Chemistry Newsletter - 10/09/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 33 October 9th, 2006

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Some Sad News

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our friend and colleague Dick Terhall. He died in Madison on Sunday, October 8, of heart failure. Dick had been battling esophageal cancer. Dick worked in the Chemistry Mail Room for the past 6 years, and was a friend to everyone he came in contact with. His good humor and positive approach to life were a great influence on all of us, and I believe we have all been enriched by his presence in our lives. We send his family our condolences and deepest sympathy. Visitation for Dick will be at the Ryan Funeral Home at 2418 N. Sherman Ave. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 4:00 pm til 7:00 pm and again at St. Peter Catholic Church on N. Sherman Ave. at 10 AM Thursday, before the funeral at 11 AM.

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November Issue of Journal of Chemical Education Now Available Online

The November 2006 issue of The Journal of Chemical Education is now available online. In this issue you will find articles about astrochemistry in the classroom, high school chemistry teaching, inorganic chemistry investigations, organic synthesis, and many other activities for the classroom and laboratory. Please visit: http://www.jce.divched.org/Journal/Issues/2006/Nov/TOC.html.

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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 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 10th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeffrey W. Bode, University of California-Santa Barbara. “Organic Redox Reactions: A Strategy for Enantioselective Annulations and Chemoselective Ligations”

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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. “Atomic-Scale Compositional Imaging with Atom Probe Tomography”

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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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Thursday, October 12th, 2006 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1106 Mechanical Engineering Building. M.W. Cole, US Army Research Laboratory-WMRD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005. “The Materials Science and Integration Bases for Fabrication of Ba1xSrxTiO3Based Thin-Films for Tunable Microwave Devices”

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Friday, October 13th, 2006 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Professor Sharon Long, WSLH and CALS. “How Does Microbial Source Tracking Fit Into the Multiple Barrier Approach to Source Water Protection?”

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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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Monday, October 16th, 2006 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Shigeki Miyamoto, UW-Madison, Department of Pharmacology. “Regulation of Genotoxic Stree-Induced NF-kB Activation by SUMOylation and Ubiquitination”

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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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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 - Bioenergy Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Dr. Steven E. Koonin, Chief Scientist, BP. “Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades”

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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. Dan Rich: Emeritus Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry; and Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. His topic: “Rational Drug Design. Where Has it Been and Where Might it go in the Twenty-First Century.” Refreshments at 4:30 in the Charter Street Atrium.

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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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Recent Publications

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*Drier, T.O.,* Drier, T. A.

Firewagon Concept for Public Outreach.

Fusion, 53 (3): 21-27 AUG 2006.

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Wilke, JJ; *Weinhold, F*.

Resonance bonding patterns of peroxide chemistry: Cyclic three-center hyperbonding in "phosphadioxirane" intermediates.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (36): 11850-11859 SEP 13 2006.

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Orner, BP; Liu, L; Murphy, RM; *Kiessling, LL*.

Phage display affords peptides that modulate beta-amyloid aggregation.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (36): 11882-11889 SEP 13 2006.

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Huang, J; Chen, S; *Guzei, IA*; Yu, L.

Discovery of a solid solution of enantiomers in a racemate-forming system by seeding.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (36): 11985-11992 SEP 13 2006.

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Kalia, J; *Raines, RT*.

Reactivity of intein thioesters: Appending a functional group to a protein.

CHEMBIOCHEM 7 (9): 1375-1383 SEP 2006.

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Jewell, CM; Zhang, JT; Fredin, NJ; Wolff, MR; Hacker, TA; *Lynn, DM*.

Release of plasmid DNA from intravascular stents coated with ultrathin multilayered polyelectrolyte films.

BIOMACROMOLECULES 7 (9): 2483-2491 SEP 11 2006.

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Shortreed, MR; Lamos, SM; Frey, BL; Phillips, MF; Patel, M; *Belshaw, PJ*; *Smith, LM*.

Ionizable isotopic labeling reagent for relative quantification of amine metabolites by mass spectrometry.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 78 (18): 6398-6403 SEP 15 2006.

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Spencer, LC; *Guzei, IA*; Ojwach, SO; Darkwa, J.

trans-Bis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazole-kappa N-2]dichloropalladium(II) monohydrate.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS 62: M421-M423 Part 9 SEP 2006.

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Lavis, LD; Chao, TY; *Raines, RT*.

Fluorogenic label for biomolecular imaging.

ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY 1 (4): 252-260 2006.

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Schmitt, AL; Zhu, L; Schmeisser, D; Himpsel, FJ; *Jin, S*.

Metallic single-crystal CoSi nanowires via chemical vapor deposition of single-source precursor.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110 (37): 18142-18146 SEP 21 2006.

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*Yu, H*; Wu, T; Forrest, D; Runnheim, R; Churas, C; Hauschild, KE; Ansari, A; *Schwartz, DC*.

In vitro transcription and transcription factors binding studies via single molecule analysis.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 145-ANYL MAR 26 2006.

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*Landis, CR*; Batterton, JM; Christianson, MD.

Detailed mechanistic aspects of catalytic alkene polymerization.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 13-BMGT MAR 26 2006.

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*Moore, JW*.

JCE: A high school teacher's best friend.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 65-CHED MAR 26 2006.

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*Moore, JW*; Moore, EA; Holmes, JL; Carroll, WF; Clevenger, J; Hoffman, MZ.

Chemistry teacher connection: A high school teacher's best friend.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 67-CHED MAR 26 2006.

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Moore, EA; *Moore, JW*; Morris, LW; Hoffman, MZ.

DivCHED outreach office: We make outreach easy.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 68-CHED MAR 26 2006.

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*Moore, JW*.

The Journal of Chemical Education and the National Science Digital Library: Carrying Neil Gordon's vision into the 21st century.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 1277-CHED MAR 26 2006.

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*Treichel, PM*.

Textbooks: A recipe for success.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 1280-CHED MAR 26 2006.

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*Hamers, RJ*.

Photochemical functionalization of diamond surfaces: Mechanism and properties.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 407-COLL MAR 26 2006.

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*Dahl, LF*; Mednikov, EG; Tran, NT.

Nanosized homo/hetero-palladium carbonyl phosphine clusters: Preparation of variable stoichiometric (mu(12)-Pt)(Pd164-xPtx)(CO)(72)(PPh3)(20)(x approximate to 7) containing 165-atom icosahedral four-shell metal-core geometry.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 68-INOR MAR 26 2006.

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*Casey, CP*; Beetner, SE.

Chemoselective hydrogenation of aldehydes using a triphenylphosphine substituted hydroxycyclopentadienyl ruthenium hydride catalyst.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 96-INOR MAR 26 2006.

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Mednikov, EG; *Dahl, LF*.

Large-to-giant homo/hetero-palladium clusters generated from deca/tetrapalladium carbonyl phosphine precursors.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 195-INOR MAR 26 2006.

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Gandhi, BA; Green, O; *Burstyn, JN*.

Oxidation-based synthesis of weakly-coordinated copper(I) complexes including the bis(2,9-di-tert-butyl-1,10-phenanthroline) copper(I) complex relevant to solar energy conversion.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 614-INOR MAR 26 2006

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*Brunold, TC*; Fiedler, AT; Maroney, MJ; Bryngelson, PA.

Electronic structure of the nickel superoxide dismutase active site: Comparison to blue copper proteins.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 621-INOR MAR 26 2006.

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Chi, YG; Peelen, TJ; *Gellman, SH*.

Development of organocatalysts for Michael addition of aldehydes to enones.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 76-ORGN MAR 26 2006.

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Lucas, SP; *McMahon, RJ*.

Vinylcarbene and propenylidene in C3H4 rearrangements at 10 K.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 115-ORGN MAR 26 2006.

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Murray, JK; Sadowsky, JD; *Gellman, SH*.

Efficient synthesis of beta-peptide combinatorial libraries with microwave irradiation.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 137-ORGN MAR 26 2006.

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*West, R*; Zhang, ZC; Rossi, NAA; Amine, K; Wang, QZ.

Organosilicon electrolytes for high energy density lithium batteries.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 465-ORGN MAR 26 2006.

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*Hamers, RJ*.

Biological interfaces to electronic materials.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 24-PHYS MAR 26 2006.

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Park, SC; Glass, S; Lawrence, JR; *Nathanson, GM*.

Surfactant control of HCl and N2O5 entry into supercooled sulfuric acid.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 167-PHYS MAR 26 2006.

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*Hamers, RJ*.

Molecular and biomolecular interfaces to electronic materials.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 173-PHYS MAR 26 2006.

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*Crim, FF*.

Probing dynamics and controlling reactions in gases and liquids.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 183-PHYS MAR 26 2006.

