Chemistry Newsletter - 09/24/2001

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXV No. 31 September 24th, 2001

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Congratulations to Professor Art Ellis

The National Science Foundation has just announced selection of the First "Director's Awards for Distinguished Teaching Scholars" and Art Ellis is one of only seven chosen. He will receive $300,000 for his work. Art is in excellent company. Other recipients include many who are familiar to you- Leah H. Jamieson (Purdue University), Gretchen Kalonji (University of Washington), Eric Mazur (Harvard University), Joseph O'Rourke (Smith College, Mass.), H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University) and Carl E. Wieman (University of Colorado). They will all be honored at a ceremony on November 8 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The director's statement says- "This award embodies our priority to recognize the outstanding contributions of scientists and engineers to the leading edge of scientific knowledge at the same time they are advancing the frontiers of education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Art is cited particularly for his research on electro-optical properties of materials which are widely published and incorporated into instructional materials. He is also cited for his national awards for developing instructional texts, kits and CDs for college and pre-college science classrooms. His project will create instructional materials on nanoscale science and engineering for undergraduates. The Department congratulates you, Art, on this honor. Congratulations Art!!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:20 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

October 2nd, 2001 November 13th, 2001 December 11th, 2001 January 8th, 2002
February 12th, 2002 March 12th, 2002 April 9th, 2002 May 14th, 2002

Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays ---1:30 PM - Chairs Office

September 25th, 2001 October 16th, 2001 November 6th, 2001 November 20th, 2001
December 4th, 2001 December 18th, 2001 January 15th, 2002 February 5th, 2002
February 19th, 2002 March 5th, 2002 March 19th, 2002 April 2nd, 2002
April 16th, 2002 May 7th, 2002 May21st, 2002

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry - Fall 2001

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

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

These talks are a means of finding research opportunities and of obtaining a broad overview of physical chemistry research in the Department. Students expecting to major in physical chemistry should make every effort to attend all of these talks. Teaching Assistants should mark this time on the schedule cards turned into the teaching Laboratory Director.

Time: 5:45 - 7:45 Thursdays - Place: Room 8335

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45 6:45 7:15
September 27th Ned Sibert Qiang Cui Mark Ediger
October 4th Jim Weisshaar Silvia Cavagnero Tom Brunold
October 11th David Schwartz Frank Weinhold Fleming Crim

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Ross Widenhoefer, Duke University.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Mark Lonergan, Oregon State University. "Controlling Charge Transfer at Conjugated Polymer Interfaces"

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Max Heckscher, (Crim Group). "Vibrational level dependent IVR of CH2I2 in solution: Competition between statistical and state-specific mechanisms"

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Matthias Scheffler, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. "Get Real! The Importance of Complexity for Understanding the Function of Surfaces"

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Vichai Reutrakul.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Ralph Schenker, Post-Doc.

 

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Thursday, September 27th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Lloyd M. Smith, UW Madison. "New Technologies for Deciphering the Genome"

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Friday, September 28th, 2001 - Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 2006 Rennebohm Hall*, Dr. David Rotella, Principal Scientist Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. "Discovery and Optimization of PDE5 Inhibitors" * Parking in Lot 70 is open at that time on Friday.

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Monday, October 1st, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Manfred Wagner, TU Berlin. "Rheology of Polymers Melts - The Molecular Stress Funtion Model with Dissipative Constrain Release"

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Chemistry. "Recent Developments in Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular Mechanical Methods."

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Christoph Weise. "Small molecule structure determination with LX-NMR"

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. William Schowalter, University of Illinois-Urbana. "The Equations (of Change) Don't Change, But the Profession of Engineering Does"

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Bob West, UW Chemistry. "Multiple Bonds to Silicon: 20 Years Later"

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Thursday, October 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Margaret Biddle.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.a., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dr. Hye Jin Lee, UW-Madison. "SPR Imaging Measurements of DNA and RNA Microarrays Using Microfluidics"

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Monday, October 8th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Courtney Thurau, Graduate Student. "Influence of Spatially Heterogeneous Dynamics on Physical Aging in Polystyrene"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Benjamin Schwartz, UCLA. " How Does the Solvent Control the Dynamics of Electron Transfer"

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Rob Halter, (McMahon Group).

