Chemistry Newsletter - 09/29/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 30 September 29th, 2003

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Some Sad News

Dianne Mitchell’s Mother died this last Saturday. Our condolences to Dianne and her Family.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

10/14/2003

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

10/07/2003

10/21/2003

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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Introductory Research Talks in Physical Chemistry

Thursdays 5:45-7:45 pm Room 8335

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

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

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

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks

5:45

6:45

7:15

October 2

Lloyd Smith

Tom Brunold

Jim Skinner

October 9

Jim Weisshaar

Howard Zimmerman

Sam Gellman

October 16

Tom Record

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

 

October 2

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 - Ferry Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. “Computer Simulation of Polymer Brushes”

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Tuesday, September 30th, 2003 - Atomic Physics Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 3405 Sterling. Charles Tahan, UW-Madison. “Artificial Atomic Physicists are People Too”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professors Bob Hamers & John Wright, UW-Madison Chemistry. Bob Hamers. “Molecular and Biomolecular Interfaces to Electronic Materials” and John Wright, “The Marriage of Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy and Coherent Control and the Future of the Couple”

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marty Kirk, University of Mexico.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Kennedy, University of Michigan. “Monitoring and Discovery of Neurotransmitters by In Vivo Sampling and Capillary Separations”

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amy Lee, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2003 - Atomic Physics Seminar, 10:00 p.m., Room 3405 Sterling. Dr. Girsh Blumberg, Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories. “Competing Orders in Quasi-1D and 2D Cuprates”

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Friday, October 3rd, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Laboratory. Jeff Brownson, ETC. “Sol-gen Film Deposition Via Ultrasonic Spray Technique”

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Monday, October 6th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Monday, October 6th, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335. Paul Russo, Louisiana State University. “Diffusion and Structure of Rods and Semiflexible Polymers in Complex Fluids”

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Feng Gai, University of Pennsylvania. “Understanding the Early steps in Protein Folding”

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Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ian Davies, Merck Process Research. “Mechanistic and Synthetic Studies in Process Research - Striving for Excellence”

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrea Lee, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David P. Weliky, Michigan State University. “NMR Studies of Viral Fusion Peptides and High Temperature Metal Selenophosphate Syntheses”

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Thursday, October 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sannali Matheson, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 13th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “Making Waves: From Quantum Corrals to Concert Halls”

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “Time-Dependent Methods in Spectroscopy”

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “The Many Faces of Tunneling”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Ciolli, Belshaw group.

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, “From Single Molecules to Populations” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andreas Kirschning, University of Hannover, Germany. “On the Art and Technology of Organic Synthesis”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Kasem Nithipatikom, Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical. “Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules2

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group.

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic McElvain Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Monday, October 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Ray, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group.

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University. “Controlling External Molecular Modes with Intense Light”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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

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

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Recent Publications

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Bukalov, SS; Teplitsky, MV; Gordeev, YY; Leites, LA; West, R.

Variable-temperature UV and Raman study of complicated thermochromic phase transition of order-disorder type in poly(di-n-decylsilane) [(n-C10H21)(2)Si](n).

RUSSIAN CHEMICAL BULLETIN, 52 (5): 1066-1077 MAY 2003.

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Gestwicki, JE; Cairo, CW; Borrok, MJ; Kiessling, LL.

Visualization and characterization of receptor clusters by transmission electron microscopy.

RECOGNITION OF CARBOHYDRATES IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS PT A: GENERAL PROCEDURES, 362: 301-312 2003.

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Zhou, SG; Kvikstad, E; Kile, A; Severin, J; Forrest, D; Runnheim, R; Churas, C; Hickman, JW; Mackenzie, C; Choudhary, M; Donohue, T; Kaplan, S; Schwartz, DC.

Whole-genome shotgun optical mapping of Rhodobacter sphaeroides strain 2.4.1 and its use for whole-genome shotgun sequence assembly.

