Chemistry Newsletter - 10/02/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 32 October 2nd, 2006

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

 

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

 

10/10/2006

 

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks

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

 

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

October 5th

Fleming Crim

Thomas Brunold

John Berry

 

October 12th

Tom Record

John Wright

Arun Yethiraj

Qiang Cui

October 19th

Gil Nathanson

Song Jin

Bob Hamers

 

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SEMINARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, October 6th, 2006 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science Science & Engineering Laboratory. Andy Rutter, EC&T. “Understanding Atmospheric Mercury: Laboratory and Field Studies to Investigate Atmospheric Mercury Processing”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, October 27th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Professor Dan Rich, UW-Madison, Pharmacy. “Rational Drug Design. Where Has it Been and Where Might it go in the 21st Century”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2nd Annual First Year Experience Conference

A special invitation to faculty, staff and teaching assistants to attend the "2nd Annual First Year Experience Conference" on campus the morning of October 6. The conference is free, includes lunch, and provides an opportunity to engage in discussion with other faculty and staff about our first year students and their success in your classrooms. Please see the attached web site for more information and for a link to the conference registration. http://www.newstudent.wisc.edu/firstyear/conference.html.

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Creating Valid & Reliable Classroom Tests

You are invited to a revival of a very successful series of four presentations that James Wollack (Department of Testing and Evaluation Service) has created to help faculty and instructional staff develop valid & reliable classroom tests. See below for details, including registration and sponsorship. Please forward this announcement as you see fit. Creating Valid & Reliable Classroom Tests, Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23; 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. Tong Auditorium, 1003 Engineering Centers Bldg. This four-week workshop will introduce you to the essential information and skills necessary for writing high-quality classroom exams. For all the time and energy that go into developing and teaching a course, all too often, exams and assessment tools are developed without the proper attention and level of sophistication necessary to have them yield useful information. Accurately assessing how well students have achieved the important course goals is both a science and an art. Developing good tests and assessments does not naturally flow from a solid understanding of the course material. Test construction requires a separate skill set that can be taught but requires lots of experience to master. Presenters: James Wollack, associate scientist, Department of Testing & Evaluation Services, Teaching Academy Fellow Chanho Park, research assistant Hyun Jung Sung, research assistant. Workshop Schedule: Session 1: Introduction to Testing & Assessment. Session 2: Writing Multiple-Choice Questions. Session 3: Writing Essay and Short-Answer Questions. Session 4: Evaluating the Test. The workshop series will include practical examples and will offer participants the opportunity to write and revise multiple-choice and essay items, score essay items, review item analyses, and participate in many more hands-on exercises. Questions: Call Sandy Courter, 265-9767 or Nancy Ruggeri, 265-6367. Registration: Email the Engineering Learning Center at: elc@engr.wisc.edu. Please place the title of the workshop in the subject line. Subject: Creating Valid & Reliable Classroom Tests.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None for this Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Chemistry Department of Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in experimental organic chemistry with an emphasis upon bio-organic applications, effective September 2007. The successful candidate will exhibit potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and will be expected to establish an externally funded research program. The Chemistry Department is well equipped and has an active Ph. D. program involving 13 full-time and 3 part-time faculty and 45 graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Salary, fringe benefits, and start-up funds will be competitive. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a description of research plans and interests and teaching plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: the Chair of the Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459. Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor Position in Organic Chemistry - University of California, Riverside. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in Organic Chemistry, starting July 1, 2007. A Ph.D. in chemistry, the ability to conduct an innovative and vigorous research program, and excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty, with special emphasis on biologically relevant synthetic chemistry. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should send a complete curriculum vitae and research proposal, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Michael Pirrung, Organic Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry-027, University of California, Riverside, CA, 92521. Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2006, but the position will remain open until filled.

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Assistant Professor, (2 Positions), Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applications for two full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2007; appointments are expected to be made as Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates whose research areas include organic chemistry relevant to biology, synthesis, materials, and nanosciences and physical chemistry relevant to biology, materials and nanosciences and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain strong, independent reearch programs and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instructional programs. Salary is competitive, and benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and a tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply). A Ph.D. in Chemistry or an allied discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Applicants must be capable of developing and maintaining a strong independent research program and must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of the proposed research program; arrangements should also be made to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee Chair. For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2006. For organic applicants please send application materials electronically in PDF format to: OrgChem@science.oregonstate.edu and to: PhysMatChem@science.oregonstate.edu for physical/materials applicants.

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Southeast Missouri State University, College of Science and Mathematics, Department of Chemistry, Position Announcement. Full-time, tenure track, assistant professor position in the Department of Chemistry. Available August 1, 2007. Primary duties will include teaching courses in physical science, general chemistry, science education, and other areas as needed, advising chemistry and chemistry education majors, and participation in the writing of annual reports related to the chemistry education major. Interactions with K-12 teachers and students, participation in the Associates of the Linda Godwin Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and scholarly activities are also expected. Normal teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester and may involve on-line instruction. Minimum degree requirement is a Ph.D. (Ed.D.) in Chemical Education, Chemistry with either a M.S. in Education or graduate level coursework in science education, or Science Education (Chemistry); demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and to working with multicultural populations, and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities. Previous teaching experience and the ability to contribute to both the chemistry and science education programs are preferred. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications; competitive fringe benefits. Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 5, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Philip Crawford, Chair, Department of Chemistry, MS6400, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799.

