Chemistry Newsletter 9/21/2009

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XXXIII - No. 28 September 21st, 2009

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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 15th, 2009 February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010


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

October 6th, 2009 October 13th, 2009 November 3rd, 2009 November 24th, 2009
December 8th, 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 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 Nicholas 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 Institute of Technology. "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 Institute of Technology. "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.

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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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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Professor Hanchen Huang, University of Connecticut. "Kinetics-Controlled Nanosynthesis"

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Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology. "Powering the Planet with Solar Fuel"

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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. "Ultrafast Charge Transfer at Molecule/Quantum dot Interface - Towards Multi-Exciton Dissociation"

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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"

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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. Paul DeLuca, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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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: 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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Friday, December 4th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF. "Protecting Your Invention - Intellectual Property at UW-Madison"

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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. "Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms Under Atmospheric Conditions"

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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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Friday, April 2nd, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.

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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 Berkeley 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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Recent Publications

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Structural and biological mimicry of protein surface recognition by alpha/beta-peptide foldamers.

Horne, WS; Johnson, LM; Ketas, TJ; Klasse, PJ; Lu, M; Moore, JP; Gellman, SH*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

106 (35): 14751-14756 SEP 1 2009.

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Mass spectrometric characterization and physiological actions of novel crustacean C-type allatostatins.

Ma, MM; Szabo, TM; Jia, CX; Marder, E; Li, LJ*.

PEPTIDES 30 (9): 1660-1668 SEP 2009.

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Polarization shaping in the mid-IR and polarization-based balanced heterodyne detection with application to 2D IR spectroscopy.

Middleton, CT; Strasfeld, DB; Zanni, MT*.

OPTICS EXPRESS 17 (17): 14526-14533 AUG 17 2009.

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Solution Structures of Lithium Enolates of Cyclopentanone, Cyclohexanone, Acetophenones, and Benzyl Ketones. Triple Ions and Higher Lithiate Complexes.

Kolonko, KJ; Biddle, MM; Guzei, IA*; Reich, HJ*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (32): 11525-11534 AUG 19 2009.

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Diffusion-controlled and "diffusionless" crystal growth near the glass transition temperature: Relation between liquid dynamics and growth kinetics of seven ROY polymorphs.

Sun, Y; Xi, HM; Ediger, MD*; Richert, R; Yu, L.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 131 (7): Art. No. 074506 AUG 21 2009.

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Propynal Equivalents and Diazopropyne: Synthesis of All Mono-C-13 Isotopomers.

Seburg, RA; Hodges, JA; McMahon, RJ*.

HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA 92 (8): 1626-1643 2009.

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Structure and Function of Bacillus subtilis YphP, a Prokaryotic Disulfide Isomerase with a CXC Catalytic Motif.

Derewenda, U; Boczek, T; Gorres, KL; Yu, M; Hung, LW; Cooper, D; Joachimiak, A; Raines, RT*; Derewenda,ZS.

BIOCHEMISTRY 48 (36): 8664-8671 SEP 15 2009.

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Physical vapor deposition as a route to hidden amorphous states.

Dawson, KJ; Kearns, KL; Yu, L; Steffen, W; Ediger, MD*.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106 (36): 15165-15170 SEP 8 2009.

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Protein Engineering with the Traceless Staudinger Ligation.

Tam, A; Raines, RT*.

METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY: NON-NATURAL AMINO ACIDS 462: 25-44 2009.

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Highly Stable Molecular Layers on Nanocrystalline Anatase TiO2 through Photochemical Grafting.

Franking, RA; Landis, EC; Hamers, RJ*.

LANGMUIR 25 (18): 10676-10684 SEP 15 2009.

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Coherent Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy of Representative N-Alkanes.

Mathew, NA; Rickard, MA; Kornau, KM; Pakoulev, AV; Block, SB; Yurs, LA; Wright, JC*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (36): 9792-9803 SEP 10 2009.

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Phosphorylation sites of Epstein-Barr virus EBNA1 regulate its function.

Duellman, SJ; Thompson, KL; Coon, JJ*; Burgess, RR.

