Chemistry Newsletter - 02/21/2000

 

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XXXV No. 8 February 21st, 2000

Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

March 4th April 1st

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on Tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

February 29 March 21
April 4 April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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Monday & Tuesday, February 21st and 22nd, 2000 - Willard Lecture Series, (21st) - 4:00 p.m., Room B371 and (22nd) - 11:00 a.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Alex Pines, University of California, Berkeley. (21st) - "Lights Up - NMR and MRI" - (22nd) - "Ups and Downs of Spins in Solids"

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jim Morken, UNC-Chapel Hill. "Development of Catalytic Reactions with Combinatorial Chemistry"

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Dr. Thomas Runge, Pharmacia and Upjohn. "Chemistry for Fun and Profit - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Process Research"

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Thomas Russell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. "Generating Patterns from the Nano to the Micro Using Electric Fields"

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Thursday, February 24th, 2000 - Special McElvain Analytical Seminar, 9:00 a.m., Room 2307 Chemistry Building. Professor Chuck Wade, IBM : Materials Analysis and Characterization Manager. "Chemistry, Physics and Chemical Engineering - Inside Your Hard Disk Drive: You'll Never Again Take One for Granted"

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Thursday, February 24th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Chuck Wade - (McElvain), IBM Almaden. "Microstructure of Polyisocyanates in Solution by NMR Studies of Well Defined Oligomers"

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Thursday, February 24th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Martin Bevan, Graduate Student. "The Birch Reduction"

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Thursday, February 24th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Peter Belshaw, U.W. - Madison. "The Chemistry and Biology of Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases"

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Thursday, February 24th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Clarke Earley, Kent State University - Stark Campus. "Creating Websites to Supplement Textbooks: Examples from Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry"

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Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Prestegard, University of Georgia. "Dipolar Coupling in Magnetically Aligned Media: A New Approach to Protein Structure and Ligand Interaction"

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*****CANCELED*****Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Tom Lectka, John Hopkins.

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Tuesday, February 29th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Andreas Bomarius, Degussa-Germany. "Biocatalytic Processes to Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals"

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Tami Raguse, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Shannon Stahl, U.W. - Madison. "Chemical and Biological Oxidases"

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Monday, March 6th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Thomas Vos, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. W. E. Moerner, Stanford University. "Shedding Light on Single Molecules"

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. George M. Homsy, Stanford University. "Surface Tension Driven Instabilities in Coating Flows"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dan Ebeling, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "DNA Sequencing with Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Pengfei Wang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Dr. Ole H. Nielsen, Technical University of Denmark. "Parallel Supercomputing in Science and Engineering"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Sandro Mecozzi, U.W. Madison. "Self-Assembly in Chemistry and Biology"

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Thursday, March 9th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Marshall, University of North Texas. "The Rediscovery of the Elements"

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Friday, March 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Michele Parrinello, Max-Planck-Institut for Festkorperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany. "Ab-initio Simulations in Physics and Chemistry"

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Monday, March 20th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Thomas Wood, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Bart Kahr, University of Washington.

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Tuesday, March 21th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bruce E. Koel, University of Southern California. "Atomic Level Control of Alloy Surface Chemistry"

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Gerry Niccolai, CPE, Lyon France.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Xiaoping Cao, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Interfacial Structure of conjugated Organic Molecules on Silicon Surface"

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Thomas, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Profressor Adnan Elfarra. "Toxicant Bioactivation, Macromolecule Modification, and Safety Evaluation"

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Ramchandra M. Watwe. University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Stability and Reactivity of Hydrocarbons on Metals and Metal Alloys" & Mr. Paul Conrad, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Cryopreservation of Biological Molecules and Cells"

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Thursday, March 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Wei Cai, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Surface Chemistry for DNA Immobilization on Si(001)"

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Monday, April 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Suslick, University of Illinois.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charles Parmenter, Indiana University. "Intra-and Intermolecular Dynamics of Molecules with Internal Rotation"

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Julia S. Higgins, Imperial College, London. "The Effect of Flow on Mixing and Demixing of Polymers"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. David Preston, Graduate Student, U. W. - Madison. "Mass Spectrometry and Large Ion Detection Efficiency"

