UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/17/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 5 February 17th, 2014

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GEORGE SCHATZ IS THE WINNER OF THE 2014-15 HIRSCHFELDER PRIZE IN THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY
We're delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014-15 Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry is Prof. George Schatz from Northwestern University.   George is famous for his work on chemical scattering and dynamics, and more recently for his work on nanoparticles and plasmonics.  He will visit us next fall, and deliver three lectures on October 6-8, 2014. Congratulations George Schatz!!
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INAUGURAL GILBERT STORK LECTURESHIP - AWARDEE IAN PATERSON PRESENTING
We're pleased to announce a new endowed lectureship that will occur annually in our Department, featuring a prominent synthetic organic chemist. These "Gilbert Stork Lectures" have been made possible by a generous gift from Gilbert Stork, a legendary synthetic organic chemist (Columbia University, emeritus), who earned his PhD at Wisconsin with Samuel M. McElvain in 1945. The inaugural awardee is Professor Ian Paterson of Cambridge University, who specializes in the total synthesis of polypropionate-derived natural products.  Prof. Paterson will present two scientific lectures on Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
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2014 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Mar. 11, 2014 Apr. 15, 2014 May 13, 2014

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

Feb. 25, 2014 Mar. 4, 2014 Mar. 25, 2014
Apr. 22, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Markus Raschke, University of Colorado-Boulder "Ultrafast nano-optics: accessing structure, function, and dynamics of matter on its natural length and time scales"
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Arthur Mar, University of Alberta "Homologous Series in Solid State Chemistry: Stacking Slabs in Rare-Earth Arsenides"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Department, General, Graduate Special Event, 1:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. GSFLC, "GSFLC Cookie Contest"
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Monday, February 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, University of Toyko "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Barrick, Johns Hopkins University "Measuring coupling energies in and folding pathways in simple repeat proteins"
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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute "Biological and Chemical Approaches to Adapt Proteostasis to Ameliorate Protein Aggregation Diseases"
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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Kyoko Nozaki, The University of Tokyo "Casey Lectureship Seminar Series, Title TBD"
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jean Rivera of the Keutsch Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, February 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Union South. Chemistry Department, UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Marcus Weck, New York University "Materials design via self-assembly: From supramolecular polymers to colloidal assemblies"
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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Mark Taylor, University of Toronto "Noncovalent and reversible covalent interactions: fundamental studies and new applications"
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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. David  Goldberg, John Hopkins University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Jacob Van Oosterhout of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Monday, March 10th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Bldg. Professor Edward Valeev, University of Virginia "Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar"
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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matthew Neurock, University of Virginia "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Ryan Pakula, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Scott McCann of the Stahl group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Evan Williams, University of California-Berkeley "New insights into molecular structure and ion solvation from mass spectrometry"
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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (Dallas)"
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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison "TBD"
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Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Inorganic Special Event, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Anton Vidal, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia "Modularity and Distal Regulation in Enantiopure P-Ligands for Catalytic Efficiency in Asymmetric Hydrogenations and Hydroformylations"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 2:00 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Materials, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. S. Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts "Materials Seminar - Title TBD"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Department, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans-Joachim Freund, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society "Bernstein Lectures"
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Dean Toste, University of California at Berkeley "Cationic gold(I) complexes as homogenous catalysts for the transformation of carbon-carbon ?-bonds"
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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Javier Vela-Becerra, Iowa State University "TBD"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Chris Beaudry, Oregon State University "Organic Seminar"
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - Analytical, Chemical Biology Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Graham Cooks, Purdue University "Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Intrasurgical Diagnostics, On-line Reaction Monitoring and Chemical Synthesis on a Preparative Scale"
