Chemistry Newsletter - 09/18/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXXV No. 30 September 18th, 2000

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Congratulations to Emilie Porter !

Congratulations to Emilie Porter on winning the 2000 Collegiate Inventor's Prize sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, OH, which was founded by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Five inventions were chosen out of about 150 entries. Emilie invented an unnatural beta-amino acid based peptide mimic which acts as an antibiotic toward resistant strains of bacteria. She was honored at an induction ceremony for the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio on September 8-9, 2000 and was presented with a check for $20,000. Congratulations Emilie!!

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2000

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 seven 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.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays Place: Room 8335
Schedule for Introductory Research Talks
5:45 6:45 7:15
September 21 Jim Skinner Gil Nathanson John Wright
September 28 Mark Ediger Bob McMahon Bob Hamers
October 5 Tom Record Clark Landis Rob Corn
October 12 Sam Gellman Arun Yethiraj Ned Sibert
October 19 Fleming Crim Steve Nelsen Shannon Stahl

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Oct. 3 Nov. 7
Dec. 5 Jan. 16 Feb. 13
Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Sept. 26
Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 14
Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ranko Richert, Arizona State. "Heterogeneous Dynamics in Supercooled Materials"

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Tuesday, September 19th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. John Yates, University of Pittsburgh. "Novel Corrosion Passivation Methods for Aluminum Using Energetic Oxidizing Species"

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Wednesday, September 20th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Daniel Moser, Postdoc, UW-Madison.

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Wednesday, September 20th 2000 - Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael O. Wolf, University of British Columbia. "Organometallic Molecular Wires"

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Thursday, September 21st, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Mike Wolf, University of B.C.

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Monday, September 25th, 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Doug Sillars, Graduate Student.

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Monday, September 25th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Daniel J. Klingenberg, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Flowing Flexible Fiber Suspensions"

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ricardo Metz, University of Massachusetts. "Photofragment Spectroscopy of Exotic Ions: Dications and Reaction Intermediates"

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Alanna Schepartz, Yale University.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mark Prausnitz, Georgia Institute of Technology. "Drug Delivery by Electrical, Ultrasonic and Microneedle Disruption of Biological Barriers"

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Wednesday, September 27th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 -Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. William Lambert, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 2nd 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Magdolna Hargittai, Eotvos University-Hungary.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Daniel van der Weide, UW-Engineering. "Terahertz Interactions With Molecules, Both Real And Artificial"

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Art Cammers-Goodwin, University of Kentucky.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Steven Cramer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. "A-Priori Design of Low Molecular Weight Displacers Using High Throughput Screening and Quantitative Structure Efficacy Relationship Models"

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Wednesday, October 4th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bo Hong, U Calif. At Irvine.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor David Jonas, University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Emilie Porter, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 9th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan R. Esker, Virginia Tech. "Controlling Polymer Dynamics Through Rod/Coil Interactions"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Rubinstein, UNC, Chapel Hill. "Electrostatic Interactions in Polymeric Systems"

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Marvin Miller, University of Notre Dame.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. E.Terry Papoutsakis, Northwestern University. "Oxygen and its Transport in Hematopoietic Life and Death"

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Wednesday, October 11th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Pat Shapley, University of Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Bernhard Palsson, University of California, San Diego. "Life on the Edge: Genome-Scale Models of Metabolism and Mechanistic Studies of the Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationship"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Department of Chemistry Colloquim, 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Professor Brian C. Coppola, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. "Faculty 2.0: Broadening the Responsibility for Future Faculty Education to Match the Obligations of the Job"

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Thursday, October 12th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Suzanne Walker, Princeton University.

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Monday, October 16th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Winokur, UW Madison, Physics Department. "Polymorphism, Thermochromism & Metastability in Side-Chain Substituted Electronic Polymers"

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Monday, October 16th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jean Francois Halet.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jim Cowin, PNNL. "Sculpting the Oil-Water Interface to Probe Ion Solvation"

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jumi Shin.

