UW-Madison Chemistry Newsletter 12-21-2009

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XXXIII - No. 40 December 21st, 2009

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Professors Burstyn, Weinhold & Weisshaar Elected as AAAS Fellows
We're pleased to announce that Professors Judith Burstyn, Frank Weinhold, and Jim Weisshaar have all been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is a great honor bestowed on the top scientists in the country for their contributions to science and technology. The announcement and complete list of new Fellows is available on the web at: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/326/5960/1656.pdf. Please join us in congratulating them on this tremendous honor!
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Nikki Burrmann Selected as an Honored Instructor by Students in the Chadbourne Residential College
Nikki Burrmann, TA for organic chemistry honors-level courses, has been selected as an Honored Instructor by students in the Chadbourne Residential College. The designation is given to instructors and TAs for their excellence in teaching and is a very well deserved honor. Please join us in congratulating Nikki in her receipt of this recognition!
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Professor Bassam Shakhashiri Selected as a Honored Instructor by University Housing
Bassam Shakhashiri has been selected as an Honored Instructor by students living in University Housing for his invaluable contribution to student learning. This award honors Bassam's exceptional ability to inspire young people to achieve academic and personal excellence. Congratulations Bassam.
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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

January 19th, 2010 February 2nd, 2010 February 9th, 2010
March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010 April 6th, 2010
April 13th, 2010 May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Schneider, University of Notre Dame. "Environmental Catalysis from First Principles"
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research.
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Feng Wang, Boston University.
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jin Quan Yu, Scripps. "Accelerated C-H Activation Reactions:  Enantioselectivity and Positional Selectivity"
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research. "Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms Under Atmospheric Conditions"
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Anna Hurtley, Yoon Group.
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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 -  Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Waymouth, Stanford University. "Organocatalysis:  Strategies for Controlled Polymerization Reactions"
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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Tuesday, February 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Parker, Gellman Group.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University. "Tension Can be a Good Thing:  Force-Induced Reactions and Their Consequences"
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Head of Laboratoire L‚on Brillouin.
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Wednesday, February 10th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Tyson, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University. "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View"
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Molecular Surfactants"
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Friday, February 19th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota. "Tough Plastics by Molecular Design"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University. "Asymmetric Catalysis with Amino Acids and Peptides:  Structures and Functions"
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara. "Locally Modified Oxide Catalysts"
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Wednesday, February 24th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A & M.
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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.
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Thursday, February 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University.
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Wednesday, March 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeremy Smith, New Mexico State University.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shawn Burdette, University of Connecticut.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315  Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.
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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."
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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.
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Thursday, April 8th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Kelsey Mayer, Gellman Group.
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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Inorganic and Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"
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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland.
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.
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National Research Council of the National Academies Awards Applications Request
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards provide generous stipends ($42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience; Master's level stipends are $38,000 per annum), and the opportunity to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign
nationals. Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at: www.national-academies.org/rap.
Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu. There are four review cycles annually.  Deadline dates for 2010 are: February 1, 2010; May 1, 2010; August 1, 2010; November 1, 2010. Applicants should begin a dialogue with prospective Advisers at the lab as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.
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Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Call for Proposals
Call for Pre-proposals for the Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment. Due in Dean's/Director's Office: 12:00 noon, Wed., Feb. 3, 2010. The Provost's Office is soliciting proposals from faculty, staff, and  students for the spring 2010 Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea  Endowment competition. This endowment helps foster the Wisconsin Idea, the  philosophy that the knowledge and solutions generated at the University benefit the people of Wisconsin, our nation and the world. Proposals are encouraged for new outreach and public engagement activities that partner with community and off-campus organizations to extend and apply our research, education, and clinical knowledge to help solve problems or take advantage of opportunities. Projects may begin on or after July 1, 2010 and last up to three years. Proposals for initiatives up to $120,000 are encouraged. This year, the endowment will grant up to $750,000 through the competition. The Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment call for proposals involves two steps: 1) UW-Madison faculty, staff or students must first submit a pre-proposal; and 2) individuals whose pre-proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. Pre- and full proposals must be signed off at the departmental and dean's/director's levels before submission to the Office of the Provost. Pre-proposals are due in your Dean's office by noon, Wed., Feb. 3, 2010. Signed copies of the pre-proposals  are due in the Provost's Office, Room 117 Bascom Hall, by noon, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010. We will announce pre-proposal finalists by Wed., March 17, 2010.  See: http://www.provost.wisc.edu/baldwin/ for pre-proposal guidelines, cover page,
budget submission form, directions and a list of previously funded programs. Questions should be directed to the endowment chair and Assistant Vice Chancellor Peyton Smith, 262-8214 or plsmith@wisc.edu.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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The B73 Maize Genome: Complexity, Diversity, and Dynamics.
