UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 8/18/2014

Bucky UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY NEWSLETTER
XXXVIII - No. 24 August 18th, 2014

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IVE HERMANS NAMED A 2014 EMERGING RESEARCHER
Congratulations to Professor Ive Hermans on being named a 2014 Emerging Researcher by the ACS Division of Energy & Fuels!  The award recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions to the field of energy and fuel chemistry. Congratulations, Ive!
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ALISON WENDLANDT TO RECEIVE AN ALDRICH / ALFRED R. BADER AWARD
Congratulations to Alison Wendlandt, grad student in the Stahl group, on being selected to receive an Aldrich / Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology.  Alison will give a short presentation on her research at the Award Symposium on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at the Aldrich campus in Milwaukee. Congratulations, Alison!
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WELCOME JEANNE WELLMAN TO THE UNDERGRADUATE OFFICE
Please join me in welcoming Jeanne Wellman to the Chemistry Department! Jeanne started on Friday, Aug 15, as an LTE replacing Zoe Samer. Jeanne comes with administrative experience in other UW Madison offices, including the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty and the L&S Associate Dean's Office. While she and I spell our names exactly the same, Jeanne W. pronounces hers with two syllables ("Jean-nie"), whereas mine is one. So hopefully we won't get too confused! Welcome Jeanne W.! Jeanne W. and Nora Burnham will be working together to support our undergraduate program. For now, Jeanne W. will be taking primary responsibility for room reservations, with Nora as backup. Nora will be primary on student enrollment issues. I will update instructors later on how other responsibilities are divided, once things settle down a bit. Welcome Jeanne!!
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2014-15 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Sept 9, 2014 Oct 14, 2014 Nov 11, 2014 Dec 9, 2014
Feb 10, 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 May 12, 2015

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

Sept 2, 2014 Sept 23, 2014 Oct 7, 2014 Oct 21, 2014 Nov 4, 2014
Nov 18, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Dec 16, 2014 Jan 20, 2015 Feb 3, 2015
Feb 17, 2015 Mar 3, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Apr 21, 2015
May 5, 2015 May 26, 2015      

