Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 05/22/2017

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XLI - No. 7 May 22nd, 2017

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CONGRATULATIONS JOSH RICCI AND MATT STOLT!
Please join us in congratulating Josh Ricci and Matt Stolt! Josh and Matt are the recipients of the John L. Schrag Analytical and Materials Outstanding Peer Awards. They were nominated by their peers and selected for the award because of their dedication to the pursuit of excellence in research, community building, leadership and mentorship. Thank you for all who submitted nominations.
Sincerely, Schrag Fund Committee.
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ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT TO GET MALLARDS TICKETS
Hi everyone, Tickets for UW Department of Chemistry Night at the Duck Blind are only on sale for 1 more week. The Mallards game is on Friday, June 9th, at 7:05 pm, and your ticket includes seating in the duck blind, all you can drink beverages, all you can eat food, and a Mallards baseball hat. Family members are welcome to join. Get your tickets on our online portal!
GSFLC Social Events Committee (Ariel, Maddy, and Margaret).
Questions? Contact:
aalperstein@wisc.edu.
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GSFLC MEDITATION EVENT
Hi Everyone,
In two weeks the GSFLC will be sponsoring a meditation event that will aim to teach you breathing exercises to help deal with stress management. The event will be run by former Cui Group graduate student Puja Goyal (now a post doc in the Hammes-Schiffer group at UIUC).
Date: Friday June 2nd.
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
RM: 8335.
We hope you all can make it! -GSFLC
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2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

