UW Madison Chemistry Newsletter for 8/22/2001

XXXV - No. 24 August 22nd, 2011

Bob McMahon & Tom Farrar Named Fellows of the ACS
We are delighted to announce that Professor Bob McMahon and emeritus Professor Tom Farrar have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members from academe, industry, and government for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS. Congratulations, Bob and Tom!
The complete list of 2011 Fellows can be found at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/acsnews/89/8932acs2.html. Other scientists with UW-Madison connections that were recognized in a quick reading of the list ( let us know if we didn't catch all of them so we can acknowledge them) are Luis Echegoyan, Ken Fivizzani, Catherine Murphy and Ed Vedejs. Congratulations, Luis, Ken, Catherine, & Ed!!
38th Annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting
Registration is now open for the 38th Annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting. This year's event will be hosted by the faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Stout at the UW-Stout campus in Menomonie, WI. Registration and meeting information can be found at: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/chem_faculties_mtg/.
Some of this year's highlights, focusing on the theme of "Integrating Green Chemistry into the Curriculum," include:
•    Guided tour of Five-Star Dairy in Elk Mound, WI-where you can see "green chemistry" in action.
•    Green Chemistry Integration   discover ways to implement green chemistry and sustainability into
      the chemistry curriculum, with presentations from experts in the region.
•    Chemical Inventory Software   find out more about the ChemSW Inventory System and see its
     implementation at UW-Stout, started this summer.
•    New Science Building   tour the new addition and discuss the process of designing and constructing
      new facilities on your campus.
•    Networking   meet with or catch up with chemistry faculty from other UW campuses.
     Conference registration is $70, which includes the Five-Star Dairy Tour, meeting materials, Friday dinner, coffee and refreshments and a boxed lunch on Saturday. In order to facilitate tour scheduling and accommodate your preferred dinner entrée and boxed lunch selections, we encourage you to register by October 7th.
If you are interested in submitting an abstract for publication in the program and presenting a poster at this year's meeting, please fill out the poster abstract submission form found on the meeting website. I have also attached the form to this email for your convenience. Please feel free to forward this email to your fellow UW System Chemistry faculty and staff. We look forward to seeing you all here on campus here at UW-Stout this fall.  Any questions about the meeting can be directed to profed@uwstout.edu or by calling 715-232-2793.
Chemistry Newsletter Back To Weekly Schedule Starting September 6th
The Chemistry Newsletter will be published weekly again starting with the next issue, September 6th. Please continue to submit any newsletter items to Bruce Goldade in room 1146 or by e-mail to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu. Thank You.
The annual Chemistry Department Snout-Out will be held Saturday, August 27th starting at noon in Rennebohm Park. As always there will be plenty of food, drinks, games, and the ever popular softball tournament. Watch your email for more information. Hope to see you there!
Beth Blaesi - Inorganic GSFLC Rep.
Physical Chemistry Introductory Research Talks 2011
Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., in Room 8335, Chemistry Building
For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests.  These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester.
Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested.  Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.
These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department.  Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks.  Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned in to the teaching Laboratory Director.
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
Thursday - September 1st
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Ned Sibert
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Thomas Brunold
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Mahesh Mahanthappa
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Song Jin
Thursday - September 8th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - John Wright
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Silvia Cavagnero
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Tom Record
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Randy Goldsmith
Thursday - September 15th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - J. R. Schmidt
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Jim Skinner
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Mark Ediger
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Gil Nathanson
Thursday - September 22nd
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Arun Yethiraj
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Bob Hamers
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Fleming Crim
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Marty Zanni
Thursday - September 29th
5:45 - 6:05 p.m. - Jim Weisshaar
6:05 - 7:15 p.m. - Lian Yu
6:55 - 7:15 p.m. - Qiang Cui
7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Frank Keutsch
The WISL will be hosting a talk by Eric Scerri, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, on Wednesday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. in the 9th Floor Lounge, Room 9341. The title of the talk is "The Origins and Significance of the Periodic Table." For more information, view the attached poster or visit http://www.scifun.org/Calendar/events_of_interest.htm.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 - General Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Eric Scerri, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. "The Origins and Significance of the Periodic Table"
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Yitzhak Apeloig, Technion Haifa Israel. "Low-Coordination Silicon Compounds. Multiple Bonds, Silyl anions and Silyl Radicals."
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 - Chemistry Snout Out, 12:00 p.m., Rennebohm Park. Snout Out Picnic for the Chemistry Department, Faculty, Staff, Grad Students and their guests.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Massimo Olivucci, Bowling Green State University.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 - Chemical Biology Seminar, Novartis Chemical Biology Symposium, 12:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helma Wennemers, University of Basel, Switzerland. "HDAC Inhibitors: Not for the faint of heart - Or are they?"
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Inorganic seminar by Dr. James Gerken, UW-Madison, Stahl Group.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - Physical Seminar, 11:00a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Harvard University.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - Theoretical Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1381 Chemistry Building. UW Madison. Computational Chemistry Workshop.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:30 p.m. Professor Xile Hu, Ecole polytechnique Federal de Lausanne.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, 2:55 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Eric Voight, Abbott Laboratories. "Heterocycle Synthesis in Process and Medicinal Chemistry."
