Chemistry Newsletter - 02/24/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 8 February 24th, 2003

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

March 11th, 2003

April 8th, 2003

May 13th, 2003

 

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

March 4th, 2003

March 18th, 2003

April 1st, 2003

April 15th, 2003

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Leonard Mueller, University of California-Riverside. “From Correlation to Qubits: New Experiments in Solid State NMR”

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bing Gong, State University of New York. “Self-Assembly and Folding of Unnatural Oligomers”

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Richard Willson, University of Houston. “New Reasons and Methods for Nucleic Acid Purification”

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gabriela Weaver, Purdue.

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Thursday, February 27th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Reslewic, Graduate Student. “Haplotyping via Optical Mapping: Discerning Genomic Variation Through Single DNA Molecule Analysis”

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Thursday, February 27th, 2003 - Molecular & Environmental Toxicology Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Michelle Cotroneo, UW Madison. “Mcs7: A Rat Mammary Carcinoma Susceptibility Locus With Allelic Imbalance”

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Friday, February 28th, 2003 - Biomolecular Chemistry Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 227 SMI. Matt Bunce, Biomolecular Chemistry. “Proteoglycan-Mediated Cholesterol Deposition in Atherosclerosis”

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Monday, March 3rd, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Tom Muir, Rockefeller University. “The Chemical Biology of Protein Splicing”

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Justin DuBois, Stanford University. “Catalytic C-H Oxidation in Synthesis Enabling Methodology or the Preparation of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds”

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Robertson, University of Missouri.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeff Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Shelley L. Anna, Harvard University. “Designing Emulsions One Drop At A Time”

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Thursday, March 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor R. Graham Cooks, Purdue University. “Miniature Mass Spectrometers: Calculations of Ion Motion, Analytical Performance and Real-World Applications” or “Taming the 800 lb. Gorilla”

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Thursday, March 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Eldred, Graduate Student.

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Friday, March 7th, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shannon Stahl, UW-Chemistry.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Hunkyun Pak, Graduate Student. “Lattice constants controlled self-assembled patterns of paramagnetic dots on a liquid/liquid interface under strong magnetic field”

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 9:45 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Holz, Utah State University.

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Krische, University of Texas. “Catalytic C-H Oxidation in Synthesis Enabling Methodology or the Preparation of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds”

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. James C. Liao, UCLA. “Engineering Intracellular Control”

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Chan, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Millicent Firestone, Argonne National Laboratory. “Biologically Inspired Materials: Towards Nanomachines”

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Thursday, March 13th and Friday March 14th, 2003 - Willard Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carlos Bustamante, UC-Berkeley.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marissa Rosen, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matry Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Kent Meyer, Graduate Student. “Fully resonant 2D infrared four-wave mixing and its analogy to 2D NMR: Recent results with nickel carbonyl compounds”

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Peter A. Monson, University of Massachusetts. “Solid-Fluid Equilibrium: From Molecular Structure to Phase Diagrams”

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jon Lai, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalia Dhingra, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rachel Weller, Graduate Student.

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Saturday, March 29th, 2003 - Oxygen Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Room TBA, Chemistry Building. Speakers include: Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann.

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Monday, March 31st, 2003, - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. J. Daniel Gezelter, University of Notre Dame.

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Monday, March 31st, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Yudin, University of Indiana.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Huib Bakker, AMOLF Amsterdam, to be announced.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Wayne Kontur, Graduate Student. “Urea effects on the kinetics of transcription initiation for RNA polymerase”

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University. “Phase Transitions in Ionic and Colloid-Polymer Systems”

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Levis, Temple University. “Controlling Chemical Reactivity With Tailored Strong Field Laser Pulses”

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jodie Brice, Graduate Student.

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Friday, April 4th, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Lindley.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Vanden Bout, University of Texas, to be announced.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sam Glass, Graduate Student. “The role of temperature in collisions and reactions of HCl(g) with supercooled sulfuric acid”

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Fred Wudl, UCLA. “The Organic Chemistry of a Plastic That is Self-Repairable Multiple Times”

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Kristen Fichthorn, Penn State. “Molecular Simulation of Nanotechnology”

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Thursday, April 10th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hua Yu, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 10th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reagan Miller, Graduate Student.

