Chemistry Newsletter - 09/13/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVIII - No. 28 September 13th, 2004

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Assistant Professor Thomas Brunold Finishes in 5th Place in Wisconsin Ironman Competition

With nearly 2,200 competitors in this year's field, it was the biggest ever in North America. Participants started just after sunrise Sunday (9/12/04) on Lake Monona. The event is one of the most grueling in the world -- 2.4 miles of swimming, followed by 112 miles of cycling, then a 26.2 mile run. Assistant Professor Thomas Brunold finished in 5th place up from an 8th place finish in last years competition and had a finishing time of 9:12:29! That’s 20 minutes better than last year’s time!! Congratulations Thomas!!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

9/14/04

10/12/04

11/9/04

12/14/04

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

 

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

10/5/04

10/19/04

11/2/04

11/16/04

12/7/04

12/21/04

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

 

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Organic Faculty Research Presentations

6:30

6:55

7:35

8:00

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Laura Kiessling

Shannon Stahl

Steve Burke

David Lynn

Thursday, Sept. 21

Silvia Cavagnero

Stephen Nelsen

Peter Belshaw

Hans Reich

 

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

Thursdays, 5:45-7:45 pm., Room 8335.

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks. Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities. These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned into the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

Thursday, September 16

Bob McMahon

Martin Zanni

Qiang Cui

Thursday, September 23

Silvia Cavagnero

Song Jin

Jim Skinner

Thursday, September 30

Sam Gellman

Jim Weisshaar

Mark Ediger

Thursday, October 7

Thomas Brunold

Thursday, October 14

Nita Sahai

Fleming Crim

Ned Sibert

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nancy S. Goroff, SUNY-Stony Brook. “Conjugated Halocarbon Chemistry: Carbon Sticks and Iodine Glue”

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Tuesday, September 14 th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anders Nilsson, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. “Probing Hydrogen Bonding in Water and Ice using X-rays”

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Thursday, September 16th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jim Weisshaar, UW-Madison. “Fusion and Diffusion”

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Thursday, September 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mansuk Kim, Graduate Student. “The Nazarov Cyclization”

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Thursday, September 16th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Sean Sun, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins. “Dynamics of Actin-Myosin Interaction: From Single Molecules to Muscle Contraction.”

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Friday, September 17th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ratmir Derda, Kiessling Group. “Bringing Stem Cells to the Golden Interface”

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Monday, September 20th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Paul Lambert, UW-Madison. “Elucidating the Role of Human Papilloamviral Oncoproteins in Human Cancer Through Mouse Models”

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Tuesday, September 21th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. George Schatz, Northwestern University. “Oxygen Atom Reactions: From Gas Phase Reaction Dynamics to Materials Chemistry”

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shannon Stahl, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, UW-Madison. “Frequency and Time Resolved Coherent Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy”

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Annie Tam, Raines Group.

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Monday, September 27th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Chritina Hull, UW-Madison. “Molecular mechanisms of sexual development in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans”

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victor Batista, Yale University. “Multidimensional Quantum Dynamics: Methods and Applications”

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Helma Wennemers, University of Basel, Switzerland. “The Versatility of Peptides - Molecular Recognition, Catalysis and Cleavage”

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Santiago, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Igor Alabugin, Florida State University. “Light and Life: Design of Light - Activated DNA-Cleavage Agents”

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Rm 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Kiessling, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UW-Madison.

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Hansen, Lee Group.

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University. “Triplet Carbenes; From Fleeting Existences to Useful Molecular Units”

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Monday, October 4th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Edwin Chapman, UW-Madison. “Membrane fusion: from reconstituted machines to synapses”

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Organic Hirschmann Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hideo Tomioka, Mie University. “Phenylene Bis(diradical); How Does the Nature of the Diradical Subunit Affect the Overall Electronic Configuration?”

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benoit Roux, Cornell Medical School.

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Douglas Grotjahn, San Diego State University.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingjun Li, UW-Madison. “Neuropeptidomic Analysis of a Small Nervous System using Multidimensional MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sharon Beetner, Casey Group.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2004 - McElvain Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Monday, October 11th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Eitan Geva, University of Michigan.

