Chemistry Newsletter - 09/24/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 30 September 24th, 2007

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department/Executive Committee Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9341 Chemistry

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

 

October 9th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 11th, 2007

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

 

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

October 2nd, 2007

October 16th, 2007

November 6th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 4th, 2007

December 18th, 2007

January 22nd, 2008

February 5th, 2008

February 19th, 2008

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008

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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. on Thursday during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

September 27th

Gil Nathanson

Nita Sahai

John Wright

October 4th

Ned Sibert

Qiang Cui

Bob McMahon

October 11th

Fleming Crim

Tom Record

Song Jin

October 18th

Solvia Cavagnero

Mark Ediger

Lian Yu

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Analytical, Inorganic, Materials Faculty Research Talks – Fall 2007

Room 8335 Chemistry

 

Monday, Sept. 24

Monday, Oct. 1

Monday, Oct. 8

5:45

Prof Mark Ediger

Prof Nita Sahai

Prof John Moore

6:10

Prof Thomas Brunold

Prof Jim Weisshaar

Prof Judith Burstyn

6:35

Pizza/Refreshments

Pizza/Refreshments

Pizza/Refreshments

7:00

Prof Song Jin

Prof Clark Landis

Prof Thomas Kuech

7:25

Prof John Berry

Prof John Wright

Prof Lloyd Smith

Note to students: One of the best things you can do as a new graduate student is to learn about what’s going on in various faculty members’ labs. The analytical, inorganic and materials faculty will be giving a series of short talks on their research. These will be held in Room 8335 beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays during the first weeks of the semester. There will be four 20-minute talks and an informal supper.

This is a great chance to learn about on-going and future research directions, both inside and outside of your immediate area, and to meet faculty on an informal basis. Even if you don’t plan to work for a particular professor, it is always good to know what is happening.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the department. Analytical and Materials students will be required to meet with at least four different professors at some point following these talks, with the goal of joining a research group after November 1st, but no later than November 15, 2007. A form for tracking these appointments will be placed in your mailboxes this week. Inorganic students must meet with a minimum of four professors – at least two during September. If you have questions, please contact your division coordinators.

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Leslie H. Allen, University of Illinois at Urbana. “Studies of Materials Confined to Nanometer Dimensions at High Heating and Cooling Rates Using Nanocalorimetry”

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey Hartgerink, Rice University. “Peptide Self-Assembly: Collagen Triple Helices and Beta- Sheet Nanofibers”

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Avery Watkins, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nicola Burrmann (McMahon Group).

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Professor Bartosz A. Gryzbowski, Northwestern University. “Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Materials”

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Friday, September 28th, 2007 - Environmental Chemistry & Technology Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 660 N. Park St. Chris Babiarz, PhD, WESL. “Mercury in Wisconsin Aquaculture”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nattawan Decharin, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Philip J. Reid, University of Washington. “The Phase-Dependent Photochemical Reaction Dynamics of Halooxides and Nitrosyl Halides”

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Robert Williams, Colorado State University. “Harnessing Total Syntheses of Natural Products to Probe Their Biosynthesis”

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Finke, Colorado State.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Katheryn Resing of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Gui-Bai Liang, Merck. “Diabetes, Januvia and Beyond - Medicinal Chemistry of DPP-4 Inhibitors”

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Friday, October 5th, 2007 - Environmental Chemistry & Technology Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 660 N. Park St. Professor John Wright, UW Madison. “A New Family of Multidimensional Spectroscopies based on a Mixed Frequency/Time Domain Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erin D. Sheets, Pennsylvania State University. “Life as a Lipid: Rafts, Dynamics & Interactions”

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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Jeffrey Kelly, Scripps Research Institute.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Bennett, Medical College of Wisconsin, National Biomedical EPR Center. “Mechanistic Insights into the Dizinc Leucine Aminopeptidase from Vibrio”

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.Dr. Roman Zubarev of Uppsala University, Sweden.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ram Neupane (Landis Group).

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Friday, October 12th, 2007 - Treichel Minisymposium, 10:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. More Information Coming.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Justin Gallivan, Emory University.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “A Quarter Century of Excitons, Polarons and Solitons in Conjugated Systems”

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Stack, Stanford University. “Bioinspired Oxidation Catalysts: Efficient Epoxidation and Hydroxylation Reactivity.”

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Coherence and Spectroscopy in Light Harvesting Complexes”

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies of FRET in Molecular Aggregates”

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Shaffer (McMahon Group).

