UW Madison Chemistry Depertment Newsletter for 4/4/2011

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 12 April 4th, 2011

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2011 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Symposium
Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 8, for the Spring 2011 Taylor Excellence in Teaching Symposium. Matt Sanders will present certificates to the winners of the 2009-10 Outstanding Chemistry TA Awards, and Allen Clauss will speak about his philosophy of teaching. Stop down to the Atrium (by the main office) about 3:30 for drinks and a piece of cake. The awards will be presented starting at 4 PM, and Allen Clauss will talk about 4:15 or so.
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Mentor Award Nomination
Don't forget to nominate that one person you know that spends way too much time helping and teaching you and/or others!  Mentor award nomination goes until April 20, so submit your letter and one or more supporting letters to the GSFLC mailbox now.
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2011 Undergraduate Symposium - Tuesday, April 12th
Thank you again for your support of the 2011 Undergraduate Symposium, highlighting undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all areas of study. Students will benefit from an engaged audience asking intelligent questions. The symposium is shaping up to be the biggest yet. It should be exciting. Learn more at: http://www.learning.wisc.edu/ugsymposium.
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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

April 5th, 2011 April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011

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SEMINARS
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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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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - ETC Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Dr. Ginder-Vogel, Manager of Process and Analytical Chemistry at Calera Corporation. "Redox Chemistry at Mineral Surfaces"
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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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Monday, April 11th, 2011 - Ferry Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.
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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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Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Thursday, 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, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute. "Artificial Antibodies Made by Iterative in situ Click Chemistry"
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute. "Click Chemistry Evolving - Destinations Unknown"
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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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, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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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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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.
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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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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Enhancement of the thermoelectric properties in nanoscale and nanostructured materials.
Szczech, JR; Higgins, JM; Jin, S*.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 21 (12): 4037-4055 2011.
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Infrared and Raman line shapes for ice Ih. II. H2O and D2O (vol 133, 244504, 2010).
Li, F; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 134 (9): Art. No. 099901 MAR 7 2011.
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From pixel to voxel: a deeper view of biological tissue by 3D mass spectral imaging.
Ye, H; Greer, T; Li, LJ*.
BIOANALYSIS 3 (3): 313-332 FEB 2011.
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Parallel Detection of Intrinsic Fluorescence from Peptides and Proteins for Quantification during Mass Spectrometric Analysis.
Russell, JD; Hilger, RT; Ladror, DT; Tervo, MA; Scalf, M; Shortreed, MR; Coon, JJ*; Smith, LM*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 83 (6): 2187-2193 MAR 15 2011.
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Time-Domain SFG Spectroscopy Using Mid-IR Pulse Shaping: Practical and Intrinsic Advantages.
Laaser, JE; Xiong, W; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 115 (11): 2536-2546 MAR 24 2011.
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Structural Variations of an Organic Glassformer Vapor-Deposited onto a Temperature Gradient Stage.
Fakhraai, Z; Still, T; Fytas, G; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2 (5): 423-427 MAR 3 2011.
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Purification and characterization of cystathionine beta-synthase bearing a cobalt protoporphyrin.
Majtan, T; Freeman, KM; Smith, AT; Burstyn, JN*; Kraus, JP.
ARCHIVES OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS 508 (1): 25-30 APR 1 2011.
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Molecular control of pentacene/ZnO photoinduced charge transfer.
Spalenka, JW; Paoprasert, P; Franking, R; Hamers, RJ*; Gopalan, P*; Evans, PG.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 98 (10): Art. No. 103303 MAR 7 2011.
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Titer improvement of iso-migrastatin in selected heterologous Streptomyces hosts and related analysis of mRNA expression by quantitative RT-PCR.
Yang, D; Zhu, XC; Wu, XY; Feng, ZY; Huang, L; Shen, B*; Xu, ZN.
APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 89 (6): 1709-1719 MAR 2011.
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Control of Nanoscale Environment to Improve Stability of Immobilized Proteins on Diamond Surfaces.
Radadia, AD; Stavis, CJ; Carr, R; Zeng, HJ; King, WP; Carlisle, JA; Aksimentiev, A; Hamers, RJ*; Bashir, R.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 21 (6): 1040-1050 MAR 22 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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University of Botswana. NMR Scientist/Senior NMR Scientist. Vacancy No: FSS/FO 1/2011. Closing Date: 15/04/2011. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) supervise and maintain on a daily basis general operations of the NMR facilities which presently consist of two Bruker instruments   one of 300 MHz DPX and the other of 600 MHz DRX AVANCE Spectrometers and connected to a range of workstations fitted with TOPSPIN software; (ii) train and supervise the NMR technicians and other operators who will be making routine measurements on the instruments; (iii) develop new experimental protocols and provide technical assistance of high field NMR instruments; (iv) undertake research and interact collaboratively with the research activities of faculty members and postgraduate students of the Chemistry Department and other unit of the University of Botswana; (v) set up academic as well as commercial NMR services to educational and commercial establishments in Botswana, African countries and beyond; (vi) provide a limited amount of teaching of NMR courses within the Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science. All candidates should have: (i) a PhD in Chemistry in an area with extensive applications of advanced NMR techniques; (ii) experience in routine service and maintenance procedures of super-conducting magnets. For Senior NMR Scientist, candidates should have a minimum of five years relevant experience. Applicants with MSc in Chemistry and extensive relevant practical experience may also be considered. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Letters of applications are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. You should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telex and telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees. Send your application to: The Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Science, Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone-Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2969; Fax (267) 318 5097; E-mail: morapedip@mopipi.ub.bw. Applicants should inform their referees to (i) Quote the Vacancy Number(s) and Position(s) applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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