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Monday, October 11th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. John Denu, UW-Madison. “Sirtuins: Enzymology of Lifespan Extension”

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter, Nathanson Group. “Interfacial Reactions in Pure and Salty Glycerol”

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dean Roddick, University of Wyoming.

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nita Sahai, UW-Madison.“Expanding Horizons in Geochemistry: From Rocks to Algae and Bone”

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Thursday, October 14th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Marvin, Burke Group.

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Friday, October 15th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Reich Group.

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Monday, October 18th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, or Adventures in the Theory of Reactions in Solution”

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Monday, October 18th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Colin Stewart, NCI. “Functional Architecture of the Nucleus in Development, Aging and Disease”

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “Chemistry in a Cold Climate: Heterogeneous Reactions Important in Atmospheric Ozone Depletion”

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Casey Hynes, University of Colorado and Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. “Solvation and Electronic Funnels: Polar Environment Impacts on Conical Intersections”

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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Jones, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bob Hamers, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 21st, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sankaran Thayumanavan, University of Massachusetts.

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Monday, October 25th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Armin DeMeijere, University of Göttingen, Germany. “From Purely Small Rings to Biologically Active Compounds”

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Monday, October 25th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Nancy Andrews, Harvard. “The Iron Balancing Act”

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Bradforth, University of Southern California. “Dynamics of Radicals in Solution Probed by Femtosecond Photodissociation and Photodetachment”

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Jordan, The University of Chicago.

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Thursday, October 28th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan de la Mora, Yale University.

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Casey Group.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Janice Hall, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Monday, November 1st, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. James Thomson, UW-Madison. “TBA”

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “Examining Theories and Models of Protein Folding with Molecular Simulation”

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Popp, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Porco.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Banaszak-Holl, University of Michigan.

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Monday, November 8th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Kenneth Anderson, Harvard. Targeting the Myeloma Cell in its Microenvironment”

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Loring, Cornell University. “Understanding the Infrared Vibrational Echo: From the Morse Oscillator to Myoglobin”

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Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Hashiguchi, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison. “Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, November 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Jin Kim, Lee Group.

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Friday, November 12th, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Kiessling Group.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Emad Tajkhorshid, Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute, UIUC.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Domenico Accili, Columbia. “Forkhead proteins in diabetes”

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia.

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David R. Liu, Harvard University. “A New Approach to the Synthesis and Discovery of Functional Molecules”

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Diane Nutbrown, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, November 18th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melissa Boersma, Belshaw Group.

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Monday, November 22nd, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Alan Cherrington, Vanderbilt. “Regulation of Glucose Uptake and Storage by the Liver”

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marcus Mueller, UW-Madison Physics. “How to Make Polymer Foams: Bubble Nucleation in Compressible Mixtures Containing Polymers”

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Monday, November 29th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Teresa Compton, UW-Madison. “Innate Sensing of Herpeviruses by Toll-like Receptors”

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2004 - Physical McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Neil L. Kelleher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lingyin Li, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2004 - McElvain Seminar, 3:30 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Monday, December 6th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Richard Lee, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. “Thioredoxin Inhibitors: a New Target in Diabetes”

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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ward Thompson, University of Kansas.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Katherine Rees, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Schwartz, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karin Wohlever, Gellman/Stahl Groups.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Darrin York, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota.

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Monday, December 13th, 2004 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gary Ruvkun, Mass. General Hospital. “Genetic and genomic analysis of RNA interference”

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Scholes, University of Toronto. “Exciton, Multiexcitons, and Spin States in Colloidal Quantum Dots: Can Electron Spin be Observed Using Linearly Polarized Light?”

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Smith, Reich Group.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/fall2004.html.

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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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Casey CP. Strotman NA. Guzei IA.

Equilibrium between eta(2)-(o-ethynylbenzoyl)rhenium complexes and rhenium isobenzofuryl carbene complexes and subsequent reactions of isobenzofuryl carbene complexes.

Organometallics. 23(17):4121-4130, 2004 Aug 16.

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Yang WS. Butler JE. Russell JN. Hamers RJ.

Interfacial electrical properties of DNA-modified diamond thin films: Intrinsic response and hybridization-induced field effects.

Source Langmuir. 20(16):6778-6787, 2004 Aug 3.

