UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/17/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 31
October 17th, 2011

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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 8th, 2011 December 13th, 2011 February 14th, 2012
March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

October 18th, 2011 November 1st, 2011 November 15th, 2011 December 6th, 2011 December 20th, 2011
January 17th, 2012 February 7th, 2012 February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012
April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David McCamant, University of Rochester. "Femtosecond Raman Spectroscopy as a Probe of Both Ultrafast Photochemical Reaction Dynamics and Vibrational Coupling"
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - Theoretical Seminar,- 2:00 p.m., Room 1381 Chemistry Building. Dr. Desiree Bates, UW Madison. "Computational Chemistry Workshop"
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Savage, Brigham Young University. "Glycolipids for Natural Killer T Cells"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil Garg, University of California.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Harald Morgner, University Leipzig. "A new Theory for Fluids in Mesopores: Motivation and Some Applications"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building. Professor Michael S. Strano, MIT. "New Concepts in Molecular and Energy Transport Within Carbon Nanotubes: Thermopower Waves and Stochastically Resonant Ion Channels"
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Darrin Pochan, University of Delaware. "Multi-Compartment/Multi-Component Micelles With Block Copolymer Bending Through Kinetic Control of Solution Assembly"
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research. "Chemistry and Composition of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles"
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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Tucker, UW-Madison - Mecozzi Group.
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Thursday, October 27th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard L. Brutchey, University of Southern California.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Cremer, Texas A&M University.
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Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Motomu Kanai, University of Tokyo.
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, - 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Deborah Wuttke, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Tying Up the Ends: Recognition and Regulation of Telomeres"
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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donna Blackmond, Scripps Research Institute.
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Thursday, November 10th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Meijler, Ben Gurion University.
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University of Iowa Chemistry Career Day
We're pleased to announce the first ever Chemistry Careers Day sponsored by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa. You, interested faculty colleagues, and all undergraduate chemistry majors in your program are cordially invited to participate in this one day event on December 3, 2011. The program will open with a panel discussion in the morning, followed by a luncheon, networking with representatives from industry and selected graduate schools, and ending with workshops on resume building and sharpening your interviewing skills. The panel discussion will consist of a presentation of career histories from a diverse group of people with degrees in chemistry as well as an open discussion about possible career paths for students majoring in chemistry.
We hope this event will be an attractive function for your chemistry club or analogous student group within your department. Our intention is to address questions common to many undergraduate chemistry majors and to improve their job searching skills. The program is designed for junior and senior chemistry majors interested in pursuing a job immediately following graduation or those interested in attending graduate school or joining an allied health program.
There will be no charge for the program and lunch will be provided by the department. We are asking everyone planning to attend to register, however, in order to give us an accurate count for the purpose of assuring sufficient facilities and food. Registration details will be forthcoming.
As details become available, we will update our Facebook page, which you can find by searching "The University of Iowa Chemistry Department" or linking to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-University-of-Iowa-Chemistry-Dept/1328.... Please provide this Facebook link to all of your chemistry colleagues and majors. Finally, don't hesitate to contact me directly via email at: mark-arnold@uiowa.edu or phone (319-335-3124) if you have questions or concerns.
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Rowland Junior Fellowship Program
We're pleased to let you know that we are now accepting applications for the Rowland Junior Fellowship Program, which currently has seven Fellows. A look at our website will show that they are a scientifically diverse group. Applications for this ninth annual round will be accepted through November 30, 2011. We expect to take two new Junior Fellows next year.
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. 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.
I hope that you will bring this exciting opportunity to the attention of promising candidates and encourage them to apply. Application deadline is November 30, 2011. Questions on the program should be directed to: rjf@rowland.harvard.edu. Further information about the Rowland Institute can be found at: http://www.rowland.harvard.edu.
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University of California-Hastings
Interested in Law & Science?
With great scientific advancements come fascinating legal questions. This is why areas of law pertaining to the sciences are extraordinarily vibrant today. They are fast-paced, captivating, and ever evolving. Working closely with undergraduate life science majors or with budding researchers in graduate programs, I suspect you have seen many students take a traditional career path: scientist, teacher, or doctor. However, some of your students may want to consider a career as an attorney, formulating health and science policy or providing legal advice to biotech, pharmaceutical, or start-up companies that are developing the most advanced technologies. During the past five years, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law has established itself as a national leader in training law students with a background in the sciences.
UC Hastings' extensive contacts in the biotech world and depth of faculty in this area give students many opportunities to immerse themselves in the constantly expanding horizon of law and science. Located in San Francisco and having strong ties in Silicon Valley, UC Hastings recognizes law and science are inexorably intertwined. This is why UC Hastings provides an unprecedented array of programs in law and science, including academic study in the areas of intellectual property, bioethics, genetics, food and drug law, forensic evidence law, psychiatry, and health care. For example, we offer a path-breaking consortium with UCSF Medical Center. The UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy enables UC Hastings students to learn alongside medical students at UCSF and attend panels and symposia on topics of pressing importance.