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Thursday, April 6th, 2000 - Chemical Education Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jane Snell Copes, Science Museum of Minnesota. "What Do You DO In A Science Museum"

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Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Du Shriver, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Rieger, University of Ulm, Germany. "The Design of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Transition Metal Catalysis"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Manchun Lu, Graduate Student, U.W. - Madison. "Massively Parallel Genotyping On Surfaces"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bursavich, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mahdi Abu-Omar, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota. "Block Copolymers - Designer Soft Materials"

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bob Bedard, UOP.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Andrew Hawk, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 24thd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tobin Marks, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor John R. Scheffer, UBC-Vancouver.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ned Seeman (Analy Sci/Mat Sci), New York University. "DNA Nanotechnology"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Byron Griffith, Graduate Student.

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Monday, May 1st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory - Joint with Analytical.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Jumi Shin.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jack Douglas, (Analy Sci/ACS), National Institutes of Standards & Technology. "Correlated Motion in a Simulated Supercooled Liquid"

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mike Hopkins, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cynthia Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanley I. Sandler, University of Delaware. "The Use of Computational Chemistry to Predict the Phase Behavior of Complex Systems"

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Robert Halter, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Glassy State"

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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Second Announcement - Deadline Extended to March 1, 2000

Call for Applications - Biology Y2K: A Teaching/Research Workshop

The faculty at Washington University School of Medicine will present Biology Y2K. A Teaching/Research Workshop to be held June 20-22, 2000 in St. Louis, MO. The objectives of the workshop are to: catalyze innovative teaching, build relationships among research and teaching institutions, stimulate faculty networking. The workshop will include presentations by Washington University faculty that highlight recent developments and future prospects in the fields of genome sequencing, functional genomics, human genetics, developmental biology, imaging cells and molecules, and cell and molecular biology of infectious diseases. The program will also include formal and informal sessions to discuss new ways to integrate these advances in biological research into the undergraduate curriculum. Registration is free. Some scholarships will be available to cover transportation and housing costs. Additional information about the workshop, including application forms, can be obtained by visiting our website http://dbbs.wustl.edu/ or by contacting: DBBS Workshop 2000, c/o Rosemary Garagnani, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8226, 660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Application is also available in Room 1380 Chemistry.

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Marie Christine Kohler Fellowship Opportunity

Knapp House Graduate Program

NOTE: The application process for this fellowship has been re-opened. Those who have submitted applications in the Fall 1999 semester do not need to re-apply; their applications are still current.

About the fellowship:

The Knapp House is a unique community of Scholars, founded on the principles of scholarship, leadership, and the breadth of ideas. The University of Wisconsin purchased the former Governor's Mansion in 1951 with funds from the Knapp Memorial Graduate program. Since 1954, the Kohler Foundation has generously assured continuation of the Program by funding twelve fellowships. These fellowships provide free housing and offer an exceptional opportunity for graduate students from diverse disciplines to live together at the Knapp House, sharing research, culture and interests. Fellows host monthly seminar dinners providing a formal setting for the exchange of ideas. Fellows recruit speakers and invite guests from across campus and the community at large for these events.

Nomination Deadline: March 10, 2000.

Eligibility:

Students making satisfactory progress towards the following degrees:

1) Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates with dissertator status by the Fall 2000 semester

2) Third year MFA candidates

3) Third year professional school candidates Law, Medicine, & Veterinary Medicine

Application Procedure:

Note: Each Department may nominate only two candidates, including those nominated in the Fall 1999 semester

1) The Department must submit:

a) a letter of support/recommendation from the student's advisor stating why the candidate would benefit from a residential learning environment; and

b) a statement of nomination/endorsement from the Department Chair.

2) The student must submit:

a) Curriculum Vitae

b) a personal statement of interest. This statement must include extracurricular interests and activities along with information about why the student feels they would benefit from this community learning environment

c) 350 word Public Dissertation Summary describing their research to people outside their discipline

We recommended that candidates attend an Open House - If unable to attend, please contact Ya-Peikuo. E-mail: ykuo@students.wisc.edu before February 24, 2000.

Open House for Candidates:

130 East Gillman Street

Saturday, February 26, 2000, 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 6, 2000, 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Interviews of finalists will be held in mid- March 2000. We will confirm

with the finalists.

