Chemistry Newsletter - 01/29/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 5 January 29th, 2007

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Shannon Stahl Receives Romnes Award

We are delighted to report that Shannon Stahl has received a Romnes award from the University of Wisconsin. These awards go only to the most accomplished young faculty in the University. We are very proud of Shannon and his achievements, and are lucky to have him as a colleague. Congratulations Shannon!

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Dennis Reece Starts as the New Chair’s Assistant

We are delighted to announce that Dennis Reece has joined our staff as "Assistant to the Chair", but more accurately he will be working closely with our Executive Director (Matt Sanders), our Department Administrator (Carolyn Williams), and the chasir, to make our Department run even more smoothly and efficiently. He will be working in the main office outside the chair's office - please welcome him!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

2/13/2007

 

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

 

2/06/2007

 

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Matrix: Dynamics of Fluid in Disordered Materials”

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marc A. Hillmyer, University of Minnesota. “Self-assembly of Multicomponent Block Copolymers in Dilute Solution”

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Thursday, February 1st, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kristy Kounovsky (Schwartz Group) and Smitha Jha (Keuch Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, February 1st, 2007 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jonah D. Erlebacher, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. “Gilded Fuel Cells : Interfacial Phenomena and Applications of Nanoporous Gold”

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Firday, February 2nd, 2007 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering, 660 N. Park St. Dave Snyder, EC&T. “Sources of Atmospheric Mercury: Connecting Emissions Data and Atmospheric Observations”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones, University of Bristol, UK. “What Goes Around Comes Around – Exploring Homogeneous Transition Metal Mediated Catalysis”

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 - Materials and Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ned B. Bowden, University of Iowa.

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Thursday, February 8th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamas Benkovics, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ann Valentine, Yale University.

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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ruibing Chen (Li Group) and Tim Schramm (Schwartz Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, February 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Hrovat, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Learning Design Rules for Light-Driven Molecular Devices from First Principles Dynamics”

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Washington University.

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 - Joint Organic/InOrganic Seminar - Sprague Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University, Japan. “Chemistry of p-Conjugated Systems Having s-p Interaction with Rigid s-Frameworks”

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 - Organic Seminar - Sprague Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University, Japan. “Organic Chemistry of Fullerenes: Solid-State Reaction to Molecular Surgery”

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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Landis (Hamers Group) and Jeannine Szczech (Jin Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, March 1st, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brent Bastian, Graduate Student, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Yudin, University of Toronto. “Construction of Complex Amines: Mechanistic Insights and Synthetic Applications”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Graeme McAlister (Coon Group) and David Good (Coon Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, March 8th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Traynor, Graduate Student, McMahon Group.

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Friday, March 9th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Michael Westrick, Sterling Vineyards. “Commercial Winemaking, Home Winemaking and Careers in the Wine Business”

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Green, Penn State University.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 - Joint Analytical/PChem Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Haw Yang, Penn State University.

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Thursday, March 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Menke, Graduate Student, McMahon Group.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University. “What to do when Density Functional Theory Fails? Beyond DFT to Improved Descriptions of Materials Behavior”

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Adrian Whitty, Biogen Idec Inc.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Morin (Jin Group) and Mohanna Ray (Schwartz Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentation”

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margrith Mattman, Graduate Student, Blackwell Group.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Thursday, March 29th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cynthia M. Friend, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard.

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Friday, March 30th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Angeles Paz, Colonia San Pedro Zacatenco, Mexico.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. F. Dean Toste, University of California-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2007 - McElvain Series Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Don Hunt, University of Virginia.

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Thursday, April 12th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Moscato-Goodpaster, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Victor Snieckus, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Jorgensen, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rebecca Splain, Graduate Student, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Second Annual Shain Colloquium Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT. “The Energy Future of our Planet: Chemistry to the Rescue”

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paramjit Arora, New York University.

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Finke, Colorado State.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Ann Carroll, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peerasak Paoprasert, Graduate Student, Gopalan Group.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan Kahne, Harvard University.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Mark Wightman, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, May 3rd, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Maren Buck, Graduate Student, Lynn Group.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University. “Getting Surfaces to Reveal Secrets via Probing with Small Molecules”

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - Analytical/Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Zhang (Stahl Group) and Xiaoyu Wang (Hamers Group). “Graduate Student Thesis Background Presentations”

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Julee Byram, Graduate Student, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David MacMillan, Princeton 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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The Merck Index Women in Chemistry Scholarship

