University of Wisconsin-Madison Newsletter for 9/20/2010

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XXXIV - No. 32 September 20th, 2010

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Professor Thomas Brunold Finishes 12th In Ironman

Professor Thomas Brunold finished 12th overall in Sunday's, 9/12/2010 IronMan Wisconsin competition. Not only that, he was the top finisher among the non-Professional entrants.  Preliminary results are at http://www.ironmanusa.com/results/wis2010res.html. Congratulations Thomas!!!

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An Exhibit Entitled: "The Same and Not The Same" In Shain Tower Showcase

An exhibit entitled The Same and Not The Same, dealing with chirality and mirror images, is on display in the case across the hall from the mailboxes on the first floor of the Shain Research Tower. The display contains molecular models and mirrors in which their images can be seen. Observers are invited to examine the models, the mirrors, and the mirror images (including the observer's own images!) Also on display are several books related to mirrors and chirality, including Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann's book of the same title as this exhibit. The exhibit features a contest involving identification of the models. The winner of the contest will receive a personally autographed copy of Professor Hoffmann's book.

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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 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

2010 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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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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. "Protein Yoga: Stretching and Relaxing Proteins One Molecule at a Time"

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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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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Eray S. Aydil, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota. "Quantum-Dot Solar Cells"

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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, University of Rochester.

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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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Madison Initiative for Undergraduates Documents

The Madison Initiative for Undergraduates is providing critical support for our efforts to enhance undergraduate education within the department. MIU Round 2 is funding five faculty FTEs, five additional "Super TAs", one academic staff position (Cheri Barta, our new Undergrad Research Coordinator), and also providing a substantial amount of operating money. These are continuing streams of money, but they come with serious requirements for documentation of progress over time.  Progress means better access to large classes, more faculty teaching large classes, interdisciplinary capstone courses for undergrads, enhanced labs, more and better research opportunities for undergrads, and improved success for disadvantaged students, among other goals. A new MIU Implementation Committee, chaired by Professor Jim Weisshaar will help ensure our success, but this will require real effort from all of us. Our two proposal documents are available for viewing in Room 1146 - Copy Center, these documents led to the new funding. It would be good for all of us to become familiar with our goals and promises. This year in round 3 of the MIU, we will be requesting enhanced TA support for the large organic lectures, really the only aspect of last year's proposal that was not funded.

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Gilson Global Impact Series

Catalyzing global health with innovations fueled by passion and public-private collaborations, Matt Steele, M.P.H., Ph.D., Clinical and Field Research Coordinator. Register Online: http://www.warf.org/news/index.jsp?cid=19&scid=46#Register. Lab results on the spot in the bush, diagnostic tools delivered by backpack or a village clinic equipped with instrumentation that runs without power . . . these point-of-care diagnostics are economical, practical and realistic solutions for alleviating poor health around the world. All are innovations made possible by PATH, the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. Founded 33 years ago, PATH is a nonprofit whose 900 staff members work in 70 underdeveloped countries to improve lives where the needs are the greatest. Meet Matthew Steele, who leads technology development teams in conducting clinical and field research in developing countries. He will share the role of product development partners in developing innovative solutions to global health problems. Hear about how PATH is bringing appropriate and sustainable technology to impoverished communities throughout the world. Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 5 p.m. Presentation and discussion, 6 p.m. Networking reception, Fluno Center for Executive Education, 601 University Ave. Madison, WI.

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Younger Chemists Committee Career Symposium Additional Information

Thank you to everyone for such a great response to the Younger Chemists Committee Career Symposium! We know that some people have not had the opportunity to sign up yet due to the early deadline. Since we do have a few more spaces, we are extending the deadline to Oct 1 for people who don't require housing. In addition, thanks to the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy (WISL), we are able to offer 20 undergraduate students half scholarships, so their cost will be $15 instead of $30. These will be given out on a first come-first served basis. Interested undergraduate students should email ycc@chem.wisc.edu after registering online for the symposium to confirm their half scholarship. It would be very much appreciated if professors of undergraduate students could share that information with them. Please register online at http://ycc.chem.wisc.edu. Checks can be placed in my mailbox or delivered to 5225. Cash is also accepted, but please hand it to me personally. You can also mail checks to: Christine McInnis, Department of Chemistry, 1101 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706.