GENOME RESEARCH, 13 (9): 2142-2151 SEP 2003.

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Kersteen, EA; Raines, RT.

Catalysis of protein folding by protein disulfide isomerase and small-molecule mimics.

ANTIOXIDANTS & REDOX SIGNALING, 5 (4): 413-424 AUG 2003.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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Spencer Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education

 

Thirty Fellowships of $20,000 are awarded each year by the Spencer Foundation to support doctoral candidates in variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education. Please note that, although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidate for the doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United Sates. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, October 27, 2003. For application and complete details, please go the Room 1146, Chemistry Building.

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2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

 

Nominations for the 2004 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. Visit our website at: http:///www.epa.gov/greenchemistry for more information. If you have questions, send an e-mail to: engler.richard@epa.gov. Timeline for 2004 Awards are: Nomination deadline: December 31, 2003, Awards ceremony: June 29th, 3004.

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Minority Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering a no-obligation, expense-paid campus visit to promising minority engineering, physics and chemistry students who are preparing for graduate study. The trip is sponsored by the Minority Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program. Complete information on the MERGE program, including application instructions can be found on the website http://www.engr.uiuc.edu/mep/merge.html. It is important to note that in order for your minority engineering, physics and chemistry students to take advantage of this opportunity, they should submit the necessary application materials before the end of September 2003. For additional information, call Renee Hoffschneider at the letterhead number or e-mail at hffschnd@uiuc.edu.

 

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Distinguished Alumni Awards and Distinguished Young Alumni Award

 

The Wisconsin Alumni Association Recognition and Awards Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Awards and Distinguished Young Alumni Award. The criteria for these awards can be found on the enclosed nomination forms. Honorees will accept their awards on Friday, May 7, 2004, at a ceremony during Alumni Weekend. Supporting documentation and a biographical sketch or resume are required for each nomination. A photo of the nominee would be appreciated. Send nominations to: The Wisconsin Alumni Association, Attention: Nominations, 650 North Lake Street, Madison WI 53706.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Organic Chemist, The College of Wooster. Tenure track position to teach organic chemistry (introductory and advanced), direct undergraduate research, and occasionally teach general chemistry, beginning August 2004. Participation in the College's interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar, expected. Assistant Professor preferred. Ph.D. required. The Department has eight full-time faculty positions. Required senior thesis project for all graduates; active student/faculty research program, supported by 400 MHz NMR, GC/MS. Generous leave program. The Department occupies a totally renovated 41,000 gsf facility. Send resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research plans and three letters of reference to: Virginia B. Pett, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, 943 College Mall, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2003, and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry. Web address: http://www.chem.utoronto.ca. The Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, invites applications for two tenure stream positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, one will be in the area of Organic Chemistry and the second in Biological Chemistry and are effective on or after July 1, 2004. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in the broadly defined area of Biological Chemistry or Organic Synthesis, a strong academic background, an excellent research record and potential for excellence in teaching. The successful candidates will be expected to conduct an active and innovative research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2003. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, an outline of their proposed research, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Chair of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 80 St. George Street, Room 151 Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6, Canada.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Web address: http://www.chem.unc.edu invites applications for tenure-track positions in the general areas of Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry broadly defined. Appointments at the Assistant or non-tenured Associate Professor ranks with a starting date of July 1, 2004 or later will be considered. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent research program and to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels. To apply, arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent on your behalf, and submit a CV, a description of future research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Review of applications will begin on October 21. Applications in the general area of Inorganic Chemistry should be addressed to the attention: Inorganic Search. Applications in the general area of Physical Chemistry should be addressed to the attention: Physical (Experimental) Search or Physical (Theoretical) Search. Mailing address: Department of Chemistry, CB #3290 Venable Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290.

