Chemistry Newsletter - 09/16/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 30
September 16th, 2002

 

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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. Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45 6:45 7:15
September 19 Yethiraj Zimmerman Cui
September 26 Nathanson Wright Hamers
October 3 Cavagnero Sibert Weisshaar
October 10 Smith McMahon Weinhold

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Organic Chemistry Faculty Presentations

The Organic Chemistry Faculty Presentations will take place at the new lecture hall (Room 1315). The presence of the first year Organic students is required.

2:30 2:50 3:10 3:30 4:00 4:20 4:40
Sept. 20 Daesung Lee Ben Shen Hans Reich Break Laura Kiessling Howard Whitlock Sandro Mecozzi
Sept. 27 Helen Blackwell Howard Zimmerman David Lynn Break Shannon Stahl Bob McMahon Ron Raines

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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October 8th, 2002 November 12th, 2002 December 10th, 2002 January 21th,  2003
February 11th, 2003 March 11th, 2003 April 8th, 2003 May 13th, 2003

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

September 17th, 2002 October 1st, 2002 October 29th, 2002 November 5th, 2002
November 19th, 2002 December 3rd, 2002 December 17th, 2002 January 14th, 2003
February 4th, 2003 February 18th, 2003 March 4th, 2003 March 18th, 2003
April 1st, 2003 April 15th, 2003 May 6th, 2003 May 20th, 2003

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nancy Makri, University of Illinois. "Forward-Backward Semiclassical Dynamics."

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 3:30 pm, Room B371, Chemistry Building, UW-Madison. Dr. John Fjeldsted, TOF Program Manager and TOF R/D Project Manager, Agilent Technologies. "Improving Mass Accuracy and Dynamic Range in API-TOF Mass Spectrometry"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gordie Shaw. "Nanoindentation of NiTi shape memory alloy thin films"

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Room 1111, Biotechnology Center Auditorium. Professor James M. Ervasti, UW Madison. "Costameres: The Achilles' Heel of Herculean Muscle"

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Val Keller, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Lyon, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Design and Assembly of Responsive Hydrogel"

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Thursday, September 19st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marisa Kozlowski, University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia. "Identification of Novel Ligands for Asymmetric Synthesis"

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Friday, September 20th, 2002 - Marquette University, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th St., Room 121. Professor Sarah Larsen, University of Iowa. "Actively Green with Zeolite Catalysts"

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Friday, September 20th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Michael Mackay, Michigan State University. "Nanoparticles and How They Affect the Dynamics of Linear Polymers"

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Monday, September 23rd, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Structural Genomics, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. Dr. Homme Hellinga, Duke University. "Computational Design of Proteins: Theory, Experiments, Applications"

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Monday, September 23rd, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeff Wesson, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. " The Effect of Protein Microstructure on Calcium Oxalate Crystallization"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric J. Amis, NIST. "Combinatorial Methods for Investigations of Polymer Physics"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mike Schwartz. "Organic/inorganic interfaces: Organic chemistry meets surface science"

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, 12:00 Noon, Room 1111, Biotechnology Center Auditorium. Professor Richard R. Burgess, UW Madison. "Transcription Factor-RNA Polymerase Interaction as a Target for Drug Discovery"

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Zanni, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy - a New Biophysical Tool"

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Thursday, September 26th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Simon Garrett, Michigan State University. "What's So Special About Nanomaterials? Making Supported Metal Oxide Nanoparticles by Lithography."

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Thursday, September 26th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gary R. Weisman, University of New Hampshire. "Cross-Bridged Tetraamines: Syntesis, Coordination Chemistry, Biomedical Utility, and Conformational Contortions"

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Friday, September 27th, 2002 - Marquette University, 3:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, 535 North 14th St., Room 121. Professor Sarah Larsen, University of Iowa. "Hydrogen Bonds in Proteins: Molecular Models from Quantum Mechanics"

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Friday, September 27th, 2002 - Rheology Research Center - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Osman Basaran, Purdue. "Micro-scale Flows Exhibiting Singularity Formation, Interface Rupture, and Unexpected Dynamics"

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Monday, September 30th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rajendra Rathore, Marquette University.

