Chemistry Newsletter - 02/11/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 6 February 11th, 2002

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Congratulations to Professor Ned Sibert

Professor Ned Sibert has been honored by his selection by the Graduate School as a Vilas Associate. This award is intended to recognize young faculty who have established particularly strong research programs. Congratulations Ned!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:20 PM - Chair's Office

February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May 21st, 2002

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dvarajan Thirumalai, University of Maryland. "Chaperonin-Mediated Protein folding"

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Profesor Dennis Shields, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. "Maintaining the Structure of the Golgi Apparatus: A Role for Phospholipids"

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2002 - Catalysis Seminar series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Stevens, Dow Chemical Company.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences (McElvain) Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Rudolf Tromp, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. "Thermodynamics of Nucleation and Growth"

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Thursday, February 14th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer Slaughter.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2002 - Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center Seminar, 4:00 p.m., 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Paul Huston, UW-Madison, Pharmacy. "Toxicological Effects of Herbal Supplements"

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Friday, February 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Daniel Lacks, Tulane University. "Energy Landscapes and the Rheology of Supercooled Liquids and Amorphous Solids"

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Monday, February 18th, 2002 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania. "Transport and Tethering: Adapting Cytoplasmic Dynein to Distinct Cellular Functions"

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

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor J. Wesley Pike, UW-Madison Biochemistry. "Nuclear Receptor Modulation of Osteoclast Formation"

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 - Catalysis Seminar series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Moore, BP Amoco Chemicals.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terry Goodrich, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Whitney Erwin.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Alan Wineman, University of Michigan. "Thermo-Mechanical Response of Elastomers Undergoing Scission and Cross-Linking at High Temperatures"

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Monday, February 25th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charlie Riordon, University of Delaware.

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2002 - Catalysis Seminar series, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Whiteker, Dow Chemical Company.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Voight.

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Friday, March 1st, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Yuri Shkel, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, March 4th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Jacob Klein, University of Oxford. "Rheology Under Confinement"

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Monday, March 4th, 2002 - Catalysis Seminar series, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Larry Que, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jacob Klein, University of Oxford."Polymer Brushes: From Colloidal Stabilisation to Biological Recognition"

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Glass, Penn State University.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Primal de Lanerolle, University of Illinois-Chicago. "GTPase-Myosin Interactions in Cell Motility and Apoptosis"

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Thursday, March 7th, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Warren Warren, (Meloche Lecurer), Princeton University. "Femtosecond Laser Pulse Shaping and its Applications"

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Thursday, March 7th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer.

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Thursday, March 7th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carsten Bolm.

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Friday, March 8th, 2002 - Chemistry Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Warren, Princeton. "Understanding and Exploiting Intermolecular Multiple-Quantum Coherences; How Everything Organic Chemists Know About NMR Can Be Wrong"

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Friday, March 8th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Jay Schieber, Illinois Institute of Technology. "Molecular Modeling of Entangled Polymers in Single and Double Step Strains"

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Monday, March 11th, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335. Dr. Sunil Jayasuriya , S.C. Johnson Company. "Influence of Polymer Structure on Dry Time and Re-solubility of Inks"

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Burgess.

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Assistant Professor Gerd Blobel, Abramson Cancer Center-Philadelphia. "Transcriptional Coactivators: Passive Effectors or Active Regulators?"

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Rosenberg, University of Victoria.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wendy Deprophetis.

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Friday, March 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Dr. Harry Goldsmith. The Montreal General Hospital. "The Micro- and Molecular Rheology of Human Blood"

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Monday, March 18th, 2002 - Special Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sally A. Sullivan, PhD, JD, Greenlee, Winner, & Sullivan, PC.

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Monday, March 18th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Galina Bikzhanova, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barney Ellison, University of Colorado. "Organic Aerosols, Free Radicals, and the Fate of the Earth"

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Associate Professor Jan Kitajewski, UW-Madison. "Notch Signaling in Vascular Biology"

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Claudia Turro, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2002 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas P. Beebe, University of Delaware.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2002 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Ciolli.

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Friday, March 22nd, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lectures, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Paula Wood-Adams, Concordia.

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2002 - Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111, 425 Henry Mall. Professor Peggy Farnham, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 1st, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2002 - Sprague Lecture Series, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dudley Williams, Cambridge University.

