UW Madison Chemistry newsletter for 4/02/2012

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVI - No. 12 April 2nd, 2012

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2012 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

April 10th, 2012 May 8th, 2012

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

April 17th, 2012 May 1st, 2012 May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

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SEMINARS
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Monday, April 9th, 2012 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary Douberly, University of Georgia. "High Resolution Laser Spectroscopy of Radical Containing Complexes and Radical Reaction Products in Helium Nanodroplets"
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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ranko Richert, Arizona State University. "Nonlinear Dielectric Response and Enthalpy Relaxation in Supercooled Liquids"
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Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey Johnson, Hope College. "Transition Metal-Catalyzed Activation of Carbon-Carbon Single Bonds: From Mechanistic Understanding to New Methodologies"
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Kenneth Poeppelmeier, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - Organic Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Harold Kroto, Florida State University. "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"
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Friday, April 13th, 2012 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Harold Kroto, Florida State University. "Science, Lost in Translation?"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Effect of secondary structure on the self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules: A multiscale simulation study.
Mondal, J; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 136 (8):10.1063/1.3689298 FEB 28 2012.
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Facile Solution Synthesis of alpha-FeF3 center dot 3H(2)O Nanowires and Their Conversion to alpha-Fe2O3 Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical Application.
Li, LS; Yu, YH; Meng, F; Tan, YZ; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 12 (2):724-731; 10.1021/nl2036854 FEB 2012.
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Addition of ascorbic acid to the extracellular environment activates lipoplexes of a ferrocenyl lipid and promotes cell transfection.
Aytar, BS; Muller, JPE; Golan, S; Hata, S; Takahashi, H; Kondo, Y; Talmon, Y; Abbott, NL; Lynn, DM*.
JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 157 (2):249-259; 10.1016/j.jconrel.2011.09.074 JAN 30 2012.
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Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water at Interfaces.
Skinner, JL*; Pieniazek, PA; Gruenbaum, SM.
ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, 45 (1):93-100; SI 10.1021/ar200122a JAN 2012.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Department of Chemistry at Seattle University invites applications for two Lecturer sabbatical replacements. These are full-time, one-year, non-tenure track positions, one in organic chemistry and one in general chemistry, beginning Sept. 2012. The ACS approved Chemistry Department at Seattle University offers bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.  A Ph.D. in chemistry or highly related discipline, promise of teaching excellence, and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential. Applications should be submitted via the university's jobs website: https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Required materials include curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Joseph Langenhan (langenha@seattleu.edu, organic) or Prof. Vicky Minderhout (vicky@seattleu.edu, general). Review of applications will begin April 10, 2012.  Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.
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