UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 7/07/2014

XXXVIII - No. 21 July 7th, 2014

We're very pleased to report that Nora Burnham joined the staff in the Undergraduate Chemistry Office. Nora is a native of Madison and graduated from East High School. She holds a BA from Boston University where she majored in political science and English. After graduating, Nora worked for a couple of years at Boston University in an administrative/student services position, so she comes to us with experience! Please join me in welcoming Nora to the Chemistry Department. Welcome Nora!!
In other staffing news, Heather Turner has resigned her position. Some of you may know that she gave birth to a baby boy (Joseph Xavier Turner) at the end of May. Heather has decided that she wants to stay home to take care of her new baby. Congratulations Heather & Joseph!!
Zoe Samer is continuing as an LTE in the Undergraduate Office (filling in for Heather) and also teaching Chem 344 this summer. Welcome & Thanks Zoe!!
Congratulations to Professor Bob Hamers on being named Steenbock Professor of Physical Sciences! The Steenbock Professorships are among the most prestigious appointments at the University. Bob's appointment was recently approved by the Board of Regents. http://grad.wisc.edu/resfunding/steenbock/. Congratulations, Bob!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 - Department Special Event, 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom C. "Department Reception at ACS National Meeting (San Francisco)"
Monday, August 18th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Koyshik Venkatesan, University of Zurich "Seminar -TBA"
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 8335. Dr. Manabu Abe Professor of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan "Organic Seminar"
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, 1315 Chemistry Building - Seminar Hall. "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 - Department, Materials, Physical Lecture, 4:00 pm, 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University "Kramer Lecture"
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Susan Kauzlarich, University of California - Davis "Seminar -TBA"
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"
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University "McElvain TBD"
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"
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 - Materials Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry (Seminar Hall). Prof. Joshua Goldberger, Ohio State University "Materials Seminar"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). "Physical Chemistry Seminar"
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Guangbin Dong, UT Austin "Organic Seminar"
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 1315 Chemistry. Prof. Wenbin Lin, The University of Chicago "Seminar -TBA"
Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 pm, 1315 Chemistry. Professor Andrew Jorgensen, University of Toledo "Department Colloquium"
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - Graduate, Physical, Theoretical Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building (Seminar Hall). "Physical Chemistry Seminar"

Mitochondrial DNA Variant in COX1 Subunit Significantly Alters Energy Metabolism of Geographically Divergent Wild Isolates in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Dingley, SD; Polyak, E; Ostrovsky, J; Srinivasan, S; Lee, I; Rosenfeld, AB; Tsukikawa, M; Xiao, R; Selak, MA; Coon, JJ*; Hebert, AS; Grimsrud, PA; Kwon, YJ; Pagliarini, DJ; Gai, XW; Schurr, TG; Huttemann, M; Nakamaru-Ogiso, E; Falk, MJ.
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 426 (11):2199-2216; 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.02.009 MAY 29 2014.
Molecular modeling of vapor-deposited polymer glasses.
Lin, PH; Lyubimov, I; Yu, L; Ediger, MD*; de Pablo, JJ.
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 140 (20):10.1063/1.4876078 MAY 28 2014.
NANOG Is Multiply Phosphorylated and Directly Modified by ERK2 and CDK1 In Vitro.
Brumbaugh, J; Russell, JD; Yu, PZ; Westphall, MS; Coon, JJ*; Thomson, JA.
STEM CELL REPORTS, 2 (1):18-25; 10.1016/j.stemcr.2013.12.005 JAN 14 2014.
Facile method to stain the bacterial cell surface for super-resolution fluorescence microscopy.
Gunsolus, IL; Hu, DH; Mihai, C; Lohse, SE; Lee, CS; Torelli, MD; Hamers, RJ*; Murhpy, CJ; Orr, G; Haynes, CL.
ANALYST, 139 (12):3174-3178; 10.1039/c4an00574k 2014.
Missing peroxy radical sources within a summertime ponderosa pine forest.
Wolfe, GM; Cantrell, C; Kim, S; Mauldin, RL; Karl, T; Harley, P; Turnipseed, A; Zheng, W; Flocke, F; Apel, EC; Hornbrook, RS; Hall, SR; Ullmann, K; Henry, SB; DiGangi, JP; Boyle, ES; Kaser, L; Schnitzhofer, R; Hansel, A; Graus, M; Nakashima, Y; Kajii, Y; Guenther, A; Keutsch, FN*.
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 14 (9):4715-4732; 10.5194/acp-14-4715-2014 2014.
How to Get Insight into Amyloid Structure and Formation from Infrared Spectroscopy.
Moran, SD; Zanni, MT*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 5 (11):1984-1993; 10.1021/jz500794d JUN 5 2014.
Immobilized Bisdiazaphospholane Catalysts for Asymmetric Hydroformylation.
Adint, TT; Landis, CR*.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 136 (22):7943-7953; 10.1021/ja501568k JUN 4 2014.
Structured Layer of Rhenium Dye on SiO2 and TiO2 Surfaces by Langmuir-Blodgett Technique.
Joo, Y; Spalenka, JW; McElhinny, KM; Schmitt, SK; Evans, PG; Gopalan, P*.
LANGMUIR, 30 (21):6104-6113; 10.1021/la5006133 JUN 3 2014.
Ferrocenylpyrazolyl palladium complexes as catalysts for the polymerisation of 1-heptene and 1-octene to highly branched polyolefins.
Obuah, C; Munyaneza, A; Guzei, IA*; Darkwa, J.
DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 43 (23):8940-8950; 10.1039/c4dt00931b 2014.
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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Health at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Http://www.uwlax.edu/chemistry seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Laboratory Manager I who will join its ranks on August 18, 2014, or earlier.
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There are two new tenure-track positions at Radford University. The start date is open, but we anticipate that the new hires will join us either January 2015 or August 2015. The Department of Chemistry is undergoing a significant expansion with a new building under construction, almost $2M committed to new instrumentation for undergraduate education, and more faculty hires planned over the next two years.
A link to the position descriptions can be found at : http://www.radford.edu/content/csat/home/chemistry/jobs-2014.html.
These are exciting times for Radford Chemistry. Contact: H. Francis Webster, Professor of Chemistry,
Radford University, Radford, Virginia 24142.


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