Department of Chemistry Newsletter for 06/19/2017

XLI - No. 9 June 19th, 2017

It's our pleasure to announce the results of the Path Chair Selections for the 2017-18 academic year:
     •    Analytical: Lloyd Smith
     •    Materials: Song Jin
     •    Organic: Steve Burke
     •    Physical: Silvia Cavagnero
     •    Inorganic: Danny Fredrickson
     •    Chem Bio: Helen Blackwell
     •    General: Thomas Brunold

2017 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings
- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry


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


Friday, June 23rd, 2017 - General, Materials Seminar, 2:00 pm, 8335 Chemistry. Prof. Zhumabay Bakenov, Nazarbayev University "Battery Research at Nazabayev University"
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 - General Special Event, 8:00 pm, Memorial Union Terrace. Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, "Science is Fun at the Union Terrace"
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 - General Seminar, 9:30 am, 9341 Chemistry. Spring Knapp, UW-Madison "Achieving Career Insight & Development (ACID)"
Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 9:00 am, Chris Marvin & Al Kruger, "AbbVie Info Session"
Monday, July 24th, 2017 - General Career Services, 11:00 am, Chris Marvin & Al Kruger, "AbbVie Interviews"
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 to Friday, July 28th, 2017 - General Career Services, 8:00 am, "PfLAGS"
This is  just a friendly reminder that the GSFLC is hosting our first department social hour on Friday, June 23rd at 4:30pm in the grassy lot behind the chemistry building. We will be providing snacks, sodas, beer, and cider all of you to enjoy. We are very excited about this event and in order to make sure that we can host more throughout the summer there are a couple of important rules that I would like to mention:
     •    Everyone attending the event must be over 21. There are a lot of REU students in the chemistry
          department this summer and we ask that you refrain from inviting them. We will try to figure out
          how we can invite them for future events but the first one is limited to students who are 21 and up.
     •    There will be a two drink limit per person
     •    Lastly, and most importantly, if you do choose to consume alcoholic beverages DO NOT return to
We hope to see many of you on Friday!
Thank you, The GSFLC
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You are invited to join me, Bucky Badger, and other friends for a traditional summer evening of science and music festivities at the Memorial Union Terrace on the beautiful shore of Lake Mendota.
Beginning at 7:30 you can engage in hands-on/minds-on activities at an exploration station and gain experience handling mystery bead bottles, rising and falling colored liquids, sinking and floating soda cans, bouncing and non-bouncing rubber balls, distorting a metal-wire design and immediately restoring its shape, and much more.
The main event begins at 8:30. You will sit at the edge of your seat and learn about combustion, the science of fireworks, liquids that glow in the dark, and other spectacular scientific phenomena.  For sure you will clap your hands and jump with joy as Prof. Mike Leckrone strikes up the band.
This event is free and open to the public--no tickets required.
See you and your family and friends at the Terrace!
Preface: Special Topic on Dynamics of Polymer Materials in Thin Films and Related Geometries.
Ediger, MD*; Schweizer, KS.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 146 (20):10.1063/1.4983279 MAY 28 2017.
Surface transport mechanisms in molecular glasses probed by the exposure of nano-particles.
Ruan, SG; Musumeci, D; Zhang, W; Gujral, A; Ediger, MD*; Yu, L*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 146 (20):10.1063/1.4978667 MAY 28 2017.
Limited surface mobility inhibits stable glass formation for 2-ethyl-1-hexanol.
Tylinski, M; Beasley, MS; Chua, YZ; Schick, C; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 146 (20):10.1063/1.4977787 MAY 28 2017.
Global mapping of CARM1 substrates defines enzyme specificity and substrate recognition.
Shishkova, E; Zeng, H; Liu, FB; Kwiecien, NW; Hebert, AS; Coon, JJ*; Xu, W.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8 10.1038/ncomms15571 MAY 24 2017.
Top-Down Proteomics of Large Proteins up to 223 kDa Enabled by Serial Size Exclusion Chromatography Strategy.
Cai, WX; Tucholski, T; Chen, BF; Alpert, AJ; McIlwain, S; Kohmoto, T; Jin, S*; Ge, Y*.
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 89 (10):5467-5475; 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00380 MAY 16 2017.
Air-Sea exchange of biogenic volatile organic compounds and the impact on aerosol particle size distributions.
Kim, MJ; Novak, GA; Zoerb, MC; Yang, MX; Blomquist, BW; Huebert, BJ; Cappa, CD; Bertram, TH*.
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, SN 0094-8276, 1944-8007, APR 28, 2017, VL 44, IS 8.
Targeting quinolone- and aminocoumarin-resistant bacteria with new gyramide analogs that inhibit DNA gyrase.
Hurley, KA; Santos, TMA; Fensterwald, MR; Rajendran, M; Moore, JT; Balmond, EI; Blahnik, BJ; Faulkner, KC; Foss, MH; Heinrich, VA; Lammers, MG; Moore, LC; Reynolds, GD; Shearn-Nance, GP; Stearns, BA; Yao, ZW; Shaw, JT; Weibel, DB*.
MEDCHEMCOMM, SN 2040-2503, 2040-2511, MAY, 2017, VL 8, IS 5.

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