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Varsity Hall Union South. Department of Chemistry, "Fifth Qualifier"
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335. Dr. Manabu Abe Professor of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 - Department, General, Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 3:00 pm, Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Ralf Ludwig, University of Rostock - Germany "Probing Molecular Interaction in Ionic Liquids by Low Frequency Spectroscopy: Coulomb Energy, Hydrogen Bonding and Dispersion Forces"
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. Professor Oleg Prezhdo, University of Southern California "Quantum Dots   Artificial Atoms, Large Molecules or Small Pieces of Bulk? Insights from Time-Domain Ab Initio Studies"
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 1:30 pm, 9341. "Department Meeting"
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Susan Kauzlarich, University of California - Davis "Seminar -TBA"
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 4:00 pm, 9341 Chemistry. Cheri Barta & Desiree Bates - Organizers, UW Madison Department of Chemistry "CHOPs Graduate Recruiting Event Sept 11 - 13"
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - Department, Materials, Physical Lecture, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University "Combining Chemistry, Engineering and Biology to develop novel antifouling materials"
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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Lynden Archer, Cornell University "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "McElvain TBD"
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Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - General, Graduate Special Event, 4:00 pm, TBA. Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian, UW-Madison "Keeping Current with Chemical Literature"
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Dr. William Banholzer, UW Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/Chemistry "William Banholzer - Department Colloquium"
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Saturday, September 20th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 12:00 pm, Rennebohm Park. GSFLC, "Snout-Out"
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Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University "Materials Seminar"
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Julie Biteen, University of Michigan "Single-Molecule Imaging and Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence: Understanding of Bacterial Function on the Nanoscale"
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong, UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Wenbin Lin, The University of Chicago "Seminar -TBA"
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Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). Professor Lai-Sheng Wang, Brown University "Electrospray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: From Multiply Charged Anions to Ultracold Anions"
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Characteristics of Lamellar Mesophases in Strongly Segregated Broad Dispersity ABA Triblock Copolymers.
Schmitt, AK; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES, 47 (13):4346-4356; 10.1021/ma5006233 JUL 8 2014.
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Rhamnose Glycoconjugates for the Recruitment of Endogenous Anti-Carbohydrate Antibodies to Tumor Cells.
Sheridan, RTC; Hudon, J; Hank, JA; Sondel, PM; Kiessling, LL*.
CHEMBIOCHEM, 15 (10):1393-1398; 10.1002/cbic.201402019 JUL 7 2014.
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Backbone modification of a polypeptide drug alters duration of action in vivo.
Cheloha, RW; Maeda, A; Dean, T; Gardella, TJ; Gellman, SH*.
NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY, 32 (7):653-+; 10.1038/nbt.2920 JUL 2014.
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Complete stereodivergence in the synthesis of 2-amino-1,3-diols from allenes.
Adams, CS; Grigg, RD; Schomaker, JM*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 5 (8):3046-3056; 10.1039/c4sc01214c 2014.
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Density functional tight binding: values of semi-empirical methods in an ab initio era.
Cui, Q*; Elstner, M.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 16 (28):14368-14377; 10.1039/c4cp00908h 2014.
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Two interdependent mechanisms of antimicrobial activity allow for efficient killing in nylon-3-based polymeric mimics of innate immunity peptides.
Lee, MW; Chakraborty, S; Schmidt, NW; Murgai, R; Gellman, SH*; Wong, GCL.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-biomembranes, 1838 (9):2269-2279; SI 10.1016/j.bbamem.2014.04.007 SEP 2014.
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High-Performance Electrocatalysis Using Metallic Cobalt Pyrite (CoS2) Micro- and Nanostructures.
Faber, MS; Dziedzic, R; Lukowski, MA; Kaiser, NS; Ding, Q; Jin, S*.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (28):10053-10061; 10.1021/ja504099w JUL 16 2014.
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Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of Arenes: Evidence for Transmetalation between Two Pd(II)-Aryl Intermediates.
Wang, D; Izawa, Y; Stahl, SS*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136 (28):9914-9917; 10.1021/ja505405u JUL 16 2014.
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JJL.
Moore, JW*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 91 (7):947-950; 10.1021/ed5004383 JUL 2014.
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Free Energy Calculations for the Peripheral Binding of Proteins/Peptides to an Anionic Membrane. 1. Implicit Membrane Models.
Zhang, LL; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION, 10 (7):2845-2859; 10.1021/ct500218p JUL 2014.
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Ligand-Free Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling Reactions Using an Inexpensive Aqueous Palladium Source: A Synthetic and Computational Exercise for the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory.
Hill, NJ*; Bowman, MD; Esselman, BJ; Byron, SD; Kreitinger, J; Leadbeater, NE.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 91 (7):1054-1057; 10.1021/ed400531w JUL 2014.
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Hydrophobicity and Helicity Regulate the Antifungal Activity of 14-Helical beta-Peptides.
Lee, MR; Raman, N; Gellman, SH*; Lynn, DM*; Palecek, SP.
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY, 9 (7):1613-1621; 10.1021/cb500203e JUL 2014.
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Growth and characterization of horizontal GaN wires on silicon.
Zou, XB; Lu, X; Lucas, R; Kuech, TF; Choi, JW; Gopalan, P*; Lau, KM.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104 (26):10.1063/1.4886126 JUN 30 2014.
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Resonant vibrational energy transfer in ice Ih.
Shi, L; Li, F; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140 (24):10.1063/1.4883913 JUN 28 2014.