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Clark TP. Landis CR.

Recent developments in chiral phospholane chemistry [Review].

Tetrahedron-Asymmetry. 15(14):2123-2137, 2004 Jul 26.

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Lucas BS. Luther LM. Burke SD.

Synthesis of the C1-C17 segment of phorboxazole B.

Organic Letters. 6(17):2965-2968, 2004 Aug 19.

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Stich TA. Buan NR. Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational studies of Co2+ corrinoids: Spectral and electronic properties of the biologically relevant base-on and base-off forms of Co2+ cobalamin.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 126(31):9735-9749, 2004 Aug 11.

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Copyright © 2004 Thomson ISI

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Genome Center Fall Seminar Series

Aseem Ansari has coordinated a Genome Center seminar series titled "The World of Omes, Omics, and Beyond." These (mostly) bi-weekly seminars will be held on Wednesday at noon in the Biotechnology Center auditorium, Room 1111 beginning September 8, 2004. Web: http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/gcow/Seminars_000.htm DATE/SPEAKER/TITLE /HOST:

09/08/04 Mark Boguski /There's No Place Like "ome"/Craven.

09/22/04 Mike Eisen /Understanding & Exploiting the Evolution of Eukaryotic cis-Regulatory Sequences /Gasch. 10/06/04 George Church/Personal Genome and Synthetic Biology Projects/Blattner.

10/13/04 Ross King /Shavlik.

11/03/04 Rick Young /Ansari.

11/17/04 Steve Turner/Cerrina.

12/01/04 Michael Snyder/Sussman.

12/15/04 BECKMAN-TBN/Ansari.

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In an effort to increase the diversity of its graduate student body, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a no-obligation, expense-paid campus visit to promising engineering, physics and chemistry students who are preparing for graduate study. The trip is sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program. Complete information on the MERGE program, including application instructions, can be found on the website http://www.engr.uiuc.edu/mep/merge.html.

In order for your chemistry students to take advantage of this opportunity, it is important that they submit the necessary application materials before the end of September 2004. For additional information, call the MERGE program at the 217-244-2578 or e-mail at: merge@cen.uiuc.edu.

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Luce Scholars Program

This scholarship provides a year's internship in an Asian country related to the scholar's interests. Any professional field will be considered, with the exception of Asian Affairs. Two applicants may be nominated from UW-Madison for consideration this year. To be eligible, nominees must be a U.S. citizen, under the age of 30 at the beginning the program, and hold at least a B.A. Nominees should have little or no experience in the country of internship. Nominees do not have to be presently on campus. They should have demonstrated a strong motivation and potential for accomplishment within their chosen field.; have a record of outstanding academic achievement, particularly in their specialty; have given evidence of an outstanding capacity for leadership; have more than usual openness to new ideas and a sensitivity to their fellow human beings. Some estimate should be made about how well the nominee would function in an Asian setting, noting such qualities as flexibility and adaptability. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply. Students should have an academic record of distinction and defined career interests. Applications are available in 328 Ingraham Hall and the campus deadline is Monday, November 8, 2004. For more information: http://www.hluce.org.

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WANT TO EARN EXTRA MONEY? BE A CHEM TUTOR

I am compiling the list of tutors for general, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. If you would like to tutor students in one or more of these categories please submit the following information:

1) your name;

2) which courses you will tutor;

3) phone number (optional);

4) how much you will charge (per hour);

5) respond to Diana Duff (dlduff@wisc.edu) and put the word tutor in the subject line.

After I have a list of names, I post it on the web and put copies outside my office (room 1328).

DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS FRIDAY SEP 17.

