Chemistry Newsletter - 09/30/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 32 September 30th, 2002

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Some Sad News

Betty Hirschfelder has died. She passed away on Sunday, September 29th, 2002. Betty was the widow of Professor Joseph Hirschfelder of the Theoretical Chemistry Institute, and an avid supporter of the Chemistry Department.

 

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

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

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

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

5:45 6:45 7:15
October 3 Cavagnero Sibert Hamers
October 10 Smith McMahon Weinhold

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

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

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

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

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Michael Ward, University of Minnesota. "Directed Assembly of Crystals Through Molecular Design"

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karl Wieghardt, Max-Planck-Inst., Germany. "Pentavalent Iron in Biology and Coordination Chemistry"

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

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

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Yannis Kevrekidis, Princeton University. "Addressable catalysts, and Some Twists and Turns in the Path of Improving Surface Activity"

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Youngsook Lee. "The beat Goes on: Transcriptional Control of cardiac Development"

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Friday, October 4th, 2002 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 4:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl E. Wieghardt, Director, Max Planck Institut für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Meloche Seminar Speaker 2002. "Coordination Chemistry with Radicals: Old Problems; New Solutions"

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Friday, October 4th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Mike Solomon, University of Michigan. "Diffusion and Hydrodynamic Interaction of Colloidal Particles in Polymer Solutions"

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

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Monday, October 7th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Fluno Center. Professor Eric N. Olson, University of Texas. "Transcriptional Control of cardiac Development and Disease"

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Monday, October 7th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Jasna Fejzo.

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

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

 

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

 

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Roberto Car, Princeton University.

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Robert Corn, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Surface Plasmon resonance Measurements of Bioaffinity Interactions on DNA, Peptide, Protein and Carbohydrate Microarrays"

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

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

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Matyas Sandor. "Granulomatous Immune Response"

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seol Kim.

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Friday, October 11th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic. "Dynamics of Miscible Polymer Blends"

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew C. Kummel, University of California, San Diego.

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Janet Smith.

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Monday, October 14th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Enemark.

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

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

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

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. John Crowe, University of California-Davis. "Stabilization of Biomaterials in the Dry State: Lessons from nature"

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Harinder Singh, University of Chicago. "Transcriptional regulation of Cell Fates and Gene Expression in the Immune System"

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Ross Norstrom. "Understanding Bioaccumulation of POPs in Food Webs: Chemical, Biological and Environmental Considerations""

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

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David A. Mazziotti.

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Wah Chiu. "Domain Fold Discovery in Macromolecules Machine Through Electron Cryomicroscopy and Bioinformatics"

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Enemark. Dr. Ken Lewis, OSI Specialties Tarrytown NY. "The Direct Reaction for Synthesis of Methylchlorosilinaes: catalysis and mechanism"

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

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

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Robert Kingston, Harvard Medical School. "Towards Establishing a Biochemical System to Understand Maintenance of Body Pattern"

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stefan Braese, University of Bonn.

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

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

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melisa Cherney, Graduate Student.

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

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

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Stuart Cagen. "Toxicology in the US Chemical Industry"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Edward Maginn, University of Notre Dame. "A Molecular Simulation Study of Dilute Gas Wall Slip in Nanopores"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Marquette University Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 121 Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces for the Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms"

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

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

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

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gaetano Montelione. "Structural Proteomics of Eukaryotic Protein Families"

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

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben Cravatt, Scripps.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Frey, University of Maryland-Baltimore County. "High Performance Chromatofocusing of Proteins Using Computer-Aided Design and optimization"

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Associate Professor Frank Gertler, MIT. "Regulation of Cell and Neuronal Growth Cone Motility by Ena/VASP"

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

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

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

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dale Mowrey.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Scott Rajski. "Hypoxia Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Cofactor Mimics as Therapeutic and Mechanistic Tools"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Open Departmental Meeting

Sponsored by: The Graduate Curriculum Committee. Starring: Dr. George Walker of the Carnegie Foundation. Moderated by: Professor Whitlock of the GCC. When: Oct 2 {Wednesday}, 2:15 pm. Where: Room 1351 Chemistry. Why: The "Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate," an initiative on the Graduate Degree or Curriculum, is interested in our possible participation. To this end we have a golden opportunity to advance our department. The purpose of this open meeting is to furnish a forum so that all interested parties may speak to the issue of "The Nature of The Doctoral Degree" and how we would like to see it change, or not change at all.