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Erik J. Fernandez, University of Virginia. "The Protein Unfolding Problem"

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Gary Roberts, UW-Madison Bacteriology Department.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard P. Van Duyne, Northwestern University. "Nanosphere Lithography: Nanoparticle Optics, Biosensors, and Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy"

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Thursday, October 11th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Yi He.

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Monday, October 15th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Quing Cui, UW Chemistry. " Allosteric Control of Enzyme Catalysis and Signal Transduction"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Gerald Marriott, UW Physiology.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Dan Beseman (Wright Group). "Inhomogeneous broadening in multiply vibrationally resonant nonlinear spectroscopies"

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California, Berkeley. "Surfaces: Favorite Media of Evolution and New Technologies"

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2001 - Inorganic/Physical Chemistry Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Gabor Somorjai.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Richard S. Givens, Kansas University.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Martha Montague, UW Chemical Engineering. "Imaging Layers Based on Surface-Initiated Polymers"

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Monday, October 22nd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "A Personal Retrospective on Molecular Dynamics"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Polarizable Force Fields for Waterans Aqueous Solutions"

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Rodney O. Fox, Iowa State University. "BSL and Beyond: Transport Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Hirschfelder Prize Lecture Series. 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bruce Berne, Columbia University. "Simulating Quantum Dynamics in Condensed Systems"

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Juan Xie, Graduate Student. "Electron Transfer in Proteins"

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Thursday, October 25th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Jason Pontrello.

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Monday, October 29th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Leonardo Paterno, UW CPAM. " Fabrication of Ultra-Thin Films of Conducting Polymers by Self-Assembly Technique"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David Smith, University of Nebraska.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Michio Iwaoka, University of Tokyo. "Weak Nonbonded Interactions in Selenium Compounds and Proteins"

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar (MacElvain), 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. David Wineland, NIST-Boulder.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jay Keasling, University of California-Berkeley. "Remodeling Cellular Metabolism for Biosynthesis and Biodegradation"

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Wednesday, October 31th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Paul Ludden, UW-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Thursday, November 1st, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Valerie Keller.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor William Evans, University of California-Irvine.

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Monday, November 5th, 2001 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. J. Kamakshi, UW Chemistry, Graduate Student. " Self-Assembly of Proteins on Membranes"

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Nancy Thompson, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry.Matt Hutchison (Crim Group). "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Ammonia"

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Joan Broderick, Michigan State University.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Thomas Clark.

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Monday, November 12th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Bob Clark, UW Madison, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315. Jingsong Zhang, University of California-Riverside.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Travis Berggren (Smith Group). "Single Pulse Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry-Ink Jet Printing Meets Mass Spec"

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mark A. Barteau, University of Delaware. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Surface Oxametallacycles: Connections to Olefin Epoxidation"

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Dave Schubert.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor David C. Schwartz, UW Madison. "Single Molecule Systems for Genome Analysis"

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Thursday, November 15th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Hinderaker.

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University. "Polymer-Biopolymer and Polymer-Inorganic Nano-Structures: Novel Hybrid Materials"

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Monday, November 19th, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Susie Martins - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Hubbell, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH and University of Zurich.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2001 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Omar Green - Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Chris Lawrence (Skinner Group). "Ultrafast Vibrational Spectroscopy of Water"

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Costas Maranas, Penn State. "Modeling and Optimization in Protein and Metabolic Engineering"

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Thursday, November 29th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Alex Shaginian.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Student Seminar Series, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Wei Cai (Hamers Group). "Chemical Patterning of Iodine-terminated Silicon Surfaces Using Visible Light"

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Reginald M. Penner, University of California-Irvine.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Professor Tim Deming, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Fabio Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute. "Hydrodechlorination Reactions on Palladium Catalysts"

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Thursday, December 6th, 2001 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Matthew Woll.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2001 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder. "Photopolymerization of Degradable Polymer Networks and Their Medical Applications"

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Thursday, December 13th, 2001 - Organic Seminar - Industrial McElvain Seminar, 11:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry. Eric M. Gordon, Sunesis.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Chunwachirasiri W; Kanaglekar I; Winokur MJ; Koe JC; West R.

