UW Chemistry Newsltter for 5/14/2012

XXXVI - No. 18 May 14th, 2012


John Vanwick MADISON - John William Vanwick Jr. passed away at the University Hospital in Madison on Thursday, May 10, 2012, surrounded by family.
He was born on March 29, 1936, the son of John W. Vanwick Sr. and Elsie (Fischer), in Mauston. He graduated from the Catholic Madonna High School in Mauston and attended college in La Crosse before transferring to UW-Madison, where he graduated. He was in the National Guard and had a proud military career in the Marines from 1956 to 1962, where he traveled to the Philippines and Japan. After graduating from college, John was hired at the Chemistry building on the UW campus as a machinist and enjoyed his career there for over 20 years. He also worked as a taxicab driver in Mauston. He volunteered at the Veterans' Administration and was recognized for over 100 hours of volunteer service.
He traveled all over Wisconsin on his motorcycle which he loved. He was in many dirt bike and ski races and if there was a race, he was there. He also loved hunting, fishing, anything sports, fixing things and working in the garage.
He is survived by his sister, Jeanette Nolden; nieces, Deborah (Steve) Trummer, Cheryl (Greg) Stauffacher and Charlene Nolden (Robert Waack); many other relatives; and many friends from Mauston and Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, James Nolden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 North Sherman Ave., with Monsignor Charles Schluter presiding. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at church. Burial will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Mauston.
A big thank you to the staff at Legacy Gardens Assisted Living for the loving care John received during the five years he was there and also to the group home in Monona.

Please join me in congratulating all the presenters at the Undergraduate Poster Session last Friday.  All the presenters did a phenomenal job, which made the judging extremely difficult.  In the end, Joshua Shutter (McMahon/Woods), Thomas Carey (Landis), Nick Sanchez (Strieter), Jacob Brummond (Blackwell), Tyler Wadzinski (Stahl) and Anders Knight (Cavagnero) were awarded $300 for their outstanding presentations. I would also like to sincerely thank you for your continuous guidance and support of our undergraduate researchers. Without your help, this event would not be possible.....so THANKS for being an inspiration to our undergrads!!!
Cheri Barta - Undergraduate Research Coordinator.
The following people have been recognized as an Honored Instructor by the students living in University  Housing. The designation is given to instructors for their excellence in teaching and is certainly a well deserved honor. Please join us in congratulating all of our winners for their receipt of this recognition!
Alice Reznickova; Cheri Barta; Clark Landis; Daniel Fredrickson; Eric Robert Strieter; Fabian Suchy; Fleming Crim; Gilbert Nathanson; Jeanne Hamers; Jeannine Szczech; John Moore; Jorge Torres; JR Schmidt; Matthew Bowman; Nuru Stracey; Oana Martin; Paula Piccoli; Steve Hutchison; Teresa Larson; Tracey Oudenhoven; Shea Ramey.
The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication for the Summer after this week's newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me in the copy center or e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.
2012 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

May 15th, 2012 (Optional)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nilay Hazari, Yale University. "Eli Lilly Lecture - Common Mechanisms for Carbon Dioxide Activation and Organic Transformations"
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 - ECT Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 600 N. Park St. Jesse Wouters, Graduate Student, Environmental Chemistry & Technology Program. "The Influence of SIO2 and AL2O3 Coatings on the Performance of Carbon Electrodes in an Asymetric Capactive Deionization (CDI) System"
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily Weiss, Northwestern University. "Nanoscopic Interfacial Charge Transfer"
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 - WARF Discovery Challenge Poster Symposium & Competition, All Day, Wisconsin Institutes for Discoveries, General Special Event.
Friday, May 25th, & Saturday May 26th, 2012 - Fleming Crim Celebration, All Day, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Forum.
If you are a student or postdoc from a U.S. ethnic minority group you may be interested in attending the 6th Annual BEST Symposium, hosted by The Dow Chemical Company, which will be held in Midland, MI on October 1-3, 2012. BEST (Building Engineering and Science Talent) is aimed at introducing doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from U.S. ethnic minority groups (Hispanic, African American or Native American) to career opportunities in industrial research, particularly with Dow. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, or other closely related fields and should be within 18 months of degree completion by the conference date. You can apply to the Symposium by visiting the website at: http://www.dow.com/BEST  with applicatins due by July 1st, 2012. For further information you can contact: Dr. Cynthia Pierre, 2012 BEST Symposium Chairperson, phone: 989-638-9081; email: BEST@dow.com.
