Chemistry Newsletter - 09/20/2004

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVIII - No. 29 September 20th, 2004

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

10/12/04

11/9/04

12/14/04

2/8/05

3/8/05

4/12/05

5/10/05

 

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

10/5/04

10/19/04

11/2/04

11/16/04

12/7/04

12/21/04

1/25/05

2/15/05

3/1/05

3/15/05

4/5/05

4/19/05

5/3/05

5/17/05

 

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Organic Faculty Research Presentations

6:30

6:55

7:35

8:00

Thursday, Sept. 21

Silvia Cavagnero

Stephen Nelsen

Peter Belshaw

Hans Reich

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

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

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

 

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

Thursday, September 23

Silvia Cavagnero

Song Jin

Jim Skinner

Thursday, September 30

Sam Gellman

Jim Weisshaar

Mark Ediger

Thursday, October 7

Thomas Brunold

Thursday, October 14

Nita Sahai

Fleming Crim

Ned Sibert

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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Friday, September 24th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Dr. Jim Hurley, UW WRI. “Providing Aqueous Solutions: The UW Aquatic Sciences Center”

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Song Jin, UW-Madison. “Nanoscale Materials for Integrated Nanoelectronic and Nanophotonic Systems”

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

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

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 12:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Hansen, Lee Group. “Macrocyclic Ring Closing Enyne Metathesis”

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Friday, October 1st, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Dr. Joanna Skluzacek, EC&T. “Importance of Electrostatic Interactions for the Electrolyte Selectivity of Inorganic Membranes: The Role of Ionic Strength”

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Benoit Roux, Cornell Medical School. “Theoretical and Computational Models of Ion Channels”

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

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

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

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

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Friday, October 8th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Sam Sibley, EC&T. “Analysis of Natural Organic Matter Foulants on Reverse Osmosis Membranes”

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Monday, October 11th, 2004 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Eitan Geva, University of Michigan. “Simulation of Quantum Molecular Dynamics in the Condensed Phase: Rate Constants, Correlation Functions and Nonequilibrium Dynamics”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, October 22nd, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeffrey Brownson, EC&T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, October 29th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Professor Greg Carmichael, University of Iowa.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 5th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Profesor Tracey Holloway, UW-Gaylord Nelson Institute.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 11th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Andy Rutter, EC&T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 19th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeff Myers, WI DNR. “Regulation, Risk and Air Toxics: Overview of Current Air Toxics Regulatory Risk Assessment Practices at the Federal Level”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 3th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Julie Hahm, EC&T.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, December 10th, 2004 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Tim Lee, CEE.

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

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

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

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

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

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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Outstanding Young Researcher Fellowships

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick in England, I would like to draw your attention to two 3-month postgraduate / postdoctoral fellowships in Chemistry being offered at the University of Warwick from 1 January 2005, for which applications are currently being accepted. The Fellowships are summarized below and further information and application forms can be found at: http://www.warwick.edu. The University of Warwick Outstanding Young Researcher Fellowships provide the next generation of US academic leaders with experience of a leading-edge university research environment outside the USA. The Fellowships fund a 3-month research project at Warwick for US-resident students who are at an advanced stage of their PhD, or recently qualified PhDs in receipt of an offer of a postdoctoral or faculty position at a US university. Fellows will participate in the academic life of the host department and will be mentored by a senior member of academic staff relevant to their field of research. Fellows will receive a stipend of £1000 per month to cover living expenses, and up to £500 in reimbursement of travel costs from the USA. High quality accommodation is reserved on campus for the Fellows. In 2004/2005 at least 6 Outstanding Young Researcher Fellowships will be available: 2 in each of History and Economics, and a minimum of 2 in Chemistry. The Fellowships in Chemistry for 2004/2005 are tenable from January through March 2005. The principal departmental contact for the Chemistry Fellowships is Professor Peter Taylor. Please feel free to contact Professor Taylor directly by e-mail (p.r.taylor@warwick.ac.uk) if you have any questions about these Fellowships.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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MicroSurfaces, Inc., is seeking a student/postdoc who might be interested in an opening immediately at MicroSurfaces, Inc (MSI). MSI is a high-tech company focused on the development of surface coating technology for Biochips and MEMS. The position is initially at the postdoctoral associate level for two years, with potential of becoming a long term position at the research scientist level. The person will be responsible for carrying out research and development of surface coating technology for the immobilization of protein molecules with controlled orientation. This research project is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis (see, e.g., Proteomics, 4 (2004) 1965-1976). The starting salary for the post-doc position is $40,000-50,000 /yr, depending on qualification. I would appreciate it if you could call this to the attention of potential students/postdocs in your group. Send to: Athena Guo, PhD., President/CEO, MicroSurfaces, Inc., 4001 Stinson Blvd., Apache Medical Bldg, Ste 430, Minneapolis, MN 55421, Phone: 612-789-0104, Fax: 612-788-4543, web: http://memsurface.com, e-mail: athena@memsurface.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Rice University anticipates the availability of tenure-track positions in chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Preference will be given to candidates whose research programs complement those of the department in the areas of (1) nano- and materials chemistry and/or (2) biological or biomaterials chemistry. Teaching will be expected in the organic chemistry curriculum or in either physical or inorganic chemistry, respectively. A doctoral degree in chemistry or a related science is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Outstanding candidates who have a strong commitment to both research and teaching are encouraged to apply. All letters of application should include a curriculum vita, a publications list and a description of proposed research projects. These should be sent to: Chair, Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemisty MS 60, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005-1892. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004, and all application materials should be received prior to that date to guarantee full consideration.

