UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/02/2015

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 31 November 2nd, 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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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 "Regulation of Sec-Facilitated Protein Translocation and Membrane Integration"
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Stanislav Groysman, Wayne State University "Design of Low-Coordinate Bis(Alkoxide) Metal Complexes and Their Reactivity in N-N and C-N bond Formation Reactions"
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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). Prof. Susan Olesik, The Ohio State University "Novel Nanostructured Materials for Enhanced Chromatographic & Mass Spectrometry"
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Monday, November 9th, 2015 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg.. Professor Gregory R. Bowman, Washington University School of Medicine "Understanding and exploiting proteins' alter egos"
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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 -The role of amino alcohol groups in lanthanide-based sensors"
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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 "Vibrationally Driven Reactions of Bromine Atoms in Solution"
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. James Mayer, Yale University "Aldrich Inorganic Seminar"
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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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AFRL SCHOLARS PROGRAM - INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - SUMMER 2016 PROGRAM! APPLICATION OPENS NOVEMBER 3, 2015
On behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory, you are invited to encourage your best and brightest students to participate in the 2016 summer internship program sponsored by the Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates.  AFRL Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
The application for the 2016 summer program opens on November 3, 2015, and the AFRL will be accepting applications from students with top academic credentials and an interest in science, engineering, and mathematics. Students from undergraduate and graduate-level studies are eligible for the program. Graduate students also have the opportunity to continue their thesis research, provided the AFRL topic coincides with their research objectives.  
Students will intern within the Space Vehicles or Directed Energy directorates, facilitated by close interaction with fellow scholars and AFRL scientists and engineers in one of several research areas of interest.  They will have the unique opportunity to participate in stimulating research efforts that directly contribute to the Nation's defense, while developing skills and contacts that will be of great value when they join the professional workforce.  We hope that you will support these programs by promoting these summer research opportunities to students.  Please encourage your students to visit the AFRL Scholars website now and begin gathering the necessary documents for the application process.  Please share this information with all students who might be interested in the program.
For more information and a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit the AFRL Scholars website at:  http://afrlscholars.usra.edu.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The non-detergent sulfobetaine-201 acts as a pharmacological chaperone to promote folding and crystallization of the type II TGF-beta receptor extracellular domain.
Wangkanont, K; Forest, KT; Kiessling, LL*.
Protein Expression and Purification, 115 19-25; 10.1016/j.pep.2015.06.001 NOV 2015.
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Stabilizing cobalt catalysts for aqueous-phase reactions by strong metal-support interaction
Lee, J; Burt, SP; Carrero, CA; Alba-Rubio, AC; Ro, I; O'Neill, BJ; Kim, HJ; Jackson, DHK; Kuech, TF; Hermans, I*; Dumesic, JA; Huber, GW.
JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS, ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE, 525 B ST, STE 1900, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4495 USA. SN 0021-9517, 1090-2694, OCT, 2015, VL 330, BP 19, EP 27.
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Mechanism of Nicotinamide Riboside as an Aid to Weight Loss
Brenner, C; Weidemann, B; Trammell, S; Coon, J*; Yu, LP; Migaud, M; Grobe, J.
FASEB JOURNAL, FEDERATION AMER SOC EXP BIOL, PA 9650 ROCKVILLE PIKE, BETHESDA, MD 20814-3998 USA, SN 0892-6638, APR, 2015, VL 29, SU 1.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Lubrizol's employment opportunities.  I'm writing to share the appended Lubrizol internship opportunities
for Wisconsin chemistry undergraduates:
Applied Sciences Intern: Analytical Chemistry in Cleveland, Ohio - http://lubrizol.jobs/cleveland-oh/applied-sciences-intern-analytical-che...,
Chemist Intern: Chemical Synthesis - Summer 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio - http://lubrizol.jobs/cleveland-oh/chemist-intern-chemical-synthesis-summ....
Please let me know if you or the students have any questions. Chris Ciolli, Ph.D., Technology Manager Product Integrity, Industrial Additives, The Lubrizol Corporation, 29400 Lakeland Blvd., Wickliffe, Ohio 44092, (440) 347-2702, chris.ciolli@lubrizol.com.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Tenure Track (Physical/Inorganic Chemistry). The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications  for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. The department seeks candidates who are committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution with a commitment to the integration of  liberal arts and  professional programs. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong research program involving undergraduate students that includes participation in summer research activities.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.
The Nazareth College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in Peckham Hall, a 74,000 square foot facility for integrated  math and science that opened  in 2012. Peckham Hall features state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities in addition to various updated instrumentation available for both research and teaching usage. For further information on the department and  programs, please visit: https://www2.naz.edu/dept/chemistry.
The successful candidate is expected to teach Physical and Inorganic Chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities include contributions to the first year chemistry program (General Chemistry), upper·level chemistry courses including electives in their area of expertise, and courses in the college core curriculum.
Complete applications will include:                              
     •    A letter of application  inclusive of teaching philosophy
     •    A statement of research plans suitable for undergraduate participation
     •    A curriculum vitae
     •    Copy of graduate-level transcripts
     •    The names and contact information for three professional references (including at least one that can address your teaching experience)
Applications should be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to: chemsearch@naz.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on December 4, 2015 and continue until  the position is filled.
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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.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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