UW-Madison Chemistry Department Newsltter for 7/09/2012

XXXVI - No. 22 July 9th, 2012

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


Thursday, September 6th, 2012 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael M. Haley, University of Oregon.
Monday, September 12th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nuru Stracey, UW-Madison.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, All Day, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Travis Williams, University of Southern California.
Symmetrizer: Algorithmic determination of point groups in nearly symmetric molecules.
Largent, RJ; Polik, WF; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, 33 (19):1637-1642; 10.1002/jcc.22995 JUL 15 2012.
Visible light photocatalysis of intramolecular radical cation Diels-Alder cycloadditions.
Lin, SS; Padilla, CE; Ischay, MA; Yoon, TP*.
TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, 53 (24):3073-3076; 10.1016/j.tetlet.2012.04.021 JUN 13 2012.
Characterization of the [2Fe-2S] Cluster of Escherichia coli Transcription Factor IscR.
Fleischhacker, AS; Stubna, A; Hsueh, KL; Guo, YS; Teter, SJ; Rose, JC; Brunold, TC*; Markley, JL; Munck, E; Kiley, PJ.
BIOCHEMISTRY, 51 (22):4453-4462; 10.1021/bi3003204 JUN 5 2012.
Copper(I)/TEMPO-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes with ambient air.
Hoover, JM; Steves, JE; Stahl, SS*.
NATURE PROTOCOLS, 7 (6):1161-1166; 10.1038/nprot.2012.057 JUN 2012.
Density and birefringence of a highly stable alpha,alpha,beta-trisnaphthylbenzene glass.
Dalal, SS; Sepulveda, A; Pribil, GK; Fakhraai, Z; Ediger, MD*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 136 (20):10.1063/1.4719532 MAY 28 2012.
Excited state mixed valence in a dual-bridged three-chromophore system.
Dibrelle, M; Hoekstra, R; Weaver, MN; Okada, K; Nelsen, SF*; Zink, JI.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 25 (7):578-585; SI 10.1002/poc.2920 JUL 2012.
Transient interactions of a slow-folding protein with the Hsp70 chaperone machinery.
Sekhar, A; Santiago, M; Lam, HN; Lee, JH; Cavagnero, S*.
PROTEIN SCIENCE, 21 (7):1042-1055; 10.1002/pro.2087 JUL 2012.
Synthesis of 5-Fluoro- and 5-Hydroxymethanoprolines via Lithiation of N-BOC-methanopyrrolidines. Constrained C-gamma-Exo and C-gamma-Endo Flp and Hyp Conformer Mimics.
Krow, GR; Shoulders, MD; Edupuganti, R; Gandla, D; Yu, F; Sonnet, PE; Sender, M; Choudhary, A; DeBrosse, C; Ross, CW; Carroll, P; Raines, RT*.
JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 77 (12):5331-5344; 10.1021/jo300700a JUN 15 2012.
Generalization of Natural Bond Orbital Analysis to Periodic Systems: Applications to Solids and Surfaces via Plane-Wave Density Functional Theory.
Dunnington, BD; Schmidt, JR*.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION, 8 (6):1902-1911; 10.1021/ct300002t JUN 2012.
Mass Spectral Charting of Neuropeptidomic Expression in the Stomatogastric Ganglion at Multiple Developmental Stages of the Lobster Homarus americanus.
Jiang, XY; Chen, RB; Wang, JH; Metzler, A; Tlusty, M; Li, LJ*.
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE, 3 (6):439-450; 10.1021/cn200107v JUN 2012.
A quantitative study of detection mechanism of a label-free impedance biosensor using ultrananocrystalline diamond microelectrode array.
Siddiqui, S; Dai, ZT; Stavis, CJ; Zeng, HJ; Moldovan, N; Hamers, RJ*; Carlisle, JA; Arumugam, PU.
BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS, 35 (1):284-290; 10.1016/j.bios.2012.03.001 MAY 15 2012.
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Chemistry Library Workshops
Working with SciFinder
Thurs, July 12th 12:00   1:00pm - Chemistry Library
Learn how to navigate SciFinder and search for specific structures, reactions, and references. Discover advanced techniques to refine searches and learn how to better utilize this powerful database to its full potential.  We will also explore SciFinder's strengths and weakness in order to help you choose when to use it for your searches.
Managing Your Citations with Mendeley
Friday, July 13th  12:00-1:00pm - Chemistry Library
Learn how to use this free reference manager and academic social network to help you organize your papers, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.  You may bring an iPad, smart phone, or laptop to get started using this program immediately on your own device!
Institute for Strategic Funding Development
Two - Day Strategic Grant Development Workshop (Sponsored by ISFD). To be held at: Marquette University. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. August 1st - 2nd, 2012. 8:30AM ~ 5:00 PM. CFRE Accredited Course for 15 contact hours or 15 Continuing Education Points! Participants completing the workshop will receive the following: a Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE, grant funding CD, bonus fundraising CD, expert grant training instruction from industry leaders. Visit our website or call (877) 414-8991 to: http://www.isfdonline.com/. The strategic grant writing development workshop is designed to teach the basics of grant writing for industry professionals. It provides a comprehensive overview of effective grant development techniques, including: finding best fit funding sources, creating innovative programs, and planning for funding sustainability. Attendees of the Strategic Grant Writing Development will learn the following:
