Newsletter 3/18/2009

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XXXIII - No. 18 May 18th, 2009

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Professor Arun Yethiraj Receives a Letters and Science Faculty Fellow Award
Please join us in congratulating Professor Arun Yethiraj on receiving a Letters and Science Faculty Fellow Award. The Faculty Fellow Awards are extremely competitive awards that are provided to the most outstanding faculty in the College of Letters and Science on the basis of their research, teaching, and service. The award consists of 5 years of flexible research support. Please join us on congratulating Arun on this terrific honor!
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Professor Thomas Brunold is the Winner of the 20-Mile,  2009 Syttende Mai Race
Professor Thomas Brunold won Saturday's 20-mile Syttende Mai race from the State Capitol to Stoughton. Thomas ran the race in a time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 38 seconds. He entered Saturday's race as preparation for September's Ironman Triathlon. Congratulations Thomas!
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Amanda Turek Wins the 2009 Iota Sigma Pi Award
Please join us in congratulating Amanda Turek on winning the 2009 Iota Sigma Pi Award for Excellence in Chemistry! Amanda is an undergraduate student working in Tehshik Yoon's group. Iota Sigma Pi is the national honor society for women in chemistry. This extremely competitive award is only given to one student per year on a national basis. Please join us in congratulating Amanda on this singular honor!
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Chemistry Newsletter Summer Hours
The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication with this week’s newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
May 19th, 2009
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
TBA
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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, May 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Abbott Symposium, Room 1315 Chemistry Building.
2:00 p.m. Abbott Organic Synthesis Student Award Lecture, Andrew Dilger - “The Total Synthesis of (-)-Dictyostatin”.
2:25 p.m. Dr. Michael Schrimpf, Chemistry Group Leader, Neuroscience, Abbott Laboratories - “Neuronal Nicotinic Receptor Agonists for the Treatment of Pain and CNS Disorders”.
3:15 p.m. Abbott Organic Chemistry Lecture, Professor David Evans, Harvard University - “The Expanding Universe of Chemical Synthesis. Is it Dead or Alive?”
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Friday, May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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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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Chemistry Camp
The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) offers a summer afternoon laboratory program in chemistry for middle school students entering grades 5-8.  Chemistry camp is designed to stimulate scientific curiosity through demonstrations, experiments, and other hands-on activities.
Four different camp themes will be offered this year. Fun with Chemistry camp will be offered July 6-10.  Our new camp, Fun with Food Science, will be held July 13-17. Fun with Forensic Science camp will be offered July 20-24.  The Science Behind the Superhero camp will be held July 27-31.  Each session runs Monday through Friday, from 1:15-4:30 pm.  The cost for each one-week session is $130.
Information and a registration form are available online at: http://ice.chem.wisc.edu/outreach.htm.
For additional information, contact: Cheryl Hansen, 1305 Chemistry Bldg., 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706; phone: 608/262-3033; fax: 608/265-8094; e-mail: ice@chem.wisc.edu.
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Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute Grant Program
WISELI - The Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, is now accepting applications for their “Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program.” The “Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program” provides funds to departments, centers, or students groups seeking to increase the representation of women scientists in their seminar schedules, provide increased networking opportunities for women scientists, increase awareness and generate discussion of issues/concerns important to women scientists, and/or to create new workshops, symposia, lecture series, or similar events in line with WISELI’s mission to promote the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering. More detailed information about the grant program and as application are available on their website at: http://wiseli.engr.wisc.edu/initiatives/celebrating/celebrate.html. The application deadline is June 26th, 2009. Please contact Eve Fine, efine@wisc.edu with any questions about the program.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Detection of a secondary muoniated radical.
McCollum, BM; Brodovitch, JC; Clyburne, JAC; Percival, PW; West, R*.
PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER 404 (5-7): 940-942 APR 15 2009.
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Time-Resolved Studies of the Reactions of CN Radical Complexes with Alkanes, Alcohols, and Chloroalkanes.
Crowther, AC; Carrier, SL; Preston, TJ; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (16): 3758-3764 APR 23 2009.
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Retardation of Ice Crystallization by Short Peptides.
Kim, JS; Damodaran, S; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113
(16): 4403-4407 APR 23 2009.
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Two-dimensional IR spectroscopy and isotope labeling defines the pathway of amyloid formation with residue-specific resolution.
Shim, SH; Gupta, R; Ling, YL; Strasfeld, DB; Raleigh, DP; Zanni, MT*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106 (16): 6614-6619 APR 21 2009.
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Acyl Chloride-Modified Amorphous Carbon Substrates for the Attachment of Alcohol-, Thiol-, and Amine-Containing Molecules.
Lockett, MR; Carlisle, JC; Le, DV; Smith, LM*.
Molecular Propulsion: Chemical Sensing and Chemotaxis of DNA Driven by RNA Polymerase.
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Molecular Propulsion: Chemical Sensing and Chemotaxis of DNA Driven by RNA Polymerase.
Yu, H; Jo, K; Kounovsky, KL; de Pablo, JJ; Schwartz, DC*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (16): 5722-+ APR 29 2009.
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Charge Distribution in Arylhydrazine-Centered Mixed Valence Compounds with Smaller Bridges (Five to Nine Bonds between Closest Nitrogens).
Nelsen, SF*; Schultz, KP.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (18): 5324-5332 MAY 7 2009.
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Bis(pyrazolyl) palladium(II), platinum(II) and gold(III) complexes: Syntheses, molecular structures and substitution reactions with L-cysteine.
Keter, FK; Ojwach, SO; Oyetunji, OA; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.
INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA 362 (8): 2595-2602 JUN 2009.
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(Pyrazolylmethyl)pyridine platinum(II) and gold(III) complexes: Synthesis, structures and evaluation as anticancer agents.
Segapelo, TV; Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Van Zyl, WE; Darkwa, J.
INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA 362 (9): 3314-3324 JUL 1 2009.
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Characterization of the Carcinus maenas neuropeptidome by mass spectrometry and functional genomics.
Ma, MM; Bors, EK; Dickinson, ES; Kwiatkowski, MA; Sousa, GL; Henry, RP; Smith, CM; Towle, DW; Christie, AE; Li, LJ*.
GENERAL AND COMPARATIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY 161 (3): 320-334 MAY 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis was recently funded by the Department of Energy as an Energy Frontier Research Center http://www.sc.doe.gov/bes/EFRC.html. We plan to hire staff scientists and postdocs in experimental and theoretical/computational chemistry, and we ask for your help in encouraging applicants to apply for these openings. The research will involve synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry, and development of new electrocatalysts. For the experimental chemists, expertise in synthesis and handling air-sensitive compounds is needed, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful. The ideal candidate for the theoretical efforts (to be led by our colleague, Michel Dupuis) will have expertise in theoretical and computational research in organometallic/inorganic chemistry, including electronic structure, spectroscopy, redox potential and electron transfer and rate theory studies. To post your curriculum vitae for consideration, please go to: http://www.jobs.pnl.gov and locate the appropriate Job ID:
Staff Opening (Experimental) Job ID 117385; Staff Opening (theory/computational) Job ID 117386; Postdoctoral Opening (Experimental) Job ID 117391; Postdoctoral Opening (theory/computational) Job ID 117390. Morris Bullock and Dan DuBois, Phone (509) 372-6589 (Morris) or (509) 375-2331 (Dan), morris.bullock@pnl.gov, daniel.dubois@pnl.gov, Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, Fundamental Science Directorate, http://www.pnl.gov/science/, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999; K2-57, Richland, WA 99352, http://www.pnl.gov.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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