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Second Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Royce Murray, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Analytical Chemistry and Properties of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Kent Kirshenbaum, New York University.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David J. Nesbitt, JILA. ““Wet” Chemical Physics: From Gas-Liquid Collisions to Single Molecule RNA Folding”

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Serena DeBeer, SSRL SLAC. “Spectroscopic Characterization of High-Valent Managense and Iron Complexes”

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nickeisha Stephenson (Stahl/Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Mo Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko, George Washington University. “Fast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry--New Tools to Uncover Mysteries of Ice”

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chuan He, University of Chicago. “Bacterial Regulation of Metal Ions, Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance”

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roberto Risi (Burke Group).

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Third Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Christopher M. Cheatum, University of Iowa. “Spectroscopic Probes of Enzyme Dynamics”

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Strasser (Burke Group).

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Ross Weatherman, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Andrew D. Miranker, Yale Univesity.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Wong (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William F. Polik, Hope College.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nitash P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sayani Chattopadhyay (Raines Group).

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Giuliano (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Musch (Berry Group).

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean M. Decatur, Mt. Holyoke College.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Weibel Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joel Broussard (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Tom Rovis, University of Colorado.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lani MacArtney (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Stephen Craig, Duke University.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Moody (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group.)

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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Recent Publications

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How can a single second sphere amino acid substitution cause reduction midpoint potential changes of hundreds of millivolts?

Yikilmaz, E; Porta, J; Grove, LE; Vahedi-Faridi, A; Bronshteyn, Y; Brunold, TC*; Borgstahl, GEO; Miller, AF.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (32): 9927-9940 AUG 15 2007.

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Establishing effective simulation protocols for beta- and alpha/beta-mixed peptides. I. QM and QM/MM models.

Zhu, X; Yethiraj, A*; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL THEORY AND COMPUTATION 3 (4): 1538-1549 JUL-AUG 2007.

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Lectin-modified microchannels for mammalian cell capture and purification.

Zheng, T; Yu, HM; Alexander, CM; Beebe, DJ; Smith, LM*.

BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES 9 (4): 611-617 AUG 2007.

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Characterization of the nitrosyl adduct of substrate-bound mouse cysteine dioxygenase by electron paramagnetic resonance: Electronic structure of the active site and mechanistic implications.

Pierce, BS; Gardner, JD; Bailey, LJ; Brunold, TC*; Fox, BG.

BIOCHEMISTRY 46 (29): 8569-8578 JUL 24 2007.

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Relative quantification of carboxylic acid metabolites by liquid chromatography - Mass spectrometry using isotopic variants of cholamine.

Lamos, SM; Shortreed, MR; Frey, BL; Belshaw, PJ*; Smith, LM*.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 79 (14): 5143-5149 JUL 15 2007.

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Microfluidic based platform for characterization of protein interactions in hydrogel nanoenvironments.

Moorthy, J; Burgess, R; Yethiraj, A*; Beebe, D.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 79 (14): 5322-5327 JUL 15 2007.

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Transition-metal-based synthesis of dendralenes.

Park, S; Lee, D*.

SYNTHESIS-STUTTGART (15): 2313-2316 AUG 2 2007.

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Genetic selection reveals the role of a buried, conserved polar residue.

Johnson, RJ; Lin, SR; Raines, RT*.

PROTEIN SCIENCE 16 (8): 1609-1616 AUG 2007.

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Local and tunable n ->pi* interactions regulate amide isomerism in the peptoid backbone.

Gorske, BC; Bastian, BL; Geske, GD; Blackwell, HE*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (29): 8928-+ JUL 25 2007.

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Activation mechanism of a signaling protein at atomic resolution from advanced computations.

Ma, L; Cui, Q*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 129 (33): 10261-10268 AUG 22 2007.

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Dynamics of dilute water in carbon tetrachloride.

Goodnough, JA; Goodrich, L; Farrar, TC*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (28): 6146-6150 JUL 19 2007.

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Spectral quantum beating in mixed frequency/time-domain coherent multidimensional spectroscopy.

Pakoulev, AV; Rickard, MA; Mathew, NA; Kornau, KM; Wright, JC*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A 111 (30): 6999-7005 AUG 2 2007.

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The aza-type-B photochemical rearrangement: The role of a second carbonyl in heterocyclic photochemistry. Mechanistic and exploratory organic photochemistry.