In addition, UC Hastings students may participate in the cutting-edge Law and Bioscience (LAB) Project, which connects students with biotech companies and law firms to work on research in law and life science. We are also piloting a BioEntrepreneurship program in which our LAB Project students can do supervised legal work for startup life science companies, and a BioExternship program, in which LAB Projects students can get practical experience externing in places like university tech transfer offices. UC Hastings students may also join LAB Project's publication, the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal, which is one of the only fully peer-reviewed law journals in the nation. Finally, UC Hastings students may pursue an Intellectual Property Concentration or a Law & Health Sciences Concentration or get involved with organizations such as the Hastings Intellectual Property Association and the Environmental Law Society.
We invite you and your students to learn more about what UC Hastings has to offer. We'd also be delighted to host your students on campus for a student-led tour or a class visit. Information on campus visits can be found in the Prospective Students section of our website at www.uchastings.edu. UC Hastings will be accepting applications for fall 2012 enrollment until March 1, 2012. Explore the LAB Project - Law and Bioscience in action at: http://www.LABProject.org. For additional information please contact the college at: UC Hasting Law, 200 McAlister St., San Francisci, CA 94012, General Information 415-565-4600, Admissions 415-565-4623, web: http://www.uchastings.edu.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Spatial Distribution and Diffusive Motion of RNA Polymerase in Live Escherichia coli.
Bratton, BP; Mooney, RA; Weisshaar, JC*.
JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 193 (19): 5138-5146 10.1128/JB.00198-11 OCT 2011.
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Attachment of Protoporphyrin Dyes to Nanostructured ZnO Surfaces: Characterization by Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy.
Gonzalez-Moreno, R; Cook, PL; Zegkinoglou, I; Liu, XS; Johnson, PS; Yang, WL; Ruther, RE; Hamers, RJ*; Tena-Zaera, R; Himpsel, FJ; Ortega, JE; Rogero, C.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 115 (37): 18195-18201 10.1021/jp203590p SEP 22 2011.
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Haptotropic rearrangement in tricarbonylchromium complexes of 2-aminobiphenyl and 4-aminobiphenyl.
Czerwinski, CJ; Guzei, IA*; Riggle, KM; Schroeder, JR; Spencer, LC.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS 40 (37): 9439-9446 10.1039/c1dt10994d 2011.
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Photochemical modeling of glyoxal at a rural site: observations and analysis from BEARPEX 2007.
Huisman, AJ; Hottle, JR; Galloway, MM; DiGangi, JP; Coens, KL; Choi, W; Faloona, IC; Gilman, JB; Kuster, WC; de Gouw, J; Bouvier-Brown, NC; Goldstein, AH; LaFranchi, BW; Cohen, RC; Wolfe, GM; Thornton, JA; Docherty, KS; Farmer, DK; Cubison, MJ; Jimenez, JL; Mao, J; Brune, WH; Keutsch, FN*.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS 11 (17): 8883-8897 10.5194/acp-11-8883-2011 2011.
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Sensitive fluorogenic substrate for alkaline phosphatase.
Levine, MN; Raines, RT*.
ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 418 (2): 247-252 10.1016/j.ab.2011.07.021 NOV 15 2011.
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Mechanism of Ribonuclease A Endocytosis: Analogies to Cell-Penetrating Peptides.
Chao, TY; Raines, RT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY 50 (39): 8374-8382 10.1021/bi2009079 OCT 4 2011.
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Analysis of photochemical and dark glyoxal uptake: Implications for SOA formation.
Galloway, MM; Loza, CL; Chhabra, PS; Chan, AWH; Yee, LD; Seinfeld, JH; Keutsch, FN*.
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 38  10.1029/2011GL048514 SEP 15 2011.
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Electrochemical Water Oxidation with Cobalt-Based Electrocatalysts from pH 0-14: The Thermodynamic Basis for Catalyst Structure, Stability, and Activity.
Gerken, JB; McAlpin, JG; Chen, JYC; Rigsby, ML; Casey, WH; Britt, RD; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (36): 14431-14442 10.1021/ja205647m SEP 14 2011.
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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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Faculty Positions in Theoretical Particle Physics and Experimental Biophysics, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University. The Department of Physics in the College of Arts & Sciences at The Ohio State University is seeking candidates for two tenure track faculty appointments effective Fall Semester 2012. Highly qualified candidates in all areas of theoretical particle physics and experimental biophysics are invited to apply. In theoretical particle physics, we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in physics beyond the standard model, and with a strong interest in interacting with experimentalists working at the Large Hadron Collider and in astrophysical contexts. In experimental biophysics, we are most interested in candidates skilled at using in vivo techniques to complement our existing in vitro and in silico efforts. While we are primarily searching for tenure track Assistant Professor candidates, we may consider exceptionally well-qualified applicants for tenured appointments. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record. A commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The Department currently has 54 faculty and approximately 60 postdoctoral researchers and research scientists, 190 graduate students, and 320 undergraduate majors. Our research operation is located in the new Physics Research Building, which contains state-of-the-art office, meeting, and laboratory space. Additional information about the department may be found at: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu. All applications should be submitted electronically at: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/jobs/facultyapp/. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a brief description of research plans, and a teaching statement. Applicants should arrange for at least four letters of reference to be sent to: faculty_searches@physics.osu.edu or to: Faculty Searches, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, 191 West Woodruff Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Applications received by 15 October 2011 are assured of full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. These positions require successful completion of a background check. Job application assistance is available for dual career situations.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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