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University of Northern Iowa. Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Biochemistry. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a willingness to seek external funding. The applicant will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry as well as other courses, including organic chemistry, within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program in biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) levels. Any area of biochemistry will be considered. Requirements include a PhD. in chemistry or biochemistry, a demonstrated commitment to excellence as a classroom teacher and researcher, demonstrated written and oral communication shills, evidence of productive research, and a willingness to seek external funds. The individual should be able to teach university level courses in biochemistry and chemistry and contribute to the University's Liberal Arts Core curriculum in chemistry. The applicant is expected to provide research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) students in the department. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Appointment date is August of 2004. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department All application materials should be sent to: Chair, Biochemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423. Candidates are assured full consideration if all application materials are received in the department by November 3, 2003. Email inquiries may be sent to: manfredi@uni.edu.

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University of Northern Iowa. Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Chemical Education. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a willingness to seek external funding. The applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical education as well as other chemistry courses within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program in the area of chemical education at the undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) levels. We expect to fill this position pending final budgetary approval. Requirements include a PhD. in chemistry or chemical education, a commitment to excellence as a classroom teacher and researcher, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, evidence of productive research, and a willingness to seek external funds. The individual should be able to teach university level courses in chemical education and science education as well as contribute to the University's Liberal Arts Core curriculum in science. The applicant is expected to provide research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) students in the department Teaching experience at the high school or university level is preferred. Appointment date is August of 2004. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department. All application materials should be sent to: Chair, Chemical Education Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614. Candidates are assured full consideration if all application materials are received in the department by November 1, 2003. We expect to fill this position pending final budgetary approval. Email enquiries may be sent to curtiss.hanson@a.uni.edu.

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University of Northern Iowa. Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Physical Chemistry. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a willingness to seek external funding. The applicant will have a Ph.D. in chemistry and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical chemistry, as well as other courses within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program in physical chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) levels. Any area of physical chemistry will be considered. Requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry, a demonstrated commitment to excellence as a classroom teacher and researcher, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, evidence of productive research, and a willingness to seek external funds. The individual should be able to teach university level courses in physical chemistry and general chemistry and contribute to the University's Liberal Arts Core curriculum in chemistry. The applicant is expected to provide research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate (MA, MS) students in the department Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Appointment date is August of 2004. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research plans, selected publication reprints, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department. All application materials should be sent to: Shoshanna Coon, Chair, Physical Chemist Search, Department of Chemistry, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423. Candidates are assured full consideration if all application materials are received in the department by November 3, 2003. Email inquiries may be sent to shoshanna.coon@uni.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding candidates in Analytical Chemistry to apply for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (academic year). MSU is the nation's first land grant institution, offering a vibrant and beautiful campus of some 46,000 students. At present, the Department consists of 35 faculty and 220 graduate students. Applicants in all areas of analytical chemistry are sought, especially bioanalysis and mass spectrometry. Candidates are expected to establish a recognized research program and pursue excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, or a related field, and should submit a current curriculum vita, a list of publications and a statement of research plans to: Professor John McCracken, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of the applications will commence on November 1 but late submissions will be considered if suitable candidates are not identified by the deadline.

