Chemistry Newsletter 9/08/2009

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XXXIII No. 26 September 8th, 2009

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Professor Ron Raines Wins The 2010 Repligen Award From ACS
We're delighted to report that Professor Ron Raines has won the 2010 Repligen Award from the American Chemical Society. The Repligen Award is a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to our understanding of the chemistry of biological processes. Ron is the 25th winner of the award, and the youngest to date. He will be honored at the 240th ACS national meeting in Boston. Please join us in congratulating Ron!!
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Oink!  Oink! Yes, it once again time for the Dept of Chemistry's annual "Snout-Out", our all-department picnic!
Saturday, September 12th., Noon to 6 PM.
This is a fun time for everyone and a good chance to talk to everyone on an informal basis.  For those interested, there is a  softball tournament. Everyone, regardless of ability or prior experience, is invited to play or watch as you see fit. There will also be volleyball, badminton, and lots of food of different varieties.
Please come, eat, enjoy, and have fun!
Remember, if you are a first-year graduate student you and your partner/friend are welcome to come for free. For all others it's a minimal charge. (and I guarantee that the weather will be beautiful!)   But, it's important to register as soon as possible so that we can place the orders for food, etc. You should have received a registration form in your mailbox with a map.   If you didn't get one or if you've misplaced yours, feel free to contact Eugenia Turov  (yturov@chem.wisc.edu) or Emily Blanco (eblanco@chem.wisc.edu) to get another one, or stop by the department main office and get one from Phill
Bloedow.
I hope to see you there! Bob!
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Sarah Schmid & Brittland DeKover Give Presentation at ACS Fall National Meeting
Sarah Schmid, a senior majoring in biochemistry and Brittland DeKover attended the ACS fall national meeting to present a new method for science outreach, in collaboration with our community partners from Fusion Science Theater. Photos from the presentation were included in the C&ENtral Science blog at: http://cenblog.org/2009/08/25/looking-back-at-the-national-meeting/ (photos 12, 13, and 14 in the slide show.).
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Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 14th
The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 14th. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

September 22nd, 2009 October 20th, 2009
November 17th, 2009 December 14th, 2009
February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

September 15th, 2009 October 6th, 2009
October 13th, 2009
November 3rd, 2009 November 24th, 2009 December 7th, 2009
January 19th, 2010 February 2nd, 2010 February 9th, 2010
March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010 April 6th, 2010
April 13th, 2010 May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, September 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Catalytic Activation and Transformations of Small Molecules"
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert T. Kennedy, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 - Physical/Materials Seminar hosted by Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering Departments, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology. "Design of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Materials"
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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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Friday, September 18th, 2009 - EC &T Research Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Building. Professor Shannon Stahl, UW Wisconsin-Madison. "Aerobic Oxidation Reactions for Environmentally Benign Chemical Synthesis"
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Monday, September 21st,  2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor P. C. Hiberty, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Univ. de Paris-Sud, France.
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois-Urbana. "Direct Procaspase-3 Activation as an Anti-Cancer Strategy: Compound Discovery, Mechanism of Action, and a Phase I Canine Clinical Trial"
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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolas Abbott, The University of Wisconsin, Chemical Engineering. "Novel Colloidal and Interfacial Phenomena in Liquid Crystalline Systems"
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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. "Electron Flow through Metalloproteins"
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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. "Metalloprotein Conformational Dynamics"
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Chiu, University of Washington. "Powering the Planet with Solar Fuel"
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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alex Nolan - McMahon Group.
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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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Monday, September 28th,  2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology. "Time and Matter - Bernstein's Vision"
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology. "Exploring at the Interface of Physical and Biological Sciences"
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albrecht Berkessel, Universitat zu Koln, Germany. "Asymmetric Organo Catalysis by Hydrogen Bonding Networks"
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Friday, October 2nd,  2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Vassiliy Lubchenko, University of Houston. "Intrinsic Connection between the Structure and Electronic Anomalies of Vitreous Matter"
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building.  David Luckhaus, University of British Columbia. "Hydrogen Exchange Tunneling:  Large Curvature Reaction Path Dynamics"
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglass Klumpp, Northern Illinois University. "New Chemistry with Superelectrophiles"
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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. "Vibrational Excitons in Aerosol Spectroscopy"
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Thursday, October 8th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Grim - Kiessling Group.
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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. "Landscapes of Matter"
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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. "Recent Successes of the Energy Landscape Theory of Protein Folding"
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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. "The Theory of Glasses"
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teresa Beary - Blackwell Group.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben King, University of Nevada, Reno.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin. "Long Time Dynamics of Biomolecules by Milestoning: Application to Myosin"
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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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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Weber - Mahanthappa Group.
