Chemistry Newsletter - 03/22/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 12 March 22nd, 2004

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Dean Phillip Certain Retirement Reception

A reception honoring Dean Phillip R. Certain on the occasion of his retirement will be held on Monday, May 10, 2004, at the Tripp Commons, Memorial Union from 3:30 til 6:30 p.m. For additional information please contact Beth Hartzheim at hartzheim@ls.admin.wisc.edu or 608-265-0457.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

03/30/2004

04/06/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

April 1

May 6


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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben L. Feringa, Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. “In Control of Molecular Motion and Organization”

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Thursday, March 25th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware. “Mass Spectrometry of Ultrafine Particles: What’s in the Air We Breathe?”

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Thursday, March 25th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chutima Jiarpinitnun, Graduate Student. “DNA-Templated Organic Synthesis”

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Friday, March 26th, 2004 - Chemistry Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Raines, UW-Madison. “Nature's Rope: The Chemistry of Collagen”

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Friday, March 26th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 6353 Chemistry Building. Colin D. Bain, University of Oxford. “Marangoni Effects in Surfactant Solutions”

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Friday, March 26th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Professor Glen Kwon, UW School of Pharmacy. “Beyond Pills and Jabs: Recent Advances in Drug Delivery”

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Monday, March 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Arthur Horwich. “Chaperonin-Mediated Protein Folding”

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 - Materials Physics Seminar, 1:20 p.m., 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Dr. Peter Zeppenfeld, Institute of Experimental Physics, Atomic Physics and Surface Science Dept., Johannes Kepler University, Austria. “Adsorption and Desorption Processes: Experiments and Monte Carlo Simulations”

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Thursday, April 1st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xu Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 1st, 2004 - Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Dr. Dieter Schmeiber, Angewandte Physik-Sensorik, BTU Cottbus. “Physics and Materials Science at The Pr2O3/Si(001) Interface”

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Friday, April 2nd 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Julie Hahm, ECT. “PBDEs (Pol-brominated Diphenyl Ethers) in Lake Michigan Fish”

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Monday, April 5th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Daniel Lane. “A Novel Mechanism for the Hypothalamic Control of Food Intake and Body Weight”

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. A. Ravishankara, University of Colorado, Boulder. “Laboratory Investigations of Free Radical Reactions: A Key Component of Atmospheric Chemistry”

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Claire Walczak. “Molecular Mechanisms of Mitosis: A Cellular Tug-Of-War”

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kohei Tamao, Kyoto University. “Elements Science: Main Group Organic Chemistry Toward Materials Science”

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Josheph Lakowicz, University of Maryland. “Radiative Decay Engineering: The Use of Metallic Particles to Control Fluorescence Emission”

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Graduate Student.

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Friday, April 9th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi He, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, April 9th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Sam Sibley, ECT. “Salt Marsh Uranium Biogeochemistry: Removal From Surface and Groundwaters”

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Monday, April 12th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Tim Ryan. “Dissecting Molecular Control of Presynaptic Function”

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Blank, University of Minnesota. “Probing the Local Environment During Reactive Dynamics in Solution”

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Huw Davies, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Tuesday, April 13th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Adam Hoffman, ECT. “Characterization of Phosphorus Availability in an Agricultural Watershed”

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Thursday, April 15th, 2004 - Joint Analytical/Physical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Minhaeng Cho, Korea University. “Coherent multidimensional spectroscopy and polypeptides: Theoretical perspective”

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Thursday, April 15th, 2004 - Organic McElvain Industrial Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Nugent, Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

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Friday, April 16th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Troy Twesme, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Photocatalytic Oxidation of Light Alkanes”

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Monday, April 19th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Paul F. Cook. “Mechanism of the Haemophilus Influenzae Serine Acetyltransferase”

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Fayer, Stanford University. “Ultrafast Infrared Vibrational Echo Correlation Spectroscopy: Hydrogen Bond Dynamics in Water and Methanol”

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Sheridan, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, April 20th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Ken Walz, ECT. “Cathode Chemistry and Environmental Technology”

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt University. “Tissue Imaging and Profiling of Proteins by Mass Spectrometry for Discovery in Clinical and Biological Research”

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Gordon, Iowa State. “A Cluster-Based Approach to Solvation”

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Friday, April 23rd, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reagan Miller, Lee Group.

