Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 08/29/2016

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 22 August 29th, 2016

SOME SAD NEWS
We've just been informed of the death of a former employee of the Chemistry Department. John Sherburne worked in the Main Stockroom in the 1990s. John's obituary is available online at: http://lacrossetribune.com/tomahjournal/lifestyles/announcements/obituar... and is listed below:
John C. Sherburne, former Marine and Vietnam veteran, died of cancer Aug. 1, 2016. He was the son of Clinton and Marie Sherburne. He worked in various departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before his retirement. He is survived by his sister, Patricia McCabe of Evanston, Ill.; his nephew, Eric Schmelling also of Evanston; his niece, Jill Steinhofer of Bartlett, Ill.; and a circle of close friends in the Madison area. A Funeral Mass was held on Aug. 25, at Queen of the Apostles Parish at Saint Mary's Church in Tomah. With internment beside his parents at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.
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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

SEPTEMBER 13 OCTOBER 11 NOVEMBER 8 DECEMBER 13
FEBRUARY 14 MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9

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

Aug 30 Sept 6 Sept 20 Oct 5 (Wed) Oct 18
Oct 25 Nov15 Nov 29 (If Needed) Dec 6 Dec 20 (If Needed)
Jan 17 Feb 7 Feb 21 Mar 7 Mar 28
Apr 18 May 2 May 16    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 to Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, Jodi Mecca,  Bill Dent, Mukund Parthasarathy, Doug Brune, De-Wei Yin & Paul Vosjepka, "Dow On-Campus Interviews"
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:00 pm, 9341. Alicia Phelps, Bill Retsch, Adam Powell,  & Tim Marsh, "PPG Info. Session "
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Friday, September 2nd, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, 1104 & 1108 Chemistry. Alicia Phelps, Bill Retsch, Adam Powell & Tim Marsh, "PPG Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor Elad Harel, Northwestern University "Ultrafast Electronic-Raman Spectroscopy and Single Particle Imaging of Artificial and Natural Light-Harvesting Systems"
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - Inorganic, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hideo Nagashima, Kyushu University "Organic & Inorganic Seminar Iron and ruthenium disilametallacycles for efficient hydrogenation and hydrosilylation reactions"
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 - Inorganic, Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Hideo Nagashima, Kyushu University "Inorganic/Organic/Materials Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Xudong Wang, UW-Madison "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Monday, September 12th, 2016 - General Career Services, 6:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Corinne Lipscomb,  Jeremy Higgins,  Lori Homes & Arash Sangari., "3M Info. Session"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, Corrine Lipscomb, Jeremy Higgins, Lori Homes & Arash Sangari, "3M Interviews"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 to Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Lisa Balbes, "PfLAGS"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor David Perry, The University of Akron "Broken Symmetries and Large-Amplitude Motion in Molecules and Clusters"
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 - General Conference/Meeting, 11:30 am, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Luncheon and Meeting"
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Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Hans-Peter Loock, Queens University in Ontario Canada "Sensing with waveguides: Absorption, refractive index and strain measurements using fiber probes"
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection"
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Thomas Hamann, Michigan State University "Materials Seminar title TBD"
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Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection "
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry - Seminar Hall. Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley "Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Natural Products"
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 - General Career Services, 4:00 pm, Kohl Center. "Fall Career and Internship Fair"
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Monday, September 26th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Computer-aided Drug Discovery"
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Thermodynamics"
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - General Career Services, 5:30 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. "Intel Info. Session "
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Sonata Room   Gordon Dining and Event Center. "Fall Engineering Career Connection "
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - Physical Seminar, 2:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor J. Andrew McCammon, University of California - San Diego "Biomolecular Kinetics"
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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Christopher Scarborough, Emory University "Inorganic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - Special Event, 8:00 am, "CHOPs/PGSEC"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, Chemistry 1315-Seminar Hall. Prof. Yonggui Robin Chi, Nanyang Technological University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - General Career Services, 1:00 pm, Union South. "Computer Sciences Annual Job Fair "
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Decreasing Distortion Energies without Strain: Diazo-Selective 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions.
Gold, B; Aronoff, MR; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 81 (14):5998-6006; 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00948 JUL 15 2016.
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Cooperative electrocatalytic alcohol oxidation with electron-proton-transfer mediators.
Badalyan, A; Stahl, SS*.
NATURE, 535 (7612):406-410; 10.1038/nature18008 JUL 21 2016.
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Ab Initio Force Fields for Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids.
McDaniel, JG; Choi, E; Son, CY; Schmidt, JR*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 120 (28):7024-7036; 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b05328 JUL 21 2016.
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Isomeric Effect Enabled Thermally Driven Self-Assembly of Hydroxystyrene-Based Block Copolymers.
Kanimozhi, C; Kim, M; Larson, SR; Choi, JW; Choo, Y; Sweat, DP; Osuji, CO; Gopalan, P*.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 5 (7):833-838; 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00376 JUL 2016.
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Structure-Function Analyses of a Staphylococcus epidermidis Autoinducing Peptide Reveals Motifs Critical for AgrC-type Receptor Modulation.
Yang, T; Tal-Gan, Y; Paharik, AE; Horswill, AR; Blackwell, HE*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 11 (7):1982-1991; 10.1021/acschembio.6b00120 JUL 2016.
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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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The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill one or more tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates from all areas will be considered, with opportunities for joint appointments in other departments of science and engineering to facilitate interdisciplinary research and scholarship. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7626.
The application deadline is October 1, 2016 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.
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Chemistry - Assistant Professorship. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment in biochemistry to begin in the fall of 2017. The position is at the assistant-professor level. The duties of the position include conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, applying successfully for extramural research grants, teaching assigned courses, including introductory biochemistry, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, one or more concise research proposals, and a brief summary of research accomplishments (one-page limit). These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to chemsearch@wustl.edu with the following in the subject line: "Biochemistry Position." Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: chemsearch@wustl.edu, with signed originals sent to: Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1134, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, [FAX no. (314) 935-4481].
Completed applications for the position must be received by 01 October 2016 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, applications received later will also be considered until the search is concluded.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate I. Posting Number: P20150.
Job Description: The Polt Laboratory in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at The University of Arizona is accepting applications for full-time post-doctorate professional position. The candidate will design, synthesize and test glycopeptide drug candidates in a variety of in vitro and in vivo assays.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America's Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.
Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.
Contact: Robin Polt, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, BIO5, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  85721, Cell: (520) 370-2654, FAX: (520) 621-8407, www.biochem.arizona.edu.
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A Postdoctoral research fellow position is available immediately. The Department of Chemistry of the Université de Montréal is seeking an Organic Chemist/Medicinal Chemist candidate to join a multidisciplinary research team developing receptor modulators for the treatment of eye diseases. This research is funded jointly by the  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). as part of the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program. The Department of Chemistry is a regional centre for combinatorial and flow synthesis with state-of-the-art analytical facilities for MS, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The collaborative project engages chemists, biochemists, cellular and molecular biologists and physicians, all dedicated to advance discoveries from the bench to the bedside. The candidate should have a Ph.D., be interested in biomedical research, and should have excellent skills in synthesis, purification and use of state-of-the-art NMR, MS, and HPLC. Previous experience in peptide science and peptidomimetics will be advantageous. The position is expected to be renewable for a second year. Candidates for this position should submit by email a cover letter, CV, transcripts (copies), and have three letters of reference sent directly to the email address below. Application material should be sent to: Professeur William D. Lubell, Département de Chimie, Université de Montréal, Email: william.lubell@umontreal.ca.
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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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