The Merck Index Women in Chemistry Scholarships, for women in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry. Please see attachment or http://www.merckbooks.com/mindex for further info. Application deadline is April 9. The Award: $5000 scholarships to women chemists pursuing graduate degrees in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry. Criteria: Applicant must be a woman accepted into and planning to attend a graduate program in chemistry beginning in the fall semester of 2007. Award recipients are expected to present a summary of undergraduate research at the ACS National Meeting in Boston in August 2007. Winners will be notified in advance of the meeting, and a stipend will be provided toward travel expenses. Research presented by the applicant must be original work in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry. Applications must be received by April 9, 2007 (Signed applications, letters, and transcripts must be postmarked by April 9). Application Package Must Include: Completed application form; Copy of acceptance letter into a PhD program in chemistry; Two confidential letters of recommendation (send separately in sealed, signed envelopes); Two-page summary of undergraduate research; Abstract for an oral presentation of undergraduate research at the ACS meeting (<150 words); Official undergraduate transcript(s); Curriculum vitae including publication and/or presentation history. Submit abstracts electronically to the WCC division of the ACS at: http://oasys.acs.org/. Send completed application to: Dr. Cherie B. Koch, Associate Editor, The Merck Index, Merck & Co., Inc., RY84-18, PO Box 2000, Rahway, NJ 07065. Contact The Merck Index staff with questions at: merck_index@merck.com. Use the subject "Women in Chemistry Scholarship" for all email correspondence.

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2007 ICI Student Award in Applied Polymer Science

Applications are invited for the 2007 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 2007 Fall ACS Meeting in Boston, MA. 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: Thomas D. Hahn, Chair, ICI Student Award Committee, National Starch & Chemical Co., 10 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, e-mail: Tom.Hahn@nstarch.com. NOTE: Application forms and preprints for the 2007 Award must be submitted via e-mail by 8:00 AM ET, March 5, 2007.

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National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Information about the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) Program has been posted at the following web site: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/institutionalnom.html. This program is intended to establish innovative models for graduate education and training for scientists and engineers in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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National Science Foundation Ethics Education in Science and Engineering

 

Information about the National Science Foundation Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (NSF-EESE) Program has been posted at the following web site: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/institutionalnom.html.The program funds projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. Please forward this information to staff in your unit as appropriate.

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Teaching Jobs in Los Angeles

Great Students, Great Schools, Great Teachers. Join the Los Angeles Unified School District! We are offering outstanding teaching opportunities in middle school and high school subjects. Find aou about our tution-free Alternative Certification program. Web: http://www.teachinla.com. *$17,000 Recruitment Incentive* *Math, Science, Special Education Certification Required.* Hiring Certified Teachers. All Secondary Subjects, Special Education & Counselors Tuition-Free Alternative Certification Available. Interview with us in Chicago March 9 & 10, 2007. Contact: donald.hafeman@lausd.net or vicki.shenkman@lausd.net.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The process chemistry group at GlaxoSmithKline located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania is undergoing an expansion in size due to an increase in the number of new drugs currently in development. We are looking to hire a number of MS level organic chemists to become a member of our Synthetic Chemistry team here at GSK. We would appreciate it if you could pass this information on to any students in your department that may be graduating this spring with an MS degree in chemistry and that has experience in organic synthesis. If any students are interested, please have the student contact me directly via e-mail at william.m.clark@gsk.com or by phone at 610-270-4281. Contact: William M. Clark, Ph.D., Team Manager, Synthetic Chemistry, UM, Chemical Development, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, 709 Swedeland Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0939.

