Chemistry Newsletter - 05/01/2000

 

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

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XXXV No. 18 May 1st, 2000

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Chemistry Students Receive Hilldale Awards

Congratulations to the following students for winning Hilldale awards. Here is the list of recipients, their faculty advisers, and department or program, for the Hilldale Undergraduate Research Awards. Grants from the Hilldale Foundation and the Wisconsin Legislature provide for awards of $3,000 each to undergraduate students and $1,000 to the faculty/staff supervisors to work in collaboration on research projects.

Fiedler, Adam T., Hans Reich, Chemistry.

Lippow, Shaun M., Mark Ediger, Chemistry.

Martinelli, Joseph R., Steven Burke, Chemistry.

Miller, Dan G., Shannon Stahl, Chemistry.

Owen, Jonathan S., Clark Landis, Chemistry.

Theisen, Roslyn M., Judith Burstyn, Chemistry.

Yablon, Brian R., Hyuk Yu, Chemistry.

Congratulations to All on winning!!

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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

May 23

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Items Missing!!

Over the last month or so, I have had several items disappear out of the Duplicating Department. These were mostly programs that were on my desk. The latest item was a flash card reader that was hooked up to my computer. I would appreciate the return of all of these items as I do need them. Please remember: The only equipment in the Duplicating center available for use by department members are the first two copiers, the color laser printer, the thermofax transparency maker, and the computer with the scanner at the first desk. The copier and my computer that are behind the movable walls are not available for departmental use. Remember, If you didn't buy the item or walk in with the item, then it belongs to someone else, so PLEASE respect other peoples property and don't take it. Anonymous returns will be accepted, to me or to Matt Sanders. Thank You.

Bruce Goldade - Chemistry Fast Copy Center Manager.

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ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS

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IMPORTANT DATES:

MINOR AGREEMENT FORMS: The Graduate School requires that the minor program be outlined in an agreement which is approved by the Department no later than halfway through completion of the sequence minor courses. The minor requirement is normally completed by the second year of Graduate School. Minor Agreement forms are available in Room 1221.

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SEMINARS

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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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*******CANCELED*****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. "Fullerene Probes: 3He @ C60 and 14N@ C60"

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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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Monday, May 8th, 2000 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center. Dr. Ian Jardine, President LC and LC/MS Division of ThermoQuest. "Ultra High Throughput Proteomics and Ion Traps Tandem Mass Spectrometry"

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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 Antioxidant Response Element by Hydroquinones"

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2000 - (McElvain) - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room B371 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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FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP

ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS AND JUNIORS

Need money for overseas research and study? An important Informational Meeting on the Fulbright Scholarship Program competition for 2001-2002 will be held Thursday, May 4th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in 336 Ingraham Hall. This meeting is for students interested in Fulbright-sponsored international study and research for 2001-2002.

The Fulbright Student Programs are among the U.S. Government's most well-known and prestigious international study and research programs. They enable U.S. scholars and artists to gain international competence in an increasingly interdependent world. Every year, the Fulbright Programs allow Americans of all academic levels to study or conduct research in over 140 countries. The Informational Meeting will introduce upcoming Fulbright competitions, describe eligibility requirements, and answer questions on related subjects. All graduate students as well as undergraduates who will be graduating seniors in the fall of 2000 are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact: Elizabeth Hurd, Fellowships Officer, at 262-9632 or e-mail at: fellow@intl-institute.wisc.edu .

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GROUP LEADERS WANTED for Fun with Chemistry Camps!

The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) will again be offering the Fun with Chemistry Camps (Chem Camps) this summer. The camps provide fun and exciting chemistry laboratory experience for middle school students. There are two identical sessions of the camp, each of which runs for five weekday afternoons. The dates for this year's camps are June 12-16 and July 17-21.

We need group leaders (graduate students, senior undergraduates) to provide support to 4-6 students in the laboratory. We typically need between 10 and 12 group leaders for each session. The time commitment is approximately 12:45-4:30 PM each day, and the pay is $250 per weekly session. If you are interested in working any or all of the sessions, please stop by room 1321 and tell Kathleen Shanks that you would like to sign up as a group leader for Chem Camp.

The positions usually fill up fast, so hurry if you're interested! May 5 is the last day to sign up and be guaranteed consideration for a position. Group Leaders are selected on a combination first-come-first-served/interview basis. Group Leaders will be informed if they have been selected by mid-May. If you would like to have more information or if you have any questions, please call Kathleen at 2-2940.

