Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 04/24/2017

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 4 April 24th, 2017

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MARTY ZANNI RECEIVES THE 2017 CRAVER AWARD
Congratulations to Professor Marty Zanni on receiving the 2017 Craver Award, an international prize given to "young professional spectroscopists who have made significant contributions in applied analytical vibrational spectroscopy," awarded by the Coblentz Society. See: https://www.scixconference.org/awards/coblentz-society-craver-award. Congratulations, Marty!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO NAOMI BIOK - WARF DISCOVERY CHALLENGE
Naomi Biok in Sam Gellman's group has received a prize in the WARF Discovery Challenge. Qinjingwen Cao (Li Group) received a peer award.
See: http://www.warf.org/news-media/news/releases-and-announcements/next-gene... for more details.
Next generation researchers take top honors at WARF Discovery Challenge.  www.warf.org. An approach for improving insulin secretion in mutant animals, more industry-relevant conditions for engineering studies and an in-depth look at protein folding have won Discovery Challenge Awards.
The WARF Discovery Challenge is a research competition open to UW Madison graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments. The goal of the competition is to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration. Congratulations Naomi and Qinjingwen!
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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

MAY 9

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

May 2 May 16

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SEMINARS
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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 1:30 pm, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Professor Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol "Gilbert Stork Lectures in Organic Chemistry "From Boronic Acid Transformations to Prostanoid Syntheses""
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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Chang, University of California, Berkeley "Inorganic Seminar-Transition Metal Signaling in the Brain and Beyond "
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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315 Seminar Hall. Prof. Karen Goldberg, University of Washington "Organic McElvain Seminar "Catalysis, Mechanistic Understanding and Collaboration as Tools to Sustainable Production of Chemicals & Fuels""
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Friday, April 28th, 2017 - General Special Event, 3:30 pm, 1361 Chemistry Building. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Student Awards Ceremony"
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. "Physical Chemistry Graduate Student Award Talks"
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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Nathaniel Szymczak, University of Michigan "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Nick Riley, Coon research group at UW-Madison "Activated ion electron transfer dissociation and global profiling of the glycoproteome"
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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Michael Shultz, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship "Improving the Plausibility of Success in Drug Discovery with Inefficient Metrics""
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Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Wilfred van der Donk, University of Illinois "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship "Biosynthesis and Engineering of Cyclic Peptide Antibiotics""
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Friday, May 5th, 2017 - Chemical Biology Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 105 Psychology Building. Prof. Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Institute "Chem. Bio. McElvain seminar - New Opportunities at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology- from Stem Cells to the Genetic Code'"
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Eric Hegg, Michigan State University "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Friday, May 12th, 2017 - General Special Event, 3:00 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Chemistry Graduation Celebration"
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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Cummins, MIT "Inorganic McElvain seminar -TBD"
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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - Organic Special Event, 8:30 am, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. 4th Year Organic Students, UW-Madison "4th Year Organic Student Research Seminar"
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 to Friday, June 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, "P&G sponsored Career Workshop"
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
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2017 CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT MALLARDS BASEBALL OUTING
Hi Everyone,
Don't forget to get your tickets for the annual GSFLC hosted Chemistry Department Mallards Baseball outing! The game is Friday, June 9th at 7:05 pm.
Buy your tickets using our online portal--instructions are on the attached poster. Tickets include seating in the newly remodeled duck blind, all you can drink beverages and all you can eat food, and (new this year!) a Mallards baseball hat.
Family members are all welcome to join. Don't forget to purchase your tickets before May 26.
See you there! GSFLC Social Events Committee (Ariel, Maddy, and Margaret).
Questions? Contact:  aalperstein@wisc.edu.
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SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CURRICULUM WORKSHOP
UW-La Crosse will be having a Sustainability in the Curriculum workshop on May 23-24 (link below). Our La Crosse - Winona ACS Chapter is providing partial funding for our local section members to attend. However, the workshop is open to instructors in ALL disciplines, so please share the information to anyone you think might be interested. Register at: https://www.uwlax.edu/conted/sustainability/.
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FULBRIGHT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN 2018-19
Postdoctoral Fellowship to Israel.
