Chemistry Newsletter - 02/13/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 7 February 13th, 2006

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Shannon Stahl Receives Pfizer Michigan Green Chemistry Grant

We are delighted to report that Professor Shannon Stahl has received one of three Pfizer Michigan Green Chemistry Grants. This award is designated to support undergraduate research in the area of sustainable green chemistry. Congratulations Shannon!

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Professor Arun Yethiraj Wins a Vilas Associate Award

We are delighted to report that Professor Arun Yethiraj has won a Vilas Associate Award. This very prestigious and highly competitive award is given by the UW Grad School to recognize outstanding research accomplishments. Congratulations Arun!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

 

2/21/06

3/7/06

 

4/4/06

4/25/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Biochemistry Auditorium B1118. Nabil Seidah. “The Role of the Proprotein Convertases in Health and Disease”

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

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

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

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

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Monday, February 27th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Biochemistry Auditorium B1118. Stephen Buratowski. “Connecting Transcription With Chromatin and mRNA Processing”

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, March 6th, 2006 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry Auditorium. H. Adam Steinberg. “Creating Scientific Illustrations With a Subconscious Appeal, ...and Why You Should Never Believe any Image you See - EVER!”

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Talaga, Rutgers University. “Protein Structural Changes and the Implications for Folding, Misfolding, and Aggregation.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Konig PH. Ghosh N. Hoffmann M. Elstner M. Tajkhorshid E. Frauenheim T. Cui Q.

Toward theoretical analyis of long-range proton transfer kinetics in biomolecular pumps [Review].

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110(2):548-563, 2006 Jan 19.

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Kurt N. Rajagopalan S. Cavagnero S.

Effect of Hsp70 chaperone on the folding and misfolding of polypeptides modeling an elongating protein chain.

Journal of Molecular Biology. 355(4):809-820, 2006 Jan 27.

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Casey CP.

Development of the olefin metathesis method in organic synthesis.

Journal of Chemical Education. 83(2):192-195, 2006 Feb.

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Guzei IA. Sanchez-Castro ME. Ramirez-Monroy A. Cervantes-Vasquez M. Figueroa IRA. Paz-Sandoval MA.

Crystallographic and theoretical studies of (eta(5)-C5Me5)Ru(2,4-dimethyl-eta(5)-pentadienyl) and [(eta(5)-C5Me5)Rh(2,4-dimethyl-eta(5)-pentadienyl)][BF4].

Inorganica Chimica Acta. 359(2):701-706, 2006 Jan 20.

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De Stasio G. Schmitt MA. Gellman SH.

Spectromicroscopy at the organic-inorganic interface in biominerals.

American Journal of Science. 305(6-8 Special Issue SI):673-686, 2005.

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Clark RW. Lanz ND. Lee AJ. Kerby RL. Roberts GP. Burstyn JN.

Unexpected NO-dependent DNA binding by the CooA homolog from Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103(4):891-896, 2006 Jan 24.

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Chang RW. Yethiraj A.

Dilute solutions of strongly charged flexible polyelectrolytes in poor solvents: Molecular dynamics simulations with explicit solvent.

Macromolecules. 39(2):821-828, 2006 Jan 24.

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English EP. Chumanov RS. Gellman SH. Compton T.

Rational development of beta-peptide inhibitors of human cytomegalovirus entry.

Journal of Biological Chemistry. 281(5):2661-2667, 2006 Feb 3.

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Drier, TO., Drier, TA.

The Wisconsin Firewagon: Construction of a Portable Glassblowing Podium.

British Society of Scientific Glassblowers Journal. 43(4): 181-188, 2005 October.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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2006 Pfizer Diversity in Organic Chemistry Fellowship Program

We have received a call from Pfizer for their graduate fellowship program. Students concentrating in organic chemistry in their third or higher year are invited to apply. Applications are due April 15. Application forms for this year's Pfizer Diversity in Organic Chemistry Fellowship Program can be found in Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Winston-Salem State University invites applications for three (3) tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2006. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry from an accredited institution. Concentration in biochemistry, analytical, or physical chemistry preferred. At least two years of college teaching experience also preferred. Plan to develop research program involving undergraduate students. Please visit: http://www.wssu.edu, navigate to the Human Resources website, and click on Career Opportunities for details.

