Chemistry Newsletter for 7/25/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 22 July 25th, 2011

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CHEMISTRY SNOUT-OUT 2011
The annual Chemistry Department Snout-Out will be held Saturday, August 27th starting at noon in Rennenbohm Park. As always there will be plenty of food, drinks, games, and the ever popular softball tournament. Watch your email for more information. Hope to see you there!
Beth Blaesi - Inorganic GSFLC Rep.
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Professor Lian Yu Receives 2011 David Grant Award in Physical Pharmacy
We have just heard that our Physical Chemistry division colleague Professor Lian Yu of Pharmacy has been awarded the 2011 David Grant Award in Physical Pharmacy by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. This is a major award with at $10000 prize. Congratulations Lian!!!
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Physical Chemistry Introductory Research Talks 2011
Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., in Room 8335, Chemistry Building
For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests.  These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester.
Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested.  Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.
These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department.  Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.  Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned in to the teaching Laboratory Director.
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
Thursday - September 1st
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Ned Sibert
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Thomas Brunold
Dinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Mahesh Mahanthappa
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Song Jin
Thursday - September 8th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - John Wright
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Silvia Cavagnero
Dinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Tom Record
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Randy Goldsmith
Thursday - September 15th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - J. R. Schmidt
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Jim Skinner
Dinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Mark Ediger
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Gil Nathanson
Thursday - September 22nd
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Arun Yethiraj
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Bob Hamers
Dinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Fleming Crim
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Marty Zanni
Thursday - September 29th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Jim Weisshaar
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Lian Yu
Dinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Qiang Cui
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Frank Keutsch
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SEMINARS
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Monday, August 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Shoji Takada, Kyoto University. "Coarse-Grained Modeling of Biomolecular Systems"
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - Chemistry Snout Out, 12:00 p.m., Rennebolm Park. Snout Out Picnic for the Chemistry Department, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students and their guests.
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University of Toledo. Opportunities for financial assistance for students pursuing graduate studies in Chemistry at The University of Toledo in 2011-2012. Teaching Assistantships 2011-2012 Level: $18k M.S. Level for 12 months & $22k Ph.D Level for 12 months. Department Merit Awards: $1,000 - $3,000 Additional per year for qualified students, based on past academic record. For more information, please write or call: Department of Chemistry-MS 602, The University of Toledo, Attn: Graduate Admissions Chairman, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606-3390, Phone: 419-530-2100, Fax: 419-530-4033, Department e-mail address: UTCHEM@UTOLEDO.EDU, Department home page: http://www.utoledo.edu/as/chemistry/index.html, Apply through: http://apply.utolrdo.edu/.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Dehydrogenation of Substituted Cyclohexanones to Phenols.
Izawa, Y; Pun, D; Stahl, SS*.
SCIENCE 333 (6039): 209-213 JUL 8 2011.
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Protein Folding at the Exit Tunnel.
Fedyukina, DV; Cavagnero, S*.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF BIOPHYSICS, VOL 40 40: 337-359 2011.
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Allostery in gas sensing transcription factors.
Burstyn, JN*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 92-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Single-conformation infrared spectra of a series of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-peptides in the amide I and amide II regions.
James, WH; Buchanan, EG; Mueller, CW; Zwier, TS; Choi, SH; Guo, L; Gellman, SH*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 25-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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Transferable amide I vibrational frequency maps for peptides: Development, validation, and applications.
Skinner, JL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 57-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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Development and validation of transferable amide I vibrational frequency maps for peptides.
Wang, L; Middleton, CT; Zanni, MT*; Skinner, JL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 243-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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To Roosevelt Island (and back).
Middlecamp, C*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 1-CEI MAR 27 2011.
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Novel nickel(II) hydride dimer complex.
Yao, SA; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 279-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Award Address (ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by Strem Chemicals, Inc.). Design evolution leading to the discovery of iron catalysts for chemoseletive ketone hydrogenation.
Casey, CP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 389-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Metal-protein interactions in rubredoxins as revealed by NMR spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations.
Westler, WM; Lin, IJ; Weinhold, F*; Perczel, A; Markley, JL.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 525-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Enhancing learning with a WikiHyperGlossary.
Belford, RE; Moore, JW*; Berleant, D; Bauer, MA; Holmes, JL; Holmes, JL; Hall, RA.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 132-CHED MAR 27 2011.
