Chemistry Newsletter - 01/29/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 5 January 30th, 2006

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, February 3rd, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Gary Sandefur, College of Letters & Sciences and Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison. “The Future of the College of Letters and Sciences”

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Monday, February 6th, 2006 - Special Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Kookheon Char, Department of Chemical Engineering, Seoul National University. “Perspectives on Ultrathin Multilayer Films Prepared by Layer-by-Layer Deposition”

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315, Chemistry Building. Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Equilibrium and Dynamics in Polymer-Nanoparticle Mixtures: From Solvents to Proteins to Nanocomposites”

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2005 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Allison Campbell, Pacific Northwest Lab.

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Burgess, UW-Madison Oncology Department. “Luminescence Resonance Energy Transfer to Study Protein: Protein Interactions”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California. “Imaging Photodissociation: Charge Transfer and Conical Intersections in the Dissociation of Radicals and Diradicals”

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Evans, Materials Science & Engineering Department, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University. “Nonlinear Optical Imaging of Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Ex Vivo and In Vivo”

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jason Hafner, Rice University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - WISL Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive. Harold McGee. “Playing With Food: Three Centuries of Science in the Kitchen”

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alex Benderskii, Wayne State University. “Coherent Vibrational Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces: Combining Frequency and Time-Domain”

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marc Johnson, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bo Li, Graduate Student, Hamers Group.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Anatoly Kolomeisky, Rice University. “Coupling of Two Motor Proteins: A New Motor Can Move Faster”

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. Elliott Sober. “What’s Wrong With Intelligent Design?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Materials and Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Vaid, Washington University. “Isostructural Dopants for Molecular Semicinductors: Organic Molecules in Unusual Oxidation States”

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Misfolding and Disease: From Theory to Therapy”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Macromolecular Science, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK. “Protein Structure and Folding: From Random Coils to Native States”

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Fahey, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Monday, March 27th, 2006 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Feig, Michigan State University. “Computer Simulations of Biomolecules in Complex Cellular Environments.”

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Hilger, Graduate Student, Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Friday, March 31st, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen J. Lippard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Ozerov, Brandeis University.

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center. “Novel One-Dimensional Nanostructures and Their Applications”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Scott A. McLuckey, Purdue University.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Antonio J. Ricco, Stanford University.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis. “A biological interpretation of anomalous subdiffusion”

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Murphy, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peidong Yang, University of California-Berkeley.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana University.

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Horng JC. Raines RT.

Stereoelectronic effects on polyproline conformation.

Protein Science. 15(1):74-83, 2006 Jan.

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Link S. Chang WS. Yethiraj A. Barbara PF.

Orthogonal orientations for solvation of polymer molecules in smectic solvents - art. no. 017801.

Physical Review Letters. 9601(1):7801, 2006 Jan 13.

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Morton LA. Wang RT. Yu XH. Campana CF. Guzei IA. Yap GPA. Xue ZL.

Tungsten alkyl alkylidyne and bis-alkylidene complexes. Preparation and kinetic and thermodynamic studies of their unusual exchanges.

Organometallics. 25(2):427-434, 2006 Jan 16.

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Leonard Q. Malueg D. Wallace J. Taylor JW. Dhuey S. Cerrina F. Boerger B. Selzer R. Yu M. Ma Y. Myers K. Trybendis M. Moon E. Smith HI.

Development, installation, and performance of the X-ray stepper JSAL 5C

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 23(6):2896-2902, 2005 Nov-Dec.

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Mapes MK. Swallen SF. Ediger MD.

Self-diffusion of supercooled o-terphenyl near the glass transition temperature.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110(1):507-511, 2006 Jan 12.

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Lockard JV. Valverde G. Neuhauser D. Zink JI. Luo Y. Weaver MN. Nelsen SF.

Interpretation of unusual absorption bandwidths and resonance Raman intensities in excited state mixed valence.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110(1):57-66, 2006 Jan 12.

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Murray JK. Gellman SH.

Microwave-assisted parallel synthesis of a 14-helical beta-peptide library.

Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry. 8(1):58-65, 2006 Jan-Feb.

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Sibert EL. Gruebele M.

Molecular vibrational energy flow and dilution factors in an anharmonic state space - art. no. 024317.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 124(2):24317, 2006 Jan 14.

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Casey CP. Johnson JB.

Kinetic isotope effect evidence for the concerted transfer of hydride and proton from hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride in solvents of different polarities and hydrogen bonding ability.

Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 83(9):1339-1346, 2005 Sep.

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Reich HJ. Whipple WL.

Mechanism of the lithium-iodine exchange in an iodothiophene.

Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 83(9):1577-1587, 2005 Sep.

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Shang L. Clare TL. Eriksson MA. Marcus MS. Metz KM. Hamers RJ.

Electrical characterization of nanowire bridges incorporating biomolecular recognition elements.

Nanotechnology. 16(12):2846-2851, 2005 Dec.

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Kim M. Lee D.

Metathesis and metallotropy: A versatile combination for the synthesis of oligoenynes.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(51):18024-18025, 2005 Dec 28.

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Pazicni S. Cherney MM. Lukat-Rodgers GS. Oliveriusova J. Rodgers KR. Kraus JP. Burstyn JN.

The heme of cystathionine beta-synthase likely undergoes a thermally induced redox-mediated ligand switch.

Biochemistry. 44(51):16785-16795, 2005 Dec 27.

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Hong J. Capp MW. Saecker RM. Record MT.

Use of urea and glycine betaine to quantify coupled folding and probe the burial of DNA phosphates in Lac repressor - Lac operator bindings.

Biochemistry. 44(51):16896-16911, 2005 Dec 27.

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Co DT, Hanisco TF, Anderson JG, Keutsch FN.

Rotationally resolved absorption cross sections of formaldehyde in the 28100-28500 cm(-1) (351-356 nm) spectral region: Implications for in situ LIF measurements.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(47):10675-10682, 2005 Dec 1.

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Harker HA, Viant MR, Keutsch FN, Michael EA, McLaughlin RP, Saykally RJ.

Water pentamer: Characterization of the torsional-puckering manifold by terahertz VRT spectroscopy.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(29):6483-6497, 2005 Jul 28.

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Coon JJ, Ueberheide B, Syka JEP, Dryhurst DD, Ausio J, Shabanowitz J, Hunt DF.

Protein identification using sequential ion/ion reactions and tandem mass spectrometry.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102(27):9463-9468, 2005 Jul 5.

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Brittingham Visiting Scholars Grants for 2006-2007

