Chemistry Newsletter - 03/29/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 13 March 29th, 2004

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Eve Hindin awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

Eve Hindin has been awarded an NDSEG (National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship)from the Dept. of Defense. The NDSEG program is highly competitive, and provides a full three-year graduate fellowship. Eve is a first-year graduate student in the Hamers group. Congratulations, Eve!

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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 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 - 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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Friday, April 2nd , 2004 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. S. Ramasesha, Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.Electron-Hole Recombination and Triplet-Triplet Scattering in Conjugated Polymers”

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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. “The Use of Rings to Control Stereochemistry in the Syntheses of R. B. Woodward”

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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. “Catalytic Asymmetric C-H Activation: Applications in Organic Synthesis”

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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 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, UW Professor Emeritus and world-renowned Polymers Chemist.

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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 - Analytical Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xu Zhang, Graduate Student.

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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 - 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 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James Skinner, UW Professor of Chemistry. “Dynamics in liquid water and aqueous solutions of biologically relevant molecules”

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Li GH. Cui Q.

Mechanochemical coupling in myosin: A theoretical analysis with molecular dynamics and combined QM/MM reaction path calculations.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 108(10):3342-3357, 2004 Mar 11.

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Steinel T. Asbury JB. Corcelli SA. Lawrence CP. Skinner JL. Fayer MD.

Water dynamics: dependence on local structure probed with vibrational echo correlation spectroscopy.

Chemical Physics Letters. 386(4-6):295-300, 2004 Mar 11.

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Fuchs SM. Raines RT.

Pathway for polyarginine entry into mammalian cell.

Biochemistry. 43(9):2438-2444, 2004 Mar 9.

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Kim BM. Kim H. Raines RT. Lee Y.

Glycosylation of onconase increases its conformational stability and toxicity for cancer cells.

Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications. 315(4):976-983, 2004 Mar 19.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI
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Environmental Events at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 29th - April 4th, 2004

 

A complete listing of all of the calendar events is available on the web at: http://www.ies.wisc.edu/e-events/dates.htm. For a schedule of upcoming environmental conferences held locally, around the country, and around the world, check “Save the Dates” at http://www.ies.wisc.edu/e-events/dates.htm. To subscribe to the Environmental Events e-mail listing of seminars, please send your e-mail address to: env_events@mail.ies.wisc.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Z1 Solutions. Marketing Manager – Organics; Milwaukee, WI. NYSE Listed Company. Our client is a leading Life Science (75%) and High Technology (25%) company with $1.2 billion in annual sales. Our client’s biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and chemical manufacturing. Our client has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, non-profit organizations, hospitals and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use our client’s products. Our client operates in 34 countries and has over 6,000 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Lead, direct and manage the marketing functionality of our clients Organic Chemistry business. Specific brand responsibility is our clients plus influence and direction over other Organic Chemistry areas. Marketing includes a global perspective & WW responsibility. Individual will be responsible for sales & budget P & L, operational functionality, vision and strategies for organic chemistry business, development & implementation of organic chemistry marketing plans, marketing campaigns/programs, identification and execution of collaborative opportunities, branding, process improvements and R & D process. Ideal Experience: BS in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or related Life Science mandatory – advance degrees strongly preferred; 2+ years of marketing in biotech, life sciences market; Experience demonstrating strong business, interpersonal and organizational skills; Strong business development, JV, alliance & comarketing experiences and success; Excellent leadership and consensus building skills; Entrepreneurial Mentality / Business Maturity; Strong interpersonal & presentation skills. Total Compensation Targets (base + bonus): $115K – 132K. Eligible for initial and annual stock options. Inclusive: 401k, Insurances, benefits. Leadership organization with diverse, strong product line and outstanding new product pipeline – excellent reputation in the market with high growth ahead. Significant opportunities to develop career with promotional opportunities for top performers! Z1 Project Contact: Kim Thompson, phone: 973-764-9802, e-mail: kethompson@z1solutions.com.