Schnable, PS; Ware, D; Fulton, RS; Stein, JC; Wei, FS; Pasternak, S; Liang, CZ; Zhang, JW; Fulton, L; Graves, TA; Minx, P; Reily, AD; Courtney, L; Kruchowski, SS; Tomlinson, C; Strong, C; Delehaunty, K; Fronick, C; Courtney, B; Rock, SM; Belter, E; Du, FY; Kim, K; Abbott, RM; Cotton, M; Levy, A; Marchetto, P; Ochoa, K; Jackson, SM; Gillam, B; Chen, WZ; Yan, L; Higginbotham, J; Cardenas, M; Waligorski, J; Applebaum, E; Phelps, L; Falcone, J; Kanchi, K; Thane, T; Scimone, A; Thane, N; Henke, J; Wang, T; Ruppert, J; Shah, N; Rotter, K; Hodges, J; Ingenthron, E; Cordes, M; Kohlberg, S; Sgro, J; Delgado, B; Mead, K; Chinwalla, A; Leonard, S; Crouse, K; Collura, K; Kudrna, D; Currie, J; He, RF; Angelova, A; Rajasekar, S; Mueller, T; Lomeli, R; Scara, G; Ko, A; Delaney, K; Wissotski, M; Lopez, G; Campos, D; Braidotti, M; Ashley, E; Golser, W; Kim, H; Lee, S; Lin, JK; Dujmic, Z; Kim, W; Talag, J; Zuccolo, A; Fan, C; Sebastian, A; Kramer, M; Spiegel, L; Nascimento, L; Zutavern, T; Miller, B; Ambroise, C; Muller, S; Spooner, W; Narechania, A; Ren, LY; Wei, S; Kumari, S; Faga, B; Levy, MJ; McMahan, L; Van Buren, P; Vaughn, MW; Ying, K; Yeh, CT; Emrich, SJ; Jia, Y; Kalyanaraman, A; Hsia, AP; Barbazuk, WB; Baucom, RS; Brutnell, TP; Carpita, NC; Chaparro, C; Chia, JM; Deragon, JM; Estill, JC; Fu, Y; Jeddeloh, JA; Han, YJ; Lee, H; Li, PH; Lisch, DR; Liu, SZ; Liu, ZJ; Nagel, DH; McCann, MC; SanMiguel, P; Myers, AM; Nettleton, D; Nguyen, J; Penning, BW; Ponnala, L; Schneider, KL; Schwartz, DC*; Sharma, A; Soderlund, C; Springer, NM; Sun, Q; Wang, H; Waterman, M; Westerman, R; Wolfgruber, TK; Yang, LX; Yu, Y; Zhang, LF; Zhou, SG; Zhu, Q; Bennetzen, JL; Dawe, RK; Jiang, JM; Jiang, N; Presting, GG; Wessler, SR; Aluru, S; Martienssen, RA; Clifton, SW; McCombie, WR; Wing, RA; Wilson, RK.
SCIENCE 326 (5956): 1112-1115 NOV 20 2009.
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Multiply Enhanced Odd-Order Wave-Mixing Spectroscopy.
Mathew, NA; Block, SB; Yurs, LA; Kornau, KM; Pakoulev, AV; Wright, JC*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (48): 13462-13469 DEC 3 2009.
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Element-specific magnetometry of EuS nanocrystals.
Selinsky, RS; Keavney, DJ; Bierman, MJ; Jin, S*.
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 95 (20): Art. No. 202501 NOV 16 2009.
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(4,7,13,16,21,24-Hexaoxa-1,10-diazabicyclo[8.8.8]hexacosane)sodium perchlorate.
