Chemistry Newsletter - 09/25/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 31 September 25th, 2006

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Laura Kiessling wins ACS Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal

Professor Laura Kiessling has won the ACS Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal for “distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists”. The award is sponsored by the Olin Corporation. Congratulations Laura!!

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Sam Gellman wins the ACS Ralph F. Hirschmann Award

Professor Sam Gellman has won the ACS Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry for “outstanding achievements in the chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics of peptides”. The award is sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories. Congratulations Sam!!

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Song Jin named one of MIT Technology Review magazine's TR35 for the year of 2006

Assistant Professor Song Jin has been named one of MIT Technology Review magazine's TR35 for the year of 2006. TR35 is a group 35 top innovators in diverse areas spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, etc., all under the age of 35. Congratulations Song!!

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Pamela Doolittle and her horse, Cobra, place 3rd in the Markel Young Horse National Championships

Pam Doolittle and Coby competed against 14 Olympic riders and horses representing 21 States last weekend in Lexington, Ky. in the most prestigious competition of its kind in the U.S. Pam and Coby placed third, only a few tenths of a point behind the pair that tied for first. Congratulations Pam!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

9/26/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

 

9/26/2006

10/10/2006

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks

Here is the Fall 2006 schedule for the Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks for entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry.

 

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

September 28th

Bob McMahon

Jim Skinner

Frank Keutsch

 

October 5th

Fleming Crim

Thomas Brunold

John Berry

 

October 12th

Tom Record

John Wright

Arun Yethiraj

Qiang Cui

October 19th

Gil Nathanson

Song Jin

Bob Hamers

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Sotiris S. Xantheas, Chief Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, PNNL. “Intermolecular Interactions in Water: Development of New Models and Applications to Water Clusters, Clathrate Hydrates, Liquid Water and Ice”

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Heidi Yoon, Crim Group.

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine. “Darwin's Most Significant Discovery: Design without Designer”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Engineering Hall. University Professor Francisco J. Ayala, National Medal of Science Laureate, Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,University of California, Irvine “From Biology to Ethics: The Biological Foundations of Morality”

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda King, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anne Andrews, PSU.

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Thursday, September 28th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lauren Huffman, Graduate Student, Stahl Group. “Indium Mediated Allylations in Aqueous Media”

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Friday, September 29th, 2006 - Department Colloquium and Hilldale Lecture, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Emeritus Professor Charles Casey, UW-Madison. “New Hydrogenation Catalysts and New Mechanisms for Hydrogenation”. Refreshments afterward, in the Charter Street Atrium.

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer S. Hovis, Purdue University. “Membrane Organization Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Derek Tan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “Diversity and Design: New Small Molecule Probes for Biology and Medicine”

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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Andy Schmitt, Yin Group.

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Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Gardner, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Clifford Kubiak, University of California, San Diego.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Shoulders, Graduate Student, Raines Group.

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Monday, October 9th, 2006 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, Room B1118 Biochemistry. Randal Kaufman, University of Michigan. “The Physiological Role of the Unfolded Protein Response”

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey W. Bode, University of California-Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John C. Hemminger, University of California, Irvine. “Dry and Wet Salt Surfaces: Composition, Chemistry, and Implications for Atmospheric Chemistry”

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ken Kearns, Ediger Group.

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Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeffery Long, University of California-Berkeley.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tom Kelly, Imago.

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Thursday, October 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Peterson, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Monday, October 16th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “A Tale of Two Forces--Personal Recollections of WCA Theory”

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Monday, October 16th, 2006 - UW-Madison Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360, Biotechnology Center. Professor Joshua Coon, UW-Madison. “Advancing Proteomics With Ion/Ion Chemistry: Electron Transfer Dissociation and Beyond”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Kinetic Theory of Dense and Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sherry Chemler, SUNY Buffalo.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Construction of Long Time Markov Models from Short Time Dynamical Simulations”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Reed, University of South Carolina.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Windsor, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stan Williams, HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.