Structure and chain conformation in poly(methyl-n-alkyl)silanes.

MACROMOLECULES 2001, Vol 34, Iss 19, pp 6719-6726.

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Lim A; Dimalanta ET; Potamousis KD; Yen G; Apodoca J; Tao CH; Lin JY; Qi R; Skiadas J; Ramanathan A; Perna NT; Plunkett G; Burland V; Mau B; Hackett J; Blattner FR; Anantharaman TS; Mishra B; Schwartz DC.

Shotgun optical maps of the whole Escherichia coli O157 : H7 genome.

GENOME RESEARCH 2001, Vol 11, Iss 9, pp 1584-1593.

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Gestwicki JE; Strong LE; Borchardt SL; Cairo CW; Schnoes AM; Kiessling LL.

Designed potent multivalent chemoattractants for Escherichia coli.

BIOORGANIC & MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY 2001, Vol 9, Iss 9, pp 2387-2393.

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Kao WYJ; Lee D.

In vivo modulation of host response and macrophage behavior by polymer networks grafted with fibronectin-derived biomimetic oligopeptides: the role of RGD and PHSRN domains.

BIOMATERIALS 2001, Vol 22, Iss 21, pp 2901-2909.

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Midwest Section of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society

Plan to attend ... The Midwest section of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society will hold it's next meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday October 6, 2001. The meeting will be from 11a to 4p and will include demonstrations, presentations, lunch and vendor exhibits. Stop by theglass shop in room B-311 or call Tracy Drier at 2.9896 for more information.

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National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program

Information about the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program has been posted at the following web site: http://www.rsp.wisc.edu/gsgrant/. This program provides funds for the acquisition or development of research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs.

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The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Fall 2001 Graduate Fellowships in the Applied Physical Sciences. Application deadline is November 2, 2001. US citizens or permanent residents, "Exceptional creativity, Broad understanding of physical principles, Outstanding potential for innovative research. Approximately 25 new fellowships will be awarded commencing in 2002 and renewable for up to 4 additional years. $25,000 per academic year personal stipend, full tuition equivalent. For further information and application, go to www.hertzfoundation.org

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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During the past two decades, the University of Utah has assembled an outstanding group of cellular and molecular biologists and biological chemists. We are seeking students for our graduate programs. We would certainly appreciate any direct communication with undergraduates about our graduate program. Please contact: Molecular Biology Program, 15 North 2030 East, ElHG 533 Room 1400, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5330, Phone: 801-581-5207, Fax: 801-585-2465, Web: http://www.bioscience.utah.edu, Charles B. Grissom, Director, Biological Chemistry Program and Christopher P. Hill, Director, Molecular Biology Program.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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University of California-Berkeley is looking to hire a junior faculty member in either experimental or theoretical physical chemistry this year. We are particularly interested in identifying outstanding women and underrepresented minorities who might be interested in this position. Send information to: Professor Richard J. Saykally, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460, Office: (510) 642-8269, Fax: (510) 642-8369, E-mail: saykally@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

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The University of Western Ontario. Faculty Position in Synthetic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track (probationary) or tenured position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Candidates with excellent research backgrounds in any area of Synthetic Chemistry (including inorganic, organic and polymer chemistry) will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program, and to develop and teach innovative chemistry courses in their field at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry http://www.uwo.ca/chem is a large, research intensive Department with strong programs in many areas of chemistry and with good interdisciplinary links to research groups in other Departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Dentistry. Candidates should send their complete curriculum vitae, the names of three referees and their complete contact information, a description of research accomplishments and a proposal for future research, with an appropriate budget to Prof. R. H. Lipson, Chair, Department of Chemistry. Further information may be obtained from: Prof. Lipson by e-mail: rlipson@uwo.ca, Tel: (519) 661-3122, Fax: (519) 661- 3022, or by post at the Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7. Closing date for receipt of applications is November 15, 2001.