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Vemuri Balakotaiah, University of Houston. "Modeling and Bifurcation Analysis of Catalytic Monoliths"

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Wednesday, October 18th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Seth Brown, Notre Dame.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gregor Zlokarnik, (McElvain Lecturer), Aurora Biosciences.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Jesse Lindeman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 23rd, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. XiaoHua (Sam) Qiu, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Polymer Dynamics: From Conformational Transitions to Disentanglement"

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Antony Beris, University of Delaware. "Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Viscoelastic Flows: Challenges and Rewards"

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Wednesday October 25th thru Friday October 27th, 2000. Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University. Wednesday, October 25 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry. "Electron-Rich Multicenter Bonding All Across the Periodic Table" - Thursday, October 26 - 4:00 p.m., Room 1361. "A Chemical and Theoretical Approach to Bonding on Surfaces" - Friday, October 27 - 2:25 p.m. - Room 1361 Chemistry. "Chemistry A Reading from "Oxygen," a New Play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann,"

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Wednesday, October 25th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Dougan, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Rosina Georgiadis, Boston University. "Development of Quantitative Surface Plasmon Resonance Spectroscopy of Interfaces: Successes, Applications and New Directions"

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Thursday, October 26th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Laren Tolbert, Georgia Tech.

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Monday, October 30th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Juan dePablo, UW Madison, Chemical Engineering. "Stabilization of Biological Systems in Polymeric Networks"

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andrew Marcus, Oregon State University.

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Tuesday, October 31th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Alan Russell, University of Pittsburgh. "Enzymatic Neutralization and Detection of Chemical Weapons"

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Wednesday, November 1st 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jason Halfen, UW-Eau Claire.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Don Douglas, University of British Columbia. "Protein Structure in Solution and the Gas Phase Studied by Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Michael Gelman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 6th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Kelley Lake, Grad Student, UW-Madison.

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Gary Slater, University of Ottawa. "An Exact Numerical Approach to Calculating Diffusion Coefficients in Chemistry and Biology"

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joao Soares, University of Waterloo. "Synthesis of Polyolefins with Designed Chain Architectures. A Challenging New Area in Polymer Reaction Engineering"

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Wednesday, November 8th 2000 -Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Jeff Zaleski, Indiana.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Bryce Nelson, University of Wisconsin. "Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging Measurements on DNA and RNA Hybridization Adsorption onto DNA Microarrays"

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Wednesday, November 15th 2000 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Anne- Frances Miller, U of Kentucky.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Brent Iverson, University of Texas.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Standing, (Meloche Lecturer), University of Manitoba.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Cassandra Fraser, University of Virginia. "Polymeric Metal Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Potential Applications"

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Monday, November 6th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mr. Rakwoo Chang, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor John Schrag or Isabella Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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GENERAL CHEMISTRY TUTORS NEEDED

Please sign up by Friday, September 29. Email Diana Duff at dlduff@facstaff.wisc.edu or stop by Room 1328.

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Physical Chemistry Division Students Weekly Seminar Series

The students in the Physical Chemistry Division will be holding our own weekly seminar series beginning this semester. These seminars are student organized and will include student and post-doctoral speakers from throughout the department whose research is in the area of physical chemistry. The speakers signed up for the Fall semester include students from the physical, analytical and organic divisions, and I expect to have representatives from the inorganic division speaking in the near future. All those interested are encouraged to attend. If your research group is not in the physical division and you would like to be notified of upcoming seminars on a weekly basis, let me know and I will add you to my list. This will be the only general announcement. The seminar will take place on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in room 8335 starting on September 19th and continuing through week 14.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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University of Nebraska, Medical Center is seeking outstanding faculty to conduct research in: basic cancer research involving any area of molecular, cellular, or structural biology (e;g., signal transduction, apoptosis, gene expression, chromatin structure, angiogenesis, metastasis); cancer etiology, prevention, and/or chemoprevention using state-of-the-art molecular, genetics-based, and/or genomics-based approaches in their studies; tumor or transplant immunology having research interests in basic or clinical aspects of immunology, with translational potential to cancer and/or transplantation; and NMR spectroscopy and study of macromolecular structure. Experience or interest in the structural biology of proteins and oligosaccharides is especially desired. Faculty appointments are tenure-track with an academic rank at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or above. Eppley Institute is an academic unit of UNMC and a key component of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated cancer center in a dynamic growth phase. The Institute and Center have established research excellence in basic and translational cancer research in hemaroiogic malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers, while breast and prostate cancer research programs are being developed. Applicants should possess a Ph.D., M.D., or other Doctoral-level degree and appropriate postdoctoral training. Successful applicants will be expected to develop extramural funded laboratory research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and participate in the cancer research and breast cancer research training programs funded by NCI and the U.S. Army. Applicants should indicate which position(s) they are applying for and forward curriculum vitae, brief summary of future research plans (two to three pages), and a minimum of three letters of reference to: Dr. Kenneth H. Cowan, Director, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 986805 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-6805. See website: http://www.unmc.edu/Eppley/ for more information.