If you are interested, contact Matt Sanders in 1315 about the nomination procedure.

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American Chemical Society - 9th ACS Graduate School Fair

You are invited to participate in the 9th ACS Graduate School Fair for undergraduate chemistry students, which will be held on Monday, March 27, 2000, at 2:00 - 4:00 PM, in San Francisco, CA as part of the 219th ACS National Meeting. If faculty members from your school are attending the meeting, perhaps they would be willing to serve as your representatives at the fair. The Graduate School Fair provides representatives of schools with the opportunity to meet many qualified graduate school candidates at a single forum, and offers students a chance to discuss their educational plans informally with faculty, staff, and students from the participating Institutions. The Fair will be held in the Hall A of the Moscone Center where graduate school representatives will be able to display information about their programs. The schools will be arranged alphabetically for the convenience of the students to locate the school. A directory of the participating schools will be available. The Fair will be held in conjunction with the undergraduate research poster session sponsored by the ACS Student Affiliates program and the Division of Chemical Education. More than 550 research papers and 60 chapter presentations will be displayed by undergraduates at the sessions. In addition, there are many other activities planned for undergraduates at the meeting. We anticipate that more than 1,500 undergraduates will attend the ACS meeting, with many of them attending the Fair. This will be the fourth year that we will hold the Graduate School Fair at the Spring national meeting, and in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Poster Session. These changes, which have been made to serve you better, have been made in response to feedback from previous Fair participants. Please note that there will not be a Graduate School Fair at the Fall 2000 ACS national meeting. Send your registration to Cecilia Hernandez in the ACS Department of Higher Education via fax at (202) 833-7732 or via e-mail at: c_hernandez@acs.prg . We are asking each participating school to contribute $ 100 to defer the costs of the Fair. Please do not send your payment with your registration form; rather, attach it to the enclosed payment coupon and mail it separately from the registration form. Registration forms attached to checks will be intercepted by the ACS Finance Department, which may delay receipt of your registration in the Department of Higher Education. Registration forms will be accepted prior to receipt of payment. Information are the registration form and the payment coupon, also additional information about the Graduate School Fair is available in Room 1380 Chemistry. If you need more information, please contact Cecilia Hernandez at (202) 872-6176, or by fax or e-mail at the number and address above.

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Kean University. Chemistry/Physics Department offering undergraduate programs in Chemistry. Tenure-track position professor. Teach introductory chemistry and advanced courses in the Physical and Inorganic or Physical and Analytical Chemistry in a department that houses an ACS accredited program. Conduct of research and involvement in professional activities are expected. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, advisement of students, supervision of undergraduates engaged in research, and participation in governance activities through service on department and university committees. Appointment date is September 1st, 2000. Ph.D. in Chemistry and college level teaching experience. Interest or experience in using instructional computer technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is desirable. Send resume to: Dr. Ronald T. Criasia, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083.

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College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Department of Chemistry. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FACULTY POSITIONS. The joint Chemistry Department of the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University invites applications for two one-year replacement positions in organic chemistry at the instructor level beginning in September, 2000. (We also anticipate searching for one tenure-track position in organic chemistry to begin in September, 2001; those selected for the replacement positions would be eligible to apply.) A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is preferred; ABD is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. Teaching responsibilities will include organic and introductory chemistry courses and related labs. Experience with chemical instrumentation (NMR, GC, GCMS, IR) is required. Our chemistry department is ACS accredited and has 13 faculty members supported by two staff persons. More information about the colleges and the department is available at http://www.csbsju.edu/ . Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and a minimum of three letters of support should be sent to: Director of Human Resources, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 56321. All completed applications will be considered until the position is filled, but those received prior to March 15 will receive first consideration.

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The University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department has temporary semester teaching positions available in general, analytical and organic chemistry for the 2000-2001 academic year. Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry preferred. M.S. in chemistry or related field required. Previous teaching experience is required, prefer at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest, along with current curriculum vitae and two letters of professional recommendation.

Selection Criteria:

- M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D.

- Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses

- Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota (day or evening).

- Quality of references.

- Quality of student evaluations or feedback.