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September 30th, 2002 - Macromolecules/Materials Chemistry Seminar, Professor David M. Lynn, UW-Madison, Dept of Chemical Engineering. "New Materials for Gene Delivery"

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Monday, September 30th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Structural Genomics, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. Andrzej Joachimiak. "Structural Genomics of Bacterial Transcriptional Factors"

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Diver, SUNY-Buffalo. "Development of Enyne Metathesis for Complex Molecule Synthesis"

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lawrence Pratt, LANL. "A Fresh Attack on the Molecular Theory of Liquids with Some Successful Skirmishes"

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Lawrence. "Ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O"

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karl Wieghardt, Max-Planck-Inst., Germany.

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Profesor Jonathan Jarvik, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Davidovits, Boston College. "Mass Accommodation Coefficients of Organic Gas Phase Species and Gas Phase Hydrogen Halides on 1-Octanol as a Function of Relative Humidity."

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Rakwoo Chang. "What can you learn from a simple toy model?"

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Li Deng, Brandeis University. "Catalytic Asymmetric Reactions with Modified Cinchona Alkaloids"

 

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor James Weisshaar, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Random Walks in Biology"

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chwen-Yang Shew, CUNY. "Conformation and Dynamics of Single Polymers in External Fields: A Simple Model for Inhomogenous Polymer Systems."

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

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Konopka. "Detailed analysis of vesicle motion near the cell membrane"

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Steinhoff.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Nilsson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Friday, October 18th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Pawela, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Prezhdo, University of Washington. "Theory and Simulation of Electro-Optic and Solar Cell Materials."

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christine Morales. "Binding of O2 and C2H4 to nitrogen-bound Pd(0):A DFT mechanistic study"

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Monday, October 23, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeffrey A. Wesson, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. "The effect of protein microstructure on calcium oxalate crystallization.."

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry "Computing Reliable Redox Potentials in Proteins"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rob Corn, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze. "Molecular Assembly and Disassembly: Dithiane- and Trithiane-Based Photolabile scaffolds for Molecular Recognition"

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Monday, October 28, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yiyong He, Graduate Student. "Dynamics in miscible polymer blends and block copolymers."

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Monday, October 28th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 7:30 pm, Room 1360, Biotechnology Center, UW Madison. Dr. David C. Muddiman, Mayo Clinic.

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "To be announced."

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Johan A. Ferreira, Acros Fine Organic Chemical Division, Fisher Scienific.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lei Geng, University of Iowa.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - Meloche Lecture in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Wemmer, UC Berkeley. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Wemmer, UC Berkeley. "To be announced."

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "The Chain Length Dependence of Apomyoglobin Folding and Misfolding"

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Duke University.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, UC San Diego. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom Lutz. "Predicting material properties of polymer mixtures: A dilute blend approach"

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Farrar, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Nichols, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Formaneck. "Understanding allosteric transitions in biomolecules using molecular simulation methods"

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Anderson, Record's Group, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Thermodynamic Nonideality in Multicomponent Systems: Some New Ways of Analyzing Classical Types of Measurements"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robin Garrell, University of California, Los Angeles. "Optimizing Biomolecular Adhesion: >From Mechanisms to Microfluidics"

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Regina Murphy, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering. "Kinetics of Beta-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation"

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Tuesday, December 3th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter. "The effect of dissolved ions on the interactions of HCl gas with liquid glycerol"

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Robert Holiday. "Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions"

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Landick, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology. "RNA Polymerase: Structure, Catalysis, and Regulation"

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

The following link is for the UW Analytical Sciences Seminar 2002: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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CHEMISTRY TUTORS NEEDED

Chemistry Tutors needed for general chemistry, analytical, organic and physical chemistry. Want to make a little extra money? Be a private chem tutor! To sign up, please e-mail Diana Duff at: dlduff@facstaff.wisc.edu with the word tutors in the Subject line. Specify which courses you are willing to tutor and a phone number if you want students you contact you by phone. I will already have your email address. Students needing one on one tutoring will contact you directly.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Cao XP; Hamers RJ.

Interactions of alkylamines with the silicon (001) surface.

JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B 2002, Vol 20, Iss 4, pp 1614-1619.

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Piryatinski A; Skinner JL.

Determining vibrational solvation-correlation functions from three-pulse infrared photon echoes.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2002, Vol 106, Iss 33, pp 8055-8063.

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Torn RD; Nathanson GM.

Surface tensions and surface segregation of n-butanol in sulfuric acid.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 2002, Vol 106, Iss 33, pp 8064-8069.

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Casey CP.

Statement on education - A core commitment of chemists and the ACS.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2002, Vol 79, Iss 9, pp 1036-1036.

