Chemistry Newsletter - 01/27/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 4 January 27th, 2003

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Oxygen Symposium - Saturday, March 29th, 2003.

Details at end of this Newsletter.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

February 11th, 2003

March 11th, 2003

April 8th, 2003

May 13th, 2003

 

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

February 4th, 2003

February 18th, 2003

March 4th, 2003

March 18th, 2003

April 1st, 2003

April 15th, 2003

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, January 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Meloche Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ara Apkarian, UC-Irvine. “Multilinear Spectroscopy in Condensed Media: Evolving Perspectives and Prospects.”

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Herbert, Graduate Student. “Density matrix functional theory beyond the single-determinant approximation”

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Tolman, University of Minnesota.

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Thursday, January 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. David Cunningham, Abbott Laboratories. “Fluidics and Sample Handling in Diagnostic Products: Glucose testing “NOT” at your fingertips”

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Monday, February 3rd, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Sebastian Bednarek, UW Madison. “How Your Veggies Grow Up To Be So Big And Strong: Regulation of Plant Cytokinesis and Cell Expansion”

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gregory Voth, University of Utah. “Proton transport in Aqueous And Biomolecular Systems”

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sena Rajagopalan, Graduate Student. “The DOSY-HSQC pulse sequence as a tool for the high resolution analysis of isotopically labeled proteins and polypeptides in multicomponent mixture

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benjamin Feinberg, UW Milwaukee.

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2003 - Biomolecular Chemistry Seminar, 12:30 p.m., Room 227 SMI. Dr. Joel Pomerantz, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology. “Transcriptional Target-Based Expression Cloning of Signaling Molecules”

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Thursday, February 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard L. McCreery, The Ohio State University. “Carbon Based Molecular Junctions: Molecular Electronics Like You Have Never Seen Before”

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Monday, February 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bob Grubbs, Caltech.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Manos Mavrikakis, UW Engineering. “Reaction Mechanisms on Transition Metal Surfaces via Density Functional Theory Studies”.

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kevin Weidkamp, Graduate Student. “Interfacial interactions of pentacene on the Si(001) surface”

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Pierre Wiltzius, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. “Colloidal Self-Assembly, Multi-Beam Interference Lithography, and Photonic Crystals”

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Troy Stich, Graduate Student. “Spectroscopic and computational studies of Coenzyme B12: Implications toward understanding enzymatic activation of the cobalt-carbon bond”

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Wednesday, February 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Angela Wilks, University of Maryland.

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Monday, February 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Perry Frey, UW Madison.

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Monday, February 24th, 2003 - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. S. Gray, Argonne National Lab.

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gabriela Weaver, Purdue.

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Thursday, February 27th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Reslewic, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Robertson, University of Missouri.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Hunkyun Pak, Graduate Student. “Lattice constants controlled self-assembled patterns of paramagnetic dots on a liquid/liquid interface under strong magnetic field”

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 9:45 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Holz, Utah State University.

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Chan, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Millicent Firestone, Argonne National Laboratory.

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Thursday, March 13th and Friday March 14th, 2003 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carlos Bustamante, UC-Berkeley.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matry Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kent Meyer, Graduate Student. “Fully resonant 2D infrared four-wave mixing and its analogy to 2D NMR: Recent results with nickel carbonyl compounds”

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Thursday, March 27th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalia Dhingra, Graduate Student.

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Monday, March 31st, 2003, - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. J. Daniel Gezelter, University of Notre Dame.

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Monday, March 31st, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Yudin, University of Indiana.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Huib Bakker, AMOLF Amsterdam, to be announced.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wayne Kontur, Graduate Student. “Urea effects on the kinetics of transcription initiation for RNA polymerase”

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Levis, Temple University.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Vanden Bout, University of Texas, to be announced.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sam Glass, Graduate Student. “The role of temperature in collisions and reactions of HCl(g) with supercooled sulfuric acid”

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Thursday, April 10th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hua Yu, Graduate Student.

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Friday, April 11th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shiping Fang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Neumark, UC-Berkeley, to be announced.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Wilker, Purdue University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2003 - Analytical McElvain Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Anne L. Plant, NIST.

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Friday, April 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyubong Jo, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Keyes, Boston University. “Instantaneous Normal Modes, The Potential Energy Landscape, And Dynamics In Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, April 22th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lenny Sheps, Graduate Student. “Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions in the liquid phase”

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jian Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 28th, 2003, - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Carlos Simmerling, SUNY, Stony Brook.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Walker, University of Maryland, College Park. “Solvation at Surfaces: Profiling Interfacial solvent Polarity with Molecular Rulers.”