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Assistant Professor. The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department, a fourteen-member ACS-approved department, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2005 semester. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in experimental inorganic chemistry (materials science orientation preferred) at the beginning of the appointment, and have a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition to courses in inorganic chemistry, course responsibilities may include general chemistry or chemistry for general education. Scholarly activity, including direction of undergraduate research, is expected. For additional information about the department, university, and surrounding area, please see http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses (mail and email), and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statements of educational philosophy and of research plans to: Dr. Conrad Stanitski, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin October 11, 2004 and continues until the position is filled.

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The University of Washington (Seattle), Department of Chemistry. Applications are invited for two or more tenure track appointments in the Department of Chemistry. Outstanding candidates in all areas of chemistry and interdisciplinary areas involving chemistry will be considered for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, but we seek especially individuals with interests in the areas of organic chemistry (particularly synthesis and computation) and physical chemistry (experimental and theoretical). In exceptional circumstances, appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level may be considered for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring underrepresented students in the sciences. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of future research interests and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference to: Paul B. Hopkins, Chair, Department of Chemistry (Search), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700. Priority will be given to applications received by October 8, 2004. Email inquiries should be directed to search@chem.washington.edu.

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Assistant Professor Analytical/Inorganic. Due to department growth, Barry University's Department of Physical Sciences (http://www.barry.edu/physicalsciences/chemistry/) seeks an assistant professor of analytical/inorganic chemistry to begin August 2005. PhD required. Barry is a mission driven, Catholic, liberal arts university in the Adrian Dominican tradition dedicated to educational and research opportunities for its students. The ideal candidate would teach Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Analysis, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (desirable), contribute to the general chemistry curriculum and pursue a research agenda that involves undergraduates. The candidate would also exhibit a commitment to the mission of the institution. The teaching load is typically 12-13 contact hours per semester. Send CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy, short research plan, unofficial transcripts and three confidential letters of recommendation by November 22, 2004 to: Dr. Tony Wallner, Chair, Department of Physical Sciences, Barry University 11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695.

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Washington University in St. Louis - Chemistry Department. Chemistry - Assistant Professorship. The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to fill a position to begin in the fall 2005 in any area of physical chemistry including at the interfaces with biological and materials 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. Applications 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 63 130-4899, [FAX no. (314) 935-4481]. Completed applications for the position must be received by 1 November 2004 to ensure inclusion in the initial review. However, late applications will be accepted until the search is declared closed.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of organic chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. Texas Tech University, which is classified as a Doctoral Research University-Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation, has an enrollment of 29,000 students and is one of the major, state-supported, multidisciplinary universities in the Southwest. It offers approximately 100 master's degree programs and 50 doctoral programs, with Schools of Medicine and of Law located on the main campus. Within the university, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with 28 tenure-track faculty positions, is among the top academic units in terms of funded research and graduate education. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, well-funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Send applications to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061. These should include a curriculum vita, statement of proposed research (including start-up requirements) and names of three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be made to: Professor David Birney at 806-742-1289 (FAX) or e-mail: David.Birney@ttu.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 15, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the department can be obtained at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/.

