Chemistry Newsletter - 02/28/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 9 February 28th, 2005

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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

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, 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. “Extending the Capabilities of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopies”

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 4:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alois Fürstner, 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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Friday, March 11th, 2005 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors Clark Landis and Frank Weinhold, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. “Valency and Bonding”

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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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Tuesday, March 29th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Dr. Philip Ball. “Bright Earth - A Look at the Use of Color in Western Art Through the Eyes of a Scientist”

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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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Saturday, April 9th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 8:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Celebrating Women in Science.

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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 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 5:30 p.m., Elvehjem Museum of Art. Roald Hoffmann. “Chemistry & Ceramics: Shared Ground, Common Fire”

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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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Otte RD. Sakata T. Guzei IA. Lee D.

Reactivity of mitsunobu reagent toward carbonyl compounds.

Organic Letters. 7(3):495-498, 2005 Feb 3.

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Mednikov EG. Fry CG. Dahl LF.

The first trimetallic Pd/Tl/Co carbonyl cluster, trigonal [Pd-9{mu(3)-TlCO(CO)(3)L)(mu(2)-CO)(6)(mu(3)-CO)(3)L-6: Ligand-stabilization of the trigonal-bipyramidal [TlCo(CO)(3)L] entity.

Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 44(5):786-790, 2005.

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Ramanathan A. Pape L. Schwartz DC.

High-density polymerase-mediated incorporation of fluorochrome-labeled nucleotides.

Analytical Biochemistry. 337(1):1-11, 2005 Feb 1.

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Keller VA. Kim L. Burke SD.

Synthetic efforts toward the C22-C36 subunit of halichondrin B utilizing local and imposed symmetry.

Organic Letters. 7(4):737-740, 2005 Feb 17.

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Chandran SS. Dickson KA. Raines RT.

Latent fluorophore based on the trimethyl lock.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(6):1652-1653, 2005 Feb 16.

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Fiedler AT. Halfen HL. Halfen JA. Brunold TC.

Synthesis, structure determination, and spectroscopic/computational characterization of a series of Fe(II)-thiolate model complexes: Implications for fe-s bonding in superoxide reductases.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(6):1675-1689, 2005 Feb 16.

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Casey CP. Johnson JB.

Isomerization and deuterium scrambling evidence for a change in the rate-limiting step during imine hydrogenation by Shvo's hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(6):1883-1894, 2005 Feb 16.

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Condon NJ. Wright JC.

Doubly vibrationally enhanced four-wave mixing in crotononitrile.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(5):721-729, 2005 Feb 10.

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Haug BE. Brewer M. Rich DH.

Facile degradative lactonization of Gln-Arg and Gln-Phe hydroxyethylene dipeptide derivatives.

Journal of Peptide Research. 65(1):77-83, 2005 Jan.

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Fulmer EC. Ding F. Zanni MT.

Heterodyned fifth-order 2D-IR spectroscopy of the azide ion in an ionic glass - art. no. 034302.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 122(3):34302, 2005 Jan 15.

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Ishida S. Nishinaga T. West R. Komatsu K.

Generation and aromaticity of 2-silaimidazolium ion, a new pi-conjugated silylium ion.

Chemical Communications. (6):778-780, 2005.

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Jackson TA. Karapetian A. Miller AF. Brunold TC.

Probing the geometric and electronic structures of the low-temperature azide adduct and the product-inhibited form of oxidized manganese superoxide dismutase.

Biochemistry. 44(5):1504-1520, 2005 Feb 8.

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Rehill B. Clauss A. Wieczorek L. Whitham T. Lindroth R.

Foliar phenolic glycosides from Populus fremontii, Populus angustifolia, and their hybrids.

