Chemistry Newsletter - 04/10/2000

 

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XXXV No. 15 April 10th, 2000

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Congratulations to Patti Puccio

For the first time this year, the College of Letters and Science is awarding three Career Service Awards. Patti received the award for a classified staff member who has retired during the past fiscal year with at least fifteen years of service in the College of Letters and Science. The primary criterion for individuals receiving the award is that they have exhibited service and dedication to the programs of the College going far beyond the boundaries of normal expectations. Patti will receive a cash award and a plaque at an L&S Recognition Reception at the Pyle Center at 3:30 p.m. on May 4. Congratulations Patti!!

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Congratulations to Joseph Martinelli

Congratulations on behalf of the Pfizer Central Research Division. We are pleased to confirm your selection as a year 2000 Pfizer Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipient. The award will permit you to devote full-time effort to your research project for an eight to ten week period this coming summer, and will culminate with an informal poster presentation of your research at our Central Research Campus in Groton, Connecticut. We at Pfizer hope this award will enable you to strengthen your interest and skills in science and to share the satisfaction that comes from asking and answering difficult questions. Congratulations Joseph!!

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Inorganic Chemistry Cumulative Exam Schedule, 2000

All cumes are in room 2373 from 9 am to noon.

***PLEASE NOTE FINAL DATE CHANGE***

 

April 29th

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Finance Committee Meetings

The following dates have been confirmed for the Finance Committee Meetings this spring.

All of the meetings will be held on Tuesday from 1:20 to 3:30 PM

April 25 May 23

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SEMINARS

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Monday, April 10th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. David Devore.

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Tuesday, April 11st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue University. "Measurement and Modeling of Solvation Forces and Fluctuations"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Rieger, University of Ulm, Germany. "The Design of Thermoplastic Elastomers by Transition Metal Catalysis"

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 - Engineering Physics Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 106 Engineering Research Building. Dr. Feng Liu, UW-Madison. "First-Principles Study of Elastic Properties of Edge Dislocation in SI"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Manchun Lu, Graduate Student, U.W. - Madison. "Massively Parallel Genotyping On Surfaces"

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Matthew Bursavich, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2000 - Highlights Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Silvia Cavagnero, UW Madison.

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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mahdi Abu-Omar, University of California-Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lewis Rothberg, University of Rochester. "Making Light of Polymers"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota. "Block Copolymers - Designer Soft Materials"

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Department. Professor David Beebe, Department Biomedical Engineering. "Microfluidic Systems for Biology: Is Microfluidics Useful to Biologists? What Class of Biological Questions Can Microfluidic Systems Address? What Obstacles Must be Overcome First?"

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Wednesday, April 19th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bob Bedard, UOP.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Andrew Hawk, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 20th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. TBA.

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Monday, April 24thd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Tobin Marks, 3M McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Irina Shkel, UW-Madison. "Salt Control of DNA Oligomer Binding in Technological Applications"

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor John R. Scheffer, UBC-Vancouver. "In The Footsteps of Pasteur: Asymmetric Induction in the Photochemistry of Crystalline Ammonium Carboxylate Salts"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Ned Seeman (Analy Sci/Mat Sci), New York University. "DNA Nanotechnology"

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Byron Griffith, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Meyer Jackson.

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Monday, May 1st, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory - Joint with Analytical.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dana Dlott, University of Illinois. "Vibrational Energy Relaxation in Liquids Studied by Ultrafast Two-Dimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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***POSTPONED UNTIL FALL OF THIS YEAR*** Tuesday, May 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Jumi Shin.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jack Douglas, (Analy Sci/ACS), National Institutes of Standards & Technology. "Correlated Motion in a Simulated Supercooled Liquid"

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Mike Hopkins, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Cynthia Jameson.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Stanley I. Sandler, University of Delaware. "The Use of Computational Chemistry to Predict the Phase Behavior of Complex Systems"

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Robert Halter, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. "DNA Computing on Surfaces"

