program, visit www.roanoke.edu/chemistry  Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke  College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under‑represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of completed applications begins March 25; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Send (electronic or print) letter, vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statement of teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and three reference letters to: Dr. Gail Steehler, Chair, Chemistry Dept., Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153‑3794. gsteehle@roanoke.edu

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Purdue University. Postdoctoral Positions in Marine Biological Materials. The oceans are filled with a fascinating array of biological materials. Adhesives and cements of mussels, barnacles, starfish, limpets, and kelp are familiar to anyone who has ever explored a tide pool. Our laboratory is working to characterize these biological materials, create synthetic polymer mimics, and develop applications such as surgical adhesives, bone cements, and non‑fouling coatings for marine and biomedical uses. Ongoing and future projects encompass work at multiple levels such as peptide, protein, and animal studies, all used to understand the bonding and function of these bioadhesives.  Polymer mimic work employs synthesis and testing mechanical properties of the resulting materials.  Applications development includes formation of high strength surgical adhesives as well as field studies that are part of creating antifouling surfaces.  Prior research experience in at least one of these areas is helpful.  Please send a CV and 3 letters.  For more information visit our group web site: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/wilker/  Contact: Professor Jon Wilker, Department of Chemistry and School of Materials Engineering, 560 Oval Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907‑2084.

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