Chemistry Newsletter - 09/23/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 31 September 23rd, 2002

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Dr. Paul Schatz Receives Career Service Award

The College of Letters and Science has just announced that Dr. Paul Schatz has been named as the recipient of the College of Letters and Science Career Service Award for this year. Paul directed the Department of Chemistry's Organic Laboratories and is responsible for making them a model for undergraduate instruction in organic chemistry. He has also been very active nationally in advancing undergraduate instruction in organic chemistry. This award recognizes exceptional accomplishment and service to the University and the College of Letters and Science. The award will be presented at a special reception on Friday, October 11, 2002 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Fluno Center, Skyview Room, 601 University Avenue. Faculty and staff are invited to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cindy Paine at 265-6351 or e-mail at cpaine@ls.admin.wisc.edu by Friday, Oct. 4. Congratulations, Paul!

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Professor Bassam Shakhashiri Elected Fellow of New York Academy of Sciences

The Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences has chosen Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri to become a Fellow of the Academy. Fellowship is a distinction conferred on a limited number of scientists who have made important contribution to the advancement of science or to issues related to the intersection of science and society. Bassam is the only chemist among the 10 fellows chosen this year. Congratulations Bassam!

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Professors Ned Sibert and Robert West Win The James W. Taylor Teaching Award

The James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Pharmacia Corporation for 2002 has been given to Professors Ned Sibert and Robert West for their outstanding teaching and educational leadership in the Department of Chemistry. The Awards will be presented at a special symposium on November 15, 2002. Please join us on that date in celebrating and congratulating Ned and Bob on their accomplishments. Congratulations Ned and Bob!

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry. Thursdays 5:45-7:45 pm, Room 8335.

For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. Thursdays during the first six weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Since these talks are brief, students should follow up by contacting individual faculty members in whose research they are interested. Each student should interview at least three faculty members during the fall semester concerning research opportunities.

These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

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

 

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Organic Chemistry Faculty Presentations

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

2:30 2:50 3:10 3:30 4:00 4:20 4:40
Sept. 27 Helen Blackwell Howard Zimmerman David Lynn Break Shannon Stahl Bob McMahon Ron Raines

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jonathan Jarvik, Carnegie Mellon University. "Protein Discovery and Functional Annotation in Living Cells Using CD-Tagging"

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeffery Johnson.

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Monday, October 7th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aaron Odom, Michigan State University.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Coherent Control in Multidimensional Vibrational Spectroscopy"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rob Corn, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "SPR imaging measurements of DNA, peptide and protein microarrays"

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

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

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Monday, October 28th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 7:30 pm, Room 1360, Biotechnology Center, UW Madison. Dr. David C. Muddiman, Mayo Clinic. "ESI-FTICR Mass Spectrometry: From Genotyping to Phosphopeptide Mapping all in a Single Cell"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

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

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Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has announced their Graduate Fellowship Competition for this year. The Fellowships are $25,000 per 9 months with full tuition. They are renewable for 4 additional years. There are 28 schools eligible to compete and Madison is one of them. They will award 25 this year. The application deadline is November 1, 2002. For more information, see www.hertzfoundation.org.

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NOS 38th National Organic Symposium

June 8th - 12th, 2003 - Indiana University, Bloomington. Roger Adams Awardee: Dr. Albert Eschenmoser, ETH, Switzerland and The Scripps Research Institute, USA. Web: www.nos2003.org.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The Dept. of Chemistry at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) has an opening for an Instructor of Physical Chemistry. Details may be found at http://www.chem.wsu.edu/search/vacancies.html. This is a permanent, 12 month, non-tenure track position.

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Assistant Chemist - full-time one-year contract-funded appointment with the possibility of an extension subject to continued funding. The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), a division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Conduct assigned applied research on Illinois coal fly ash utilization involving the production of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAU) products. Collect and characterize coal f1y ash samples from Illinois. Conduct laboratory experiments, including small-scale AAC, short-term leaching tests and structural studies on the suitability of fly ash in the making of AAC products. Prepare fly ash and AAC sample extracts for chemical analyses. Requires a strong background in general, physical and analytical chemistry. Familiarity with modern laboratory instruments and equipment, and ability to maintain them. Know and practice laboratory safety procedures. Ability to collect, prepare, conduct experiments with and analyze solid samples for chemical an physical characterization and leaching studies. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Ability to prepare laboratory contract and scientific reports documenting research results. Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets. Initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work as a member of a team. Ability to develop and implement experimental methods and/or design is helpful. Ability to lift and manipulate items weighing up to 50 pounds is helpful. Minimum education/experience requirements: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering or related field with 4 years research experience, or master's degree as above with 2 years research For required application form, please contact: Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign IL 61820, 217-244-2401 (phone) 217-244-7004 (fax), e-mail: walston@isgs.uiuc.edu. Web: http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu.