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Increase your teaching experience while you earn some money

Are you interested in being an instructor to 4 middle school students? The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) includes a hands-on chemistry laboratory experience for 7th through 9th grade minority students. If you're interested or have questions, please contact Tony Jacob at the Chemistry Learning Center, 265-5497 or atjacob@facstaff.wisc.edu , or drop off a note in my mailbox in the Chemistry Department. The salary will be at least $340/week (20 hours/week). Typically, instructors work one to two weeks depending on their schedule and the needs of the program. The tentative schedule for this summer's program is:

June 12 in the mornings,

June 19 in the afternoons, and

June 26 in the mornings.

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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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The Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, anticipates filling one 9-month tenure-earning Assistant Professor in Chemical Education position effective January 1, 2001, contingent upon final administrative approval. We expect to hire a teacher/scholar with promise of developing an externally funded program in the field of chemical education. Required: Ph.D. in Chemistry and postdoctoral experience or the equivalent. Applicants from ABD (All But Dissertation) will be considered, but must have degree conferred prior to appointment in January 2001. Salary is negotiable. Additional information: http://www.cas.usf.edu/chemistry/index.html . Send 3 letters of recommendation, CV, and description of ideas regarding teaching and research philosophy to: Dr. Mike Zaworotko, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5250 by August 15, 2000. According to Florida law, all applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations call (813) 974-2258.

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The University of Toledo seeks four faculty at open rank to broaden and strengthen its interdisciplinary program in the physics and chemistry of thin films. It is expected that three of these tenured or tenure-track positions will be in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and one in the Department of Chemistry, although joint appointments are encouraged. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated skill in establishing federally funded research programs and in interacting with industry. The successful candidates must have excellent teaching abilities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and are expected to mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates. A Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or a closely related field is a minimum requirement. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2000, and will continue until all positions are filled. Appointments, which are subject to final administrative approval, may begin in August 2000 or later. Applications and inquiries should be made to: Prof. Alvin Compaan, Chair, Thin-Films Faculty Search, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 or E-Mail: Alvin.Compaan@utoledo.edu . Additional details on The University of Toledo and the departments can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu or http://www.physics.utoledo.edu or http://www.utchem.org .

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Nine-month temporary faculty position in Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University. Subject to availability of funding. Teaching lecture and laboratory courses in organic and/or general chemistry. Ph.D. in organic chemistry and teaching experience preferred; MS degree in chemistry and evidence of commitment to teaching excellence required. Starting Date is August 18, 2000. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until position is filled. Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae; transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; unofficial acceptable); and names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references to: Dr. Ellen A. Keiter, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920, phone [217] 581-2521.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Candidates needed for Research Assistant and Research Associate positions in Medicinal Chemistry at Advanced Medicine, Inc. Located in South San Francisco, AMI is dedicated to the discovery of novel therapeutic agents. The Company is led by experienced management and advisors from the top ranks of the health care, business, and academic communities. We enjoy strong and stable financing, and we have placed the highest priority on creating a vigorous, productive, and collegial intellectual environment that fosters professional growth. As members of our Medicinal Chemistry group, RAs will participate in the design, synthesis, purification, and characterization of novel biologically active molecules. In the case of positions within our Combinatorial/High-Throughput team, they will use automated instrumentation for the synthesis and purification of compound arrays. They will contribute to new target evaluation, exploratory research and lead optimization projects, collaborating closely with colleagues in our Biochemistry and Pharmacology groups on critical Project Teams. Primary requirements for these positions include a keen motivation to contribute, learn, and grow within the context of our vigorous and supportive team environment. We are particularly interested in students who have 1-2 years of research experience in synthetic chemistry or a related discipline, and we encourage applications from candidates who would like to work in a stimulating industrial research environment for two or more years prior to attending graduate school. In addition, we would gladly consider for Senior Research Associate positions former students who have gone on to gain medicinal chemistry experience and distinguish themselves in an industrial setting. Interested parties should forward a resume with reference list along with a cover letter to: Advanced Medicine, HR Department (ATTIC Job# 99-0041/046), 901 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080. They may also respond by email to: career@advmedicine.com or see our web page at http://www.advmedicine.com .

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thank You.

DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE IN ROOM 1380.

NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON MAY 8th, 2000.