Grants for the Enhancement of Undergraduate Education. Nominations Due: March 17, 2006. The Brittingham Foundation has provided generous funding to enable us to enrich small upper-level courses or seminars for undergraduates by bringing distinguished visitors to the classroom. The purpose of the Brittingham Visiting Scholars program is to introduce advanced students to those working “in the field” who can help them increase their awareness of the kinds of expertise and accomplishments they will need after they graduate. Visitors who can help students make linkages between their academic study and the world they will enter upon graduation are of special interest to this program. Thus, Brittingham visitors need not have “academic” credentials, and we encourage you to consider proposing individuals who work outside the academy. Brittingham awards are intended to provide sustained interaction between a single distinguished visitor and a specifically designated small group of undergraduates over a period of a few days. This will normally occur by integrating the visitor into advanced undergraduate seminars, capstone courses, or other small advanced courses. The course or seminar should either carry honors credit or provide a means by which individual students may obtain honors credit. Lecturing to large groups or classes is not necessary and does not enhance an application. In past years, visitors have been on campus approximately a week; it is unlikely that visits of fewer than three full days will be funded. Although Brittingham Visiting Scholars may work with groups other than undergraduates, undergraduate education must be the primary focus of the proposal. Although the visitor may include larger lectures in the schedule, the proposal must clearly demonstrate that sustained interaction with an identifiable group of undergraduates is the primary activity for which funding is requested. Budgets of up to $2,500 will be considered for each project, although larger awards will be considered under unusual circumstances. These must be carefully justified. Travel expenses, honoraria, special supply needs, and other appropriate expenses are included in this award. All proposals should include: (1) a brief letter from the department chair (or chairs in the case of co-sponsored proposals) indicating as specifically as possible how the proposed visits will strengthen the education of undergraduate students; (2) a brief (1-2 pp.) proposal from the faculty member(s) in charge of the main upper-level course(s) in which the visitor will work. The proposal must clearly outline the tasks, schedule, and contributions of the visitor(s), including any events such as lectures, workshops, etc., that would benefit other students, staff, and members of the community; (3) a budget of estimated expenses to cover the costs of the visit and other material which might be necessary, either in preparation for the visit or as a result of it. Meals and lodging will be covered by a per diem at the rate of $100 applicable only to the days on which the visitor is working with undergraduates on campus. Proposals should specify the number of days’ per diem requested. Air fares should be based on economy class, 30-day advance purchase. In proposing honoraria, bear in mind the standards set by other programs on campus, such as those developed by the University Lectures Committee: http://www.secfac.wisc.edu/lectures/lectcomm/PoliciesAndGuidelines.htm. The honorarium and per diem can be supplemented by the sponsoring unit through other funds. Departments should forward their proposals for the 2006-2007 academic year to Mo Noonan Bischof, Assistant to the Provost, 117 Bascom Hall, by March 17, 2006. Proposals should be sent by attachment to: mabischof@wisc.edu preferably in pdf format. If submitted in hard copy, deliver three full copies. Announcements of awards will be made by the middle of April. For additional information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof at the above email address or 265-4413.

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2006 ICI Student Award to all faculty and Students in Applied Polymer Science

Applications are invited for the 2006 ICI Student Award in Applied Polymer Science sponsored by the Polymer Education Committee of the ACS Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering and Polymer Chemistry. Graduate students, either currently in graduate school, or not more than one year beyond graduation, are invited to submit a research paper for presentation at the 2006 Fall ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The paper should conform to the preprint format of the PMSE Division, and be commensurate with the regulations and customs of papers presented at PMSE/ACS programs. Up to six finalists will be selected based on the scientific merit of the submitted papers. Out-of-pocket expenses up to $750 will be available to each finalist to attend the ACS meeting and present his/her paper in the ICI Award Symposium within the PMSE program. The paper must be presented by the student, not by the co-author/thesis advisor. The awardee will be chosen by an anonymous evaluation committee that will audit the presentations. The Award, consisting of $1600 and a plaque, will be presented at the PMSE Division luncheon at the following Spring meeting. All finalists will receive a one-year complimentary membership in the PMSE Division.Instructions regarding application procedures are available from: John S. Thomaides, Chair, ICI Student Award Committee, National Starch & Chemical Co., 10 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, e-mail: john.s.thomaides@nstarch.com. NOTE: Applications and preprints for the 2006 Award must be submitted by March 6, 2006.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Claflin University is accepting applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions. The successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Inorganic preferred for one position) with Post-Doctoral experience and will join an American Chemical Society approved department committed to providing quality instruction and research opportunities to undergraduate students. The selected candidate will fulfill commitments to teach, conduct research, advise students (National award winning Student Affiliate Chapter of ACS), serve on committees, and other responsibilities deemed necessary to fulfill the mission of the department and the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Complete applications will include: a letter of application; a full curriculum vitae; brief statements of both teaching philosophy and research interests; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. Please send to: Dr. Angela Peters, chairperson (angela.peters@claflin.edu), Dept. of Chemistry/ Claflin University/ 400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Princeton University. We would appreciate your help in identifying candidates for a tenure track junior faculty position in proteomics and mass spectrometry. We hope that the successful applicant will enjoy collaborative interactions with other members of our institution but the predominant criteria for hiring are the excellence of the candidate's track record and his or her promise for developing a successful independent research program. We feel that Princeton will provide a rich environment for career development in these areas. Princeton University has made substantial commitments over the past several years in complementary fields including genomics and chemical biology. The newly inaugurated Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics houses faculty from a range of disciplines who address issues of modern biology using computational and postgenomic tools. In addition, the Department of Chemistry has made a significant commitment to faculty recruitment in chemical biology. Candidates can apply by sending their curriculum vitae, research plan and reference letters to: Gail Huber, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. For full consideration, applications should reach us by February 15, 2006.

