Chemistry Newsletter - 10/03/2005

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIX - No. 30 October 3rd, 2005

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Marty Zanni receives a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering

We are delighted to report that Marty Zanni has received a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. This very substantial 5-year fellowship is extremely competitive, with only 16 given nationally in all areas of science and engineering. Congratulations Marty!

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Judith Burstyn Wins the Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring

We are delighted to report that Judith Burstyn has won the Doris Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring. This annual award goes to a single faculty member on the UW campus, and is in recognition of exceptional mentoring of women faculty. Congratulations Judith!

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Analytical, Materials, and Inorganic Faculty Short Talk Series

The analytical, materials, and inorganic faculty will be giving a series of short talks on Mondays at 5:45-7:30 PM (Rm 8335) describing their research interests. There will be three 20-minute talks and an informal supper each evening. Students from all areas are welcome to attend.

 

5:45

6:10

7:00

October 10

Professor John Moore

Professor John Wright

Professor Judith Burstyn

October 17

Professor David Schwartz

Professor Lloyd Smith

Professor Larry Dahl

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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. on Thursdays during the first 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

Oct. 6

Fleming Crim

Bob McMahon

Jim Skinner

Oct. 13

Ned Sibert

Bob Hamers

Joshua Coon

Oct. 20

Qiang Cui

Song Jin

Arun Yethiraj

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

10/11/05

11/08/05

12/13/05

2/14/06

3/21/06

4/11/06

5/9/06

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

10/4/05

10/18/05

11/1/05

11/15/05

12/6/05

12/20/05

1/17/06

2/7/06

2/21/06

3/7/06

3/28/06

4/4/06

4/18/06

5/2/06

5/16/06

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard A. Loomis, Washington University in St. Louis. “The Interactions of Rare Gas Atoms with Dihalogen Molecules: Finding the Surprise Ending of an Old Story “

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 - Organic - McElvain Industrial Speaker, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Jothan Coe, Pfizer.

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Materials Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank DiSalvo, Cornell University. “Ordered Intermetallic Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications”

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Thursday, October 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Nicola Pohl, Iowa State University. “Synthetic Tools for Glycomics”

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Friday, October 7th, 2005 - Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy Concert, 8:00 p.m., Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building. Lise Keiter-Bortzman. “Music by Women Composers from 1760 to 1977"

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Monday, October 10th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Robert Eisenberg, Rush University. “Ion Channels, Living Transistors”

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Monday, October 10th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “The Third Age of Quantum Chemistry”

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Thermochemistry and Spectroscopy of Soot Formation Intermediates”

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 - Hirschfelder Seminar, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Henry F. Schaefer, University of Georgia. “Lesions in DNA Subunits: Foundational Studies of Structures and Energetics”

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Frank Keutsch, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Atmospheric field measurements with new spectroscopic techniques: Climate change and tropospheric chemistry”

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Wysocki, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David N. Beratan, Duke University. “Designing Molecules by Optimizing Potentials”

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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Adam J. Matzger, University of Michigan. “Crystallization in Two and Three Dimensions”

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Myong Lee, Yonsei University.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wright, Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Mixed Frequency/Time Domain Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy- The Optical Analogue to Multidimensional Heteronuclear NMR Methods”

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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jane Coughlin, Shen Group.

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Friday, October 21st, 2005 - Chemistry Departmental Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elaine A. Cohen Hubal from the EPA.

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Robert T. Hembre, Eastman Kodak Chemical Company.

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Monday, October 24th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Stephen Levene, University of Texas at Dallas. “Topology in Molecular Biology: From DNA Mechanics to Enzymology”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. James Donaldson, University of Toronto. “Whad’Ya Know? A Physical Chemist’s Approach to the Atmosphere”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sergey Kozmin, University of Chicago. “Chemical Synthesis: From New Reactivity to Molecular Complexity and Cell Regulatory Function”

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Christianson, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lars Samuelson, Lund University, Sweden. “Materials and device physics aspects of semiconductor nanowires”

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Thursday, October 27th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Victoria Wilde, Burke Group.