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Recent Advances in Mass Spectrometry-Based Glycoproteomics.
Frost, DC; Li, LJ*.
Proteomics in Biomedicine and Pharmacology, 95 71-123; 10.1016/B978-0-12-800453-1.00003-8 2014.
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CHOPs UPDATE
Dear faculty, staff and students,
Please mark your calendar for this year's CHOPs event which is approaching fast on Sept. 11-13.  Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs) is a program that invites highly qualified underrepresented students to the UW-Madison Chemistry Department for an all-expense paid weekend to explore the chemistry graduate program. This year we have 15 confirmed participants.
We will attach a schedule of events closer to the date.  Keep watch for future emails on ways to participate.
Best, Cheri Barta & Desiree Bates  
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SNOUT OUT - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
Hello everyone,
The 31st annual Snout-Out will take place from 12 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, September 20th, at Rennebohm Park. There will be plenty of food and drinks, and of course the softball tournament - bragging rights are at stake! Registration forms will be sent out in mid-August, but for now, mark the date on your calendar!
Thanks! The GSFLC.
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UW-MADISON SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street
The inaugural Scholarly Publishing Symposium will create a space for campus-wide conversation about today's publishing landscape, in particular the way in which graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career faculty approach publishing decisions.  Topics will include publication options for the dissertation and first book, open access and creative commons, e-publishing innovations, economic infrastructure of publishing, and more.  The keynote speaker is Peter Binfield, publisher, co-founder of PeerJ, and formerly of PLoS ONE; additional national speakers and panelists will provide a broad range of perspectives and inspire discussion.
Registration opens August 18.  More details, including agenda, presenters, and panelists, are forthcoming. This event is hosted by the Graduate School and the Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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The Chemistry Department at Pomona College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Inorganic Chemistry beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. Teaching responsibilities will include coursework in inorganic chemistry and either general or organic chemistry. The appointee will be expected to initiate and sustain an externally funded research program that involves the participation of undergraduates. Applicants should supply a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a summary of research plans, a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted via: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/iobs/4281. Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2014. The Chemistry Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have had experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.
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The Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks to fill two or more tenure-track faculty positions. The areas of emphasis are Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical or Analytical Chemistry, but candidates from all areas will be considered. Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments  with other campus units. Candidates for appointment at the assistant professor level should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, summary of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference. Candidates at advanced levels should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, and a brief description of research plans (particularly if future plans differ significantly from past efforts). All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4204. The application deadline is September 15, 2014 with application review continuing until the positions are filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.
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The Department of Chemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Organic Chemistry starting September 2015. All areas of Organic Chemistry will be considered. Experience in synthesis, computational methods, and/or in material science will be viewed favorably. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the Introductory and Organic Chemistry sequences. The successful applicant will join a research active undergraduate program. A Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or equivalent training is required. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. The Shared Passages Program is a relatively new curricular offering within the K-Plan and candidates will have an opportunity to participate in this college wide educational program. Candidates who have experience with programs and pedagogical approaches that are especially effective in attracting and retaining women and students of color in the discipline are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation are required. All application materials should be addressed to: Prof. Jeffrey Bartz, Chair of the Organic Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295 and submitted in PDF form at: https://www.kzoo.edu/chemistry/search/. Three letters of recommendation should be sent in PDF form to: chemistrySearch@kzoo.edu. For more information, see our home page at http://kzoo.edu/ and departmental web site at http://kzoo.edu/chem/. Kalamazoo College desires applicants who are committed to promoting access and success for all students, and strongly encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.
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The Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in analytical/bioanalytical chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2015. All areas of analytical/bioanalytical chemistry will be considered; however, areas of preference include those with research interests that complement the current research efforts in the department (www.chemistry.buffalo.edu). An assistant professor is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to be committed to teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, to mentor students, and to serve the department, university, and discipline. Applicants should upload their application package (in PDF format) to: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57342, including: cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement, research proposals (five page limit), and names and contact information (including address, email, phone numbers) for three references. References will be asked to submit letters online at www.UBJobs.buffalo.edu.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to achemsch@buffalo.edu.
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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