Zimmerman, HE*; Mitkin, OD.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 72 (16): 6091-6096 AUG 3 2007.

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Identification and cardiotropic actions of sulfakinin peptides in the American lobster Homarus americanus.

Dickinson, PS; Stevens, JS; Rus, S; Brennan, HR; Goiney, CC; Smith, CM; Li, L*; Towle, DW; Christie, AE.

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 210 (13): 2278-2289 JUL 1 2007.

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Generalized treatment of NMR spectra for rapid chemical reactions.

Christianson, MD; Landis, CR*.

CONCEPTS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE PART A 30A (4): 165-183 JUL 2007.

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General method for site-specific protein immobilization by staudinger ligation.

Kalia, J; Abbott, NL; Raines, RT*.

BIOCONJUGATE CHEMISTRY 18 (4): 1064-1069 JUL-AUG 2007.

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[2-(Hydroxyethoxy)ethyl] trimethylammonium iodide.

Zhang, L; Bikzhanova, GA; West, R*.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 63: O2284-O2285 Part 5 MAY 2007.

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3,5-dimethyl-1-(triphenylmethyl)-1H-pyrazole.

Guzei, IA*; Keter, FK; Spencer, LC; Darkwa, J.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE 63: O2997-U3134 Part 6 JUN 2007.

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Copyright © 2007 Thomson ISI

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Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association (WBMA) Fall Conference

There are a limited number of complimentary registrations available for high school, undergraduate and graduate students for the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association's (WBMA) Fall Conference http://www.wisbiomed.org/events/forms.php?id=305&category_id=2886 to be held October 18th at Madison Area Technical College.

Annual Meeting: The WBMA is also sponsoring an annual Poster Contest http://www.btci.org/WBMAEvents/default.html for college/university undergraduate and graduate students, with awards to be presented at the WBMA Annual Meeting, to be held at BTCI/Promega on December 3, 2007. Details to be distributed soon!

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Distinguished Professor for Science Education. The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for a senior science educator who will establish her or his vigorous science education program at UNCG and work with faculty in the College and in the School of Education on campus initiatives to improve K-16 education in the sciences. The successful candidate will become the first Helena Gabriel Houston Distinguished Professor for Science Education, with a tenured position as a full professor in an appropriate department in the College, e.g., Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geography, Physics & Astronomy, and with the possibility of a joint appointment in the School of Education. For this position, we seek a senior scientist or science educator with a strong record of accomplishments in science education, national recognition in the field, and clear evidence of the ability to attract significant external funding. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. In the cover letter, or as a separate attachment, the candidate should articulate her or his vision for the role of science education at a research campus. Electronic applications and inquiries are preferred and should be sent to: Professor Jerry L. Walsh, Chair of the Search Committee at: jlwalsh@uncg.edu. Applications sent by mail should be addressed to: the Science Education Search Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27410. Applications will be kept confidential on request.