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Monday, May 8th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Michael Fryzuk.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Grier, University of Chicago. "When Like Charges Attract: Surprises in Macroionic Interactions"

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University. "Towards an Improved Understanding of the Glassy State"

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Thursday, May 11th, 2000 - Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Jeff Johnson, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stanley Williams, Hewlett Packard. "Architectonics of Molecular Computers"

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Thursday, May 18th, and Friday May 19th, 2000 - Frontiers of Genomics IV Symposium, (Thursday 5/18) 1:00 p.m., Genetics/Biotech Center, (Friday 5/19) 8:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Nobel Laureate Walter Gilbert Keynote Speaker. More Information to follow.

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Attention All Chemistry Department Graduate Students:

The Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) would like to inform fellow graduate students that applications are once again being accepted for Travel Allowances for conferences from May 1, 2000 through October 31, 2000. This year we anticipate financial reimbursements will fall between $400 and $500 per graduate student. The eligibility requirements for Travel Allowances are as follows:

1) You must be currently enrolled as a chemistry graduate student and have dissertator status.

2) You must be presenting a poster/talk at the conference you will be attending.

3) You must not have previously received a Travel Allowance.

If you meet eligibility requirements and wish to apply, please stop by and pick up a form in Room 8363. Any questions regarding these requirements and completed applications should be addressed to Emily Reichert: reichert@chem.wisc.edu. Applications will be accepted from April 7 through April 21, 2000 ONLY. You will receive notice by November as to whether you have received a Travel Allowance.

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The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) is working to recognize the implementation of best practices in graduate education, based on recent reports from the Association of American Universities, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council. With the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and numerous professional societies, we are conducting a national survey to assess student perceptions of the educational effectiveness of their doctoral programs based on the adoption of widely accepted best practices. We encourage you to invite your current and former students to participate in the "The National Doctoral Program Survey." The survey is conducted entirely online and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. The results will be made publicly available online in the fall of 2000 to showcase outstanding programs. Our goal is to encourage a constructive dialogue between you and your students on ways to improve the educational practices at your institution and in doctoral programs nationwide. You can preview the survey at http://survey.nagps.org/instrument.shtml. A high level of participation from your institution is critical for ensuring that the survey results are representative. We have found that department- and institution-wide email message from deans, faculty, or administrators improves participation significantly. You may obtain a survey announcement online at http://survey.nagps.org/resources/deans.shtml . If you make a commitment to encouraging your students to participate, we will provide you with an advance copy of the survey results for your institutions and will acknowledge your assistance at the survey site. You may obtain additional information about the survey by visiting the Survey Web site: http://survey.nagps.org/ or by sending email to: phdsurvey@nagps.org . We thank you for your help in this important endeavor! The NAGPS Survey Team The National Doctoral Program Survey The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students phdsurvey@nagps.org http://survey.nagps.org/

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Recent Publications

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hen X; Smith LM; Bradbury EM.

Site-specific mass tagging with stable isotopes in proteins for accurate and efficient protein identification.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 72, Iss 6, pp 1134-1143.

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Zheng ZR; Evans DH; Nelsen SF.

Studies of the anodic oxidation of 1,4-diazabicyclo [2.2.2]octane. Reactions of the radical cation.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 6, pp 1793-1798.

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Belyakov AV; Haaland A; Shorokhov DJ; West R.

Molecular structure and conformational composition of decamethyl-n-tetrasilane, Si4Me10, by gas electron diffraction and density functional theory calculations.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 597, Iss 1-2, pp 87-91.

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Meeker K; Ellis AB.

Adsorption of DNA bases onto a semiconductor surface: Evidence for surface-mediated promotion and detection of complementary base pair formation.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2000, Vol 104, Iss 11, pp 2500-2505.

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Tanaka K; Manning PA; Yu H.

Lipase catalysis on monolayers at the air/water interface. 1. Kinetic rate constants on quasi-two-dimension.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 6, pp 2665-2671.