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Friday, March 28th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, Chemistry Department. UW Madison "Graduate Recruiting Weekend"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Junrong Zheng, Rice University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Spring, Universtiy of Cambridge "Enriching chemical space to drug undruggable targets"
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jonathan Owen, Columbia University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Juliet Alderson of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Jennifer Kaiser, UW Madison Keutsch Group "Formaldehyde Spectroscopy on Zeppelins and Planes: A Product-based Approach for Understanding Atmospheric Oxidation Mechanisms"
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Monday, April 7th, 2014 - Inorganic, Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Jeff Snyder, Caltech "Materials/Inorganic Seminar Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Munira Khalil, University of Washington "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lectures -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part I)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 1:00 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Peter Dervan, Caltech "Hirschmann Lecture -"Molecular Recognition of DNA by Small Molecules: Fundamentals to Applications (Part II)""
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Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Adam Fiedler, Marquette University "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Kaylee Underkofler of the Raines Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Ralf Sudowe, University of Las Vegas "Analytical McElvain Seminar"
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Monday, April 14th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1351 Chemistry. Anna Dunn, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Chemical Biology, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Bacterial cell wall mechanics"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Lecture"
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton University "Organic McElvain Speaker"
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. John Roylance, UW-Madison "Seminar"
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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry. Eileen Burke of the Schomaker Group, UW Madison "Organic Student Seminar"
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 3:30 pm, 9341 Chemistry. James Checco, University of Wisconsin Madison "IRES Intellectual Property Panel Discussion"
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Monday, April 21st, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - Materials, Physical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota "2013-14 Ferry Lectures"
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Emilio Bunel, Argonne National Labs "McElvain Seminar"
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Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - Analytical, Physical Seminar, 12:15 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Erin Boyle, UW-Madison Wright Group "A New 2D Vibrational Spectroscopy: The Resonance-IR Analogue to Resonance Raman"
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 8:30 am, "Chemistry Board of Advisers Meeting"
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Monday, April 28th, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts "Materials McElvain Seminar-Title TBA"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charlie Sykes, Tufts University "Single Atom Alloys as a Strategy for Selective Heterogeneous Hydrogenations"
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Sarah Reisman, Caltech "Organic seminar"
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Frank Neese, Max-Plank Institute "Seminar - TBD"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Mechanism of N-2 Reduction to NH3 by Aqueous Solvated Electrons.
Christianson, JR; Zhu, D; Hamers, RJ*; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 118 (1):195-203; 10.1021/jp406535p JAN 9 2014.
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Coarse-Grained Models for Aqueous Polyethylene Glycol Solutions.
Choi, E; Mondal, J; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 118 (1):323-329; 10.1021/jp408392b JAN 9 2014.
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Transfer of Chirality in the Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular [5+2] Cycloaddition of 3-Acyloxy-1,4-enynes (ACEs) and Alkynes: Synthesis of Enantioenriched Bicyclo[5.3.0]decatrienes.
Shu, XZ; Schienebeck, CM; Song, WZ; Guzei, IA*; Tang, WP.
Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, 52 (51):13601-13605; 10.1002/anie.201306919 DEC 16 2013.
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Structure-Activity Studies of Divin: An Inhibitor of Bacterial Cell Division.
Zhou, MQ; Eun, YJ; Guzei, IA*; Weibel, DB.
ACS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 4 (9):880-885; 10.1021/ml400234x SEP 2013.
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A Synthetic Cycle for Nitrogen Atom Transfer Featuring a Diruthenium Nitride Intermediate.
Corcos, AR; Long, AKM; Guzei, IA*; Berry, JF*.
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2013 (22-23):3808-3811; SI 10.1002/ejic.201300180 AUG 6 2013.
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Bioinspired Aerobic Oxidation of Secondary Amines and Nitrogen Heterocycles with a Bifunctional Quinone Catalyst.
Wendlandt, AE; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136 (1):506-512; 10.1021/ja411692v JAN 8 2014.
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Large-Scale Mass Spectrometric Detection of Variant Peptides Resulting from Nonsynonymous Nucleotide Differences.
Sheynkman, GM; Shortreed, MR; Frey, BL; Scalf, M; Smith, LM*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH, 13 (1):228-240; SI 10.1021/pr4009207 JAN 2014.
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Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal- matrix nanocomposites.
Estruga, M; Girard, SN; Ding, Q; Chen, LY; Li, XC; Jin, S*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50 (12):1454-1457; 10.1039/c3cc48168a 2014.