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Monday, October 31th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Burant, University of Michigan. “Adipocyte Development, Nutrient Sensing and Mutations in AGPAT2”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard M. Stratt, Brown University. “Relaxation a Little Too Far From Equilibrium”

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Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Rustem F. Ismagilov, The University of Chicago. “Synthesizing and Understanding Complex Reaction Networks”

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laurie Grove, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd D. Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Neuropeptides: From Discovery to Function”

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kris Kolonko, Reich Group.

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Monday, November 7th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Nathan Baker, Washington University.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ronald G. Larson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “DNA and Microfluidics”

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Scarborough, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Lara Spencer, UW-Madison Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 10th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Caroline Pharr, McMahon Group.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. F. Anne Walker, University of Arizona.

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Monday, November 14th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Charles Brooks, Scripps Research Institute. “General Features and Methanisms of Functionally Relevant Large-Scale Reorganization of Molecular Machines”

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute. “Protein Folding Free Energy Landscapes - Insights Into Mechanism, Kinetics and Function From Molecular Simulations”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Materials Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Diversity”

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Thursday, November 17th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonathan Fast, Mecozzi Group.

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Friday, November 18th, 2005 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p. m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. James E. Butler, Naval Research Laboratory. “Diamond Perfected?”

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Monday, November 21st, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Boris Kholodenko, Thomas Jefferson University. “Systems Biology of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling: Can We Navigate Through Molecular Jungles?”

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bhavesh Gandhi, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Monday, November 28th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. John Yin, UW Madison. “Dynamics of Virus Growth and Spread - A Systems Biology Approach”

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Daesung Lee, UW-Madison.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Dodge, Burke Group.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Audrey Gasch, UW-Madison, Genetics.

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Monday, December 5th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. Yun-Xing Wang, National Cancer Institute. “Using NMR to Answer Fundamental Biological Questions”

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shana O. Kelly, Boston College. “Interfacing and Templating Nanostructures with DNA”

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. James O’Donnell, Graduate Student, Landis Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. SooHyuk Choi, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2005 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Blick, UW-Madison, Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Their Applications”

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Monday, December 12th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall, UW-Madison. George Rose, Johns Hopkins University. “Proteins: The Unfolding Story”

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Edward J. Kramer, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Phase Transitions in Flatland: Order, Disorder and Defects in Block Copolymer Monolayers and Multilayers”

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Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jocelyn Pinkert, Graduate Student, Burstyn Group.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy Zwier, Purdue University. “Laser Probes of the Potential Energy Surfaces of Flexible Molecules and Water-containing Complexes”

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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Seyed Seradj, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Leitner, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phil S. Baran, The Scripps Research Institute. “The Catalytic Cycle of Discovery in Total Synthesis”

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Smith, Denu Group.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2006 - Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard J. Saykally, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - McElvain Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Yates, Scripps Research Institute.

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Karen Schmidt, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcus Weck, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Venkat Ganesan, University of Texas at Austin. “Dynamical Phenomena in Multicomponent Polymers”

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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrew Razgulin, Mecozzi Group.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hanna Reisler, University of Southern California.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Garske, Denu Group.

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Monday, February 20th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melanie Sanford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ji-Xin Cheng, Purdue University.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sarah Jewell, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roger E. Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Chemistry on the Brink: Photo-induced Reaction Dynamics of Entrance Channel Complexes”

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luke Lavis, Raines Group.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California. “Computer Simulations of Enzymatic Reactions: Finding out What are the Catalytic Principles that Really Work?”

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christian E. Schafmeister, University of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangho Park, Lee Group.

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Monday, March 20th, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Ferry Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christopher M. Dobson, Cambridge University, UK.

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David M. Walba, University of Colorado. “High Throughput Measurement of ee Using Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals”

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jamie Ellis, Cavagnero Group.

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Wednesday Thru Friday, March 29th - 31st, 2006 - Meloche Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stephen Lippard, MIT.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bin Sun, Lynn Group.

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patrick Holland, University of Rochester.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mark A. Johnson, Yale University.

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor D. Tyler McQuade, Cornell University. “Microreactors, Encapsulated Catalysts, and Mechanisms: New Tools and Techniques for Polymer and Small Molecule Synthesis”

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Thursday, April 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Schultz, Nelsen Group.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sanat Kumar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dan O’Leary, Pomona College. “Deuterium and Tritium NMR Equilibrium Isotope Effects Involving OH/OH and CH/N Hydrogen Bonds: Stereochemical Applications”

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Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 - Merck Lectures, a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK.