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Tanaka K; Mecca SP; Yu H.

Lipase catalysis on monolayers at the air/water interface. 2. Diffusion-controlled kinetics on quasi-two-dimension.

LANGMUIR 2000, Vol 16, Iss 6, pp 2672-2676.

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Moe NE; Qiu XH; Ediger MD.

C-13 NMR study of segmental dynamics of atactic polypropylene melts.

MACROMOLECULES 2000, Vol 33, Iss 6, pp 2145-2152.

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Reich HJ; Thompson JL.

Solvent-dependent lithium bridging in allenyl-propargyllithium reagents.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2000, Vol 2, Iss 6, pp 783-786.

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Malnar I; Sih CJ.

Synthesis of the bis-diaryl ether fragment of vancomycin via enzymatic oxidative phenolic coupling.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 2000, Vol 41, Iss 12, pp 1907-1911.

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Burke SD; Zhao Q.

Synthesis and study of C-3-symmetric hydropyran cyclooligolides with oriented aryl and alcohol appendages at 10 angstrom spacing.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2000, Vol 65, Iss 5, pp 1489-1500.

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Toyoda S; Fujiki M; Yuan CH; West R.

Ionochromism and increase in fluorescence quantum yield of an ether-substituted polysilylene upon adding lithium ions in solution.

MACROMOLECULES 2000, Vol 33, Iss 5, pp 1503-1504.

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Copyright � 2000 Institute for Scientific Information

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/placement/7news.html


FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Tom Fehlner of The University of Notre Dame has a position available in May 2000. The postdoctoral position in his laboratory to participate in an interdisciplinary project concerned with molecular electronics based on the use of quantum-dot cellular atomata (QCA) as the basic functional unit (J. Appl. Phys., 74, 3558). This person would be involved with the directed synthesis of cluster coordination compounds (Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 1835) for use as molecular mimics of quantum dot arrays. Characterization will include spectroelectrochemistry and other physical measurements. The research group includes experimental and theoretical chemists and electrical engineers and will provide a stimulating intellectual environment for a person interested in gaining experience in areas that intersect with modern chemistry. Applicants should sent a cv and three letters of recommendation to: Thomas P. Fehlner, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, phone (219) 631-7234, fax (219) 631-6652, thomas.p.fehlner.1@nd.edu , http://www.science.nd.edu/chemistry/faculty/fehlner.html

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Tracy Hanna of Texas Christian University has a postdoctoral position available in her laboratory for synthesis and mechanistic studies of bismuth and molybdenum alkoxides as SOHIO catalyst models. Strong skills in organometallic synthesis and manipulation of air/moisture sensitive compounds are required. The position is available at the beginning of the summer, but I am also interested in hearing from strong candidates who expect to be available later this year. Further details about the position can be obtained from me via e-mail, phone or at: Tracy Hanna, Department of Chemistry, Texas Christian University, Box 298860, Fort Worth, TX 76129, (817) 257-6197, fax (817) 257-5851, T.Hanna@tcu.edu , http://gamma.is.tcu.edu/~thanna/ .

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of postdoctoral research associate to work in the research group directed by Professor Maryanne M. Collinson. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related filed is required, and previous experience in electroanalytical chemistry, sol-gel chemistry, quartz crystal microbalance, and/or electrogenerated chemiluminescence is needed. The postdoctoral fellow will be working on the design and characterization of new materials for the development of practical chemical sensors, solid-state electrochemical devices, and/or for use in optical, catalysis, electroanalytical, and chemiluminescent applications. To date most of the group's research efforts have utilized the sol-gel process to prepare both inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic host structures. Details of the group's activities can be found on the Chemistry Department's web site at http://www.ksu.edu/chem/ . The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and will likely be renewable for a second year depending on mutual agreement and funding. The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and at least two letters of recommendation to: Professor Maryanne Collinson, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701 or via email at mmc@ksu.edu . Review of applications will begin April 15 and will continue until the position(s) is filled.

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