Chemistry Newsletter - 02/18/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 7 February 18th, 2002

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Shannon Stahl Receives Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow

Shannon Stahl has been selected as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. The Sloan Fellows selection is one of the most competitive and Shannon's selection is a terrific honor. The Sloan Fellow program is intended to recognize the most outstanding young researchers at an early stage in their careers. Our congratulations go out to you Shannon!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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 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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Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 - Special Materials Science Seminar, 9:30 a.m., Room 265 MS&E. J.P. Liu, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University. "Exchange-Coupled Nanocomposite Magnets"

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Tom Ziegler, University of Calgary. "Density Functional Theory as a Practical Tool in Unnatural Amino Acids In vivo"

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*** PLEASE NOTE TIME/DATE CHANGE*** Wednesday, February 20th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Eaton, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. "Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Protein Folding."

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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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Tuesday, February 26th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 2317 Engineering Hall. Abraham Stroock, Harvard University. "Patterning Flows in Microchannels"

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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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Journal of Chemical Education, March 2002 Issue.

The March issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now online at http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/. This issue features: Electrochemistry; Biochemistry; Surface Chemistry; and Protein Crystal Growth.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

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Casey CP; Tunge JA; Lee TY; Carpenetti DW.

Kinetics and mechanism of formation of yttrium alkyl complexes from (Cp*2YH)(2) and alkenes.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2002, Vol 21, Iss 2, pp 389-396.

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Anderson CF; Courtenay ES; Record MT.

Thermodynamic expressions relating different types of preferential interaction coefficients in solutions containing two solute components.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2002, Vol 106, Iss 2, pp 418-433.

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Casey CP; Carpenetti DW.

Observation of non-chelated bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)zirconium-alkyl-alkene complexes is thwarted by competitive arene or amine coordination or by beta-hydride elimination.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 642, Iss 1-2, pp 120-130.

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Knight SMG; Umezawa N; Lee HS; Gellman SH; Kay BK.

A fluorescence polarization assay for the identification of inhibitors of the p53-DM2 protein-protein interaction.

ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 300, Iss 2, pp 230-236.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Youngstown State University seeks a Director for its newly formed Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at Youngstown State (CATALYST). CATALYST provides support and training for scholarship regarding best practices in teaching and learning from preschool through adult education, and helps teachers at all levels develop strategies for applying lessons learned from such research in their classrooms. The Center provides instructional development opportunities for teachers, faculty, and graduate assistants, including integration of instructional technology, assessment, and scholarship of teaching and learning. CATALYST will build on YSU's existing strengths in scholarship of teaching and learning and P-12 partnerships to establish national reputation for University's work in these areas. Available July 1, 2002. Responsibilities: Enhances and promotes quality scholarship of teaching and learning (STL) that will bring national visibility to YSU; provides leadership to link STL with other program areas, including Instructional Design & Technology, Assessment & Evaluation, and P-12 Research Initiatives; provides training, assistance with identifying grants, resources, and other support to P-12 teachers and college level faculty engaged in STL; develops research designs in STL; pursues external funding for CATALYST activities; coordinates faculty development programming, including resource library, workshops, peer evaluation, etc.; handles day-to-day management of Center. Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D.; significant university teaching experience; extensive scholarship record, including publications in scholarship of teaching and learning (STL); experience in organizing faculty development programs; record of successful grant writing with multiple funding sources; administrative experience, including budget management; superior leadership ability and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: National reputation in STL; demonstrated success and involvement with curricular projects; demonstrated familiarity with instructional technology, particularly as related to faculty development, assessment, and/or evaluation; experience working with P-12 educators and administrators. Application Process: Review of applications begins March 8, 2002 and continues until position is filled. Submit letter expressing interest and qualifications, current resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references to: Dr. Sherry Linkon, Department of English, CATALYST Search Committee, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555. Web site: http://www.ysu.edu.

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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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David Tyler of The University of Oregon has a Postdoctoral Position opening in his laboratory for an energetic and highly motivated postdoctoral research associate. He has a substantial new effort underway on an industrially sponsored project aimed at developing water-soluble coordination complexes that reversibly bind dinitrogen. Applicants should be experienced in the synthesis and characterization of coordination complexes and organic-based ligands. Applicants should send (via email or regular mail) a CV and two letters of reference to Professor David Tyler, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. Applications will be considered immediately, and the position will remain open until it is filled. The position is initially a one-year appointment but is renewable for an additional year upon mutual consent. Please contact: David Tyler, Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, phone: (541)346-4649, e-mail: dtyler@oregon.uoregon.edu.

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Robin Hicks of The University of Victoria has Two postdoctoral positions available immediately in his research group in the Chemistry Department at the University of Victoria. Both positions are initially one year appointments and are renewable for up to three years. The research will focus on the synthesis and magnetic properties of coordination complexes and coordination polymers based on new radical anion ligands. Candidates should be experienced in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of both organic molecules and coordination complexes. Previous experience or involvement in molecular magnetism is not a requirement but would be an additional asset. This research is being carried out in conjunction with several collaborators working in the area of molecule-based magnetism in Europe; direct interactions with the collaborators through travel to Europe may be involved as part of the research effort. Interested candidates should send CVs and the names of at least two references by mail to: Robin G. Hicks, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, PO Box 3065 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C., V8W 3V6, or by email to rhicks@uvic.ca. Applications will be considered immediately, and the positions will remain open until they are filled.

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