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

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

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Recent Publications

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Schwartz MP; Hamers RJ.

The role of Pi-conjugation in attachment of organic molecules to the silicon (001) surface.

SURFACE SCIENCE 2002, Vol 515, Iss 1, pp 75-86.

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Jackson TA; Xie J; Yikilmaz E; Miller AF; Brunold TC.

Spectroscopic and computational studies on iron and manganese superoxide dismutases: Nature of the chemical events associated with active-site pKs.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 124, Iss 36, pp 10833-10845.

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Kwak K; Cha S; Cho MH; Wright JC.

Vibrational interactions of acetonitrile: Doubly vibrationally resonant IR-IR-visible four-wave-mixing spectroscopy.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 117, Iss 12, pp 5675-5687.

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Lawrence CP; Skinner JL.

Vibrational spectroscopy of HOD in liquid D2O. I. Vibrational energy relaxation.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 117, Iss 12, pp 5827-5838.

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Lamanna AC; Gestwicki JE; Strong LE; Borchardt SL; Owen RM; Kiessling LL.

Conserved amplification of chemotactic responses through chemoreceptor interactions.

JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY 2002, Vol 184, Iss 18, pp 4981-4987.

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Maifeld SV; Miller RL; Lee D.

Activation of silanes by Grubbs' carbene complex Cl-2(PCy3)(2)Ru=CHPh: dehydrogenative condensation of alcohols and hydrosilylation of carbonyls.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 2002, Vol 43, Iss 36, pp 6363-6366.

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Hansen MJ; Wendt MA; Weinhold F; Farrar TC.

Experimental and theoretical spin-spin coupling constants for [N-15] formamide.

MOLECULAR PHYSICS 2002, Vol 100, Iss 17, pp 2807-2814.

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Shah N; Rich DH.

Peptides to non-peptides: Design and synthesis of novel aspartic protease inhibitors.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 089-ORGN.

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Porter EA; Wang XF; Schmitt MA; Weisblum B; Gellman SH.

Synthesis and secondary structure of P-peptides containing (3R)-amino-D-proline: Expansion of the monomer pool for P-peptide library construction.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 095-ORGN.

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Langenhan JM; Gellman SH.

Synthesis of syn-beta(2,3),3-disubstituted-p-amino acids: progress toward the design of diversely-functionalized p-peptide hairpins.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 096-ORGN.

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Kiessling LL.

Assembling systems of interacting proteins with synthetic ligands.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 358-ORGN.

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Lawrence JR; Nathanson GM.

Collisions of atmospheric gases with organic surfactants on sulfuric acid solutions.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 231-PHYS.

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Nathanson GM.

Molecular beam studies of collisions of HCL and HBr with supercooled sulfuric acid.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 345-PHYS.

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Landis CR; Rosaaen KA.