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tingting Liu, Graduate Student. “Single-molecule fluorescence study of Cytoplasmic domain of Synaptotagmin I on solid supported planar lipid membrane”

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Monday, April 30th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Karlin, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James Schauer, UW Madison- Engineering.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karl Christe.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wilma Olson, Rutgers. “DNA Mechanics and Gene Regulation”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Castro, Graduate Student. “Molecular beam studies of the collisions of n-alcohols with the NaOH/KOH eutectic mixture”

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ting Zheng, Graduate Student.

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “The Throbin-Fibrinogen Reaction”

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhiping Zheng, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “Calculation of Protein Structure by Global Optimization of Potential Energy”

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time, one-year faculty appointment as a sabbatical replacement beginning in September 2003. Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) in organic chemistry or closely associated fields required. We seek a chemist who is strongly committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. The principal responsibilities include teaching courses in organic chemistry. Applicants should submit a resume, a statement describing teaching experience and plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Greg A. Slough, Chair, Chemistry Department, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295, gslough@kzoo.edu, phone 269-337-7018, fax 269-337-7251. Review of applicant files will begin March 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Tenure Track Position Chemistry and Biochemistry. Cal Poly's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a full-time, academic year tenure track position in chemical education and chemical education research beginning Fall 2003. Areas of potential research include curriculum development, design and assessment of program goals and objectives, and pedagogy. A successful candidate will have teaching assignments in general chemistry and upper division courses. S/he will be expected to collaborate with ongoing K-12 chemistry education outreach programs and help support the CSU mission of science education. Appointment anticipated at the Assistant Professor level. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline required at time of hiring. Further information can be found at http://www.calpoly.edu/~chem/. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has a commitment to a strong undergraduate majors' program as well as to provide key core courses for the entire campus community of 18,000 including students in engineering and agriculture. Send letter of application with reference to recruitment # 4481, resume, and statements of professional goals, teaching philosophy, and if available, evidence of successful teaching experience to: John Maxwell, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly by references. All application materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2003.

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College of the Holy Cross Search Reopened for Analytical Chemists and Physical Chemists Experimentalists. The Department of Chemistry seeks new applications for a tenure track position to begin September 2003. The primary teaching responsibility is either Analytical-Instrumental Chemistry or Physical Chemistry, with Laboratory, as well as a course in the area of his/her specialty and General Chemistry with Laboratory (in alternate years). Holy Cross is a selective, Jesuit, liberal arts, undergraduate institution situated 40 miles from Boston. More information about the College, Department, discovery curriculum and research program can be found at http://www.holycross.edu. Send a letter of application, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Ph.D. required), three letters of recommendation, a statement on teaching philosophy (specify interests) and a description of research plans (including estimated start-up costs and involvement of undergraduates) to: Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.

NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON FEBRUARY 3rd, 2003.

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Registration

Oxygen Symposium

Saturday, March 29, 2003

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706

 

Registration deadline is March 10, 2003 . We urge you to register promptly because the

auditorium has a limited seating capacity. If you have questions about the symposium, contact

us at 263-2424.

 

To register, complete the form below and send it, along with a stamped, self-addressed

envelope, to: Oxygen Symposium, UW Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave.,

Madison, WI 53706. We will send your admission ticket along with location information and

luncheon ticket (if you paid for a box lunch) to you in your return envelope. Remember to

bring your tickets with you to the symposium!

 


 

If you wish to attend the University Theater production of the play Oxygen, which bears

directly on portions of the symposium, you should not delay in purchasing your tickets directly

from Vilas Hall Box Office, (608)262-1500. Oxygen will be performed in the Mitchell Theater,

Vilas Hall, on the following dates: March 28 and 29; and April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and12. Tickets are

$14 for general public and $10 for UW-Madison students.

 

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___ I plan to attend the free, public Oxygen Symposium.

 

Name (please print)______________________________________________________________

 

Street address__________________________________________________________________

 

City/ State/ ZIP_________________________________________________________________

 

Email address__________________________________________________________________

 

___ I would like a box lunch and have enclosed a check for $ 8.00 and made my

sandwich/drink selection. (Choose one from each line. Cookie, chips, and fruit included.)

 

select one >>> ___ vegetarian ___ roast beef ___ ham ___ turkey

 

select one >>> ___ soft drink ___ milk

 

Make your box lunch check payable to Oxygen Symposium and mail with your registration to:

Oxygen Symposium, UW Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706.