Chemistry Newsletter - 09/15/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 28 September 15th, 2003

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Professor Thomas Brunold Finishes 8th in Area Ironman Competition

It has come to our attention that our own Thomas Brunold finished the Ironman competition at the top of the competitors from the Madison area. He came in 8th place overall with a time of just over 9 hours 30 minutes! That is an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations Thomas!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

10/14/2003

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

 

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

 

10/07/2003

10/21/2003

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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Introductory Research Talks in Organic Chemistry

Tuesday & Thursday evenings in Seminar Hall [1315], starting at 6:30

First-year Grad Students interested in Organic Chemistry: on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, starting 9 Sept, faculty members interested in mentoring organic students will present brief descriptions of their research programs. These talks are a means of obtaining a broad overview of Organic Chemistry research in the Department. Attendance at these talks is required for all graduate students in the Organic Division; and other students are welcome.

Schedule for Introductory Organic Research Talks:

6:30

6:55

7:35

8:00

September 16

Laura Kiessling

Ben Shen

Hans Reich

Sandro Mecozzi

September 18

Steven Burke

Peter Belshaw

Chuck Casey

Sam Gellman

September 23

Steven Nelsen

Robert McMahon

Padma Gopalan

Howard Zimmerman

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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 six 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 in to the teaching Laboratory Director.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

September 18

Silvia Cavagnero

Stephen Nelsen

Martin Zanni

September 25

Mark Ediger

Ned Sibert

Fleming Crim

October 2

Jim Skinner

Tom Brunold

Lloyd Smith

October 9

Jim Weisshaar

Howard Zimmerman

Sam Gellman

October 16

Tom Record

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates: CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

 

October 2

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qiang Cui, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Initial Insights into the Mechanism of Mechanochemical Coupling in Myosin from Molecular Simulations”

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Terry Sheppard, Northwestern University. “Chemical Biology of DNA and Chemoselective DNA Decoration”

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Thursday, September 18th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University. “Nanoparticle Probes: The Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Indicators”

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Friday, September 19th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Blackwell group. “Microwave Parallel Synthesis of a Chalcone Library on Paper”

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Monday, September 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Narayan Hosmane, Northern Illinois University.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kohei Uosaki, Hokkaido University, Japan. “Non-linear Optical Spectroscopic Studies on Structure and Reactions at Solid/Liquid Interfaces”

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yaoqi Zhou, University of Buffalo. “Turning a Statistical Energy Function Into a Physical Potential of Mean Force for Protein Folding and Binding: The Power of Combining Structural Knowledge with Physical Principles”

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dalia Dhingra, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 25th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Weaver, Graduate Student.

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Friday, September 26th, 2003 - Department of Chemistry Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building, Refreshments at 3:15 p.m. Professor Theodore L. Brown, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. “The Metaphorical Origins of Scientific and Artistic Creativity” http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/TBrown/TBrown.htm.

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Monday, September 29th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulations of the Glass Transition in Thin Films”

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulation of Polymer Brushes”

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Thursday, October 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professors Bob Hamers & John Wright, UW-Madison Chemistry. Bob Hamers. “Molecular and Biomolecular Interfaces to Electronic Materials” and John Wright, “The Marriage of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Coherent Control and the Future of the Couple”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marty Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan. “Monitoring and Discovery of Neurotransmitters by In Vivo Sampling and Capillary Separations”

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amy Lee, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 6th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Davies, Merck Process Research. “Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies in Process Research - Striving for Excellence”

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrea Lee, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David P. Weliky, Michigan State University. “NMR Studies of Viral Fusion Peptides and High Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses”

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Ciolli, Belshaw group.

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, “From Single Molecules to Populations” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Kasem Nithipatikom, Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical. “Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules2

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Ray, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group.

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. R. Mark Wightman, UNC-Chapel Hill. “Watching Neurotransmitters in Action with Voltammetry”

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.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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Haley, JC; Lodge, TP; He, YY; Ediger, MD; von Meerwall, ED; Mijovic, J.

Composition and temperature dependence of terminal and segmental dynamics in polyisoprene/poly(vinylethylene) blends.

MACROMOLECULES, 36 (16): 6142-6151 AUG 12 2003.

