UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 6/27/2011

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXV - No. 20
June 27th, 2011

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WISL's Professor Bassam Shakhashiri & Dr. Rodney Schreiner Present The Science of Fireworks
Join the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy's Prof. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri and Dr. Rodney Schreiner on Saturday, July 2nd at the Memorial Union Terrace for the Science of Fireworks, with special guests UW Director of Bands Mike Leckrone and members of his UW marching band! Beginning at 8:15 p.m., Prof. Shakhashiri and Dr. Schreiner will demonstrate the colorful and dazzling scientific phenomena that go into producing the fireworks that are the star attraction of Rhythm and Booms each year. For more information on WISL and the science behind fireworks, visit www.scifun.org.
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Chemistry Departments Team Races in the 2011 Capital Lakes DragonFest
The Chemistry Department once again had a team in the 2011 Capital Lakes DragonFest, Team Zinc. They had  two races on Saturday. The races were on Lake Wingra, staged from Vilas Park near the zoo.  This was the second year of the Capital Lakes DragonFest, and the second year that UW Chemistry students have participated (see pictures from last year in the centerfold of The Badger Chemist). They we're one of 31 teams. Thanks to Martha Vestling for her sponsorship; proceeds benefit the programs of Team Survivor Madison. For more information, see http://www.capitallakesdragonfest.com/.
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SEMINARS
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July 16th, 2011 - Organic Special Event - Professor Ed Vedejs Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ed Vedejs Symposium, Reunion, Retirement and Birthday Celebration.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - Chemistry Snout Out, 12:00 p.m., Rennebolm Park. Snout Out Picnic for the Chemistry Department, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students and their guests.
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The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Awards Deadlines
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the applications deadlines for the following programs:
•    Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry, deadline August 25, 2011.
The application deadlines for the following programs will be in 2012.
•    Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award program, deadline February 2012.
•    Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences, deadline May 2012.
•    Senior Scientist Mentor Program, August 2012.
Additional information and application procedures are available on the Foundation Web site: http://www.dreyfus.org.
Please note the November 2, 2011, deadline for nominations to the following two Dreyfus-sponsored awards: the ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences and the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. Additional information on these two programs is available at the ACS web site: http://www.acs.org.
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The 2011 Madison Organic Chemistry Symposium in Honor of Professor Edwin Vedejs
Vedejs Reunion, Retirement and Birthday Celebration
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Symposium speakers include:
Professor Phil Fuchs - Purdue University
Professor Fred West - University of Alberta
Professor Don Warner - Boise State University
Professor Steven Diver - University of Buffalo
Dr. Janet Grissom
Professor Art Cammers - University of Kentucky
Dr. Linus Lin and Dr. Artis Klapars - Merck
Professor Robert Twieg - Kent State University
Professor Olafs Daugulis - University of Houston
The link for additional information: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/organic/symposium/symposium_2011.htm.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Nonspherical polysaccharide vesicles and their shape and volume regulation via osmotically sensitive channels.
Chen, Y; Qian, HQ; Zheng, XC; Jiang, XQ; Yu, H*; Zhang, LY.
SOFT MATTER 7 (12): 5519-5523 2011.
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Enantioselective Pd(II)-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Amidation of Alkenes and Insights into the Role of Electronic Asymmetry in Pyridine-Oxazoline Ligands.
McDonald, RI; White, PB; Weinstein, AB; Tam, CP; Stahl, SS*.
ORGANIC LETTERS 13 (11): 2830-2833 JUN 3 2011.
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Hydrogen bonding at the water surface revealed by isotopic dilution spectroscopy.
Stiopkin, IV; Weeraman, C; Pieniazek, PA; Shalhout, FY; Skinner, JL*; Benderskii, AV.
NATURE 474 (7350): 192-195 JUN 9 2011.
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Microphase Separation Mode-Dependent Mechanical Response in Poly(vinyl ester)/PEO Triblock Copolymers.
Lipscomb, CE; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES 44 (11): 4401-4409 JUN 14 2011.
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A Quantitative Proteomic Approach to Prion Disease Biomarker Research: Delving into the Glycoproteome.
Wei, X; Herbst, A; Ma, D; Aiken, J; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 10 (6): 2687-2702 JUN 2011.
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Identification of Chromatophore Membrane Protein Complexes Formed under Different Nitrogen Availability Conditions in Rhodospirillum rubrum.
Selao, TT; Branca, R; Chae, PS; Lehtio, J; Gellman, SH*; Rasmussen, SGF; Nordlund, S; Noren, A.
JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 10 (6): 2703-2714 JUN 2011.
