University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 9/07/2010

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XXXIV - No. 30 September 7th, 2010

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Professors Bassam Shakhashiri & Laura Kiessling Named ACS Fellows
Professor Bassam Shakhashiri and Professor Laura Kiessling were recently named ACS Fellows. This is quite a select group, and they deserve our congratulations for years of outstanding work! Congratulations Bassam & Laura!
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Alexis Johnson Wins Outstanding Poster Award at ACS
Please join us in congratulating Alexis Johnson from Gil Nathanson's group.  Alexis received an award for Outstanding Poster Presentation from the Physical Chemistry Division at the ACS National Meeting in Boston. Congratulations to Alexis!
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Discover Magazine Highlights Professor Blackwell's Research
Professor Helen Blackwell's research on chemical signaling in bacteria was recently highlighted in the September 2010 issue of Discover magazine. Read the article here: http://web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.library.wisc.edu/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid....
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Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 13th The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 13th. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or  by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.
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2010 Finance Committee Members
Here is your 2010-2011 Finance Committee.  Everyone should feel like they can go to one of the members of this committee when they have issues that need a Department decision.
Jim Weisshaar, Department Chair - Hans Reich, Associate Chair Thomas Brunold; Mark Ediger; Bob McMahon; Ned Sibert; John Wright; Rosana Pérez-Ellmann; Matt Sanders.
Students also have a vehicle in the Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC). Co-Chairs this year are Anne Woys and Aaron Crapster.
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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - 2010
Thursdays 5:45-7:35 pm Room 9341
For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester.
Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.
These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
September 2
5:45 - 6:05 - Silvia Cavagnero
6:05 - 6:25 - Frank Keutsch
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - Mahesh Mahanthappa
7:15 - 7:35 - Song Jin
September 9
5:45 - 6:05 - Ned Sibert
6:05 - 6:25 - Tom Record
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - Mark Ediger
7:15 - 7:35 - Jim Weisshaar
September 16
5:45 - 6:05 - Lian Yu
6:05 - 6:25 - Jim Skinner
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - L. Dempsey (Nathanson)
7:15 - 7:35 - Marty Zanni
September 23
5:45 - 6:05 - Fleming Crim
6:05 - 6:25 - John Wright
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - Bob Hamers
7:15 - 7:35 - J. R. Schmidt
September 30
5:45 - 6:05 - Arun Yethiraj
6:05 - 6:25 - Thomas Brunold
DINNER
6:55 - 7:15 - Qiang Cui
7:15 - 7:35 - John Berry
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2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

September 14th, 2010 October 19th, 2010 November 9th, 2010
December 14th, 2010 February 8th, 2011 March 22nd, 2011
April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011  

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

September 21st, 2010 October 5th, 2010 October 26th, 2010 November 2nd, 2010
November 16th, 2010 December 7th, 2010 December 21st, 2010 January 18th, 2011
February 1st, 2011 February 15th, 2011 March 2nd, 2011 March 15th, 2011
April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011  