TBA

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

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - Organic Special Event, 9:30 am, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. 4th Year Organic Students, UW-Madison "4th Year Organic Chemistry Student Research Symposium"
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Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 1:30 pm, Chem 1315. Prof. Yi Qin Gao, Peking University, Beijing, China "Computer Simulations of Chemical Reactions in Solution and Chromosome Structure Formation "
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Friday, June 2nd, 2017 - General Seminar, 12:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Bryce Nelson, MilliporeSigma "Scientific Careers in the Life Science and High-Technology Industries"
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Friday, June 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, 8335 Chemistry Building. Drs. Ravi Ranatunga & Pete Ellingson, P&G "Industrial Career Workshop by P&G"
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Saturday, July 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 pm, Memorial Union Terrace. Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Science is Fun at the Union Terrace"
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
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Monday, August 14th, 2017 to Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Paul C. Vosejpka, "The Dow Chemical Company "
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - General Special Event, 5:00 pm, TBD. UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Washington D.C.)"
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 to Friday, August 25th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Graduate Orientation"
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Prof. Jennifer Prescher, University of California Irvine "Organic/ChemBio Seminar "
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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 to Sunday, September 17th, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Friday, September 15th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, Fluno Center. "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - General, Physical Seminar, 4:00 pm, 1600 Engineering. Prof. Craig Hawker, University of California Santa Barbara "Kramer Lecture"
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 - General Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC, University of Wisconsin Chemistry Department "Snoutout Department Picnic"
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WISELI (the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute at UW-Madison) is now accepting grant applications for its Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program.
This program provides funds to departments, programs, centers, or student groups who wish to enhance their own seminar series or create new workshops, symposia, seminars that will promote the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering.
We are particularly interested in considering the following:
•    applications from departments or organizations that have not previously received funds from this       program
•    applications from STEMM departments in which women are underrepresented on the faculty
•    applications for programs that propose inviting women from underrepresented groups
More detailed information about the grant program and an application are available on our website: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/celebrating.php.
The application deadline is June 23, 2017.
We thank the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, College of Letters & Science, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine & Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Engineering for their generous support of this grant program.
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY AT THE 2017 WISCONSIN SCIENCE FESTIVAL
November 2-5, 2017 on campus, throughout Madison and across Wisconsin
Sign up for the UW-Madison Speakers' Bureau! This year, the UW-Madison Speakers' Bureau and the Wisconsin Science Festival are joining forces to create opportunities for UW-Madison speakers to give talks at a variety of venues around Wisconsin. You can read more about our partnership and sign up to indicate what you can talk about and where you might be willing to visit. Encourage your faculty to take advantage of the campus offerings for their classes. The full festival program is still in development, but some key opportunities that might be of interest to some of your classes include:
     •    A mini-symposium on careers and opportunities to get involved in science policy (2-6 pm, Thursday
          November 2, Discovery building)
     •    A panel on how climate change is already affecting Wisconsin's residents and industries (evening of
          Thursday November 2, Discovery building)
     •    A session and workshop on science communication for scientists featuring breakouts focused on
          poster and slide presentations, grant writing, blogging, K-12 outreach and more (2-6 pm, Friday,
          November 3)
Science cab. This is an opportunity for eager scientists to talk to enthusiastic program participants by riding along in a cab as festival attendees transit between the Discovery building, the Madison Children's Museum and Alumni Park. Shifts will be 30-60 minutes between 6-9 pm (NOTE: the scientists are not driving the cabs!). Please encourage your faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students to consider this fun way to engage with the public by letting us know if they are interested.
Discovery Expo. The Discovery Expo is the hallmark of the festival and takes place in the Town Center of the Discovery building from 9-2 Thursday and Friday November 2-3 and from 10-3 on Saturday and Sunday November 4-5. Researchers and student groups with hands-on science activities are encouraged to sign up to participate.
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FORD FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/index.htm.
Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to: All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation, Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.
Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; practice oriented degree programs are not eligible for support (see eligible fields). Prospective applicants should read carefully the eligibility requirements, the terms of the fellowship awards, application instructions and other information pertaining to the individual fellowship (Predoctoral, Dissertation, or Postdoctoral) for which they are applying.
In addition to the fellowship award, Ford Fellows are eligible to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows, a unique national conference of a select group of high-achieving scholars committed to diversifying the professoriate and using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
