UW Madison Chemistry Department Newsletter for 4/30/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 16 April 30th, 2012

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Chemistry's New Financial Specialist Paul Benedict
Please welcome Paul Benedict to the Chemistry Department!  He is our new Financial Specialist, replacing Charlene Entwistle in Accounts Payable.  Paul is a UW Madison graduate and he and his family live in Sun Prairie. Paul is located in 1110 (across the atrium from the business office) at 2-7517 and his email is pbenedict@chem.wisc.edu. Stop by and say hello and Welcome Paul!!
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Award Ceremony Friday, May 4, 3:00 P.M. in 1361
Please join us next Friday at 3 PM to celebrate and honor the undergraduates and graduate students who will receive scholarships, fellowships and awards. The GSFLC will be honoring the recipients of their annual Mentor Awards, and I will be presenting certificates to the winners of the Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards.
We will have a reception in the Shain Atrium starting at 2:30, and the Award Ceremony will be followed by an undergraduate poster session in the Atrium.
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Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards!
It gives us great pleasure to announce the recipients of the Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards. As you know, Chemistry has many fine teachers, and many fine teaching assistants, and these are among the best of a great group. We will present certificates next Friday, May 4, to: Hannah Bowman, Travis Blum, Laura Kopff, Terese Kreifels, Alice Reznickova, Kate Skog, and Kristine Smith. Please join us in congratulating these fine TAs, and all the TAs who help to give Chemistry a reputation for great teaching.
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Jeannine Szczech and Cheri Barta Have Been Selected as Honored Instructors
Jeannine Szczech and Cheri Barta have been selected as Honored Instructors by students in the Chadbourne Residential College. The designation is given to instructors for their excellence in teaching and is certainly a well deserved honor. Please join us in congratulating Jeannine and Cheri for their receipt of this recognition!
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Taylor Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Award to Jeanne Hamers!
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the James Taylor Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Award this year goes to Dr. Jeanne Hamers. Jeanne has taught a number of courses for Chemistry, in both Gen Chem and Analytical; she has also helped to develop lab curriculum.
Emeritus Professor Jim Taylor came in on Monday April, 30th to help Jim Weisshaar present the award to Jeanne in front of her Chem 329 class. Congratulations Jeanne!
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SOME SAD NEWS
From the Wisconsin State Journal, April 17, 2012:
"Doris Young Anderson, age 91, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Meriter Hospital, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012, at FIRST  CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1609 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706. A full obituary will be published at a later date." Doris is the wife of Laurens Anderson, a Visiting Professor with Bassam Shakhashiri, and an Emeritus Professor from Biochemistry.  Phill Bloedow will have a card if you'd like to sign it.
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Graduation Reception May 18, 3:30-5 in the Shain Atrium
Please join us for a celebration of our graduating seniors, MS and PhD graduate students. The Department will sponsor a reception with light refreshments from 3:30-5 PM on Friday, May 18 in the Shain Atrium to honor their achievements.
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

May 8th, 2012

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

May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Valeria Molinero, University of Utah. "Mechanisms of Nucleation and Growth of Clathrate Hydrates"
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs, Caltech. "Discovery and Applications of Selective Homogeneous Catalysts"
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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Giedroc, University of Indiana.. "Structural Mechanisms of Bacterial Transition Metal Homeostasis"
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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Borcarsly, Princeton University. "Designing Interfaces to Achieve the Light Driven Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Alcohols"
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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - Materials Science Program Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Professor Joanna Millunchick, University of Michigan. "Making Compound Semiconductor or Nano-Dots, -Rings, and -Spikes"
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Monday, May 7th, 2012 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Eaves, University of Colorado-Boulder. "Carrier Dynamics in the face of Strong Interactions"
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Monday, May 7th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Reza Ghiladi, North Carolina State University.
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 - Joint Physical/Chem Bio Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jennifer Lee, National Institutes of Health. "Amyloidogenic Proteins in Disease and Biology"
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Wednesday, Amy 9th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Guy Bertrand, University of California Riverside.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 - Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectures, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helma Wennemers, University of Basel Switzerland. "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectures"
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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 - Analytical - Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:10 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles Bamforth, University of California - Davis. "The Marvelous Molecules of Marzen, Maibock and Mild: The Beautiful (Bio)Chemistry of Beer"
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Friday, May 11th, 2012 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Bergman, UC Berkeley.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Detailed example of the identification and crystallographic analysis of a pseudo-merohedrally twinned crystal.
Guzei, I*; Herbst-Irmer, R; Munyaneza, A; Darkwa, J.
ACTA Crystallographica Section B-structural Science, 68 150-157; Part 2 10.1107/S0108768112002728 Apr 2012.
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Poly(glycidyl methacrylate-divinylbenzene) based immobilized pH gradient capillary isoelectric focusing coupling with MALDI mass spectrometry for enhanced neuropeptide analysis.
Zhang, ZC; Wang, JH; Hui, LM; Li, LJ*.
ELECTROPHORESIS, 33 (4):661-665; SI 10.1002/elps.201100447 FEB 2012.
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POLYMER GLASSES From gas to nanoglobular glass.
Ediger, MD*; Yu, L.
NATURE MATERIALS, 11 (4):267-268; 10.1038/nmat3281 APR 2012.
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Endoperoxide Synthesis by Photocatalytic Aerobic [2+2+2] Cycloadditions.
Parrish, JD; Ischay, MA; Lu, Z; Guo, S; Peters, NR; Yoon, TP*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (6):1640-1643; 10.1021/ol300428q MAR 16 2012.
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An Asymmetric Synthesis of L-Pyrrolysine.
Wong, ML; Guzei, IA*; Kiessling, LL*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (6):1378-1381; 10.1021/ol300045c MAR 16 2012.
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Accurate Structure and Dynamics of the Metal-Site of Paramagnetic Metalloproteins from NMR Parameters Using Natural Bond Orbitals.
Hansen, DF; Westler, WM; Kunze, MBA; Markley, JL; Weinhold, F*; Led, JJ.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (10):4670-4682; 10.1021/ja209348p MAR 14 2012.
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A Potent, Versatile Disulfide-Reducing Agent from Aspartic Acid.
Lukesh, JC; Palte, MJ; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134 (9):4057-4059; 10.1021/ja211931f MAR 7 2012.
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Observations and modeling of formaldehyde at the PROPHET mixed hardwood forest site in 2008.
Galloway, MM; DiGangi, JP; Hottle, JR; Huisman, AJ; Mielke, LH; Alaghmand, M; Shepson, PB; Weremijewicz, J; Klavon, H; McNeal, FM; Carroll, MA; Griffith, S; Hansen, RF; Dusanter, S; Stevens, PS; Bertman, SB; Keutsch, FN*.            
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 49 403-410; 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.053 MAR 2012.
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Polydispersity-Driven Block Copolymer Amphiphile Self-Assembly into Prolate-Spheroid Micelles.
Schmitt, AL; Repollet-Pedrosa, MH; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 1 (2):300-304; 10.1021/mz200156s FEB 2012.
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Microstructure of Copolymers Formed by the Reagentless, Mechanochemical Remodeling of Homopolymers via Pulsed Ultrasound.
Ramirez, ALB; Ogle, JW; Schmitt, AL; Lenhardt, JM; Cashion, MP; Mahanthappa, MK*; Craig, SL.
ACS MACRO LETTERS, 1 (1):23-27; 10.1021/mz200005u JAN 2012.
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