Chemistry Newsletter - 08/15/2005

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXIX - No. 25 August 15th, 2005

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Assistant Professor Frank Keutsch Wins Camille and Henry Dreyfus Award

The Chemistry Department is delighted to report that our very own brand new Assistant Professor Frank Keutsch has won one of eleven Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Awards. This is a signal honor. Congratulations Frank!

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Stephanie Dekeyser Receives Merck Travel Award

The Chemistry Department is delighted to report that Stephanie Dekeyser, a graduate student in Lingjun Li's group, has been selected to receive the Merck Travel Award. This $1000 award is for a top beginning student in physical or analytical chemistry. Congratulations Stephanie!

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Qiang Fu Receives Merck Analytical/Physical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

The Chemistry Department is delighted to report that Qiang Fu, a graduate student in Lingjun Li's group, has received a Merck Analytical/Physical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship. In addition to supporting Qiang's research for a year, Qiang also will have the opportunity to travel to Merck for a summer research conference. Congratulations Qiang!

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Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri Awarded 2005 ACS Helen M. Free Award

Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the recipient of the 2005 ACS Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach. He is cited for “lifelong accomplishments and for explaining and demonstrating science with charisma and passion to a wide range of audiences.” The award will be presented at the ChemiLuminary Awards reception on Tuesday August 30 at the 230th ACS national meeting in Washington, DC.

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The First Meeting of 2005-06 New Graduate Students

The first meeting of 2005-06 new graduate students will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday morning, August 18, in the Seminar Hall. Matt Sanders will introduce faculty, staff and students who attend. The usual "Fifth Qualifier" will follow the final advisory exam at 4:00 PM Friday afternoon.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

9/13/05

10/11/05

11/08/05

12/13/05

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

9/6/05

9/20/05

10/4/05

10/18/05

11/1/05

11/15/05

12/6/05

12/20/05

1/17/06

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Monday, August, 22nd, 2005 - Special Physical Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Gunther Andersson, Leipzig University, Germany. “Molecular Structure and Kinetics of Liquid Surfaces”

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd D. Krauss, University of Rochester. “Single Carbon Nanotube Electronics and Photonics”

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patrick Harran, University of Texas.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar - Gary Parr Memorial Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Kutz, UW-Madison Graduate Student. “FTMS: An enableing tool for probing neuropeptide signaling”

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Dilger, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 am, Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Anne Gershenson, Brandeis University. “Single Molecule Studies of Molecular Mousetraps: Modulating the Conformations of Protease-Serpin Complexes”

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey S. Moore, Roger Adams Laboratory and Beckman Institute. “Foldamer Heterosequences: Modular and Customizable Molecular Containers”

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Soper, Louisiana State University.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erik Hadley, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Large Amplitude Motion in Reaction Dynamics and Vibrations”

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Masahiro Murakami, Kyoto University. “Contrasteric Torque Control by Metal-Orbital Interactions”

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Michelle V. Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Monday, September 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Tomasik, Graduate Student, West Group.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Huey W. Huang, Rice University. “Membrane Active Peptides Induce Structural Changes in Lipid Bilayers”

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Wooley, Washington University in Saint Louis. “Well defined nanostructured materials: Discrete nanoobjects and nanoscopically resolved crosslinked networks”

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 - Novartis Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dieter Seebach, Prof. Dieter Seebach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “Structures and Biological Properties of Peptides Consisting of Homologated Proteinogenic Amino Acids”

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2005 - Novartis Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dieter Seebach, Prof. Dieter Seebach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “Organic Synthesis = Synthetic Engineering?”

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Thursday, September 29th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Voyles, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UW-Madison.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard A. Loomis, Washington University in St. Louis. “The Interactions of Rare Gas Atoms with Dihalogen Molecules: Finding the Surprise Ending of an Old Story “

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Organic - McElvain Industrial Speaker, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jothan Coe, Pfizer.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank DiSalvo, Cornell University.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicola Pohl, Iowa State University.

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Monday, October 10th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “The Third Age of Quantum Chemistry”

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Thermochemistry and Spectroscopy of Soot Formation Intermediates”

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Lesions in DNA Subunits: Foundational Studies of Structures and Energetics”

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bhavesh Gandhi, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Wysocki, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Adam J. Matzger, University of Michigan.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jane Coughlin, Shen Group Group.

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sergey Kozmin, University of Chicago. “Chemical Synthesis: From New Reactivity to Molecular Complexity and Cell Regulatory Function”

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victoria Wilde, Burke Group.