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor H. Jane Dyson, The Scripps Research Institute. “New Insights from NMR into Unfolded Proteins and the Protein Folding Process”

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Thursday, April 18th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Virginia W. Cornish, Columbia University. “Co-Opting Nature's Machineries for Chemical Discovery”

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Thursday, April 20th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jennifer O’Neill, Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael J. Saxton, University of California at Davis.

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Thursday, April25th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Matt Sigman, University of Utah.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon Tunge, University of Kansas.

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Jordan, University of Pittsburgh. “Electron and Proton Localization in Water Clusters”

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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Stang, University of Utah. “Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self-Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination”

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Suzanne Walker, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeff Johnston, Indiana 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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National Chemistry Week Theme, the "Joy of Toys"

Want to venture out into the community and get others excited about chemistry? Are you a "Toys R Us kid" at heart? If so, the Wisconsin local ACS section has several opportunities for you! We will be celebrating this year's National Chemistry Week theme, the "Joy of Toys," by holding events for the general public at Toys R Us locations on the West and East sides of Madison on Sunday, October 16th, and Saturday, October 22nd, as well as returning to seventh grade classrooms during the weekdays to do hands-on activities with the students. Last year's visits to O'Keeffe and Cherokee middle schools were such a success that our local section won a ChemLuminary award at the ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C.! If you are interested in getting involved, either as a volunteer at an event or behind the scenes to develop materials/activities, or if you would simply like more information, please contact me at nutbrown@chem.wisc.edu or 608-239-2556. Training is provided. Transportation is available. Fun is practically guaranteed.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Mass Spectrometrist, Louisiana State University Department of Chemistry. A Mass Spectrometrist position is open in the Mass Spectrometry Facility in the LSU Department of Chemistry, serving the LSU College of Basic Sciences. This is a permanently funded (Research Associate 5) position. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Additional Qualifications Desired: expertise in application of mass spectrometry to protein analysis. Responsibilities: involves analysis with Applied Biosystems QSTAR XL, Bruker Proflex III, Hitachi ion trap, GCMSs; supervises and trains undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates; methods development, maintenance and repair of instruments, computers and infrastructure. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Please send a resume (including e-mail address) and a list of three professional references to: Amy Commander, Mass Spectrometry Staff Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Louisiana State University, Ref: Log #0433, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. E-mail: acom@lsu.edu. Web: http://chemistry.lsu.edu/Jobs/jobs.html.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California, Los Angeles, intends to make a tenure-track faculty appointment in physical chemistry (either experimental or theoretical). Candidates at all ranks will be considered. Candidates must give evidence of exceptional promise (for a junior appointment) or great distinction (for a senior appointment) in research and teaching. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and description of proposed research (not exceeding four pages), reprints of representative publications, and a list of professional references. Junior faculty applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent at the time of application. To assure consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2005 and directed to: Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, P.O. Box 951569, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569, FAX: (310) 206-8010.

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure track position in experimental physical chemistry. We are looking for a creative, energetic person to establish an innovative experimental research program in fundamental physical chemistry/chemical physics that complements existing areas of expertise in the chemistry and related academic programs at Boston University. This position is one in a new phase of department growth in which multiple hires will be made. Although strong candidates in any area of experimental physical chemistry are invited to apply, specific areas of interest include condensed phase spectroscopy, molecular biophysics, optical imaging, reaction dynamics, nanotechnology, and chemistry at interfaces. The department already has an accomplished core of physical chemists with a particularly large and strong group in theoretical chemistry. The Boston University Photonics Center, the Center for Computational Science, the Center for Nanotechnology and Bio-Nanotechnology, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Imaging and the Physics Department Condensed Matter group provide additional important research opportunities and resources. Candidates are expected to have a commitment, and the enthusiasm to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Physical Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2521. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2005. Although we anticipate filling this position at the assistant professor level, highly qualified, more senior candidates will be considered as well. Further information about our department can be obtained from: http://www.bu.edu/chemistry/department/. For additional information about this position contact: lziegler@chem.bu.edu or call Professor L. D. Ziegler, (617) 353 - 8663.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track appointments beginning July 2006. Applicants with teaching and research interests in Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry, broadly defined are encouraged to apply. The appointments will be the rank of Assistant Professor, but outstanding senior applicants could be considered. Applicants should arrange to have a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research plans, and three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Timothy M. Swager, Head, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 18-398, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307. Application deadline: October 15, 2005.