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Friday, April 23rd 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Rachelle Duvall, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Overview of the Aerosol Brown Cloud-Asia (ABC-Asia) Study”

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Monday, April 26th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. ChulHee Kang. “Taming Calcium Ion: Its Implication on Drug Side Effects”

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania. “Significant OH Radical Reactions in the Atmosphere: A New View”

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Wednesday April 28th, 2004 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1111 Biotech Center. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University. “Mass spectrometry and its Role in Structural Biology”

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Analytical Meloche Lecture Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University. “Mass spectrometry of dynamic multi-protein complexes”

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Dykhuizen, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Vern Schramm “Enzymatic Transition States, Analogues, Cancer and Malaria”

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Friday, April 30th, 2004 - Chemistry Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jim Skinner, UW-Madison.

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Friday, April 30th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Sara Kerr, ECT. “Bioavailability of Trace Metals”

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Monday, May 3rd, 2004 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. William Theurkauf “The Mitotic Response To Geneotoxic Stress”

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Lentz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “A View of Cell Membrane Fusion: Protein Machines Work on Lipid Materials”

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyung Woon Jung, University of South Florida.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lou Noodleman, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Cantor, Sequenom Inc. “Precise Quantitative Analysis of Nucleic Acids by Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Payne, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Prabhu Kamaar, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Contributions of Elemental and Organic Carbon to Particulate Matter Emissions From Diesel and Gasoline Engines”

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Friday, May 7th 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Water Science Laboratory Room 102. Heidi Bialk, ECT. “Oxidative Coupling of Sulonamide Antimicrobials with Monomeric Humic Constituents”

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Monday, May 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Akinobu Naka, Kurashiki University, Japan.

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Monday, May 24th, 2004 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Boris Tumanskii, Technion, Haifa, Israel. “EPR Study of Persistent Linear, Branched and Metal-Containing Silyl Radicals”

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Schneider, University of Delaware.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.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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The Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials First Users Meeting, May 3-4, 2004

http://www.aps.anl.gov/conferences/cnm2004um

The Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) is pleased to announce its First Users Meeting to be held on May 3-4, 2004. Current plans for Monday, May 3, call for a roster of excellent speakers followed by a wine and cheese reception and dinner banquet. Workshops on Tuesday, May 4, will be open to participants of both the CNM and APS User Meetings, which is held on May 4-6, with two full workshops especially geared toward the nanoscience community. Attendees will learn about current and expected capabilities at the CNM, as well as how to apply for early-access time. Most important, researchers will have the opportunity to hear and discuss new scientific results and meet one-on-one with leaders in nanoscience instrument development. This meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for you to make new contacts in the prospective CNM user community. Please check out the CNM First Users Meeting website and register now.

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Second Conference of the Asian Consortium for Computational Materials Science

July 14-16, 2004, Novosibirsk, Russia. Please visit the information at : http://www-lab.imr.edu/~accms/.

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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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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Hood College is inviting applications for a one-year (with the potential for renewal/tenure-track) faculty position in physical chemistry to begin August 1, 2004. The successful candidate will teach general and physical chemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry is required; postdoctoral experience is preferable. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy to: The Department of Chemistry and Physics, c/o Melissa Smith, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD, 21701. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to this same address. E-mail applications are accepted: smith@hood.edu. Review of candidates will begin April 2, 2004 and will continue until a successful candidate is hired. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hood College hires only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Professor Charles L. Perrin is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position, to begin June 1 or July 1. The projects involve anomeric effects, steric hindrance to ionic solvation, symmetry of hydrogen bonds, and structural and solvent effects on amine basicities. The techniques needed include NMR analysis, NMR titration, solution calorimetry, and organic synthesis. Prior experience in these areas is less important than general intelligence, willingness to learn, and versatility. Information on my research is available at: http://www-chem.ucsd.edu/Faculty/bios/perrin.html. Candidates should send CVs and three confidential letters of recommendation to Prof. Charles L. Perrin, Dept. of Chemistry 0358, Univ. Calif. San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0358, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0358, or by email to cperrin@ucsd.edu.

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Procter & Gamble's Central Product Safety organization has an opening for a Genomics Postdoctoral Research Scientist. This scientist will work within a team to develop a rapid endocrine screening method predictive of endocrine mediated effects in fish. If successful, the program will move to the development of an in vitro system. We anticipate use of gene chips to identify gene expression patterns in exposed fish to develop the screening method and understand the mechanisms by which endocrine effects occur in fish. Some of the job responsibilities include: expose fish to test chemical, isolate relevant organs and analyze response of tissue to the test chemical using gene chips, proteomics, and/or metabonomics approaches; reduce data on the response of test organisms and conduct statistical analysis of the data; prepare publications on results and develop next steps for the program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences. Experience in genomics, gene chip, molecular biology, proteomics, metabonomics, cell biology, aquatic toxicology, and/or endocrinology is desired. This is a one year postdoc, renewable for one additional year. To view the job go to: http://pg.sitebase.net/global/pages/content/global_rs_frame.html. Search for job number 525.

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