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The Chemistry Department at Rice University anticipates a position as a non-tenure-track Wiess Instructor of Chemistry beginning Fall 2003. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the introductory chemistry program (general chemistry and/or organic chemistry, lecture and/or laboratory classes) and will also have some assignments at the advanced level. Involvement in curriculum development and enhancement projects is expected. Experience with Web page design and maintenance and in the use of media and graphics for classroom presentations are desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential for this position. One purpose of this position is to provide educational experience for promising new Ph.D.'s interested in an academic career. Opportunities to participate in research projects are available. Preference will be given to candidates who are currently finishing or who have received their doctorate within the last four years. All applications, which should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference, should be sent to: Wiess Instructor Search, Department of Chemistry MS60, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2002.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department invites applications for two tenure-track assistant/associate professor positions to join a twelve-member ACS-approved department beginning Fall 2003 semester. One position is in biochemistry; the other is in organic chemistry. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or organic chemistry at the beginning of the appointment, and a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition to assignments in biochemistry or organic chemistry, course responsibilities may include health-science 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, see http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses, 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 September 30, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry. We anticipate an opening for Assistant professor in both Organic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry, to begin September 2003, and seek outstanding candidates for these positions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry and postdoctoral experience. These positions require development of internationally recognized programs of scholarly research as well as excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates should send a CV, a description of research projects and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor William R. Roush, Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1055. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2002.

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Position in Analytical Chemistry Department of Chemistry Louisiana State University. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry or related field. Additional Qualifications Desired: preference will be given to all candidates with research emphasis in analytical chemistry. The candidate must be capable of building a highly competitive research effort and will be responsible for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The department is making a strong effort to build research programs emphasizing biological, materials, and environmental chemistry. Candidates with research programs coupled to these efforts are preferred. This is a tenure-track position and preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level. However, candidates at all levels will be considered. Female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of applicant. Application package should include: 1. resume; 2. summary proposal/individual proposals on research topics that the candidate wishes to pursue; 3. summary of the applicant's teaching philosophy. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent to the search committee at the address below. Application deadline: October 15, 2002, or until a candidate is selected. Please submit letter of application and resume to: Analytical Faculty Search Committee, Prof. Steven A. Soper, Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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The Dept. of Chemistry at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry. Details may be found at http://www.chem.wsu.edu/search/vacancies.html. This is a permanent, academic year, tenure track appointment.

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Syracuse University, Department of Chemistry, invites nominations and applications for three faculty positions beginning in August 2003. Undergraduate and graduate level teaching responsibilities for the three new faculty will be in the areas of bio-organic and organic chemistry, biochemistry and biophysical chemistry, and physical chemistry. Individuals with research interests related to the structural and pharmacological aspects of cell signaling are particularly encouraged to apply. Assistant professor appointments will be tenure-track; individuals meriting appointment as tenured associate or full professors are welcome to apply. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, outlines of research plans, descriptions of teaching strengths, preferences, and tenets, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: The Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Applicant screening will begin October 15, 2002, and continue until all positions are filled.

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Hastings College. Tenure track faculty position. Date of appointment: Late August, 2003. Qualifications: Ph.D. (A.B.D considered) in Chemistry, with an emphasis in Organic Chemistry. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and the ability to work in areas other than specialty. Responsibilities include teaching two semesters of Organic Chemistry (with lab), two semesters of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (with lab), advanced courses in area of specialty, senior capstones, and two or three sections of general-education chemistry classes for non-majors. Teaching load is 12 hours per semester and three hours during the January Interim term. The College gives highest priority to teaching effectiveness. Willingness to advise, counsel, and work closely with students is essential. This is a tenure track position. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with academic credentials and experience. A comprehensive employee benefit package, including a sabbatical program, is provided. Candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to send a vita, a personal statement on why you want to become a member of the Hastings College faculty, and either (1) official credential file, or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work, and three letters of reference to: Richard Lloyd, Academic Dean, Hastings College, Hastings, NE 68902-0269. Phone: (402) 4617360. Fax: (402) 461-7778. E-mail: rlloyd@hastings.edu. Experienced teachers are also encouraged to submit copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations. To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by October 18, 2002. To find out more information about Hastings College please visit our website at http://www.hastings.edu.

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

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The Chemistry Department at the University of Wyoming is seeking candidates for an assistant professor position in organic chemistry and another assistant professor position in either inorganic or analytical chemistry. Applicants with a research interest in the biological sciences are encouraged to apply. The position was advertised in the August 19, August 26, September 2, and September 16 issues of C&E News. Applications from candidates specializing in organic, analytical or inorganic chemistry who have completed or will complete their Ph.D. degree requirements by September 2003 are welcome to apply. Excellence in research and in teaching in one of these areas of chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will be expected. Applicants should submit a detailed description of research plans and a curriculum vita. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, which directly address his/her promise as a scholar/academician. These letters should be sent directly to the search committee chair from the references. The organic search committee chair contact is: Edward Clennan, Organic Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838. The inorganic/analytical search committee chair contact is: Keith Carron, Inorganic/Analytical Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry University of Wyoming Laramie, WY 82071-3838. For additional information, applicants can view our web site at http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry.