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Site-Specific Orientation of an alpha-Helical Peptide Ovispirin-1 from Isotope-Labeled SFG Spectroscopy.
Ding, B; Laser, JE; Liu, YW; Wang, PR; Zanni, MT*; Chen, Z.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 117 (47):14625-14634; 10.1021/jp408064b NOV 28 2013.
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Localized Permeabilization of E-coli Membranes by the Antimicrobial Peptide Cecropin A.
Rangarajan, N; Bakshi, S; Weisshaar, JC*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (38):6584-6594; 10.1021/bi400785j SEP 24 2013.
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Inert Gas Scattering from Liquid Hydrocarbon Microjets.
Lancaster, DK; Johnson, AM; Burden, DK; Wiens, JP; Nathanson, GM*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 4 (18):3045-3049; 10.1021/jz4015212 SEP 19 2013.
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Contribution of Electrostatics to the Binding of Pancreatic-Type Ribonucleases to Membranes.
Sundlass, NK; Eller, CH; Cui, Q*; Raines, RT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (37):6304-6312; 10.1021/bi400619m SEP 17 2013.
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Ultrasonic-Assisted Synthesis of Surface-Clean TiB2 Nanoparticles and Their Improved Dispersion and Capture in Al-Matrix Nanocomposites.
Estruga, M; Chen, LY; Choi, H; Li, XC; Jin, S*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5 (17):8813-8819; 10.1021/am402719p SEP 11 2013.
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Spatial Control of Cell Transfection Using Soluble or Solid-Phase Redox Agents and a Redox-Active Ferrocenyl Lipid.
Aytar, BS; Muller, JPE; Kondo, Y; Abbott, NL; Lynn, DM*.
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5 (17):8283-8288; 10.1021/am402594z SEP 11 2013.
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Amyloid Fiber Formation in Human gamma D-Crystallin Induced by UV-B Photodamage.
Moran, SD; Zhang, TQO; Decatur, SM; Zanni, MT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (36):6169-6181; 10.1021/bi4008353 SEP 10 2013.
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Electrochemical analysis of PCET steps with TEMPO and related nitroxides in aqueous media: Structural effects on kinetics and thermodynamics.
Gerken, JB; Lauber, M; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Synthesis and properties of epitaxial PbSe QD-TiO2 nanoscale heterostructures for solar energy conversion.
Ding, Q; Meng, F; Abbott, TH; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Cu-catalyzed aerobic oxidation reactions: How does a metal that undergoes one-electron redox chemistry mediate two-electron oxidation reactions with a four-electron oxidant?
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Cu/nitroxyl-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of primary amines to nitriles at room temperature.
Kim, J; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Synthesis of functionalizable and degradable polymers by ROMP.
Fishman, JM; Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Investigating mechanisms of B cell antigen recognition with synthetic multivalent ligands.
Bennett, NR; Courtney, AH; Zwick, DB; Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Synthesis of vicinal aminoalcohols via diastereoselective aza-Wacker cyclization of allylic O,N-aminals.
Weinstein, AB; Schuman, DP; Tan, ZX; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Controlled stereodivergence in the synthesis of O/N/O stereotriads via allene aziridination.
Adams, CS; Grigg, RD; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Diamond photoelectron emission into water: A new approach to photocatalytic reduction of nitrogen reduction at surfaces.
Hamers, RJ*; Zhu, D; Christianson, J; Bandy, J; Zhang, LH; Schmidt, JR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Investigation of ligand-based approaches to facilitate proton shuttling in N-H bond activation by palladium(II).
Redford, JE; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Enable pyrite as a high performance solar material using photoelectrochemical and transport studies of pyrite single crystals and nanostructures.
Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Direct chemical vapor deposition synthesis of phase-pure iron pyrite thin films.
Samad, L; Caban-Acevedo, M; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Fully-substituted cyclopentanes via Au-catalyzed cyclization of allenes.
Phelps, AM; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Heterogeneous catalysts for aerobic partial oxidation in flow systems.
