UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 10/26/2015

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 30 October 26th, 2015

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2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

11/10/2015 12/08/2015 2/09/2016
3/08/2016 4/12/2016 5/10/2016

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

11/03/2015 11/17/2015 12/01/2015 12/22/2015 1/19/2016
2/02/2016 2/16/2016 3/01/2016 3/29/2016 4/05/2016
4/26/2016 5/03/2016 5/17/2016    

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Michael Barnes, University of Massachusetts-Amherst "Probing Directional Interactions in Crystalline Organic Semiconductor Nanowires"
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Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Brian McNaughton, Colorado State University "Expanding the Functional Utility of Proteins as Research Tools and Therapeutic Leads"
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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ruma Banerjee, University of Michigan "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 11:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Nick W. Kwiecien, UW Madison - Joshua Coon research group "Computational Approaches in Mass Spectrometry - Metabolite Identification, Quantitation and Data Visualization."
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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 - Department, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry (Seminar hall). Dr. James B. Hannon, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center "McElvain Seminar - How Chemistry Enables High-performance Carbon Nanotube Logic"
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Thomas Miller, California Institute of Technology "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stanislav Groysman, Wayne State University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Dr. Seble Wagaw, AbbVie "McElvain Seminar "Drug Substance Control Strategy Development""
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Thursday, November 5th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Susan Olesik, The Ohio State University "Title TBD"
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Monday, November 9th, 2015 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor Michael Chabinyc, University of California, Santa Barbara "Organic Electronics: Making Devices with Molecules and Polymers"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Prashant Jain, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "Some Hidden Facts about Chemistry in the Solid-State"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 - General Seminar, 9:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Chief of Police Sue Riseling, "How to Navigate Your Career in a Male-Dominated Field"
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 - Department, Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Alvano De Sousa, Witwatersrand University "Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. Michael Shortreed, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Smith research group "Title TBD"
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Thursday, November 12th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel Killelea, Loyola University Chicago "Special Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Dr. Amanda Case, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Mayer, Yale University "Aldrich Inorganic Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Brandon Ruotolo, University of Michigan "Structural Biology in the Gas Phase: New Approaches for Conformationally-selective Inhibitor Screening and Multiprotein Topology Mapping"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, Chemistry #1315. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University "Novartis Chemical Sciences Lectureship"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - General Special Event, 4:00 pm, Cheney Room 1413 Engineering Hall. Materials Science and Research Center "Summer Research Information Session"
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46TH ANNUAL "ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY, IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI"
Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
The 2015 show is SOLD OUT!
But you can catch it on Wisconsin Public Television at the following times:
Saturday, December 19 at 6:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 25 at 3:00 p.m.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The Negative Mode Proteome with Activated Ion Negative Electron Transfer Dissociation (AI-NETD).
Riley, NM; Rush, MJP; Rose, CM; Richards, AL; Kwiecien, NW; Bailey, DJ; Hebert, AS; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*.
MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS, 14 (10):2644-2660; 10.1074/mcp.M115.049726 OCT 2015,
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Local Mode Approach to OH Stretch Spectra of Benzene-(H2O)n Clusters, n=2-7.
Tabor, DP; Kusaka, R; Walsh, PS; Zwier, TS; Sibert, EL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 119 (38):9917-9930; 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b06954 SEP 24 2015.
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Restricting the psi Torsion Angle Has Stereoelectronic Consequences on a Scissile Bond: An Electronic Structure Analysis.
Strieter, ER*; Andrew, TL*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 54 (37):5748-5756; 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00845 SEP 22 2015.
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Effect of Temperature on Postyield Segmental Dynamics of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Glasses: Thermally Activated Transitions Are Important.
Hebert, K; Bending, B; Ricci, J; Ediger, MD*.
MACROMOLECULES, 48 (18):6736-6744; 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01486 SEP 22 2015.
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Alteration of Membrane Compositional Asymmetry by LiCoO2 Nanosheets.
Dogangun, M; Hang, MN; Troiano, JM; McGeachy, AC; Melby, ES; Pedersen, JA*; Hamers, RJ*; Geiger, FM.
ACS NANO, 9 (9):8755-8765; 10.1021/acsnano.5b01440 SEP 2015.
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Enhanced Two-Dimensional Dispersion of Group V Metal Oxides on Silica.
Grant, JT; Carrero, CA; Love, AM; Verel, R; Hermans, I*.
Acs Catalysis; Amer Chemical Soc; Pa 1155 16th St, Nw, Washington, DC 20036 USA; SN 2155-5435; OCT, 2015; VL 5; IS 10,
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Charge transfer in MOH(H2O)(+) (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn) complexes revealed by vibrational spectroscopy of mass-selected ions.
Marsh, BM; Zhou, J; Garand, E*.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Royal Soc Chemistry; Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Rd, Cambridge Cb4 0wf, Cambs, England; SN 1463-9076; 2015; VL 17; IS 39.
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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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Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Chemistry at Hendrix College. The Department of Chemistry at Hendrix College (www.hendrix.edu/chemistry) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Chemistry to begin in August 2016.  The College seeks to extend its tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship by attracting faculty who combine mastery of their disciplines with broad intellectual interests and commitment to the aims of a liberal arts college.  The successful candidates will teach in the areas of (1) organic chemistry while participating in the non-science majors' introductory chemistry course or (2) physical, inorganic, or analytical chemistry while participating in general chemistry courses. Start-up funding and lab space will be provided for the establishment of a sustainable research program with undergraduates. The successful candidates will teach a 3/3 teaching load with 25% reassigned time for directing an undergraduate research program in (1) organic chemistry or (2) an open area of research, dependent on continued research productivity. Doctorate at the time of appointment is required, and post-doc experience is preferred.
Our ACS-approved department is well equipped with the usual major instrumentation (400 MHz broadband NMR, multiple GC-MS, FTIR including ATR-FTIR, UV-Vis, AA with flame and graphite furnace, HPLC, ultracentrifuge, low-temperature freezer, ion chromatograph, various lasers, etc.).  We sponsor a consistently award-winning student chapter of the American Chemical Society and have an active seminar program.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research plans. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be requested and submitted via email. Address cover letter for the (1) organic position to: Dr. Andres Caro or for the (2) open-specialty position to Dr. Courtney Hatch.
Applications can be submitted online for the (1) organic position at: https://goo.gl/JeGUPj and for the (2) open-specialty  position at: https://goo.gl/xlL7JP. Letters of recommendation should be sent to: hr@hendrix.edu. Please include the candidate name in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 9, 2015, then upon receipt until the positions are filled. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.  Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.
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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in analytical chemistry to complement and enhance existing research areas. Applicants with expertise in all areas of analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply especially those with research interests related to chemical separations, environmental chemistry, and bioanalytical chemistry. The position, pending budgetary approval, is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Senior appointments will be considered for applicants with strong records of research accomplishments. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a closely related field is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will begin their appointment August 2016. They will be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs, and establish and maintain an externally funded research program. Opportunities for intra-university collaborations are possible through several research focus areas including the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering and the School of Solar and Advanced Renewable Energy.
The University of Toledo is a comprehensive state institution with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students located on an attractive suburban campus. The University offers competitive salaries, generous benefits, and excellent start-up packages. Further information is available at: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/. Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu, and arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to: utchem@utoledo.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The Department encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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