Chemistry Newsletter - 05/28/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 21 May 28th, 2002

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Chemistry Newsletter Goes to Summer Hours

This week's newsletter will be the last weekly newsletter until the end of the summer. The newsletter will still be published on a bi-weekly bases. The newsletter will be published on the off week if emergency and or important information becomes available. Continue to forward your newsletter items to me in the copy center. Thank You.

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

None Scheduled at this Time

 

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

 

Tuesday, May 28th, 2002 - 1:20 p.m.

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SEMINARS

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Thursday, May 30th, 2002 - TCI Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Abraham Kofman, Weizmann Institute. "Relaxation of a Two-Level System Strongly coupled to a Reservoir: Anomalously Slow Decoherence."

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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Masahiro Hirama, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Diver, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Simanek, Texas A & M.

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The National Council of Women's Organizations is pleased to announce a feminist US-Swiss exchange program for women in the sciences:

THE OFFICE OF ECOLOGY AND ENERGY OF THE CANTON OF BASEL-LAND: The Office of Ecology and Energy of the Canton of Basel-Land, Switzerland, seeks two interns for a 4-6 week internship focusing on environmental analysis. The Office is the central office responsible for environmental questions on a cantonal (state) level and handles the application of environmental protection laws in the fields of water, soil, waste, and energy. Interns will work with the team conducting environmental analysis and specializing in analyzing polluting elements in air, water, soil, waste, and non-food products. Specifically, interns will be part of a project that analyzes Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the soil of the canton. They will help in taking soil samples, preparing them, and conducting specialized analysis. This is a unique opportunity to engage in scientific research in a Swiss laboratory and in Swiss local communities. The office employs 50 people, and depending on experience, interns might be given independent work developing methods of analysis and/or the opportunity to join other research teams.

Qualities sought: NCWO seeks two US female students to fill these positions. Applicants must be current Chemistry students at the university or graduate level, or recent graduates with a major in Chemistry (within one-two years). Students from other natural science departments will be considered, but these applicants must possess a strong background in Chemistry. Because this internship offers a unique opportunity to work in a local community, applicants must be familiar with German or French, preferably fluent in either language. Interns are expected to be independent and motivated self-starters, to approach their work with flexibility and openness, and to be willing to work with colleagues whose native language is not English.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM LOGISTICS: This international internship exchange is co-sponsored by the National Council of Women's Organizations' New Faces, More Voices program and Switzerland's Alliance F. To learn more about NCWO and the New Faces, More Voices program, please consult http://www.womensorganizations.org or write to NCWOnewfaces@aol.com. To learn more about Alliance F, see http://www.bsf.ch.

PROGRAM DATES AND LOGISTICS: Interns will arrive in Switzerland in late July 2002 (approximately July 28) for an orientation sponsored by Alliance F. Work assignments will begin August 5, 2002, and continue until August 30, with the possibility of an additional week.

PROGRAM FEE: The fee for participating in this program is $1,000 per person. This fee will cover flight, orientation, a Swiss transportation pass, lodging during your internship, some weekends in the homes of families in different parts of the country, and organizational support by the Alliance F. The transportation pass covers full use of the Swiss trains, buses, trams, trolleys, and boats. Lodging will be dorm-style within walking distance of the Office of Ecology and Energy.

Please note: This program fee does not include expense for meals and other incidentals incurred by program interns.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application requirements include: 1) a resume; 2) a 1-page statement describing your qualifications for this internship and your reasons for applying; and 3) a list of 3 references.

Please send all application materials by June 1, 2002, to: National Council of Women's Organizations, Attention: Nichole Bennett, New Faces, More Voices Program Director, by Mail: 733 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20005, Fax: (202) 387-7915, E-Mail: Ncworg@aol.com.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Casey CP; Bikzhanova GA; Backvall JE; Johansson L; Park J; Kim YH.

Unexpected formation of the isopropylamine complex [2,3,4,5-Ph-4(eta(4)-C4CO)](CO)(2)Ru(H2NCHMe2) in the attempted synthesis of an isopropyl alcohol complex.

ORGANOMETALLICS 2002, Vol 21, Iss 9, pp 1955-1959.

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Thurau CT; Ediger MD.

Influence of spatially heterogeneous dynamics on physical aging of polystyrene.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 116, Iss 20, pp 9089-9099.

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Hilario J; Kubelka J; Syud FA; Gellman SH; Keiderling TA.

Spectroscopic characterization of selected beta-sheet hairpin models.

BIOPOLYMERS 2002, Vol 67, Iss 4-5, pp 233-236.

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Farrar TC; Ropp JA.

Experimental NMR relaxation studies of simple hydrogen-bonded liquids.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR LIQUIDS 2002, Vol 98-9, pp 103-127.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Sr. Scientist or Sr. Scientist/Chemistry Group Leader. ProCertus is seeking a synthetic organic chemist. Position involves synthesis of novel molecules, generally working from published synthetic protocols. Research and product development program is exploring pharmaceutical applications for novel regulators of human cell proliferation. Scientist will supervise other staff, help to prepare journal, patent and grant submissions, and present work at national meetings. M.S. and/or Ph.D. required. Significant experience required in organic synthesis and related instrumentation; NMR, mass spectrometry. Competitive salary plus stock incentives; both salary and title commensurate with responsibilities and prior experience. Contact: Dr. Bill Fahl, e-mail: fahl@procertus.com. Visit our website at http://www.procertus.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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None For This Newsletter

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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