Chemistry Newsletter - 01/02/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 1 January 2nd, 2001

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume.

February 3, 2001 March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

February 17th March 24th April 28th

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

January 4, 2001 February 1, 2001
March 1,2001 April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Jan. 16
Feb. 13 Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1120.

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Steve White, UC Irvine. "Folding Proteins Into Membranes: Energetics and the Prediction of Structure from Sequence"

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Juan de Pablo, UW. "Molecular Simulation of Complex Fluids: What Can We Learn From Simulations"

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Thursday, February 1st, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Alex Stuchebrukhov, UC Davis.

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Thursday, February 8th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Greta Hurtt, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado.

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Thursday, February 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mary Wirth, University of Delaware.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jianshu Cao, MIT. "Theoretical Studies of Room-Temperature Single Molecule Experiments"

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Thursday, March 1st, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Emily Smith, Graduate Student. "SPR Imaging Measurements of Protein-Peptide and DNA Protein Interactions"

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Rig Hernandez, Georgia Tech. "Chemistry in Changing Environments: A Theoretical Projection of Polymers and Proteins"

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Thursday, March 8th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Liman Wang, Parr Memorial Award Recipient. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Notre Dame. "Proton, Hydride, and Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions in Solution and Proteins"

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Jacqueline K. Barton, California Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ken Dill, UCSF. "Modeling Water and the Hydrophobic Effect"

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Thursday, March 29th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Sang (Alex) Lim, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tian Wu, Graduate Student. "Transchip: A New System for In Vitro Whole Genome Studies of Transcription"

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ted Heilweil, NIST.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xingping (Ping) Su, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wilson Ho, UC Irvine.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Chunhong Tao, Graduate Student. "Optical Sequencing"

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2001 - Willard Lecture Series - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gordie Shaw, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ad Bax, NIH. "NMR of Weakly Aligned Proteins and Nucleic Acids"

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Yves J. Chabal, Bell Labs, New Jersey. (McElvain). "Silicon Oxidation: A Vibrational Study of Oxygen Insertion into Si Surfaces Upon H2O or O2 Exposure"

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Reichmann, Harvard University.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Kiessling LL; Gestwicki JE; Strong LE.

Synthetic multivalent ligands in the exploration of cell-surface interactions.

CURRENT OPINION IN CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 2000, Vol 4, Iss 6, pp 696-703.

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Schatz PF.

Anniversaries: 2001.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2001, Vol 78, Iss 1, pp 10-13.

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Brockman JM; Nelson BP; Corn RM.

Surface plasmon resonance imaging measurements of ultrathin organic films.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 51, pp 41-63.

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Ediger MD.

Spatially heterogeneous dynamics in supercooled liquids.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 51, pp 99-128.

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Thompson DE; Wright JC.

Model for spectral artifacts in two-dimensional four-wave mixing spectra from absorption and refractive index dispersion at infrared resonances.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 2000, Vol 104, Iss 48, pp 11282-11289.

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Zimmerman HE; Cirkva V; Jiang L.

A ground state tri-pi-methane rearrangement.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 2000, Vol 41, Iss 49, pp 9585-9587.

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Ferris TD; Farrar TC.

The concentration and temperature dependence of the deuterium quadrupole coupling parameter and rotational correlation time of ethanol-carbon tetrachloride binary mixtures.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIKALISCHE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2000, Vol 214, pp 1659-1670.

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Copyright © 2001 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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College of William and Mary. The Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for a tenure track appointment of a biochemist or bio-organic chemist at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2001. The successful applicant must possess a Ph.D., the ability and sustained desire to conduct externally funded research in biologically related chemistry with undergraduates and Master's candidates, and the ability to teach courses in both biochemistry and organic chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. William and Mary is a highly selective state institution. The Department has a tradition of substantial extramural research funding. Applicants should send a resume, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research interests and plans, and should arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference sent to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, College of William and Mary, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8795. Review begins January 5 and will continue until the position is filled. Web address: http://www.chem.wm.edu/.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Mayo Foundation-Rochester http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/bmb/ announces openings for faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor level. Qualified individuals are expected to initiate and maintain an outstanding research program and to contribute to educational activities in Mayo Graduate School and Mayo Medical School. The Department is seeking to supplement existing strengths by recruiting faculty members who are interested in the following areas: Biochemistry and Structural Biology, with a focus on exploring, predicting, and designing macromolecular interactions, including protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, and receptor-ligand complexes. Individuals with training in structural biology techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, computational structure prediction, and/or x-ray crystallography are particularly encouraged to apply. Cell Biology and Genetics, with a focus on basic cell biological and developmental mechanisms relevant to human disease. Individuals with interest and expertise in functional genomics using model organisms such as yeast, fly, worm or zebrafish are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding applicants with research interests in other areas will also be given full consideration. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to interact with basic and medical scientists in areas of cell and molecular biology, structural biology, gene therapy, and medicine. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation before February 15, 2001 to: Dr. Eric D. Wieben, Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Medical School, 200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN 55905, Application materials may also be submitted by e-mail to pearson.debra@mayo.edu.

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Kenyon College invites applications for a Tenure Track position in Bioorganic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The position, which begins July 2001, involves active participation in undergraduate research as well as teaching Organic Chemistry and an advanced topics course in Biochemistry. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience and whose research interests interface with nucleic acid chemistry or biomacromolecuiar NMR. The Department has recently moved into its brand new chemistry dedicated facility, Tomsich Hall, where instrumentation for teaching and research is excellent. Salary and start-up support are competitive. To apply, submit a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and have three letters of recommendation forwarded to: Anthony Watson, Ph.D.; Department of Chemistry; Kenyon College; Gambier, Ohio 43022. Review of dossiers will begin on November 17, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Pre or Post doctoral Position available in the Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Physique de Grenoble (France). In the frame of an European Research Training Networks, SPHERS (Spectroscopy of Highly Excited Rovibrational States), a support for an European Phd student or a post-doc is available at the Laboratoire de Spectrométrie Physique (Grenoble University) in the field of Laser Optics and Molecular Spectroscopy. The candidate will integrate a research group working in the development of highly sensitive absorption techniques, such as Intracavity Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (ICLAS) and Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (CRDS), and their application to the detection of extremely weak transitions and for optical diagnostics. The SPHERS project includes the recording and the rovibrational analysis of weak overtone transitions of small polyatomic molecules. Original projects will be proposed to the candidate: extension of the ICLAS method to the near infrared by using new solid state lasers, CRDS in the blue range, double resonance experiments with ICLAS detection. Therefore, besides familiarity with molecular spectroscopy, excellent experimental skills will be required. These will include optics, electronics, signal processing and PC interfacing. Please contact: Alain.Campargue@ujf-grenoble.fr or Daniel.Romanini@ujf-grenoble.fr.

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