UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 02/23/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 7 February 23rd, 2015

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EMILY CARTER WINS 2015 HIRSCHFELDER PRIZE!
We're delighted to announce that Emily Carter of Princeton University has won the 2015-16 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, sponsored by the Theoretical Chemistry Institute. She is an expert in ab initio electronic structure theory, and will visit the department during Oct. 19-21, 2015, and will deliver a scientific lecture on each of those days. Carter is the Founding Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton, and is also the Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering & Applied and Computational Mathematics.
Please save the dates in your calendars.  We are very much looking forward to her visit! Congratulations Emily!!
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GSFLC CHEMIST COOKIE BATTLE WINNER
Yum, yum, yum. Thank you for all the delicious entries! And for helping us devour the treats! The 2015 winner is Maddy Beasley and her Raspberry Coconut Macaroons with Dark Chocolate Drizzle. Congrats, Maddy. Enjoy your prize!
Contestants can pick up their tupperware in 9341 until the end of the day. If not picked up by today's end, we will store them over the weekend and contact you directly. But please take a moment to collect your things! It'll really help us out.
Be on watch for more GSFLC events this semester!!
The GSFLC and the Cookie Contest Planning Team (Ariel, Britta & Kelly)
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Mar 10, 2015 Apr 21, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015
Apr 28, 2015 May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015

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SEMINARS
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Monday, February 23rd, 2015 - General Seminar, 12:00 pm, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg. Alison Narayan, University of Michigan "Chemical and Enzymatic Methods for the Synthesis of Complex Molecules"
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Anastassia Alexandrova, University of California-Los Angeles "Sub-nano clusters: motors, catalysts, and simply curious entities"
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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Erin Duffy, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - General Seminar, 11:00 am, Ebling Auditorium of Microbial Sciences Bldg. Russell Monds, Synthetic Genomics "Evolution of the Bacterial Cytoskeleton and Principles of Cellular Design"
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. David Anderson, BASF "Career Perspectives from a Recent Graduate - Experiences within the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries"
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Ming Hammond, UC-Berkeley "Exploiting Riboswitches to Study and Manipulate Bacterial Signalling"
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1100 Grainger Hall (Morgridge Auditorium). Professor Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Shain Colloquium: Biomaterials and Biotechnology"
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Friday, February 27th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 12:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cheri Barta, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Research Mentoring Workshop Series: Fostering Independence"
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Friday, February 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate  Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jia-Jung Ho, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Analytical Lecture, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Lan Yang, Washington University "Whispering-gallery microresonators and microlasers for nanoscale sensing and beyond"
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Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Lian, Emory University "Solar Energy Conversion Using Artificial Atoms, Molecules and Solids"
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Friday, March 6th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 12:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cheri Barta, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry "Research Mentoring Workshop Series: Solving Mentoring Challenges"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher Fennell, Oklahoma State University "Effective electrolytes: Generalizing collective interactions in solution"
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Monday, March 9th, 2015 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Bryan Boudouris, Purdue University "Designing Macromolecules for Advanced Energy Conversion and Nanofiltration Applications"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Department, Graduate, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University "Single-conformation spectroscopy: Probing H-bonded Networks in Peptides and Clusters"
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom McDonough, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Julia Wildt, UW-Madison, Landis Group "Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - General Special Event, 7:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). WISL / School of Music, UW-Madison "Rameau the Theorist"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Catherine Jackson, UW-Madison "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Alicia Richards, UW-Madison Joshua Coon Group "Analytical Seminar (Title TBA)"
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Friday, March 13th, 2015 - Department Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Leiv Sydnes, University of Bergen (Norway) "Chemistry in Service to Humanity and Earth"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Patterns of crystal orientation at the nanoscale in biominerals"
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - Physical Seminar, 4:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jennifer Faust, Department of Chemistry "Physical Chemistry Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge UK "Organic AbbVie Seminar"
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Denver)"
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Brandon Kilduff, UW-Madison, Fredrickson Group "Seminar"
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Friday, March 27th, 2015 to Sunday, March 29th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, "Graduate Recruiting Visit Weekend"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Modulation of hydrophobic interactions by proximally immobilized ions.
Ma, CD; Wang, CX; Acevedo-Velez, C; Gellman, SH*; Abbott, NL.
NATURE, 517 (7534):347-U443; 10.1038/nature14018 JAN 15 2015.
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Mitochondrial ADCK3 Employs an Atypical Protein Kinase-like Fold to Enable Coenzyme Q Biosynthesis.
Stefely, JA; Reidenbach, AG; Ulbrich, A; Oruganty, K; Floyd, BJ; Jochem, A; Saunders, JM; Johnson, IE; Minogue, CE; Wrobel, RL; Barber, GE; Lee, D; Li, S; Kannan, N; Coon, JJ*; Bingman, CA; Pagliarini, DJ.
MOLECULAR CELL, 57 (1):83-94; 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.11.002 JAN 8 2015.
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Asymmetric Hydroformylation-Initiated Tandem Sequences for Syntheses of (+)-Patulolide C, (-)-Pyrenophorol, (+)-Decarestrictine L, and (+)-Prelog Djerassi Lactone.
Risi, RM; Maza, AM; Burke, SD*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 80 (1):204-216; 10.1021/jo502301k JAN 2 2015.
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Molecular mechanisms for intrafibrillar collagen mineralization in skeletal tissues.
Xu, ZJ; Yang, Y; Zhao, WL; Wang, ZQ; Landis, WJ; Cui, Q*; Sahai, N.
BIOMATERIALS, 39 59-66; 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.10.048 JAN 2015.