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Monday, October 23rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sean Elliott, Boston University.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Revealing the Secrets of Biomolecules with Novel Molecular Simulation Methods”

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Indraneel Ghosh, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Matt Liptak, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Fred Regnier, Purdue.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Clemens, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Friday, October 27th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Dan Rich, UW-Madison, Pharmacy.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Herschel A. Rabitz, Princeton University. “Controlling Quantum Dynamics Phenomena with Shaped Laser Pulses Acting as Photonic Reagents”

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yu Shan, Skinner Group.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kathy Vanheuvelen, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cathy Murphy, University of South Carolina.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Grant, Graduate Student, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Abbas Ourmazd, UW-Milwaukee. “Protein Crystallography Without the Crystals”

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Monday, November 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Folding, Aggregation and Peptide-Membrane Interactions at High Speed”

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stacey Carrier, Crim Group.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Craig Hill, Emory University.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teri Odom, Northwestern.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael McGuan, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl A. Scheidt, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Tully, Yale University.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Kuhlman, Dow Chemical, Inc.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Karger, Barnett Institute.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Li Guo, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Harrowell, University of Sydney. “Dynamical Constraint and Hierarchical Structure: Recent Advances in the Glass Transition”

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy. “Crystallization in Polymorphic Systems”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yang Yang, Cui Group.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Michaelis, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Nelson, University of Pittsburg.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University. “Radiation-Free NMR and MRI and Quadrupolar MRI”

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ruomu Jiang, Sibert Group.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eun Jin Cho, Graduate Student, Lee Group.

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Laura Heisler, WARF.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wolfe, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Hottle, Keutsch Group.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard McDonald, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kevin W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Raft Formation and Lateral Diffusion in Membranes”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Yale University.

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University.

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Monday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Westrick.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT. “The Energy Future of our Planet: Chemistry to the Rescue”

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Departmental Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, John Hopkins University.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University.

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

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Recent Publications

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*Reich, HJ*; Sikorski, WH; Thompson, JL; Sanders, AW; Jones, AC.

Interconversion of contact and separated ion pairs in silyl- and arylthio-substituted alkyllithium reagents.

ORGANIC LETTERS 8 (18): 4003-4006 AUG 31 2006.

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Liu, XS; Jang, CH; Zheng, F; Jurgensen, A; Denlinger, JD; Dickson, KA; *Raines, RT*; Abbott, NL; Himpsel, FJ.

Characterization of protein immobilization at silver surfaces by near edge X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy.

LANGMUIR 22 (18): 7719-7725 AUG 29 2006.

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In, I; La, YH; Park, SM; Nealey, PF; *Gopalan, P*.

Side-chain-grafted random copolymer brushes as neutral surfaces for controlling the orientation of block copolymer microdomains in thin films.

LANGMUIR 22 (18): 7855-7860 AUG 29 2006.

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Schwartz, MP; Barlow, DE; Russell, JN; Weidkamp, KP; Butler, JE; D'Evelyn, MP; *Hamers, RJ*.

Semiconductor surface-induced 1,3-hydrogen shift: The role of covalent vs zwitterionic character.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (34): 11054-11061 AUG 30 2006.

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Zhang, JT; Fredin, NJ; *Lynn, DM*.

Erosion of multilayered films fabricated from degradable polyamines: Characterization and evidence in support of a mechanism that involves polymer hydrolysis.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY 44 (17): 5161-5173 SEP 1 2006.

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*Guzei, IA*; Wendt, M.

An improved method for the computation of ligand steric effects based on solid angles.

DALTON TRANSACTIONS (33): 3991-3999 2006.

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Baker, SE; Colavita, PE; Tse, KY; *Hamers, RJ*.

Functionalized vertically aligned carbon nanofibers as scaffolds for immobilization and electrochemical detection of redox-active proteins.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 18 (18): 4415-4422 SEP 5 2006.

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Kim, H; Colavita, PE; Metz, KM; Nichols, BM; Sun, B; Uhlrich, J; Wang, XY; Kuech, TF; *Hamers, RJ*.

Photochemical functionalization of gallium nitride thin films with molecular and biomolecular layers.

LANGMUIR 22 (19): 8121-8126 SEP 12 2006.

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Konopka, MC; Shkel, IA; Cayley, S; *Record, MT*; *Weisshaar, JC*.

Crowding and confinement effects on protein diffusion in vivo.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 188 (17): 6115-6123 SEP 2006.

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Carlson, EE; May, JF; *Kiessling, LL*.

Chemical probes of UDP-galactopyranose mutase.

CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY 13 (8): 825-837 AUG 2006.

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Berry, D; *Lynn, DM*; Berry, E; Sasisekharan, R; Langer, R.

Heparin localization and fine structure regulate Burkitt's lymphoma growth.