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The 27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop

We are pleased to announce that on-line registration is now available for the 27th Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop (October 15-17th at the Pyle Center in Madison). Please visit: http://www.wri.wisc.edu/mwecw for up-to-date information on registration, abstracts, and the schedule. Please note: We have extended the deadline for abstract submission until September 19th. Under this new time line, we will let you know the status of your abstract no later than September 22. All other deadlines will remain as previously announced. If you would like to help organize the workshop, please attend our next meeting: Monday, Sept 13th at 4 PM in the conference room at the UW Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program (660 North Park Street, Room 151). We welcome your input as we plan for an innovative and memorable workshop! If you have additional questions, please contact us at 608-265-5085. The 27th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop is hosted by the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program and the Water Resources Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information, or to co-sponsor this event, contact: cbabiarz@facstaff.wisc.edu.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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INVISTA, DuPont's Nylon and Lycra intermediates and fiber businesses now owned by Koch Industries, has the following job opening at their R&D labs in Orange, Texas along the US Gulf Coast near the Louisiana border. We'd like to fill the position by January 2005. The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in chemistry with experience in organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and chemical process development. Experience with organophosphorus chemistry and reaction kinetics is desired. Responsibilities include the development of new improved processes and the troubleshooting of existing commercial operations. Proficiency in advanced analytical techniques which are able to elucidate mechanisms or determine root causes is desired. There is the possibility of following projects from conceptual design through to plant commissioning and start-up. Any interested parties may forward their resume to me at: j-michael.garner@invista.com.

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Nanocrystal/Organometallic Chemist - Bay area. I am assisting to recruit a Nanocrystal/Organometallic Chemist for a company in the Bay area. Please feel free to forward as appropriate - I am trying to get the word out that this great opportunity is available. Candidates for this position will be required to synthesize, develop and characterize various types of nano-crystals, ligands and surfactants. Flexibility in the face of rapidly changing issues, effective communication skills, and individual initiative are critical. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Inorganic or Organometallic Chemistry or the equivalent and 2+ years of relevant industry experience. Knowledge and experience is required in the use of air-free schlenk and drybox techniques, NMR, UV-vis, IR, mass spectrometry, crystallography, and general spectroscopic characterization methods. Experience with materials characterization equipment such as TEM, XRD, and PL is a plus. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, work authorization and relocation considerations by email to: resumes@workwondersstaffing.net. Senior Recruiter, Work Wonders Staffing: http://www.workwondersstaffing.net.

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University of California, San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lecturer with Security of Employment or Potential Security of Employment Position. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego (http://chem.ucsd.edu) has an opening for a Lecturer, either with the potential of security of employment (PSOE) or with security of employment (SOE). A Lecturer PSOE position closely parallels that of an assistant professor on track for tenure. A Lecturer SOE position closely parallels that of a tenured professor. We are seeking an outstanding teacher who wishes to have a permanent faculty position. Applicants will be considered in all areas of organic chemistry. The position is full-time and will involve teaching lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry, developing curriculum, writing lab manuals, assisting with the training of teaching assistants, and other coordination tasks related to undergraduate instruction. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of excellence in teaching. The appointment will begin in July 2005. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Lecturer (LPSOE/LSOE) Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - 0332, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. The closing date is October 4, 2004.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Bellevue Community College (BCC), the largest two year college in the Puget Sound region of Washington state, invites applications for a tenure track teaching position in chemistry beginning Winter Quarter 2005. BCC is diverse, innovative and renowned for quality instruction. A Masters Degree in chemistry is required. A Ph.D. in a closely related field, which includes graduate courses in chemistry, will also be considered. For an application packet, call our Jobline at (425) 564-2082 or see our website: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/joblist. Closing date 10/4/04 or until filled.

