Chemistry Newsletter - 01/22/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 3 January 22nd, 2002

Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

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**Department meeting and the executive committee meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 1:30 in room 8335.**

DEPARTMENT MEETING AGENDA

January 22, 2002, 1:30 PM, Room 8335

1). Announcements :

a. Steve Barnet has accepted the open computer position .

b. State Building Commission authorizes payment of building cost overruns.

c. Art Ellis will be the Head of the NSF Chemistry Division.
2). Recommendation from the Graduate Curriculum Committee to approve cross-listing of Sandro Mecozzi's Pharmacy 766 course.

3). Recommendation from Undergraduate Curriculum Committee on requirements for Chemistry major and Chemistry Course.

4). Other Business.

Closed Executive Committee Meeting.

1). Recommendation from Faculty Search Committee to offer tenure-track faculty appointments to Dean Toste and Martin Zanni.

2). Recommendation from Finance Committee for Capital Equipment Exercise.

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Alexei Stuchebrukhov, UC Davis. "Electron and proton transfer in membrane proteins. Quantum mechanics and biological energy transduction"

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bob Clark, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2002 - Molecular Biometry Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 3425 Sterling Hall. David Samuels, University of Newcastle. "Mathematical Models of Mitochondrial DNA"

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Christoph Naumann, Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis. "Obstructed Diffusion Of Proteins And Lipids In Bioartificial Membranes Studied At The Single Molecule Level"

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Cathleen Crudden, University of New Brunswick. "Asymmetric Synthesis With Homogeneous and Heterogenized Transition Metal Catalysts"

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Monday, February 4th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Vickie DeRose, TAMU.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hicham Fenniri.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kara Bren, Rochester University.

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Friday, February 8th, 2002 - Chemistry Colloquia, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Thomas Sharkey, UW Biotron. "How and Why Plants Affect Atmospheric Chemistry (Was Ronald Reagan Right When He Said Trees Pollute?)"

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dvarajan Thirumalai, University of Maryland. "Chaperonin-Mediated Protein folding"

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Thursday, February 14th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences (McElvain) Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Rudolf Trump, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terry Goodrich, Graduate Student.

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Monday, March 4, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Jacob Klein, University of Oxford. "Rheology Under Confinement"

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jacob Klein, University of Oxford."Polymer Brushes: From Colloidal Stabilisation to Biological Recognition"

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Monday, March 11th, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335. Dr. Sunil Jayasuriya , S.C. Johnson Company. "Influence of Polymer Structure on Dry Time and Re-solubility of Inks"

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Monday, March 18th, 2002 - Special Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sally A. Sullivan, PhD, JD, Greenlee, Winner, & Sullivan, PC.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2002 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Richard Zare, Stanford. "Prospects for Advances in Micro and Nanoscale Chemical Analysis"

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Park C; Raines RT.

Adjacent cysteine residues as a redox switch.

PROTEIN ENGINEERING 2001, Vol 14, Iss 11, pp 939-942.

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Liu YX; Ballweg D; West R.

Reductive coupling of carbonyl compounds using silole and germole dianions.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2001, Vol 20, Iss 26, pp 5769-5770.

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Gestwicki JE; Kiessling LL.

Inter-receptor communication through arrays of bacterial chemoreceptors.

NATURE 2002, Vol 415, Iss 6867, pp 81-84.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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Join us Tuesday's at 2:30 - 4:30 for this graduate seminar. Explore academic issues and life styles. Discuss teaching and learning issues, methodologies, resources, and theories. For more information, see the course homepage at http://courses.engr.wisc.edu/ecow/get/epd/654/courter/.

EPD 654 - Teaching Science and Engineering

Tuesdays, 2:30 - 4:30. Call number 48763. Spring 2002. 2 - 3 credits, room 235 Materials Science Building, 1509 University Avenue. Join faculty and staff genuinely interested in teaching and learning including Sandra Courter, Engineering Professional Development, Pat Farrell, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, John Heyworth, the University of Dublin, Ireland.

Objectives:

  • Prepare students to teach undergraduate science and engineering and, thereby, strengthen skills for the job market in higher education.
  • Examine the learning process and improve teaching methods.
  • Develop confidence to implement innovative methods and create an effective teaching and learning environment.
  • Embrace future responsibilities for leadership in science and engineering education.

Questions? Contact Sandy Courter at: courter@engr.wisc.edu, phone: 265-9767, web: http://courses.engr.wisc.edu/ecow/get/epd/654/courter/.

Learning Activities

Students will complete two learning activities and select from a menu of options to satisfy the credit requirements.

Required:

A. Teaching philosophy (required).

B. Video-taped microteaching (required).

Options:

Presentation of learning learning theories, Curriculum vita (CV) or resume, Course syllabus or lesson plan, Teaching and learning resource binder, Journal entries: lessons learned, Observations: faculty meeting, position interview or presentation, job shadow, Professional development plan (1-5 year plan), Paper or presentation for professional organization, Mentoring (faculty mentor, peer mentor, undergrad mentor, K-12 mentor), Initiate and analyze on-line discussion, Other (to be proposed and approved).
Two and Three Credit Options. Students may enroll for either two or three credits. For three credits, students should select three options to complete. For two credits, students should select one option.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Iwao Ojima of State University of New York at Stony Brook has two postdoctoral research associate positions available immediately in his laboratory at Stony Brook, New York. The field of expertise should be in homogeneous catalysis, catalytic asymmetric synthesis, and chiral ligand synthesis. The first year salary will be $30,000 with 9,000 fringe benefit package. Applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation directly sent to me at the address shown below. Application by E-mail with file attachments is fully acceptable. My research activities and laboratory information can be obtained by visiting the following web home pages. http://ojima10.chem.sunysb.edu/~ojimaweb/homepage/homepage.html or http://ojima10.chem.sunysb.edu/~ojimaweb/ojima/ojima.html. Iwao Ojima, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400, Phone: +1-631-632-7947, (direct) or 7890 (Assistant), Fax: +1-631-632-7942, E-mail: IOJIMA@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.

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Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry. A postdoctoral position is currently available to investigate bond-coupled electron transfer reactions. This research will focus primarily on dissociative return electron transfer (DRET) reactions that involve cleavage of i) C-C bonds in substituted cyclopropanes and diarylethanes, ii) Si-Si bonds in disilanes, and iii) C-halogen bonds in substituted benzylic halides. Studies will focus on the factors that are important in determining the efficiency and rate of DRET reactions. The research will involve synthesis, product analysis, photophysical studies and nano- and picosecond time-resolved spectroscopic measurements. For further information about the research please go to: http://www.goodman.chem.rochester.edu/postdoc.html. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. The salary is $30,000 and the term of the appointment would be for one year from the date of your arrival with an additional year upon mutual consent. If interested, please submit CV and names of two references to: Prof. Joshua L. Goodman, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications electronically to: jlg@goodman.chem.rochester.edu.

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Professor Heinz Berke has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position in preparative and mechanistic organometallic chemistry in the Inorganic Institute at the University of Zuerich, Switzerland. The research is in the area of homogenous catalysis and is established in cooperation with a large European chemical company. The position is initially available for one year with the opportunity to extend the contract upon mutual agreement. Please submit your application, preferably by e-mail at: hberke@aci.unizh.ch to: Prof. Heinz Berke, Anorg.-chem. Institut, Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zuerich, Switzerland, Tel. ++41 (0)1 635 46 81, Fax ++41 (0)1 635 68 02, e-mail hberke@aci.unizh.ch, homepage http://www.unizh.ch/aci/coord/. The application should include a detailed CV and the contact information of at least two references.

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