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*Skinner, JL*.

Vibrational spectral diffusion in liquids.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 229-PHYS MAR 26 2006.

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Harring, S; Straughan, M; Mobley, TA; Lyons, L; Zhang, ZC; *West, R*.

NMR studies of two highly conductive monosiloxane electrolytes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 325-PMSE MAR 26 2006.

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Harring, S; Straughan, M; Taggart, J; Lyons, LJ; Zhang, ZC; *West, R*.

Ionic conductivity studies of monosiloxane electrolytes.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 338-PMSE MAR 26 2006.

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Derda, R; Li, LY; Orner, BP; Lewis, R; Thomson, J; *Kiessling, LL*.

High-throughput approach to functional materials supporting human ES cell self-renewal.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 223-POLY MAR 26 2006.

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*Middlecamp, C*.

The old woman and the rug.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 231: - 1-WCC MAR 26 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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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 University of Kentucky is building a new emphasis on Biological Chemistry into its ACS-certified Chemistry program. We are seeking an energetic, creative and bright colleague at the level of assistant professor, who will develop a nationally competitive research program and who is dedicated to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Qualified individuals should visit our website at: http://www.chem.uky.edu/facultysearch for a complete description of the position and application details. Initial consideration of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2006. We anticipate a starting date of August, 2007.

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The Chemistry Department at East Tennessee State University, please visit http://www.etsu.edu/chemists/, invites applications for tenure-track positions; one in Analytical Chemistry, with a preference in electrochemistry or separations, and one in Chemistry Education, each at the Assistant Professor level to start August, 2007. Our department offers ACS-Approved Chemistry and Biochemistry and MS degrees. Candidates must have finished the requirements for the Ph.D. in their fields by hire date, and post-doctoral experience is desirable. A commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and a high potential for seeking external funding for research at the undergraduate and MS levels are expected. The position in chemical education also includes active involvement in our University’s newly established Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, which will develop outreach and support for K-12. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2006. Applicants should send vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and statements of teaching and research goals to: Chair, Chemistry Department, Box 70695, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-1710. Position contingent on funding.

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Texas Christian University (TCU) seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an individual with research interests that fit within the field of biochemistry and complement those of the current faculty. This individual should be equipped to teach both upper level courses in biochemistry and introductory chemistry courses. TCU is a private, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of about 8,500 and a faculty dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The Chemistry Department offers the PhD, MS, and BS degrees and is well equipped, particularly with excellent X-ray diffraction, Mass Spectroscopy, and NMR facilities. Please send curriculum vitae, detailed research plans, a statement of teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Jeffery L. Coffer, Department of Chemistry, Box 298860, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Send e-mail inquiries to J.Coffer@tcu.edu. Review of applications begins on November 7 and continues until the position is filled.

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Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations / applications for its prestigious Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry. While the area of research is open, we seek a scholar with an internationally recognized research program that will complement existing faculty strengths. Previous Welch Chairs at TCU include Paul D. Bartlett and C. David Gutsche. Located in the Fort Worth/ Dallas area, TCU is an independent, coeducational institution of approximately 7,200 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students, offering 98 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate degrees in 59 areas, including six doctoral fields of study, with a commitment to both teaching and research. The Chemistry Department offers the Ph.D., MS, and BS degrees and is well equipped, particularly with excellent X-ray diffraction, Mass Spectroscopy, and NMR facilities. Please send a curriculum vitae, detailed research plans, and a list of references to: Professor Jeffery L. Coffer, Department of Chemistry, Box 298860, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. E-mail inquiries may be sent to: J.Coffer@tcu.edu. The search is ongoing until the position is filled.

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Franklin College. A tenure-track teaching position in chemistry at the Assistant or possibly Associate level to begin in August 2007. We are specifically interested in considering applicants from your chemical education program because teaching is the first priority of this position. We are committed to diversity and equality in education and employment so we particularly encourage women and minorities to apply. A major responsibility of this position is to offer an engaging general chemistry course for science majors as well as contributing to lab courses in one or more of the following areas: physical, inorganic, or analytical chemistry. Our first priority is teaching students, with secondary emphasis on service and scholarship (especially student research), as well as faculty professional development. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest or prior experience in undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. (or imminent completion) is required. Please send your name and contact information to our division secretary (Mandy Boyers) at: Aboyers@franklincollege.edu or call her at 317-738-8300. Interested candidates can send a letter of interest, a statement of teaching and student research philosophy, a CV, graduate transcripts, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chemistry Search, Office of Human Resources, Franklin College, 101 Branigin Blvd, Franklin, IN 46131. Applications which are received by Nov. 20 will receive full consideration. Further details can be found at: http://www.franklincollege.edu/hrweb/faculty.cfm.