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St. Lawrence University. A tenure-track assistant professorship is available for a Ph.D. chemist with specialization in Inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach advanced inorganic chemistry, contribute to an advanced physical-inorganic lecture/laboratory course and to participate extensively in the teaching of general chemistry in an ACS accredited department. St. Lawrence University is a small liberal arts institution committed to, and supportive of, faculty-mentored student research. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a productive research program to which undergraduate students can make significant contributions. All chemistry majors participate in a senior research project. The department is currently engaged in the architectural planning and design of research and teaching space for a new chemistry and biology building. The department houses an impressive array of instrumental and computational resources for the support of teaching and research. Details and additional information are available at our web site: http://it.stlawu.edul-chem. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. Interested candidates should submit CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a succinct statement of teaching philosophy and a 2-3 page research plan, and arrange for three letters of-reference to be sent to: Professor Larry French, Chair, Department of Chemistry, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, e-mail: lfrench@stlawu.edu. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning October 24.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University. A tenure-track, assistant professor position is available for candidates with research interests at the interface of chemistry and biology. Initial teaching responsibilities will be two courses per year. Ph.D. in chemistry or closely related field; at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. A description of the department can be obtained on the web at http://www.chembio.niu.edu. Send a letter of application, vita, a description of research plans and teaching interests, a list of required start-up equipment with estimated costs, and three letters of recommendation to: Chemistry Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2003; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University expects to have full time openings at the assistant professor level in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and should demonstrate exceptional promise in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. More details about the Chemistry Program at Purdue can be found at: http://www.cheni.purdue.edu. The School of Science at Purdue is also investing in a number of multidisciplinary faculty positions, including research in Bioinformatics, Membrane Science, Nanoscience, Data Management, and Climate Change. Applicants whose research overlaps with these areas are encouraged to apply. The Areas of Coalescence are described at: http://www.science.purdue.edu/COALESCE/. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a summary of planned research and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Ian Rothwell, Head, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 560 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2084. Files will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2003.

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Chemical Biology. As part of an interdisciplinary vision to build on existing strengths at the chemistry - life sciences interface, Purdue University invites outstanding scientists in the area of chemical biology to apply for faculty positions at any level. These appointments may be in the Departments of Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology or Biochemistry. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, have at least two years of postdoctoral experience and should demonstrate exceptional promise in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates at the junior level must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. Individuals who wish to be considered at a higher rank should also have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and education. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a summary of planned research and three letters of reference to: Chair of Chemical Biology Search, Purdue University, MCMP Dept., 575 Stadium Mali Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091. Files will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2003.

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St. Lawrence University is searching for an individual with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biological chemistry, or a related discipline. The departments of biology and chemistry have recently enacted a cooperatively administered, interdisciplinary major in biochemistry. This will be a tenure track joint appointment at the assistant professor level. We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry, biochemistry research methods and help develop an interdisciplinary link between the departments at the introductory level. St. Lawrence University expects and is supportive of faculty mentored undergraduate research as a critical element of a liberal arts science education. The candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program to which undergraduates can actively contribute. All biochemistry majors participate in a senior research project. The two departments are currently engaged in the architectural planning and design of new research and teaching space. The departments house an impressive array of instrumental, microscopic and computational resources for the support of teaching and research. Details and additional information are available at our web sites: http://it.stlawu.edu/~chem and http://it.stlawu.edu/~biol. Interested candidates should submit a CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interest and plans and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Tom Budd, Biochemistry Search Committee, Bewkes Hall, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, e-mail: tbudd@stlawu.edu. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 24.

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Faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Their preference is to fill the position at the assistant professor level, although outstanding senior candidates may be considered. The primary area of research sought for this position is in organic chemistry, however truly outstanding candidates in other fields will also be considered. This search will be advertised shortly in Chemical & Engineering News and other professional publications. We are particularly interested in candidates who will work at the interface of the traditional disciplines and extend their work into novel areas. Please ask candidates to write to: the Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Chemistry, 419 Latimer Hall, University of California, CA 94720-1460, and to enclose a curriculum vitae and a proposed research program. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2003.

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Structure, Synthesis and Molecular Mechanisms for Drug Discovery. As part of a campus-wide expansion in basic cancer research, the NCI-designated Cancer Center at Purdue University and the Walther Cancer Institute announce the availability of four tenure-track faculty positions to augment a core group of highly interactive, interdisciplinary scientists targeting the interface between the biology and chemistry of cancer. Positions are available at all levels, and applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates with interests in structural, synthetic and molecular aspects of drug targets and discovery are sought from the biological, biochemical, chemical and engineering sciences. Academic appointments are available in a variety of departments. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of future research plans, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Richard F. Borch, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Purdue Cancer Center, Hansen Life Sciences Research Building Purdue University, 201 S. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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