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The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a faculty position in organic chemistry, effective August 2006. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in chemistry and postdoctoral experience is preferred. All areas of organic chemistry will be considered, but those specializing in synthetic chemistry and complementing the interests of the existing faculty will be given preference. The candidate will be expected to build a funded, internationally recognized research program. A commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will also be required. Send a detailed curriculum vita, a concise description of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, an estimate of startup costs, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Blvd, 315 Benton Hall, St. Louis, MO 63121, e-mail: chemsearch@umsl.edu. See http://www.umsl.edu/-chem/ for further details. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2005, and the position will remain open until filled.

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The Chemistry Department at Gustavus Adolphus invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physical chemistry to begin September 2006. The successful candidate will establish a productive research program involving undergraduate students and will join a collegial group of eight active tenured/tenure-track faculty with a commitment to the integration of innovative teaching with research. Primary teaching responsibilities will be introductory courses (including First Term Seminar), thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum, and advanced labs. To apply and for more details visit: http://www.gustavus.edu/oncampus/humanresources/index.cfm or contact: Dr. Lawrence W. Potts at 507933-7322 or potts@gustavus.edu. Also you may contact Dr. Jonathan Smith, jmsmith@gustavus.edu, and http://www.gustavus.edu/oneampus/academics/chem/. Review of applications commences October 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Iowa. Analytical or Physical Chemistry Faculty Position. The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce a continuing faculty expansion, following the appointment of seven new faculty in three years and a major research building renovation. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position effective August 2006 in analytical chemistry, broadly defined (e.g., bioanalytical, nanoscience, separations, environmental etc.) or experimental physical chemistry (e.g. environmental, nanoscience, biophysical, etc.) and will offer a highly competitive salary and start-up package. Applicants should demonstrate clear potential to develop and lead a nationally prominent, externally funded research program and commitment to excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates must have a PhD and postdoctoral experience and demonstrated research scholarship and productivity. Please send letter of interest, CV, teaching interest statement, and detailed research proposal(s), and arrange for academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Analytical/Physical Faculty Search Committee, University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry, Iowa City, IA 52242-1294. Application review will begin October 10' and will continue until the position is filled.

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Boston University I am writing to ask for your help in our search for an Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. Please see our advertisement for this position, in Chemical & Engineering News and Science. We will focus one of our faculty searches this year on candidates pursuing innovative research programs involving synthetic inorganic chemistry with a focus on novel materials, organometallic systems, bioinorganic modeling, or catalysis. We seek individuals with enthusiasm for and accomplishment in undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position that we seek to fill is part of a growth phase for the department during which multiple hires will be made over several years. Please contact: Boston University, Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, telephone (617) 353-8663, FAX: (617) 353-6466, Internet: lziegler@chem.bu.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC San Diego http://chem.ucsd.edu is expanding its research program in physical chemistry. Applications are invited for a faculty position in physical chemistry, with strong preference for the assistant professor level. Research programs with an interdisciplinary flare are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong record of research accomplishment, and an innovative research plan. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae with a brief summary of prior teaching and research experience and a detailed research plan (3-5 pages) to: The Physical Chemistry Search Committee 4-621 F, UCSD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0332, La Jolla, CA 92093-0332. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover. All applications received before November 1, 2005 will be considered. Salary commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources and programs at http://www.diveristy.ucsd.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of UC 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. Preference will be given to candidates at the full professor rank. Such candidates 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 4-618F, 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, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are invited to preview campus diversity resources and programs at: http://diversity.ucsd.edu.