All application materials must be received by Monday, March 6th. Please submit to: Professor Louis Pignolet University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry l 39 Smith Hall 207 Pleasant Street Minneapolis, MN 55455. For more information regarding course offerings and content, please contact Lisa Peterson at (612) 624-0313. Individuals hired for these positions may be reappointed in subsequent years at the discretion of the Department of Chemistry.

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The University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department has temporary teaching positions available in general, analytical, physical and organic chemistry for Summer 2000 (June 12th-August 4th). Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry preferred. M.S. in chemistry or related field required. Previous teaching experience is required, prefer at least two years at the college level. Any qualified person interested in a teaching position should submit a short letter indicating area of interest, along with current curriculum vitae and two letters of professional recommendation.

Selection Criteria:

- M.S. is essential, prefer Ph.D.

- Prior teaching experience; prefer college level teaching of chemistry courses

- Prior teaching experience at University of Minnesota (day or evening).

- Quality of references.

- Quality of student evaluations or feedback.

All application materials must be received by Monday, March 6th. Please submit to: Professor Wilmer Miller, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455. For more information regarding course offerings and content, please contact Lisa Peterson at (612) 624-0313. Individuals hired for these positions may be reappointed in subsequent years at the discretion of the Department of Chemistry.

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Sabbatical Replacement Position: Organic Chemistry. Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a sabbatical replacement position in Organic Chemistry beginning Fall, 2000. Extending this position to a second year (2001-02) is a strong possibility. Teaching duties will include both organic lecture and lab. The candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, and preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and an appreciation of Augustana College's commitment to the liberal arts. Carrying out research projects with undergraduate students is encouraged but not required. All application materials should be received by April 1, 2000, and sent to: Dr. Richard Jurasek, Dean, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201. The application should include vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Mary Rakowski-Dubois of the University of Colorado, Boulder has a postdoctoral position available in her laboratory for the quantitative study of hydride transfer reactions in a variety of organometallic metal complexes. This is a joint project with Dr. Dan DuBois at NREL and some related work in this area, specifically with metal phosphine complexes, has been published recently in JACS, 1999, 121, 11432. Strong skills in organometallic synthesis are required, and previous experience with electrochemical measurements would be useful. The position is available immediately, but we are also interested in hearing from strong candidates who expect to be available later this spring or early summer. Enquiries about the position and applications (a vita and two letters of recommendation) may be sent to: Department of Chemistry, Box 215, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309, e-mail: dubois@Colorado.edu .

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Postdoctoral Position Available. Spring 2000, University of Delaware. We are developing a new model system to investigate the structure and function of heterogeneous catalysts. We can prepare structurally well-defined zeolite-like colloidal particles that will be functionalized with transition metals. Stable suspensions of these colloidal particles will be used to investigate a variety of catalytic reactions in the liquid phase using many of the usual techniques of solution chemistry. This approach will allow us to establish bridges between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. The ideal candidate for this position should have experience in the synthesis of transition metal complexes (preferably organometallics) and in the study of the reactivity of such compounds. An interest in acquiring skills relevant to the characterization of solid materials/small particles is also required. The appointment is available in the Spring of 2000 for a period of one year, with a possible extension for an additional year. Inquiries can be directed to: Klaus Theopold, e-mail: theopold@udel.edu in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry or to Raul Lobo lobo@che.udel.edu in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware.

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Duke University Medical Center. A post-doctoral position is now available to further our understanding of mechanisms of lung injury following toxicologic effects of chemotherapy combined with bone marrow transplantation. The successful applicant should be experienced in biochemistry and analytical chemistry techniques. Additional experiences or a desire to learn new techniques in cell and molecular biology, gene cloning, gene expression, PCR, and cell culture are desired. We will be working with both mouse and human clinical samples. The successful applicant must have excellent oral and written English skills. The appointment will be for 1 year with renewal years 2 and 3 possible. Dr. Folz is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology. He is a faculty member in the Program in Toxicology and the Program in Cell Biology. Please send your CV, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference (with phone # and address) to: Rodney J. Folz, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center, Box 2620, Room 331 MSRB, Durham, NC 27710, office: (919) 684-3539 fax: (919) 681-8936 , email: rodney.folz@duke.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 1380.

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