Chemistry Newsletter - 04/28/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 17 April 28th, 2003

 

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Shannon Stahl selected for Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

We have just been informed that Shannon Stahl was selected for a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 2003. This prestigious award is given annually to young faculty who have excelled in their research and shown promise as excellent teachers. The awards are given to strengthen the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences and the program is designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers. There were 13 awards given this year. This award is a great honor for Shannon. Congratulations Shannon!

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John Powell Honored

John Powell, senior editor with the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, was honored earlier this month with the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Associated Press for career achievements in broadcast journalism. Powell worked for Wisconsin Public Radio for 30 years, 25 of them as state government and political reporter for the network. Powell is also an Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts in University Extension. He joined WISL last Fall. Congratulations John!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

 

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

 

May 13th, 2003

 

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

 

May 6th, 2003

May 20th, 2003


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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Walker, University of Maryland, College Park. “Solvation at Surfaces: Profiling Interfacial solvent Polarity with Molecular Rulers.”

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tingting Liu, Graduate Student. “Single-molecule fluorescence study of Cytoplasmic domain of Synaptotagmin I on solid supported planar lipid membrane”

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Wednesday, April 30th, Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Bartels, Argonne National Laboratory. “Free Radical Reactions in Supercritical Water--H atoms, OH radicals, and Solvated Electrons.”

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*****CANCELLED***** Wednesday, April 30th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Karlin, Johns Hopkins University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James Schauer, UW Madison- Engineering. “Chemical Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Matter: Understanding the Origin and Impacts of Aerosols”

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Thursday, May 1st, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gregory Hanson, Graduate Student.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Art Ellis, UW-Chemistry.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Karl Christe, Air Force Research Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base.

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Monday, May 5th, 2003 - Biochemistry Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. George Kenyon, University of Michigan. “Structure-Function Studies on Creatine Kinase, an Energetic Enzyme”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Wilma Olson, Rutgers. “DNA Mechanics and Gene Regulation”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Castro, Graduate Student. “Molecular beam studies of the collisions of n-alcohols with the NaOH/KOH eutectic mixture”

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315, Chemistry Building. Dr. Andrea Cochran, Genentech.

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ting Zheng, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yun Luo, Graduate Student.

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “The Throbin-Fibrinogen Reaction”

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Monday, May 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Zhiping Zheng, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Harold Scheraga, Cornell University. “Calculation of Protein Structure by Global Optimization of Potential Energy”

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences/Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Rm 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Millicent A. Firestone, Argonne National Laboratory. “Biologically Inspired Materials: Towards Nanomachines”

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A Chemistry Department Celebration

 

The Third Annual Poster Session for Undergraduate Chemists, Friday, May 2nd, 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

 

Lobby of the New Chemistry Building.

Good Conversation and Good Food!

Stop by for a few minutes to learn about chemistry research carried out by our undergraduates.

 

Sponsored by your American Chemical Society Local Section.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Weise CF; Weisshaar JC.

Conformational analysis of alanine dipeptide from dipolar couplings in a water-based liquid crystal.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2003, Vol 107, Iss 14, pp 3265-3277.

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Chang RW; Yethiraj A.

Strongly charged flexible polyelectrolytes in poor solvents: Molecular dynamics simulations with explicit solvent.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 14, pp 6634-6647.

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Bach A; Hutchison JM; Holiday RJ; Crim FF.

Photodissociation of vibrationally excited ammonia: Rotational excitation in the NH2 product.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2003, Vol 118, Iss 15, pp 7144-7145.

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Ellis AB.

NSF wants you for peer review.

CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS 2003, Vol 81, Iss 12, pp 3-3.

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Park C; Raines RT.

Catalysis by ribonuclease A is limited by the rate of substrate association.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2003, Vol 42, Iss 12, pp 3509-3518.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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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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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, web site: http://www.uprm.edu/wquim/ ) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of environmental analytical chemistry. The successful candidate will develop an externally-funded research program in collaboration with other researchers in the Department, design courses in his/her area of expertise, and participate in teaching general courses. Qualifications include a Ph.D. and knowledge or disposition to learn Spanish. Annual salary is an estimated $43,000, plus medical coverage, savings and retirement plan. Applicants should send a Curriculum Vitae with letter of presentation, a statement of research and teaching interests, undergraduate and graduate official academic transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent, no later that April 30, 2003 to: Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PO Box 9019, Mayagüez, PR 00681-9019 or to: maponte@uprm.edu.

 

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Visiting Assistant Professor position Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2003-2004 academic year. The successful applicant will be expected to teach large introductory courses for both majors and non-majors in General Chemistry. The position may be continued for an additional year depending upon availability of funds and performance. We seek an individual with a strong commitment to undergraduate education and familiarity with modern active-learning and technology-based pedagogies and assessments. A Ph.D. in chemistry/biochemistry/chemical education is required. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, a videotape of a sample General Chemistry lecture, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Rebecca Miller, Chair, General Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409. Questions concerning the position should be E-mailed to: Rebecca.Miller@ttu.edu. Evaluations will begin on June 1, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the department can be obtained at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry.

 

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The Department of Chemistry, Queen's University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The main criteria of interest to the selection committee are academic excellence, good research track record, expertise in organic chemistry, and fit with our biological/medicinal chemistry research focus, one of four areas targeted for development by the Department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement of research interests including research proposals. It is the responsibility of applicants to have letters from at least three referees sent directly to the address below. The nominal starting date is July 2003. Applications and letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. David M. Wardlaw, Head, Department of Chemistry, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. Further information about this opportunity can be obtained by contacting the Head at 613-533-2624 or head@chem.queensu.ca. Additional information on the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://www.chem.queensu.ca.

 

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Physical Chemist-The Chemistry Department at Widener University seeks outstanding candidates with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry for a one-year (03-04) appointment as an Assistant Professor. Teaching will be primarily in the area of physical chemistry, physical chemistry laboratory, and general chemistry laboratory courses. See http://www.science.widener.edu/chemistry.html for details. It is anticipated that this position may become a permanent tenure-track appointment. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation by May 26, 2003 to: Dr. Scott Van Bramer, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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