Chemistry Newsletter - 02/14/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 7 February 14th, 2005

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Some Sad News

Russ Riley, long-time head of our Chemistry Machine Shop, died Monday, 2/7/2005. Russ retired from the Chemistry Department in 1987, at the age of 87. A service was held Thursday 2/10/2005 at Highland Memory Gardens Chapel, 3054 County highway BB.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

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

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW Madison. “Nanoscale Materials for Integrated Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Systems”

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Travis Berggren, Ph.D., WiCell Research Institute.

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Thursday, February 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ben Gorske, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, February 18th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Burke Group. “Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Phorboxazoles A and B”

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Friday, February 18th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. David Bittrich, EC&T.

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Monday, February 21st, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Sam Butcher, UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry. “RNA Structure and Function by NMR”

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Marohn, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Friestad, University of Iowa. “Asymmetric Amine Synthesis Via Transition Metal-Mediated Radical Addition Reactions”

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Troy Twesme, CEE.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Shane Krska, Merck.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Joshua Mandir, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katie Alfare, Kiessling Group.

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Monday, February 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Christopher Rhodes. “Tracking β-Granule Transport for Insulin Secretion”

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Barbara, University of Texas.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gregory Weiss, UC-Irvine. “Reverse Engineering Biomolecular Recognition with Combinatorial Protein Libraries”

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Rickard, Graduate Student - Wright Group.

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 4:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alois Furstner, 2004-2005 Abbott Process Chemistry Lecture. “Venturing into Catalysis-Based Natural Product Synthesis”

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Konnick, Stahl Group.

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Friday, March 4th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, March 4th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Curtis Hedman, EC&T. “Environmental Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry”

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Monday, March 7th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Simon Gilroy. “Do Plants Feel? Mechanosensory Signaling in Arabidopsis”

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alois Fürstner, 2004-2005 Abbott Process Chemistry Lecture. “Strained Silacycles: A Powerful Platform for Asymmetric Product Synthesis”

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andy Borovik, Kansas.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jieun Lee, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Josh Price, Gellman Group.

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Monday, March 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Lynn Ten Eyck. “Computational and Experimental Models for Macromolecular Recognition”

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Behrens, Graduate Student - Li Group.

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Friday, March 18th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Tim Filley, Purdue University.

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Monday, March 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Marians. “Multiple Pathways of Replication Fork Restart”

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sergei Egorov, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dirk Trauner, UC Berkeley.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Ken Walz, EC&T.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven G. Boxer, Stanford University.“Patterned bilayers and tethered vesicles: soft nanoscience”

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Thursday, March 31st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michelle Monnens, Stahl Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Markley Group.

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Friday, April 1st, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Joel Petersen, EC&T. “Prions in the Environment”

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Monday, April 4th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mitsuo Ikebe. “Unconventional Myosin: Function and Regulation”

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhen-Gang Wang, California Institute of Technology. “On the Nature of Physical Gels”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kirk J. Hogan, UW-Medical School, Department of Anesthesiology. “Perils in One Carbon Metabolism”

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Paradise, Burke Group.

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Friday, April 8th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Min Suk Bae, EC&T.

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Monday, April 11th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Pamela Stanley. “Roles for O-Frucose Glycans in Notch Signaling in Mammals”

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Allen, Ohio State University.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie M. Cooper, Clemson University.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Steven A. Hofstadler, Ibis Therapeutics.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew B. Soellner, Raines Group.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Sara Kerr, EC&T.

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Monday, April 18th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Marianna Max “Molecular Basis of Sweet Taste Perception”

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel A. Singleton, Texas A&M University. “Dynamic Effects in Ordinary Organic Reactions in Solution”

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Farmer, University of California-Irvine.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yuan Lin, Graduate Student - Smith Group.

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Thursday, April, 21st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Megan Jacobson, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Shawn Chadwick, EC&T.

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Monday, April 25th, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Scott Silverman. “DNA as a Catalyst and Scaffold: Unconventional Applications of DNA in Bioorganic Chemistry and Nanotechnology”

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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bruce Kay, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Shan Ke, Graduate Student - Kwon Group.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Will Pomerantz, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Organic Lincoln Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin K. Murray, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Brian Majestic, EC&T.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Chirik, Cornell University.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2005 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Johannes Rudolph “Cdc25: Mechanism and Regulation of a Protein Phosphatase”

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005 - Physical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wayne Reed, Tulane University.

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Karlin, Johns Hopkins University. “Biomimetic Small Molecule Metal Ion Interactions: Copper and Heme-Copper O2 and CO Chemistry”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles M. Lieber, Harvard University. “Nanoscience and the Pathway to Nanotechnologies”

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m. , Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rachel Wezeman, Blackwell Group.

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Friday, May 6th, 2005 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tasha Stoiber, EC&T.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia Cornish, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Gamelin, University of Washington-Seattle.

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Thursday, May 12th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Grant Geske, Blackwell Group.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, - Room 1315 Chemistry. The Nelsen 65th Birthday Symposium June 3-5, 2005.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/spring2005.html.

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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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Davis CA. Capp MW. Record MT. Saecker RM.

The effects of upstream DNA on open complex formation by Escherichia coli RNA polymerase.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 102(2):285-290, 2005 Jan 11.

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Ramesh SG. Sibert EL.

A study of the vibrations of fluoroform with a sixth order nine-dimensional potential: a combined perturbative-variational approach.

Molecular Physics. 103(2-3):149-162, 2005 Jan-Feb.

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Smith BD. Soellner MB. Raines RT.

Synthetic surfaces for ribonuclease adsorption.

Langmuir. 21(1):187-190, 2005 Jan 4.

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Peelen D. Smith LM.

Immobilization of amine-modified oligonucleotides on aldehyde-terminated alkanethiol monolayers on gold.