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SEMINARS
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Scholes, University of Toronto.
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 - Environmental Chemistry & Technology  Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Professor David Serrano-Granados, Director, IMEDA Energia Institute Madrid, Professor, Chemical Engineering at Rey Juan Carlos University.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy B. Clark, Western Washington University.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Asbury, Penn State. "Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: What We Can Learn by Watching Electrons Move in Real Time"
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - Kramer Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Engineering Hall. Professor Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT).  "Electrochemistry-Materials Interactions in the Design and Development of Energy Storage Technologies for Transportation and the Electric Grid "
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Trevor Hayton, UCSB. "Oxo Ligand Functionalization in the Uranyl Ion"
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tristan Lambert, Columbia University. "Reaction Design and Catalysis With Aromatic Ions"
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susan Marqusee, University of California Berkeley.
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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael G. Roper, Florida State University. "A Mircofluidic Device for the Entrainment of Islets of Langerhans"
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Tuesday, September, 28th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil M. Donahue, Carnegie Mellon. "From Ozonolysis To Organic Aerosol: Connecting Microcanonical Kinetics To Global Haze"
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Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonas Peters, Caltech.
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buildnig. Katie Hunt, Dow Chemical & former ACS President.
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Homochirality: Did Life Grind to a Start?"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hening Lin, Cornell University. "The Enzymatic Activity Of Sirtuins: Beyond NAD+-Dependent Deacetylation"
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Buldnig. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics"
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Francois Gabbai, Texas A&M University.
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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Tully, Yale University. "Dynamics at Metal Surfaces:  The Role of Electronic Excitations"
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Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Hamers, UW-Madison.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University Minnesota. "Polymer Micelles and Gels in Ionic Liquids: New Opportunities in Science and Engineering"
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze, ETH. "Photoassisted Combinatorial Synthesis and Screening"
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rex T. Skodje, Boulder Co. "Vibrational Overtone Induced Chemical Reactions in Gas and Cluster Phase"
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Hillhouse, University of Chicago. "Unusual Chemistry of Two- and Three-Coordinate Nickel"
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stuart Rowan, Case Western Reserve.
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Kable, University of Sydney.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Corbett, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Emmanuel LaCote, CNRS, Paris.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralph I. Kaiser, University Hawaii. "The Origin and Chemical Evolution of Titan's Aerosol Layers"
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norman Dovichi, University of Washington.
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Friday, November 5th, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Professor Clark Landis, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Ellman, UC-Berkeley.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephan Link, Rice University. "Collective Plasmon Modes in Nanoparticle Assemblies"
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglas  Stephan, University of Toronto. "Frustrated Lewis Pairs: A New Paradigm for Reactivity and Catalysis"
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard C.L. Wong, University of California Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary J. Pielak, University of North Carolina. "Macromolecular Crowding & Protein Chemistry: Views from Inside & Outside Cells"
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Pupa Gilbert, UW Physics Department.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William van der Donk, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Willard Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jose Onuchic, University of California San Diego.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of Calgary.
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco.
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Friday, February 4th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Deborah Blum, UW Department of Journalism and Mass Communications; author: "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon C. Glotzer, University of Michigan.
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Tuesday, February 22nd. 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Case, Rutgers University. "Biomolecular Simulations Using Implicit Solvent Models"
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Regan Thomson, Northwestern University.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, Rochester University.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1351 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has established the Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This highly competitive fellowship provides an opportunity for independent research to the best and brightest newly graduated doctorates. Please encourage your top students to apply. I've attached a flyer with more information about the postdoctoral fellowship and additional information is available on the web at: http://www.pnl.gov/pauling/. They will be happy to help prospective applicants connect with appropriate mentors at PNNL. Please have them contact them with their CVs and a short (1 paragraph) description of their research interests. Contact: Bruce C. Garrett, Director, Chemical & Materials Sciences Division, Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-90, Richland, WA   99352 USA , Tel: 509-372-6344 , Fax: 509-372-4747, e-mail:  bruce.garrett@pnl.gov, web: http://www.pnl.gov.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The Aberrance of the 4S Diastereomer of 4-Hydroxyproline.