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Taylor JW.

Parallels between the evaluation of research and learning.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 207-ANYL.

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Taylor JW.

Synchrotron radiation in materials science.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 235-ANYL.

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Corn RM; Smith EA; Wegner GJ; Goodrich TT; Lee HJ.

SPR imaging measurements of DNA, peptide and protein microarrays.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 254-ANYL.

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Belshaw PJ; Ciolli CJ; Levitsky K; Kalagher S.

Development of a safety-catch linker for the release of electrophiles.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 040-BIOL.

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Belshaw PJ; Levitsky K; Ciolli CJ.

Proximity accelerated alkylation: A strategy for the irreversible inhibition of engineered receptor-ligand pairs.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 076-BIOL.

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Ehrbar AW; Bodsgard BR; Burstyn JN.

Preparation of silica-bound copper(II) macrocycles for phosphate ester cleavage.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 161-BIOL.

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Kiessling LL.

Investigating and manipulating responses to the major antigen in xenotransplantation: The galactosyl-alpha(1-3) galactose epitope.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 002-CARB.

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Kiessling LL.

Chemical approaches to eliciting and inhibiting immune responses.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 080-CARB.

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Thomas WD; Owen RM; Derda R; Wherritt DJ; Kiessling LL.

Synthesis of sulfated Lewis x polymers and their affinity for L-selectin.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 096-CARB.

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Ellis AB.

Building strength and community in chemical research through partnerships.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 108-CHED.

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Moore JW; Jacobsen JJ; Bain GA; March JL.

Chempages laboratory: Computers in support of inquiry-based labs.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 233-CHED.

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Dougan JS; Treichel PM; Middlecamp CH.

What advantage continuity? Student instructor selections in the second semester of general chemistry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 313-CHED.

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Moore JW.

Could the Journal of Chemical Education facilitate academic-industrial communication?

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 295-COLL.

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Smith EA; Wegner GJ; Lee HJ; Corn RM.

SPR imaging measurements of protein adsorption onto carbohydrate and peptide microarrays.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 377-COLL.

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Landis CR.

Interplay of bonding theory and force fields for organotransition metal complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 046-COMP.

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Skinner JL.

Dynamics in liquid water: Computational approaches to calculating ultrafast infrared spectroscopy observables.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 051-COMP.

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Barnhard KI; Moore JW.

Impact of adding interactive paoblem-analysis help to web-based homework assignments.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 096-COMP.

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Moore JW; Barnhard KI; Cole RS; Todd JB.

Using web-based homework and quizzes to redesign a general chemistry course.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 112-COMP.

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Green O; Burstyn JN.

Coinage metal based luminescent ethylene sensors.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 083-INOR.

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Casey CP; Boller TM; Kraft S; Guzei IA.

Structural isomers of aryl substituted eta(3)-propargyl complexes: eta(2)-1-metalla(methylene)cyclopropene and eta(3)-benzyl complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 227-INOR.

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Schenker RP; Brunold TC; Riordan CG; Mandimutsira BS.

Spectroscopic and computational studies on [(PhTt(tBu))Ni](2)(mu-O)(2): Nature of the bis-mu-oxo Ni(III)(2) "diamond" core.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 247-INOR.

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Casey CP; Vos TE.

Synthesis and reactivity of aminocyclopentadienyl ruthenium alcohol complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 282-INOR.

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Tunge JA; Lee TY; Casey CP.

D-0-metal alkyl olefin complexes: Relevance to Ziegler-Natta polymerization.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 285-INOR.

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

Unexpected formation of the isopropylamine complex [2,3,4,5-Ph4(H4-C4CO)](CO)2Ru(H2NCHMe2) in the attempted synthesis of an isopropyl alcohol complex.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 356-INOR.

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Casey CP; Dzwiniel TL.

Cis-enediyne synthesis by cyclization of bis-alkynylcarbene) manganese complexes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 371-INOR.

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Dougan JS; Treichel PM; Vestling MM.

Mass spectrometry and transition metals: Just how useful are calculated isotope patterns?

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 406-INOR.

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Casey CP; Vos TE.

Catalytic reduction of ketones and aldehydes to alcohols with aminocyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydrides.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 424-INOR.

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Casey CP; Johnson JB.

Experimental evidence for concerted hydride and proton transfer in Noyori's p-cymene-Ru(II)-TsDPEN catalyst.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 426-INOR.

