Chemistry Newsletter 7/13/2009

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XXXIII - No. 22 July 13th, 2009

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John Moore Selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society
We’re delighted to inform you that Professor John Moore has been selected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. This is a new level of recognition at the ACS, and we're delighted that John has been selected as a member of the first group of ACS Fellows. Please join us in congratulating John on a well deserved honor!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jarrod Marto, Harvard University.
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. UW Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler entitled “Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, or, What Maimonides Really Meant” Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor, and Max & Frieda Weinstein/Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the UW-Madison Philosophy Department.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Meloche Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caniel Chiu, University of Washington.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Technology Institute.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin.
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ruth Signorell, The University of British Columbia.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Slavi Sevov, Notre Dame.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben King, University of Nevada, Reno.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Goldberg, University of Washington.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gail Fanucci.
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tianquan Lian, Emory University.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Dasaire, University of Kansas-Lawrence.
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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albert Padwa, Emory.
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Arne Gericke, Kent State University.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patricia L. Clark, University of Notre Dame.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Schneider, University of Notre Dame.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jin Quan Yu, Scripps.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Robert Waymouth, Stanford University.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Leon Brillouin.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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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 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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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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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas.
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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.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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ROMP from ROMP: A New Approach to Graft Copolymer Synthesis.
Allen, MJ; Wangkanont, K; Raines, RT*; Kiessling, LL*.
MACROMOLECULES 42 (12): 4023-4027 JUN 23 2009.
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Deformation-Induced Mobility in Polymer Glasses during Multistep Creep Experiments and Simulations.
Lee, HN; Riggleman, RA; de Pablo, JJ; Ediger, MD*.
MACROMOLECULES 42 (12): 4328-4336 JUN 23 2009.
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H-1 Photo-CIDNP Enhancements in Heteronuclear Correlation NMR Spectroscopy.
Sekhar, A; Cavagnero, S*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (24): 8310-8318 JUN 18 2009.
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High-Resolution Structural Characterization of a Helical alpha/beta-Peptide Foldamer Bound to the Anti-Apoptotic Protein Bcl-x(L).
Lee, EF; Sadowsky, JD; Smith, BJ; Czabotar, PE; Peterson-Kaufman, KJ; Colman, PM; Gellman, SH*; Fairlie, WD.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 48 (24): 4318-4322 2009.
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Onconase cytotoxicity relies on the distribution of its positive charge.
Turcotte, RF; Lavis, LD; Raines, RT*.
FEBS JOURNAL 276 (14): 4270-4281 JUL 2009.
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Structure-Based Design of a Periplasmic Binding Protein Antagonist that Prevents Domain Closure.
Borrok, MJ; Zhu, YM; Forest, KT; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 4 (6): 447-456 JUN 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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University of Oklahoma, Postdoctoral Positions in Chemical/Biochemical Kinetics. Two postdoctoral positions in mechanistic chemical biology are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Michael T. Ashby. The positions involve the study of the chemical and biological effects of endogenous human defense factors (antioxidants and antimicrobials). Qualifications for chemical kineticist: Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry with experience in stopped-flow kinetics. Experience in protein purification and enzyme kinetics is desirable, but not necessary. Qualifications for biochemical kineticist: Ph.D. in life sciences and experience with recombinant DNA methods, protein purification, and enzyme kinetics. Experience with hybridization technologies and working with anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms using a variety of cultivational methods is especially desirable, but not necessary. Further information is available at: http://chem.ou.edu/Details/Michael-T.-Ashby.html. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Send resume and names of 3 references to: Dr. Michael T. Ashby, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 620 Parrington Oval, Room 208, Norman, OK 73019, E-mail: mashby@ou.edu. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.
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The Pacific Northwest Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is accepting qualified candidate applications from recent PhD Graduates in Science & Engineering, who wish to conduct research on a project of their choice. The term is up to three years maximum with a competitive salary and benefits. For more information, go to: http://jobs.pnl.gov/ (reference job ID “117531” under current job listings).
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