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Cal State Fullerton, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory courses in Organic Chemistry at both the undergraduate and master's levels. Faculty-guided research involving undergraduates and M.S. thesis students is an essential part of the Department's educational program. He/she will engage in a vigorous and productive research program involving students at both levels and is expected to pursue extramural funding to support his/her research interests and regularly publish in recognized disciplinary journals. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required; Preference will be given to those with post-doctoral or comparable research experience; Preference will be given to applicants with a research emphasis in synthesis; Candidates must be able to provide evidence of effective teaching ability at the undergraduate or graduate level or the potential for successful teaching of organic chemistry. Appointment Date: August 2005. Rank & Salary: The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. There are opportunities to augment salary by teaching summer session courses and/or through intra- and extramural research grants. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and /or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/benefits/compare_benefits.htm. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae (including names of references), a summary of proposed research, and a summary of teaching philosophy and preferences, and arrange for three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with their teaching and research potential. Please send all materials to: Prof. Christina Goode, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6866, Fullerton, CA 92834-6866 Phone: (714) 278-3621 FAX: (714) 278-5316. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2004 and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. For more information about the department or position go to: http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu/ or E-mail: cgoode@fullerton.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania plans to make an appointment in the area of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on inorganic materials or bioinorganic chemistry. The appointment can be at any rank. Minority and women applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2005. Senior applicants should send their curriculum vitae and list of publications to: Larry G. Sneddon, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323 at their earliest convenience. Applicants at the assistant professor level should submit the above materials in addition to a description of proposed research and 3 reference letters by October 22, 2004.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Texas Tech University. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in any area of analytical chemistry, broadly defined, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, well-funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications, which should include a Curriculum Vita, a statement of proposed research (including start-up requirements), preferred areas of teaching, and three letters of reference, can be sent to: The Analytical Search Committee, Attention Dr. Purnendu K. Dasgupta, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061. Inquiries can be made to: Professor Dasgupta at 806-742-1289 (FAX) or e-mail: Sandy.Dasgupta@ttu.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the department can be obtained at
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/.

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University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry. We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in synthetic chemistry. Selection criteria will include a strong record of innovative research, the potential for establishing an active and highly visible research program, and an interest and commitment to teaching excellence. This synthesis-based faculty search embraces research interests in organic, inorganic, and biological, as well as interdisciplinary chemistry. Search Committee review of applications will begin October 1, 2004 but applications will continue to be accepted for consideration until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319. Posted C & E News August 2 and 23; Science August 13.

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University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry. We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in analytical/physical chemistry. Selection criteria will include a strong record of innovative research, the potential for establishing an active and highly visible research program, and an interest and commitment to teaching excellence. This measurement-based faculty search especially encourages research proposals exploring emerging opportunities in bioanalytical, materials, physical, spectroscopy, theoretical, or interdisciplinary chemistry. Search Committee review of applications will begin October 1, 2004 but applications will continue to be accepted for consideration until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319. Posted C & E News August 2 and 23; Science August 13.

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University of Virginia, Department of Chemistry. We invite applications for two non tenure-track general faculty positions to assist in teaching and developing our undergraduate laboratory curriculum. One position will focus on the lower-division General and/or Organic Chemistry laboratories while the second will focus on our upper-division advanced Analytical/physical and/or Biochemistry laboratories. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. Search Committee review of applications will begin October 1, 2004 but applications will continue to be accepted for consideration until the positions are filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief description of their chemical education experience and plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Undergraduate Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400319, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319. Posted C & E News August 2 and 23; Science August 13 and J. Chem. Ed September Issue.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania plans to make a tenure track appointment in chemistry at the assistant professor level. The appointment can be in any field of chemistry. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2005. Minority and women applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of proposed research and 3 reference letters by October 22, 2004 to: Larry G. Sneddon, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323.

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The Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Organic Chemistry effective on or after July 1, 2005. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in the broadly defined area of Organic Synthesis or Organic Materials, a strong academic background, an excellent research record and potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct an active and innovative research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2004. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, an outline of their proposed research, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Chair of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St. George Street, Room 151 Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6, Canada. You may mail your material, to the address above, or email to, chmsrch@chem.utoronto.ca. If you are submitting electronically, only PDF documents will be accepted.

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The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure track position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2005. Outstanding candidates in any area of physical chemistry will be considered but preference will be given to candidates who can also teach inorganic chemistry. A Ph.D. in physical chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience preferred. Candidates should forward an introductory letter, a vita, copies of graduate/undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals (including an estimate of start-up costs), and should arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. J. R. Gandler, Chair, Physical Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, M/S-SB 70, Fresno, CA 93740-8034. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1. Application details at: http://www.csufresno.edu/Chemistry/search.

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Assistant Professor, Analytical Chemistry, University of Delaware. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in analytical chemistry as defined broadly. The initial appointment will commence September 1, 2005. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and is expected to establish an externally funded and internationally visible research program that complements current research activities in the Department. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of initial research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Analytical Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. The Search Committee will begin the review of applications on November 15, 2004.

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