Direct observation of the propagating species in the (ebi)Zr(Me)(MeB(C6F5)(3))-catalyzed polymerization of 1-hexene.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 224, pp 064-PMSE.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Stephen F. Austin State University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Chemistry to begin Fall 2003. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in any area of Chemistry with a strong record of scholarly activity and a minimum experience commensurate with the rank of tenured associate professor. SFASU seeks an individual who will provide innovative and energetic leadership with strong administrative skills and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, research and faculty development. Additional information about the Department and the University can be found at http://www.math-science.sfasu.edu/chemistry/chemistry.html. Applicants should send a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter addressing administrative style, teaching philosophy, and research plans to: Chair Search, Department of Chemistry, Box 13006 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75962-3006. Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Kansas. Department of Chemistry. General Chemistry Coordinator & Director of Laboratories. Starting Date: January 1, 2003 (contingent upon final budgetary approval). Twelve-month, Non-tenure Track Position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Implementation of curricula in General Chemistry Labs; Coordination of curricula in General Chemistry Lecture and Labs; Laboratory maintenance and scheduling for General Chemistry Labs; Assign, train and supervise GTA's in General Chemistry Labs -Maintain laboratory grades; Assist faculty teaching General Chemistry courses with tasks such as occasional lectures, lecture demonstrations, examination scheduling, and grading; Assist in efforts to obtain new instrumentation and equipment. Required Qualifications: Masters degree or higher in chemistry, chemical education or closely related fields; Potential or demonstrated ability to lecture in General Chemistry courses; Ability to communicate and lecture fluently in the English language. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in coordinating general chemistry labs; Teaching experience at the college level. Contact Person: Dr. Robert G. Carlson, Department of Chemistry, Malott Hall, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7582. *Application to Include: Letter of interest, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts. The applicant should also arrange for the submission of three or more letters of recommendation. Application Deadline: Initial review of applications will begin October 29, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry. Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants with research interests that complement the University of Iowa's strengths in the areas of biosciences, materials chemistry, and environmental sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, but a Ph.D. degree by date of appointment is required. The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate level analytical courses and entry-level general chemistry is also required. The ability to develop a vigorous and nationally recognized research program is essential. Applicants must submit a full curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, summary of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department. All materials should be addressed to: Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1294. Information about the position and the Department of Chemistry can be found at http://www.uiowa.edu/~chemdept. Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2002.

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Beloit College seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Ph.D. required. Teaching includes Biochemistry and participation in Organic and General Chemistry, and in all-College programs. The person we seek will add to the extensive and effective collaboration that exists between the Biology and Chemistry Departments, and will be expected to develop an active undergraduate research program at the interface between biology and chemistry. The department is American Chemical Society approved in chemistry and in biochemistry. Beloit College is recognized as one of the "Science 50" group of leading liberal arts colleges. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference to: Prof. George Lisensky, Department of Chemistry, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Beloit College is committed to cultural and ethnic diversity, and urges all interested individuals to apply.

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The University of California, San Diego. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for faculty positions in biochemistry with strong preference for the assistant professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department will consider applicants in all areas of biochemistry, particularly the following: structure of supramolecular machines; proteomics/mass spec; molecular evolution/protein design; signaling at membranes; functional genomics; carbohydrate biochemistry; cell signaling in stress responses; and quantitative analysis and modeling of complex molecular ensembles. Salary commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, and a summary of research plans to: Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee 4-109F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2002, but until positions are filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration. Information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is available at: http://chem.ucsd.edu.

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Bucknell University seeks outstanding candidates for an entry-level tenure-track position in the Department of Chemistry in the area of Biophysical Chemistry. Teaching will involve a physical chemistry course for biochemistry majors and other courses chosen from the following areas: general chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous research program involving undergraduates and Master's students. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, description of research plans, summary teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Brian Williams, Chair of the Biophysical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837 by 15 October 2002.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Biochemistry. Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and direct undergraduate research in biochemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Chemistry Department/Science and Mathematics Division. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a two-page description of proposed undergraduate research projects listing instrumentation needs, and three letters of reference to: Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Ml 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Chemical Education. Ph.D. in chemistry with demonstrated expertise in chemical education. A strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated excellence in teaching required. K- 12 experience strongly desired. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach general chemistry courses and courses in chemical education. Be actively involved in departmental and university service and appropriate scholarly activity involving chemical education, assessment, or instructional technology. Chemistry Department/Science and Mathematics Division. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching . philosophy, a two-page description of proposed scholarship activities and three letters of reference to: Chair, Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, M1 49401, e-mail: millerb@gvsu.edu, FAX: 616-895-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Organic. Ph.D. in organic chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and direct undergraduate research in organic chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Chemistry Department/Science and Mathematics Division. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a two-page description of proposed undergraduate research projects listing instrumentation needs, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Harvey Nikkel, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 895-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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California State University Fullerton, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is recruiting an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position to begin August 2003. A PhD and postdoctoral experience are required. Primary teaching responsibilities will be analytical chemistry classes at the undergraduate and master's level, with secondary responsibilities in general chemistry courses for majors and nonmajors and courses related to the candidate's specialty area. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program that involves undergraduate and master's students in experimental analytical and/of physical chemistry. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements current faculty interests. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Send vita, research plans, and a summary of teaching philosophy and preferences, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Richard Deming, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, P. 0. Box 6866, CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, C1 92834-6866.Web site: http://chemsrvr2.fullerton.edu.