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PROCTER & GAMBLE: PhD 2017 FIRST CONFERENCE
The FIRST Conference is primarily intended for African American, Hispanic, and Native American doctoral and postdoctoral scientists from STEM disciplines who want to learn more about industrial research careers. P&G strongly encourages scientists in those affinity groups to apply. Other qualified candidates, including foreign nationals, also will be considered for participation. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to receive one within 9-24 months of the conference date.
Research & Development - PhD 2017 FIRST Conference. Website: http://pg.jobs/cincinnati-oh/research-and-development-phd-2017-first-con....
Citizenship or Residency, United States. Procter & Gamble (P&G) is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. P&G's commitment to equal employment opportunity is not one in word alone, which is why the Company, its minority scientists, and the Ph.D. Recruiting office developed this unique conference in 1990, intended to give participants a deeper understanding about industrial research careers.
Participants will travel to Cincinnati-based technical centers to view industrial careers in action, network with a group of successful minority scientists and other professionals whose leadership in science and technology is well established, and gain a deeper understanding of the realities of cultural and workforce diversities.
The FIRST Conference is a unique recruitment opportunity that will be held September 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Lactadherin is a candidate oviduct Lewis X trisaccharide receptor on porcine spermatozoa.
Silva, E; Frost, D; Li, L*; Bovin, N; Miller, DJ.
ANDROLOGY, 5 (3):589-597; 10.1111/andr.12340 MAY 2017.
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Significantly Increased Raman Enhancement on MoX2 (X = S, Se) Monolayers upon Phase Transition.
Yin, Y; Miao, P; Zhang, YM; Han, JC; Zhang, XH; Gong, Y; Gu, L; Xu, CY; Yao, T; Xu, P; Wang, Y; Song, B; Jin, S*.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 27 (16):10.1002/adfm.201606694 APR 25 2017.
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Basal-Plane Ligand Functionalization on Semiconducting 2H-MoS2 Monolayers.
Ding, Q; Czech, KJ; Zhao, YZ; Zhai, JY; Hamers, RJ*; Wright, JC*; Jin, S*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 9 (14):12734-12742; 10.1021/acsami.7b01262 APR 12 2017.
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Global Post-Translational Modification Discovery.
Li, QY; Shortreed, MR; Wenger, CD; Frey, BL; Schaffer, LV; Scalf, M; Smith, LM*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 16 (4):1383-1390; 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00034 APR 2017.
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Substitution Patterns Understood through Chemical Pressure Analysis: Atom/Dumbbell and Ru/Co Ordering in Derivatives of YCo5.
Hilleke, KP; Fredrickson, RT; Vinokur, AI; Fredrickson, DC*.
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, SN 1528-7483, 1528-7505, APR 2017, VL 17, IS 4.
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An adaptive collaboration script for learning with multiple visual representations in chemistry.
Rau, MA; Bowman, HE; Moore, JW*.
COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, 109 38-55; 10.1016/j.compedu.2017.02.006 JUN 2017.
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Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Biaryl Coupling: Non-Redox Cocatalysis by Cu(OTf)(2) and Discovery of Fe(OTf)(3) as a Highly Effective Cocatalyst.
Wang, DA; Stahl, SS*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (16):5704-5707; 10.1021/jacs.7b01970 APR 26 2017.
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Quantifying the Electrostatics of Polycation-Lipid Bilayer Interactions.
Troiano, JM; McGeachy, AC; Olenick, LL; Fang, D; Liang, DY; Hong, JW; Kuech, TR; Caudil, ER; Pedersen, JA*; Cui, Q*; Geiger, FM.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (16):5808-5816; 10.1021/jacs.6b12887 APR 26 2017.
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Catalyst-Controlled Nitrene Transfer by Tuning Metal:Ligand Ratios: Insight into the Mechanisms of Chemoselectivity.
Weatherly, C; Alderson, JM; Berry, JF*; Hein, JE; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 36 (8):1649-1661; 10.1021/acs.organomet.7b00190 APR 24 2017.
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Titanium dioxide visible light photocatalysis: surface association enables photocatalysis with visible light irradiation.
Pitre, SP; Yoon, TP*; Scaiano, JC.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 53 (31):4335-4338; 10.1039/c7cc01952a APR 21 2017.
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Tunable differentiation of tertiary C-H bonds in intramolecular transition metal-catalyzed nitrene transfer reactions.
Corbin, JR; Schomaker, JM*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 53 (31):4346-4349; 10.1039/c7cc01235g APR 21 2017.
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Role of Defects as Exciton Quenching Sites in Carbon Nanotube Photovoltaics.
Wang, JL; Shea, MJ; Flach, JT; McDonough, TJ; Way, AJ; Zanni, MT*; Arnold, MS.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 121 (15):8310-8318; 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01005 APR 20 2017.
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Ubiquitin Chain Enrichment Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry Enables Characterization of Branched Ubiquitin Chains in CellulO.
Crowe, SO; Rana, ASJB; Deol, KK; Ge, Y; Strieter, ER*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 89 (8):4428-4434; 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b03675 APR 18 2017.
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Nonwoven Polymer Nanofiber Coatings That Inhibit Quorum Sensing in Staphylococcus aureus: Toward New Nonbactericidal Approaches to Infection Control.
Kratochvil, MJ; Yang, T; Blackwell, HE*; Lynn, DM*.
ACS INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 3 (4):271-280; 10.1021/acsinfecdis.6b00173 APR 2017.
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Degradation of Hole Transport Materials via Exciton-Driven Cyclization.
Bell, BM; Clark, MB; Devore, DD; De Vries, TS; Froese, RD; Gray, KC; Jackson, DHK; Kuech, TF*; Na, HY; Kearns, KL; Lee, KJ; Mukhopadhyay, S; Rachford, AA; Spencer, LP; Woodward, WHH.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, SN 1944-8244, APR 19, 2017, VL 9, IS 15.
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Ubiquitin Chain Enrichment Middle-Down Mass Spectrometry Enables Characterization of Branched Ubiquitin Chains in CellulO.
Crowe, SO; Rana, ASJB; Deol, KK; Ge, Y*; Strieter, ER*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, SN 0003-2700, 1520-6882, APR 18, 2017, VL 89, IS 8.
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