Guzei, IA*; Su, JW; Spencer, LC; Burnette, RR.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 65: M1381-U1303 Part 11 NOV 2009.
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(3,5-Dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)[5-(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-ylcarbonyl)-2-thienyl]meth anone.
Guzei, IA*; Spencer, LC; Tshivashe, MG; Darkwa, J.
ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 65: O2743-U699 Part 11 NOV 2009.
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Nylon-3 Copolymers that Generate Cell-Adhesive Surfaces Identified by Library Screening.
Lee, MR; Stahl, SS*; Gellman, SH*; Masters, KS.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (46): 16779-16789 NOV 25 2009.
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Vibrational Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Water Confined inside Reverse Micelles.
Pieniazek, PA; Lin, YS; Chowdhary, J; Ladanyi, BM; Skinner, JL*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (45): 15017-15028 NOV 12 2009.
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The Hydrolysis Activity of Adenosine Triphosphate in Myosin: A Theoretical Analysis of Anomeric Effects and the Nature of the Transition State.
Yang, Y; Cui, Q*.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 113 (45): 12439-12446 NOV 12 2009.
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EPIC- and CHANCE-HSQC: Two N-15-photo-CIDNP-enhanced pulse sequences for the sensitive detection of solvent-exposed tryptophan.
Sekhar, A; Cavagnero, S*.
JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE 200 (2): 207-213 OCT 2009.
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Langmuir films of flexible polymers transferred to aqueous/liquid crystal interfaces induce uniform azimuthal alignment of the liquid crystal.
Kinsinger, MI; Buck, ME; Meli, MV; Abbott, NL; Lynn, DM*.
JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 341 (1): 124-135 JAN 1 2010.
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Isotope-Sensitive Degenerate [1,3]-Hydrogen Migration versus Competitive Enol-Keto Tautomerization.
Zhang, XH; Zummack, W; Schroder, D; Weinhold, FA*; Schwarz, H.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL 15 (44): 11815-11819 2009.
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A Single Molecule Scaffold for the Maize Genome.
Zhou, SG; Wei, FS; Nguyen, J; Bechner, M; Potamousis, K; Goldstein, S; Pape, L; Mehan, MR; Churas, C; Pasternak, S; Forrest, DK; Wise, R; Ware, D; Wing, RA; Waterman, MS; Livny, M; Schwartz, DC*.
PLOS GENETICS 5 (11): Art. No. e1000711 NOV 2009.
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The Physical and Genetic Framework of the Maize B73 Genome.
Wei, FS; Zhang, JW; Zhou, SG; He, RF; Schaeffer, M; Collura, K; Kudrna, D; Faga, BP; Wissotski, M; Golser, W; Rock, SM; Graves, TA; Fulton, RS; Coe, E; Schnable, PS; Schwartz, DC*; Ware, D; Clifton, SW; Wilson, RK; Wing, RA.
PLOS GENETICS 5 (11): Art. No. e1000715 NOV 2009.
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Detailed Analysis of a Contiguous 22-Mb Region of the Maize Genome.
Wei, FS; Stein, JC; Liang, CZ; Zhang, JW; Fulton, RS; Baucom, RS; De Paoli, E; Zhou, SG; Yang, LX; Han, YJ; Pasternak, S; Narechania, A; Zhang, LF; Yeh, CT; Ying, K; Nagel, DH; Collura, K; Kudrna, D; Currie, J; Lin, JK; Kim, H; Angelova, A; Scara, G; Wissotski, M; Golser, W; Courtney, L; Kruchowski, S; Graves, TA; Rock, SM; Adams, S; Fulton, LA; Fronick, C; Courtney, W; Kramer, M; Spiegel, L; Nascimento, L; Kalyanaraman, A; Chaparro, C; Deragon, JM; Miguel, PS; Jiang, N; Wessler, SR; Green, PJ; Yu, YISO; Schwartz, DC*; Meyers, BC; Bennetzen, JL; Martienssen, RA; McCombie, WR; Aluru, S; Clifton, SW; Schnable, PS; Ware, D; Wilson, RK; Wing, RA.
PLOS GENETICS 5 (11): Art. No. e1000728 NOV 2009.
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One-Step Direct-Patterning Template Utilizing Self-Assembly of POSS-Containing Block Copolymers.
