Chemistry Newsletter for 8/23/2010

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XXXIV - No. 29 August 23rd, 2010

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NEW CHEMISTRY LIBRARY HOURS
The hours that the Chemistry Library will be open to the public will change with the Fall 2010 semester.
Our hours will be:
Mon.-Thurs.: 8am-8pm
Fri.: 8am-5pm
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: 1pm-5pm
Thanks for noting this. - Sharon Mulvey
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

September 14th, 2010 October 19th, 2010 November 9th, 2010 December 14th, 2010
February 8th, 2011 March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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

September 7th, 2010 September 21st, 2010 October 5th, 2010 October 26th, 2010
November 2nd, 2010 November 16th, 2010 December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010
January 18th, 2011 February 1st, 2011 February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011
March 15th, 2011 April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Chirik, Cornell University. "Understanding Iron Catalysis"
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mei Hong, Iowa State University.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Scholes, University of Toronto.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy B. Clark, Western Washington University.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Asbury, Penn State. "Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: What We Can Learn by Watching Electrons Move in Real Time"
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT). "Electrochemistry-Materials Interactions in the Design and Development of Energy Storage Technologies for Transportation and the Electric Grid "
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Trevor Hayton, UCSB. "Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion"
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Organic Seminar,3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University. "Reaction Design and Catalysis With Aromatic Ions"
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susan Marqusee, University of California Berkeley.
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael G. Roper, Florida State University. "A Mircofluidic Device for the Entrainment of Islets of Langerhans"
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Tuesday, September, 28th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil M. Donahue, Carnegie Mellon. "From Ozonolysis To Organic Aerosol: Connecting Microcanonical Kinetics To Global Haze"
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonas Peters, Caltech.
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buildnig. Katie Hunt, Dow Chemical & former ACS President.
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Homochirality: Did Life Grind to a Start?"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buldnig. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics"
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Francois Gabbai, Texas A&M University.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Dynamics at Metal Surfaces:  The Role of Electronic Excitations"
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Cominatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co.
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii. "The Origin and Chemical Evolution of Titan's Aerosol Layers"
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University.
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor GerardC.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, Rochester University.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar,, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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Thesis Defenses
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Karen Conrad
Defending in Room 8335 at 9:00 a.m., on Friday, 8/272010.
Title: "Transport and Utilization of B12: Spectroscopic and Computational Insights."
Advisor: Professor Thomas Brunold.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Confined dynamics of a ribosome-bound nascent globin: Cone angle analysis of fluorescence depolarization decays in the presence of two local motions (vol 18, pg 2003, 2009).
Ellis, JP; Culviner, PH; Cavagnero, S*.
PROTEIN SCIENCE 19 (8): 1600-1600 AUG 2010.
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New Low-Temperature NMR Studies Establish the Presence of a Second Equatorial-Apical Isomer of [(R,S)-Binaphos](CO)(2)RhH.
Molina, DAC; Casey, CP* Muller, I; Nozaki, K; Jakel, C.
ORGANOMETALLICS 29 (15): 3362-3367 AUG 9 2010.
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Discovery and Total Synthesis of a New Estrogen Receptor Heterodimerizing Actinopolymorphol A from Actinopolymorpha rutilus.
Huang, SX; Powell, E; Rajski, SR; Zhao, LX; Jiang, CL; Duan, YW; Xu, W; Shen, B*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 12 (15): 3525-3527 AUG 6 2010.
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Origin of Pressure Effects on Regioselectivity and Enantioselectivity in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Styrene with (S,S,S)-BisDiazaphos.
Watkins, AL; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (30): 10306-10317 AUG 4 2010.
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The Sulfated Triphenyl Methane Derivative Acid Fuchsin Is a Potent Inhibitor of Amyloid Formation by Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide and Protects against the Toxic Effects of Amyloid Formation.
Meng, FL; Abedini, A; Plesner, A; Middleton, CT; Potter, KJ; Zanni, MT* Verchere, CB; Raleigh, DP.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 400 (3): 555-566 JUL 16 2010.
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Professor Emeritus C Richard Hutchinson (10 October 1943-5 January 2010) OBITUARY.
Shen, B*.
JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS 63 (7): 409-410 JUL 2010.
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Characterization of Murine Brain Membrane Glycoproteins by Detergent Assisted Lectin Affinity Chromatography.
Wei, X; Dulberger, C; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82 (15): 6329-6333 AUG 1 2010.
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Mapping Neuropeptide Expression by Mass Spectrometry in Single Dissected Identified Neurons from the Dorsal Ganglion of the Nematode Ascaris suum.
Jarecki, JL; Andersen, K; Konop, CJ; Knickelbine, JJ; Vestling, MM*; Stretton, AO.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE 1 (7): 505-519 JUL 2010.
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Residue-Specific, Real-Time Characterization of Lag-Phase Species and Fibril Growth During Amyloid Formulation: A Combined Flourescence and IR Study of p-Cyanophenylalanine of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide.
Marek, P; Mukherjee, S; Zanni, MT*; Releigh, DP.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 400 (4): 878-888 JUL 23 2010.
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Mass spectral imaging and profiling of neuropeptides at the organ and cellular domains.
Chen, RB; Li, LJ*.
ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 397 (8): 3185-3193 aug 2010.
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Copyright   2010 Thomson ISI
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego, http://www-chem.ucsd.edu is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. We invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Inorganic Chemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the chemical sciences and a demonstrated ability or potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research in any area of inorganic chemistry. A successful candidate will be judged on teaching and research accomplishments as well as potential for demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should submit online a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans as well as their past or potential contributions to diversity at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/. Please select the following recruitment: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (10-173). Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference addressing research, teaching and any contributions to diversity submitted at the above mentioned URL. Prompt response is recommended. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2010 until the position is filled.
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The University of Wisconsin-Washington County and the University of Wisconsin Colleges Chemistry Department invite applications for a part-time instructor (rank of Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer depending on educational background and experience) for Fall. The UW-Washington County campus in West Bend is seeking an instructor for the following course for the Fall 2010 semester: CHE 123-CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY A course for non-science majors that covers basic chemistry concepts in a social context.  May include explorations of how chemistry impacts the environment, public health, energy policies, and other contemporary social issues.  Consists of lectures and may also include discussions and demonstrations.  Not a suitable prerequisite for higher level chemistry courses or pre-professional programs. (A student may not earn more than four credits by taking CHE 123 and CHE 124.)  NS This 3-credit class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00 PM-2:50 PM. Qualifications: Applicants must have at least a Master's of Science degree in Chemistry; Some teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Contract starts on August 26, 2010 and classes begin on September 2, 2010. Salary: Depends on highest degree held and amount of experience. Review of applications will begin August 10th and will continue until the position is filled. If you are interested in this position and believe you are qualified, please e-mail the following to UW-Washington County Associate Dean Roger Peterson (roger.peterson@uwc.edu) and UW Colleges Department of Chemistry Chair Kimberly Schatz kimberly.schatz@uwc.edu; a short letter of application; curriculum vitae; names; phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 references, especially those who are familiar with your teaching; copies of all university transcripts (official or unofficial); a statement of whether the applicant wishes to have the application held in confidence or made available to the public upon request. If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search. There is no penalty to applicants who wish to have their applications held in confidence. Employment will require a criminal background check.  The UW Colleges is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages women, members of minority groups, and veterans to apply. More information about the UW Colleges may be found at: www.uwc.edu.
Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293.
Thanks.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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