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North Central College invites applications for a tenure track appointment as assistant or associate professor beginning September 2003. A Ph.D. is required. Applicants should demonstrate their potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and development of a productive research program involving undergraduates. Teaching assignment includes introductory chemistry for majors and non-majors, courses in analytical chemistry and development of a course in specialization. For more information about the school and department, see: http://www.noctrl.edu. To apply, send a letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, research proposal detailing how students will be involved, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Nancy Peterson, c/o Academic Affairs Office, North Central College, 30 N Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540-4690. Review of applications begins October 7, 2002 and continues until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Two year postdoctoral position for teaching and research starting August 15, 2003. Barnard College is a 4-year liberal arts college for women, associated with Columbia University. Responsibilities include teaching one course per year and helping run small undergraduate research group, as well as pursuing an independent research project. Research involves standard air-sensitive Schlenk-line and dry-box techniques for inorganic synthesis. Teaching subjects likely to include inorganic, general, analytical, or physical chemistry and are negotiable. Salary is $38,000 per year. Applicants should send a CV, two letters of recommendation, one research proposal, and a one- page statement of teaching philosophy via email to: ldoerrer@barnard.edu., and applications are due December 1, 2002. Linda H. Doerrer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, phone: 212-854-2074, fax: 212-854-2310.

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A Postdoctoral Position is available immediately at the University of Arizona on a DOE-sponsored project involving the creation and characterization of biomimetic photosynthetic systems embedded in lipid bilayers supported on electroactive planar waveguide platforms. The project is jointly supervised by Professors Scott Saavedra and Neal Armstrong. Candidates wishing to participate in this highly multi-disciplinary research endeavor must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: electrochemical growth and characterization of ultra-thin conducting polymer films, optical and electrochemical characterization of organic thin film materials using advanced techniques (e.g., scanning probe microscopies, surface spectroscopies), coupling of biological thin films, esp. lipid-based films, to solid supports. Send CV and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Scott Saavedra, Department of Chemistry, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0041, voice (520) 621-9761, fax (520) 621-8407, E-mail: saavedra@u.arizona.edu. Web: http://www.chem.arizona.edu/faculty/saav/saavx.html.

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Postdoctoral Position: Environmental Chemistry Iowa State University. A Dreyfus Postdoctoral position in Environmental Chemistry will open shortly at Iowa State University. Among the possible projects are photochemical and spectroscopic applications. The initial appointment is for 1 year with a salary of $35,000 plus benefits, with a second year upon mutual agreement. For complete information, including a list of possible advisors and application information, please visit: http://www.chem.iastate.edu/dreyfus. Alternatively, you may contact Professor William Jenks about the position at: Professor William S. Jenks, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3111, fax (515) 294-9623,voice (515) 294-4711, e-mail: wsjenks@iastate.edu, web: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wsjenks.

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Postdoctoral Position in Biophysical Chemistry. Temple University. We have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate interested in studying light-driven DNA repair in bacterial proteins using ultrafast laser techniques. The position involves working with a 1 kHz amplified Ti:sapphire laser system. Besides experience with ultrafast lasers good communication and computer skills are a must. Representative publications include: MacFarlane IV, A.W. & Stanley, R.J. Evidence of Powerful Substrate Electric Fields in DNA Photolyase: Implications for Thymidine Dimer Repair. Biochemistry 40, 15203-15214 (2001). Stanley, R.J. & MacFarlane IV, A.W, Ultrafast Excited State Dynamics of Oxidized Flavins: Direct Observations of Quenching by Purines. J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 6899-6906 (2000). For more information about our research group point your web browser to: http://www.chem.temple.edu/depart%7E1/stanley/stanley%20web%20page%202002.htm. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal one or more years based on mutual consent and continued funding. Interested individuals should send a cover letter with a CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Robert Stanley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, 201 Beury Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia PA 19122, phone: (215) 204-2027, (215) 204-1532 (FAX), Email: robert.stanley@temple.edu.

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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments in the various fields of interest to the Division. In chemistry we anticipate that new postdoctoral scholars may be appointed during the coming year in the fields of biochemistry, chemical physics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, electrochemistry, and structural chemistry. Research opportunities in chemical engineering include atmospheric chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, bioengineering, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, catalysis, surface chemistry, and polymeric materials. The majority of postdoctoral scholars are supported by the research funds of faculty members; therefore interested candidates should write directly to the faculty member with whom they wish to work in order to determine whether there are openings. The complete listing can be found in the Chemistry Copy Center, Room 1146, Chemistry Building or check the Cal Tech Web page at: http://www.chemistry.caltech.edu/.

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