Root, TW; Mannel, DS; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Effecient aerobic oxidative esterification of primary alcohols with a hetetogeneous Pd catalyst.
Powell, AB; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Bio-inspired aerobic oxidation of secondary amines and N-heterocycles.
Wendlandt, AE; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Conformational and dynamical changes in gas-sensing transcription factors.
Stevens, DJ; Bowman, HE; Burstyn, JN*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Discovery and characterization of inverse spinel Ni-Fe-Al-oxide as a high-activity electrocatalyst for water oxidation.
Chen, JYC; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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From the bench to the blackboard.
Anzovino, ME; Greenberg, AE; Moore, JW*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Interaction of peptides with nanoparticles and biomembranes: Computational methods and applications.
Cui, Q*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Design of stable, unstable, and reactive biointerfaces: A "multilayered" approach.
Lynn, DM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Principal component analysis of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy data from TiO2 functionalized through thermal grafting of aromatic halides.
English, CR; Hamers, RJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Aerobic dehydrogenation of organic molecules: Methods and mechanisms.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Mechanistic studies of catalytic aerobic alcohol oxidation using a copper/azodicarboxylate catalyst system.
McCann, SD; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Oxidative [3+2] cycloadditions of phenols by visible-light photocatalysis.
Blum, TR; Nordeen, SA; Zhu, Y; Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Development of peptide-based tools to study quorum sensing in Staphylococcus aureus.
Tal-Gan, Y; Stacy, DM; Blackwell, HE*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Chemoselective aerobic oxidation methods for conversion of lignin to value-added aromatics.
Rahimi, A; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Synthetic exploration of highly ordered mesoporous silica using novel anionic gemini surfactants.
Xiu, LC; Sorenson, GP; Mahanthappa, MK*; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Harnessing solvated electrons for chemical reductions: Computational elucidation of the mechanism of dinitrogen reduction under ambient aqueous conditions.
Christianson, JR; Zhu, D; Hamers, RJ*; Schmidt, JR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Synthesis of substituted arenes via palladium-catalyzed aerobic dehydrogenation of cyclohexenes.
Iosub, AV; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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New transformations mediated by coinage metal catalysts.
Schomaker, JM*; Rigoli, JW; Grigg, RD; Adams, CS; Weatherly, CD; Van Hoveln, R.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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SCIENCountErs: Teaching and learning science at the local boys and girls clubs.
Morales, EA; Greenberg, A; Jofre, F; Moore, JW*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Mechanism of palladium-catalyzed oxidative homocoupling of o-xylene.
Wang, D; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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High performance hydrogen evolution catalysis from layered transition metal dichalcogenide nanostructures.
Lukowski, MA; Daniel, A; Meng, F; Forticaux, A; Li, LS; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Characterization of fluxional coordination modes in Pd-II complexes bearing bipyridyl- type ligands: Implications for aerobic oxidation catalysis.
White, PB; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Exploiting protein-carbohydrate interactions for tolerance and immunity.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Aerobic alcohol oxidation: Ready for primetime?
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Award Address (Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards (CSM) sponsored by Arthur C. Cope Fund). Palladium-catalyzed aerobic oxidation reactions.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Cyclic peptides: Powerful chemical tools to elucidate biological pathways.
Tal-Gan, Y; Levitzki, A; Gilon, C; Blackwell, HE*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Study of mycobacterial galactan biosynthesis by chemoenzymatic substrate assembly.
Farias, MAM; Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Mild and practical copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols.
Steves, JE; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Interactions of functionalized-gold nanoparticles with supported lipid bilayers.
Kuech, TR; Walter, SR; Lohse, SE; Mensch, AC; Murphy, CJ; Geiger, FM; Hamers, RJ*; Pedersen, JA.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Earth-abundant cobalt pyrite (CoS2) thin film on glass as a robust, high-performance counter electrode for quantum dot-sensitized solar cells.
Faber, MS; Park, K; Caban-Acevedo, M; Santra, PK; Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Divergence between organometallic and single-electron transfer mechanisms in copper(II)-mediated aerobic C-H bond oxidation.