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Hansen, EC; Lee, DS.

Enyne metathesis for the formation of macrocyclic 1,3-dienes.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (32): 9582-9583 AUG 13 2003.

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Sillars, DR; Landis, CR.

Catalytic propene polymerization: Determination of propagation, termination, and epimerization kinetics by direct NMR observation of the (EBI)Zr(MeB(C6F5)(3))propenyl catalyst species.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (33): 9894-9895 AUG 20 2003.

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Yoon, S; Holiday, RJ; Crim, FF.

Control of bimolecular reactions: Bond-selected reaction of vibrationally excited CH3D with Cl(P-2(3/2)).

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (9): 4755-4761 SEP 1 2003.

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Woycechowsky, KJ; Hook, BA; Raines, RT.

Catalysis of protein folding by an immobilized small-molecule dithiol.

BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRESS, 19 (4): 1307-1314 JUL-AUG 2003.

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Tran, NT; Dahl, LF.

Nanosized [Pd-69(CO)(36)(PEt3)(18)]: Metal-core geometry containing a linear assembly of three face-sharing centered Pd-33 icosahedra inside of a hexagonal-shaped Pd-30 tube.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 42 (30): 3533-3537 2003.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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Indiana Biosensors Conference

The Indiana Biosensors Conference will be held in Indianapolis on October 29th and will attract researchers at universities that are working in this area, entrepreneurs in this field, venture capitalists, among others. It will provide an opportunity for everyone to find out more about this field, where it is heading, potential partnership opportunities, and potential sources of capital. Why Biosensors? and Why Indiana? A little background: Our effort to push life sciences forward is called the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative (CILSI) and is similar to other efforts around the country (Pittsburgh Greenhouse, St. Louis BioBelt, etc.). Through this effort, last year CILSI undertook a study which identified the areas of greatest strength and commercialization opportunities. Biosensors was one of those areas. To find out more, visit http://www.indianabiosensor.com.

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Argonne Symposium

October 24th - 25, 2003

14th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Students are invited to present papers at Argonne National Laboratory on their research in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics and Physics. All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically. Deadline for submissions of abstracts is September 26th, 2003. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.dep.anl.gov/ugsymp. Symposium contacts: Registration - Conference Services, Argonne National Laboratory, Phone: 630-252-5585, Fax: 630-252-5533. Abstracts - Carol Reynolds, Argonne National Laboratory, Phone: 630-252-4114, Fax: 630-252-3193.

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Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry American Chemical Society

Victor K. LaMer Award for graduate research in colloid and surface chemistry. $2500 PRIZE. The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society invites nominations for the Victor K. LaMer Award for Graduate Research in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. The Award Prize is $2500 and a plaque. The thirty-fifth of these annual awards is to be presented at the 78th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, to be held June 20-23, 2004 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Please send material to: Professor John Y. Walz, Yale University, Department of Chemical Engineering, P.O. Box 208286, New Haven, CT 06520-8286. DEADLINE: The nomination material must be received by November 30, 2003. Eligibility, Criteria and Nomination information can be found in Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None Available For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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A tenure-track faculty position at the University of Missouri-Columbia, in the area of Bioanalytical Chemistry. Appointment at the assistant professor level is preferred, but higher levels will be considered from outstanding individuals. Special consideration will be given to those with research interests in modern separation and analysis of biomolecules and macromolecules. Collaboration and involvement in the newly created Proteomics Center is highly desired. Candidates should submit transcripts, curriculum vitae, and brief description of research plans and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent from people familiar with their capabilities in chemistry. All materials should be sent to: Bioanalytical Faculty Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, 125 Chemistry Bldg., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. The selection process is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara announces a search for up to three tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2004 at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry representing all areas of research are invited to apply. In addition to contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, we anticipate campus-wide interactions in interdisciplinary programs between departments in the Colleges of Letters and Sciences and Engineering, along with other University-based Centers and Institutes. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, description of their research plans, graduate and undergraduate teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2003 and will continue until the positions are filled. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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The University of Arizona is currently searching to appoint two new faculty members in organic chemistry with outstanding research and teaching potential. Our highest priority is for appointments in synthetic organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level, although an appointment at a higher level is possible for suitably qualified candidates. We solicit your help in recommending candidates or calling our search to the attention of suitable candidates. Our Department provides competitive startup packages, salaries and release time and has state-of-the-art NMR, MS and X-ray crystallography facilities staffed by Ph.D. scientists. We also want to call your attention to new developments in Arizona that are attractive for synthetic organic chemists. A joint program with the Departments of Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences has been established with University funding and an NIH Training Grant to recruit students to Chemical Biology and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. The International Genomics Institute will be centered in Arizona with a $93 million funding commitment. In addition, a continuing asset is establishing collaborative work involving synthetic organic chemists with faculty in the College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center, Neuroscience Program, and College of Agriculture. Send to: Professor Victor J. Hruby, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, 1306 E. University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85721, Phone: 520-621-6332, Fax: 520-621-8407, e-mail: hruby@u.arizona.edu.