Atomistic Simulations of Dilute Polyelectrolyte Solutions.
Park, S; Zhu, X; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 116 (14):4319-4327; 10.1021/jp208138t APR 12 2012.
Interaction of Nucleic Acids with the Glycocalyx.
Palte, MJ; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134 (14):6218-6223; 10.1021/ja2106477 APR 11 2012.
Photochemistry of Furyl- and Thienyldiazomethanes: Spectroscopic Characterization of Triplet 3-Thienylcarbene.
Pharr, CR; Kopff, LA; Bennett, B; Reid, SA; McMahon, RJ*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134 (14):6443-6454; 10.1021/ja300927d APR 11 2012.
Environment Polarity in Proteins Mapped Noninvasively by FTIR Spectroscopy.
Manor, J; Feldblum, ES; Zanni, MT*; Arkin, IT.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 3 (7):939-944; 10.1021/jz300150v APR 5 2012.
Synthesis and Properties of Semiconducting Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Nanowires.
Caban-Acevedo, M; Faber, MS; Tan, YZ; Hamers, RJ*; Jin, S*.
NANO LETTERS, 12 (4):1977-1982; 10.1021/nl2045364 APR 2012.
Ribonuclease-Activated Cancer Prodrug.
Ellis, GA; McGrath, NA; Palte, MJ; Raines, RT*.
ACS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 3 (4):268-272; 10.1021/ml2002554 APR 2012.
Polymorphism of Nifedipine: Crystal Structure and Reversible Transition of the Metastable beta Polymorph.
Gunn, E; Guzei, IA*; Cai, T; Yu, L.
CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN, 12 (4):2037-2043; 10.1021/cg3000075 APR 2012.
Characterizing Peptide Neutral Losses Induced by Negative Electron-Transfer Dissociation (NETD).
Rumachik, NG; McAlister, GC; Russell, JD; Bailey, DJ; Wenger, CD; Coon, JJ*.
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 23 (4):718-727; 10.1007/s13361-011-0331-5 APR 2012.
Determining the dissociation threshold of ammonia trimers from action spectroscopy of small clusters.
Case, AS; Heid, CG; Western, CM; Crim, FF*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 136 (12):10.1063/1.3697480 MAR 28 2012.
Differential alternating current chip calorimeter for in situ investigation of vapor-deposited thin films.
Ahrenberg, M; Shoifet, E; Whitaker, KR; Huth, H; Ediger, MD*; Schick, C.
REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 83 (3):10.1063/1.3692742 MAR 2012.
Planar-localized surface plasmon resonance device by block-copolymer and nanoimprint lithography fabrication methods.
Yang, CYP; Yang, EL; Steinhaus, CA; Liu, CC; Nealey, PF; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 30 (2):10.1116/1.3683475 MAR 2012.
Expedient construction of small molecule macroarrays via sequential palladium- and copper-mediated reactions and their ex situ biological testing.
Frei, R; Breitbach, AS; Blackwell, HE*.
CHEMICAL SCIENCE, 3 (5):1555-1561; 10.1039/c2sc01089e 2012.
Comments on "Is It Time To Retire the Hybrid Atomic Orbital?".
Landis, CR*; Weinhold, F*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 89 (5):570-572; 10.1021/ed200491q MAY 2012.
Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy reveals the complex behaviour of an amyloid fibril inhibitor.
Middleton, CT; Marek, P; Cao, P; Chiu, CC; Singh, S; Woys, AM; de Pablo, JJ; Raleigh, DP; Zanni, MT*.
NATURE CHEMISTRY, 4 (5):355-360; 10.1038/NCHEM.1293 MAY 2012.
Fluorosugar Chain Termination Agents as Probes of the Sequence Specificity of a Carbohydrate Polymerase.
Brown, CD; Rusek, MS; Kiessling, LL*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 134 (15):6552-6555; 10.1021/ja301723p APR 18 2012.
Spectroscopic Characterization of Active-Site Variants of the PduO-type ATP:Corrinoid Adenosyltransferase from Lactobacillus reuteri: Insights into the Mechanism of Four-Coordinate Co(II)corrinoid Formation.
Park, K; Mera, PE; Escalante-Semerena, JC; Brunold, TC*.