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Catalysis by the Tumor-Suppressor Enzymes PTEN and PTEN-L.
Johnston, SB; Raines, RT*.
PLOS ONE, 10 (1):10.1371/journal.pone.0116898 JAN 21 2015.
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Synthesis and High Solid-State Fluorescence of Cyclic Silole Derivatives.
Cai, YJ; Samedov, K; Dolinar, BS; Song, ZG; Tang, BZ; Zhang, CC; West, R*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 34 (1):78-85; 10.1021/om500884b JAN 12 2015.
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Vibrational predissociation and vibrationally induced isomerization of 3-aminophenol-ammonia.
Heid, CG; Merrill, WG; Case, AS; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 142 (1):10.1063/1.4904893 JAN 7 2015.
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Unraveling the contributions of hydrogen-bonding interactions to the activity of native and non-native ligands in the quorum-sensing receptor LasR.
Gerdt, JP; McInnis, CE; Schell, TL; Blackwell, HE*.
ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, 13 (5):1453-1462; 10.1039/c4ob02252a 2015.
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Structural heterogeneity and dynamics of dyes on TiO2: implications for charge transfer across organic-inorganic interfaces.
Christianson, JR; Schmidt, JR*.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 17 (5):3731-3740; 10.1039/c4cp04814h 2015.
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Conversion of hydroperoxides to carbonyls in field and laboratory instrumentation: Observational bias in diagnosing pristine versus anthropogenically controlled atmospheric chemistry.
Rivera-Rios, JC; Nguyen, TB; Crounse, JD; Jud, W; St Clair, JM; Mikoviny, T; Gilman, JB; Lerner, BM; Kaiser, JB; de Gouw, J; Wisthaler, A; Hansel, A; Wennberg, PO; Seinfeld, JH; Keutsch, FN*.
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 41 (23):8645-8651; 10.1002/2014GL061919 DEC 16 2014.
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Phenylpropanoid glycosides of Mimulus guttatus (yellow monkeyflower).
Keefover-Ring, K; Holeski, LM; Bowers, MD; Clauss, AD*; Lindroth, RL.
PHYTOCHEMISTRY LETTERS, 10 132-139; 10.1016/j.phytol.2014.08.016 DEC 2014.
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MALDI-Mass Spectrometric Imaging for the Investigation of Metabolites in Medicago truncatula Root Nodules.
Gemperline, E; Li, LJ*.
JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, (85):10.3791/51434 MAR 2014.
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Overview of the Focused Isoprene eXperiment at the California Institute of Technology (FIXCIT): mechanistic chamber studies on the oxidation of biogenic compounds.
Nguyen, TB; Crounse, JD; Schwantes, RH; Teng, AP; Bates, KH; Zhang, X; St Clair, JM; Brune, WH; Tyndall, GS; Keutsch, FN*; Seinfeld, JH; Wennberg, PO.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 14 (24):13531-13549; 10.5194/acp-14-13531-2014 2014.
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SAVE THE DATE: UW-MADISON RECEPTION AT ACS MEETING IN DENVER
Alumni and Friends Reception at Spring ACS Meeting
The 249th ACS National Meeting, which will be held March 22-26 in Denver, is just around the corner. Mark your calendar today and join us at the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry reception. This is a great opportunity to network and reconnect with UW-Madison students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.
The reception will be held at the Marriott City Center Denver in Penrose Ballroom 1 on Sunday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be served.
We'd love to know in advance that you'll be joining us at the reception. Please let us know by emailing
connect@chem.wisc.edu.
We hope to see you in Denver!
Matt Sanders, Executive Director, e-mail: msanders@chem.wisc.edu,
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STUDENT AWARDS PROGRAM IN FUEL CYCLE RESEARCH
Deadline Sunday March 15
The Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the sixth annual Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research awards competition for students. The program is designed to:
     •    award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications
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     •    demonstrate the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies' commitment to higher education in
          fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines.
In addition to cash prizes, the top-ranked award winners will present in a special session of the 2015 ANS Winter Meeting. Depending on availability, additional travel/conference/presentation opportunities may be provided.
Please note that the application deadline is midnight, Sunday, March 15.  To be eligible, students apply via an on-line application and submit a journal publication or conference presentation that supports fuel cycle research that was published or presented between December 2013 and the date of the student's application. Papers that have been accepted by a journal or conference, but have not yet been published or presented, are eligible.
There are three competitions:
     •    Open Competition** (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to award 1st and 2nd place
          awards in each of the above subject areas): 1st Place $3000, 2nd Place $2,500.
     •    Competition for Students who Attend Universities with Less than $600M in 2011 Science and
          Engineering R&D Expenditures  (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5
          awards): $1,500.
     •    Undergraduate Competition (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5 awards):
          $1,000.
*This awards program is for U.S. citizens only.
**The first place winners in the Open Competition will present at the ANS Winter Meeting.
How to Apply: The application process is easy. Go to www.fuelcycleinnovations.org and complete the simple online application. Then convert your publication to a PDF file and submit as an email attachment to innovations@wtamu.edu.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Northern Michigan University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for an expected one year term position in general and organic chemistry beginning August 2015. At a minimum, successful applicants must have an earned M. S. in chemistry or a related field.  Prior teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education.  The successful applicant will teach some combination of general/introductory chemistry discussion sections and organic laboratory sections.  Other teaching opportunities based on the candidate's area of expertise may also be available.  Applicants should be familiar with common organic lab techniques and instrumentation.  
Applicant review will begin immediately.  Submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Mark Paulsen, Head, Department of Chemistry, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, e-mail: mpaulsen@nmu.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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