Shoulders, MD; Kotch, FW; Choudhary, A; Guzei, IA*; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (31): 10857-10865 AUG 11 2010.
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A New Coarse-Grained Model for Water: The Importance of Electrostatic Interactions.
Wu, Z; Cui, QA*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 114 (32): 10524-10529 AUG 19 2010.
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Affinity Purification of the Arabidopsis 26 S Proteasome Reveals a Diverse Array of Plant Proteolytic Complexes.
Book, AJ; Gladman, NP; Lee, SS; Scalf, M; Smith, LM*; Vierstra, RD.
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 285 (33): 25554-25569 AUG 13 2010.
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Self-Assembly of beta-Peptides: Insight from the Pair and Many-Body Free Energy of Association.
Mondal, J; Zhu, XA; Cui, QA*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 114 (32): 13551-13556 AUG 19 2010.
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Modular Synthesis of 1,2-Diamine Derivatives by Palladium-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Cyclization of Allylic Sulfamides.
McDonald, RI; Stahl, SS*.
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 49 (32): 5529-5532 2010.
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Nematic ordering drives the phase separation of mixed monolayers containing phospholipids modified with poly(ethylene glycol) at aqueous-liquid crystal interfaces.
Kinsinger, MI; Lynn, DM*; Abbott, NL.
SOFT MATTER 6 (17): 4095-4104 2010.
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Stopped-Flow NMR: Determining the Kinetics of [rac-(C2H4(1-indenyl)(2))ZrMe][MeB(C6F5)(3)]-Catalyzed Polymerization of 1-Hexene by Direct Observation.
Christianson, MD; Tan, EHP; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (33): 11461-11463 AUG 25 2010
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Chemistry & Biological Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University are a research intensive university in Singapore. We have been recruiting faculty members from the top rank doctoral research universities globally. We are looking for a few post-doctoral fellows who are seeking tenure track faculty openings in Chemistry, they can apply to us through the following web-page: http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/cbc/FacultyResearch/TenureTrack.html. Candidates should also apply for our National Research Foundation Fellowship: https://rita.nrf.gov.sg/AboutUs/NRFInitiatives/NRFF4/default.aspx and Nanyang Assistant Professorship (http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/NAP/index.html. Both schemes provide large startup grants of up to US$2 million and S$1 million, respectively. Contact: PeiLing LIM (Ms), Assistant Manager, Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University SPMS-04-01, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371, Tel: (65) 6513-8190 GMT+8h, Fax: (65) 6791-1961, Email: LIMPL@ntu.edu.sg, Web: http://www.ntu.edu.sg.
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The Amherst College Department of Chemistry, https://cms.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/chemisty invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professorship in chemistry beginning in July 2011. The department seeks a chemist who will establish a vigorous research program that has connections with environmental issues and in which undergraduates can substantively participate. The position requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and calls for teaching some combination of introductory and/or organic chemistry as well as new or existing upper-level undergraduate chemistry courses. Opportunities for teaching in interdisciplinary courses and programs, and particularly in the Environmental Studies Program at Amherst College, are also available. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed description of their research plans, and should arrange for the forwarding of three letters of reference, all to: Professor Anthony C. Bishop, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000. Review of materials will begin September 24, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronically submitted materials will not be accepted.
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Tenure-Track Position for a Physical Chemist, Valparaiso University, Department of Chemistry. Physical chemists are invited to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2011. Candidate should have or be completing a Ph.D. Dedication to excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning is imperative, including directing vigorous undergraduate research. Send CV, statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Warren M. Kosman, Department of Chemistry, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383 by November 1, 2010. Valparaiso University is a distinguished private university of 3900 students, one hour southeast of Chicago. Candidate must be willing to work in a scholarly community committed to Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php.

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University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Two Faculty Positions: Synthetic Materials Chemistry and Energy-Related Catalysis. As a part of a campus-wide sustainable energy initiative (SEI), the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, http://chemistry.nd.edu invites applications for two open rank positions in energy-related chemical research. Areas of inteest broadly include inorganic and materials synthesis, molecular and heterogeneous catalysis, photochemical energy conversion, and energy storage. Notre Dame's energy initiative encompasses the Colleges of Science and Engineering, builds on existing strengths in materials for sustainable nuclear, fossil, and solar energy, and represents a new phase in the University's research growth with strategic investment in people and infrastructure. For more information on the energy-related activities at Notre Dame see the SEI website: http://energy.nd.edu/. Successful candidates will establish vigorous programs in chemical sciences, will embrace collaborations within and across disciplines, and will incorporate excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education. Senior applicants should have a record of national and international distinction. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Junior candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation, while senior applicants can apply in confidence. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15th, and on a continuing basis until the positions are filled. All materials should be uploaded at the web-link: https://info.chem.nd.edu/apply.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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