Chemistry Newsletter - 01/24/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 4 January 24th, 2005

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

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

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tobin Sosnick, University of Chicago. “Protein Folding Pathways Discerned Using ψ-Analysis and Other Methods”

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Brian Stoltz, California Institute of Technology. “Complex Natural Products as a Driving Force for Discovery on Organic Chemistry”

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Thursday, January 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Grimm, Lee Group. “The Ginkgolides”

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Thursday, January 27th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Kelleher, University of Illinois. “Reading the Post-Translational Codes of Biology Using Tandem Mass Spectrometry of High Mass Ions”

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Friday, January 28th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Julie Hahm, EC&T. “Latest Findings on the PBDE Level in Lake Michigan Fishes”

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Monday, January 31st, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Talks by Yuehui He, Shelly Lusetti and Brian Miler. “Recipients of the Boyer Postdoctoral Excellence Award in Biochemistry”

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Krupenkin, Bell Labs.

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonathan Sweedler, University of Illinois. “Making Measurements Neuron by Neuron: Novel Techniques to Study the Brain”

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robin Chi, Gellman Group.

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Monday, February 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Schrock, MIT.

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart McLaughlin, SUNY at Stony Brook. “Electrostatics and Signal Transduction”

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Thursday, February 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qi Lin, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Vijay Pande, Stanford University.

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ben Gorske, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Marohn, Cornell University.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Shane Krska, Merck.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joshua Mandir, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katie Alfare, Kiessling Group.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Barbara, University of Texas.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Rickard, Graduate Student - Wright Group.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andy Borovik, Kansas.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jieun Lee, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heidi Behrens, Graduate Student - Li Group.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sergei Egorov, University of Virginia.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shan Ke, Graduate Student - Kwon Group.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Allen, Ohio State University.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie M. Cooper, Clemson University.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven A. Hofstadler, Ibis Therapeutics.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Farmer, University of California-Irvine.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yuan Lin, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven G. Boxer, Stanford University.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Chirik, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wayne Reed, Tulane University.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Karlin, Johns Hopkins University. “Biomimetic Small Molecule Metal Ion Interactions: Copper and Heme-Copper O2 and CO Chemistry”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University. “Nanoscience and the Pathway to Nanotechnologies”

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington-Seattle.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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National Science Foundation Summer Research Program

May 23 - July 29, 2005

10 week summer research program in solid state chemistry for undergraduate students and college faculty, under the direction of a recognized authority in the field. For more information and Online Application see: http://chemistry.clemson.edu/NSFSRPSSC.html. The evaluation and admission process will begin upon receipt of the completed application. Application deadline is February 25, 2005 or until filled.

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2005 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

North Dakota State University, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Fargo, ND

Summer research appointments are available for chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering and related fields, for students between their junior and senior years who intend to pursue graduate studies and have an interest in polymers and coatings science. The NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials is widely recognized as one of the top educational and research departments in its field. The department offers projects in the following research areas: Coatings and Corrosion Protection; Weathering Durability of Coatings; Film Formation Processes; Synthesis of High Performance Polymers; Supramolecular Chemistry for Design and Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Nanophase-Based Materials; Biodegradable Polymeric Colloidal Particles for Drug Delivery. A minimum of $3,500 plus housing for 10 weeks. Dates are somewhat flexible based on applicant's summer schedule and the department schedule. To apply, send: Transcript of academic record; Recommendation from an instructor; Evidence of medical insurance; Letter which includes career plans, research interests and starting date; Application form. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Offers may be made as early as March 31st, 2005. Send application packet to: Victoria Johnston Gelling, 1735 NDSU Research Park Drive, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 58105, Tel: 701-231-8027 Fax: 701-231-8439, Email: Victoria.Johnston.Gelling@ndsu.edu, web: http://pc.ndsu.nodak.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Joseph Wang, Ph.D., President of Synder Filtration, Inc., located in Vacaville, CA. Our company was established in 1989. We are a manufacturing company, producing ultrafiltration membranes, filters and filtration systems mainly for dairy, food, biotechnology and electro-coating industries. Recently we established another venture, Syntech Foods, Inc. The mission of this company is to produce value-added agriculture products and market globally. This company is acquiring a closed cheese plant (36,000 sf) in Hillsboro, WI. We expect by early March Syntech Foods will start operation in this Hillsboro plant producing functional foods. The reason we choose WI for this business is because WI has abundant agriculture products and pro-industry climate. The reason I am writing this email is that we have an opening for a chemist/scientist with Ph.D. degree to conduct research projects in this facility and UW is our top choice. I searched the UW website and found the faculty's information in graduate school of analytical chemistry. Candidate required: A post-doctor in analytical chemistry, preferably with training or experience in protein/amino/peptode acid chemistry; Self-motivated and a good team player; Willing to relocate or commute to Hillsboro; Available by early March, 2005. Please send a resume to my email address as soon as possible. We will conduct an interview in late February. We offer competitive salary and benefit. Send to: Joseph Wang, Ph.D., President, Synder Filtration, Inc., 4941 Allison Parkway, Vacaville, CA, Tel: 707-451-6060, Fax: 707-451-6064, E-mail: jwang@synderfiltration.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Doane College. Assistant professor of chemistry, new tenure-track position. Responsibilities include teaching general chemistry, organic chemistry, and assisting with instrument maintenance. Ability to teach biochemistry helpful. Commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and guiding student researchers. Newly constructed Lied Science Center features state of the art labs equipped with GC-MS, FT-NMR, FT-IR, HPLC, AAS. Candidates should have teaching experience, preferably in a small college; excellent interpersonal skills, and interest in teaching in a student-centered, inquiry-based setting. Ph.D. or ABD. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Starting Date; August 2005. Send application letter, resume, names, and phone numbers of three references to : Maureen Franklin, VPAA, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska 68333, or e-mail: Maureen.Franklin@doane.edu.

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St. Olaf College invites applications for two one-year positions at the Assistant Professor rank starting September 1, 2005. At least one of these positions has the possibility for reappointment. Area of expertise is open, but the department has specific needs in introductory, analytical and physical chemistry. Details at: http://www.stolaf.edu/offices/doc/jobs/jobpostingchemterm.html. A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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