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Pierce College invites applications for a full time, tenure track position beginning September, 2006 from qualified individuals interested in teaching Chemistry within a diverse, multicultural, learner-centered environment. Located in greater Pierce County, Washington, the Pierce District has two community colleges (Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, located in Lakewood and Pierce College Puyallup, located in Puyallup) and a far-reaching extended learning program. Position responsibilities include teaching courses ranging from introductory chemistry through organic chemistry with some courses for Science and Engineering majors and others for Allied Health students. A master's degree in Chemistry or a closely related field and documented successful teaching experience in Chemistry is required. Documented successful teaching experience in Chemistry at the community college level and related professional experience and/or activities in addition to teaching is preferred. Initial placement of this position will be at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom located in Lakewood, Washington. Salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. To apply, please visit the Pierce College website at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/Pers for a complete job announcement including application procedure or call the Jobline at: 253-964-7341. FAX 253-964-6382. TDD (253) 964-6228. To ensure consideration, application materials should be received by February 17, 2006. Review of applications begins February 21, 2006. Information about the Chemistry department can be found at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/chemistry/home.htm.

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Western State College of Colorado invites applications for a temporary position in chemistry. Teaching responsibilities include a full year of organic chemistry with laboratory, introductory chemistry, and a non-majors general education chemistry course. Responsibilities include teaching 24 semester credits per academic year, academic advising, assessment, lab preparations and other duties as assigned. The program in chemistry has approximately 25 majors, a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, and three full-time faculty members. For more information about the Chemistry Program, please visit our website at http://www.western.edu/chemistry. Salary is commensurate with qualifications: $30,000-$33,000. Starting date is August 2006. Master's degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Special interest in organic chemistry required. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Send letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of reference sent to: Chair, Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Hurst Hall 128, Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81231. For more information please contact: Dr. Anne Ryter at (970) 943-7098; Fax: (970) 943-7120; E-mail: aryter@western.edu. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to issuing contract. Screening of applications will begin February 24, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

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Hendrix College is seeking to fill a new tenure-track position in biochemistry to commence in August 2006. Candidates must be committed to excellence in both teaching and research. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry is required, and postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach the second semester of biochemistry, participate in general chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses, and engage undergraduates in a program of externally funded and published research. Hendrix has a strong commitment to experiential learning, including research, as evidenced by the new Odyssey Program http://www.hendrix.edu/odyssey/odyssey.aspx.The College demonstrates its commitment to research by assigning a portion of the standard teaching load for chemistry faculty to research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will receive 50% time reassignment for research during the first year in this position, and 25% thereafter. The department is housed in a facility that is a combination of new and completely renovated buildings joined into one complex. Ample laboratory space is available for both teaching and research, and competitive start-up funding will be provided. Interested candidates should send an application letter, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and detailed research plans, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Randall Kopper, Department of Chemistry, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032. Questions may be directed to Dr. Kopper at 501-450-1275 or kopper@hendrix.edu.

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Department of Chemistry McGill University. Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Green Chemistry. Applications from more senior candidates, particularly candidates meeting Canada Research Chair (Tier I or II) conditions, may be considered. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience in Green Chemistry, proven research ability and a strong commitment to teaching. The Department particularly seeks applications from candidates specializing in Green synthesis, however, candidates with strong research records in other areas of Green chemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to establish a vigorous research program. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until April 1, 2006. The expected starting date is September 1, 2006. Information about McGill University and the Department of Chemistry may be found on our Website at http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca. All candidates must register on-line at: http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/greensearch and send hard copies of a curriculum vitae, three research proposals, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent, to: Green Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6 CANADA.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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