Chemistry Newsletter - 04/19/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 16 April 19th, 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

05/11/2004

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

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

May 6

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SEMINARS

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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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Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan C. Bailey, Northwestern University. “Micropatterned Diffration Gratings: A Versatile New Class of Chemical and Biological Sensors”

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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 1315 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, Lee Group. “1. Progress towards the total synthesis of ingenol. 2. Formation of silyl ethers and their use as tethers in enyne metathesis reactions”

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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. “Membrane Proteomics Based on Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Coupled with Mass Spectrometry”

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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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Thursday, May 27th, Special PChem Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Gary Maciel, Colorado Sate University. “Structure and Reactivity of the Silica Surface. A Solid-State NMR Study.”

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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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Conference Announcement & Call for Papers

Auburn University's Center for Forest Sustainability, Forest Policy Center, and Environmental Institute invite paper/abstract submissions for our upcoming conference, "Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces: Linking Science and Society," to be held at the Hilton Atlanta, March 13-16, 2005. We have secured an exceptionally favorable rate of $99/night at the Hilton, which is located just a few blocks from the Olympic Park. The full conference registration fee of $375.00 includes 2 receptions and all meals, except for 2 dinners. We seek to bring together individuals with differing perspectives (ecology, chemistry, soil science, water quality, air pollution, economics, politics, public administration, geography, geographic information systems, environmental studies, forestry & wildlife sciences, agriculture, biology) on emerging urban/rural interface issues to help identify challenges, potential solutions, and opportunities, as well as share success stories and viewpoints. We intend to publish the conference Proceedings and a book of refereed papers. We are very pleased to have the opportunity, made possible by support from the National Science Foundation, to provide grants for 25-35 undergraduate and graduate student participants. More detailed information, including electronic submission of abstracts, is available on our conference website: http://www.sfws.auburn.edu/urbanruralinterfaces/.

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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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Tenure track Assistant Professor, Fall 2004, teaching organic chemistry, advanced organic chemistry, core chemistry, general chemistry labs, directing undergraduate research. Ph.D. required. Utica College has a four person department (Physical/analytical; inorganic/analytical; biochemistry; organic). We have a Bruker Avance DPX 250 Mz NMR (as well as FT-IR, UV-Vis, GC, and AA) and will be spending over 250K on new instrumentation in the next year or two. We are also in the planning phase of a new science/technology building. The new person would have an important role in determining the future direction of the department. Send resume, letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, proposals for undergraduate research and three recommendations to: Dr. Lawrence Aaronson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Utica College, Drawer 295D, 1600 Burrstone Rd., Utica, NY 13502-4892.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NMR Spectroscopy of Proteins Postdoctoral Fellowship Position. University of Houston Biology and Biochemistry. Post-doctoral research position is available in protein NMR spectroscopy. The project is funded by NIH and Welch Foundation, and focuses on activation cell adhesion molecules, cellular signaling and methods development. A variety of spectroscopic techniques will be used for these studies including NMR spectroscopy, isothermal titration calorimetry, circular dichroism and BIACORE. The University of Houston possesses outstanding NMR facilities with an 800 and 600 MHz Advance Bruker spectrometers available on campus, and access to the Gulf Coast Consortium NMR instrumentation. Excellent protein purification and characterization facilities are available within the laboratory. The successful candidate should have a PhD in protein NMR spectroscopy or equivalent experience. For further information and informal inquiries please contact Professor Glen B. Legge on (713) 743 8380. Email: glegge@uh.edu or send to: Professor Glen B. Legge, University of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, 353 SR2, Houston, TX 77204-5001.

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