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California State University, Fresno. College of Science and Mathematics Department of Chemistry. Vacancy # 06TSM080. Forensic Chemistry Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) / Conversion (ABD). Available for the Academic Year: 2006/2007. Salary is dependent upon academic preparation and professional experience. Teaching Load is 12 units per semester plus 3 units of non-instructional responsibilities. Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate. The successful candidate is expected to help develop and lead our new program in Forensic Chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels while continuing the development of joint programs between the Chemistry Department, the new California State Department of Justice Crime Laboratory located on campus, other academic departments, and other universities. Teaching assignments for this position will include forensic chemistry, general chemistry, and subjects within the faculty member’s area of specialization. Specific teaching assignments depend on Department needs. The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. The candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to teach using web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. This position will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college and university. Note: A special condition of employment is that the successful candidate shall pass a California Department of Justice background check within the first 18 months in the position in order to maintain employment as a faculty member at California State University, Fresno. Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry or a closely related field with experience in forensic science is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered for a lectureship (temporary position) with the possibility of conversion to tenure track upon completion of the doctorate. Teaching or Other Professional Experience: Candidates should have practical experience in or close ties to the forensic community. Candidates with expertise in DNA Analysis or Toxicology are particularly encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to or potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activity at the university level is required. The ability to attract external funding for research is expected. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Online application form can be found at: http://www.csufresno.edu/aps/vacancy/sc1.pdf. The completed application should include: application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation (sent directly to the department), a statement of forensic and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial), and a statement of teaching philosophy, should be sent to: Dr. Howard Ono, Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, 2555 E San Ramon Avenue M/S SB70, Fresno, CA 93740-8034, Phone: (559) 278-2103, Fax: (559) 278-4402, e-mail: howard_ono@csufresno.edu.

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Position #003342. Chemistry Assistant Professor, American River College. Full-time, Tenure-track Position. Beginning on or about August 17, 2006. The initial instructional assignment may consist of teaching any combination of Chemistry 400, Chemistry 401, Chemistry 310, and Chemistry 305. Chemistry 400 and 401 comprise the two-semester general chemistry sequence; Chemistry 310 is a chemical calculations course to prepare students for the general chemistry curriculum; and Chemistry 305 introduces health science students to the basics of general chemistry. All four courses include appropriate laboratory work. Student enrollment patterns may result in a modification of the original assignment. The faculty member will be expected to be familiar with the use of instructional technology. Teaching assignments may include day, evening and weekend classes, both on and off campus. General Responsibilities: The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with curriculum and articulation studies; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance and student cocurricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities as outlined in the college faculty handbook. Requirements: Have a master's degree from an accredited institution in chemistry completed by August 17, 2006; OR, have a bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry; AND, a master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology or geochemistry; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in Chemistry; OR, the equivalent. Note: Applicants applying under the equivalent provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Entering annual salary varies from $39,453 to $65,409, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. The District offers medical/dental plans to employees and eligible dependents either at no cost, or on a pro-rated basis, depending on the number of hours worked and the plan(s) selected. Disability insurance (if work more than 20 hours per week) and sick leave are provided at no cost to eligible employees. Visit: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/lrc_benefits.html for additional information. Application services are available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the address below. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Interested applicants must submit an application packet. The application packet must be organized in the following order and contain: (a) Los Rios Faculty Application, (b) Supplemental Application Form, (c) resume/vita, (d) unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work (must include foreign transcript evaluation, if applicable), (e) two letters of recommendation, and (f) letter of interest which includes your strengths and interest in the position for which you are applying. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. We would appreciate it if you would also include the optional Confidential Demographic Survey. Send to: Chemistry Assistant Professor (Position #003340), Los Rios Community College District, 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento CA 95825-3981, Jobline (916) 568-3011; Recruitment (916) 568-3112, Website: http://www.losrios.edu.