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Eastern Arizona College. The Chemistry Instructor reports to the Division Chairperson of Science. Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher in Chemistry or a closely related discipline; Demonstrated understanding of safety procedures and precautions in conducting a safe laboratory; Ability to relate well to students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and varying degrees of ability and/or experience; Willing and able to teach late afternoon, evening and summer classes as needed. Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience in Chemistry at the high school or community college level; Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching introductory, general, and/or organic chemistry; Experience in reviewing and developing curriculum; Experience with the use of microscale techniques in the organic chemistry laboratory; Demonstrated ability and interest in incorporating computer technology into classroom and laboratory instruction; Demonstrated ability in using inquiry learning, cooperative learning, and other contemporary teaching techniques; Demonstrated recent participation in professional development activities; Demonstrated ability and interest in conducting community outreach projects; Ability to work well with students, staff, faculty, and administration. Responsibilities: Teach one or more of the following courses: Fundamental Chemistry, Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, General Chemistry, General Organic Chemistry; Fulfill a minimum requirement of 32 adjusted load hours of instruction per academic year; up to six adjusted load hours of overload may be required; Maintain a minimum accountability week equivalent to 35 hours on campus, including five posted office hours, for teaching, advising and assisting students, preparing labs, consulting with colleagues, and other related activities; Develop, review, and revise curriculum; Maintain a clean and safe classroom and laboratory environment; Serve on college committees as assigned; Commit to serve as an accessible mentor and advisor to students; Commit to participate in professional development activities; Teach late afternoon, evening and summer classes as needed; Perform other duties as assigned. Application Information: Please indicate how you learned of this opening. Applicants should send a letter of application addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications and describing experience related to the position responsibilities, a vita, transcripts (if copies are sent, official transcripts must be on file prior to the date of hire), and a minimum of three written confidential professional references, to: Eastern Arizona College Human Resources, Chemistry Instructor Position, 615 N. Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769. The submission of all required application materials for the screening committee’s review is the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must be prepared to interview at their own expense. All applicant materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2007. A decision is anticipated on or about April 25, 2007. The initial position compensation range is $37,871 to $56,799 per current salary schedule per academic year including a cash flex benefit. The position also includes excellent employee benefits. The anticipated position start date is August 13, 2007.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Pomona College, Organic Chemistry. Sabbatical Replacement Position (one year, possibly two) in organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, starting July 2007, to teach introductory organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Ph.D. in chemistry required. Research facilities available. To apply, send a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and career goals, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to: Professor Dan O'Leary, Department of Chemistry, Pomona College, 645 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338, website: http://www.chemistry.pomona.edu. Review of completed applications will begin March 5, 2007.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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The Chemistry Department (http://www.bnl.gov/chemistry) of Brookhaven National Laboratory (http://www.bnl.gov) seeks a postdoctoral research associate to investigate photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction and/or water splitting using metal complexes. The successful candidate will conduct basic research toward the development of such catalysts including the investigation of their physical and chemical properties, and a mechanistic understanding of their reactions. The candidates must have a Ph. D. in chemistry or a related field, with experience in one or more of the following areas: preparation and characterization of transition metal complexes and organometallic compounds, manipulation of air-sensitive complexes, excited-state photophysics and photochemistry, electrochemistry, mechanistic and kinetic studies in solution, timeresolved spectroscopy, and techniques for characterization (UV-vis, FTIR, NMR, GC, ESMS, stopped-flow, X-ray diffraction, XANES/EXAFS, etc.). A strong background in physical inorganic chemistry is a plus. Please send a curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Etsuko Fujita, Chemistry Department,

Bldg 555, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000 or fujita@bnl.gov. The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate will work with Etsuko Fujita.

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Carlsberg Laboratory. Danish Instrument Center for NMR Spectroscopy of Biological Macromolecules. Post-doctoral Position in NMR. A position at the Carlsberg Laboratory is open. Carlsberg Laboratory is looking for a candidate with skills in practical NMR spectroscopy of biomolecules and an interest in taking part in the ongoing research within the department. The current projects are aimed at: primary structure determination of carbohydrates and other natural compounds, conformation and dynamics of carbohydrates and general development of new technology. The candidate will also be involved in the research activities at the “Danish Instrument Center for NMR Spectroscopy of Biological Macromolecules” hosted by the laboratory. At the center the group is responsible for development and implementation of new pulse sequences for all types of biomolecules. The Carlsberg Laboratory is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. The laboratory is partly supported by the Carlsberg foundation and has a long tradition for doing basic research. The laboratory is well equipped, with Bruker and Varian instruments (250, 500, 600 and 800 MHz) with standard probes and HR-MAS /nano-probes. The 800 MHz spectrometer is equipped with a cryogenic probe. The probe and the console will be exchanged to the latest technology during spring 2007. The laboratory is well equipped with other types of instruments such as mass-spectrometers etc. For further information please contact me or take a look at our homepage: http://www.crc.dk and http://www.crc.dk/nmr/nmrcenter/index.shtml.

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Assistant Professor Joel Thornton, of the University of Washington is looking for a highly motivated young scientist trained in physical/analytical chemistry to receive a Henry and Camille Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry. The research opportunities involve developing and using custom field-deployable mass spectrometers to study the chemistry of organic matter in atmospheric particles and its effects on atmospheric chemical and physical processes. The postdoctoral fellow will perform experiments in the laboratory, simulation chambers, and forested environments to develop a mechanistic understanding of the sources, sinks, and transformations of organic species in particles smaller than 1 micron. The goal will be to make connections between the molecular-level processes occurring in sub-micron particles and the net effect of particulate organic matter on Earth's climate and atmospheric composition. No previous experience in atmospheric chemistry is required, but strength in instrumentation development, mass spectrometry, trace gas detection/handling, heterogeneous reaction kinetics, and/or physical organic chemistry is preferred. The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle is a top-ranked research department and will provide a number of opportunities to broaden the education of a chemist in the environmental sciences as well as to create working connections with Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Please forward to students or recent PhD's, who in turn should send a CV, a short summary of past research achievements, and contact information for three references to the address below. Joel Thornton, Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, 408 ATG Building (US MAIL), Box 351640 (Campus Mail), Seattle, WA 98195, Phone/FAX: 206-543-4010, Email: thornton@atmos.washington.edu. WEB: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~thornton.

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