Langmuir. 21(1):266-271, 2005 Jan 4.

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Miller JW. Nestler FHM. Schrag JL.

Quantitative analysis of aggregation in dilute solutions of effectively rigid biomacromolecules via the combination of oscillatory flow birefringence and viscoelasticity measurements: example study of aggregation of bovine fibrinogen in aqueous glycerol, and detection of a large aggregate formed on addition of guanidine hydrochloride.

Biophysical Chemistry. 112(2-3):155-163, 2004 Dec 20.

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Anderson CF. Record MT.

Gibbs-Duhem-based relationships among derivatives expressing the concentration dependences of selected chemical potentials for a multicomponent system.

Biophysical Chemistry. 112(2-3):165-175, 2004 Dec 20.

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Chang R. Yethiraj A.

Osmotic pressure of salt-free polyelectrolyte solutions: A Monte Carlo simulation study.

Macromolecules. 38(2):607-616, 2005 Jan 25

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Malueg DH. Taylor JW. Thielman D. Leonard Q. Dhuey S. Cerrina F.

Modeling, fabrication, and experimental application of clear x-ray phase masks.

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 22(6):3575-3580, 2004 Nov-Dec.

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Nelsen SF. Konradsson AE. Telo JP.

Pseudo-para-dinitro[2.2]paracyclophane radical anion, a mixed-valence system poised on the class II/class III borderline.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(3):920-925, 2005 Jan 26

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Manbeck GF. Lipman AJ. Stockland RA. Freidl AL. Hasler AF. Stone JJ. Guzei IA.

Organosoluble copper clusters as precatalysts for carbon-heteroelement bond-forming reactions: Microwave and conventional heating.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(1):244-250, 2005 Jan 7.

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Harriman JE.

On the buoyancy of a helium-filled balloon.

Journal of Chemical Education. 82(2):246-247, 2005 Feb.

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Copyright © 2005 Thomson ISI

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WISL Upcoming Events

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March 14th - April 30th, 2005, the New Chemistry Building Atrium. Women in Chemistry: Her lab in Your Life. This is a traveling exhibition from the Chemical Heritage Foundation that showcases women chemists who have helped create our modern world and their historic contributions to science and technology and features our own Professor Laura Kiessling. Presented by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy with the co-sponsorship of the ACS Wisconsin Section and the Department of Chemistry.

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, 7:30 p.m. 1800 Engineering Hall. Bright Earth - A Look at the Use of Color in Western Art Through the Eyes of a Scientist. Dr. Philip Ball, Author of Bright Earth, Science Journalist, and Consulting Editor, Nature organized by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy with the co-sponsorship of the UW Center for the Humanities and the College of Engineering.

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Saturday, April 9th, 2005. 8:30 a.m. till noon, 1315 Chemistry (panelists) and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.(laboratory programs for middle and high school girls and their parents.) Details will be announced shortly. Celebrating Women in Science organized by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy with support from the ACS Wisconsin Section and from the Department of Chemistry.

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Monday, April 25th, 2005. 5:30 p.m., Elvehjem Museum of Art. Chemistry & Ceramics: Shared Ground, Common Fire. Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and of Chemistry at Cornell University. Dr. Hoffmann is a chemist and writer of poetry, nonfiction, and plays. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy and the Elvehjem Museum of Art.

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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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Assistant Professor for Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at El Paso. The Department of Chemistry, at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure track opening in organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include teaching organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. Opportunities exist for collaborative research with UTEP's Ph.D. programs in Environmental Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Pathobiology, and other interdisciplinary programs. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral experience is desired. The successful candidate must have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is expected to develop an externally funded research program. Applicants in all areas of organic chemistry will be considered and should send an application letter, a detailed vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, description of proposed research and names of at least three references to: Organic Chemistry-Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, UTEP, El Paso, TX 79968-0513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. More information about our department can be found at the web site: http://www.chemistry.utep.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Fellow/Scientist Positions. Sun Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, South Carolina. Several postdoctoral fellow/scientist positions are available immediately. Recent Ph.D.'s in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, and other interdisciplinary fields (biophysics, polymer science, etc.) are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in candidates with training and experience in nanosecond-femtosecond pulsed lasers, laser-based molecular spectroscopy, nonlinear optical materials, and/or optical biosensors. Clemson is a land-grant research university of the State of South Carolina, located about 30 miles from Greenville, SC and about 120 miles from downtown Atlanta. To apply, please send a brief CV, publication list, and the names of 3 references to the address below or by e-mail to: YLIN@CLEMSON.EDU. Ya-Ping Sun, Ph.D. Frank Henry Leslie Chair of Natural & Physical Sciences Department of Chemistry and Laboratory for Emerging Materials and Technology Hunter Hall Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0973, USA Tel: (864)-656-5026/1077 (offices) (864)-656-6701 (assistant) Fax: (864)-656-5007. Web: http://chemistry.clemson.edu.

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Postdoctoral Position, University of Cincinnati. A one-year postdoctoral fellow appointment with the option of a second year is available in the laboratory of Professor Bill Connick of the UC Department of Chemistry. The research will focus on the chemistry of outer-sphere two-electron reagents. The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas: inorganic and organic synthesis, electrochemistry, kinetics, stopped-flow methods, laser-flash photolysis, and/or absorption and emission spectroscopies. To learn more about the Connick Group visit the Connick Group Website. Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of references and cover letter to bill.connick@uc.edu. Send to: Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172, phone: (513) 556-0148, P.O. Box 210172 lab: (513) 556-0976 or -3843, fax: (513) 556-9239. Web: http://www.che.uc.edu/connick_group/website/index.htm. (for Fed EX or UPS remove P.O.Box and add: 404 Crosley Tower).

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