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Robert T. Hembre, Eastman Kodak Chemical Company.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Christianson, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard M. Stratt, Brown University. “Relaxation a Little Too Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rustem F. Ismagilov, The University of Chicago. “Synthesizing and Understanding Complex Reaction Networks”

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laurie Grove, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd D. Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kris Kolonko, Reich Group.

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Scarborough, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lara Spencer, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caroline Pharr, McMahon Group.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. F. Anne Walker, University of Arizona.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Fast, Mecozzi Group.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Dodge, Burke Group.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shana O. Kelly, Boston University.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. SooHyuk Choi, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute. “Protein Folding Free Energy Landscapes - Insights Into Mechanism, Kinetics and Function From Molecular Simulations”

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Phase Transitions in Flatland: Order, Disorder and Defects in Block Copolymer Monolayers and Multilayers”

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jocelyn Pinkert, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes”

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Thursday, January 19th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seyed Seradj, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karen Schmidt, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Dynamical Phenomena in Multicomponent Polymers”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roger E. Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Chemistry on the Brink: Photo-induced Reaction Dynamics of Entrance Channel Complexes”

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Thursday, March 21st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado.

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Ponoma College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Thursday, April 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neil, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University.

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Thursday, April25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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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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Corcelli SA. Skinner JL.

Infrared and Raman line shapes of dilute HOD in liquid H2O and D2O from 10 to 90 degrees C [Review].

Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 109(28):6154-6165, 2005 Jul 21.

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Borrok D. Borrok MJ. Fein JB. Kiessling LL.

Link between chemotactic response to Ni2+ and its adsorption onto the Escherichia coli cell surface.

Environmental Science & Technology. 39(14):5227-5233, 2005 Jul 15.

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Chen YL. Graham MD. de Pablo JJ. Jo K. Schwartz DC.

DNA molecules in microfluidic oscillatory flow.

Macromolecules. 38(15):6680-6687, 2005 Jul 26.

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Zheng T. Peelen D. Smith LM.

Lectin arrays for profiling cell surface carbohydrate expression.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(28):9982-9983, 2005 Jul 20.

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Degond P. Jin S. Mieussens L.

A smooth transition model between kinetic and hydrodynamic equations.

Journal of Computational Physics. 209(2):665-694, 2005 Nov 1.

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Copyright © 2005 Thomson ISI

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Nominations for the Richards Medal Award

Nominations are invited for the 2006 Theodore William Richards Medal Award for conspicuous achievement in any area of chemistry. The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society awards the Richards Medal, honoring America’s first chemistry Nobel laureate and initially presented in 1932, every two years. The medal was last presented to Prof. John Ross of Stanford University. The next presentation will be made in March 2006. A nomination package consists of a brief curriculum vitae, a list of up to twenty citations for key publications, and a clear and concise nomination letter outlining the nominee’s "conspicuous achievements in chemistry." These materials must be submitted electronically in a single Adobe® PDF format file to: Dr. Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research, Inc., Billerica, MA 01821-3976, e-mail: kolb@aerodyne.com. Nominations must be received by November 1, 2005. Nominators are responsible to confirm receipt of their e-mail nomination package. For additional information contact: Chuck Kolb, phone: 978-663-9500, ext. 290; fax: 495-663-4918; email: kolb@aerodyne.com.

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Stony Brook Symposium on New Horizons in Organic Chemistry

September 29-30, 2005. The Charles B. Wang Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook. Celebrating the Achievements of Iwao Ojima, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery. For complete description of the event schedule and registration forms, please call or e-mail: Ms. Patricia Marinaccio at the State University of New York , Stony Brook before August 26, 2005 at: 631-632-7890, e-mail: pmarinaccio@notes.cc.sunysb.edu. You may also get these forms in Room 1146, Chemistry Building.

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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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications and nominations for Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry. We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research program, a history of strong external funding, demonstrable leadership ability, excellent interpersonal skills, and a vision for enhancing the research and educational programs of the department. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field. The position may be associated with an endowed professorship. The department anticipates a number of faculty hires at all levels as part of strategic campus initiatives in several interdisciplinary areas. The Department has strong support from alumni and is assisted by an active Industrial Advisory Board. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.chem.unl.edu. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Chemistry Chair Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1223 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0312 (chemsearch@unl.edu) . Applications materials should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, a summary of past, current, and pending research support, the names of three references, and a brief statement of research, educational, service, and administrative interests. Review of applications will commence September 30, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. A faculty position open at any rank is available in the general area of Organic Chemistry. We especially welcome applicants starting on the tenure track. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2006. Completed applications must be received by October 1, 2005. To ensure full consideration of your application, please ensure that all letters of reference arrive by this deadline. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications must include the following materials: Current curriculum vitae & list of publications; Brief statement of research interests; Three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee, on your behalf. Applications and supporting materials should be addressed as follows: Chair, 2005-06 Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University.