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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, 3:30 p.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. Dr. Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab. "Equilibrium-Surface Freezing of Liquids"
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Jamison, MIT.
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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "The Origin of Homochirality on Prebiotic Earth", hosted by Margaret Wong and Michael Ischay"
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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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Friday, November 6th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF.
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben McCall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Astrochemistry: "Astrochemistry: From H3+ to C60"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Gerdt - Blackwell Group.
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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. "Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical
Intersection"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Aaron McCoy - Mecozzi Group.
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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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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lindsay Fay - Gellman Group.
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Kohler, UT-Southwestern. "Capturing Glycoconjugate Interactions with Metabolically Incorporated Photocrosslinking Sugars"
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dongxu Shu, Tang Group.
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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. "Environmental Catalysis from First Principles"
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - 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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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anna Hurtley, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.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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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Parker, Gellman Group.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.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 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Tyson, Yoon Group.
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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 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University.
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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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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Thursday, February/ 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.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, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.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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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein, Stahl Group.
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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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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl 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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Thursday, April 8th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kelsey Mayer, Gellman Group.
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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.
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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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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.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. "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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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkely 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.
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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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An Invitation to Participate in Science Is Fun Student Public Presentations
The Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL) invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in "Science is Fun Student Public Presentations" during the 2009 Fall semester. To learn more about WISL please visit our web site www.scifun.org. Science Is Fun Student Public Presentations are offered both on and off campus to a wide variety of audiences including students, teachers, parents, and members of the community at large. An exciting component of these public presentations is one which links science and the performing arts. Among the presenters are students, staff, and faculty from science departments, music, theatre, and other performing arts, who combine their art with scientific
experiments to share the joy and excitement of both artistic and scientific creativity.
Presenters will gain experience in the safe and proper presentation of science demonstrations in school settings, shopping malls, and other public venues. New presenters will join an experienced staff who enjoy doing demonstrations and who continue to develop the art of presenting a science demonstration. Training will involve: learning scientific principles and phenomena, prior preparation to public presentation, developing skills for connecting with different audiences, mastering safety practices, and proper staging and displaying of demonstrations. Presenters will become comfortable in sharing their personal joy and fun in doing science.  In addition, anyone interested in checking out and/or researching new demonstrations will be welcomed.
I and other staff from WISL will conduct this program. Weekly sessions will be held for about two hours in the 2:25 to 5:00 p.m. block on Fridays.  The first meeting of the semester will be at 2:25 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009 in Room B371 Chemistry.
Undergraduate students may elect to register for credit in directed (Chemistry 299) or independent study (Chemistry 699). Graduate students may elect to receive seminar credit (Chemistry 901-The Teaching of Chemistry) or research credit (Chemistry 991) based on interest and consent of instructor.
For further information and to sign up for the Fall 2009 semester please e-mail Stacy Wittkopp at: swittkopp@chem.wisc.edu. Please urge anyone interested to contact Stacy immediately as enrollment is limited.
Thank you. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.
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1st Annual Conference on Multi-Sensory Science Education
The 1st Annual Conference on Multi-Sensory Science Education being held on Friday Oct. 23rd and Saturday Oct. 24th in Seminar Hall in the Chemistry Department. The conference, hosted by UW-NSEC and ICE, will bring together science  educators at the secondary and college levels who utilize innovative teaching techniques that engage multiple senses of learners. The theme will for this year's conference will be teaching students with visual impairments, but general sessions will cover topics ranging from kinethstic teaching techniques to using demonstrations in the classroom. The conference will be broken into three sessions:
Fri. Oct. 23rd 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (General Oral Presentations);
Sat. Oct. 24th 9:00 am - Noon (Hands on Workshops);
Sat. Oct. 24th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Teaching Techniques for Students with Visual Impairments Oral Presentations).
If you are interested in attending please visit the conference homepage where you can find a link to register. https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/greenberg2/web/Science%20Education/Multi-Sen.... There is no cost to attend.  I encourage anyone who uses alternative teaching techniques to consider presenting during Friday's general session.  If you are interested in presenting please send me an email and I will gladly add you to the schedule.
Thank you, Andrew Greenberg.
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Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, Or, What Maimonides Really Meant - WISL Seminar
University of Wisconsin philosophy professor Steven Nadler will give a public lecture entitled "Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, Or, What Maimonides Really Meant" on Thursday, September 17 (7:30 p.m. in 1315 Chemistry). For more information please visit: http://www.scifun.org/wisl/nadler.html. The Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy has organized a display of books dealing with this subject, including one by Professor Nadler and another by Chemistry Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann. They are on display in the locked case near the mailboxes on the first floor of the Shain Research Tower. A list that includes the books on display, as well as many others, is also available.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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New Technology for the Large-scale Proteomic Comparison of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, and Somatic Cells.
