UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 2/28/2011

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XXXV - No. 8 February 28th, 2011

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Josh Coon Receives The 2011 Arthur F. Findeis Award
Professor Josh Coon is the recipient of the 2011 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist. This prestigious ACS award is sponsored by Philip Morris, USA. Josh will be honored at a symposium and an awards reception at the August ACS meeting in Denver. Congratulations, Josh!
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Rachel Selinisky Wins The T-Shirt Design Contest
Congratulations to Rachel Selinsky who is the winner of the T-shirt design contest. Her design will be featured on this year's chemistry department t-shirt. Her design will also be featured as the cover of the department booklets given to the prospective graduate students.
The cost of the t-shirt is $10. Men's and women's sizes are available.
Black polo shirts (w/ pocket for Men, w/out pocket for Women) are also being offered. They will feature the same embroidered logo as the previous year. The logo will be on the left side.
The cost of the polo shirt is $25, men (w/ pocket) and women (w/out pocket) sizes are available.
To download the order form, view the designs/sample shirts, and sizing information go to: http://gsflc.chem.wisc.edu/content/2011-t-shirt-results.
Orders must be submitted by 5 pm on March 4th. The order form must be enclosed with cash or check (made to: Katie Whitaker) to the GSFLC mailbox.
Questions can be directed to Michelle Cooperrider (mcooperrider@chem.wisc.edu) or Katie Whitaker (kwhitaker@chem.wisc.edu).
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2011 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

March 22nd, 2011 April 12th, 2011 May 3rd, 2011

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

March 1st, 2011 March 15th, 2011 April 5th, 2011
April 19th, 2011 May 10th, 2011  

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Bergman.
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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de Pablo, UW-Madison, Chemical and Biological Engineering.
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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicolai Lehnert, University of Michigan.
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Imperiali, MIT.
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Hamilton, UW-Platteville.
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 of the Materials Science and Engineering building at 1509 University Avenue. John R. Abelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "The Role of Subcritical Nuclei in the Crystallization Speed of Phase Change Memory Materials"
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Physical McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Donald G. Truhlar, University of Minnesota
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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brad Nilsson, University of Rochester.
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Brudvig, Yale University.
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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Blum, University of California, Irvine.
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Younan Xia, Washington University, St. Louis.
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Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - Analytical/Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Trimpin, Wayne State University.
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dr. K.V. Reddy, Founder and President of Printel, Inc.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip Cole, Johns-Hopkins University.
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giulia A. Galli, University of California, Davis.
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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ryan Bailey, The University of Illinois, UC.
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Monday, April 11th, 2011 - Ferry Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University.
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Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Thursday, April 13th, 2011 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts -Amherst.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 - Organic Seminar - Abbott Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Professor Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 - Chemistry Department Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Barry Sharpless, The Scripps Research Institute.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Dr. John Tallarico, Novartis.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel P. Raleigh, SUNY Stony Brook.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoff Coates, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2010 -Materials Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Srikanth Sastry, Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hirschmann Lectures - Professor Donald Hilvert, ETH Honggerberg.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Meyer, Johns Hopkins University.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mildred Dresselhaus, MIT.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil Powers, University of California, Davis.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malika Jeffries-El, Iowa State University.
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark S. Gordon, Iowa State University.
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Amy Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kim Prather, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
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Tuesday, May 9th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kian Tan, Boston University.
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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Ribonuclease S redux.
Watkins, RW; Arnold, U; Raines, RT*.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS 47 (3): 973-975 2011.
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Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of o-Xylene: Discovery of 2-Fluoropyridine as a Ligand to Support Selective Pd-Catalyzed C-H Functionalization.
Izawa, Y; Stahl, SS*.
ADVANCED SYNTHESIS & CATALYSIS 352 (18): 3223-3229 DEC 17 2010.
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Vibrational energy relaxation of small molecules and ions in liquids.
Skinner, JL*.
THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY ACCOUNTS 128 (2): 147-155 JAN 2011.
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Surface functionalization of thin-film diamond for highly stable and selective biological interfaces.
Stavis, C; Clare, TL; Butler, JE; Radadia, AD; Carr, R; Zeng, HJ; King, WP; Carlisle, JA; Aksimentiev, A; Bashir, R; Hamers, RJ*.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 108 (3): 983-988 JAN 18 2011.
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Regioselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of 1,3-Dienes to Highly Enantioenriched beta,gamma-Unsaturated Aldehyes with Diazaphospholane Ligands.
Watkins, AL; Landis, CR*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 13 (1): 164-167 JAN 7 2011.
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Characterization of the InmKLM Genes Unveiling Key Intermediates for beta-Alkylation in Leinamycin Biosynthesis.
Huang, Y; Huang, SX; Ju, JH; Tang, GL; Liu, T; Shen, B*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 13 (3): 498-501 FEB 4 2011.
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Crowding Effects on Protein Association: Effect of Interactions between Crowding Agents.
Kim, JS; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 115 (2): 347-353 JAN 20 2011.
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Fabrication of covalently crosslinked and amine-reactive microcapsules by reactive layer-by-layer assembly of azlactone-containing polymer multilayers on sacrificial microparticle templates.
Saurer, EM; Flessner, RM; Buck, ME; Lynn, DM*.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY 21 (6): 1736-1745 2011.
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Nanostructured silicon for high capacity lithium battery anodes.
Szczech, JR; Jin, S*.
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 4 (1): 56-72 JAN 2011.
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On the Trimerization of Cyanoacetylene: Mechanism of Formation of Tricyanobenzene Isomers and Laboratory Detection of Their Radio Spectra.
Hopf, H; Mlynek, C; McMahon, RJ*; Menke, JL; Lesarri, A; Rosemeyer, M; Grabow, JU.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 16 (47): 14115-14123 2010.
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Introduction to Bacterial Signals and Chemical Communication.
Blackwell, HE*; Fuqua, C.
CHEMICAL REVIEWS 111 (1): 1-3 JAN 2011.
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Quorum Sensing in Bacterial Species that Use Degenerate Autoinducers Can Be Tuned by Using Structurally Identical Non-native Ligands.
Palmer, AG; Streng, E; Jewell, KA; Blackwell, HE*.
CHEMBIOCHEM 12 (1): 138-147 JAN 3 2011.
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O-2 insertion into a palladium(II)-hydride bond: Observation of mechanistic crossover between HX-reductive-elimination and hydrogen-atom-abstraction pathways.
Konnick, MM; Decharin, N; Popp, BV; Stahl, SS*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE 2 (2): 326-330 2011.
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