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Faculty Position - Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Assistant Researcher of Air Pollution Research Center - University of California, Riverside - The UCR Department of Chemistry and the UCR Air Pollution Research Center (APRC) invite applications for a faculty/researcher position at the Assistant rank to start 1 July 2003. The position requires a Ph.D. in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, or another area of chemistry, and the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The research program will include environmental chemistry that emphasizes aqueous- phase chemistry and/or environmental analytical chemistry. In addition, the candidate will have excellent prospects for teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience will be helpful. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and in APRC and will have research interests that complement the ongoing research in the Department of Chemistry and APRC. The APRC mission includes fundamental and applied chemical studies of atmospheric processes as viewed in the broadest sense. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and statement of research interests, and should have three original letters of reference sent to: Professor Paul Ziemann, Chemistry1APRC Search Committee Chair, Air Pollution Research Center, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 15, 2002, but the position will remain open (and applications accepted) until the position is filled. The Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and APRC is available at http://www.chem.ucr.edu and at http://cnas.ucr.edu/~aprc/aprc.html, respectively.

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The Department Of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University invites applications for tenure track positions starting August 2003. The preferred areas of focus are (1) inorganic chemistry and (2) scanning probe microscopy. We will consider both junior and senior level candidates. The Department of Chemistry has recently completed a $30 million renovation project. Candidates must be committed to excellence in research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral research is preferred for candidates at the junior level. Applications from qualified women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. A letter of inquiry and CV should be sent by November 15, 2002; in addition, junior candidates should submit a summary (up to 4 pages) of research plans and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7078.

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The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks to fill up to five new tenure-track faculty positions. Exceptional candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates for advanced rank positions are encouraged. Interdisciplinary candidates will be considered for joint appointments with other departments. Further information is available on our Web site: http://www.chemistry.gatech.edu. Candidates at the entry level should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and should request three letters of reference. Advanced candidates should send a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. All materials and requests for information should be directed to: Chair, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0400. Applications will be considered beginning October 15, 2002, but applications past that date will be considered until the positions are filled.

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University of North Dakota. Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry. Two tenure-track position(s) beginning August 16, 2003. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral experience preferred. Candidates are expected to establish an independent program of research capable of attracting external funding and will have potential for creative teaching. Send resume, transcripts for all degrees, research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Harmon Abrahamson, Chair; Department of Chemistry, Box 9024; University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND 58202, (701) 777-2741. Screening will begin October 15, 2002, and continue until the position is filled. Details of the department can be found at http://www.und.edu/dept/chem.

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University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program and have a commitment to outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Outstanding candidates at the Associate/Full Professor level will also be considered. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed description of research plans, and three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2002, to: Organic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208. Homepage at http://www.chem.sc.edu.

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Photonics at the University of Washington (Seattle). The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the availability of two new tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank to complement a new NSF Science and Technology Center on Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research. We seek an experimental physical or analytical chemist with an interest in the broad area of electroactive materials. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in electro optical phenomena and in areas such as time-resolved spectroscopy, device-related phenomena (including photonic bandgap behavior), terahertz signal generation and detection and/or third-order non-linear optical phenomena. We also seek an organic chemist with experience in the synthesis of organic electroactive materials, including nanostructured materials, polymeric and dendritic materials, and/or hybrid organicinorganic materials. Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate and Full Professor levels. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and to develop vigorous, externally funded research programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by date of appointment. Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and (at the Assistant Professor rank) three letters of reference to: Paul B. Hopkins, Chair, Department of Chemistry (Photonics Searches), Box 351700, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1700. Priority will be given to applications received by October 4, 2002. Email inquiries should be directed to photonics@chem.washington.edu.

