Newsletter 06/01/2009

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XXXIII - No. 19 June 1st, 2009

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Professor Tom Record Receives Hugh M. Huffman Award
Professor Tom Record will receive the 2009 Hugh M. Huffman Award at the 64th Calorimetry Conference in New Mexico this summer. Dr. Hugh M. Huffman (1899-1950) was one of the founders of The Calorimetry Conference and a pioneer in the field of heat capacity measurements. This prestigious award bearing Hugh's name honors those individuals who through their lifelong research accomplishments emulate the creativity and care that Dr. Huffman demonstrated in his studies. Candidates shall have made long-term contributions to thermodynamics involving thermochemistry and/or calorimetry. The Hugh M. Huffman award is sponsored by TA Instruments; the award address is published in the Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. Congratulations Tom!!
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
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SEMINARS
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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. UW Philosophy Professor Steven Nadler entitled “Science and Religion in Jewish Thought, or, What Maimonides Really Meant” Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor, and Max & Frieda Weinstein/Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies and chair of the UW-Madison Philosophy Department.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The human urinary proteome reveals high similarity between kidney aging and chronic kidney disease.
Zurbig, P; Decramer, S; Dakna, M; Jantos, J; Good, DM; Coon, JJ*; Bandin, F; Mischak, H; Bascands, JL; Schanstra, JP.
Proteomics 9 (8): 2108-2117 Apr 2009.
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Mixed valence of a delocalized system: a resonance Raman study of the tetracyanoquinodimethane radical anion.
Hoekstra, RM; Zink, JI; Telo, JP; Nelsen, SF*.
Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry 22 (5): 522-526 Sp. Iss. Si May 2009.
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Tandem ACYL Carrier Protein Domains in Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Synthases
Jiang, H; Rajski, SR; Shen, B*.
Complex Enzymes in Microbial Natural Product Biosynthesis, Part B: Polyketides, Aminocoumarins and Carbohydrates 459: 79-96 2009.
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Iterative Type I Polyketide Synthases for Enediyne Core Biosynthesis.
Horsman, GR; Van Lanen, SG; Shen, B*.
Complex Enzymes in Microbial Natural Product Biosynthesis, Part B: Polyketides, Aminocoumarins and Carbohydrates 459: 97-112 2009.
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Type I Polyketide Synthases That Require Discrete Acyltransferases.
Cheng, YQ; Coughlin, JM; Lim, SK; Shen, B*.
Complex Enzymes in Microbial Natural Product Biosynthesis, Part B: Polyketides, Aminocoumarins and Carbohydrates 459: 165-186 2009.
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Ribonuclease Inhibitor Regulates Neovascularization by Human Angiogenin.
Dickson, KA; Kang, DK; Kwon, YS; Kim, JC; Leland, PA; Kim, BM; Chang, SI; Raines, RT*.
Biochemistry 48 (18): 3804-3806 May 12 2009.
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Modulating Collagen Triple-Helix Stability with 4-Chloro, 4-Fluoro, and 4-Methylprolines.
Shoulders, MD; Raines, RT*.
Peptides for Youth 611: 251-252 2009.
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Single-Conformation and Diastereomer Specific Ultraviolet and Infrared Spectroscopy of Model Synthetic Foldamers: alpha/beta-Peptides.
James, WH; Baquero, EE; Shubert, VA; Choi, SH; Gellman, SH*; Zwier, TS.
Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (18): 6574-6590 May 13 2009.
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Electron Transfer within Charge-Localized Arylhydrazine-Centered Mixed Valence Radical Cations Having Larger Bridges.
Nelsen, SF*; Schultz, KP.
Journal of Physical Chemistry a 113 (19): 5577-5584 May 14 2009.
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Concomitant Twinning and Polymorphism of Ti((C5H4Bu)-Bu-t)(2)Cl-2.
Guzei, IA*; Mitra, A; Spencer, LC.
Crystal Growth & Design 9 (5): 2287-2292 May 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Postdoctoral Positions. Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, Waterman Research Group, Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry. Openings for two postdoctoral research associates are available in the Waterman Research Group at the University of Vermont. General information about our research can be found on line (www.uvm.edu/~rwaterm1). Projects involve synthetic and mechanistic inorganic/organometallic chemistry, which require experience in air-sensitive chemical manipulation and routine characterization techniques (NMR, IR, etc.). Candidates are expected to have a Ph. D. degree in a relevant field with a record of productivity, and ideal candidates are motivated, creative researchers looking for a stimulating environment to develop skills and experience relating to homogenous organometallic catalysis. The preferred start date is September 1, 2009, and the appointments are for one year with extension upon mutual agreement. Review of applications begins June 15 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please send cover letter and curriculum vita and be ready to have 2–3 letters of recommendation submitted upon request to: Professor Rory Waterman, Department of Chemistry, Cook Physical Science Building, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, e-mail: rory.waterman@uvm.edu.
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