Chemistry Newsletter for 5/03/2010

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XXXIV - No. 21 May 3rd, 2010

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Assistant Professor Tehshik Yoon Receives a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
We're delighted to report that Tehshik Yoon is receiving a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Dreyfus Foundation! The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The award includes an unrestricted research grant. Please join us in congratulating Tehshik on being both an oustanding researcher and an outstanding teacher! His email is tyoon@chem.wisc.edu.
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 4th, 2010

Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - After Department Meeting - Room 1130

May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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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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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Special Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 5310 Chamberlin. Maxim Khodas, Brookhaven National Laboratory. "Effect of Order Parameter Fluctuations on the Spectral Density in d-Wave Superconductors"
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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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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering Building. Nathan P. Guisinger, Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory. "Epitaxial Graphene: Synthesis, Characterization and Modification"
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Dirk Morr, University of Illinois-Chicago. "Kondo Physics at the Nanoscale: From Kondo to Kondo Holes"
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 - Pharmaceutical Science Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 2006 Rennebohm Hall. Steve King, Ph.D., Abbott Labs. "Early Development of Drug Candidates"
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Friday, May 7th, 2010 - ET&C Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab, 660 N Park St. Natalie LH Huisman, EC&T. "Using Radiometric Tools to Track Sediment and Phosphorus Movement in the Pheasant Branch Watershed"
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Monday, May 10th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Yi Qin Gao, Texas A & M Uiversity and Peking University. "The Effect of Cosolvents on Aqueous Systems and Protein Solvation."
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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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September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT). "Advanced Inorganic Materials for Batteries"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Engineering of Streptomyces platensis MA7339 for Overproduction of Platencin and Congeners.
Yu, ZG; Smanski, MJ; Peterson, RM; Marchillo, K; Andes, D; Rajski, SR; Shen, B*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 12 (8): 1744-1747 APR 16 2010.
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Iron-Catalyzed Aminohydroxylation of Olefins.
Williamson, KS; Yoon, TP*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (13): 4570-+ APR 7 2010.
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Covalent Functionalization and Electron-Transfer Properties of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers: The Importance of Edge-Plane Sites.
Landis, EC; Klein, KL; Liao, A; Pop, E; Hensley, DK; Melechko, AV; Hamers, RJ*.
CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 22 (7): 2357-2366 APR 13 2010.
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Constructor graph description of the hydrogen-bonding supramolecular assembly in two ionic compounds: 2-(pyrazol- -yl)ethylammonium chloride and diaquadichloridobis(2-hydroxyethylammonium)cobalt(II) dichloride.
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Ainooson, MK; Darkwa, J.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 66: M89-M96 Part 4 APR 2010.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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None Available for This Newsletter
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, which offers an A.C.S. approved program, invites applications to fill a one-year Academic Staff position (full time) to begin September 8th, 2010. Ph.D. in Chemistry preferred, ABD or masters degree will be considered. Responsibilities include discussion and laboratory instruction in our general/organic chemistry courses. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of application, resume, three current, confidential letters of recommendation (Fax: 920-4224-2024), and both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (initially, photocopies acceptable) to: Dr. William Wacholtz, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8645 or e-mail: chemhire@uwosh.edu. Further information about the position and the University/Department can be obtained through e-mail: Wacholtz@uwosh.edu; Phone: 920-424-1400; or the University's web page: http://www.uwosh.edu/chemistry.
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University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a full-time, one-year position in chemistry beginning August 16th, 2010. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate chemistry courses that will include general chemistry with associated labs and might include an upper level course in the candidate's area of expertise and contributing to other courses that support the Chemistry program. Candidates must hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field be August 16, 2010. Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.) Applicants must include a letter of application, resume,
transcripts, a teaching statement with evidence of  teaching effectiveness; and three letters of reference to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Division of Science and mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins April 26, 2010. Inquiries can be made to Nancy Carpenter, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6337, e-mail: carpenne@morris.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Kawaoka Laboratory. Research Associate (Postdoctoral). School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Pathobiological Science. Salary: $40,000. Percent Time: 100%. Begin Date: Immediate. Contact Name & Address: Pam Flannery, Influenza Research Institute,  575 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711, Phone: 608-262-2019, Email: pflannery@vetmed.wisc.edu. PhD required in virology, microbiology, immunology or related field. Candidates must have good skills in molecular biology. Experience with animal experiments and cell culture is desirable. Note: To be considered, candidates must be eligible for Select Agent clearance and be prepared to conduct research at biological safety level 3 (BSL3).  The Kawaoka Laboratory, located in the state-of-the-art Influenza Research Institute, studies negative-strand RNA viruses, including highly pathogenic influenza viruses and ebolavirus. Our objective is to understand virus processes and how viruses interact with host cellular factors. In this way, we can help to develop better vaccines and anti-viral therapeutics. We are interested in adding two postdoctoral research associates in the
following areas:

  • Studies on the molecular basis for ebolavirus pathogenesis using replication-incompetent ebolavirus.
  • Investigations into the pathogenesis of influenza viruses including H5N1, 1918 and swine-origin H1N1.

*Please specify the area of interest in your application. Ideal candidates will be productive, self-motivated individuals with the
ability to think critically. Strong basic laboratory skills and good technique are important. Individuals in these positions must present data in presentations and contribute to manuscripts and grant proposals. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are a plus. Deadline: July 1, 2010.
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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