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MACTLAC (Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges)

We have received information about the Fall 2010 MACTLAC meeting, to be held at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, October 15-16.  Registration information and program materials may be found at the conference website, http://www.luther.edu/chemistry/MACTLAC. Bruce Goldade has a paper copy of the material, including a schedule of sessions and events, in the Copy Center, Room 1146.

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Rowland Junior Fellowship Program

We are pleased to let you know that we are now accepting applications for the Rowland Junior Fellowship Program. A look at our website will show that they are a scientifically diverse group. Applications for this eighth annual round will be accepted through November 30, 2010. The Rowland Junior Fellows are young experimentalists who have the opportunity to perform independent research under ideal conditions: a five year term, full salary, funding for start-up, operation, and a postdoc, help from technicians, and, best of all, full access to the Institute's shops and services. These Fellows are unusual people, with both good ideas and good hands. They are selected for their scientific achievement, their creativity, their resourcefulness as experimentalists and their ability to work independently. We have been very pleased with the quality of the candidates over the years. Our Junior Fellows have proven to be a very mature and interactive group, and we look forward to continuing that tradition. We are again soliciting applications in all the natural sciences and engineering, with special attention to interdisciplinary research and the development of new instrumental methods. We expect to take two more Fellows next year. Although we put no hard restriction on prior experience or career path, the program is aimed at fresh Ph.D.s or postdocs with up to two years experience. Contact: Professor Frans Spaepen, Director, The Rowland Institute at Harvard, 100 Edwin H. Land Boulevard Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142, TEL: (617) 497-4600, FAX: (617) 497-4627, web: http://www.rowland.harvard.edu.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Versatile Chemistry of Butadienesulfinate Salts with (Cp*RuCl)(4): Tetrameric, Allylsulfene, and Ion-Pair Ruthenium Compounds.

Paz-Michel, BA; Gonzalez-Bravo, FJ; Hernandez-Munoz, LS; Guzei, IA;* Paz-Sandoval, MA.

ORGANOMETALLICS 29 (17): 3694-3708 SP 13 2010.

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Synthesis of Ruthenium Boryl Analogues of the Shvo Metal-Ligand Bifunctional Catalyst.

Koren-Selfridge, L; Query, IP; Hanson, JA; Isley, NA; Guzei, IA*; Clark, TB.

ORGANOMETALLICS 29 (17): 3896-3900 SEP 13 2010.

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A large and complex structural polymorphism at 16p12.1 underlies microdeletion disease risk.

Antonacci, F; Kidd, JM; Marques-Bonet, T; Teague, B; Ventura, M; Girirajan, S; Alkan, C; Campbell, CD; Vives, L; Malig, M; Rosenfeld, JA; Ballif, BC; Shaffer, LG; Graves, TA; Wilson, RK; Schwartz, DC*; Eichler, EE.

NATURE GENETICS 42 (9): 745-U29 SEP 2010.

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Screw Dislocation-Driven Epitaxial Solution Growth of ZnO Nanowires Seeded by Dislocations in GaN Substrates.

Morin, SA; Jin, S*.

NANO LETTERS 10 (9): 3459-3463 SEP 2010.

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Aryl C-H Bond Amination by an Electrophilic Diruthenium Nitride.

Long, AKM; Yu, RP; Timmer, GH; Berry, JF*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (35): 12228-12230 SEP 8 2010.

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Structural Consequences of beta-Amino Acid Preorganization in a Self-Assembling alpha/beta-Peptide: Fundamental Studies of Foldameric Helix Bundles.

Price, JL; Horne, WS; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (35): 12378-12387 SEP 8 2010.

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Manipulation of pathway regulation in Streptomyces globisporus for overproduction of the enediyne antitumor antibiotic C-1027.

Chen, YH; Yin, M; Horsman, GP; Huang, SX; Shen, B*.

JOURNAL OF ANTIBIOTICS 63 (8): 482-485 AUG 2010.

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Different electronic structure of phosphonyl radical adducts of N-heterocyclic carbenes, silylenes and germylenes: EPR spectroscopic study and DFT calculations.

Sheberla, D; Tumanskii, B; Tomasik, AC; Mitra, A; Hill, NJ*; West, R*; Apeloig, Y.

CHEMICAL SCIENCE 1 (2): 234-241 2010.

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Direct observation of Cu-I/Cu-III redox steps relevant to Ullmann-type coupling reactions.