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ChemEd DL: High quality chemical education resources online.
Moore, JW*; Shorb, J; Prat-Resina, X; Bollom, M; Pieper, D; Holmes, JL
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 1343-CHED MAR 27 2011.
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ChemEd DL: Online resources for chemistry education.
Moore, JW*; Shorb, J; Bandos, G; Vitz, E
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 1416-CHED MAR 27 2011.
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Elucidating the crystal face- and hydration-dependent catalytic activity of hydrotalcites in biodiesel production.
Yu, K; Schmidt, JR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 48-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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Molecular beam studies of proton and halogen exchange at the surfaces of salty glycerol and salty water.
Dempsey, LP; Brastad, SM; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 167-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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Inelastic scattering dynamics of CO2 on a perfluorinated polyether surface.
Shen, LH; Wu, BH; Zhang, JM; Minton, TK; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 224-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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QM/MM studies of phosphoryl transfer reactions in alkaline phosphatase superfamily.
Hou, GH; Cui, Q*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 303-COMP MAR 27 2011.
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Coherent vibrational energy transfer in water and ice.
Li, F; Yang, MN; Skinner, JL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 312-COMP MAR 27 2011.
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Using Natural Bond Orbital localization to generate a configuration-specific initial guess density.
Morales, CM; Weinhold, FA*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 239-PHYS MAR 27 2011*
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Bridged bis-paraphenylene diamine radical cations and diradical dications: Electron transfer vs. through-space bonding.
Jalilov, AS; Nelsen, SF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 47-PETR MAR 27 2011.
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Novel nickel(II) hydride dimer complex.
Yao, SA; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 279-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Metal-protein interactions in rubredoxins as revealed by NMR spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations.
Westler, WM; Lin, IJ; Weinhold, F*; Perczel, A; Markley, JL.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 525-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Probing new mechanistic venues in dirhodium catalyzed C-H amination.
Kornecki, KP; Berry, JF*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 760-INOR MAR 27 2011.
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Chemical transformation of lignocellulosic biomass into furanics and sugars.
Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 261-CELL MAR 27 2011.
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Foldamer structure and function.
Gellman, SH*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 51-ORGN MAR 27 2011.
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Electronic effects on protein structure.
Raines, RT*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 376-ORGN MAR 27 2011.
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Organic synthesis using visible light photocatalysis.
Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 632-ORGN MAR 27 2011.
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Chemical probes of receptor assembly.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 594-ORGN MAR 27 2011.
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Understanding the adsorption capacity and selectivity of zeolitic metal-organic frameworks (ZIFs) in flue gas separation: Development and application of physically-motivated first-principles force field for the CO2/ZIF interaction.
Yu, K; McDaniel, J; Schmidt, JR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 207-PHYS MAR 27 2011.
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Polydispersity-induced stabilization of a disordered bicontinuous morphology in ABA triblock copolymers.
Widin, JM; Schmitt, AK; Im, K; Schmitt, AL; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 289-PMSE MAR 27 2011.
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Morphological consequences of block polydispersity in ABA triblock copolymers derived from ROMP-CT.
Mahanthappa, MK*; Schroeder, JMW; Schmitt, AL; Schmitt, AK; Banik, SM; Im, K.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 64-POLY MAR 27 2011.
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Resources from ROMP: Polymeric probes of cell recognition and signaling.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 103-POLY MAR 27 2011.
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Direct kinetic analysis of catalytic alkene polymerization by stopped-flow nmr.
Tan, EHP; Christianson, MD; Landis, CR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 143-POLY MAR 27 2011.
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Tandem ROMP-NMP block copolymer synthesis: Synthesis of new acyclic olefin chain transfer agents.
Banik, SM; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 29-POLY MAR 27 2011.
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Development of poly(vinyl ester) block copolymer materials.
Lipscomb, CE; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 241: - 92-POLY MAR 27 2011
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The Missing C-17 O-Methyltransferase in Geldanamycin Biosynthesis.
Yin, M; Lu, T; Zhao, LX; Chen, YH; Huang, SX; Lohman, JR; Xu, LH; Jiang, CL; Shen, B*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 13 (14): 3726-3729 10.1021/ol201383w JUL 15 2011.
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Discovery of Neuropeptides in the Nematode Ascaris suum by Database Mining and Tandem Mass Spectrometry.