Suess, AM; Ertem, MZ; Cramer, CJ; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Static dielectric constant and infrared (below 1000 cm(-1)) spectrum for ice Ih: The effects of proton disorder and polarizability.
Shi, L; Drews, SEP; Skinner, JL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Continuous aerobic alcohol oxidation using a heterogeneous Ru(OH)(x)/Al2O3 catalyst.
Mannel, DS; Stahl, SS*; Root, TW.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Photoelectrochemical energy conversion and electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution using earth-abundant nanomaterials.
Jin, S*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Mixed-metal oxide electrocatalysts for water oxidation under neutral pH conditions.
Shaner, SE; Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 SEP 8 2013.
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Quantifying Additive Interactions of the Osmolyte Proline with Individual Functional Groups of Proteins:  Comparisons with Urea and Glycine Betaine, Interpretation of m-Values.
Diehl, RC; Guinn, EJ; Capp, MW; Tsodikov, OV; Record, MT*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (35):5997-6010; 10.1021/bi400683y SEP 3 2013.
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Spectroscopic and Computational Characterization of the NO Adduct of Substrate-Bound Fe(II) Cysteine Dioxygenase: Insights into the Mechanism of O-2 Activation.
Blaesi, EJ; Gardner, JD; Fox, BG; Brunold, TC*.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 52 (35):6040-6051; 10.1021/bi400825c SEP 3 2013.
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Facile Chemical Functionalization of Proteins through Intein-Linked Yeast Display.
Marshall, CJ; Agarwal, N; Kalia, J; Grosskopf, VA; McGrath, NA; Abbott, NL; Raines, RT*; Shusta, EV.
BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY, 24 (9):1634-1644; 10.1021/bc4002618 SEP 2013.
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Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Heterostructures of ZnO Nanowire Arrays Epitaxially Grown on CuGaO2 Nanoplates as Individual Diodes.
Forticaux, A; Hacialioglu, S; DeGrave, JP; Dziedzic, R; Jin, S*.
ACS NANO, 7 (9):8224-8232; 10.1021/nn4037078 SEP 2013.
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Role of Organolithium Aggregates and Mixed Aggregates in Organolithium Mechanisms.
Reich, HJ*.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS, 113 (9):7130-7178; 10.1021/cr400187u SEP 2013.
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P&G FIRST CONFERENCE 2014
Each year, P&G hosts the "FIRST Conference" primarily intended for African American, Hispanic, and Native American doctoral and postdoctoral scientists from STEM disciplines who want to learn more about careers in industrial research and to develop a strong network of colleagues and potential hiring managers. This year the FIRST Conference will be held September 21-24, 2014, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Participants will travel to P&G's Cincinnati-based technical centers to view industrial careers in action, network with a group of successful minority scientists and other professionals whose leadership in science and technology is well established, and gain a deeper understanding of the realities of cultural and workforce diversities. All travel expenses and hotel accommodation costs will be paid by P&G. Participants could leave this conference with a day visit invitation and may be considered for future employment at P&G. This conference has been a great pipeline to many of the full time hires that we have today. Candidates from the above Affinity Groups and other qualified candidates, including foreign nationals, will be considered for participation. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or expect to receive one within 9-12 months of the conference date. To be considered for participation, all interested applicants should submit their application online by logging on to www.experiencepg.com and applying to Job # RND00002506 by June 30, 2014.
For More Information on the Conference visit: https://www.facebook.com/PGFIRST.
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COVANCE NETWORKING AND INTERVIEW DAY
For Life Science graduates! Friday, February 28th, 2:00-5:00.
Covance is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services and nutritional chemistry companies with more than 11,000 employees and global operations in more than 25 countries. Through its nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services, Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today. Attend our Networking & Interview Day:
     •    Meet with business leaders, recent graduates/new Covance employees & alumni from area
          universities
     •    Learn more about how we partner with regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical, biotech and food
          companies
     •    On the spot interviews!!