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The Department of Chemistry at Trinity University has begun a search for an assistant professor of chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. Applicants with interests in all areas of research related to biochemistry will be considered. A Ph.D in chemistry or biochemistry is required and postdoctoral experience or its equivalent is desirable. Research with undergraduates is the cornerstone of our educational program. Students are encouraged to become involved in research, even during their first year. Research opportunities exist during the school year for academic credit and during the summer for stipend support and academic credit. The resources to support our program and the students who participate come mainly from external research grants to individual faculty, but also include funding from the Welch Foundation, the Merck Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Keck Foundation. The department has been particularly active recently in developing new curricular approaches and new external proposals in collaboration with other campus departments, most notably the Biology department. Interdisciplinary activity is also underway with the Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, and Geosciences departments. The successful applicant will demonstrate clear interest in participating in these endeavors. Our department has a good compliment of instrumentation, including a 400 MHz and a 300 MHz NMR, GC/MS, FTIR, extensive UV-VIS, HPLC, GC, CE, ITC, fluorescence, LC-MS (with electrospray and aMALDI sources) and AA instrumentation. Additional instrumentation is available in the department of Biology. We also have molecular modeling capabilities. A copy of the advertisement that is to appear in C&E News and Science is enclosed. Our web page can be found at: http://www.trinity.edu/departments/chemistry/index.html.

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Chemistry Department, University of Utah. Two tenure track positions are available in physical chemistry. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged, provided that physical chemistry forms an important facet of the proposed research and teaching activities. We expect to fill one position at the assistant professor level. Exceptional senior candidates, particularly in the NMR area, may be considered for the second position. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the background, motivation, and ability to develop vigorous, competitive research programs, and to be excellent teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants for junior-level positions should send an application letter including a description of proposed research and detailed vita, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address below. Senior applicants should send an application letter and vita. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2005, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Reply to: Search Committee, University of Utah, Department of Chemistry, 315 S 1400 E Rm 2020, Salt Lake City UT 84112-0850.

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Organic Chemistry. California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry (or completion of final requirements for Ph.D. by August 30, 2006) with a strong experimental and course work background in organic chemistry, including organic Synthesis and Instrumentation techniques (NMR, GC-MS, and chromatography). One or two years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must he able to teach upper division/graduate lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and introductory general and organic chemistry courses. The ability to develop curricular materials in organic chemistry, to instruct students in modern instrumentation, to develop independent-study projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and to compete for external grants is required. Applicants should hive current knowledge of the following instrumental techniques to solve organic chemical problems: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), High Performance Liquid Chromatagraphv (HPLC); Gas Chromatography-Mass spectrometry (GC-MS): Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR ). Knowledge of computer programs in organic chemistry is desirable. Applicants should have an experimental background in organic chemistry. Experience in organic synthesis, organic polymers, or organometallic chemistry is preferred. Current practical knowledge and uses of the instrumentation described above in organic chemistry is expected. Applicants should have experience teaching university level introductory or organic chemistry courses and modern organic chemistry laboratory techniques. Teaching experiences may be as a teaching assistant but more independent teaching assignments are preferred. Experience in developing organic chemistry experiments is desirable. Duties may include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry lecture and laboratory; teaching introductory general and organic chemistry courses; advising students, committee assignments; community service; developing and maintaining departmental facilities and programs in organic chemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a program of scholarship in organic chemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Appointment if for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Review of Applications will begin October 3, 2005; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) evidence of current knowledge and experiences; 5) a statement of proposed research appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a MS program in Chemistry with limited resources. The statement should include background, objectives. experimental plans, accessibility of project to undergraduates and graduates, potential for external funding. and supplies and equipment required; 6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; 7) and three letters of reference sent separately and arranged for by applicant. Applications and inquiries should he addressed to: Dr. Susan Crawford, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 958 19-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: scrawford@csus.edu.

