Chemistry Newsletter - 03/04/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 9 March 3rd, 2003

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Oxygen Symposium - Saturday, March 29th, 2003.

Registration Form at end of this Newsletter.

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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, 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. “Mechanistic Studies on Ru(II) Hydrogenation Catalysts: So we've determined the mechanism-now what?”

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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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Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 - WISELI Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 4610 Engineering Hall. Shelley Correll, Ph. D., Department of Sociology. “Cumulating Disadvantages: Gender Stereotypes, “Small Inequalities,” and Women’s Careers”

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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. “Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering”

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Friday, March 7th, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shannon Stahl, UW-Chemistry. “Taming the Diradical: Perspectives and Developments in Selective Chemical Oxidation With Molecular Oxygen”

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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 Cycloreductions, Cycloadditions and Cycloisomerizations: Enones as Latent Enolates in Catalysis”

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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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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Angela Wilks, University of Maryland.

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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. “Applications of o-Quinone Methides and p-Quinols in Natural Product Synthesis”

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Jiang L; Martinelli JR; Burke SD.

A practical synthesis of the F-ring of halichondrin B via ozonolytic desymmetrization of a C-2-symmetric dihydroxycyclohexene.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 68, Iss 3, pp 1150-1153.

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Yethiraj A.

Osmotic pressure of isotropic solutions of rodlike polymers.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 8, pp 3904-3905.

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Craft JL; Mandimutsira BS; Flujita K; Riordan CG; Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational studies of a Ni+-CO model complex: Implications for the acetyl-CoA synthase catalytic mechanism.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 3, pp 859-867.

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Lawrence CP; Skinner JL.

Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy probes hydrogen-bonding dynamics in liquid water.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 2003, Vol 369, Iss 3-4, pp 472-477.

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Higgin JJ; Yakovlev GI; Mitkevich VA; Makarov AA; Raines RT.

Zinc(II)-mediated inhibition of a ribonuclease by an N-hydroxyurea nudeotide.

BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS 2003, Vol 13, Iss 3, pp 409-412.

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Cao XP; Hamers RJ.

Molecular and dissociative bonding of amines with the Si(111)-(7 x 7) surface.

SURFACE SCIENCE 2003, Vol 523, Iss 3, pp 241-251.

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McMahon RJ.

Chemical reactions involving quantum tunneling.

SCIENCE 2003, Vol 299, Iss 5608, pp 833-834.

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Plainkum P; Fuchs SM; Wiyakrutta S; Raines RT.

Creation of a zymogen.

NATURE STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY 2003, Vol 10, Iss 2, pp 115-119.

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Haigis MC; Raines RT.

Secretory ribonucleases are internalized by a dynamin-independent endocytic pathway.

JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE 2003, Vol 116, Iss 2, pp 313-324.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Guilford College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position beginning August 15, 2003. Teaching responsibilities include general and organic chemistry lecture and laboratories. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is preferred, but applications from students who are ABD and want to gain teaching experience are encouraged. Guilford is an undergraduate liberal arts college established by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has an enrollment of 1600. Guilford College seeks applications from people representative of diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socio-economic background, geographic roots, as well as members of the Society of Friends. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to: Anne Glenn, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Guilford College, 5800 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. Review of applications will begin March 31, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Email inquiries about the position can be sent to aglenn@guilford.edu. Web Site: http://www.guilford.edu.

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Centre College invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal for two more years. A Ph. D. in chemistry or a related field is required. All subdisciplines will be considered; applicants with teaching or research interests in environmental science or earth science might be particularly attractive. The successful candidate will teach general education science courses as well as courses in the chemistry major. Participation in collaborative undergraduate research is expected and supported by the college. Centre is a small, selective liberal-arts college with a strong tradition of excellence in the sciences. The chemistry program has six members and is ACS approved. Review of applications will begin March 15 and continue until the position is filled. Send vita, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Dean John C. Ward, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Centre College, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422. Web Site: http://www.centre.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Position in Bioorganic Chemistry. The University of Kansas is expanding its commitment to research in the life sciences. As part of this initiative, the Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 18, 2003 or thereafter, contingent upon final budgetary approval. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may, in some cases, be considered. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the direction of a vigorous research program in bioorganic chemistry. Research focusing on biopolymer chemistry, molecular recognition and proteomics is of particular interest, but other areas of bioorganic chemistry will be considered. Candidates must show evidence of well-defined research plans, and have a desire to work in and contribute to the exciting multidisciplinary life sciences research environment at KU. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, C.V., a brief summary of 2-3 research proposals, and should arrange for the submission of three more letters of recommendation to: Professor David R. Benson, Organic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010 Malott Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. Initial review of applications will begin March 24, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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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 1146.

NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON MARCH 10th, 2003.

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Registration

Oxygen Symposium

Saturday, March 29, 2003

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Madison 53706

 

Registration deadline is March 10, 2003 . We urge you to register promptly because the

auditorium has a limited seating capacity. If you have questions about the symposium, contact

us at 263-2424.

 

To register, complete the form below and send it, along with a stamped, self-addressed

envelope, to: Oxygen Symposium, UW Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave.,

Madison, WI 53706. We will send your admission ticket along with location information and

luncheon ticket (if you paid for a box lunch) to you in your return envelope. Remember to

bring your tickets with you to the symposium!

 

If you wish to attend the University Theater production of the play Oxygen, which bears

directly on portions of the symposium, you should not delay in purchasing your tickets directly

from Vilas Hall Box Office, (608)262-1500. Oxygen will be performed in the Mitchell Theater,

Vilas Hall, on the following dates: March 28 and 29; and April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and12. Tickets are

$14 for general public and $10 for UW-Madison students.

 

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___ I plan to attend the free, public Oxygen Symposium.

 

Name (please print)______________________________________________________________

 

Street address__________________________________________________________________

 

City/ State/ ZIP_________________________________________________________________

 

Email address__________________________________________________________________

 

___ I would like a box lunch and have enclosed a check for $ 8.00 and made my

sandwich/drink selection. (Choose one from each line. Cookie, chips, and fruit included.)

 

select one >>> ___ vegetarian ___ roast beef ___ ham ___ turkey

 

select one >>> ___ soft drink ___ milk

 

Make your box lunch check payable to Oxygen Symposium and mail with your registration to:

Oxygen Symposium, UW Chemistry Department, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706.