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University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Applied Chemistry. January 2005 Start. Tenure-track, entry-level assistant professor position beginning January 2005. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated strength in Biochemistry. A willingness to teach and develop a variety of applied chemistry courses is critically important, as is a willingness to incorporate laptop computers as part of the chemical education process. Flexibility and change are essential for our Applied Science major and other applied programs. Requires Ph.D. in Biochemistry or in a Chemistry field with a demonstrated strength in biochemistry. This position requires a Ph. D. in Biochemistry or in a Chemistry field with a demonstrated strength in biochemistry and an interest to teach a variety of chemistry courses. A willingness to teach and develop applied chemistry courses is critically important, as is a willingness to incorporate laptop computers as part of the chemical education process. Position responsibilities include teaching, research, professional and university service and student advising. A typical teaching assignment for a semester would include responsibility for two lecture courses and two or three lab sections. Total in-class contact hours often average 16 to 18 hours per week. Some of the current courses that could be assigned include: Biochemistry; Introductory chemistry classes; Chemistry of Materials; Environmental Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Position Responsibilities: Teach assigned sections of chemistry courses (lecture and/or lab). Teaching implies preparing course syllabi including course outline, developing new course material needed, writing and grading examinations and problem sets (or using other appropriate performance evaluation methods), selecting lab experiments and evaluating lab performance, delivering lectures (or using other appropriate methods for presenting course material), supervising lab activities with emphasis on maintenance of a safe and healthy lab environment, continuously evaluating student progress, maintaining regularly scheduled office hours for student assistance outside of class hours, and, finally, assigning evaluative grades to each student at the end of each course; Develop other chemistry courses as assigned; Develop a research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students that include active searching for extramural support. The research should be in an applied area related to or complementing existing departmental research directions; Participate in professional and university service; Participate in student program advisement; Assume responsibility for one or more departmental instruments (as assigned). Responsibility includes monitoring instrument maintenance, optimizing instrument performance, training, users, and acting as the departmental resource person for that instrument. A more detailed position description is on our web site: http://www.uwstout.edu/chemistry. Send letter, vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching potential and names of three references to: Dr. Gene Ruenger, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751. Screening begins on September 27, 2004.

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St. Olaf Collage. Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, starting September 1, 2005. Responsibilities include teaching courses in chemistry and biochemistry and contributing significantly to our interdisciplinary program in Biomolecular Science. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education, including quality undergraduate teaching at all levels and building an experimental research program that involves undergraduates. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or a closely related field or anticipate completing it before the starting date. Details at: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry/biochemist.htm. General information about the College and its academic programs may be found at: http://www.stolaf.edu/. Detailed information about the Chemistry Department and the Biomolecular Science Program may be found at: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/chemistry/ and http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/bmols/ Facilities, Major Equipment, and Biochemistry-Related Resources: http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/bmols/facilities.

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The Chemistry Department at Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for a tenure track position in Analytical Chemistry, beginning August 2005. Ph.D. specialists in the area of Analytical or experimental Physical Chemistry preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and conducting research with undergraduates. Startup funds will be available. The candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in analytical chemistry and in our forensic science curriculum. In addition, the candidate may have teaching responsibilities in our core curriculum. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), a description of research, and a list of three references to: Dr. Thom Spence, Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Box 5, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118, e-mail: tgspence@loyno.edu by Oct. 8, 2004. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Saint Vincent College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in inorganic chemistry beginning Fall 2005. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry with a clear focus on inorganic chemistry and a commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly activity and service to students in an ACS-approved department. Post-doctoral research experience would be an asset. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching in lower and upper level chemistry courses, particularly General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry (a team-taught course) as well as general education science courses for non-majors. Other duties include establishing an active research program involving undergraduates. For detailed information on the position, please go to: http://www.stvincent.edu/services/hr/posting.jsp. For further information about the college, the department and the area, please go to one of the following pages: College home page: http://www.stvincent.edu. Chemistry Department home page: http://facweb.stvincent.edu/academics/Chemistry/index.html. General Information for prospective faculty: http://www.stvincent.edu/academics/acaddean/prospectivefaculty.html.

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The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or a Pharm.D./Ph.D. with pharmaceutical sciences as the focus of their graduate education and research training. Excellent communication skills and the ability to teach pharmaceutics and/or pharmacokinetics at both the Pharm.D. and PhD. levels are required. Each successful applicant will also be expected to develop a dynamic, extramurally-funded research program in an area associated with drug delivery and/or drug targeting. Collaborative possibilities in research exist within the college, the nanotechnology center and pharmaceutical engineering. To be assured of full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2004. Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research plan and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee ‘A’, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, R. C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2352. Applicants may also apply on-line to: pbssearch@rx.uga.edu. Please indicate Search Committee `A'.