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 348 (3): 850-856 SEP 29 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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Rowland Fellows Opportunities

If you are about to finish your PhD, or are a new postdoc, you may be interested in the Rowland Junior Fellows Program at Harvard. The minimum salary is $57K, and applications are due November 1. For info see http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/rjf/index.php (click on 2007 brochure).

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PULSe Fall Open House at Purdue University

Purdue University invites your junior and senior undergraduates to the PULSe Fall Open House on Friday, November 3, 2006. This open house serves as an opportunity to introduce your students to the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe). PULSe provides opportunities for an interdisciplinary graduate experience in the basic life sciences for Ph.D. students. All RSVPs should be e-mailed to: Dr. Colleen Gabauer, PULSe Program Manager, at: cgabauer@purdue.edu. Should you have any questions about the Fall Open House or the PULSe Program, please feel free to call 765-494-9256.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Requisition:51873. MEDTRONIC. Web: http://www.medtronic.com. Senior QA Engineer. USA-CA-Santa Rosa. The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer provides technical QA support and recommendations on new product development and other projects focused on business and manufacturing process improvements. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for project management and decision-making support to other product development team members. Summary of Major Responsibilities: Design Development and Assurance, Lead polymer characterization and testing activities, Analyze processing effects on polymers to ensure reliable and repeatable product quality; Provide technical support as a team member on new product development project teams to improve planning; Develop, evaluate, procure and install equipment used to measure and evaluate product performance; Drive test method validations by using statistical tools; Create quality and test plans to support design verification & validation; Verify and validate on new or modified product designs; Mitigate risk management from product concept to product launch. Facilitate team consensus on inputs to design-FMECA and process-FMECA; Determine solutions with team regarding failure analysis of returned devices; Process Development and Assurance; Implement process validation activities across multiple manufacturing sites; Test statistically sound sampling plans and process control plans. Identify critical inspection characteristics in a manufacturing process; Develop a thorough knowledge of all equipment and facilities used in the stent and catheter manufacturing processes; Communicate to team members issues regarding non-conforming material reports and corrective action reports, ensuring implementation and solution of issues; Develop and implement quality systems to achieve and maintain FDA facility registration, ISO certification and CE marking; Facilitate improvement of manufacturing and business processes through use of six-sigma, lean manufacturing, DOE and other tools; Ensure quality support to manufacturing floor activities, such as SPC implementation, process analysis, and monitoring of process control measures; Supplier Management; Develop process to identify qualified suppliers; Coordinate first article testing and other required testing to ensure process/equipment validation to Receiving Inspection. Summary of Major Requirements: The successful candidate will possess: MS in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or Biotechnology with 5+ years of experience in product and process development in the medical device industry with significant experience working with polymers; polymer analysis techniques, GPC, IR, GC. Experience with Proton NMR, HPLC preferred. Job Qualifications: Excellent prioritization and verbal/written skills; Effectively communicates and collaborates across all levels of the organization; Encourage and adopt new ways of looking at problems, processes and solutions; Adapt to competing demands and shifting priorities. Special License or Certifications: ASQ Certified Quality Engineer or Six Sigma Black Belt a plus; Internationally certified quality auditor designation a plus. To apply for this position please apply on-line http://www.medtronic.com to req# 51873. Contact: Maureen Clancy, Sr. Employment Consultant, Medtronic 707-541-3222, e-mail: maureen.clancy@medtronic.com.

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University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer Position in Chemistry. Applications are invited for the position of lecturer in the Department of Chemistry beginning in January 2007. Duties of the position include teaching organic chemistry courses, leading weekly reviews, supervising student laboratory sections and providing exam support for other courses. Additional responsibilities could include the teaching of an advanced organic synthesis laboratory for chemistry majors and an independent research program involving undergraduate students. A PhD and previous teaching experience are required. The nine-month salary is $46-56,000 depending on experience, with the possibility of additional income for summer session instruction. The appointment is for one year with the potential for annual renewal consistent with University policies. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching experience and arrange to have three letters sent to: the Chair, Lecturer Recruiting, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1460. Please refer references to the UC statement on confidentiality at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2006.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. Two faculty positions are available. One at any level, in the general area of Organic Chemistry, and one at the junior level in the general areas of Biological or Physical Chemistry. Appointment will commence on or after September 1, 2007. Completed applications must be received by October 2, 2006. To ensure full consideration of your application, please ensure that all letters of reference arrive by this deadline. Applicants must be strongly motivated toward creative research and committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications must include the following materials: Current curriculum vitae & list of publications; Brief statement of research interests; Three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee, on your behalf. Send applications and supporting materials to the appropriate committee below, as follows: 2006-07 Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080 or to: 2006-07 Biological or Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5080.

