Chemistry Newsletter - 02/03/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 5 February 3rd, 2003

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Margaret Goering Memorial Service

The memorial service for Margaret Goering will be held this Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 pm at the First Congregational Church, Madison. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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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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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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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 - Biological Imaging Lecture Series, 4:00 p.m., Room 341 Bardeen. Kevin Eliceiri, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Computational Approaches to Multi-Dimensional Imaging”

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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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Thursday, February 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Flickinger, Graduate Student.

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Friday, February 7th, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Ratner, Northwestern University. “Charge Transfer in Unusual Circumstances”

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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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Monday, February 10th, 2003 - Hirschmann Lecture, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs. "Design and Synthesis of Ruthenium-Based Metathesis Catalysts”

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Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 - Hirschmann Lecture, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs. “Applications of Metathesis in Organic Synthesis”

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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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Thursday, February 13th, 2003 - Hirschmann Lecture, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs. “Applications of Metathesis in Polymer Synthesis”

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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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Thursday, February 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Schmitt, Graduate Student.

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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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Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Leonard Mueller, University of California-Riverside. “From Correlation to Qubits: New Experiments in Solid State NMR”

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bing Gong, State Univesity of New York. “Self-Assembly and Folding of Unnatural Oligomers”

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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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Saturday, March 29th, 2003 - Oxygen Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Room TBA, Chemistry Building. Speakers include: Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann.

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Stahl SS; Thorman JL; de Silva N; Guzei IA; Clark RW.

"Inverse-electron-demand" ligand substitution in palladium(0)-olefin complexes.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 1, pp 12-13.

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Schwartz MP; Halter RJ; McMahon RJ; Hamers RJ.

Formation of an atomically abrupt interface between a polycyclic aromatic molecule and the silicon (001) surface via direct Si-C linkage.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2003, Vol 107, Iss 1, pp 224-228.

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Genbacev OD; Prakobphol A; Foulk RA; Krtolica AR; Ilic D; Singer MS; Yang ZQ; Kiessling LL; Rosen SD; Fisher SJ.

Trophoblast L-selectin-mediated adhesion at the maternal-fetal interface.

SCIENCE 2003, Vol 299, Iss 5605, pp 405-408.

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Welch RA; Burland V; Plunkett G; Redford P; Roesch P; Rasko D; Buckles EL; Liou SR; Boutin A; Hackett J; Stroud D; Mayhew GF; Rose DJ; Zhou S; Schwartz DC; Perna NT; Mobley HLT; Donnenberg MS; Blattner FR.

Extensive mosaic structure revealed by the complete genome sequence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2002, Vol 99, Iss 26, pp 17020-17024.

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Zimmerman HE; Wang PF.

Inter- and intramolecular stereoselective protonation of enols.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 67, Iss 26, pp 9216-9226.

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Anderson CF; Felitsky DJ; Hong J; Record MT.

Generalized derivation of an exact relationship linking different coefficients that characterize thermodynamic effects of preferential interactions.

BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 101, pp 497-511.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Research Opportunities

St. Jude Children’s Hospital has sent some mini-disks with information for prospective Post docs titled: “Research the Possibilities”, “Integrated Research Center” and “The Hartwell Difference”. These mini disks can be picked up for viewing from either: Mary Kay Sorenson, Room 1120 or from Bruce Goldade, Room 1146.

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Kemper K. Knapp Special Project Proposals

The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee is soliciting proposals for special projects taking place in the 2003 - 2004 academic year. For details, go to http://wiscinfo.doit.wisc.edu/secfac/knapp/Call.htm.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry

Loyola University of Chicago May 27 - August 1, 2003

The Department of Chemistry at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for its Research Experience for Undergraduates program, funded by the National Science Foundation, for the summer of 2003. The program features research opportunities in a number of diverse areas, including bio-inorganic, bioanalytical and biochemistry, physical chemistry, organic synthesis and environmental studies. Participants will receive a $4500 stipend and $250 to support travel to a meeting within one year of the summer. Application forms and additional information can be obtained from the REU Program Director at the address below, from your Department Chairperson, or on the Web at http://www.lue.edu/chemistry/reu. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged. Completed applications, including transcripts and letters of recommendation are due by March 3, 2003. Please send the application with transcripts and sealed letters of recommendation in one package to: Dr. Mary K. Boyd, REU Program Director, Department of Chemistry, Loyola University of Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60626, phone: (773) 508-3174, fax: (773) 508-3086, email: mboyd@luc.edu.

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The Leonard Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology and Global Security

The Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, publisher of the prestigious Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Leonard Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security for the 2003-2004 academic year. The Fellowship, inaugurated three years ago, honors Leonard M. Rieser (1922-98), an accomplished physicist, activist for the peaceful resolution of conflict, and professor emeritus of Dartmouth University, who was deeply committed to investing in the ideas and the potential of young people. The Rieser Fellowship, which each year awards a limited number of $2,500-$5,000 scholarships, is intended to help undergraduate students - especially those majoring in a scientific field - explore emerging or critical issues at the juncture of science, global security, and public policy. It is presented annually to students whose academic interests, extra-curricular activities, and career aspirations demonstrate an interest in the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security challenges. For additional details, and the application for the fellowship, please visit the fellowship web page: http://www.thebulletin.org/fellow/ All applications must be received by March 3, 2003. Winners will be announced in the July/August issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and on our web site. Contact: Stephen I. Schwartz, Executive Director/Publisher - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 6042 South Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, (773)702-2555.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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South Dakota State University. Tenure track, 9-month at the assistant professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Starting date of August 15, 2003; applications accepted until February 17, 2003, or until the position is filled. Responsibilities include teaching of chemistry courses and advanced courses within area of expertise, establishment of a strong, externally-funded research program, participation in departmental, college, and university meetings and special assignments. Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Chemical Education or in a closely related discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal relationship skills. Capable of achieving excellence in teaching, potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program. Research program that complements and enhances current faculty interests in the area of chemical education, demonstrated expertise and productivity in specialty area. Further information is available at our Web site: http://www3.sdstate.edu/Academics/CollegeOfArtsAndScience/ChemistryandBiochemistry. Applications: A letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, an integrated statement describing proposed research, instructional activities, and their relationship (5 pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: ChemEd Search, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, PO Box 2202, Brookings, SD 57007 (Telephone: (605) 688-5151; FAX: (605) 688-6364).

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Laser Laboratory Instrumentation Specialist. Wright Patterson Air Force Base. We are interested in hiring a person to fill an open position in our Laser Flash Photolysis (LFP) laboratory at the Air Force Research Laboratory located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH at either the bachelors or masters level. We develop nonlinear absorbing dyes used in applications specific to the US Air Force. The incoming hire is responsible for the development and characterization of various dyes. This includes ground state and excited state characterization utilizing UV/Vis spectroscopy, steady state and time resolved fluorescence, and laser flash photolysis. Experience in the area of laser flash photolysis is advantageous. This job also may involve computer programming using Lab View. Training in this computer language would be provided and an aptitude or interest in this would also be an advantage. The appointment would be as a full-time contractor (after a 1 year probationary period) working in Air Force Laboratories. Applicants should either be US citizens or have permanent resident status. If you are interested please send a copy of your resume to the address given below or simply e-mail a copy of the resume to: Joy E. Rogers, PhD, AFRL/MLPJ Bldg 651, 3005 P Street, Suite 1, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7702, Ph (937) 255-3808 x3179, Fax (937) 255-1128, E-mail: Joy.Rogers@wpafb.af.mil.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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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.