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The Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia, Athens invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or a Pha.rm.D./ Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have demonstrated research skills, and be able to teach at both the Pharm.D. and Ph.D. levels. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a dynamic, extramurally-funded research program in chemical biology and/or medicinal chemistry with an emphasis on drug discovery. Focus of the research program should be in one of the areas pertaining to drug discovery such as synthesis, mechanism of action or cellular studies that are applicable to new molecular species that have antiviral, antimicrobial, anticancer or other therapeutic activity. To be assured of full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2004. Interested qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research plan and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee ‘B’, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, R. C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2352. Applicants may also apply on-line to: pbssearch@rx.uaa.edu. Please indicate Search Committee `B'

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Kansas State University. Two Tenure-track Positions, Organic and Analytical/ Physical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry http://www.ksu.edu/chem invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August, 2005. We seek outstanding colleagues in the areas of Organic Chemistry and either Analytical or Physical Chemistry. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests extending into bio- or materials-related research are especially encouraged. The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry and will be expected to excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop a vigorous, creative research program that attracts extramural funding and capable co-workers. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a description of proposed research, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Stefan Bossmann (Organic; sbossman@ksu.edu; 785-532-6817) or Professor Maryanne Collinson (Analytical/Physical; mmc@ksu.edu; 785-5321468); Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Screening will begin October 18, 2004.

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The Department of Chemistry at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position in any area of inorganic chemistry, at any level. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, preferably with relevant postdoctoral experience, and will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and participate fully in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Junior candidates will be considered for nomination for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. The department has superb structural characterization facilities, including magnetic resonance (NMR at 200 through 700 MHz), mass spectrometry and x-ray diffraction, and has just completed a period of active expansion and renovation of both its research and undergraduate teaching facilities. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, research proposal, statement of teaching interests/accomplishments, and letters from three referees should be sent before September 30, 2004 to: Dr. Brian E. McCarry, Chair, Department of Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M1. Tel: +1 (905) 5259140 ext. 24504; Fax: +1 (905) 522-2509.

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The Chemistry Department of Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2005. A PhD is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry and general chemistry courses and labs, to establish a vigorous, externally funded undergraduate research program in biochemistry, and to contribute to the broader College curriculum by offering courses that support the First-Year Seminar program or courses for nonmajors. The chemistry department is approved by the American Chemical Society and has six faculty members. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and the promise of scholarly and pedagogical excellence in a liberal arts setting. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Submit a letter of application, CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching interests and research plans, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Prof. Thomas D. Varberg, Chair, Chemistry Department, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Applications received by 15 October 2004 will receive first consideration. Please note: The Biology Department is also searching for a tenure-track biochemist. See Macalester's website for more information on this position http://www.macalester.edu.

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Cornell University. Faculty Position - Experimental Physical Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in experimental physical chemistry, that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective research program and to teach introductory chemistry as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 1, 2004.

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Cornell University. Faculty Position - Chemical Biology. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. Outstanding candidates with research interests in chemical biology, that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The department's expansion in this area is part of a campus-wide initiative in the new life sciences. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective interdisciplinary research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical biology, or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301, and be received no later than November 1, 2004.

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University of Florida Faculty Positions in Experimental Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida announces a search for up to three tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2005 at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates for appointment at higher ranks will also be considered. Candidates with research interests in all areas of synthesis, especially methodology development, target-oriented synthesis, natural products, and macromolecules are invited to apply to the Synthesis search. Candidates with research in experimental physical or analytical chemistry are invited to apply to the Physical/Analytical search. In addition to contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of the Chemistry Department, we anticipate campus-wide interactions in interdisciplinary programs with departments in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine and Engineering, along with other University-based Centers and Institutes. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, description of their research plans, graduate/undergraduate teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to either the: Synthesis or the Physical/Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 117200, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-7200 on or before October 8, 2004.

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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. The Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a new tenure track Assistant Professorship with research interests in the broad area of Organic Chemistry including chemical biology. The successful candidate would enter a very exciting multidisciplinary research environment due to the recent merger of the Departments of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to develop or have a vigorous, funded research program, shall conduct research in areas that complement, rather than duplicate, existing research efforts and must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education. A list of current faculty and sampling of programs within the Department of Chemistry is available at: http://www.chem.buffalo.edu/. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Organic Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, Natural Sciences Complex, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260-3000.