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY 90: 2251-2259 Part 9 SEP 2009.

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Dual-Pressure Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer Improving the Analysis of Complex Protein Mixtures.

Second, TP; Blethrow, JD; Schwartz, JC; Merrihew, GE; MacCoss, MJ; Swaney, DL; Russell, JD; Coon, JJ*; Zabrouskov, V.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 81 (18): 7757-7765 SEP 15 2009.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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University of Iowa. Faculty Position in Water Chemistry. The Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position effective August 2010. At the University of Iowa, water chemistry is broadly defined and research is predicated upon fundamental science. As part of a university-wide initiative, the UI Provost recently announced ten new faculty positions for "cluster hiring" to advance research, education, and outreach on sustainability and the President has identified sustainability as an area of strategic emphasis. This initiative on water-related issues was created to further excellence in sustainability and builds on recent events including: the new Iowa Flood Center, created with a legislative appropriation; academic strengths in cognate areas of sustainable energy and clean air; the new UI Office of Sustainability, to promote a green campus; the new undergraduate certificate program in sustainability, designed by a campus-wide faculty committee. Research in chemistry can play an important role in sustaining the Earth from development of new materials for energy applications to new green chemical processes to the development of catalysts for environmental remediation. Chemistry is and will remain a central science for these developments. Areas of research that a new faculty hire could be involved in include, but are not limited to: development of new catalysts and high surface area nanomaterials for the remediation of water; sensor development for measuring contaminants; development of "greener" methods in the making of chemicals including pharmaceutics; focused research in energy production including solar and fuel cells and understanding the underlying processes and electron transfer mechanisms. The Department of Chemistry has appointed ten new faculty members in six years and recently completed a major building expansion and renovation. Applicants should clearly demonstrate potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally funded research program as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry or related fields, postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research scholarship and productivity. Applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/; please do not mail paper applications. Applications include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, statement of teaching interests, and detailed research proposal(s). Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to chem: facsearch@uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 57114. Application review will begin by October 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

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New York University, a private university in Manhattan is engaged in an ambitious development plan to add 125 new faculty positions in Arts and Science over the next five years. As part of this development, the Department of Chemistry is projected to grow significantly. We are presently seeking to fill a position in experimental biophysical chemistry/ chemical biology. Exceptional candidates at all levels are invited to apply but junior faculty candidates are highly preferred. The appointment will start in Fall 2010, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should have a strong track record in scholarly research and commitment to teaching. New York University has made a major commitment to the development of the departmental infrastructure, including construction of new laboratory facilities, major renovations of existing research laboratories, the formation of a new Molecular Design Institute (MDI), the hiring of four senior-level faculty members and a new initiative in biomedical chemistry. The department's current roster includes 19 full-time faculty members, 90 graduate students, and 30 post-doctoral fellows as well as staff scientists and teaching staff. Dynamic experimental and theoretical research programs cut across physical chemistry, nanotechnology, and chemical biology, as well as materials science. NYU offers rich opportunities for collaborative research, including the newly established Center for Soft Matter Research in the Department of Physics, the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the College of Dentistry, the NYU School of Medicine, the Center for Comparative Functional Genomics, the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, the Center for Neural Science, and the Department of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine in addition to the myriad of opportunities within the rich biomedical community of New York City. We would appreciate your assistance in bringing this opportunity to the attention of suitable candidates. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of future research and teaching plans, and a minimum of three reference letters to the search committee's address: Ms. Erin Plati, Secretary, Search Committee, New York University, Department of Chemistry, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003-6688.

