Chemistry Newsletter - 05/22/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 21 May 22nd, 2006

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Chemistry Newsletter Summer Hours

The Chemistry Newsletter will be going to Bi-weekly publication with this week’s newsletter. Please continue to drop/send material for the newsletter to me. We will publish the newsletter on the off week for special announcements. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

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Finance Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 1130

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, September, 20th, 2006 - Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Bunce. Hosts are John Moore and Diane Nutbrown.

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Bowman MD. Jacobson MM. Pujanauski BG. Blackwell HE.

Efficient synthesis of small molecule macroarrays: optimization of the macroarray synthesis platform and examination of microwave and conventional heating methods.

Tetrahedron. 62(19):4715-4727, 2006 May 8.

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Unal O. Li JW. Cheng WG. Yu H. Strother CM.

MR-visible coatings for endovascular device visualization.

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 23(5):763-769, 2006 May.

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Eckenroth B. Harris K. Turanov AA. Gladyshev VN. Raines RT. Hondal RJ.

Semisynthesis and characterization of mammalian thioredoxin reductase.

Biochemistry. 45(16):5158-5170, 2006 Apr 25.

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Raines RT.

2005 Emil Thomas Kaiser Award.

Protein Science. 15(5):1219-1225, 2006 May.

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Jung C. Taylor HS. Sibert EL.

Assignment and extraction of dynamics of a small molecule with a complex vibrational spectrum: Thiophosgene.

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110(16):5317-5325, 2006 Apr 27.

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Iung C. Ribeiro F. Sibert EL.

Comparison of perturbative and variational treatments of molecular vibrations: Application to the vibrational spectrum of HFCO up to 8000 cm(-1).

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 110(16):5420-5429, 2006 Apr 27.

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Guzei IA. Gorske BC. Blackwell HE.

N-[1-(Pentafluorophenyl)ethyl]-acetamide.

Acta Crystallographica - Section C - Crystal Structure Communications. 62(Part 5):O286-O288, 2006 May.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Northern Arizona University. Applications are invited for two temporary instructor positions with a salary of $35,000 for the 2006-2007 academic year. A Ph.D. or all but Dissertation in chemistry or related discipline is required with preference to applicants who can contribute to the general chemistry and organic chemistry programs. Applications should include a letter describing professional goals, teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Send application materials to: Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working and interacting with diverse cultures. Please note that a background check is a requirement for employment of the finalists. For more information, contact: Brandon Cruickshank, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 928-523-3008; brandon.cruickshank@nau.edu; or visit the department website at http://www.nau.edu/~chem/.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University Northridge invites applications for a three-year non-tenure-track lecturer effective August 28, 2006. This position has been made available by the Teachers for a New Era (TNE) initiative at CSUN. For more information about this initiative, please see http://www.csun.edu/tne/. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Education or Chemistry at the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teacher education. Experience with K- 12 science instruction and teacher preparation is desired. Applicant must demonstrate ability to work and communicate in a multicultural and multiethnic environment, with diverse student population and to work jointly with faculty within the department and other units on the university campus. The successful candidate is expected to: (1) work with K-12 science teachers to develop curricula, provide technical support for K12 laboratory programs and organize/present workshops for high school chemistry teacher preparation; (2) engage in scholarly activity in chemistry pedagogy; pursuit of extramural funding for ongoing support of Department K-12 programs along with chemistry teaching research leading to publication is encouraged; (3) teach introductory chemistry courses. Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed statement of plans to achieve goals of the TNE initiative and three letters of recommendation sent directly by references. Review of applications will begin on June 19, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Address correspondence to: Chair, THE Hiring Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8262.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Ball State University (http://www.bsu.edu/chemisty) currently is conducting a search for at least two contract faculty. The Department offers a B.A./B.S. in Chemistry and in Chemistry (Biochemistry Option), an MA and MS in Chemistry, an MA and MS in Chemical Education, an EdD in Science, and an EdD in Science Education. Faculty members in the department are highly committed to undergraduate and graduate education, and are actively engaged in the direction of undergraduate, masters, and EdD thesis research. The Department has recently graduated 35 chemistry majors and maintains 8-10 active graduate students. We currently have 175 enrolled chemistry majors. The Department has fourteen tenure-track faculty and four contract faculty positions. Contract Faculty Position, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University. At least two one-year contract positions are available August 18, 2006, for the academic year. Major responsibility: teaching freshman and sophomore chemistry courses and/or laboratories. Upper-level chemistry courses in the area of specialty also may be assigned. Minimum qualifications: Master's degree in biochemistry, chemistry, or related area or ABD toward doctorate in biochemistry, chemistry, or related area. Additional Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in biochemistry, chemistry, or related area; teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor. Send letter of application, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and contact information for four references (original reference letters preferred) to: Dr. Robert J. Morris, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, e-mail: rmorris@bsu.edu web site: http://www.bsu.edu/chemistry.

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***Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, the chemistry department at Monmouth College must reopen our search for a physical chemist for the 2006 - 07 academic year. Because of the timing, we feel we need to explore all sources of potential candidates. One possibility would be to identify a graduate student who would be interested in a temporary teaching position while writing his or her thesis. If you are such a person, we would greatly appreciate you contacting us as soon as possible.***

Monmouth College, a Carnegie I-classified private liberal arts college, has a one-year position in physical chemistry. The successful candidate will hold or be near completion of a Ph.D. in physical chemistry. The position requires teaching physical chemistry for chemistry majors. Interested persons should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests and a list of three professional references with telephone numbers to: Dr. Peter Gebauer, Chair, Chemistry Search, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462. Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. It has an enrollment of about 1300 students and belongs to the prestigious consortium, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None for this Newsletter

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