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Friday, April 11th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shiping Fang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Neumark, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lyle Isaacs, UMD. “Methylene Bridged Glycoluril Dimers”

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mark Davis, Caltech. “Engineering of Synthetic Gene Delivery Systems”

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Wilker, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Thomas R. R. Pettus, University of Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2003 - Analytical McElvain Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Anne L. Plant, NIST.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tami Lasseter, Graduate Student.

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Friday, April 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kyubong Jo, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Vincent Pecoraro, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Keyes, Boston University. “Instantaneous Normal Modes, The Potential Energy Landscape, And Dynamics In Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, April 22th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lenny Sheps, Graduate Student. “Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions in the liquid phase”

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Emily Carter, UCLA. “Linking Quantum and Continuum Mechanics to Study Materials Under Chemical and Mechanical Stress”

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jian Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bowman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, April 28th, 2003, - TCI Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Carlos Simmerling, SUNY, Stony Brook.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Walker, University of Maryland, College Park. “Solvation at Surfaces: Profiling Interfacial solvent Polarity with Molecular Rulers.”

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tingting Liu, Graduate Student. “Single-molecule fluorescence study of Cytoplasmic domain of Synaptotagmin I on solid supported planar lipid membrane”

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Monday, April 30th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Karlin, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James Schauer, UW Madison- Engineering. “Chemical Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Matter: Understanding the Origin and Impacts of Aerosols”

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gregory Hanson, Graduate Student.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Art Ellis, UW-Chemistry.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karl Christe.

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wilma Olson, Rutgers. “DNA Mechanics and Gene Regulation”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Castro, Graduate Student. “Molecular beam studies of the collisions of n-alcohols with the NaOH/KOH eutectic mixture”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315, Chemistry Building. Dr. Andrea Cochran, Genentech.

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ting Zheng, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yun Luo, Graduate Student.

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “The Throbin-Fibrinogen Reaction”

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhiping Zheng, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “Calculation of Protein Structure by Global Optimization of Potential Energy”

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UW-Madison Nanotechnology Conference

May 30 and 31, 2003 at the Engineering Centers Building

Room 1025 Engineering Centers Building, Wednesday, Feb. 26th from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

The UW-Madison is holding a nanotechnology conference on May 30 and 31, 2003 at the Engineering Centers Building. The planning committee has been meeting since last fall and is seeking input and participation from interested groups throughout the University. The technical program will take place on Friday 5/30 and will feature focused discussion panels on a number of topics in addition to a poster session showcasing nanotechnology research at UW, along with a local industry trade show. The public exposition on Saturday morning, 5/31, is intended to showcase public and educational outreach activities associated with nanotechnology across the campus. If you have results or activities to show to colleagues and the public, please contact us and attend the Feb. 26th planning meeting. Refreshments will be available before the meeting. Details about the current status of the conference can be found at: http://nano.engr.wisc.edu. For further information, contact Rob Carpick, carpick@engr.wisc.edu.

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29th Steenbock Symposium

Coenzymes, Cofactors and Catalysis - May 29th - June 1st, 2003

See registration details online at: http://www.biochem.wisc.edu/steenbock/symposium29 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

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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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Two full-time sabbatical replacement positions (PhD/ABD) at Bradley University for 2003-2004 academic year, one in Biochemistry and one in any area of Chemistry. For more information see: http://bradley.edu/las/chm. Send application letter, vita, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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University of New Hampshire. The Department of Chemistry has a vacancy for a temporary faculty member in general chemistry beginning August 2003. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. The University of New Hampshire is a pioneer in general chemistry curriculum research and implementation, and has a vigorous Preparing Future Faculty program. Candidates whose background is in chemical education are especially encouraged to apply. Screening will commence March 1, 2003. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Howard R. Mayne, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, e-mail: howard.mayne@unh.edu, phone: (603) 862-1550). Further information on the position and on the department can be found at http://www.unh.edu/chemistry.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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