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Three tenure-track faculty positions at California State University, Sacramento. Our department is seeking applicants in the areas of Organic, Analytical (interest in forensics is desirable) and Biochemistry. All positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must be effective teachers as this is our most important criteria for retention and promotion. In addition candidates must develop a scholarship program that has the potential for external funding and also enhances the education of students. The department is well-equipped with modern instrumentation for a primarily undergraduate institution with a Masters program. CSU, Sacramento has a B.S. degree program that is certified by the American Chemical Society, several B.A. degrees and a Masters degree. Collaboration with other science faculty and industry is encouraged. The appointment will begin in late August 2004. The process for submitting an application is contained within the faculty vacancy announcements included in this letter. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2003 but late applications will be accepted if a position is still open. Send to: Dr. James C. Hill, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University-Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, Fax: 916-278-4986, e-mail: hilljamesc@csus.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding scientists in all areas of Organic Chemistry to apply for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level academic year. Candidates are expected to establish a vigorous research program and pursue excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field and should send a current curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research plans to: John L. McCracken, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of applications will begin October 15, but late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida announces a search for up to four tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2004 at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates for appointment at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. Candidates in all areas of chemistry (Analytical, Bio-, Inorganic, Organic, Physical, Polymer, and Theoretical Chemistry) and outstanding candidates in all areas of research are invited to apply. 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: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 117200, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-7200. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2003 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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The University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in organic chemistry with a focus in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The appointment would begin September 1, 2004. The successful candidate would contribute to teaching organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels and would have the opportunity to develop courses suited to that person. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program. A competitive start-up package of funding, space and facilities will be provided. A doctoral degree in chemistry and postdoctoral experience is expected. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry can be found at the web address: http://www.uvm.edu/~chem/. For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 1, 2003. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and description of proposed research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Jose Madalengoitia, Chair, Synthetic/Bioorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, 82 University PL., Burlington, VT 05405, phone: 802 656-8247, e-mail: Jose.Madalengoitia@uvm.edu.

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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. 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 or immunology or biochemical pharmacology. Focus of the research program should be in one of the areas of drug discovery, 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 1, 2003. Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research plan and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, 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.

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The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in September 2004 in the area of organic chemistry broadly defined, including, but not limited to: bioorganic, materials/polymer, physical organic and synthetic organic chemistry. The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Candidates at more senior levels and in other areas of chemistry will also be considered. Applications for an assistant professorship should consist of a curriculum vitae and a concise research proposal or proposals. These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to search@wuchem.wustl.edu. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to search@wuchem.wustl.edu, with signed originals sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Campus Box 1134, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, Fax # 314-935-4481. Completed assistant professorship applications must be received by 15 October 2003 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, late applications will be accepted until the search is declared closed. Applications for senior-level positions in any field of chemistry will be considered at any time.