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Department of Chemistry. Tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 21, 2006. The initial appointment will be for two years. Earned doctorate in biological chemistry, organic chemistry, or closely related field required by November 7, 2005. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Area of Specialty: Biological or bioorganic chemistry. Demonstrated ability or potential for engaging undergraduates in collaborative research projects will be considered an asset. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate concepts in biological and/or organic chemistry will be considered an asset. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will be considered an asset. Applicants will be expected to teach biochemistry and/or organic chemistry lecture and laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, along with some instruction in general chemistry lecture and laboratory. The successful applicant is expected to develop a program of externally funded research in experimental biological or bioorganic chemistry involving undergraduates, provide academic advising to students as assigned, engage in service, and participate in department, college, and university committee work. Competitive start-up funds are available. Applicants will send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (3-5 pages), statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages), and graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the initial application, however official copies will be required before the position is offered) to the address below. Applicants will also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Send to: Chair, Search Committee Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54702-4004. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by November 7, 2005. However, screening may continue until position is filled. To learn more, visit our Web sites: http://www.uwec.edu/acadaff/jobs/ and http://www.uwec.eclu/chemistry/pages/positions.html.

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South Dakota State University. Tenure track, 9-month at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Review of applications begins October 7, 2005 and continues until the position is filled. This position is for an organic chemist who can complement the department's developing programs in cellular/ structural biochemistry or environmental chemistry. Research areas of interest are synthesis of organic and biomimetic polymers and biocompatible materials; synthesis of cellular protective materials and reaction pathways, synthesis of new medicinal agents from natural products, elucidation of the environmental fates of organic chemicals or the development of green materials or processes. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate and graduate chemistry courses within area of expertise, establishment of a strong, externally-funded research program, participation in departmental, college, and university meetings and special assignments. Earned Ph.D. in organic chemistry or in a closely related discipline, effective oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal relationship skills, knowledge and training in any specialty area of organic chemistry that complements departmental research strengths and foci, and demonstrated potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program; capable of achieving teaching excellence. Post-doctoral or equivalent experience; prior experience with federal research grants; demonstrated productivity in specialty area. Complete applications consist of a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, description of proposed research activities (5 pages max.), statement of teaching philosophy (3 pages max.) and 3 letters of recommendation. Electronic submissions to ChemSearch@sdstate.edu are preferred. Hard copy letters of recommendation and transcripts can be sent to: Organic Chemistry Search, South Dakota State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Box 2202, Brookings, SD 57007-0896 (605) 688-5154; FAX: (605) 688-6364).

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Wittenberg University invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor position in Chemistry beginning August 2006. The person in this position will have sole responsibility for the physical chemistry sequency (Chem 311 and 352) and will contribute to the general chemistry program. All faculty in the department are expected to participate in the weekly departmental seminar program and to serve as academic advisors. Collaborative research with undergraduates is expected and institutional support including research space and start-up funds for this are provided. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a concentration in Physical Chemistry. Candidates who are finishing the Ph.D. are welcome to apply, but will be hired as an Instructor if the Ph.D. is not granted by August 15, 2006. Additional information about the University is available on our website at http://www.wittenberq.edu or the department at http://www4.wittenberg.edu/academics/chem/. Please send resumes, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, an overview of research plans and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Kristin Cline, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Wittenberg University, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, Ohio 45501. Review of applications will begin October 25, 2005. The use of fax (937-327-6487) and email pchemsearch@wittenberq.edu to send application materials and supporting letters is welcomed. PDF or Microsoft Word documents are preferred for electronic submissions.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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A postdoctoral position recently opened in the group of Professor William J. Evans at the University of California, Irvine. If you are a suitable candidate, please e-mail me. The position is available immediately. Contact: Professor William J. Evans, Department of Chemistry, 516 Rowland Hall, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2025, Ph: 949-824-5174, FAX: 949-824-2210, e-mail: wevans@uci.edu, web: http://www.chem.uci.edu/research/faculty/wevans.html.

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California Institute of Technology. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars. The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for Postdoctoral Scholar appointments in the various fields of interest to the Division. In chemistry, new postdoctoral scholars may be appointed during the coming year in the fields of biochemistry, chemical physics, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, electrochemistry, and structural chemistry. Research opportunities in chemical engineering include atmospheric chemistry, chemical reaction engineering, bioengineering, fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, catalysis, surface chemistry, and polymeric materials. Postdoctoral appointments are by individual arrangement with the faculty member concerned. Listing of faculty and their research can be found on Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering web site: http//cce.caltech.edu. Those seeking postdoctoral appointments should write directly to the faculty member whose research is of interest in order to determine whether positions and funding are currently available. Direct inquiries to: the professor at either the Chemical Laboratories, Mail Code 164-30 or the Chemical Engineering Laboratories, Mail Code 210-41, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125.

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