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Professor Richard Zare, Stanford. "Prospects for Advances in Micro and Nanoscale Chemical Analysis"

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GUTS Tutoring Volunteers

Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) provides tutoring to a wide range of students on this campus. In order to facilitate this process, we need your help to encourage students to volunteer their time and knowledge to help others. GUTS Tutorial is looking for students to volunteer their time as tutors, especially in the areas of Math, Physics, and Chemistry. They offer several different tutoring options, including individual tutoring, leading a study group, or being a tutor in one of our drop-in centers. Remember that tutors benefit from their tutoring experience just as much as the tutees. Many tutors have said they feel good about themselves for having helped a fellow student and had fun in the process. Tutoring also provides volunteer experience that looks great on a resume! In addition, GUTS provides volunteer opportunities in assisting international students with developing their English skills. If you are interested in volunteering for GUTS, or are in need of our services, stop by the office at 302A Union South from 1-5 pm Monday through Thursday, or call 263-5666. Thanks for your time.

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Workshop for Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York - March 8-9, 2002.

Who should attend: All members of the scientific community, participants from universities and other research institutions, and commercial and industrial organizations who may wish to help in the design and direction of this important user facility, and interested participants who may have a desire to use the leading-edge facilities that already exist at BNL. Scope/objectives: Description of Brookhaven's future nanoscale science research, discuss preliminary plans for a major nanoscale research facility, and gather input and feedback from potential users of the facility. The Program of the Workshop: The workshop will feature a highly multidisciplinary group of prominent materials researchers discussing breakthrough nanoscience. It will begin with plenary lectures aimed at highlighting key issues in nanoscience and describing the Nanocenter concept and scientific plans. It will be followed by group sessions that will allow participants the opportunity to provide recommendations on the center's planning and development process. The program will also feature a series of presentations on the scientific frontiers of our six thrust areas, which include: 1) Strongly correlated oxides, 2) Magnetic nanoassemblies, 3) Nanocatalyst materials 4) Charge injection and transport 5) Nanometer-thick organic films, and 6) Nanoscience applications. The major emphasis of the workshop will be to gather input and feedback from potential users of this proposed facility. The workshop will be an opportunity to provide input on equipment and expertise to address the Nanocenter's scientific program and facilities design, and will conclude with a look into future nanoscience directions of the center. Registration Deadline: February 28, 2002. Registration form available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building. Mail registration form to: Grace Webster, Conference Coordinator, Brookhaven Nanocenter Workshop, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg 460 - P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973-5000. The registration fee of $75 includes a copy of the program, all breaks, Friday lunch and dinner. The student fee is $25. Major credit cards, i.e., MasterCard, Visa, or American Express, are accepted. Make check or money order payable to Brookhaven Science Associates. Registration form and payment MUST BE received at BNL by February 28, 2002. Late registration will be accepted only if space is available. After February 28, contact Grace Webster at: gwebster@bnl.gov. To register online, go to http://www.bnl.gov/nanocenter/register.htm.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Lawrence Chemistry Department has a need for someone to teach our freshman/sophomore analytical chemistry course in the coming spring term. This course follows a standard two-term general chemistry course, and will have an enrollment this spring of approximately 15 students. The course typically splits its focus between wet chemistry analytical techniques (titrimetric, spectrometric) and an introduction to some instrumental techniques. The schedule is three class periods and two afternoons of lab per week. The term starts April 1, and runs through June 15. There is available a quite complete syllabus and local laboratory manual from prior years. The department is well equipped and occupied a new building in the fall of 2000. Please contact a.s.a.p.: Jerrold P. Lokensgard, Robert McMillen Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI 54912-0599, Phone: 920-832-6726, FAX: 920-832-6962, Email: jerrold.p.lokensgard@lawrence.edu, Chemistry Department Web Page: www.lawrence.edu/dept/chemistry/.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Bates College, a selective liberal arts college of 1,500 students, invites applications for two full-time, one-year replacement positions. One position is in PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY and includes teaching both upper level and introductory courses. The other position is open to those with background in ANY AREA of chemistry and includes teaching an introductory course, associated labs, and a course in the applicant's area of expertise. For one of the positions preference will be given to candidates with a background in environmental chemistry. A Ph.D. is preferred for both positions. Review of applications begins March 15, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send hard copy application including cover letter, c.v., graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair (#R2307-2308) c/o Bates College Academic Services 2 Andrews Road, 7 Lane Hall Lewiston, ME 04240.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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University of Wisconsin-Biochemistry has an opening for a person with good organic synthesis skills to determine isotope effects on enzymatic reactions. Some knowledge of biochemistry useful, but not essential. Position limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Contact Prof. W. W. Cleland, 262-1373, or Cleland@enzyme.wisc.edu.

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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.

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