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Krell Institute. In a continuing effort to address the shortage of computational scientists in the United States, the Department of Energy developed an effective and innovative fellowship program. Over the past nine years, the Department of Energy's Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program (CSGF) has been successfully training the next generation of scientific leaders. This program, jointly funded by the Office of Science and the Office of Defense Programs, provides four years of support to students who are focusing their studies on using high performance computing technology to solve complex problems in science and engineering. More information about the fellowship can be found at http://www.krellinst.org/CSGF.

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The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks applicants to fill the position of Chemical Stockroom Manager. This position is a probationary, full-time, non-teaching academic staff position and carries a 12-month fiscal year appointment. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide day-to-day management and leadership for the Phillips Hall Chemical Stockroom, which distributes chemicals and equipment to support the teaching, research, and outreach missions of the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Physics, and Geography. Management duties include supervision of student employees and limited term employees (LTE), maintenance of inventories, purchasing of reagents, lab supplies, and small equipment, and coordination of the satellite accumulation of hazardous waste. Applicants will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (B.S., B.A.) in Chemistry or its equivalent and demonstrated computer literacy. Effective and collegial interpersonal communication skills are required. Supervisory experience will be considered an asset, as will experience in hazardous waste management (NOTE: the successful applicant will be required to complete additional training in hazardous waste management). Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, transcripts of all post-secondary studies (unofficial copies acceptable), and arrange for three letters of recommendation from persons who can address the applicant's professional training and experience to be sent to: Chair, Stockroom Manager Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004. For priority consideration, complete applications must be received by October 16, 2000. However, screening will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Three Faculty Positions. The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University is seeking to fill up to three tenure track faculty positions across the disciplines of chemistry that complement or add to current interests in teaching and research programs in the department. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: analytical, biological, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical chemistry. Candidates with teaching and research interests that bridge areas in chemistry or are interdisciplinary in nature are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate the area or areas of interest in their application. The level of each appointment is open. The individuals appointed must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and be capable of fulfilling the highest expectations in teaching and research. Applicants should submit a resume, a list of publications, statements describing teaching interests and future research plans, and should arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Peter K. Dorhout, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1872. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2000. However, applications and nominations will be considered until the positions are filled. Detailed information about the department and the positions can be found at http://www.chm.colostate.edu/jobs.html.

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The Department of Chemistry at San Diego State University announces a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry at the assistant professor level with appointment to begin Fall 2001. Applications in all areas of inorganic chemistry are encouraged. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in bioinorganic chemistry and/or to those who will incorporate computational chemistry into their research program. Postdoctoral research experience is essential, and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that attracts external funding. Applicants should be willing to participate in the department's instructional program at any level from freshman chemistry through the Ph.D. program. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate inorganic courses and advanced courses in an area of specialty. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget, relevant reprints, and a statement of teaching interests as well as arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Inorganic Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1030. Review of applications will begin on October 23rd and continue until the position is filled.

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Brown University. Our Department is soliciting applications for a tenure track faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the level of Assistant Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2001. An applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology, organic materials science, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The appointment will be based on high potential for developing a creative and vigorous research program and making strong instructional contributions in organic chemistry. We would very much appreciate your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position and we will be grateful if you will inform them of this opening. An application should contain graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a curriculum vita and a detailed description of proposed research plans and requirements. The application also should be supported by three letters of recommendation. To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2000. All application materials should be addressed to: Professor Christopher T. Seto, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

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Analytical Chemistry. The University of Kansas Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level available beginning August 18, 2001. A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in mass spectrometry, especially involving applications to bioanalytical problems or in an allied area that complements current research in analytical chemistry at the University of Kansas. Duties will include the establishment of a vigorous research program and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should provide letter of interest, resume, summary of research plans, description of teaching expertise and interests, and request that three letters of recommendation be submitted to: Dr. Cynthia Larive, Chair, Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 (clarive@ukans.edu), (785)-864-4269. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The New York University Department of Chemistry is seeking qualified candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions in experimental chemistry, including organic/bioorganic or experimental biophysical chemistry. One position is at the Associate or Full Professor level. The second position is a tenure track junior faculty position in all areas of experimental chemistry, especially physical/biophysical or organic/bioorganic chemistry. Letters of application, a CV, statement of present and future research interests, a list of publications and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the attention of: The Department of Chemistry, 100 Washington Square East, New York, New York 10003.