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Evolution of glassy gratings with variable aspect ratios under surface diffusion.
Malshe, R; Ediger, MD*; Yu, L; de Pablo, JJ.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 134 (19): Art. No. 194704 MAY 21 2011.
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Degradable Polyelectrolyte Multilayers that Promote the Release of siRNA.
Flessner, RM; Jewell, CM; Anderson, DG; Lynn, DM*.
LANGMUIR 27 (12): 7868-7876 JUN 21 2011.
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H-1-Detected C-13 Photo-CIDNP as a Sensitivity Enhancement Tool in Solution NMR.
Lee, JH; Sekhar, A; Cavagnero, S*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (21): 8062-8065 JUN 1 2011.
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Rational Solution Growth of alpha-FeOOH Nanowires Driven by Screw Dislocations and Their Conversion to alpha-Fe2O3 Nanowires.
Meng, F; Morin, SA; Jin, S*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (22): 8408-8411 JUN 8 2011.
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Direct Measurement of Molecular Motion in Freestanding Polystyrene Thin Films.
Paeng, K; Swallen, SF; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 133 (22): 8444-8447 JUN 8 2011.
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Evidence for a One-Electron Mechanistic Regime in Dirhodium-Catalyzed Intermolecular C-H Amination.
Kornecki, KP; Berry, JF*.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 17 (21): 5827-5832 MAY 2011.
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Entropy-Based Mechanism of Ribosome-Nucleoid Segregation in E. coli Cells.
Mondal, J; Bratton, BP; Li, YJ; Yethiraj, A*; Weisshaar, JC*.
BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 100 (11): 2605-2613 JUN 8 2011.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Northern Arizona University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Laboratory Manager. Applications are invited for a fiscal year classified staff position as Laboratory Manager in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The individual will manage instructional labs in fundamental general chemistry (CHM 130L), fundamental organic chemistry (CHM 230L), and organic chemistry (CHM 235L and 238L). Major duties will include developing, preparing, and instructing these labs as well as training and supervising teaching assistants to instruct these labs. The CHM 130L and 230L labs will be "green" chemistry labs that do not require the use of chemical fume hoods. Minimum qualifications include a M.S. in Chemistry and 3 years of teaching experience, which includes 2 years of supervisory experience OR equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education. Preference will be given to applicants with strong backgrounds in organic chemistry, knowledge of green chemistry principles, experience in teaching organic chemistry labs, experience supervising laboratory teaching assistants, and experience working and interacting with diverse cultures. Review of applications will begin on June 29, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at the HR Website: http://hr.nau.edu, 3 staff openings, careers@nau, position 558798). Northern Arizona University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check is a requirement of employment. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. For more information visit the HR Web site: http://hr.nau.edu or contact: Marin Robinson, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 928-523-3008, marin.robinson@nau.edu. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry currently has 18 full-time faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department offers several B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry including two ACS-certified degrees. The department typically has 15 graduate and more than 250 undergraduate students each year. The Department supports NMR (400 MHz), GC, GC-MS, ICP-MS, FTIR, AA, and UV-vis instrumentation.
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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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Postdoctoral Positions, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, Waterman Research Group, Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry. Opening for two postdoctoral research associates are available in the Waterman Research Group at the University of Vermont. General information about our research can be found on line (www.uvm.edu/~rwaterm1). Group research involves synthetic and mechanistic inorganic and organometallic chemistry, which require experience in air-sensitive chemical manipulation and routine characterization techniques (NMR, IR, X-ray, etc.). Both positions support our efforts in bond forming catalysis for main-group chemistry including phosphine dehydrocoupling reactions and phosphinidene chemistry.
Position 1 couples teaching and research. The interested candidate would teach undergraduate-level inorganic chemistry in the spring of 2012 beyond typical research work. Appropriate guidance and supervision would be provided for a new teacher.
Position 2 is a typical research postdoctoral position. Both candidates are expected to exhibit leadership in the laboratory as role models for students. Candidates are expected to have a Ph. D. degree in a relevant field with a record of productivity, and ideal candidates are motivated, creative researchers looking for a stimulating environment to develop skills and experience relating to homogenous organometallic catalysis.
Selected candidates can start anytime after August 1, and the appointment is for one year with extension upon mutual agreement. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Please send cover letter and curriculum vita and be ready to have 2 3 letters of recommendation submitted upon request. Contact: Professor Rory Waterman, Department of Chemistry, Cook Physical Science Building, 82 University Place, Burlington, VT 05405, e-mail: rory.waterman@uvm.edu.
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