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Z1 Solutions. Technology Transfer Manager (Business Development) – Organics Bus Unit; Milwaukee, WI. NYSE Listed Company. Our client is a leading Life Science (75%) and High Technology (25%) company with $1.2 billion in annual sales. Our client’s biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and chemical manufacturing. Our client has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, non-profit organizations, hospitals and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use our client’s products. Our client operates in 34 countries and has over 6,000 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Lead, direct and manage the marketing functionality of our clients Organic Chemistry business. Specific brand responsibility is our clients plus influence and direction over other Organic Chemistry areas. Marketing includes a global perspective & WW responsibility. Individual will be responsible for sales & budget P & L, operational functionality, vision and strategies for organic chemistry business, development & implementation of organic chemistry marketing plans, marketing campaigns/programs, identification and execution of collaborative opportunities, branding, process improvements and R & D process. Ideal Experience: BS in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or related Life Science mandatory – advance degrees strongly preferred; 2+ years of marketing in biotech, life sciences market; Experience demonstrating strong business, interpersonal and organizational skills; Strong business development, JV, alliance & comarketing experiences and success; Excellent leadership and consensus building skills; Entrepreneurial Mentality / Business Maturity; Strong interpersonal & presentation skills. Total Compensation Targets (base + bonus): $115K – 132K. Eligible for initial and annual stock options. Inclusive: 401k, Insurances, benefits. Leadership organization with diverse, strong product line and outstanding new product pipeline – excellent reputation in the market with high growth ahead. Significant opportunities to develop career with promotional opportunities for top performers! Z1 Project Contact: Kim Thompson, phone: 973-764-9802, e-mail: kethompson@z1solutions.com.

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The University of Minnesota's Chemistry Department has temporary, part-time lecturer positions available for the 8-week summer session (June 14-August 6) in general, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry for the Summer of 2004. Duties include: Preparing and giving lectures for undergraduate level courses, office hours, exam preparation and assignment of final course grades. Qualifications: 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. 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.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Assistant Professor of Chemistry (.75) and Physics (.25), Assistant Professor: $43,098-$47,380, Tenure-track, Pending funding. Date of Appointment: August 19, 2004. Qualifications and Experience: Masters in a Physical Science or Science Education (Ph.D or EdD required for tenure); Eligible to be certified to teach middle school science methods classes; Potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching with commitment to the preparation of prospective elementary, middle and high school teachers; Must have good communication skills; Legal authorization to work in the United States on the day employment begins; Ph.D. or Ed.D in a physical science or science education; Interest and potential for excellence in science outreach activities. Teaching Responsibilities: This is a 100% teaching position; Teach physical science for preservice elementary teachers; Teach chemistry for non-majors; Teach general chemistry laboratory sections; Potential to teach middle and high school science methods courses; Potential to teach classes in the candidate's area of expertise. Additional Responsibilities: Participation in the University's science education outreach programs and interest in pursuing finding opportunities in this area; Scholarly activity in science education or physical science; Possible supervision of middle school science student teachers; Advising, service to the University and maintenance of professional expertise. Application Information and Deadline: Completed applications must include: (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of scholarly activities (such as research or outreach); (4) three current letters of reference; (5) unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official transcripts must be provided by the successful candidate by the time employment begins); (6) Standard application form and e-mail correspondence forth. Screening of applications will begin on April 12, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. The CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly activities and at least two letters of reference, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts must be received before an application will be screened. The standard application must be complete before a candidate can be interviewed. For additional information, see or contact: Search Chairperson, Shawn G. Dunkirk, dunkirk@mnstate.edu, Phone: 218-477-5836; Chemistry office: hollands@mnstate.edu, Phone: 218-477-2259; http://www.mnstate.edu/vacancy/Index.htm, http://www.mnstate.edu/chem/folder/pdf//EmailPertnission0433P.pdf (permission to correspondence via email form). Apply to: Dr. Shawn G. Dunkirk (Search), Department of Chemistry, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563, e-mail: dunkirk@mnstate.edu, Phone: 218-477-5836, Fax: 218-477-4372.

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Tenure-track Position, Assistant/Associate Professor in Chemical Education. Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College/CUNY invites applications for a position in Chemical Education to begin in September 2004. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral or industrial experience highly desirable. Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate/graduate (Ph.D./MS) courses and establish research programs of outstanding quality mainly through external funding. Submit a curriculum vitae, detailed description of research plans, including start-up budget, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Malgorzata Ciszkowska, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889.

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The ACS-accredited Chemistry Department at Muskingum College has a faculty position available at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning August 2004. Initial appointment is for 2 years, with the possibility of multi-year renewals. Ph. D. in organic or biochemistry; ABD's may apply. In a two-year cycle, teaching responsibilities may include general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and chemistry courses for non-science majors. Development of an undergraduate research program in areas of expertise is expected. Consideration of applications will begin April 1, and continue until position is filled. Please send letter of application, resume, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Deepa Perera, Chair, Chem. Dept., Muskingum College, New Concord, OH 43762. Muskingum College is a residential, coeducational, church-affiliated, liberal arts college and has an enrollment of 1600. The campus is located in New Concord in east-central Ohio, about 70 miles east of Columbus. Additional information: http://www.muskingum.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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