Chemistry Newsletter - 01/28/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 4 January 28th, 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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SEMINARS

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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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Friday, February 1st, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Professor Weiyuan John Kao, UW Madison. "Biological Host and Biomaterial Interaction"

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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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Tuesday, February 5th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jiali Gao. "Computer Simulations of Biological Systems: From Opsin Shifts to Enzymatic Reactions."

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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 Tromp, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Eaton, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. "Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Protein Folding."

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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 4th, 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 5th, 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 23rd, 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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GENCHEM TUTORS NEEDED

If you would like to earn some extra cash by being a tutor, sign up by Friday, Feb. 1. Email at: dlduff@facstaff.wisc.edu with your name, how you would like students to reach you (by phone and/or email). If you are not a Chem graduate student, and have not had prior approval of the Director of General Chemistry, you will need to do that before we list you. DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR TUTOR - FRIDAY, FEB. 1.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanoscience

The primary objective of the REU Program is to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to be directly involved in the research of nanoscience. As an avid supporter and provider of undergraduate research experiences for many years, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina shares the view that active involvement with research early in the college career will enhance the likelihood that students will seek doctoral programs in science and/or careers as research scientists. It is also believed that a research experience is a valuable means for students to clarify their career goals, and to gain first-hand knowledge of how the scientific enterprise operates. Students chosen to participate in the Program receive a $3,700 stipend and are provided on- campus housing for the duration of the Program. Housing is provided in apartment-style accommodations, which include high-speed ethernet connections. Students are expected to be available for the entire Program, which typically runs from June 1st - August 3rd of each year. The REU Program is supported by the National Science Foundation, Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Web site for more information and application materials: http://www.nano.sc.edu/reu/.

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The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to announce summer research opportunities in chemistry and chemical engineering for undergraduate students. The program will run from May 28th to August 9th 2002. The program will couple research experiences in graduate research laboratories with a program of tutorials and seminars designed to provide perspectives on career issues in the chemical sciences. Participating students will receive a stipend of $3000, and will be provided with dormitory accommodations, a $500 meal plan and health services. Some assistance with travel to Richmond is also available. Further details are provided on the enclosed announcement, and may also be found on our website at: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~sruder/reuhome.htm. A copy of the announcement and application materials is available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building. Completed applications should be received by March 15th, 2002. Please contact us for more information at: Suzanne M. Ruder, Associate Professor, REU Program Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1001 West Main Street, P.O. Box 842006, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2006, Phone: 804-828-1298, Fax: 804-828-8599, TDD: 1-800-828-1120.

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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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One -Year Sabbatical Replacement. Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in organic chemistry beginning September 1, 2002. Skidmore's Chemistry program is ACS certified and graduates 10-15 majors per year. Teaching duties include a two-semester organic sequence, general chemistry and possibly a course in the candidate's area of expertise; normal teaching load is nine contact hours per semester. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and prior teaching experience preferred. Please send letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Raymond J. Giguere, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Review of applications will begin February 22 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions to join a twelve-member ACS-approved department beginning Fall 2002 semester. One position is in biochemistry; the other is in physical chemistry--spectroscopy, preferably with environmental applications. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or physical chemistry at the beginning of the appointment, and a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition to assignments in biochemistry or physical chemistry, course responsibilities may include health-science chemistry, general chemistry, or chemistry for general education. Scholarly activity, including direction of undergraduate research, is expected. For additional information about the department, university, and surrounding area, see http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statements of educational philosophy and of research plans to: Dr. Conrad Stanitski, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin February 22, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoc Workshop June 28 - 30, 2002

The pharmaceutical division of Bayer AG, Germany, invites German/European scientists in the US and Canada currently doing postdoctoral research in synthetic organic chemistry to participate in a workshop from June 28 - 30 in Westbrook, Connecticut. The workshop will be an excellent occasion to discuss highlights from Bayer's recent research and to explore specific job opportunities. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to present their own research as a poster. The workshop will be held at the Water's Edge Resort in Westbrook, CT. Located at the Long Island Sound, it provides a stimulating environment for scientific discussions. Participants will have time to make personal contacts with Bayer representatives from several business units while visiting some of New England's historic sites and experiencing its unique cuisine. The workshop will include a tour of Bayer's pharmaceutical research center in West Haven, CT. The official language of the workshop will be German. Interested individuals with an excellent background in synthetic organic chemistry should send their resumes (CV, certificates, abstracts of scientific research) until April 12, 2002 to one of the following addresses: In Germany: Dr. Hanno Wild, Director, Medicinal Chemistry, PH-R CR III, Bayer AG, D-42096 Wuppertal, Phone: 49 (202) 36-83 80, Fax: 49 (202) 36-40 61, E-mail: hanno.wild.hw@bayer-ag.de. In the United States: Dr. Helmut Haning, Associate Director, Dept. of Chemistry, Bayer Corporation, 400 Morgan Lane, West Haven, CT 06516, Phone 1 (203) 812-3156, Fax 1 (203) 812-2452, E-mail: helmut.haning.b@bayer.com.

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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 4th, 2002.