Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 12/19/2016

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XL - No. 36 December 19th, 2016

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CHEMISTRY INSTRUCTORS RECEIVE HONORED INSTRUCTOR AWARDS FROM UNIVERSITY HOUSING
Fourteen Instructors from Chemistry received Fall 2016 "Honored Instructor" awards from University Housing. These awards are presented to Instructors who have inspired students through their teaching, and have made a significant impact on the students' educational experiences. Awardees are all nominated by students. Congratulations to:  Ángel Abruña-Rodríguez, Himanshu Batra, Stephen Block, Thomas Brunold, Judith Burstyn, Brian Esselman, Jessica Flach, Etienne Garand, Randy Goldsmith, Judy Hines, Paul Hooker, Jim Weisshaar, Mehmet Yilmaz, and Linda Zelewski! .... Congratulations All!!
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NEWSLETTER ON CHRISTMAS VACATION
The Chemistry Newsletter will not be published during the Christmas and New Year weeks. The Chemistry newsletter will return the first week of next year, 1/03/2017. Please continue to submit all of your newsletter items to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
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2016 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

FEBRUARY 14 MARCH 14 APRIL 11 MAY 9

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

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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Monday, January 9th, 2017 - General Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Zachary Wickens, Harvard University "Special Seminar - Title TBD"
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Thursday, January 12th, 2017 - General Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Megan Matthews, The Scripps Research Institute "Chemoproteomic profiling and discovery of protein electrophiles in human cells"
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Wan-Chen Lin, University of California-Berkeley "Optogenic manipulation of neural inhibition: from tool development to in vivo photo-control"
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Seminar Hall #1315. Professor David Chenoweth, University of Pennsylvania "Organic Seminar"
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Monday, January 23rd, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chem 1315. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign "Physical Chemistry Willard Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign "Physical Chemistry Willard Seminar"
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Monday, January 30th, 2017 - Analytical, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Dr. Jarad Mason, Northwestern University "Special Seminar"
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peng Chen, Cornell University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 - Chemical Biology, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Brian Fox, UW-Madison, Biochemistry "Chem Bio/Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Rebecca Ruck, Merck Research Laboratories "McElvain Organic Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew Crowther, Barnard College "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Tzuhsiung (Nick) Yang, UW-Madison (Berry Group) "Inorganic Seminar-TBD"
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Steve Granick, Center for Soft & Living Matter, Korea "Physical Chemistry Ferry Seminar"
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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 - General Conference/Meeting, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Chemistry Room 1315. Joseph Grant, UW-Madison, Hermans Group "Inorganic seminar - TBD"
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Thursday, February 16th, 2017 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Jean-Philip Lumb, McGill University "Organic Seminar "Driving Synthesis by Oxidation""
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Friday, February 17th, 2017 to Sunday, February 19th, 2017 - General Special Event, 9:00 am, "2017 Graduate Recruiting weekend"
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Megan Thielges, Indiana University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jessica Hoover, West Virginia University "Inorganic seminar -TBD"
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Yunjie Xu, University of Alberta "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A prevalent intraresidue hydrogen bond stabilizes proteins.
Newberry, RW; Raines, RT*.
NATURE CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 12 (12):1084-+; 10.1038/NCHEMBIO.2206 DEC 2016.
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Deprotonation of formic acid in collisions with a liquid water surface studied by molecular dynamics and metadynamics simulations.
Murdachaew, G; Nathanson, GM*; Gerber, RB; Halonen, L.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 18 (43):29756-29770; 10.1039/c6cp06071d NOV 21 2016.
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Inherent Conformational Preferences of Ac-Gln-Gln-NHBn: Sidechain Hydrogen Bonding Supports a beta-Turn in the Gas Phase.
Walsh, PS; Blodgett, KN; McBurney, C; Gellman, SH*; Zwier, TS.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 55 (47):14618-14622; 10.1002/anie.201607842 NOV 14 2016.
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Vapor-deposited alcohol glasses reveal a wide range of kinetic stability.
Tylinski, M; Chua, YZ; Beasley, MS; Schick, C; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 145 (17):10.1063/1.4966582 NOV 7 2016.
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K-3[Mo-2(SNO5)(4)Cl](3)[Mo-2(SNO5)(4)]: the first example of a heterometallic extended metal atom node (HEMAN).
Dolinar, BS; Kozimor, SA; Berry, JF*.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 45 (44):17602-17605; 10.1039/c6dt03659g 2016.
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5-Alkyloxytryptamines are membrane-targeting, broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Faulkner, KC; Hurley, KA; Weibel, DB*.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, SN 0960-894X, 1464-3405, NOV 15, 2016, VL 26.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Dickinson State University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, (Internal/External).
Summary of Position: This nine month, tenure-track position provides expertise in chemistry to the department of Natural Sciences, related departments and programs. Responsibilities will include teaching a full load of 12 credits per semester to include introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and other classes as needed. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an online course in fundamental chemistry, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate research is strongly desirable. This position also provides service to the University and serves as a local expert in the area of academic expertise for the citizens of western North Dakota.
Required Qualifications:
     •    Ph.D in Chemistry or closely related field (from a regionally accredited institution)
     •    Knowledgeable in general chemistry, with emphasis on organic chemistry
     •    Laboratory and field skills appropriate to specific area of expertise
     •    Excellent interpersonal/oral/written communication skills
     •    Organizational/prioritization abilities; detail oriented work style
     •    Competencies in Microsoft Office Suite
Preferred Qualifications:
     •    College teaching experience
     •    Ability to integrate technology in educational settings
Compensation: The salary is based on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.
Application Information: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by February 3, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at: www.dickinsonstate.edu/employment. Complete application, then upload a cover letter, copies of transcripts, vitae, statement of research interests, samples of teaching evaluations for previously taught courses (if applicable), and contact information for three professional references.
Additional Information:
     •    Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form
          DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran's preference must include
          Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans's Affairs            indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran            must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the            Department of Veterans's Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran'ss death certificate.
     •    As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in
          accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.
     •    Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal history record check.
Starting Date: August 15, 2017.
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Spelman College Faculty Position, Chemistry and Biochemistry. Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, be able to contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017. The department, an ACS-approved program, has a strong and proven reputation for educating and training women of African-descent to excel in STEM fields. The department is seeking a scholar-teacher dedicated to excellence and the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in mentoring diverse populations, contributing effectively to teaching and curriculum development efforts in a liberal arts environment, providing service to the department and college, and establishing a competitive and highly productive undergraduate research program. The individual should be motivated to teach courses in analytical chemistry and/or inorganic chemistry. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Analytical or Inorganic Chemistry; Post-doctoral experience preferred.
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please upload: a letter of application which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one page statement of teaching philosophy; a one-page statement of scholarly agenda; and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. Three letters of recommendation will be requested directly from the list supplied by the candidate during application. Questions may be addressed to Ms. Michelle Meadors (mmeadors@spelman.edu) in the Faculty Support Office. To Apply, copy and paste the link address below to submit an electronic application with required attachments. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=7e64e37196c8486ab21ef8aa4e370414.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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