     •    Strategic Grant Research - Through interactive exercises, discussions, applicable research assignments and individual consultations, you will learn how to strategically identify appropriate funding agencies. This course will expose you to database applications, online research tools, as well as traditional publications that contain information about multiple grant opportunities.
     •    Strategic Program Planning - Planning a winning proposal requires developing ideas that are clear, significant and compelling. Your ideas must not only meet the criteria of a grant maker, but they must also demonstrate your in-depth knowledge about a grant maker. Effectively strategizing your proposal idea is what this workshop will emphasize.
     •    Strategic Proposal Writing - Preparing a successful written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to effectively convey your story. It demands disciplined strategies to align your content to what a grant maker is looking for. This workshop provides a step-by-step writing process to deal with any and all application requirements.
     •    Strategic Proposal Submittal Process - Tip and strategies to ensure that you follow the proper protocol and best practices on grant proposal submittals. Learn the best tips and tricks to increase your chances of getting your grant successfully approved. Tuition for our Two-day grant writing workshop is $498 per person, with a $25 off discount for early sign-ups (10 business days or more before the workshop). Each participant will receive the following:
     •    ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 15 Continuation Education Units (CEU) or 15 Contact Hours
     •    Strategic Grant Writing Development Proposal Workbook and Bonus Materials, Fundraising & Research CD
     •    On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff
     1.   Online at: http://www.isfdonline.com/.
     2.   Phone - Call us at (877) 414-8991. An ISFD consultant will assist you with your registration and answer any questions.
     3.   Email - Send an email to info@isfdonline.com with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.
You are invited to a One-Day Free Workshop on Enhancing Teaching and Learning Chemistry with Natural Bond Orbitals - http://washington.uwc.edu/events/chemistry-workshop12.html.
Where: University of Wisconsin - Washington County, http://washington.uwc.edu/, (UW-WC), Collins Science Hall, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI  53095.
Maps and Directions - http://washington.uwc.edu/about-campus/campus-visits/map-directions/.
When: Monday, August 27, 2012, 9:30 AM   3:30 PM.
Presenters: Dr. Clark Landis, http://www.chem.wisc.edu/users/landis/, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Associate Professor, http://washington.uwc.edu/about/mohamed.ayoub/, Department of Chemistry, UW-WC.
Cost: FREE - including lunch and refreshments! Pre-registration is required by August 1, 2012. http://www.washington.uwc.edu/events/images/chem-12.doc.
Contact: Dr. Mohamed Ayoub, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Washington County, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, Tel. No. 262-335-525, Ext. 234, Fax: 262-335-5251, E-mail: mohamed.ayoub@uwc.edu.
For more information, program and registration for this workshop, visit: http://washington.uwc.edu/events/chemistry-workshop12.html.
Organizers: Dr. Frank Weinhold (UW-Madison) & Dr. Mohamed Ayoub (UW-Washington County). Sponsored by a National Science Foundation Portals of Discovery Collaborative Research and Curricular Initiative Grant.
Inorganic Chemistry Faculty Position. Wellesley College. The Wellesley College Chemistry Department invites qualified applicants to apply for a tenure-track position in inorganic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, to begin in the Fall of 2013. To be considered, applicants must have a PhD; post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required. The successful applicant will teach the advanced inorganic chemistry course, and in the introductory chemistry sequence. Opportunities to teach special topics courses in Chemistry and to teach in other units of the College such as the Environmental Studies Program, the Writing Program, or the First-Year Seminar Program also exist. The research field for candidates is defined quite broadly and includes, but is not limited to, inorganic catalysis, materials, bioinorganic chemistry, energy, sustainable chemistry, nanotechnology, and other emerging areas of chemistry, broadly defined. The Chemistry Department is strongly committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship, and to providing our students with the best possible research experiences. Interested individuals should submit the following materials electronically to: https://career.wellesley.edu/ by October 1, 2012. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email: working@wellesley.edu.
     •    A cover letter detailing the applicant¡|s qualifications and motivation for applying for the position
     •    A current curriculum vita
     •    A description of teaching experience and interests
     •    A description of research plans for the future
     •    At least three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the applicant¡|s scientific background and character
(The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) General questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Nancy Kolodny at: nkolodny@wellesley.edu.
Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.