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The department of chemistry and biochemistry, university of Notre Dame is seeking to fill at least four tenure-track positions beginning August 2002. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level are preferred but outstanding candidates at other levels will be considered. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and biochemistry but we have special interest in candidates with expertise in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry or chemical physics and synthetic inorganic and materials chemistry. 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 positions are filled. All materials should be mailed to: Chemistry and Biochemistry 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 at Georgetown University invites applications to fill two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in ORGANIC and INORGANIC CHEMISTRY to begin in Fall 2002. The research fields are open, but should complement those of our current faculty. Candidates must have a PhD degree in chemistry or a closely related field; postdoctoral experience is also desirable. Development of an internationally recognized program of research as well as excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are expected. Please send curriculum vitae and a concise description of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. All application materials should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee/Organic Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry SC, Georgetown University, Box 571227, Washington, DC 20057-1227. To guarantee full consideration, applications should be complete before November 1, 2001.

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Boston University, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in BIOINORGANIC or INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous and innovative research program 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 in key areas of biological chemistry and inorganic materials science, and will commence September 2002. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Tom Tullius, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215-2521. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2001.

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The Chemistry Department at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professorship in Organic Chemistry to begin August 1st, 2002. The position is contingent upon anticipated funding. A doctorate in Chemistry or a related field is required by appointment start date and postdoctoral experience preferred. All areas of organic chemistry will be considered. However, preference will be given to applicants who have interests ranging from bioorganic chemistry to organic materials chemistry. Desirable qualifications include: potential for developing a nationally competitive research program, ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, interest in and potential to teach organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, clear descriptions of teaching interests, past research activities and proposed future research plans, a list of required infrastructure/major instrumentation support facilities, and a list of persons from whom letters of reference have been requested. Address all application materials to: Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, The University of New Mexico, Department of Chemistry, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131. All materials must be received by 01 November 2001.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry. The position will be filled at the assistant professor level. Preferred qualifications include research interests relevant to the biological sciences and post-doctoral experience. Teaching, research, and advising at both the graduate and undergraduate level will be expected of a successful candidate. A minimum of a Ph.D. in chemistry is required. For additional information, see our web site at http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry or e-mail can be sent to chemistry@uwyo.edu. Applicants should send a CV, research plan, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3838. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2001.

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Davidson College, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chemistry with an initial two-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall semester, 2002. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and to the development of an ongoing analytical chemistry research program involving undergraduates. The teaching assignment will normally include inorganic chemical analysis (CHE 12 1) and, in rotation with other members of the department, Techniques in Experimental Chemistry (CHE 361/2) or other introductory or advanced chemistry courses. The position also involves related faculty duties, such as student advising. A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates in all areas of analytical chemistry will be considered, but we are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in the areas of bioanalytical chemistry or environmental chemistry. Additional information about facilities and about the interests of current faculty members is available at the department's web site: http://www.chm.davidson.edu/. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement (TIAA-CREF) and sabbatical leave. Applicants should send a resume, description of teaching interests and experience, summary of research plans, statement of equipment and space needs, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to the address below. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Ruth F. Beeston, Chemistry Search Chair, Davidson College, Box 7120, Davidson, NC 28035-7120. Consideration of completed applications will begin November 5, 2001. For further information, call (704) 894-2303 or send email to rubeeston@davidson.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications or nominations for several tenured and tenure-track faculty positions in ORGANIC and ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY as part of a planned multi-year expansion program. The Department has focused research interests in biological chemistry and materials, and individuals with expertise in these areas are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be expected to have or to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program at the doctoral level, and to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package to its faculty. Further information on these positions, the new research facilities for chemistry (Wolfe Hall), and the Instrumentation Center at The University of Toledo is available at http://www.chem.utoledo.edu. Senior applicants should send their curriculum vitae and a summary of research accomplishments; junior level applicants should also send a research plan and arrange for three letters of recommendation to the be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St. MS 602, Toledo, OH 43606. Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2001 and continue until suitable candidates have been identified.