Biochemical Systematics & Ecology. 33(2):125-131, 2005 Feb.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Saint Louis University. Our Chemistry department is seeking applicants for the position of Organic Laboratory Coordinator. The appointment will be at the non-tenure track instructor level. The candidate should be enthusiastic about undergraduate education and have a commitment to excellence. Good organizational, supervisory, and management skills are a necessity. Excellent communication skills are essential. We expect that the Lab Coordinator will participate in curriculum development, grantsmanship, and publication. An advertisement for this position will appear in the February 28, 2005 issue of Chemical and Engineering News. In addition to the Organic Laboratory Coordinator, our department currently has fifteen faculty members (including an additional laboratory coordinator for general chemistry). We have BA, BS (ACS accredited), and MS degree tracks in Chemistry and BA and BS degree tracks in Biochemistry. In addition to our majors' courses, we provide service courses to other units of the University including, Preprofessional Health Studies, Nursing and Allied Health, Clinical Chemistry, and Engineering.The Organic Laboratory Coordinator will be responsible for Organic Laboratory sections (presently 10-12 per semester) and Nursing/Physical Therapy Laboratory sections (presently 7 per semester). Each section has a maximum of 24 students. Both graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants help teach the labs. We encourage and support undergraduate research participation; the students frequently attend and present the results of their research at local, regional, and national conferences and colloquia. We also have electronics, machine, and glass blowing shops as well as support personnel. We have both PC and Mac computer capabilities. More information may be found at our departmental web site http://chemistry.slu.edu. Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages nomination and application of women and minorities. Send to: Judith E. Durham, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Saint Louis University, 3501 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103, Tel. (314) 977-2841, Fax (314) 977-2521, e-mail: durhamje@slu.edu.

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Summer Session Chemistry Laboratory Instructor. Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. The Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a full-time, summer session laboratory instructor beginning June 15 and continuing through September 7, 2005. Responsibilities include all activities associated with teaching a full-year, general chemistry laboratory sequence during the 11 week summer session (see course description below). Departmental support for this position includes two teaching assistants and a laboratory preparator. The University of Oregon is a leader in green chemistry education and the incorporation of green chemistry principles into the curriculum is highly desirable. This position is appropriate for individuals with an MS (or equivalent) or Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. Course Description: General Chemistry Laboratory, June 20 -September 2. This first-year university chemistry laboratory course provides an introduction to chemical structure, states of matter, reactions of the elements, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. This course is targeted to chemistry and biochemistry majors, premedical and pre-dental students. Typical enrollment is 65 students. To apply, please send a letter of application with curriculum vitae, a one-page discussion of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Julie Haack, Department of Chemistry, 1253 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1253. You may also submit an electronic copy of your application materials to jhaack@uoregon.edu . Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005. The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. About the Department of Chemistry: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~chem/, University of Oregon: http://www.uoregon.edu/. The Department of Chemistry consists of approximately 200 faculty, graduate students and staff. The primary purpose of the Chemistry Department is to provide collegiate education, community service and an environment for scholarly research. The Department services approximately 20,000 students, various governmental agencies and the public, state-wide.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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2005 Summer Chemistry Teaching Positions. The University of Minnesota’s Chemistry Department has temporary, part-time lecturer positions available for the 8-week summer session (June 13-August 5) in general, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry for the Summer of 2005. Duties include: Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate level courses, office hours, exam preparation and assignment of final course grades. A 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. Persons who have not previously taught courses in chemistry at the University of Minnesota must also include a current curriculum vitae and two letters of professional recommendation. Student evaluations of teaching should also be included if available. All application materials must be received by Thursday, March 10, 2005. 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; Quality of references; Quality of student evaluations or feedback. Please submit all application materials to: Professor Louis Pignolet, Vice Chair, 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: Chuck Tomlinson at (612)- 624-0313 or tomlinso@chem.umn.edu. This material is available in alternative formats upon request. To request disability accommodations, please contact: Chuck Tomlinson, Chemistry, 115 Smith (612) 624-0313. For further information on providing necessary accommodations, please contact: Disability Services, 16 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612) 624-4037.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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