Chemistry Newsletter - 04/17/2000

 

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XXXV No. 16 April 17th, 2000

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Congratulations to Tom Foseid and Mike Wilson

Congratulations to Tom Foseid and Mike Wilson for receiving the UW Police Department's Director's Award for their life-saving efforts at the Chemistry Building on January 5, 2000. Tom and Mike were recognized at a reception held at the Red Gym on April 13, 2000 and were awarded a plaque. This award acknowledges outstanding efforts and achievements by citizens of the community in assisting police or performing other commendable acts. Congratulations and Thank You, Tom and Mike!!

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Congratulations to Professors Bob Hamers and Jill Banfield

Congratulations to Professors Bob Hamers and Jill Banfield for being named Fellows of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Awards are for a specific topic for twelve months and include a monetary component. Professor Banfield's topic is "Microbe-mineral interactions of environmental importance" and Professor Hamer's is "Studies in molecular electronics". Congratulations Bob and Jill!!

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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 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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Monday, April 17th, 2000 - Special Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 275 MS&E Building. Assistant Professor Elizabeth Dickey, University of Kentucky. "Atomic Structure and Chemistry of Zirconia Grain Boundaries and Interfaces"

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***PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE***Tuesday, April 18th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 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 - CBI Highlights Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. 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. "Synthetic Efforts Toward CP-263, 114 and CP-225, 917"

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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 - CBI Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Meyer Jackson. "Optical Probes in Physiology: Progress and Plans"

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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 - CBI 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 - CBI Highlights Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 3335 Sterling. Professor Jeff Johnson, UW-Madison. "Transcriptional Activation of the Antiozidant Response Element by Hydroquinones"

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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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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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UW-Whitewater. Academic Staff. Rank of Lecturer. Starting Date: August 27, 2000. Non tenure-track one year half - time appointment. Subject to renewal contingent upon performance. Minimum of M.S. in Chemistry or equivalent preparation. Applications from any area of Chemistry. Expertise in the instructional use of computers is expected. Salary: Competitive. Dependent upon qualifications and experience. The position will primarily involve instructional responsibilities in the freshman laboratories. Average of 12 contact hours per week. Applicants will be expected to contribute to course development. Application: Credentials should be submitted to: Dr. Philip T. Johns, Chair, Department of Chemistry, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, email - johnsp@uwwvax.uww.edu - inquiries only, no applications, web: http://www.uww.edu/admin/employmt/employ.htm . Credentials must include a letter of application, vita, an educational summary, all relevant professional experience (including teaching, postdoctoral, industrial, etc.), copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. (Transcript photocopies are acceptable for initial application.) Applicants must initiate the submission of recommendation letters. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released on request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Deadline: April 24, 2000. Incomplete credential files cannot be considered.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON APRIL 24th, 2000.