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Physical Chemistry. California State University, Sacramento invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry (or completion of final requirements for Ph.D. required by August 30, 2006). Applicant should possess a strong course work background in physical chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach upper division / graduate courses in physical chemistry, computational chemistry, and introductory general and physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. Ability to develop curricular materials in physical. computational and general chemistry, instruct students in modern instrumentation, develop independent research projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and compete for external grants is required. Applicants should have knowledge and practical experience using modern experimental techniques and computational / modeling methods. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. Experience and interest in using technology in instruction is desirable. The ability to work with a diverse population is essential. Although all areas of physical chemistry will be considered, preference may be given to applicants interested in developing courses and research activities involving environmental, macromolecular, or materials chemical systems. Experience teaching university level introductory or physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses is desirable. The teaching experience maybe as a teaching assistant but more independent experience is preferred. Duties will include: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in physical chemistry. physical chemistry for biochemistry and forensic chemistry students, graduate computational chemistry, teaching introductory general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses; advising students: committee assignments; community service; developing departmental facilities in physical writing external grant proposals; and developing a research program in physical chemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor level. Review of Applications will begin October 3, 2005; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of proposed research appropriate for undergraduate and master's level students; 6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening. however, original transcripts are required if interviewed); 7) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. Susan M. Crawford, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986 E-mail: scrawford@csus.edu.

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Organic Chemistry - The Scripps Research Institute. The Scripps Research Institute invites applicants for up to two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry. Duties include teaching at the graduate level and developing a dynamic, innovative and independent research program. Although excellence in any field of chemistry is the main criterion for selection, special emphasis will be placed on the areas of chemical synthesis and chemical biology. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publications list, and a short description of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be received at the following address no later than October 17, 2005. Send to: Search Committee, c/o Professor K.C. Nicolaou, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, BCC 405, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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The College of Wooster. Analytical Chemist (tenure track) Teach analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, and general chemistry; direct undergraduate research. Establish a vigorous research program involving undergraduates in some area of analytical chemistry. Participation in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar, is expected. Required senior thesis project for all graduates; active student/faculty summer research program, supported by state-of-the art instrumentation. Generous leave program. The department has eight full-time faculty positions, occupies a totally renovated 36,000 sf facility, and averages 30 graduates per year in three majors (Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemical Physics). continue until the position is filled. Assistant Professor preferred; Ph.D. required. Send resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans, and three letters of reference to: Virginia B. Pett, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, 943 College Mall, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2005, and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Peter C. Ford of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, Santa Barbara, http://fordgroup.chem.ucsb.edu/. A major part of the responsibilities will be time-resolved optical and IR spectroscopic measurements of transient intermediates generated by flash photolysis of inorganic and organometallic systems. Qualified individuals should have experience in the operation and upkeep of laser flash photolysis hardware, data analysis from such experiments and other photochemical and photophysical techniques. In addition the candidate should not be uncomfortable with chemical synthesis and the preparation of samples. Interested individuals should forward a complete CV to: Peter C. Ford, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, SB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510, e.mail: ford@chem.ucsb.edu.

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Iowa State University. Postdoctoral Position in Oxygen Activation. The work will involve studies of the kinetics and mechanisms of oxygen activation with transition metal complexes, mainly those of iron, chromium, rhodium, and cobalt. Specifically, we will look for intermediates that are generated in the process of oxygen activation, and the reactivity of such intermediates in reactions of importance to catalysis and biology. The work will involve the use of some or all of the following techniques: stopped-flow spectrophotometry, laser-flash photolysis, conventional spectrophotometry, NMR, ESR, GC-MS, and column chromatography. Web Sites: http://www.chem.iastate.edu/faculty/Andreja_Bakac/ or http://www.external.ameslab.gov/pbchem/PI%20info/bakac.htm. Please mail or email your resume and names of 2-3 references to: Dr. Andreja Bakac, Ames Laboratory and Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, Email: bakac@ameslab.gov.

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Post-doctoral research position. National Security Directorate. Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology or related field required. Experience with liquid-phase separations and biological mass spectrometry, especially MALDI mass spectrometry, highly desirable. Cell culturing, sample preparation, separations skills desirable. QA/QC protocol experience highly desirable. Good oral and written communication skills necessary. The successful candidate will become part of an established interdisciplinary research team addressing numerous challenges in biological defense. Analytical method development and optimization skills essential. Ability to obtain a DOE security clearance is required. This is a limited term employment position. Assignment duration is based upon funding and individual performance. Minimum Requirements: Must have received Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related field within the past 5 years from an accredited college/university with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Must meet minimum requirements to receive further consideration. For further consideration please visit: http://www.jobs.pnl.gov and reference posting #108905.

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