UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/20/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 6
February 20th, 2012

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JR Schmidt Named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
Assistant Professor JR Schmidt has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. To quote the Sloan Foundation: "... this is an extraordinarily competitive award involving nominations for most of the very best scholars of your generation from the United States and Canada." Congratulations, JR!
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Howard Zimmerman Memorial Fund Information
The Chemistry Department has established a fund at the UW Foundation for donations in Howard's memory. The fund will be used to sponsor a Named Lectureship, a Scholarship, a Graduate Fellowship, or some other named opportunity, depending on the size of the endowment. Memorials can be made payable to the UW Foundation-Howard E. Zimmerman Memorial Fund, US Bank Lockbox 78807, Milwaukee, WI  53278. If you prefer to donate on line, go to http://www.chem.wisc.edu/ and click on "Donate" in the upper right corner. This will take you to a donation form at the UW Foundation prefilled for Chemistry.  Replace the verbiage "Department of Chemistry  (1222137)" with "Howard E. Zimmerman Memorial Fund (12227460)," and finish filling out the form.
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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 13th, 2012 April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

February 21st, 2012 March 6th, 2012 March 20th, 2012
April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

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SEMINARS
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 - John D. Ferry Lectureship in Macromolecular Science Seminar, 3:00 p.m., 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Edward Kramer, University of California-Santa Barbara. "Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Cylinders by Graphoepitaxy: Fundamental Physical Limits to Cylinder Spacing"
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 - McElvain Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 115 Chemistry Building. Professor Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan. "New Developments in Metal-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization"
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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, - John D. Ferry Lectureship in Macromolecular Science Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Edward Kramer, University of California-Santa Barbara. "Solvent Deposited Thin Film Organic Photovoltaics: Probing the Mechansims of Morphology Development"
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jason D'Acchioli, UW-Stevens Point. "The Accidental Chemist: Unexpected Paths In Organometallic, Coordination, and Computational Chemistry"
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Janelle Steves of the Stahl Group, UW-Madison.
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 in the Materials Science and Engineering Building. Tom Krupenkin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison. "Reverse Electrowetting - A New Approach to High-Power Harvesting of Mechanical Energy"
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Friday, February 24th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Ramsey Kropp, ECT Grad Student.
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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Zach Ball, Rice University.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Murphy, University of Toronto. "Detecting and Understanding Reduced Nitrogen in the Atmosphere"
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Friday, March 2nd, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Curtis Hedman, ECT Grad Student.
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Monday, March 5th, 2012 - Theoretical Seminar, 3:30 p.m, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Francesco Paesani, University of California-San Diego. "Molecular-Level Modeling of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Breathing, Adsorption and Quantum Effects"
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zoe Samer, McMahon Group.                                  
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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A conserved interaction with the chromophore of fluorescent proteins.
Choudhary, A; Kamer, KJ; Raines, RT*.
PROTEIN SCIENCE, 21 (2):171-177; 10.1002/pro.762 FEB 2012.
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A Citric Acid-Derived Ligand for Modular Functionalization of Metal Oxide Surfaces via "Click" Chemistry.
Bishop, LM; Yeager, JC; Chen, X; Wheeler, JN; Torelli, MD; Benson, MC; Burke, SD*; Pedersen, JA; Hamers, RJ*.
LANGMUIR, 28 (2):1322-1329; 10.1021/la204145t JAN 17 2012.
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Effects of Ethynyl Substitution on Cyclobutadiene.
Esselman, BJ; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 116 (1):483-490; 10.1021/jp206478q JAN 12 2012.
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Photochemistry of CpMn(CO)(3) and Related Derivatives: Spectroscopic Observation of Singlet and Triplet CpMn(CO)(2).
Kemnitz, CR; Ball, ES; McMahon, RJ*.
ORGANOMETALLICS, 31 (1):70-84; 10.1021/om200555e JAN 9 2012.
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Versatile grafting chemistry for creation of stable molecular layers on oxides.
Paoprasert, P; Kandala, S; Sweat, DP; Ruther, R; Gopalan, P*.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 22 (3):1046-1053; 10.1039/c1jm13293h 2012.
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Unraveling the Complexity of Ubiquitin Signaling.
Strieter, ER*; Korasick, DA.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 7 (1):52-63; 10.1021/cb2004059 JAN 2012.
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{1,2-Bis[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl-kappa N(2))methyl]benzene}dichloridozinc(II).