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Tenure Track Position, Hendrix College. Applications are being accepted for a faculty appointment beginning August 2007 in the Department of Chemistry. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and biochemical research. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Competitive start-up funding and research time assignment provided in new facilities. The successful candidate will teach biochemistry and participate in general chemistry and non-majors chemistry courses. While the appointment will likely be at the level of assistant professor, applications for other ranks will be considered. Details regarding this position are available at http://www.hendrix.edu/chemsearch. Application should include a letter addressing the candidate's interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a detailed research plan, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Application materials should be sent to: Dr. Warfield Teague, Department of Chemistry, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032. Review of the applications will begin on October 16, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $160 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Please visit our website at: http://www.hendrix.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure track position in Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2007. A Ph.D. with specialization in experimental organic chemistry or a closely related field is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants should submit an introductory letter, vita, copies of graduate/undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (including an estimate for the startup budget), and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Saeed Attar, Chair, Organic Chemistry Search, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, M/S-SB 70, Fresno, CA 93740-8034. The review of applications will begin October 22, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. CSUF is an OE/AA employer. Application details can be found at: http://www.csufresno.edu/Chemistry/search/#organic.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of synthetic organic chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor. Of particular interest are candidates with research programs in natural products synthesis, or methods development for natural products synthesis. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is required. We are seeking applicants who will establish a vigorous and innovative research program and who will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a description of proposed research, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Tarek Sammakia, Chair, Synthetic Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215. Review of applications will begin October 16, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department of the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Organic Chemistry beginning 2007-2008. While the search is open to all areas of organic chemistry, applicants with research interests in materials, bioorganic/biomedicine, and environmental/energy-related chemistry and that complement the existing strengths of the Department will be given preference. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a highly active, funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, publication list, description of future research plans and statement of teaching interests along with three letters of reference to: Prof. Michael King, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Chemistry Faculty Positions, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The Department of Chemistry http://www.chem.umn.edu seeks to fill two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning July 1, 2007 or later. One of the positions is in any area of chemistry and the other is in synthetic organic chemistry. Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with the appointee's experience. Appointees will be expected to carry out vigorous programs of original research, to advise research students, to teach a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Chemistry Department, and to participate in Departmental and University governance. Selection will be based on each candidate's record of previous accomplishments relevant to these responsibilities and potential for outstanding future contributions. Appointees must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Applications will be accepted until October 13, 2006 or until the positions are filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and copies of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts by postal mail to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 207 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455-0431. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the same postal address.

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Analytical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank for appointment beginning August 2007. Applications are welcomed from candidates with interests in all areas of Analytical Chemistry. Research areas with application to biochemistry or environmental chemistry are particularly encouraged. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of scholarly achievements in peer-reviewed journals, promise of successful grantsmanship and a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate teaching. To be considered, a curriculum vitae with a research plan, an outline of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation must be mailed to: Professor K. Surerus, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, Fax: 414-229-5530, email: surerus@uwm.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Further information is located at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Chemistry.

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Bucknell University seeks outstanding candidates for an entry-level, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor scheduled to begin in August 2007. The successful applicant will teach biochemistry, lecture and lab, and will also teach introductory organic chemistry, general chemistry or introductory inorganic chemistry, depending on background and interests. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous research program in some area of biochemistry (including bioorganic, bioinorganic and chemical biology), and this research program will involve undergraduate and Masters students. Ph.D. required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Timothy G. Strein, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837 by October 13, 2006.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, San Diego, http://chem.ucsd.edu invites applications for a tenure track/tenured faculty position in Biochemistry. 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 cellular biochemistry and chemical biology in eukaryotic systems with particular emphasis on membrane biology, protein degradation, DNA repair & replication, molecular immunology and splicing. 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 4-791 F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mail Code 0332, 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, 2006, but until position is filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, San Diego, http://chem.ucsd.edu in collaboration with the Moores Cancer Center http://cancer.ucsd.edu/ invites applications for a tenure track or tenured faculty position in an area of chemistry, chemical biology or biochemistry contributing to basic knowledge in the field of oncology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and a demonstrated ability for creative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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 and teaching plans to: Chair, Cancer Center Search Committee 4-792F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mail Code 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2006, but until the position is filled, all applications received will be assured full consideration.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, San Diego, http://chem.ucsd.edu has an opening for a Lecturer, with the potential of security of employment (PSOE). A Lecturer PSOE position closely parallels that of an assistant professor on track for tenure. We are seeking an outstanding teacher who wishes to have a permanent faculty position. The position is full-time and will involve teaching lecture and laboratory courses in analytical (and possibly environmental) chemistry, developing curriculum, writing lab manuals, assisting with the training of teaching assistants, and other coordination tasks related to undergraduate instruction. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of excellence in teaching. The appointment will begin in Fall 2007. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references to: Chair, Lecturer (LPSOE) Search Committee, 4-783F, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mail Code 0332, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. The closing date is November 1, 2006.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, San Diego, http://chem.ucsd.edu invites applications for faculty positions in organic chemistry at all levels. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in one of the chemical sciences is required. Candidates at the assistant professor level are expected to establish a vigorous and original research program and be capable of outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates at higher levels are expected to have a distinguished internationally recognized track record and a demonstrated ability for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, is based on University of California pay scale. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of research plans, and a list of publications to: Chair, Organic Search Committee 4-790F, University of California, San Diego, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Applicants at the assistant professor level should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the same address. Review of applications begins November 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.

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