If you recently graduated with a life sciences degree, Covance has career opportunities for you! We hire college graduates with degrees in: Animal Science - Biology - Biochemistry - Biotechnology - Chemistry - Food Science Microbiology - Nutritional Science - Toxicology/Pharmacology - Zoology, etc. This is an invitation only event  RSVP is required! Space is limited and fills quickly. RSVP's will be accepted through February 25th or until event capacity is reached. If you are interested in attending our event, please send your RSVP to: wendy.yeong@covance.com. Covance is easy to find: From East Washington Avenue/Hwy 151: go north on Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd. Take your second left onto Kinsman Blvd   at the first stop sign you will see Covance's main entrance directly ahead of you. Covance: 3301 Kinsman Blvd, Madison, WI.
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BONN GRAD FELLOWSHIP 2014-15
UW Madison Graduate Student Fellowship Program at University of Bonn, Germany: The University of Bonn, Germany, will offer one academic year award and several short-term awards to UW Madison advanced graduate students (regardless of citizenship) who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member. Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project. Full description is here, http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university.... Award offers are contingent on confirmation of funding for the program by the German government.
Academic year award: The academic year award provides a maintenance allowance of approximately 10,000 Euro for the academic year for a PhD student; 7,500 Euro for a MA student. This award runs from October 2014 through July 2015.
Short term awards: There are several short term awards available (duration could be one month or up to five, depending on the needs of the project). Dissertators are preferred; however, graduate students who have not yet passed preliminary examinations for the Ph.D. will be considered. The awards provide a maintenance allowance of approximately 1000 Euro per month for a PhD level candidate, or 750 Euro per month for an MA level candidate. Short term awards cannot begin before January 2015; summer research is possible only in summer 2015. The application deadline for both programs (the academic year and short-term awards) is 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2013. Please see: http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university... for application requirements. Complete applications should be submitted to: Dr. Erin Crawley, 328 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706. About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe's top institutes of higher education. Many UW Madison applicants have come primarily from the humanities and social sciences, but Bonn is recognized as a leader in mathematics, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical research, and life- and neurosciences, with strengths also in an international computer sciences program. We welcome applications from these areas, too.
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GORDON RESEARCH SEMINAR FOR NOBLE METAL NANOPARTICLES
2014 Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Seminar, which will be held at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts during the weekend of June 14-15, 2014. It is my pleasure to invite your department's graduate students, postdoctoral students, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to participate in this conference by presenting a research poster or oral presentation. We are very excited about this Seminar and are doing our best to get the word out to interested parties! The online application form includes is an option to apply for the related GRC, which we also highly encourage for faculty and students alike: http://www.grc.org/application.aspx?id=15373. Please apply by March 14, 2014 if you would like to be considered as a speaker. The final deadline for participation with a poster is May 17, 2014. The website for the seminar can be found here: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=grs_noble. Students can apply by selecting Online Application' in the top right corner of the site. If you would like additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or my fellow associate chairs, Chris DeSantis, cdesanti@umail.iu.edu and Lisa Brown, lisabrown@rice.edu. We look forward to seeing the wonderful research from your department represented at the 2014 Noble Metal Nanoparticles GRS.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Laboratory Scientist I. The Southern Nevada Water Authority's (SNWA) Department of Water Quality and Treatment is searching for individuals who possess experience within a production analytical chemistry laboratory environment. At the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD), Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and Springs Preserve, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the community. The LVVWD provides water to more than one million people in Southern Nevada and is one of seven member agencies that make up the SNWA, an agency that addresses Southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis. The Springs Preserve is a 180-acre family attraction, featuring museums, galleries and gardens that convey a message of sustainable living in a fun, hands-on way while celebrating the history of Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Water Authority is a cooperative agency formed in 1991 to address southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis. SNWA is governed by a seven-member agency comprised of organizations that provide drinking water or reclamation services to Southern Nevada including Big Bend Water District, Boulder City, Clark County Water Reclamation District, City of Henderson, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Valley Water District and City of North Las Vegas. As part of its mission to manage regional water resources, SNWA is very active in protecting the environment. In addition to complying with federal and state water quality compliance requirements, SNWA participates in a number of activities and programs related to endangered species, environmental policy, climate change and more. Reporting to the Principal Laboratory Scientist, the Laboratory Scientist I performs a variety of compliance and noncompliance laboratory tests on raw, treated and other water samples to determine compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements; interprets and evaluates test results, enters data in LIMS and prepares reports, tables and charts; performs methods research, development, modification and optimization; participates in the laboratory's quality control program; and performs related duties as assigned. Requires graduation from a college or university with a major in either analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or a closely related field -or- microbiology or a closely related field; and two years of increasingly responsible chemical or microbiology laboratory experience in the testing and analyses typically used in a water treatment plant laboratory; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Salary: $75,959 annually. Hours of Work: M-Th, 6am - 4:30pm. Filing Deadline: 8am, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Note: this Recruitment May Close Prior to the Posted Deadline Depending upon the Applicant Pool; Therefore, Applicants Are Encouraged to Apply as Soon as Possible.) The SNWA offers outstanding benefits (health/dental, vacation/sick leave, basic life insurance), values diversity and sustains a dynamic work environment. To Be Considered for this Position, please apply on-line at: http://www.lvwaterjobs.com. Faxes and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application package.
