Chemistry Newsletter - 03/17/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 11 March 17th, 2003

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

April 8th, 2003

May 13th, 2003

 

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

March 18th, 2003

April 1st, 2003

April 15th, 2003

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003

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SEMINARS

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

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Monday, March 24th, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Dr. David Somers, The Ohio State University. “Zeitlupe, a Novel Signaling Component of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock System”

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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 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joshua Telser, Northwestern.

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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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Casey CP; Vos TE; Bikzhanova GA.

Synthesis and reactivity of hydroxycyclopentadienyl and aminocyclopentadienyl ruthenium alcohol complexes.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2003, Vol 22, Iss 5, pp 901-903.

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Evans WJ; Perotti JM; Ziller JW; Moser DF; West R.

Evaluation of a silylene divalent lanthanide interaction in the metallocene complex (C5Me5)(2)Sm[(SiNBuCHCHNBu)-Bu-t-Bu-t].

ORGANOMETALLICS 2003, Vol 22, Iss 5, pp 1160-1163.

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Lambert WT; Burke SD.

Halichondrin B: Synthesis of a C1-C14 model via desymmetrization of (+)-conduritol E.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2003, Vol 5, Iss 4, pp 515-518.

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Haigis MC; Kurten EL; Raines RT.

Ribonuclease inhibitor as an intracellular sentry.

NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH 2003, Vol 31, Iss 3, pp 1024-1032.

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Landis CR; Rosaaen KA; Sillars DR.

Direct observation of insertion events at rac-(C2H4(1-indenyl)(2))Zr(MeB(C6F5)(3))-polymeryl intermediates: Distinction between continuous and intermittent propagation modes.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2003, Vol 125, Iss 7, pp 1710-1711.

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Felitsky DJ; Record MT.

Thermal and urea-induced unfolding of the marginally stable lac repressor DNA-binding domain: A model system for analysis of solute effects on protein processes.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 7, pp 2202-2217.

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Lee HS; Park JS; Kim BM; Gellman SH.

Efficient synthesis of enantionterically pure beta(2)-amino acids via chiral isoxazolidinones.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 68, Iss 4, pp 1575-1578.

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Syud FA; Stanger HE; Mortell HS; Espinosa JF; Fisk JD; Fry CG; Gellman SH.

Influence of strand number on antiparallel beta-sheet stability in designed three- and four-stranded beta-sheets.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2003, Vol 326, Iss 2, pp 553-568.

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Patra CN; Yethiraj A.

Density functional theory for nonuniform polymers: Accurate treatment of the effect of attractive interactions.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 10, pp 4702-4706.

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Schinnerl M; Murray JK; Langenhan JM; Gellman SH.

Asymmetric synthesis of a new helix-forming beta-amino acid: trans-4-aminopiperidine-3-carboxylic acid.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2003, Iss 4, pp 721-726.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Visiting Assistant Professor - Organic. The Chemistry Department at Bucknell University seeks outstanding candidates for an anticipated one-year (2003-04) appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Teaching will involve organic chemistry (one lecture section and three lab sections) in the fall semester, and organic chemistry (one lecture section and one lab section) and general chemistry (one lecture section) in the spring. The Chemistry Department is housed in a modern, fully equipped (300 MHz NMR, GC-MS, LC-MS-MS, X-ray diffractometer) building with lab space available for independent research. A Ph.D. is preferred; ABDs will be considered. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching skill and experience, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Thomas Shawe, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Review of applications will begin on April 11 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Bucknell Chemistry Department, please visit our web site at http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/chemistry/.

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Drexel University. Position: Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Website: http://www.Drexel.edu. With the recent merger with MCP Hahnemann University, Drexel University is well positioned to capitalize on its raised profile locally and nationally. Drexel now boasts not only the largest and leading engineering program in the region, but also the largest private medical college in the nation. The College of Arts of Sciences is a key component of Drexel, and the University seeks an exceptional leader and distinguished scholar to build upon Drexel’s successes. Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College. The Dean is the principal spokesperson for the College, representing the College to constituencies within the University, to alumni, to prospective and current students, to the community, and to other colleges. The Dean serves on the Council of Deans and represents the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences within the university as well as externally. The successful candidate will have the leadership, vision, energy, and skills to elevate the status, reputation, and image of the College of Arts and Sciences. Leading candidates must be able to enhance the unique advantages afforded by Drexel University for the continuing development of education and research programs responsible to the needs of the institution. Educational and Experience Requirements: Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching that warrants senior appointment in a department or program within arts and sciences. Competitive applicants will have a record of substantial leadership and administrative experience in institutions with undergraduate and graduate programs. Professional Qualities: In addition to a distinguished background and a broad intellectual perspective, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences should: Demonstrate effectiveness in leadership in the areas of curriculum development, faculty recruiting and development, fund raising, and institutional research. Appreciate and understand fiscal management, budgeting, and strategic planning. Display excellent interpersonal and communications skills and work effectively with multiple constituencies (i.e. faculty, staff, alumni, and students). Exhibit an external focus that will help position the College of Arts and Sciences appropriately. Demonstrate sensitivity to specific departmental challenges and provide guidance and leadership in addressing these issues. Promote excellence in teaching and research within both undergraduate and graduate settings. Demonstrate a vision of how Arts and Sciences at Drexel should develop in light of the opportunities and challenges facing higher education and Drexel. Participate in fundraising and alumni relations. Display qualities of fair-mindedness, hard-work, goal-setting, good judgement, and decisiveness, which would command the respect of the faculty and the University community. Demonstrate evidence of continued engagement and activity in the scholarly community. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the time of selection. Applications should include current curriculum vitae and a detailed letter discussing the candidate’s qualifications. Nominations and applications should be submitted in confidence to: Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., Attn: Andrew Wheeler, One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: 215-988-1006, Fax: 215-988-9496, Email: awheeler@heidrick.com.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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