UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 10/22/2012

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemistry E-Newsletter
XXXVI - No. 32
Oct. 22, 2012

2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

November 13th, 2012 December 11th, 2012 February 12th, 2012
March 12th, 2012 April 16th, 2012 May 14th, 2012

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

October 23rd, 2012 November 6th, 2012 November 20th, 2012 December 4th, 2012
December 18th, 2012 January 22nd, 2012 February 19th, 2012 March 5th, 2012
March 19th, 2012 April 2nd, 2012 April 23rd, 2012 May 7th, 2012

SEMINARS

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Graeme Henkelman, University of Texas at Austin. "Correlating Structure and Function for Nanoparticle Catalysts"

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Liviu Mirica, Washington University. "Oxidative Reactivity of Pd(III) and Pd(IV) Complexes Supported by Flexible Multidentate Ligands"

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amos B. Smith, University of Pennsylvania. "Unification of Anion Relay Chemistry with the Takeda and Hiyama Cross-Coupling Reactions: Identification of an Effective, Recoverable Silicon-Based Transfer Agent"

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Analytical /Materials Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Pedersen, UW Madison, Department of Environmental Chemistry.

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265, 1509 University Avenue, Materials Science and Engineering Building. Jane P. Chang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. "Synthesis and Integration of Multifunctional and Complex Oxide Materials"

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 5310 Chamberlin. Rudro Rana Biswas, University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Physics. "Majorana Fermions in Vortex Lattices"

Friday, October 26th, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carl Djerassi, Stanford University. "Insufficiency"

Monday, October 29th, 2012 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Beran, University of California-Riverside. "Predicting Molecular Crystal Properties With Quantum Chemistry"

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Katherine Willets, University of Texas at Austin. "Super-Resolution Imaging of Plasmonic Nanoparticle Hot Spots"

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Chuo Chen, UT Southwestern. "Synthesis of Marine Natural Products: The Challenges and Inspirations"

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 - Inorganic/Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Weix, University of Rochester.

Monday, November 5th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Ivan Rayment lab - Presenter and title TBA.

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Katrina Forest lab - Presenter and title TBA.

Monday, February 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Yongna Xing lab - Presenter and title TBA.

Monday, March 4th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Jim Keck lab - Presenter and title TBA.

Monday, April 1st, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Sam Butcher lab - Presenter and title TBA.

Monday, May 6th, 2012 - 2012-2013 X-Ray Superuser Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1220 in the new Biochemical Sciences Building on Henry Mall. Presenter and title TBA.

Manage Your Research Data - Workshop
Tursday, October 25th, 2012 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Steenbock Library, Room 105
Learn practical solutions for managing your research data that can be implemented today. Never again worry about losing data, meeting funder and university requirements, or perturbing your PI. UW-Madison Chemistry alumna Kristin Briney will lead the session and present different data standards, access models, and preservation possibilities that can be implemented in any lab.
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The 43rd Annual Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
December 1 & 2, 2012
Shows on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Room 1351 Chemistry
Tickets are free, but must be reserved visit: http://www.scifun.org for details.

2012 Xmas show

NRC Fellowships
We are asking your assistance in forwarding this message to inform students and faculty in your department of these outstanding fellowship opportunities.  More detailed information and an online application can be found at: http://www.nationalacademies.org/rap.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.   These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.   Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above). Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.
There are four annual review cycles:
Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1.
Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1.
Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1.
Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1.
Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. H. Ray Gamble, Director of the Fellowship Programs, National Research Council, The National Academies, 500 5th Street NW, Keck 568, Washington, DC 20001.

Please Join Us at the PULSe Fall Open House to Learn About Graduate Study in the Life Sciences at Purdue
At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program. Http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/pulse.
Event: Fall Open House for undergraduate students to learn more about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program.
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012.
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time).
Location: Room 202, Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Activities: Meet the faculty session, lunch with students, and tour of lab facilities.
Some of the highlights of PULSe:

  • All students admitted to PULSe receive paid tuition and an assistantship for the entire first year of study to allow them to complete core requirements and participate in laboratory rotations. The level of support in subsequent years will meet or exceed the level of support provided in the student's first year.
  • PULSe students carry out research rotations in FOUR labs for periods of SEVEN weeks each in Year 1, two rotations in Fall semester and two in Spring.
  • While in PULSe, students participate in a curriculum designed to provide them with the professional skills necessary for research in the life sciences. These include: scientific communication, proposal writing, and ethics.