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Casey CP; Martins SC; Fagan M.

Mechanistic issues in the enantioselectivity of platinum-catalyzed styrene hydroformylation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 467-INOR.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Synthetic Organic Chemist or Medicinal Chemist. An investigator, tenure-track position is available in the Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry (LMC), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), now operating in its new location in Frederick, Maryland. A recent effort at the NCI to foster drug discovery has been directed to cultivate the spontaneous formation of "molecular target teams" between principal investigators in biology and principal investigators in synthetic organic/medicinal chemistry. The recent explosion of novel and promising molecular targets identified as useful for the potential treatment of cancer demands greater integration between chemistry and biology. As a member of a "molecular target team" of his or her choosing, the new tenure-track investigator occupying this position is expected to play an active role in the design and synthesis of small molecules that will serve as tools to query and perturb a biological system in order to understand both normal and pathologic processes in their natural setting. The LMC has state-of-the art laboratory facilities that include access to two high field NMR instruments, three mass spectrometers and other supporting spectroscopies. In addition, the laboratory has an in-house molecular modeling facility with excellent expertise to support drug-design and database mining. Applicants should have a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry, and a record of publications demonstrating the ability to perform complex syntheses. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills to discuss scientific issues related to the formation of a "molecular target team" and to write scientific papers. Interested individuals should send a two-page statement of research interests and goals, a curriculum vitae and bibliography, a list of their five most significant publications, and three letters of reference to: Mr. Tim Sakemiller Building 578, Room 8 NCI-Frederick P.O. Box B Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201 phone (301) 846-5162 fax (301) 846-6053. Applications must be received or postmarked by October 31, 2002.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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St. Olaf College, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Chemistry Department starting September 1, 2003. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. degree or anticipate completing it before September 1, 2003. The Chemistry Department invites applications from individuals with strong interest in quality undergraduate teaching at all levels of its curriculum. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in instrumental analysis and the development of its laboratory program in concert with the analytical chemistry offerings. The department has expertise in the areas of surface chemistry, electrochemistry, and separation science and seeks diversity in research areas such as the broad application of spectroscopy that particularly addresses approaches to analytical chemistry. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to liberal arts education including the development of a research program that involves undergraduates. Persons applying for this position should provide a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a summary of research interests and goals. In addition, applicants should request that letters of reference be sent by three persons who are well acquainted with the applicant's professional qualifications. Applicants should submit evidence of teaching experience and request those submitting references to comment on teaching performance and potential. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Professor Wesley A. Pearson, Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057-1098, Phone: (507) 646-3400, E-mail: pearson@stolaf.edu. E-mail inquiries are welcome, but no application materials should be sent by e-mail. Review of completed applications will begin on October 14, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. For the full announcement, see: http://www.stolaf.edu/offices/dean-of-college/jobchemistry.html.

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New Mexico State University. Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field. Extensive background in inorganic chemistry; demonstrated research experience in an area of inorganic chemistry (preferably with some postdoctoral experience). This is a tenure-track position. Will assist with teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Must establish an active research program in an area of inorganic chemistry. Contribute to departmental /university service activities. Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, state educational retirement, worker's compensation, and unemployment compensation. Submit letter of application, a complete CV, summary of research plans and teaching interests, copies (unofficial) of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Michael Johnson, Chairman, Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, Box 30001, Dept. 3C. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, Position #20036055. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2002, and continue until the position is filled.

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As part of an aggressive expansion program, the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill up to five new tenure-track faculty positions. Exceptional candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidated for advanced rank positions are encouraged. Interdisciplinary candidates will be considered for joint appointments with other departments. Further information is available on our Web site http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates at the entry level should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and should request three letters of reference. Advanced candidates should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. All materials and requests for information should be directed to: Chair, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2002, but applications past that date will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Faculty Positions in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, The University of Georgia, Athens. 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 have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have demonstrated research skills, and be able to teach in both the Pharm.D. and Ph.D. programs. The successful applicant will also be expected to develop a dynamic, extramurally funded research program, utilizing techniques in molecular and cellular biology, either in an area of cancer chemotherapy or biochemical pharmacology/toxicology. Individuals with expertise in the areas of drug discovery, drug metabolism, antiviral/antimicrobial therapy and/or mechanistic studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2002. To assure full consideration, all applications must be received by this date. Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research plan and three letters of recommendation to: Professor E. Will Taylor, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Building, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2352.

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