Chemistry Newsletter - 05/05/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 18 May 5th, 2003

 

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Wendy DeProphetis Selected as Future Faculty Partners of the UW Teaching Academy

 

The University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy has announced that our own Wendy DeProphetis has been selected for the inaugural class of Future Faculty Partners of the UW Teaching Academy. Wendy is a graduate student in the McMahon group. The Future Faculty Partner affiliation encourages commitment to teaching in the next generation of college and university educators. She will participate in the Academy’s program to discuss the core teaching issues and challenges in providing leadership in undergraduate, graduate and outreach teaching and learning. Congratulations on your selection, Wendy.

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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, 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. “Protein Design and Phage Display”

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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. “Analysis of glycoproteins based on a site-oriented lectin chip”

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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A TA position is open at the Molecular Structure Laboratory at the Chemistry Department of UW-Madison. A graduate or undergraduate student who is able to work independently (~20 hours a week) and possesses computer skills will be involved with database development, computer maintenance, and solving molecular structures of single crystals. Depending on the progress the student is likely to co-author publications in leading crystallographic journals. Familiarity with X-ray crystallography is desirable but not necessary. Contact information: Ilia A. Guzei, Ph.D., Director of the X-ray Laboratory, 2124 Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, Telephone: 608-263-4694, Fax: 608-262-0381, E-mail: iguzei@chem.wisc.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has openings for non-tenure track lecturers. These positions may be of interest to: sabbatical visitors; recent Ph.D. recipients who seek a “teaching postdoc;” or outstanding teachers who seek temporary or part-time opportunities. Positions may involve lecturing in environmental chemistry or general chemistry, or teaching laboratory courses in biochemistry or instrumental analysis. All candidates must have a Ph.D. degree. Appointments may be from one quarter up to one year with the possibility of extension, and may commence as early as September 2003. For those with part time appointments, research collaboration with department faculty is possible but must be arranged by the candidates separately from the teaching appointment. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Lecturer Search Committee 4-191C, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0332, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Review of applications will begin May 27 and continue until the positions are filled. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at: http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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NONE FOR THIS NEWSLETTER

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