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The Chemistry Department of Auburn University invites applications for a tenure track position in organic chemistry. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and developing a vigorous, externally funded research program. A Ph.D. In organic chemistry and at least one year of postdoctoral experience are required. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy and have three letters of reference sent to: J. H. Hargis, Department of Chemistry, Auburn, AL 36849-5312. Review of applications will begin October 21, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Dept of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is initiating a search for tenure-track faculty with research programs at the chemistry-biology interface. Targeted research areas include the development/synthesis of novel chemical reagents for studies on gene regulation, molecular imaging, cell biology, and combinatorial approaches to ligand discovery. We are primarily interested in assistant professor level candidates. We seek individuals with a record of significant accomplishment in research and high potential for creative scholarship. An interest in graduate and medical student teaching is also important. A letter of inquiry, CV, summaries (1-4 pages) of up to two research proposals, up to 2 reprints, and three reference letters should be sent by interested applicants to: Dr. Philip A. Cole Chair, Faculty Search Committee Dept. of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 725 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore, MD 21205 fax (410) 614-7717.

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The Department of Chemistry at Purdue University expects to have full time openings at the assistant, associate and full professor levels 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. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a summary of planned research and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Ian Rothwell, Head, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 1393 H.C. Brown Laboratory of Chemistry, West Lafayette, IN 47907-093. Files will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2002.

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Purdue University. 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, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

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Purdue University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE level in the area of chemical biology. As a part of an interdisciplinary vision to build on existing strengths at the chemistry and life sciences interface at Purdue we anticipate hiring at least three faculty members. These appointments will be in the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and should demonstrate exceptional promise in research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a summary of planned research and three letters of reference to: Head of Chemical Biology Search, Purdue University, 1393 BRWN, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Files will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2002. For more information about chemical biology at Purdue see: http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/chembiol.htm.

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The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of ANALYTICAL, ORGANIC, and INORGANIC Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2003. Applicants with research interests (both experimental and computational) in biotechnology, proteomics, materials science, and nanotechnology are especially welcomed. A Ph.D. in an appropriate science or engineering discipline is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, participate in the department's service missions and development of an active research program. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Bill Henry, Search Committee Chair, Box 9573, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Other inquires to wphl@ra.msstate.edu or visit http://www.msstate.edu/dept/chemistry. Evaluation of applications will begin on October 1, 2002, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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The Claremont Colleges, Inorganic Chemistry. Tenure-track, Fall 2003. The Joint Science Department, an interdisciplinary science department serving three liberal arts institutions - Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, seeks an inorganic or organometallic chemist. Preference will be given to individuals whose research interests include bio-inorganic chemistry, material science, or nanotechnology. Teaching responsibilities include inorganic chemistry, general chemistry, and first semester organic chemistry as well as participation in our advanced laboratory course. The successful candidate will show evidence of being able to develop and sustain an active research program involving undergraduates. A Ph.D., prior teaching experience and a record of scholarly publication are required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. For more information about our department, please visit our website, http://www.jsd.claremont.edu. Please submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and an outline of your proposed research program. Arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Mary Hatcher-Skeers, W.M. Keck Science Center, The Claremont Colleges, 925 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-5916; Telephone: (909) 621-8298; E-mail: mhatcher@isd.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 25, but the position will remain open until filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University is searching broadly for excellent junior faculty. With a solid base of established colleagues plus an energetic corps of junior faculty and many interdisciplinary projects, the Department offers a great opportunity for a beginning faculty member. Unique to Iowa State is the Ames Laboratory, a USDOE laboratory located on campus. About half of the Chemistry faculty hold joint positions in Chemistry and the Ames Lab and enjoy funding from Basic Energy Sciences of USDOE. Examples of research supported are materials science, surface science, nanotechnology, environmental and biological sciences, biophysical chemistry, quantum chemistry and condensed phase theory. Applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests. This information plus three letters of reference should be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

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