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Covance. Entry Level Study Technician - Toxicology - Madison, WI. Job Code: 45124BR. Job Location: Madison, WI. Technician Animal Care. Job Description: Biology, Zoology, Animal Science and Chemistry Grad. 1st and 2nd shifts are available! At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance's impressive history of company stability and growth. We've achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team's capabilities. Imagine being involved in cutting edge projects that change the course of our industry on a daily basis. At Covance, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development service companies, you will have an opportunity to build an exciting career while you make a direct impact on the lives of millions. We are seeking Study Technicians for the following area: Toxicology In-Life   Collects, documents, and manages pertinent data related to Toxicology studies, including laboratory animal observations, test material administration and sample collection.
Job responsibilities:
     •    Assess and document clinical observations, body weight data, food consumption data,
          environmental
          data, and other data on the appropriate data collection system (or by hand when necessary).
     •    Interpret a protocol.
     •    Perform study management, data organization, QA audit response, internal and external client
          communication skills, and quality check procedures.
     •    Ensure that a study is conducted according to protocol, SOPs and government regulations.
     •    Learns to utilize computer software for forms and procedure generation.
     •    Perform basic dosing techniques and restraint procedures.
     •    Learns advanced dosing and clinical sampling techniques.
     •    Learns basic ECG, blood pressure, and body temperature measurement procedures as
          appropriate.
     •    Maintains animal rooms and equipment in compliance with AAALAC requirements.
     •    Recognizes deviations from expected results and takes appropriate action.
     •    Recommends modifications in test methods or procedures.
     •    Able to adapt techniques to new procedures or particular needs as directed.
     •    Effectively schedules multiple assignments.
     •    Maintains well documented laboratory records.
     •    Reviews own data and identifies potential problems.
     •    May train and instruct less experienced staff.
     •    Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and corrective action, when
          necessary.
Experience in pet stores, animal labs, farms, kennels, breeders, veterinary clinics, or other experience with animals should be indicated on your resume! The minimum education, experience and qualifications for the Technician positions include: Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, or Associate degree in Veterinary Technology with a minimum of six months experience at the level equivalent to a Study Technician I.
Experience may be substituted for education requirements:
     •    Ability to accurately read, record, and communicate information.
     •    Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals of all species.
     •    AALAS certification at Laboratory Animal Technician level desirable.
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. Covance's ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.
There is no better time to join us! Education/Qualifications N/A. Experience Special Factors: Overtime and weekend work as required; Mandatory immunizations and screening as required; Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting throughout the day; prolonged standing; extended hand manipulation, including but not limited to, grasping and holding; May work with potentially hazardous substances, not limited to potential or known teratogens or carcinogens and/or radiolabeled test materials; Work may require PPE (Personal Protective equipment. EEO Employer Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us. Contact: Covance, Madison, Wisconsin, Apply URL: http://jobsearch.covance.com/jobs/952619-pdf.aspx.
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