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 51 (8):4482-4494; 10.1021/ic202096x APR 16 2012.
Ground and low-lying excited states of propadienylidene (H2C=C=C:) obtained by negative ion photoelectron spectroscopy.
Stanton, JF; Garand, E; Kim, J; Yacovitch, TI; Hock, C; Case, AS; Miller, EM; Lu, YJ; Vogelhuber, KM; Wren, SW; Ichino, T; Maier, JP; McMahon, RJ*; Osborn, DL; Neumark, DM; Lineberger, WC.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 136 (13):10.1063/1.3696896 APR 7 2012.
Synthesis of 1,3-Diaminated Stereotriads via Rearrangement of 1,4-Diazaspiro[2.2]pentanes.
Weatherly, CD; Rigoli, JW; Schomaker, JM*.
ORGANIC LETTERS, 14 (7):1704-1707; 10.1021/ol300269u APR 6 2012.
Polymer Chain Length Effects on Fibroblast Attachment on Nylon-3-Modified Surfaces.
Liu, RH; Masters, KS; Gellman, SH*.
BIOMACROMOLECULES, 13 (4):1100-1105; 10.1021/bm201847n APR 2012.
Large-scale motions in the adenylate kinase solution ensemble: Coarse-grained simulations and comparison with solution X-ray scattering.
Daily, MD; Makowski, L; Phillips, GN; Cui, Q*.
CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 396 84-91; 10.1016/j.chemphys.2011.08.015 MAR 2 2012.
Protein functional dynamics: From femtoseconds to milliseconds Preface.
Meuwly, M; Cui, Q*.
CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 396 1-2; 10.1016/j.chemphys.2011.09.021 MAR 2 2012.
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If you know women researchers who are interested in an academic position in Japan, please let me know. They should have the doctoral degree. The deadline for submission is July 20th, 2012. We, the Faculty of Science of Hiroshima University, are now actively recruiting an academic woman researcher. This program is related to the "Supporting Positive Activities for Female Researchers program" (from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)). The allowances are based on pay scales relevant to an Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University. I think ca. \5,500,000 - \6,000,000 including tax per year, max. 7 years contract. Of course, when she find an academic position such as a lecture, an Associate professor, or full professor she can move to there. This is not the typical Tenure Track position, but a kind of PostDoc position. She is supposed to join my research group as an Assistant Professor, Reaction of Organic Chemistry, and take care of my undergraduate's and graduate student's research studies with me. In Japan, assistant professors are not totally independent. But, I think that researchers should be independent, thus, I strongly suggest that the assistant professor do her own research with her own idea. I will support the research work as possible as I can. At the beggining, it is not necessary to speak Japanse. But, it is better to speak Japanese after 2 or 3 years stay in our research group. The detail for application is as follows:
     •    Number of Positions: Assistant Professor: 1.
     •    Department: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences.
     •    Research  Field: Experimental study on Reaction Organic Chemistry.
     •    Subjects taught: Primary teaching responsibility in undergraduate and graduate programs.
     •    Applications are invited from women researchers who have received a doctoral degree.
     •    Applicants are expected to have research experiences (as a postdoctoral fellow). (Per this program's regulations, no applicants enrolled in doctoral programs will be accepted.)
     •    Applicants should possess a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
     •    On becoming a regular employee of Hiroshima University, successful applicants should not be employed by other research institutions or companies.
     •    Starting Date: as soon as possible
     •    Term - Department of Chemistry; Full-time.
     •    Treatment - Salary, Insurance: Standard Hiroshima University employment regulations apply, according to the researchers' career.
Application materials: Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in duplicate (copies are acceptable)
     •    Resume/CV (with recent passport-size photo).
     •    Lists of publications and funding.
     •    Reprints of your three best papers. Carbon copies are also acceptable.
     •    Summary of your research and education experience (approx. 2000 words).
     •    Plans or aspirations for future research and education (approx. 2000 words).
     •    Names, titles, affiliations and (email) addresses of two references.
Application Deadline: July 20, 2012, 17:00. Application materials will not be returned. Candidates may be requested to come for an interview in the first stage of the review in the Faculty of Sciences. Inquiries or send to: Dr. Manabu Abe, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan, tel & fax: +81-82-424-7432, e-mail: mabe@hiroshima-u.ac.jp. http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/roc/ or http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/mabe/.
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