Casitas, A; King, AE; Parella, T; Costas, M; Stahl, SS*; Ribas, X.

CHEMICAL SCIENCE 1 (3): 326-330 SEP 1 2010.

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Iso-migrastatin Titer Improvement in the Engineered Streptomyces lividans SB11002 Strain by Optimization of Fermentation Conditions.

Wu, XY; Yang, D; Zhu, XC; Feng, ZY; Lv, ZB; Zhang, YZ; Shen, B*; Xu, ZN.

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING 15 (4): 664-669 JUL-AUG 2010.

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Characterization of the Epoxide Hydrolase NcsF2 from the Neocarzinostatin Biosynthetic Gene Cluster.

Lin, SJ; Horsman, GP; Shen, B*.

ORGANIC LETTERS 12 (17): 3816-3819 SEP 3 2010.

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Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Functionalization of an Arene C-H Bond: Evidence for an Aryl-Copper(III) Intermediate.

King, AE; Huffman, LM; Casitas, A; Costas, M; Ribas, X; Stahl, SS*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 132 (34): 12068-12073 SEP 1 2010.

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Effective Enrichment and Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Phosphopeptides Using Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials.

Nelson, CA; Szczech, JR; Dooley, CJ; Xu, QG; Lawrence, MJ; Zhu, HY; Jin, S*; Ge, Y.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 82 (17): 7193-7201 SEP 1 2010.

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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 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Special attention will be given to applicants whose research interests target major interdisciplinary efforts in chemical biology, synthesis, and energy. Those with interests in other areas and senior academic ranks will also be considered. Candidates should forward a cover letter indicating area of expertise, a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and three letters of reference to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165. For additional information and applicant instructions visit www.cm.utexas.edu. Applications received after October 15, 2010 may not receive full consideration.

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Chemistry Faculty Position. Arkansas Tech University, an undergraduate, state-supported institution of 8,800 students, seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry to join an A.C.S.certified program and begin August 2011. Candidates must hold a PhD in chemistry. Teaching duties include 12 credit hours/semester including undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories in addition to other assigned duties as directed. Send letter of application including curriculum vita, official transcripts, teaching philosophy, and  description of research plans that involve undergraduates along with three letters of reference to: Dr. Richard Cohoon, Dean, College of Natural and Health Sciences, Arkansas Tech University, 1701 N. Boulder Ave.,  Russellville, AR 72801-2222. Closing date October 29, 2010. Details at http://www.atu.edu/physci/.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoc opening at Pacific Northwest National Lab. We are looking for a postdoc to join our group. The research will involve synthetic and mechanistic organometallic/inorganic chemistry, and the development of new electrocatalysts for oxidation of hydrogen or production of hydrogen. Expertise in the synthesis and handling of air-sensitive compounds is needed, and experience in electrochemistry would be helpful but is not required. To post a curriculum vitae for consideration, please go to: http://www.jobs.pnl.gov/ and locate Job ID 300122. Contact: Morris Bullock and Dan DuBois, Phone (509) 372-6589 (Morris) or (509) 375-2331 (Dan), e-mail: morris.bullock@pnl.gov, daniel.dubois@pnl.go, Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis: http: // efrc.pnl.gov/ , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999; K2-57, Richland, WA 99352, www.pnl.gov, http://www.pnl.gov.

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Postdoctoral Position, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, Geiger and Waterman Research Groups. Inorganic Catalysis for CO2 Functionalization. An opening for a postdoctoral research associate is available for a collaborative project between the Geiger and Waterman Research Groups at the University of Vermont. The work is funded by the Department of Energy through a contract with Sandia National Laboratory. The researcher will prepare main-group reagents as potential catalysts for the reduction of carbon dioxide. The  project will involve air-sensitive synthesis and characterization, including electrochemistry. Successful model systems will be used in electrocatalytic functionalization reactions. There will also be significant interaction with the partnering group of Dr. Richard Kemp at Sandia National Laboratory. 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 electrochemical catalysis. The preferred start date is November 1, 2010, and the appointment is for one year with extension upon mutual agreement. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and curriculum vita and be prepared to have 2 3 letters of recommendation submitted upon request to: Prof. William Geiger or Prof. Rory Waterman, Department of Chemistry, Cook Physical Science Building, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, william.geiger@uvm.edu  or rory.waterman@uvm.edu.

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.e du or 262-0293. Thanks.

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