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Experimental Biophysical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous and innovative research program at the interface of physical and biological chemistry and to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching activities of the Department. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative to develop interdisciplinary research and teaching programs in key areas of biological importance and will commence September 2001. Candidates should submit a CV and a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters o recommendation be sent to: Professor Tom Tullius, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 0215-2521. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2000.

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Emory University is seeking applications for two new Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University. This year we hope to make an appointment to an experimentalist with interests in the broadly defined area of biological chemistry, and another appointment to a candidate with interests in theoretical / computational approaches to problems in biological or materials chemistry. Research laboratories and offices will be in a new building, Cherry Emerson Hall, providing the successful candidates with ample opportunities to complement research interests currently existing within Chemistry and to establish ties with biological and biomaterials research programs pursued elsewhere on our campus. Applicants should submit a resume with publication list, a statement of research plans with estimated startup costs, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Biological Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 1515 Pierce Drive, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Application review will begin in early October 2000.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions in the areas of experimental and theoretical Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics beginning August 2001. Appointments at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level are preferred but outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered. Applicants should have a strong commitment to leading a vigorous, independent research program and to teaching both undergraduate and doctoral students. Candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of proposed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis beginning October 1 until the position is filled. All materials should be mailed to: Physical Chemistry Search Committee, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 251 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the Biochemistry Group beginning August 2001. Particular areas of interest include biomolecular structure and dynamics, physical biochemistry and related fields, and genomics. The successful applicants will have demonstrated significant research accomplishments and the potential to establish a strong, independent research program; will be motivated to develop teaching skills in undergraduate and graduate courses; and will become an integral contributor to the overall teaching and research efforts of the Biochemistry Group. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Biochemistry Search Committee, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 251 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis beginning October 1 until the position is filled.

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The University of Notre Dame invites applications from qualified candidates for a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship within the College of Science. This is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 22, 2001. The position is restricted by the Luce Foundation to women who are U.S. citizens. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the areas present in our departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, or Physics. Preference will be given for appointments in fields where women are currently underrepresented in these departments. The successful applicant will be expected to have a strong conunitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop a vigorous independent research program. Competitive salary and start up funds are available. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Kathleen Cannon, Associate Dean, College of Science, 229 Nieuwland Science Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, In 46556. To insure full consideration, the Search ConuTAttee should receive all materials by December 8, 2000.

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Tennessee Technological Institute. Assistant Professor. Department of Chemistry. A full-time, nine (9) month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2001. A Ph.D. degree in analytical or environmental chemistry, with postdoctoral experience preferred. Candidates must have a demonstrated potential to excel as an educator and ability to teach general chemistry, upper division undergraduate, and graduate level courses in analytical and environmental chemistry. The candidates' research interests should be in environmental chemistry and complement those of current faculty. Instruction in the undergraduate and graduate Chemistry Program including laboratory courses. Development of a strong, independent research program in environmental chemistry to include undergraduate and graduate students participation and pursuit of external funding to support research program. Participation in curricular planning and program development in the new Ph.D. program in Environmental Sciences. Involvement in professional and community service. Demonstration of collegiality and cooperation within the Department, College and University. Applicants must submit a resume, a Tennessee Technological University Application form, description of research interests, copies of transcripts, and arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Eugene A. Kline, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 5055, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505. Application deadline: Initial review of applications will begin November 10, 2000: applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The University of Minnesota-Morris seeks two people having broad intellectual interests and strong commitments to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill two tenure-track positions in chemistry beginning August 13, 2001.

Position #1: candidates must expect to receive a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry by August 13, 2001. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.)

Position #2: candidates must expect to receive a Ph.D. in any area of chemistry by August 13, 2001. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Graduate TA experience is acceptable.)

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry courses including general chemistry and an advanced course in the area of specialty; advising undergraduates; pursuing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of Minnesota that could involve undergraduates; and sharing in the governance and development of the chemistry program as well as the campus at-large. These tenure-track positions carry all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits, and a small-town atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the positions. The standard teaching load is five courses per year. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. and at the Instructor level for others. Salary range: $35,000 to $42,000 depending upon qualifications. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a teaching statement in which approaches to teaching are described and past teaching experiences are evaluated, and (2) a research statement in which the applicant proposes a research program that is viable and accessible to advanced students at a small liberal arts college. Send applications to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair, (Please insert position #.), Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin November 1, 2000. Inquiries can be made to James Togeas, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6309, e-mail: togeasjb@mrs.umn.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Vermont invites applications for a tenure-track position in ORGANIC CHEMISTRY at the Assistant Professor level. Development of a vigorous and innovative research program is expected. Excellent candidates in all areas of organic chemistry will be considered, although the presense of a strong synthetic component is encouraged. The Department of Chemistry has an active Ph.D. program with a number of interdisciplinary activities, and is well-equipped with modern instrumentation. In order to ensure consideration, applications should be complete by November 1, 2000. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and proposed research plans, and also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Jose S. Madalengoitia, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.