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Abbott Laboratories. Sr. Technical Support Scientist, AutoReqId: 47180BR, Scientific Research & Development. Primary Function/Goals/Objectives: Lead investigation scientist in a diagnostic technical support group (endocrine, metabolic, cancer, congenital, hepatitis, retrovirus, drug monitoring, and cardiac). Demonstrated skills and knowledge in technical troubleshooting, manufacturing, GMP compliance, documentation, and Abbott instrument systems. Facilitates the investigations, troubleshooting, complaint handling, and development of products and/or processes. Interacts directly with customer support, quality, marketing, and regulatory affairs. Prior international experience helpful as this position interfaces with offshore locations. Utilizes scientific knowledge and operational experience to mentor team members and others. Lead projects, investigations, and product/process improvements. Coordinates and organizes multiple activities. Effectively utilizes project management skills and tools. Recognizes and considers business objectives and takes action to positively impact them. Requirements Skills / Experience Requirements: Excellent research/clinical lab scientist capable of performing hands-on experiments. Proficient in scientific method, root cause analysis, design of experiments. Utilizes appropriate experimental, statistical and project management tools to address critical issues and identify possible solutions. Able to master the Abbott investigation process through experimentation, root cause analysis, validation, verification, and corrective action implementation. Generates and manages project timelines. Coaches and mentors team members. Cultivates relationships with internal and external customers. Ensures team GMP/ISO compliance. Makes sound technical decisions and communicates the rationale and impact of those decisions. Appropriately elevates high-risk decisions. Develops strong networks throughout the division. Strong communication skills, including excellent technical writing abilities and high quality presentation skills. Evaluates adequacy of information to support and defend clinical, quality, regulatory, financial, and operational issues. Recommends plans and alternatives. Experience with automated immunoassay products a plus. Educational Background: PhD or Postdoctoral Fellow with a proven research background in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, medical technology) with typically 7 plus years of experience in a diagnostic related technical / laboratory/ research discipline. PhD or Postdoctoral Fellow with a proven research background in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Or a Bachelor's or Master's Degree with 7+ yrs. of experience in a diagnostic related technical / laboratory / research discipline. Contact: Abbott Laboratories, 100 Abbott Park Road, Dept. 04L4, Bldg. AP8B, Abbott Park, IL 60064-6041, (847)937-1449 - phone, (847)935-6447 - fax.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry (beginning August 2008) and anticipates hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor. Our ACS-certified department values student/faculty interaction and seeks candidates who share our enthusiasm for involving students n interactive learning and student-faculty research. Primary teaching responsibilities will involve teaching biochemistry lecture and lab to groups of deeply engaged, upper-level, biology and chemistry majors. Additional teaching responsibilities will include introductory and/or general chemistry and contributing to university-wide academic programs. Consistent with these responsibilities, the successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a closely related field (by summer of 2008), significant education/experience in both the chemical and life sciences, and a commitment to scholarly research and the liberal arts. Research or teaching experience beyond the earned doctoral degree is preferred. Illinois Wesleyan is a selective liberal arts college located in central Illinois. The university cultivates productive scholarship through startup funding, a vigorous faculty development program, and assistance with external grant writing. Illinois Wesleyan is committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. A complete application (a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, a description of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans including funding ideas and a list of equipment needs) and three letters of reference should be sent to: Biochemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. More information about the department and facilities is available at: http://titan.iwu.edu/~chem. Inquiries may be sent to chem@titan.iwu.edu. Review of complete applications will begin October 22nd and continue until the position is filled. For further information see our jobs web page at: http://www.iwu.edu/~iwujobs.

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Faculty Position. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). UMBC invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of biochemistry, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry (including biophysical and bioorganic) to begin August, 2008. All positions are anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, although highly qualified applicants will be considered for appointment at a higher level. Successful candidates are expected to establish strong research programs and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, description of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendations to be sent to: Dr. Lisa Kelly, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. Electronic submissions can be made to: chemsearch@umbc.edu. Applications will be received until positions are filled.

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Faculty Position in Biochemistry. Miami University - Oxford Campus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or related areas for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2008. Preference will be given to candidates who conduct research that complements a departmental strength in structural biology, including areas such as metabolomics, enzymology, or protein structure/function relationships. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to developing an externally funded research program and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate evels. Applicants should (1) submit a vita, a detailed description of their research, and a statement of teaching philosophy, (2) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: the Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Review of complete applications will begin Nov.1, 2007. The search will continue until the position is filled. More information can be found at: http://www.cas.muohio.edu/chm/. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Gary A. Lorigan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.

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Chemical Education (rank open): The Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC) invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track position with research interests in Chemical Education. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required, a record of accomplishment in teaching, research and service is required for appointment at a senior level. The Chemistry Department at UCDHSC offers a vibrant, urban university setting in a growing department. Construction of a new science building will begin in the 2007-2008 academic year, and several new departmental hires will occur within the next several years. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a vita, and the names and addresses of at least 3 references for position #682198 at: http://www.jobsatcu.com. Applicant review will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. This position will fulfill goals of the college’s strategic plan. The University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center requires background investigations for employment.

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Tennessee invites applications for two tenure track assistant professor positions in the areas of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry, broadly defined. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related fields and are expected to develop nationally recognized research programs as well as participate in the teaching mission of the University. These appointments are expected to begin in August 2008. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants whose research interest interface with research missions of the Joint Institutes established by the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratories and applicants should consult our web page http://www.chem.utk.edu in developing their applications. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, a description of proposed research, and arrange for four letters of reference. All documents should be sent electronically to: analyticalsearch07@ion.chem.utk.edu or inorganicsearch07@ion.chem.utk.edu. Only electronic applications will be considered; acceptable file formats are .pdf or .doc. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