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Valparaiso University Department of Chemistry. Tenure-track faculty position, preferably at the assistant professor level, in the general area of Biochemistry or Polymer/Material Science, beginning in August, 2002. Candidates should have (or be completing) the Ph.D. Dedication to excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning is imperative. This includes. directing vigorous undergraduate research. Teaching responsibilities will include candidate's area of expertise plus general chemistry. Send resume, statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Warren M. Kosman, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN 46383-6493 by January 15, 2002.

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The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, http://www.scs.uiuc.edu has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in any of the traditional areas of chemistry and the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2002. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 (telephone: 217-333-5071). Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 1, 2001 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2002.

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Announcement of a vacancy chemistry science education, beginning Fall Semester 2002. California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. Ph.D. in any area of chemistry or biochemistry or Ph.D. in Chemical Education. Completion of Ph.D. by appointment date is required. Applicant must have a BA/BS in chemistry or a BS in biochemistry. Postdoctoral experience involving chemical education is preferred. Applicants must have an interest in working in chemical science education and an ability to develop curriculum and work with colleagues/students in this field. These interests and abilities must include the following: Teaching and learning in chemistry; Developing professional relationships with individuals and students in the chemical education community; Working with colleagues in a broad spectrum of disciplines, including those in the College of Education, Developing programs that support chemical education; and developing a scholarship program involving either chemical education or chemical research in any area and to compete for external grants. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. The ability to work with a diverse student population is essential. A knowledge of state or national science standards for K-12 is preferred. Applicant should be aware of developments in the field of chemical education, including various pedagogical approaches to teaching science, applications of group interactions in teaching, and assessment tools. Applicant must have good oral and written communication skills. Applicants should have a strong academic background in chemistry or biochemistry. Experience teaching courses to non-science students and university level introductory courses in chemistry is preferred. Some of the teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant, but more independent experience is preferred. A major component (approximately 50%) of the position initially is teaching to students who plan to be future K-8 teachers. The remaining teaching responsibilities may include teaching courses in area of chemical expertise and introductory general chemistry courses. Over time this assignment may change. The individual should develop connections to the chemical education community, both locally and nationally. The individual will work with colleagues in developing curriculum for non-science students and interdisciplinary approaches to courses and teaching. Individual must develop a scholarship program either in area of chemical education or in area of interest in chemistry. Other duties include: Advising students, committee assignments, community service, and writing external grant applications. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Teaching load for the first two years is reduced. CSU, Sacramento primarily an undergraduate institution. Appointment is for academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary Range: $41,940 to $52,872 plus fringe benefits, depending on experience. Review of Applications will begin October 19, 2001; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and how the applicant views his/her perspective involvement in working with the chemical education community; 4) a statement of proposed scholarly interests appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a NIS program in Chemistry with limited resources; 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies may initially be provided but official transcripts are required if interviewed); 6) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. James C. Hill, Chair, Department of Cbemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, Fax: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: hilljamesc@csus.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Marquette University. The college of arts & sciences, department of chemistry has the following position available: Post doctoral research associate (full-time, grant-funded) responsibilities: Participate in a research project involving the development and applications of multispectral imaging instruments for chemical and biochemical applications. Doctorate in chemistry with hands-on experience with spectroscopy. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested individuals please send letter of interest, resume including list of publications and names of three references to: Professor Chieu D. Tran, Department of Chemistry Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, phone: (414) 288-5428, fax: (414) 288-7066, e-mail: chieu.tran@marquette.edu.

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