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Chemistry Assistant Professor. Sacramento City College, Full-time, Tenure-track Position, Beginning on or about August 17, 2006. The primary teaching assignment will be in either inorganic chemistry courses, such as beginning chemistry and general chemistry, or organic chemistry courses, either with or without a biological emphasis. Other chemistry courses such as Preparatory Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry or Quantitative Analysis may be included as scheduling issues dictate. The instructor should be familiar with the use of chemical instrumentation and computers in teaching environments. Departmental instrumentation includes GC, FTIR, GC-MS, HPLC and AA. Laptop computers and digital data acquisition systems are also available for laboratory instructional use. Teaching assignments may include day, evening or weekend classes, on and off campus. General Responsibilities: The faculty member shall also be responsible for the following: teaching the assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thorough and up-to date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field, including but not limited to the use of computers and instrumentation in chemistry; working with stockroom personnel to ensure that laboratories associated with the courses taught run smoothly and effectively; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with curriculum and articulation studies; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities as outlined in the college faculty handbook. Requirements: 1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution in chemistry completed by August 17, 2006; OR, have a bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry AND a master's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in chemistry OR, the equivalent. Note: Applicants applying under the equivalent provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above. 2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Entering annual salary varies from $39,453 to $65,409 depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads and stipends. The District offers medical/dental plans to employees and eligible dependents either at no cost, or on a pro-rated basis, depending on the number of hours worked and the plan(s) selected. Disability insurance (if you work more than 20 hours per week) and sick leave are provided at no cost to eligible employees. Visit: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/lrc_benefits.html for additional information. Application services are available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the address below. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Interested applicants must submit an application packet. Each packet should be organized in the following order and contain: (a) Los Rios Faculty Application, (b) Supplemental Application Form, (c) resume/vita, (d) unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work (must include foreign transcript evaluation, if applicable), (e) two letters of recommendation, and (f) letter of interest which includes your strengths and interest in the position for which you are applying. We would appreciate it if you would also include the optional Confidential Demographic Survey. Send to: Chemistry Assistant Professor (Position #003342), Los Rios Community College District, 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento CA 95825-3981, jobline (916) 568-3011; Recruitment (916) 568-3112, Website: http://www.losrios.edu.

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Chemistry Assistant Professor, Folsom Lake College. Full-time, Tenure-track Position. Beginning on or about August 17, 2006. Instructional Assignment: The primary instructional assignment will include lecture/laboratory courses in non-majors preparatory chemistry, and chemistry for allied-health careers. The successful candidate will also coordinate the non-majors courses with adjunct faculty and serve as a lead instructor to coordinate and supervise adjuncts on curriculum issues for the non-majors courses. The successful candidate may be asked to help the Chemistry Department teach other classes, such as Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Labs. Over time, assignments may rotate through an expanding curriculum. The successful candidate will be familiar with the operation of instruments in the supplemental application and knowledgeable in the use of computers in chemistry instruction. The teaching assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes on and off-campus, and may be divided among Folsom Lake College, and the El Dorado and Rancho Cordova Centers. General Responsibilities: The faculty member shall also be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the division dean; be accessible to students by maintaining office hours; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with curriculum and articulation studies; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the division dean; fulfilling other dudes and responsibilities as outlined in the college faculty handbook. Requirements: 1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution in chemistry completed by August 17, 2006; OR, have a bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry; AND, a master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in Chemistry; OR, the equivalent. Note: Applicants applying under the equivalent provision must provide details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above. 2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Entering annual salary varies from $39,453 to $65,409 depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. The District offers medical/dental plans to employees and eligible dependents either at no cost, or on a pro-rated basis, depending on the number of hours worked and the plan (s) selected. Disability insurance (if work more than 20 hours per week) and sick leave are provided at no cost to eligible employees. Visit: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/lrc_benefits.html for additional information. Application services are available between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the address below. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Interested applicants must submit an application packet. The application packet must be organized in the following order and contain: (a) Los Rios Faculty Application, (b) supplemental application (c) resume/vita, (d) unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work (must include foreign transcript evaluation, if applicable), (e) two letters of recommendation, and (e) letter of interest which includes your strengths and interest in the position for which you are applying. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. We would appreciate it if you would also include the optional Confidential Demographic Survey. Send to: Chemistry Recruitment (Position #003341), Los Rios Community College District, 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento CA 95825-3981, Jobline (916) 568-3011; Recruitment (916) 568-3112, Website: http://www.losrios.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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