Chemistry Newsletter - 01/24/2000

 

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XXXV No. 4 January 24th, 2000

Congratulations to Bob Hamers

Congratulations to Professor Robert Hamers for an award from the Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Fellowship Committee. This award will be used as a fellowship to support a graduate student. Congratulations Bob!

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Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

February 5th March 4th April 1st

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

January 25 February 15 February 29
March 21 April 4 April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, January 27th, 2000 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Professor Leon McCaughan, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, UW-Madison. "Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Interactions & Applications"

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wei Kong, Oregon State University. "Studies of Electronic Properties of Medium and Large Sized Molecules Oriented in a Strong Uniform Electric Field"

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Grant Smith, University of Utah. "Polymer Melt Dynamics: Experiment, Theory and Simulation"

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Brauman, Stanford University. "Gas-Phased Ion Chemistry"

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Monday & Tuesday, February 21st and 22nd, 2000 - Willard Lecture Series, (21st) - 4:00 p.m., Room B371 and (22nd) - 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Alex Pines, University of California, Berkeley. (21st) - "Lights Up - NMR and MRI" - (22nd) - "Ups and Downs of Spins in Solids"

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Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Prestegard, University of Georgia. "Dipolar Coupling in Magnetically Aligned Media: A New Approach to Protein Structure and Ligand Interaction"

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. W. E. Moerner, Stanford University. "Shedding Light on Single Molecules"

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charles Parmenter, Indiana University. "Intra-and Intermolecular Dynamics of Molecules with Internal Rotation"

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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ACS - Student Affiliates Meeting

The meeting will be on Thursday Feb 24, our first meeting of this new semester. The speaker will be Dr. John Wright. It will be informal, and he will be talking about cold fusion. We won't be doing pizza, but instead cookies and soda. The talk will begin at 6pm and the refreshments will be available before and after the speech. The talk will be held in room 2373 just like last semester.

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

http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Professor of Chemistry, Middle Tennessee State University. Applications and nominations are sought for a position at the Full Professor level (or Associate Professor level), in the Department of Chemistry at MTSU. Candidates for this position must have a proven commitment to innovations in chemical education, and a track record of financial support for research in this field. The successful candidate will teach, and will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program in chemical education. Candidates must have an earned doctorate, either in Chemical Education, or in any other area of chemistry combined with an outstanding publication record in Chemical Education. The starting date will be August 2000, and consideration of applications will begin January 10, 2000. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit the following to: Dr. P. J. MacDougall, Search Committee Chair, Dept. Of Chemistry, MTSU Box 68, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Please Include: (1) letter of application (refer to position #104100), including a statement describing your philosophy of teaching chemistry, and a summary of your research interests in chemical education, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) transcripts of undergraduate and graduate education. Also, (4) have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. MacDougall.

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The Chemistry Department, University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from Ph.D. chemists with research interests in environmental chemistry. Candidates must have a strong background in physical chemistry, and will be expected to conduct externally funded research, train doctoral students, and teach undergraduate and graduate physical chemistry courses. Interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in Chemistry and the broader UNT community is encouraged. With an enrollment of over 26,000, UNT is the leading university in the growing Dallas-Fort Worth area. A full CV, statement of research plans and interests, and 3 recommendation letters should be sent to: Dr. Paul Marshall, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305070, Denton, TX 76203-5070. Further information: marshall@unt.edu or http://www.chem.unt.edu . Applicant review begins Feb 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Les Field has a postdoctoral position available in his group in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) to replace a very good post-doc who has just left my group to take up a position elsewhere. The position will be available for 2 years (from the date of appointment). I am keen to get somebody on the ground relatively quickly to continue what is a very active project on organometallic transformations of organic compounds. The project is in the area of Organometallic Chemistry - (phosphine complexes of organo-iron, -ruthenium, -osmium chemistry). Skills in synthetic organometallic chemistry (Schlenck, dry boxes) and a reasonable organic background and laboratory skills (with a capacity to learn), experience in NMR spectroscopy. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae to me and should arrange to have two reference letters sent to me on their behalf. I can be contacted at: L.Field@chem.usyd.edu.au or by FAX (++612)-9351-6650 or phone (++612)-9351-2060 for further information.

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