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University of California, San Francisco. Tenure Track Faculty Position in Chemical Biology-(P111a). The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Cardiovascular Research Institute seek to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor interested in problems at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. Of particular interest are those interested in the use of synthetic chemistry to solve biological and biomedical problems. The expected appointment is a tenure-track position and the candidate will ideally have interests in cardiovascular biology and disease, broadly defined. Applicants should have an advanced degree with research experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic research program and will actively participate in graduate training in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Program or other Programs in Quantitative Biology and in professional school teaching. She/he will be eligible for membership in the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS) and other graduate training programs. The individual will have a faculty appointment in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and be a member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Laboratory space will be in a new research building at UCSF's vibrant Mission Bay campus. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Please visit: http://www.cvri.ucsf.edu to upload applications. Instructions for applications and letters of recommendation are on the site. Contact Julie.tom@ucsf.edu or Barbara@picasso.ucsf.edu with questions. Applications will be considered starting October 1 and accepted up to December 1, 2009. Search Co-chairs are Charles Craik and Jack Taunton.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point http://www.uwsp.edu/chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry at the assistant professor level. The appointment will begin in August 2010. Individuals with experimental research interests related to sustainable technologies, the environment, or instrument development and design are especially encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required: must be completed by August 2010. Candidates will teach courses in quantitative analysis, analytical chemistry, and general chemistry as needs require and will help maintain the Department's instruments. Applicants must show promise for excellence in teaching and will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduates. Send hard copies of vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, plans for proposed research, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and have three letters of reference sent to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Application materials and reference letters may not be sent electronically. Screening will begin on October 26, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Rockefeller University seeks exceptional, interactive, and creative scientists to join its faculty. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for tenure-track positions and also encourage tenured scientists to apply, provided that they are at an early stage of their career. The Rockefeller University provides strong financial support for the research work of its faculty. The positions offer highly competitive salary, benefits and start-up funds, new or recently renovated laboratory space, access to numerous state-of-the-art core facilities and extensive opportunities for collaboration both within the University and with neighboring institutions. The University also provides very strong continuing' support for research work beyond start-up, including full support for graduate students. The University has a laboratory-based organization structure that fosters interdisciplinary research in the following areas: Chemical and Structural Biology; Neurosciences and Behavior; Immunology, Virology and Microbiology; Organismal Biology, Evolution & Ecology: Medical Sciences and Human Genetics; Physical & Mathematical Biology; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. Details about specific subjects of research can be found at: http://www.rockefeller.edu/facultysearch. Applications are being accepted electronically through our Online Application System at: http://oas.rockefeller.edu. Applicants should follow the online application procedure. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 16, 2009. Ifyou have questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Administrator at: facultysearch@rockefeller.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Positions in Protein Engineering and Signaling Network Analysis. Koide Laboratory, University of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A. We seek energetic and enthusiastic applicants for multiple postdoctoral positions funded by NIH. Successful candidates will join interdisciplinary projects in the design and engineering of synthetic binding proteins with a goal of dissecting and controlling cellular networks. Our current focus is on networks controlled by tyrosine phosphorylation or histone modification. The Koide group is a leader in the design and engineering of synthetic binding proteins using structure-guided directed evolution methodologies, a rapidly growing field in both academia and pharmaceutical industry. We have developed a set of powerful and complementary technology platforms ("monobodies", "affinity clamps" and "synthetic antibodies"). These technologies offer uniquely powerful tools to address fundamental questions in signaling networks. The central goals of our ongoing projects are: 1). To further refine the technologies and generate high-specificity and high- affinity binding proteins to (i) modular interaction domains and catalytic domains and (ii) short peptide motifs containing posttranslational modifications. 2). To dissect, perturb and redesign cellular interaction networks using synthetic binding proteins. Successful candidates should have strong interest in protein engineering and/or protein interaction networks. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: Protein-protein (protein-ligand) interactions; Molecular display technology (phage display, cell surface display, ribosome/mRNA display etc.); Protein interaction domains and recognition of posttranslational modifications; Protein biophysics and spectroscopy; Structural biology; Peptide synthesis; The postdoctoral fellows will work on exciting research projects in a highly dynamics and collaborative environment. They will gain skills in state-of-the-art protein engineering and in functional and structural analyses. The initial appointment will be for two years with the possibility of extension. Chicago offers rich and diverse cultural activities and easy access to major cities worldwide. Please email a CV and contact information of at least two referees to: Shohei Koide, e-mail; skoide@uchicago.edu, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago.

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