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The Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University is pleased to announce a faculty opening in organic chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program in any area of organic chemistry with application to the photosciences, including but not limited to synthesis, organic materials, energy conversion and biological applications. A candidate at the advanced level must have a strong record of research and teaching accomplishments. This position is part of the Research Enhancement Initiative of the University, which is funding multiple faculty hires in the areas of Photochemical Sciences/Material Sciences and Photochemical Sciences/Biological Sciences over the next several years. One junior and two senior faculty members have joined the Chemistry Department this fall, as detailed in the department webpages: http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/chem/ and http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/photochem/. The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences, which will be the focal point of these hires, provide a stimulating research environment conducive to the success of young faculty members as attested by the fact that over the past several years young faculty members in the Department have been awarded National Science Foundation Career Awards and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The Department and Center houses the Ohio Laboratory for Kinetic Spectroscopy that is staffed by expert laser spectroscopists who provide extremely facile access to nanosecond and femtosecond transient spectroscopic data. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vita, a brief research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of support to: Professor Thomas Kinstle, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403. Review of applicants shall begin in late October 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Santa Clara University, an undergraduate institution located in Silicon Valley, invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry commencing Fall, 2007 at the rank of assistant professor. The successful applicant will be expected to initiate a vigorous and productive undergraduate research program, including participation in our summer NSF-REU program, pursue external funding for individual and departmental research and teaching objectives, and demonstrate the ability to excel in teaching organic chemistry lectures and laboratories, as well as lower-division general chemistry and courses for nonscience majors. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is required, and postdoctoral research and college teaching experience are both highly desirable. Experience in teaching a diverse student population is preferred. For additional information visit http://www.scu.edu/chemistry. Send CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and a cover letter to: Prof. Michael Carrasco, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053 by October 18, 2006. Candidates who can contribute to the university strategic goal of achieving greater diversity among faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to identify their strengths, experiences, or interests related to achieving this goal in the cover letter.

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Loyola University Chicago, Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications/nominations for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank. Appilicants from all areas of organic chemistry will be considered, however, preference will be given to candidates whose research interests include bioorganic, bioinspired/environmental or organic nanotechnology, or physical organic chemistry. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally competitive, externally funded research program and participate in graduate (Ph.D and MS) and undergraduate teaching. The applicant should forward a Curriculum Vitae (CV), a detailed description of research interests, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Loyola University Chicago, 1.068 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, 111, 60660. Candidates must also register their application and submit an electronic ACV at http://www.carcers.luc.cdu. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department at Pennsylvania State University seeks outstanding applicants for faculty positions in Organic Chemistry. Both senior and junior candidates are encouraged to apply. The area of research within the broad umbrella of organic chemistry is open, but candidates whose scientific interests complement those of existing faculty are preferred. Successful applicants should be capable of achieving teaching excellence in organic chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Chemistry Department at Penn State has many advantages to offer new faculty members, including a stable pool of highly motivated graduate students (45-50/yr for 32 faculty), excellent support staff, comprehensive mass spectral and NMR capabilities, and a new 177K sq-ft chemistry research building on the University Park campus. This state-of-the art facility houses most of the Chemistry Department, including all of organic chemistry and its support services. Many desirable built-ins, including house dry N2, house vacuum, flow-through solvent purification systems, 8' hoods, and fully integrated IT capabilities, facilitate and enhance the prosecution of organic chemistry research. The Department has adopted an open structure with no traditional divisions in order to encourage interdisciplinary interactions. We are committed as a Department to helping junior faculty rapidly establish a research program of national and international visibility. In addition to the welcoming and collegial atmosphere of the Department, many would characterize State College as a pleasant place to live. The University and surrounding communities support a variety of cultural and sporting events, and the local community offers affordable housing, excellent schools, and a relaxed environment with minimal congestion. Applications will be evaluated as soon as they are complete. The application package should include a current CV and a brief statement of research interests. Please send all materials to: Chairman of the Search Committee, Chemistry Department, 104 Chemistry Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. In addition, applicants for a junior faculty position should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the above address.

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