Contact and RSVP: Dr. Colleen Gabauer at cgabauer@purdue.edu or 765-494-9256. Upon receipt of your RSVP, directions and event details will be sent directly to you. If you need special accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible.
NOTE: lunch and refreshments will be served.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Identification of the Ah-Receptor Structural Determinants for Ligand Preferences.
Xing, YN; Nukaya, M; Satyshur, KA; Jiang, L; Stanevich, V; Korkmaz, EN; Burdette, L; Kennedy, GD; Cui, Q*; Bradfield, CA.
TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 129 (1):86-97; 10.1093/toxsci/kfs194 SEP 2012.

Perspective: Supercooled liquids and glasses.
Ediger, MD*; Harrowell, P.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 137 (8):10.1063/1.4747326 AUG 28 2012.

AGORA: Assembly Guided by Optical Restriction Alignment.
Lin, HC; Goldstein, S; Mendelowitz, L; Zhou, SG; Wetzel, J; Schwartz, DC*; Pop, M.
BMC BIOINFORMATICS, 13 10.1186/1471-2105-13-189 AUG 2 2012.

Solvent-free synthesis of 3,5-di-tert-butylpyrazole and 3,5-di-substituted-butylpyrazol-1-ylethanol.
van Wyk, JL; Omondi, B; Appavoo, D; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, (8):474-477; 10.3184/174751912X13397801313284 AUG 2012.

Self-Diffusion and Viscosity in Electrolyte Solutions.
Kim, JS; Wu, Z; Morrow, AR; Yethiraj, A; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 116 (39):12007-12013; 10.1021/jp306847t OCT 4 2012.

Copper-Catalyzed Recycling of Halogen Activating Groups via 1,3-Halogen Migration.
Grigg, RD; van Hoveln, R; Schomaker, JM*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (39):16131-16134; 10.1021/ja306446m OCT 3 2012.

Trace Flue Gas Contaminants Poison Coordinatively Unsaturated Metal-Organic Frameworks: Implications for CO2 Adsorption and Separation.
Yu, K; Kiesling, K; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 116 (38):20480-20488; 10.1021/jp307894e SEP 27 2012.

Formation Enthalpies and Polymorphs of Nicotinamide-R-Mandelic Acid Co-Crystals.
Zhang, SW; Guzei, IA*; de Villiers, MM; Yu, L; Krzyzaniak, JF.
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, 12 (8):4090-4097; 10.1021/cg3005757 AUG 2012.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establishing an active and innovative experimental research program in any area of organic chemistry. Preferred research programs would complement and extend current departmental research areas and may include (but are not limited to) such areas as organic synthesis, synthetic methodology, bio-organic chemistry, organic materials, medicinal organic chemistry, organic applications to renewable energy, and molecular sensors and devices. For the complete position description, required and preferred qualifications, and online application instructions, please view http://www.chem.unr.edu and associated links. Applications must be submitted online and should be received by November 26, 2012 to ensure full consideration. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. For further information about the position or search, contact: the Search Chair, Professor Robert S. Sheridan, rss@unr.edu, 775-784- 6730, or the Search Coordinator, Ms. Brady Janes, bradyj@unr.edu, 775-682-8304.

Chemical Biology: The Weill Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Cornell University http://www.icmb.cornell.edu and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB), http://www.chem.comell.edu are searching for a joint tenure track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The academic appointment will be in CCB. Applicants for this position should have a strong background in chemistry and chemical biology with research that addresses fundamental questions in molecular cell biology (e.g. cell cycle, cell signaling, cytoskeleton, organelle biogenesis and function, etc.). Candidates exploiting specialized approaches, for example chemical synthesis, structural biology, novel cellular probes, or high-resolution microscopy, will also be considered. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2038. The committee will evaluate completed applications received by November 30, 2012, with later applications possibly being considered until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be addressed to Bill Loftus, Weill Institute Director of Administration, at: icmb_recruiting@comell.edu.

The Department of Chemistry at New York University NYU, located in Greenwich Village in the heart of Manhattan, invites applications for a faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in physical chemistry, or in supramolecular materials chemistry as part of its Molecular Design Institute (MDI). The anticipated start date is September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The Department of Chemistry at NYU is implementing a significant growth plan, including creation of the Molecular Design Institute and the Biomedical Chemistry Institute, and the recent hire of five senior and three junior faculty members.
Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and a commitment to teaching. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and statements of future research and teaching plans. These materials, as well as three reference letters, must be submitted to our web-based application system using the following link:
http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51321.
Application review will begin October 15, 2012. Any questions about this position can be directed to: chemistry.search@nyu.edu.

Organic Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University http://www.chem.comell.edu/ is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in organic chemistry (including synthetic methodology, target-oriented synthesis, physical/computational organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, polymer/materials chemistry, and chemical biology) are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1723. The cover letter should clearly specify which one of the six sub-disciplines listed above best describes the applicant's proposed research program. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. Please direct questions to: chemfacsearch@cornell.edu.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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