UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 11/16/2015

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXIX - No. 33 November 16th, 2015

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SOME SAD NEWS
Former UW-Madison Chemistry Professor Edward King Dies.  Edward L. King, a former UW-Madison chemistry professor, died Aug. 17 in Boulder, Colo. at age 95.
He earned a bachelor's from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1942 and a doctorate in chemistry in 1945. From 1945-46, he worked as a research associate on the Manhattan Project. From 1946-48, he served as a chemistry instructor and postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University.
King came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1948 as an assistant professor and began working to establish a research program dealing with complex ion equilibria, as well as reaction rates and mechanisms in solutions. In 1963, he left Madison to take a position at the University of Colorado Boulder. He spent the remainder of his professional career there.
More at: https://www.chem.wisc.edu/content/former-uw-madison-chemistry-professor-...,
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2015 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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

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

11/17/2015 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, 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 "Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions of Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanocrystals: An entry into new thinking about interfacial redox chemistry"
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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 - Organic Seminar, 2:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Frederick Zecri, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research "From Gilenya to Novel Potent and Selective S1P-1 Receptor Modulators for the Treatment of MS"
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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:00 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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Saturday, December 5th, 2015 - Department Outreach, 1:00 pm, TBD. Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy "Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, in the Lab of Shakhashiri"
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Monday, December 7th, 2015 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory R. Bowman, Washington University School of Medicine "Understanding and exploiting proteins' alter egos"
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry Building. Department of Chemistry, "Department Meeting"
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 to Sunday, December 20th, 2015 - General Special Event, 8:00 am, "Pacifichem Meeting - Honolulu"
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GSFLC Fall Travel Grants
DUE FRIDAY, 11/20/15
This is a friendly reminder that the Chemistry Department Fall Travel Grants are due this Friday, November 20th.  These grants offer graduate students with dissertator status a source of funding to apply toward conference expenses.
Individuals considering application should meet the following criteria:
     1.   Achieved dissertator status by the date of travel.
     2.   Travel plans are within the span of November 2015 to April 2016.
     3.   Have not previously been awarded a department travel grant.
     4.   Application submitted by November 20th, 2015.
The application is attached to this email in .pdf and .doc formats. Please complete and submit the form to the GFSLC mailbox or to Marlies Hager by November 20th, 2015. If your travel falls before the application deadline, please contact Matt Sanders for special consideration.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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High-resolution structures of a heterochiral coiled coil.
Mortenson, DE; Steinkruger, JD; Kreitler, DF; Perroni, DV; Sorenson, GP; Huang, L; Mittal, R; Yun, HG; Travis, BR; Mahanthappa, MK; Forest, KT; Gellman, SH*.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (43):13144-13149; 10.1073/pnas.1507918112 OCT 27 2015.
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Suppression of beta Relaxation in Vapor-Deposited Ultrastable Glasses.
Yu, HB; Tylinski, M; Guiseppi-Elie, A; Ediger, MD*; Richert, R.
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 115 (18):10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.185501 OCT 26 2015.
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Divergent Reactivity of Rhodium(I) Carbenes Derived from Indole Annulations.
Li, XX; Li, H; Song, WZ; Tseng, PS; Liu, LY; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 53 (44):12905-12908; 10.1002/anie.201505329 Oct 26 2015.
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Rhodium-Catalyzed Stereoselective Intramolecular [5+2] Cycloaddition of 3-Acyloxy 1,4-Enyne and Alkene.
Shu, XZ; Schienebeck, CM; Li, XX; Zhou, X; Song, WZ; Chen, LQ; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 17 (20):5128-5131; 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02665 OCT 16 2015.
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Oxidative Allene Amination for the Synthesis of Azetidin-3-ones.
Burke, EG; Schomaker, JM*.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 54 (41):12097-12101; 10.1002/anie.201504723 Oct 5 2015.
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Virtual Screening for UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase Ligands Identifies a New Class of Antimycobacterial Agents.
Kincaid, VA; London, N; Wangkanont, K; Wesener, DA; Marcus, SA; Heroux, A; Nedyalkova, L; Talaat, AM; Forest, KT; Shoichet, BK; Kiessling, LL*.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 10 (10):2209-2218; 10.1021/acschembio.5b00370 OCT 2015.
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Textbooks and Kinetic Metastability.
Moore, JW*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 92 (10):1598-1598; 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00570 OCT 2015.
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Current-driven dynamics of skyrmions stabilized in MnSi nanowires revealed by topological Hall effect.
Liang, D; DeGrave, JP; Stolt, MJ; Tokura, Y; Jin, S*.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 10.1038/ncomms9217 SEP 2015.
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Synthesis and characterization of barium silicide (BaSi2) nanowire arrays for potential solar applications.
Pokhrel, A; Samad, L; Meng, F; Jin, S*.
NANOSCALE, 7 (41):17450-17456; 10.1039/c5nr03668b 2015.
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A computational view on the significance of E-ring in binding of (+)-arisugacin A to acetylcholinesterase
Al-Rashid, ZF; Hsung, RP*.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford Ox5 1gb, England, SN 0960-894X, 1464-3405, NOV 1, 2015, VL 25, IS 21.
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Nanoscale Transforming Mineral Phases in Fresh Nacre
DeVol, RT; Sun, CY; Marcus, MA; Coppersmith, SN; Myneni, SCB; Gilbert, PUPA*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Amer Chemical Soc, Washington, Pa 1155 16th St, Nw, Washington, DC 20036 USA, SN 0002-7863,  OCT 21, 2015, VL 137, IS 41.
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Decoding the Chemical Language of Motile Bacteria by Using High-Throughput Microfluidic Assays
Crooks, JA; Stilwell, MD; Oliver, PM; Zhong, Z; Weibel, DB*.
Chembiochem, Wiley-v C H Verlag Gmbh, Weinheim, Postfach 101161, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, SN 1439-4227, EI 1439-7633, OCT 12, 2015, VL 16, IS 15.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. We invite candidates in any area of experimental physical chemistry, broadly defined, to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong and creative research program and to contribute to teaching in physical chemistry at  the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.
All applications must be uploaded through UCLA academic Recruit at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01672. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), and future research plans (3 pages max.), teaching statement and statement of contribution to diversity. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit.
The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see file://localhost/see/ http/::policy.ucop.edu:doc:4000376:NondiscrimAffirmAct. The UCLA campus has policies that address dual academic and non-academic career issues.
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