Chemistry Newsletter - 03/30/2009

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XXXIII - No. 11 March 30th, 2009

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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings
Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry
March 31st, 2009
April 21st, 2009
May 19th, 2009
Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130
April 7th, 2009
April 14th, 2009
May 5th, 2009
May 12th, 2009
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SEMINARS
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard. “A Life Changing Decision Made by a Single-Molecule Stochastic Event: Deciphering a Genetic Switch in a Living Bacterial Cell”
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 5310 Chamberlin Hall. Baseer Haider, University of Alberta. “Room Temperature Demonstration of Quantum Cellular Automata Formed by Single Si Atom Quantum Dots”
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerard Parkin, Columbia University.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jae Schwartz of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 - Materials Science & Midwest Mechanics Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 265 MS&E Building. Professor K. Ravi-Chandar, The University of Texas at Austin. “Nonlinear Waves in Rubber: Strain Rate and Hysteretic Effects”
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl, UW-Madison.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University. “Strategic Choices for Global Energy: Constraints from Feedbacks in the Climate System”
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University. “The Chemical Physics of Climate Feedbacks: Radicals, Isotopes, and Spectrally Resolved Absolute Radiance”
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Njardarson, Cornell University.
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 - Sponsored by the Science, Religion, and Ethics Program of the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive. Professor Nidhal Guessoum, Department of Physics, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Public Lecture on “Science and Islam”
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Xi Chen, Columbia University.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Lecture, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Malcolm Chisholm, The Ohio State University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Timperman, West Virginia University.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 - Organic MERCK Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helmut Schwarz, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor David Hsu, Department of Neurology, UW-Madison. “Zwanzig-Mori Projection Operators and EEG Dynamics: Deriving a Simple Equation of Motion”
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium - The Sixth Irving Shain Chemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwarz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “From Bare FeO+ to Cytochrome P-450: New Insight in the Intriguing Mechanisms of C-H Bond Oxygenation”
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University. “Attochemistry”
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University. “Remembering Professor Bernstein”
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Maurice Brookhart, UNC Chapel Hill.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas, Austin.
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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Professor Xiaosong Li, University of Washington. “Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory - Ground State, Excited State, and Beyond”
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Roush, Scripps.
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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University. “Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Materials”
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 - McElvain Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl Wieghardt, Max Planck Institute. “Coordination Chemistry with Radicals: Where are the Valence Electrons?”
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Thursday, April 30th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor E. Bryan Coughlin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - PUI Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 9341 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “The design of a First Year Quantitative Integrated Science/Math Course”
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Friday, May 1st, 2009 - WISELI Lecture on Women in Science, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lisa Gentile, University of Richmond. “Is an Academic Position at a Primary Undergraduate Institution the Right Choice for Me?”
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.
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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University.
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - Inorganic & Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University.
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara Turpin, Rutgers University.
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Friday, May 8th,  2009 - Special Analytical/Physical Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Babak Parviz, University of Washington, Seattle. “Engineering Self-Assembly Across the Size Scale for Building Functional Devices”
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Friday May 29th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 11:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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Saturday May 30th, 2009 - UW-Madison Chemistry Department - Larry Dahl Symposium, 9:00 a.m., Chemistry Building. Professor Larry Dahl.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University invites applications for a Director of Introductory Laboratories. Responsibilities include assisting faculty teaching General Chemistry, training and supervising laboratory Teaching Assistants, and updating the laboratory curriculum to meet evolving needs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, relevant teaching experience, and a strong interest in innovation of laboratory programs. Appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer (3-year renewable) or Senior Lecturer (5-year renewable), depending on experience. Position includes opportunity to lecture in the summer session. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.
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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for a research associate position. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry with experience in organic synthesis and some experience in biology. This research associate would carry out laboratory research in the design and synthesis of bioactive molecules and nanoparticles for drug delivery, bioevaluation, and binding studies of proteins with small molecules. Applicants should submit a resume and three letters of reference to: University Distinguished Professor Duy H. Hua, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 213 CBC Building, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506. Screening will commence on May 1, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Details of the department can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem.
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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS
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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS
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Kansas State University. Postdoctoral position is available for work in the area of photosynthesis research. We use spectral hole-burning (SHB) and single photosynthetic complex spectroscopy (SPCS) to study the excitonic structure and excitation energy transfer (EET) processes of several natural and artificial photosynthetic complexes at low temperatures. The combination of SHB on bulk samples and SPCS is a powerful frequency domain approach for obtaining data that will address a number of issues that are key to understanding excitonic structure and energy/electron transfer dynamics. Candidates must have experience in low temperature laser-based spectroscopies and a strong background in the area of physical/biophysical chemistry. We are seeking candidates who are self-motivated and career-oriented. Application deadline: June 1, 2009, or until the position is filled. Applicants should arrange for a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Ryszard Jankowiak, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502; Voice: (785) 532-6785; E-mail: ryszard@ksu.edu.
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