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Budhai, A; Darkwa, J.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE, 67 M1715-U1703; Part 12 10.1107/S1600536811046368 DEC 2011.
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Synthesis of Propargylic and Allenic Carbamates via the C-H Amination of Alkynes.
Grigg, RD; Rigoli, JW; Pearce, SD; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (1):280-283; 10.1021/ol203055v JAN 6 2012.
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Sheet-Like Assemblies of Charged Amphiphilic alpha/beta-Peptides at the Air-Water Interface.
Segman-Magidovich, S; Lee, MR; Vaiser, V; Struth, B; Gellman, SH*; Rapaport, H.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 17 (52):14857-14866; 10.1002/chem.201101775 DEC 2011.
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Reactions of solvated electrons initiated by collisions of sodium atoms at the vacuum-liquid interface.
Alexander, WA; Minton, TK; Wiens, JP; Nathanson, GM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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New mass spectrometry technology for protein sequence analysis and beyond.
Coon, JJ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Enones in visible light photocatalysis.
Du, JN; Yoon, TP*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Mechanistic aspects of selectivity in the hydroformylation of olefins catalyzed by rhodium bisdiazaphos complexes.
Froese, RD; Landis, CR*; Watkins, AL.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Synthesis of palladapyrrolidinones and allene functionalization via methylene aziridines.
Hershberger, JC; Schomaker, JM*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Tailored synthetic surfaces to control pluripotent cell propagation and differentiation.
Kiessling, LL*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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ChemPRIME: An online wiki textbook with exemplars.
Moore, JW*; Vitz, E; Shorb, J.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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From SERAPHIM to ChemEd DL.
Moore, JW*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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NICA-Donnan modeling of cationic and zwitterionic antibiotic interaction with dissolved humic acid.
Pedersen, JA; Christl, I; Schmidt, JR*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Assessment of neuroprotection through activation of the Nrf2-ARE pathway using silicon derivatives of N-acteyl L-cysteine.
Reedy, M; Zakai, UI; Williamson, T; Amirahmadi, S; Johnson, D; West, R*; Johnson, J.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Compositional polydispersity effects on the solution self-assembly of triblock copolymer surfactants.
Schmitt, AL; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Seeing (and hearing and tasting and smelling) is believing (perhaps).
Schreiner, R*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Jerry Bell: Joyful chemist extraordinaire.
Shakhashiri, BZ*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Overcoming the oxidant problem: Implementing strategies for aerobic oxidation of C-H bonds.
Stahl, SS*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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Molecular structure and morphology influence ionic conductivity in polymerized ionic liquid homopolymers and block copolymers.
Weber, RL; Ye, YS; Elabd, YA; Mahanthappa, MK*.
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242 AUG 28 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy is seeking applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track faculty position in the Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science to enhance the School's interdisciplinary research. Professorial rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant's training and experience. Applicants for this 12-month appointment should possess a Ph.D. and a record of sustainable funded research. The position also involves service and teaching in the Doctor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate programs and interdisciplinary research with other funded programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus. Preference will be given to laboratory researchers working in bioanalysis and biomarkers, for example, inflammatory markers and other mediators involved in the pathologies of trauma, sepsis, cancer, hemodynamic, metabolic or airway disorders. It is likely that the applicant will make use of our bioanalytical core laboratory enabling research involving LC-MS-MS for quantitative and qualitative biomarker  investigations. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity for involvement in the School's Center for Biomarker Research and Personalized Medicine. VCU is one of about 55 research universities nationwide to receive NIH funding for translational research through an interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Science Award. The successful candidate will find VCU to be an exciting environment for collaborative research since the School of Pharmacy has close links with the School of Engineering and is situated on the MCV Campus that houses the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Allied Health Professions, a 1,000 bed tertiary care teaching hospital and a Level 1 Trauma Center. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. and a record of sustainable funded research. Candidates should either have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or be prepared to offer a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Interested persons should visit the School's website at: http://www.pharmacy.vcu.edu/pharmaceutics and send a letter including a brief description of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to: Peter R. Byron, Ph.D., Search Committee and Department Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Campus, PO Box 980533, Richmond, VA 23298-0533, e-mail: prbyron@vcu.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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