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Kansas State University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for the following positions beginning August, 2004: 1) Full/Associate Professor in Analytical and/or Experimental Physical Chemistry; 2) Full/Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry; 3) Assistant Professor in Analytical and/or Experimental Physical Chemistry. We seek outstanding faculty members with research interests in any area of the specified fields, including interdisciplinary research areas. We especially welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of our current faculty. Successful applicants for positions at the Full/Associate Professor level will be internationally recognized for distinction in research, with demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership ability, and an ability to work effectively with their colleagues within the academic community. At the Assistant Professor level the successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in chemistry and is expected to establish a vigorous and creative research program that will attract extramural funding and capable co-workers and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For the Assistant Professor search, outstanding candidates will also be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Informal enquiries to: the Department Head, Professor Sherwood, are welcome (Tel: (785)532-6665; e-mail: escachem@ksu.edu; FAX: (785)532-6666). For the Full/Associate Professor positions, each applicant should submit a letter of application indicating the position of interest, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and a list of current and pending research support, a statement of research and teaching interests, an outline of the research facilities needed, and a list of the names, addresses (mail and e-mail) and telephone numbers of three references from whom letters of reference can be requested. For the Assistant Professor position, each applicant should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a description of proposed research, and should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent by the commencement of screening. All materials should be sent to: Professor Peter M.A. Sherwood, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506-3701. Screening will commence October 20, 2003. Details of the department can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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An opening for a postdoctoral scientist is available in Dr. Daniel Raftery's laboratory in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University. The project will primarily concern the development and application of new methods in high-throughput NMR spectroscopy. This includes the analysis of small molecule combinatorial libraries as well as new methods development for drug screening. A range of NMR instrumentation is available in the laboratory and in Purdue's large NMR facility. The position requires strong NMR skills and an ability to work independently and with graduate students. Interest in NMR probe development is desired, and some familiarity with bioanalytical chemistry or chromatography is considered a plus. Interested applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent as soon as possible. The position is available immediately, and will last for one year, with a second year available by mutual consent. Applicants should feel free to contact him directly by mail, e-mail at: raftery@purdue.edu or phone (765-494-6070). Additional information can be obtained from the group website: http://www.chem.purdue.edu/raftery.

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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments in the various fields of interest to the Division. In chemistry we anticipate that new postdoctoral scholars may be appointed during the coming year in the fields of biochemistry, chemical physics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, electrochemistry, and structural chemistry. Research opportunities in chemical engineering include atmospheric chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, bioengineering, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, catalysis, surface chemistry, and polymeric materials. The majority of postdoctoral scholars are supported by the research funds of faculty members; therefore interested candidates should write directly to the faculty member with whom they wish to work in order to determine whether there are openings. Send to: Professor David A. Tirrell, Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 164-30, Pasadena, California 91125, phone: 626-395-3646, fax: 626-568-8824, e-mail: datirrell@caltech.edu. More information available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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University of California-Berkeley. A postdoctoral position at the Chemical Dynamics Beamline of the Advanced Light Source. The position is ideally suited to someone who is instrumentally oriented and computer savvy, and who would enjoy collaboration on a wide range of projects with users who come to the facility. There will be the opportunity to pursue his/her own science as well. The Chemical Dynamics Beamline is emphasizing a number of new directions, as well as some longer-standing scientific efforts. These include photoelectron-photoion coincidence studies of molecules, radical photoionization spectroscopy, photofragmentation and photoionization via ion and electron velocity map imaging, aerosol surface chemistry, biomolecule mass spectrometry, metal cluster and metal oxide spectroscopy, coherent control dynamics, flame radical production, liquid helium droplet spectroscopy, state-of-the-art kinetics, and photoionization of laser-produced excited states. By development of a variety of tactical end stations that can be easily shuttled in and out for experiments, we have created a highly flexible environment that permits novel ideas to be tried on a regular basis. New efforts include instrumentation for kinetics, aerosol chemistry, and biomolecule and cluster desorption. For more information, please see the web site: http://www.chemicaldynamics.lbl.gov/. Applicants should send their CV and three letters of reference directly to: Stephen R. Leone, 209 Gilman Hall, Department of Chemistry, University of California-Berkeley, CA 94720, Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Director, Chemical Dynamics Beamline, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Science Director, LBNL LUX Project, Ph. 510-643-5467, Fax 510-642-6262, LBNL ph. 510-486-4754, Research of the Leone Group: http://chem.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/leone/leone.html, Linac-Based Ultrafast X-Ray Project (LUX): http://lux.lbl.gov.

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