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 - Organic Seminar, Abbott Seminar. 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erick M. Carreirra,  ETH Zurich. "Discovery and Surprises with Natural Products"
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 - Department Special Event, 9:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Howard Zimmerman Celebration.
Hydroxycarboxylic Acid-Derived Organosulfates: Synthesis, Stability, and Quantification in Ambient Aerosol.
Olson, CN; Galloway, MM; Yu, G; Hedman, CJ; Lockett, MR; Yoon, T*; Stone, EA; Smith, LM*; Keutsch, FN*.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 45 (15): 6468-6474 10.1021/es201039p AUG 1 2011.
Dealing with the Threads of Life: A Singular View of the Genome.
Schwartz, DC*; Zhou, S; Goldstein, S; Potomousis, K; Place, M; Teague, B; Kounovsky-Shafer, K.
Glyoxal in Aqueous Ammonium Sulfate Solutions: Products, Kinetics and Hydration Effects.
Yu, G; Bayer, AR; Galloway, MM; Korshavn, KJ; Fry, CG*; Keutsch, FN*.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 45 (15): 6336-6342 10.1021/es200989n AUG 1 2011.
Driving Force for the Association of Hydrophobic Peptides: The Importance of Electrostatic Interactions in Coarse-Grained Water Models.
Wu, Z; Cui, Q*; Yethiraj, A*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2 (14): 1794-1798 10.1021/jz2006622 JUL 21 2011.
Surface of Liquid Water: Three-Body Interactions and Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy.
Pieniazek, PA; Tainter, CJ; Skinner, JL*.
Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of abiotic, non-lactone modulators of LuxR-type quorum sensing.
McInnis, CE; Blackwell, HE*.
BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 19 (16): 4812-4819 10.1016/j.bmc.2011.06.072 AUG 15 2011.
Thiolactone modulators of quorum sensing revealed through library design and screening.
McInnis, CE; Blackwell, HE*.
BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 19 (16): 4820-4828 10.1016/j.bmc.2011.06.071 AUG 15 2011.
Membrane-assisted capillary isoelectric focusing coupling with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-Fourier transform mass spectrometry for neuropeptide analysis.
Zhang, ZC; Wang, JH; Hui, LM; Li, LJ*.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1218 (31): 5336-5343 10.1016/j.chroma.2011.05.072 AUG 5 2011.
Separation of preferential interaction and excluded volume effects on DNA duplex and hairpin stability.
Knowles, DB; LaCroix, AS; Deines, NF; Shkel, I; Record, MT*.
Site-specific PEGylation endows a mammalian ribonuclease with antitumor activity.
Rutkoski, TJ; Kink, JA; Strong, LE; Raines, RT*.
CANCER BIOLOGY & THERAPY 12 (3): 208-214 10.4161/cbt.12.3.15959 AUG 1 2011.
Effect of Nanoscale Morphology on the Conductivity of Polymerized Ionic Liquid Block Copolymers.
Weber, RL; Ye, YS; Schmitt, AL; Banik, SM; Elabd, YA; Mahanthappa, MK*.
MACROMOLECULES 44 (14): 5727-5735 10.1021/ma201067h JUL 26 2011.
Interconversion of Functional Motions between Mesophilic and Thermophilic Adenylate Kinases.
Daily, MD; Phillips, GN; Cui, Q*.
PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY 7 (7):  10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002103 JUL 2011.
A dynamic model of proteome changes reveals new roles for transcript alteration in yeast.
Lee, MV; Topper, SE; Hubler, SL; Hose, J; Wenger, CD; Coon, JJ*; Gasch, AP.
MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY 7  10.1038/msb.2011.48 JUL 2011.
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South Milwaukee High School is in need of a licensed Chemistry teacher for a long-term substitute position to cover for a teacher going on maternity leave at the end of September.  Anyone interested can contact the teacher directly at: froemming.kimberly@sdsm.k12.wi.us.
Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any area of organic chemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A Ph.D. is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred.  Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  All applications must be received through an electronic recruiting system accessed at https://careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53240.  Candidates must submit a current Curriculum Vita, a detailed description of proposed research projects, startup needs including a budget, and a statement of teaching interests.  In addition, the candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Marquette University,  P. O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881.
The University of Illinois is looking for new assistant professors in chemistry. We are equally happy that Analytical has been listed "first among equals," the highest-priority area for hiring this year. Whether we build on our strength in bioanalytical areas or repopulate in materials-focused analytical problems, whether in environmental or industrially-focused applications, we need talent. Please recommend your best students; the next generation of G. F. Smiths, Herb Laitinens, H. V. Malmstadts, Larry Faulkners, and Jon Sweedlers will find the same fertile soil for science that these hallowed names found, built-upon, and enriched. The infrastructure bequeathed by over a century of investment can support the very best in forefront work. Collaboration within and between fields is as stimulating as anywhere on earth. I am sure that you will get missives like this from some of my colleagues; we are each intent on blanketing the world with publicity so that we can find outstanding colleagues with whom to continue the Illinois tradition in Analytical Chemistry. Applicants can enter their "package" on-line.  The position has not yet posted; when the paperwork has wended its way through the system, the position will be listed at: https://jobs.illinois.edu/default.cfm?page=job_board.
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