Hirai, T; Leolukman, M; Liu, CC; Han, E; Kim, YJ; Ishida, Y; Hayakawa, T; Kakimoto, M; Nealey, PF; Gopalan, P*.
ADVANCED MATERIALS 21 (43): 4334-+ NOV 20 2009.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Part-time Chemistry Lecturer position at UW-Whitewater. Post-doctoral fellows,recent graduates or senior graduate students that could help us fill anemergency part-time lecturer position in Organic chemistry for the upcoming spring semester. An ABD or PhD is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have a strong background in proton NMR, IR, and GC analysis. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be committed to rigorous standards in the areas of safe laboratory practices and waste disposal. The salary is competitive and negotiable, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The position will involve instructional responsibilities in a first semester sophomore Organic chemistry laboratory. The lab meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15-8:00 p.m. (6.6 contact hours per week) from 19 January to 6 May. Interested applicants should submit a cover email with a current CV attached to Dr. Steven Anderson at chemistry@uww.edu. Any inquiries should also be directed to this address. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Steven W. Anderson, Professor of Chemistry, UW-Whitewater, andersos@uww.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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Two tenure track positions as assistant or associate professors in the Department of Chemistry at York College. We are looking for two exceptional candidates: one from the area of Inorganic and one from Pharmaceutical Science, or Medicinal Chemistry, or Pharmacology; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The research and teaching facilities at York College are excellent and include a 400 MHz NMR (soon to be replaced with a 500 MHz), electrospray time-of-flight MS, spectrofluorometers, phosphoimager, nucleic acid sequencer, several HPLCs, GC, GC/MS, numerous laser (e.g. Ar/Kr-ion, dye, excimer) set-ups, circular dichroism spectrometer, peptide and nucleic acid synthesizers, ultracentrifuge, thermal cyclers, and a full range of spectroscopic, electrophoretic and photochemical equipment; we also possess a cold room and a glass/mechanical shop. Our computer equipment includes PC and Linux clusters, ready access to the CUNY Computer Center, and application software including Gaussian, GaussView, HyperChem, and Accelrys Insight II molecular modeling software. Several faculty members are supported by external funding from NIH, the Research Corporation, and ACS-PRF. Both York College and The City University of New York provide financial support through a number of programs for startup packages. Applications must be submitted online at: http://www.cuny.edu; click the Careers at CUNY link, then the CUNYfirst link, search "chemistry" and follow the appropriate links. Questions should be addressed to: Lawrence W. Johnson, Chair, The Department of Chemistry, Office:(718) 262-2650, E-mail: lwj@york.cuny.edu.

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of molecular engineering to start Fall 2010. The candidate for this position should have an excellent record in the field of molecular engineering and science (MolES) with particular emphasis on broadly defined energy and biomedical/nanomedicine areas. The candidate's work should be interdisciplinary in nature with potential to establish collaborations with other departments in chemical, physical, biological sciences, engineering, and medicine. The selected faculty will have ample opportunities to collaborate with a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary centers and institutes including the NSF-STC on Materials and Devices for Information Technology, the NSF-MRSEC on Genetically Engineered Materials Science and Engineering Center, the NIH-funded Microscale Life Science Center, and the Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates in the final stages of a doctoral degree program may be considered. Successful applicants for this position will be expected to provide innovative and quality teaching that integrates research with instruction. He/she will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department and to develop high quality interdisciplinary research programs. The University of Washington has recently intensified its effort in Molecular Engineering and Science (MolES) as an academic discipline and as a direction in which UW is positioned to lead globally. MolES encompasses the design, fabrication, and delivery of functional molecules and/or molecular systems for medical, energy, electronic, photonic, environmental and many other applications. It has been broadly recognized across traditional scientific and engineering departments as a cutting-edge and rapidly evolving interdisciplinary frontier. UW has the highest level of federal funding of all public universities. The MSE department currently has 15 faculty, 100 undergraduates, 84 graduate students, and 25 postdoctoral researchers. The Department's research portfolio covers all classes of materials and state-of-the-art facilities are available in the Department and in interdisciplinary research centers on the campus. More information about the department is at http://depts.washington.edu/mse/. The University of Washington was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in 2006. In addition, the University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. How to apply: Application materials must be submitted online via the Faculty Search Tool at: http://www.engrwashington.edu/facsearch/?deptrmse (click on Position AA2452).Applicants should include a letter of application, a detailed resume w/list of publications, statement of research, statement of teaching (3-pg max for each), a list of five references. Evaluation of applicants will start on January 4, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the details of this search or position should be directed to Mr. Jay Montague by email to: montague@u.washington.edu.