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South Dakota State University. Chemical Education Faculty Position Announcement. Tenure track, 9-month at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Position can be filled beginning on or after January 2, 2008. Review of applications begins October 1, 2007 and continues until the position is filled. This position is for a faculty member in chemical education whose research interests can complement the department’s developing program in chemical education. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses within area of expertise, establishment of an independent, externally-funded research program, participation in departmental, college, and university governance. Earned Ph.D. in chemical education, chemistry or in a closely related discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge and training in any specialty area of chemical education that complements departmental research strengths and foci, and demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program and achieving teaching excellence required. Post-doctoral or equivalent experience; prior experience with federal research grants; demonstrated productivity in specialty area. Applications must be submitted electronically at: http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. A CV, graduate transcripts, and a single document (submitted as an “Other Document”) containing statements of the applicant’s proposed research (5 pages) and teaching philosophy (3 pages) are required, a cover letter may be included as an optional document. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to: ChemSearch@sdstate.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Brandeis University is seeking creative individuals for faculty positions in all areas of chemistry, beginning fall 2008. We expect to appoint at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, but a more advanced appointment for candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered, with the level of appointment depending upon qualifications. The successful applicants are expected to establish vigorous, externally funded research programs and be enthusiastic teachers. The Department of Chemistry anticipates a number of searches over the next several years, and is part of a vibrant and interactive scientific community. Resources include state of the art NMR, X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and electron microscopy facilities; new research buildings are under construction. The suburban campus is located in the Route 128 technology corridor just 20 minutes from Boston and Cambridge. For information about the department, visit http://www.chem.brandeis.edu.Applicants at the assistant level (tenure-track) should submit a CV, description of their research plans and arrange for three letters of recommendation addressed to the search committee at: http://chmsrch@brandeis.edu (preferred) or Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Chemistry MS 015, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02454-9110. Senior applicants should provide a CV, brief description of their research program, and the names of three potential referees. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 1st, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Organic Chemistry, starting Fall 2008. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and the capacity to develop a productive research program that involves undergraduates. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests expand the diversity of research opportunities available to our students. Teaching responsibilities will include general and organic chemistry and an advanced organic synthesis/mechanism course. Our ACS-accredited department has well-developed programs in both chemistry and biochemistry, excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, extensive computer resources, and a broad range of instrumentation that is used in both teaching and research: spectroscopy (400 MHz NMR, FT-IR, UV-vis, AA, microplate absorbance/fluorescence/luminescence), separations (GC/MS and other GC methods, HPLC, electrophoresis, centrifugation), electrochemistry, and imaging (multiwavelength digital imaging, STM/AFM). A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a publication list, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Peter Kuhlman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ebaugh Laboratories, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023. Electronic submissions (Adobe PDF format only) may be sent via email to: kuhlman@denison.edu. For full position description, see http://www.denison.edu/chem/orgposn/. To assure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the assistant professor level. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants with research interests in biological systems, neuroscience, or energy science are especially encouraged to apply. Excellence in research, teaching, and advising at both the graduate and undergraduate levels will be expected of a successful candidate. Teaching loads are commensurate with the expectation of a strong, externally-funded research program. For additional information, see our web site at: http://www.uwyo.edu/chemistry/ or e-mail to: chemistry@uwyo.edu. Applicants should send a CV, research proposal(s) with estimate of start-up costs, brief statement of teaching interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Dept. 3838, 1000 E. University Ave., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. Review of applications will begin October 26, 2007 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

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The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of Chemistry, for an anticipated starting date of September 2008. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are particularly sought, but appointments to senior ranks also will be considered for qualified candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain vigorous independent research programs and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a brief description of research plans, including a onepage executive summary, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, P.O. Box 30012, College Station, TX 77843-3012. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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William Jewell College. Associate or Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Chemistry department website: http://www.jewell.edu/depts/chemistry/. Full-time, tenure-track position, starting August 2008. Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry with strong preparation in analytical chemistry. A willingness to contribute to the college's mission: “William Jewell College promises to offer students an outstanding liberal arts education with a focus on cultivating leadership, service and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.” Previous exposure to an undergraduate, liberal-arts college is desirable. Responsibilities: Teach courses in general, analytical, and instrumental chemistry; be willing to be involved in the college's core curriculum; Take primary responsibility for the department's instrumentation; Engage in research with undergraduates; Contribute through scholarship, advising of students, and service to the department and college; Write proposals for grants to improve instrumentation. Application procedure: Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent and should submit the following items to the address below: Letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; Response to the college's mission (above); Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable until finalists are selected); Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; Plan to engage undergraduate students in research. Send to: Chair, Chemistry Search Committee William Jewell College, Campus Box 1017, 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068. Alternatively, documents may be submitted electronically, in PDF or MS Word format, to the Human Resources Office via: siercksb@william.jewell.edu. Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2007.