Jarecki, JL; Frey, BL; Smith, LM*; Stretton, AO.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 10 (7): 3098-3106 10.1021/pr2001176 JUL 2011.
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Search for large extra dimensions in the diphoton final state at the Large Hadron Collider.
Group Author(s) - Including: Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (5):  10.1007/JHEP05(2011)085 MAY 2011.
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Search for resonances in the dilepton mass distribution in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV.
Group Author(s) - Including: Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (5):  10.1007/JHEP05(2011)093 MAY 2011.
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Multiresonant Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy.
Wright, JC*.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, VOL 62 62 209-230 10.1146/annurev-physchem-032210-103551 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Open Position at Incyte Corporation. Research/Sr. Research Investigator, Chemistry. This position designs and synthesizes novel compounds or their back-ups that meet nomination criteria. Summary of the Essential Functions of the Job:
•    Designs novel compounds and designs/conducts organic chemistry experiments to develop and optimize the synthesis of those novel compounds to meet nomination criteria.
•    Utilizes the principles of Organic Chemistry to guide, direct and assist drug discovery.
•    Independently drives research projects, solves problems and generates testable hypotheses.
•    Guides, directs or supervises others and/or performs, as appropriate, laboratory techniques and procedures.
•    Collaborates with biologists in developing structure activity relationships for molecular targets of pharmacological interest.
•    Understands patent requirements. Designs appropriate experiments and provides suitable data for patent applications (including well documented laboratory notebook).
•    Principal author on papers or meets inventorship criteria, if co-author, within proprietary constraints.
•    Represents the Company as a technical expert (e.g. licensing, patents, scientific/industry meetings, etc.).
•    Work with latest organic/analytical chemistry technology and equipment.
•    Identifies or develops novel technologies to meet research objectives.
•    Works on existing programs under lead of other researchers.
•    Understands key aspects of a project/program within a particular discipline.
•    Responsible for a portion of a research effort related to a primary program.
•    Leverages extensive use of the literature to increase knowledge base and design novel research.
•    Demonstrates a clear and unbiased understanding of research goals of a project and management expectations.
Minimum Requirements:
•    Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or equivalent experience.
Please forward your resume to Lisa Lloyd at: Llloyd@incyte.com.
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Lecturer of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Rock County. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin - Rock County invites applications for chemistry lecturers for Fall 2011, with possibility to continue in Spring 2012. We have 23.2 contact hours available for Fall 2011. Masters degree or higher in Chemistry or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience and/or biochemistry experience. Teach chemistry courses, hold appropriate office hours, and attend orientation activities. Courses and schedule are listed below. Contract starts August 26, 2011. Classes begin September 6, 2011. Campus orientation is scheduled within the contract period. Depending on qualifications and number of credit hours taught, the position pays approximately $909-$1138 per credit hour. Some appointment levels may qualify candidates for health care and other benefits.  More information is available at: http://www.uwsa.edu/hr/benefits/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  To apply, submit the following:
•    A cover letter that relates your teaching philosophy to your experience and qualifications.
•    Your vita.
•    Unofficial transcripts.
•    Statement of preference regarding confidentiality. There is no penalty to applicants who wish to have their applications held in confidence.
•    Names and phone numbers of three references.
Send by mail or email to:  Dr. Linda Reinhardt, e-mail: linda.reinhardt@uwc.edu, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin   Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave, Janesville, WI 53546. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Reinhardt at the email address above, or by phone to 608.758.6565 x742. A criminal background check is a condition of employment. UW-Rock County is an AA/EO employer and encourages women, members of minority groups and veterans to apply. This notice will be posted on the UW-Colleges employment website at:  http://www.uwc.edu/jobs/faculty/ and at the UW-Rock County employment website at: http://www.rock.uwc.edu/aboutus/employment/. Courses Open for Fall 2011: CHE 125 Introductory Chemistry 5 cr & CHE 145 General Chemistry; Lec 1: MW 10:30-11:20; F 10:00-10:50; Lec 2: MWF 1:00-2:07; Disc 1: F 1:00-1:50; Disc 2: F 2:00-2:50; Lab 1: W 2:30-5:20; Lab 2: R 8:30-11:20; Lab 3: R 1:00-3:50.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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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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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON AUGUST 8th, 2011