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The Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor interested in studying molecular mechanisms underlying biological processes. Individuals whose research includes the use of NMR spectroscopy are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have access to two recently installed high field NMR spectrometers equipped with a cryogenically cooled probe and an established, state of the art NMR research service facility http://www.bb.iastate.edu/. Applicants should have a Ph.D. with research experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant research program and to actively participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching. To apply, please provide a CV, two page summary of prior research, concise description of future research plans, statement regarding teaching philosophy and interest, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: BBMB Faculty Search, 1210 Molecular Biology Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Applications received by November 1, 2006 are guaranteed consideration.

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Eastern Connecticut State University. Full-time tenure track position in the Department of Physical Sciences, Eastern Connecticut State University. Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Bio-Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry required. Post-doctoral experience preferred with strong evidence of quality teaching. Applicants with expertise in environmental or forensic chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching expectations include advanced biochemistry and chemistry courses as well as introductory chemistry courses designed in support of the integrative Liberal Arts Core curriculum. The successful candidate will support the department's growing biochemistry program through course development, program assessment, and involving undergraduates in research. Send curriculum vitae, transcript of all graduate work, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and three current letters of recommendation to: Tim Swanson, Department of Physical Sciences, Goddard Hall, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Search will continue until position is filled.

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University of Texas at El Paso, College of Health Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science. Assistant / Associate Professor. The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks applicants to fill a full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The CLS program seeks an individual who is able to contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the University as well as an individual who is collegial and able to be a team player. In addition to becoming part of a growing and vibrant CLS Program, the successful candidate will also join a productive and multidisciplinary College faculty and have the opportunity to participate in doctoral training through the College's program in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. For more information, please visit the UTEP website: http://www.utep.edu. Required Qualifications: Candidates should posses an earned doctoral degree in a relevant science (e.g., Chemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Clinical Lab Science, etc.). Professional laboratory certification (ASCP, NCA, or other) or clinical experience is highly desirable, as are postdoctoral training and the ability to secure extramural research funding. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Application Procedure: Review of applications begins immediately will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references to: M. Lorraine Torres, The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Health Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, 1101. N. Campbell St., El Paso, TX 79902, Phone: 915-747-7282, FAX: 915-747-7207, e-mail: lorit@utep.edu.

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Princeton University is seeking candidates for a tenure track junior faculty position in proteomics and mass spectrometry. They hope that the successful applicant will enjoy collaborative interactions with other members of our institution but the predominant criteria for hiring are the excellence of the candidate’s track record and his or her promise for developing a successful independent research program. We feel that Princeton will provide a rich environment for career development in these areas. Princeton University has made substantial commitments over the past several years in complementary fields including genomics and chemical biology. The newly inaugurated Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics houses faculty from a range of disciplines who address issues of modern biology using computational and post genomic tools. In addition, the Department of Chemistry has made a significant commitment to faculty recruitment in chemical biology. We have enclosed a copy of the advertisement that will soon appear in Science and Chemical & Engineering News. Please feel free to circulate this ad and also to let us know directly of any candidate you feel merits consideration. Candidates can apply online at: https://jobs.princeton.edu or by sending their curriculum vitae, research plan and reference letters to: Gail Huber, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. For full consideration, applications should reach us by December 1, 2006. James Broach: jbroach@princeton.edu & Fred Hughson: hughson@princeton.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of Inorganic Chemistry. All specialties in inorganic chemistry will be considered. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded and nationally recognized research program and to be an enthusiastic and effective teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Collaborative interactions are encouraged. Applicants must apply online at: https://www.jobsatuc.com (Position Number 26UC0200) by submitting a curriculum vita and statements of teaching philosophy (2 pages or less) and research ideas (3 pages or less). Each applicant should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately to: Ms. Kim Carey, Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 210172, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172 or should be sent to kim.carey@uc.edu (PDF preferred) with the subject line Inorganic Chemistry Search Committee. The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, disabled persons, and Vietnam Era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of the files beginning Oct 2, 2006. ONLY online applications will be considered.