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Kent State University. Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Analytical Chemistry. Applications are invited to fill two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry to begin in Fall 2005. Candidates must demonstrate potential for establishing a vigorous and externally funded research program and must exhibit a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and post-doctoral research experience. Preferred research interests are in the areas of mass spectrometry, separations, or other analytical techniques complementing departmental research interests in Materials and Biological Chemistry; however, outstanding applicants in other areas of analytical chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will be in the Analytical and General Chemistry areas. Applicants should send: (i) a curriculum vitae; (ii) a summary of research experience indicating the applicant's most important contributions; (iii) detailed plans for future research; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (v) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Department Chair. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of referees should be listed on the curriculum vitae. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Roger B. Gregory, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Now Available at The Ohio State University. We are now accepting applications for a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Postdoctoral (CHDEP) Fellow. We seek an outstanding upcoming or recent Ph.D. graduate to begin and complete this 2-year appointment on or after November 1, 2004. The stipend is ~$40k plus excellent health benefits. The CHDEP Fellow will conduct research on chemical systems of relevance to atmospheric aerosol surface chemistry. A primary goal of this project is to understand the role of atmospheric oxidants, such as hydroxyl radical and ozone, for their reactions with organic hydrocarbons with varying functionalities at the air-liquid interface using laser spectroscopic characterization. Broad bandwidth and scanning sum frequency generation are the primary tools for vibrational characterization. The research will be conducted in the Heather Allen and Christopher Hadad Laboratories within the Chemistry Department at The Ohio State University. OSU is certainly an active research institution with over 35 research faculty. As such, we have excellent instrumentation in NMR, mass spectrometry, XPS and other analytical spectroscopic tools. In addition, the Chemistry department is well equipped with excellent machine shop, electronic shop, glass-blowing and other service facilities. To apply, send a CV with names and email addresses of potential references, and letter of interest including future plans to: Prof. Heather C. Allen or Prof. Christopher M. Hadad, Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, 100 W. 18th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. Applications are due October 4th, 2004. Inquiries may be addressed to: allen@chemistry.ohio-state.edu or hadad@chemistry.ohio-state.edu by email.

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Two postdoc positions are available at the Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Zürich, Switzerland. The general theme of the group of Peter Hamm is the investigation of condensed phase systems with the help of sophisticated spectroscopic tools in the infrared, such as femtosecond IR pump-probe spectroscopy, two-dimensional IR spectroscopy and IR photon echo spectroscopy. A large variety of questions is addressed, ranging from complex problems such as protein folding and energy transport in biomolecules to elementary structural processes in liquids like water and IR-driven "photochemistry". The postdoc project may deal with one of the following topics: Transient 2D spectroscopy of alpha-helix folding to obtain, for the first time, a real picture of structural changes during the folding process; 5th-order vibrational nonlinear spectroscopy, which will allow a first glance at the nonlinear dynamics of liquids like water; IR induced photochemistry; Energy transport phenomena in model helices. Please visit our website at http://www.pci.unizh.ch for more details. The applicant should be physicists or physical chemists with strong physical background. Good manual skills in femtosecond technology and spectroscopy are essential ('tweacking the lasers'), but the successful applicant should also have some passion for 'computer experiments' (i.e. molecular modelling, theory of nonlinear optics, etc.). One position is available immediately; another one will become available within the next half year. For informations and applications please contact: Peter Hamm, Physikalisch Chemisches Institut, Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland, Tel: ++41/1/63 54431, Fax: ++41/1/63 56838, email: phamm@pci.unizh.ch.

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University of New Orleans. An opening for a post-doctoral supramolecular chemist is available in our laboratories. If interested please go to the C & E ChemJobs website at: http://chemistryjobs.acs.org/search/ to fill out an application or contact: Bruce C. Gibb, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, Tel: +1 (504) 280 3152, Email: bgibb@uno.edu, Website: http://www.uno.edu/~bgibb/.

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University of Nevada, Reno. Applications are invited for future openings as they may occur for the positions of Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Scientist, Research Assistant Professor, and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. These positions are non-tenure track and will be filled as funds become available. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Physics, or a closely related field is required. Rank depends on qualifications and experience. For complete position announcement and requirements see http://jobs.unr.edu. For information on the department see http://www.chem.unr.edu. To apply send a letter summarizing qualifications, skills, and experience; a curriculum vitae including publications, and contact information for three professional references to: Xanthea Elsbree, Postdoctoral Search Coordinator, Department of Chemistry/216, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. Application review will begin August 20, 2004. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis through June 30, 2005.

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