Chemistry Newsletter - 02/10/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 6 February 10th, 2003

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Oxygen Symposium - Saturday, March 29th, 2003.

MARCH 10th IS THE DEADLINE for registering to attend this free, public symposium.

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 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 11th, 2003 - Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology. “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, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology. “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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Wednesday, February 19th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jenny Xun, Acros Organics, Fisher Scientific.

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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 University 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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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeff Johnson, Graduate Student.

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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 - 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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Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos, Graduate Student.

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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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Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays are a series of activities for middle school students and their parents, presented by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy. Starting at the end of February are two series: Energy Matters and Bottle Biology. Details are available on the Web at: http://www.scifun.org/SciSat/SciSat.html. If you know middle school children or their parents who are interested in science, please tell them about this opportunity. The application deadline is February 14.

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5th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

Announcing the 5th Annual Undergraduate Symposium: Celebrating Creative Endeavor, Research and Service Learning University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union Tuesday, April 22, 2003. The 5th Annual Undergraduate Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate creativity, research and service learning at UW-Madison. The Symposium will showcase the individual and collaborative works of students from the University’s vast range of schools, colleges and programs. The diversity of interests and accomplishments found within the University’s undergraduate student population will be presented in the form of posters, performances, oral presentations, and other displays. The application to participate in the 2003 Undergraduate Symposium can be filled out on-line through the Morgridge Center website at http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/symposium/. The application deadline is March 4th.

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The American Chemical Society’s Summer School

The American Chemical Society is writing to request assistance in identifying outstanding undergraduates who might be interested in, and qualified for, the American Chemical Society’s Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry. As you probably know, they seek curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY. They also earn 6 hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stoney Brook. The information, and downloadable application and personal reference forms, can be found on the web at the following URL: http://www.cofc.edu/~nuclear/nukess.html. The deadline for applications was February 1, 2003 but has been extended to March 1, 2003. Please encourage your students to consider this unique opportunity! If you or your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (nuclear@mail.wsu.edu).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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(Revised closing date) Director of General Chemistry Program, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois is seeking an individual for the position of Director of General Chemistry, to continue our tradition of excellence and innovation in undergraduate instruction. The Director will oversee all aspects of the General Chemistry program. The Director will work with a large staff from the B.S. to the Ph.D. level, to provide state-of-the-art instruction in general chemistry to several thousand students every semester. Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Demonstrated knowledge in employing modern computer-based instructional tools. Extensive teaching experience in chemical sciences. Management of a proven curriculum including service and chemistry-major courses and their laboratory components, and effective integration of that curriculum with upper level chemistry courses. Demonstrated managerial skills. Proven excellence in the design of instructional materials. Based on the previous scholarly activity of the candidate, the appointment may be either an Academic Professional (full time, regular) or tenured/tenure-track. Starting Date is as soon as possible with a target start date of August 21, 2003. For full consideration, applications (including cover letter, curriculum vita, 3 letters of recommendation and a brief written statement relating personal qualifications to the requirements for the position) must be received by February 24, 2003. Send materials to: General Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, 107 Noyes Lab, Box D-1, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.

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Lane Community College in Eugene, OR has an opening for a Chemistry Instructor. The position description and application information can be found at: http://www.lanecc.edu/perssvcs/nv02F001.htm. Applications must be received by February 21, 2003 for consideration.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1146.

NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON FEBRUARY 17th, 2003.

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Registration

Oxygen Symposium

Saturday, March 29, 2003

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706

 

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

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

us at 263-2424.

 

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

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

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

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

bring your tickets with you to the symposium!

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Name (please print)______________________________________________________________

 

Street address__________________________________________________________________

 

City/ State/ ZIP_________________________________________________________________

 

Email address__________________________________________________________________

 

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

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

 

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

 

select one >>> ___ soft drink ___ milk

 

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

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