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Columbia University is conducting a search for a junior faculty candidate in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry in the areas of condensed matter including nanoparticles, interfaces and materials, or in biophysical systems, but exceptional applicants in all areas of theory will be considered. This is a tenure track position requiring pioneering research and effective teaching. A formal search has been started. The position will appear in the Chemical and Engineering News in the October 2, 2006 issue in the classified section. Contact: Professor David Reichman, e-mail: drr2103@columbia.edu.

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California State University, Long Beach. Theoretical or Computational Physical Chemist Position, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Assistant/Associate Professor, Rec # 120 Effective Date: Aug 27, 2007. Ph.D. in physical chemistry or closely related area, a record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to peer-reviewed publications, potential for effective teaching in physical chemistry, and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. At least two years of post-doctoral research experience, prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in physical and general chemistry and graduate level courses in physical chemistry, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to publication (research start-up funds are available.), participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. The normal workload of a full-time faculty member consists of 15 units of direct and indirect instructional activity each academic semester as follows: Twelve (12) units of direct instructional assignment, including classroom and laboratory instruction and supervision of student research (e.g., student thesis or project and intern supervision), and Three (3) units of indirect instructional activity (e.g., student advisement, curriculum development and improvements, committee assignments, and other non-teaching activities) in support of the faculty member's department, college and university. New faculty members carry a significantly reduced teaching load in the first two years to enable them to establish an active research program. In addition to these activities, a faculty member is expected to maintain excellence in teaching and to continually improve his/her instructional effectiveness. This involves, at a minimum, broadening and deepening knowledge of the academic field, remaining abreast of new developments in the field, and effectively instructing students in the discipline. Involvement in research, publication, and other professional activity is required and service to the community deriving from professional knowledge and experience is also expected as well as University service. Salary range: Assistant Professor $56,316-$63,300 Associate Professor $64,824-$72,912. Letter of application, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae (including an e-mail address), official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin on 2 October 2006 and will continue until the position is filled (or recruitment cancelled). Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to: Chair, Physical Chemist Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903.

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The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University seeks applications for a tenure-track position in the Division of Biological Chemistry. Preference will be given toward candidates at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and the potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program of outstanding quality in any area of biological chemistry. The Department offers exciting opportunities for candidates with research interests complementing a large group of faculty working in the areas of DNA, RNA and protein biochemistry, enzymology, carcinogenesis, biophysical, bioorganic, and bioinorganic chemistry, as well as molecular and cellular biology (see departmental website http://chem.wayne.edu for further information). Applicants should submit a complete resume and description of future research plans, as well as three letters of recommendation addressing both research and teaching potential. All materials should be sent to: Professor Charles H. Winter, Associate Chair, 141 Chemistry, Wayne State University, 5101 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202-3489. Review of applications will begin in October 2006.

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California State University, Long Beach. Organic Chemist Position. Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Assistant/Associate Professor, Rec # 115, Effective Date: Aug 27, 2007. Ph.D. in organic chemistry or closely related area, a record of published research, potential for developing and sustaining an independent externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to peer-reviewed publications, potential for effective teaching in organic chemistry, and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. At least two years of post-doctoral research experience, prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level. Teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in organic and general chemistry and graduate level courses in organic chemistry, supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students leading to publication (research start-up funds are available.), participate in activities serving the department, university, and community. The normal workload of a full-time faculty member consists of 15 units of direct and indirect instructional activity each academic semester as follows: Twelve (12) units of direct instructional assignment, including classroom and laboratory instruction and supervision of student research (e.g., student thesis or project and intern supervision), and Three (3) units of indirect instructional activity (e.g., student advisement, curriculum development and improvements, committee assignments, and other non-teaching activities) in support of the faculty member's department, college and university. New faculty members carry a significantly reduced teaching load in the first two years to enable them to establish an active research program. In addition to these activities, a faculty member is expected to maintain excellence in teaching and to continually improve his/her instructional effectiveness. This involves, at a minimum, broadening and deepening knowledge of the academic field, remaining abreast of new developments in the field, and effectively instructing students in the discipline. Involvement in research, publication, and other professional activity is required and service to the community deriving from professional knowledge and experience is also expected as well as University service. Salary: Assistant Professor $56,316-$63,300 Associate Professor $64,824-$72,912. Letter of application, statement of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae (including an e-mail address), official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate institutions, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline: Review of complete applications will begin on 2 October 2006 and will continue until the position is filled (or recruitment cancelled). Applications, required documentation, and requests for information should be addressed to: Chair, Organic Chemist Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840-3903.

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