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The Department of Chemistry at Bates College, web: http://www.bates.edu, a selective liberal arts college of 1,650 students, invites applications for a tenure track position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2001. Teaching expectations include a two-semester organic chemistry course with laboratory and at least one additional course in an area of interest to the successful applicant. The applicant will be expected to develop a research program that will involve undergraduates. Major departmental equipment holdings for teaching and research include: 300 MHz NMR, EPR, FT-IR, ICP, GC-MS and UV-vis spectrometers, as well as HPLCs ultracentrifuges, IBM work stations (with SPARTAN software) and a Nd. YAG-pumped dye laser. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Review of applications begins October 2, 2000, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests and three letters of recommendation to: Professor T. Glen Lawson Department of Chemistry Search Committee Chair (R2334) c/o Bates College Secretarial Services 2Andrews Road, 7 Lane Hall Lewiston, ME 04240. Email inquiries may be directed to: tlawson@bates.edu.

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The Chemistry Department at Wright State University is seeking to hire two or three outstanding new faculty members to join us in 2001. The positions to be filled will be in the areas of environmental Chemistry and in Chemical education. An advertisement for these positions will appear in Chem ical and Engineering News. For more information please contact: Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.

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The Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan is soliciting applications for two or more tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally strong candidates at more advanced levels will also be considered. The search committee will seek to identify outstanding candidates in two broad areas: (1) those applying methods of structural biology and/or enzyme mechanistic studies to important biological problems and (2) those employing creative, integrative biochemical approaches to key problems in cell, molecular and developmental biology. Such approaches could include enzymology of novel systems, identification of interactions of macromolecules with both macromolecular and small molecule targets, the use of innovative chemistries to elucidate cellular functions, the application of proteomic and genomic approaches to questions of gene and protein expression and function, and integrated use of genetic, molecular and biochemical methods. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a research program with an international reputation, to train doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and to participate in the teaching activities of the department. The committee will review applications beginning November 1, 2000. Applicants should submit a CV, a two page summary of past research and proposal for future research, and reprints of 2 or 3 significant publications and should have three letters of reference forwarded to: Dennis J Thiele, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Ms. Patricia Urban, 5413 Medical Science I, 1300 Catherine Rd., Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0606. For additional information, inquiries can be made by email to: patk@umich.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postgraduate Research Program. United States Environmental Protection Agency - National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio. Postdoctoral Research Opportunity. Research Chemist / Chemical Engineer - Position Number NRMRL 2000-09. Designing of Green Oxidants / Green Catalysis. The manufacturing of petrochemical products, commodity and specialty chemicals produce significant quantities of toxic and hazardous wastes. NRMRL is currently seeking to place a postdoctoral researcher in the green chemistry and engineering program. The research would act to expand in-house capabilities in this area and at the same time his/her own range of expertise. The goal of NRMRL's green chemistry and engineering research is to demonstrate alternative synthesis techniques for the production of chemicals while utilizing pollution prevention and waste minimization techniques. The researcher will be assigned to the Clean Processes Branch, Sustainable Technology Division in Cincinnati, Ohio. For this project, experience in organic or inorganic chemistry with a strong background in catalysis fundamentals, catalysts (homogeneous and/or heterogeneous) that are applicable to the synthesis of partially oxygenated molecules is advantageous. Prior experience should include development, synthesis and characterization of catalysts, reaction kinetics and analytical techniques. Good written and oral communication abilities and computer literacy skills are necessary. The researcher will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments in support of the above objectives. These responsibilities include: catalyst design, synthesis, analytical characterization and experimentation, literature reviews, experimental design, and bench- and/or pilot-scale experiments. The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon the recommendation of NRMRL and subject to availability of funds. Limited inbound travel and moving expenses may be reimbursed according to established policies. The participant must provide proof of health and medical insurance. The appointment is full-time at NRMRL and is administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For additional information contact: Michael Gonzalez, Ph.D., United States Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive; Mail Stop 443, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, Phone: (513)-569-7998 Fax: (513)-569-7677, E-Mail: gonzalez.michael@epa.gov.

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