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Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for two tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in a) organic synthesis (broadly defined) and b) in any other area of chemistry that complement rather than duplicate our existing strengths, are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will be expected to carry out an effective interdisciplinary research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript (photocopy acceptable), curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Organic Synthesis Faculty Search Committee, or Chair, Open-Field Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2007, and the closing date is November 5, 2007.

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The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University is searching for a tenured faculty member at the Associate/Full Professor level. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. Outstanding candidates with research interests in organic chemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out an effective interdisciplinary research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. degree is required. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and separate summaries of research experience and research plans. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Chair, Organic Chemistry Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-1301. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2007, and the closing date is November 12, 2007.

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Lehigh University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a faculty position (open rank) in organic chemistry. We are especially seeking candidates with interests relevant to synthetic methodology, bioorganic, or chemical biology. Lehigh University has strong interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs in biological sciences and is investing significant resources over the next few years to develop them further. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a record of demonstrated scholarship. Search committee review of candidate files will begin immediately, and all applications submitted by November 2 will receive gull consideration for an August 2008 start date. For more information on the department, consult our homepage: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inche/. The College of Arts & Sciences and Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates should send a CV, teach statement, detailed research proposal, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Robert Flowers, Chair, Search Committee, Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry, 6 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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A postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Jim Mayer at the University of Washington, in Seattle. The position, which is available now, will involve synthesis and mechanistic studies of organometallic compounds coupled with significant electrochemical studies. The position is funded through the new Center for Enabling New Technologies in Catalysis (CENTC), which is the first NSF-funded Phase II Chemical Bonding Center. All of the projects in CENTC are collaborative, and the postdoc to be hired will work together with Professor Melanie Sanford (U of Michigan) and Professor Bill Jones (U of Rochester) and their students. The postdoc will enjoy being part of the broader and highly interactive CENTC community, with opportunities to interact with many faculty, students, postdocs, and industrial sponsors at virtual and in-person meetings. Some opportunity for teaching experience at the University of Washington is also possible. Contact: Jim Mayer, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700, phone: (206) 543-2083, fax: (206) 685-8665, e-mail: mayer@chem.washington.edu.

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Post-doctoral Research Position. Department of Chemistry, Florida State University. The research concerns medium and temperature effects on cis-trans photoisomerization. All candidates with an interest in mechanistic photochemistry are encouraged to apply, but those with experience in mechanistic photochemistry and/or fluorescence spectroscopy will be preferred. Contact: Professor Jack Saltiel, Department of Chemistry, Florida State Universitym Tallahassee, FL, phone: 850-644-5405 e-mail: jsaltiel@chem.fsu.edu. For recent relevant information and publications, see: http://www.chem.fsu.edu/editors/jsaltiel/web/saltiel.htm.

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Professor Joel Miller of the University of Utah has one or more openings for post-doctoral associate(s) for inorganic, organic, and materials chemists to join his group. His group is presently dedicated to making and characterizing new magnetic materials (bulk and thin film) and collaborates extensively with Arthur J. Epstein's laboratory at The Ohio State University. The position is for one year and extendable for a second year upon mutual agreement. We are presently seeking motivated individuals with expertise in the: Chemical synthesis (organic, organometallic, and/or coordination compounds) with expertise in handling air/water sensitive compounds; Magnetic properties of inorganic compounds, and/or Chemical vapor deposition (CVD or OMCVD/MOCVD), preferably of organic/molecular materials; Control of electronic interface properties through surface modification/functionalization. Our laboratory is well equipped for the synthesis, chemical, and magnetic characterization of new materials and include both a Quantum Design MPMS (SQUID) and a QD PPMS, as well as ~6 double DriLabs, Wet Box, TGA/DSC, and a complete list of facilities is available upon request. Where appropriate the successful candidate may participate in experiments at OSU. Qualified interested individuals should email me a: (1) letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) pdf files of any relevant publications, and (4) arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. Contact: Professor Joel S. Miller, Department of Chemistry, Adjunct Professor of Materials Science, University of Utah, Department of Chemistry HEB 2124, 315 S. 1400 E. RM 2124, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0850, 801 585 5455 FAX: 801 581 8433, e-mail: JSMILLER@chem.utah.edu.

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