Phanstiel, D; Brumbaugh, J; McAlister, GC; Wenger, CD; Stewart, R; Tian, S; Thomson, JA; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS : S11-S11 Suppl. S AUG 2009.
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Capillary Electrophoresis-mass Spectrometry as a Powerful Tool in Biomarker Discovery and Clinical Diagnosis: an Update of Recent Developments.
Mischak, H; Coon, JJ*; Novak, J; Weissinger, EM; Schanstra, JP; Dominiczak, AF.
MASS SPECTROMETRY REVIEWS 28 (5): 703-724 SEP-OCT 2009.
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Molecular Mobility of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Glass During Uniaxial Tensile Creep Deformation.
Lee, HN; Paeng, K; Swallen, SF; Ediger, MD*; Stamm, RA; Medvedev, GA; Caruthers, JM.
JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 47 (17): 1713-1727 SEP 1 2009.
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Ligand Binding and Substrate Discrimination by UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase.
Gruber, TD; Borrok, MJ; Westler, WM; Forest, KT; Kiessling, LL*.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 391 (2): 327-340 AUG 14 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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UW Wisconsin-Madison. Position Vacancy Listing PVL# 62417. Working title: Virtual screening researcher. Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: One or more years experience in computational biology, computational chemistry, virtual drug discovery and/or molecular modeling preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience is required for appointment at the senior level. Principal duties: The researcher will collaborate with Dr. Michael Hoffmann on a project to identify potential new drugs aimed at treating complications of diabetes affecting the kidney. The researcher will evaluate the many different computer algorithms available for drug discovery, tailor a subset of these for the specific application, and execute data analysis on the specific target proteins. The researcher will use virtual screening and other computational methods (including software such as FlexX, AutoDock and others) to screen from databases of thousands of 3D chemical structures, and then identify the best candidate ligands docking to the 3D crystal structure of the target protein. This work requires that the researcher be familiar with Unix, Linux and scripting languages like Python. The researcher will assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication.  The researcher will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team of biologists and chemists to identify and test new chemical ligands as drug leads. Contact: Michael Hoffmann: hoffmann@oncology.wisc.edu.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physical Chemistry. The appointment would begin in August 2010. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching chemistry both at the undergraduate level in general and physical chemistry, and at the Ph.D. level, where the applicant will also have the opportunity to develop courses suited to his or her area of expertise. The selected applicant is expected to develop a vigorous research program that leads to peer-reviewed scholarly publications and extramural funding for that research in physical chemistry. A competitive start-up package of funding, space and facilities will be provided. A doctoral degree in chemistry and postdoctoral experience are expected. The Department of Chemistry is multi-disciplinary with 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 4 research-active emeritus professors, 4 lecturers, an undergraduate laboratory coordinator/lecturer, and 9 support staff members, including NMR and mass spectrometry specialists and a glassblower. A range of modern instrumentation is housed within the Department: two 500 MHz multinuclear NMR spectrometes (and MAS capability), several mass spectrometers, in-situ IR, an ESR spectrometer, and other equipment. Machine shop and electronics design facilities exist in Chemistry and on campus. Location of the College of Medicine and FAHC hospital complex directly on campus provides important links between the Department of Chemistry and the biomedical sciences, including access to other core facilities in X-ray crystallography, molecular modeling, microscopy and imaging, and DNA synthesis, analysis, and microarray facilities. The Chemistry faculty has a strong commitment to research. Individual faculty members maintain active research groups and extramural funding for research. In addition to the vibrant graduate program of ~40 full-time graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate chemistry majors also perform research in the department. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/~chem/. Applicants may apply online at: http://www.uvmjobs.com (position is listed under the Department of Chemistry) or by mail at the address shown below. To receive full consideration, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and proposed research plans. Three hardcopy letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to: Prof. Willem Leenstra, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, phone: 802
656-0273, e-mail: Willem.Leenstra@uvm.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15,  2009.
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The University of California, Merced seeks to fill a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level in theoretical/computational chemistry with an anticipated starting date of summer 2010. We are open to considering candidates with a broad range of research interests in the general area of theory; however, we are particularly interested in candidates who can teach organic chemistry, regardless of research program. We hope to attract dynamic, adventurous scholars who have or will develop independent, innovative, internationally recognized research programs, teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate actively in program building at the first new research university of the 21st century. Applications must be made through the UCM Web site, http://www.ucmerced.edu/jobs/ (select Academic, Permanent Faculty, Theoretical/Computational Chemistry).  Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Anne Myers Kelley at: amkelley@ucmerced.edu, 209-228-4345).  The application deadline is Oct. 15.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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