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National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). Applications are invited for an assistant professor, associate professor or a professor position at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, TAIWAN, starting from the fall semester of 2010. The candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in an engineering discipline (chemical, biochemical, biomedical, materials science/engineering, etc.) or a science-related field (chemistry, life science, etc.) and an outstanding record of accomplishments in research. Applicants with research expertise in nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy or optoelectronics (particularly with molecular simulation, electrochemistry or process engineering background) are all welcome. Application materials (including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, publication list (with SCI Impact Factor), teaching and research plans, and the names, mail and e-mail addresses, phone numbers of three referees (We need a list only at this stage.) and the attached CV at-a-glance (vailable on our department website) should be sent to: Professor Hsing-Wen Sung, Coordinator, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu 30013, TAIWAN, e-mail: hwsun@che.nthu.edu.tw, by February 26, 2010.
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Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, seeks an assistant professor of chemistry beginning August 2010.  PhD required.  Contract is renewable on a yearly basis.  Responsibilities include teaching physical chemistry (alternate year basis), general physics with laboratory, biochemistry and development ofa research program to  engage undergraduates.  Preference given to candidates with a strong background in biochemistry. Submit letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, CV, transcripts, and names of three references to: Chemistry Search Committee, Salem College, 601 S Church St., Winston Salem, NC 27101 or email suzi.moore@salem.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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University of Rochester. A postdoctoral research position for the coming spring or summer. Assistant Professor Patrick Hooland  has at least one opening for a chemist to join in his NIH-funded project on iron chemistry of sulfides, dinitrogen, and dihydrogen, which aims to gain insight into the mechanism of nitrogenase. This research lies at the border of organometallic chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry, with interesting coordination chemistry (high-spin, 12-electron complexes), and interesting bioinorganic chemistry (the mechanism of nitrogenase is one of the great mysteries in the field). A position in my group is ideal for an organometallic chemist who wants to broaden their knowledge by learning about biochemistry and spectroscopy while continuing to practice synthetic chemistry, and also great for a bioinorganic chemist who wants to work with especially exciting synthetic model compounds. The ideal candidate will have experience in synthesis of air-sensitive compounds, and an interest in understanding the mechanism of synthetic compounds and enzymes. He would also welcome a well-trained computational chemist or spectroscopist who wants to look in depth at our compounds. More information on my research group may be found at: http://chem.rochester.edu/~plhgrp/ and a recent review of our work is at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar700267b. Interested applicants should contact me by email: holland@chem.rochester.edu, with a C.V. and three references to: Associate Professor Patrick Holland, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 14627-0216, phone: 585-273-3092, lab phone: 585-275-8161, FAX: 585-276-0205, website: http://chem.rochester.edu/~plhgrp/.

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Open Postdoctoral Fellow Position. A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in Professor Wenfang Sun's group (http://www.chem.ndsu.nodak.edu/faculty/sun.htm) at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, North Dakota State University. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or photochemistry, and extensive experience in organic/organometallic compounds synthesis and characterization, as well as photophysical study (UV-Vis, photoluminescence, transient absorption, etc.) is required.  Experience with laser spectroscopic techniques (degenerate four wave mixing and Z-scan) will be a plus.  Interested candidates should e-mail a CV and the names and contact information of three references to: Wenfang.Sun@ndsu.edu. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2010.

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Postdoctoral Position Immediately Available: Bowling Green State University. A Postdoctoral Fellowship is currently available in the laboratory of Prof. Phil Castellano in the Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University. The position will largely entail the measurement and analysis of excited state kinetic processes related to inorganic/organometallic compounds and materials. Qualified individuals should have experience in at least one of the following areas: nanosecond laser flash photolysis, time-resolved photoluminescence, time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy or ultrafast transient absorption spectrometry. Salary is negotiable. Interested candidates should forward a complete CV by E-mail (pdf) to: castell@bgsu.edu.

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