Chemistry Newsletter - 01/22/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 4 January 22nd, 2001

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Emeritus Professor M. Leslie Holt

Were sorry to report that Emeritus Professor M. Leslie Holt passed away, at the age of 96, on Thursday, January 11, 2001. Professor Holt was a member of the Department from 1926 until his retirement in 1972 and had been Associate Chair in the Department for about 15 years.

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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.

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

Feb. 13 Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

 

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

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

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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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Thursday, January 25th, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan Rich, UW Madison. "Design and Synthesis of Peptidase Inhibitors. What Challenges Remain?"

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*****CANCELLED***** 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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Thursday, March 8th, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom Eberline, Pennsylvania State Capitol College. "Integrating Computer-based Learning Materials into the Sophomore Organic Chemistry Sequence"

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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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Thursday, April 19th, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mary Kirchoff, EPA. "Teaching Green Chemistry"

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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 ProteinChemical Education Seminar,s 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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Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Marion O'Leary, Sacramento State University. "Cooperative Learning in Organic Chemistry"

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Sequoia Sciences, Inc is looking for an experienced natural product NMR Spectroscopist who will assume responsibility for rapid structure elucidation beyond the level of routine spectroscopic analysis. A strong technical background in modern NMR hardware is required. Experience with flow-NMR and MS techniques is highly desirable. Additional responsibilities will include providing appropriate analytical experiment design strategies to quantitative as well as qualitative problems in support of purification and separation projects. The successful candidate will be well versed in NT and Unix-based operating systems and software platforms. Requires a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related science. Excellent interpersonal and analysis skills, a strong team orientation, and superb written and oral communication skills are critical. Please apply by email, fax or US mail indicating Job Code NMRChar, to: Mark O'Neil-Johnson, Sequoia Sciences, Inc., 11199 Sorrento Valley Rd. Suite H, San Diego, CA 92121, E-mail to: moj@sequoiasciences.com, fax 858-623-0805. Visit our WEB site: http://www.sequoiasciences.com for more details about Sequoia Sciences.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for the position of Executive Officer. The department has over 70 full-time and associated faculty, 200 employees, approximately 300 graduate and postdoctoral researchers, and annual expenditures in excess of $35 million dollars. The level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based on the University of California pay scale. Candidates should possess an advanced degree (Ph.D preferred) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field and administrative experience supporting teaching and/or research programs. Federal contract and grant experience and familiarity with recent advances in computer technology are advantageous. The Executive Officer reports to the Department Chair and is responsible for the supervision of all departmental financial, clerical, administrative and technical support areas. There is an expectation of continued growth in all these areas so as to provide maximum support to the instructional and research missions of the department and the University as these develop over time. Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of at least three references and should be sent to: Chair, 3-810F, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Prompt response is recommended but all applications received by 31 January 2001 or until this position is filled will receive full consideration. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at http://www-chem.ucsd.edu [please note the dash].

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Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry Eastern Kentucky University. Applications are solicited for the 9-month tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University. The candidate must have a PhD, preferably post doctoral experience, and be committed to excellence in teaching and research. The Department has 13 full time faculty and offers the M.S. and ACS certified B.S. degrees in chemistry. For more information visit our web site at: http://www.chemistry.eku.edu. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference, or the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three letters of reference to: Dr. Vernon Stubblefield, Search Committee, Moore 337, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, K-Y 40475-3102. Review of applicants will begin February 16, 2001 and continue until the position is filled. The position starts on August 15, 2001 and carries a competitive salary.

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The Department of Chemistry at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) invites applications for a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry or Professor of Chemistry in the field of organic chemistry. The newly appointed professor is expected to show exceptional promise or accomplishment in research and teaching of undergraduates as well as graduates of chemistry and related majors, and should have research activities focused on current topics in organic chemistry. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications with copies of manuscripts, transcripts (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.), a certificate of degree (Ph.D.), and a brief description of research interests with a completed application form which is available from the KAIST homepage http://www.kaist.ac.kr, and arrange to have four letters of recommendation sent to: Prof. Yoon Sup Lee, Chairman Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Taejon 305-701, Korea, Tel. +82-42-869-2821 Fax. +82-42-869-2810 e-mail: yslee@cals.kaist.ac.kr. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2001. Thank you very much for your kind attention.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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