Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 04/11/2016

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 12 April 11th, 2016

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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Jamie Donaldson, University of Toronto "Whad'ya NO? Atmospheric surface chemistry, featuring nitrogen"
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Michael Neidig, University of Rochester "Structure, Bonding and Mechanism in Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Zhenan Bao, Stanford University "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices"
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Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - Analytical, Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoung-Shin Choi, UW Madison Dept. of Chemistry "Analytical Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 15th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, !315 Chemistry. Profs. John Moore and Robert McMahon, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "Chemistry Building Project Colloquium"
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne B. McCoy, University of Washington "Understanding spectral signatures of large amplitude vibrations and hydrogen-bonding through studies of the vibrational spectroscopy of solvated ion complexes"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Linda Columbus, University of Virginia "Membrane protein structural biology: from micelles to bacterial invasion"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Samson Jenekhe, University of Washington "Organic Seminar "Organic Photovoltaics Beyond Fullerenes""
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - General Seminar, 9:30 am, 9341 Chemistry Building. Emily Dunkelberger, "Alumni Seminar, Emily Eunkelberger"
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. John Naber, Merck "Inorganic seminar TBA"
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 10:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Cyndie Maryanoff, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Dynamics of Drug Release from Two Different Polymer Systems in Drug-Eluting Cardiovascular Stents""
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Alicia Richards & Erin Gemperline, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Gary Parr Award Seminar - A. Richards and E. Gemperline"
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 2:00 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Bruce Maryanoff, The Scripps Research Institute "Organic McElvain Seminar "Novel Mimetics of Apolipoprotein A-I as Anti-atherosclerosis Agents"""
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Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. "Department Colloquium - Jo Handlesman"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Molecular Dynamics with Ultrafast X-rays"
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Stanford University "Materials Seminar - Cancelled"
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Stephen Leone, University of California-Berkeley "Attosecond Electron Processes in Solid"
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffery Byers, Boston College "Diversification of a Biodegradable Polymer using an Iron-Based Catalyst"
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry #1315. Professor Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania "Sigma-Aldrich Lecture in Synthesis "Single Electron Transformations to Enable Cross-Coupling""
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Thursday, April 28th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stuart Lindsay, Arizona State University "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Friday, April 29th, 2016 - Department Colloquium, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Paul Weiss, UCLA & California NanoSystems Institute "Precise Chemical, Physical and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts"
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Friday, April 29th, 2016 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1361 Chemistry Building. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Student Awards Ceremony"
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UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM, APRIL 14, 2016, UNION SOUTH
Dear Colleagues,
Please visit the 18th annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 14. The Undergraduate Symposium is our campus's premier event to showcase and celebrate our undergraduate students' creativity, achievement, talent, research and service-learning across all disciplines. We have nearly 550 students presenting this year. The symposium runs from noon to 4:45 p.m. followed immediately by the Undergraduate Mentoring awards presentation at the Ideas to Excellence reception in Varsity Hall, Union South. Presentation schedules are posted on the website at: https://ugradsymposium.wisc.edu/.
I look forward to seeing you there. Steven M. Cramer, PhD, PE., Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 117 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706, 608-262-5246, steven.cramer@wisc.edu. www.provost.wisc.edu/teach.htm.
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GSFLC MENTOR AWARDS 2016
Hello Everyone,
The Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Mentor Awards. The Mentor Awards are meant to recognize graduate students, post-docs, academic staff, and faculty who have had a profound positive impact on the graduate students in the chemistry department.  Any member of the chemistry community who has dedicated time to development, growth, and/or counsel during a graduate student's career is eligible for nomination.  Up to three awards are given each year depending on participation.  Details concerning how to nominate a mentor and the criteria by which nominations will be judged can be found at the GSFLC's website: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/content/mentor-awards.
This year nominations are due Monday, April 18th by 5:00 P.M. The letters of nomination can be submitted in the GSFLC mailbox on the first floor of Shain Tower.
It is always rewarding to be recognized for hard work and good mentorship.  If somebody in the chemistry community has had an impact on your graduate career and/or that of your peers, I encourage you to consider nominating them for this award.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me or any other GSFLC representative.  A list of current representatives can be found on the GSFLC website: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/content/members.
Thanks, Maddy Beasley, GSFLC Representative.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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3c/4e (sigma)over-cap-type long-bonding competes with omega-bonding in noble-gas hydrides HNgY (Ng = He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe, Rn; Y = F, Cl, Br, I): a NBO/NRT perspective.
Zhang, GQ; Li, H; Weinhold, F*; Chen, DZ.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (11):8015-8026; 10.1039/c5cp07965a MAR 21 2016.
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Kinetics and Products of the Reaction of the First-Generation Isoprene Hydroxy Hydroperoxide (ISOPOOH) with OH.
St Clair, JM; Rivera-Rios, JC; Crounse, JD; Knap, HC; Bates, KH; Teng, AP; Jorgensen, S; Kjaergaard, HG; Keutsch, FN*; Wennberg, PO.
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (9):1441-1451; 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b06532 MAR 10 2016.
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Importance of hydrophobic traps for proton diffusion in lyotropic liquid crystals.
McDaniel, JG; Yethiraj, A*.
Journal of Chemical Physics, 144 (9):10.1063/1.4943131 MAR 7 2016.
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Vapor deposition of a smectic liquid crystal: highly anisotropic, homogeneous glasses with tunable molecular orientation.
Gomez, J; Jiang, J; Gujral, A; Huang, CB; Yu, L; Ediger, MD*.
SOFT MATTER, 12 (11):2942-2947; 10.1039/c5sm02944a 2016.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals. Associate Scientist, Peptide Synthesis Group. Interested Applicants please contact: Aaron Almeida (aalmeida@arrowheadpharma.com).
Job Description: The successful candidate will work as a part of our small but growing Peptide Synthesis Group and be responsible for synthesis, analytics and purification of peptides and small molecules. The candidate also functions well in an independent research environment is excited to work in a cross-discipline environment.
Responsibilities:
•    Synthesis, analysis and purification of intermediates, reagents and peptides for biological applications
•    Purification and analysis of materials using standard physico-chemical methods
•    HPLC, MS, NMR, TLC, IEX
•    Develop syntheses, analyses, and purification methods for novel peptides
•    Take part in program support, lead optimization, and chemical conjugation strategies
•    Present finding in group meetings
•    Maintain detailed laboratory notebook
•    Maintain and stock laboratory supplies as required
•    Day-to-day lab maintenance of equipment and instrumentation
Required:
•    B.S. or M.S. in chemistry with an emphasis in organic chemistry
•    B.S. 2-5 years' experience, M.S. 0-3 years' experience in a laboratory setting.
•    Strong background in synthetic chemistry.
•    Must be a team player in an interdisciplinary environment
Preferred:
•    Peptide synthesis experience
•    Solid-phase synthesis experience
•    Solid background in IEX & RP-HPLC method development
•    Solid background in NMR and MS.
•    Experience with small molecule, peptide, polymer, oligonucleotide and bioconjugate analytical
techniques
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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