These unique and prestigious grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years). Applicants may be hosted by any accredited institution of higher education or research center in Israel. To be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the application date are also not eligible.
Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research) to France.
The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is an esteemed university located in Paris, France. The first mission of the EHESS is to help young researchers acquire an international scientific background through the quality of its training, the international profiles of its professors and the quality and scope of its research. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the grantee will participate in a seminar series conducted by the associated research center. French language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required, and applicants must obtain their Ph.D. by June 2018 to be eligible.
Applicants are welcome to join us on May 10 at 2PM EST for our annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants webinar. You can also explore hundreds of other grant opportunities in our Catalog of Awards. Applications are due August 1, 2017.
For additional information, please contact middleeastnorthafrica@iie.org or EuropeEurasia@iie.org..
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Institute of International Education, 1400 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, MiddleEastNorthAfrica@iie.org, EuropeEurasia@iie.org.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Solvent-Independent Anharmonicity for Carbonyl Oscillators.
Schneider, SH; Kratochvil, HT; Zanni, MT*; Boxer, SG.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121 (10):2331-2338; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b00537 MAY 16 2017.
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Influence of Hydrogen Bonding on the Kinetic Stability of Vapor-Deposited Glasses of Triazine Derivatives.
Laventure, A; Gujral, A; Lebel, O; Pellerin, C; Ediger, MD*.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121 (10):2350-2358; 10.1021/acs.jpcp.6b12676 MAY 16 2017.
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Amorphous Cobalt-Iron Hydroxide Nanosheet Electrocatalyst for Efficient Electrochemical and Photo-Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution.
Liu, W; Liu, H; Dang, LN; Zhang, HX; Wu, XL; Yang, B; Li, ZJ; Zhang, XW; Lei, LC; Jin, S*.
Advanced Functional Materials, 27 (14):10.1002/adfm.201603904 APR 11 2017.
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Atomic Layer Deposited MgO: A Lower Overpotential Coating for Li[Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2]O-2 Cathode.
Laskar, MR; Jackson, DHK; Xu, SZ; Hamers, RJ*; Morgan, D; Kuech, TF.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (12):11231-11239; 10.1021/acsami.6b16562 MAR 29 2017.
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Amine-Reactive Azlactone-Containing Nanofibers for the Immobilization and Patterning of New Functionality on Nanofiber-Based Scaffolds.
Kratochvil, MJ; Carter, MCD; Lynn, DM*.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (11):10243-10253; 10.1021/acsami.7b00219 MAR 22 2017.
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Influence of nickel manganese cobalt oxide nanoparticle composition on toxicity toward Shewanella oneidensis MR-1: redesigning for reduced biological impact.
Gunsolus, IL; Hang, MN; Hudson-Smith, NV; Buchman, JT; Bennett, JW; Conroy, D; Mason, SE; Hamers, RJ*; Haynes, CL.
Environmental Science-nano, 4 (3):636-646; 10.1039/c6en00453a MAR 1 2017.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The University of Chicago has a Teaching Specialist position available. Teaching Support Specialist: Supports instruction in teaching chemistry laboratories or classrooms by providing miscellaneous services such as: Preparation and testing of lecture demonstrations consistent with course content. Working with faculty or staff to determine the suitability of demonstrations for specific lectures. Informing faculty of new demonstration developments and materials. Instructing faculty in the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Promoting safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials. Researching and developing new lecture demonstrations and making improvements on existing demonstrations. Recommending purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies. Providing general audio/visual support. Maintaining and documenting the use of demonstration equipment or materials and identifying building maintenance problems.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a relevant field required; Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred; A minimum of one year relevant experience preferred; Lecture and/or demonstration related experience preferred; Supervisory skills preferred; Budget management skills preferred; Ability to train others preferred; Knowledge of research techniques or methods required; Ability to develop demonstrations required; Ability to design and construct relevant instructional equipment required; Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and safety requirements required; Analytical skills required; Problem-solving skills required; Attention to detail required; Organizational skills required; Verbal and written communication skills required; Interpersonal skills required; Ability to work independently and as part of a team required; Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required; Knowledge of computers and relevant software required.
Apply at: http://www.uchicago.edu/. Go to University Job Opportunities, Search postings by requisition number 102370.
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A new mass spectrometry TA is needed.  This calendar-year-long, part-time position for a graduate student will start at the end of this semester.  The TA will learn how to run the lab's instruments and assist graduate students and postdocs in using mass spectrometry to solve problems.  The staff of the Mass Spec Lab are all involved in keeping the instruments operating optimally and in generating quality data. The TA will be working with a large variety of organic, biochemical, and organometallic compounds.  Interested students should contact Dr. Martha M. Vestling by email (vestling@wisc.edu) and/or find her in the mass spec lab (room 2142).
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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