Chemistry Newsletter - 10/10/2005

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIX - No. 31 October 10th, 2005

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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

7:25

Oct. 17

Professor David Schwartz

Professor Lloyd Smith

Professor Larry Dahl

Professor Thomas Kuech

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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. 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

 

10/18/05

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


SEMINARS

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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. “Insights into transport of water in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere using isotopic data from the AVE_WIIF campaign”

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Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Laura Wysocki, Burke Group. “The Hetero-Ene Reaction Development and Synthetic Utility”

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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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Thursday, October 20th, 2005 - Biochemistry Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 420 Henry Mall. Dr. Randy Hampton, University of California-San Diego. “Regulated Protein Misfolding in the Control of Cell Function”

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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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Tulpan D. Andronescu M. Chang SB. Shortreed MR. Condon A. Hoos HH. Smith LM.

Thermodynamically based DNA strand design.

Nucleic Acids Research. 33(15):4951-4964, 2005.

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Shortreed MR. Chang SB. Hong DG. Phillips M. Campion B. Tulpan DC. Andronescu M. Condon A. Hoos HH. Smith LM.

A thermodynamic approach to designing structure-free combinatorial DNA word sets.

Nucleic Acids Research. 33(15):4965-4977, 2005.

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Riccardi D. Schaefer P. Cui Q.

pK(a) calculations in solution and proteins with QM/MM free energy perturbation simulations: A quantitative test of QM/MM protocols [Review].

Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 109(37):17715-17733, 2005 Sep 22.

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Sung BJ. Yethiraj A.

Molecular-dynamics simulations for nonclassical kinetics of diffusion-controlled bimolecular reactions - art. no. 114503.

Journal of Chemical Physics. 123(11):14503, 2005 Sep 15.

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Stahl SS.

Palladium-catalyzed oxidation of organic chemicals with O-2.

Science. 309(5742):1824-1826, 2005 Sep 16.

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Chi YG. Gellman SH.

Diphenylprolinol methyl ether: A highly enantioselective catalyst for Michael addition of aldehydes to simple enones.

Organic Letters. 7(19):4253-4256, 2005 Sep 15.

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Geske GD. Wezeman RJ. Siegel AP. Blackwell HE.

Small molecule inhibitors of bacterial quorum sensing and biofilm formation.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(37):12762-12763, 2005 Sep 21.

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Kim M. Miller RL. Lee DS.

Cross and ring-closing metathesis of 1,3-diynes: Metallotropic [1,3]-shift of ruthenium carbenes.

Journal of the American Chemical Society. 127(37):12818-12819, 2005 Sep 21.

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Jantzi KL. Puckett CL. Guzei IA. Reich HJ.

Solution structure and chelation properties of 2-thienyllithium reagents.

Journal of Organic Chemistry. 70(19):7520-7529, 2005 Sep 16.

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Ojwach SO. Tshivhase MG. Guzei IA. Darkwa J. Mapolie SF.

Furoyl and thiophene carbonyl linker pyrazolyl palladium(II) complexes - Synthesis, characterization, and evaluation as ethylene oligomerization catalysts.

Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 83(6):843-853, 2005 Jun.

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Kersteen EA. Barrows SR. Raines RT.

Catalysis of protein disulfide bond isomerization in a homogeneous substrate.

Biochemistry. 44(36):12168-12178, 2005 Sep 13.

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Reslewic S. Zhou SG. Place M. Zhang YP. Briska A. Goldstein S. Churas C. Runnheim R. Forrest D. Lim A. Lapidus A. Han CS. Roberts GP. Schwartz DC.

Whole-genome shotgun optical mapping of Rhodospirillum rubrum.

Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 71(9):5511-5522, 2005 Sep.

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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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Ohio Northern University. Faculty position in Organic Chemistry. Tenure track, nine-month academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Employment Start Date: August 30, 2006. The position primarily involves lecture and laboratory teaching responsibility in organic chemistry and the development of a research program involving undergraduates. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry is required. Post-doctoral work and previous teaching experience are desirable. Application Information: See http://www.onu.edu/a+s/chemistry for application information. Send curriculum vitae, transcripts, a statement of research plans, three letters of reference and a completed ONU application (available at www3.onu.edu/employment/application form.pdf) to: Dr. Susan Bates, Organic Search Committee Chair, Meyer Hall of Science, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio 45810. Application Deadline: October 28, 2005. Department Website: http://www.onu.edu/a+s/chemistry/.

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The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University seeks a biochemist for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level to begin August 2006. All areas of biochemistry will be considered. Teaching responsibilities include courses at all levels in the specialty as well as some combination of organic, general, or general education chemistry. Candidates must hold the PhD in Biochemistry or related area and show promise for excellence in teaching and for establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Post-doctoral or equivalent industrial experience is highly desirable. The Department of Chemistry has 16 full-time faculty members and a strong tradition of student-faculty collaborative research. Undergraduate programs include concentrations in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Management as well as a chemistry emphasis in secondary science teaching. Further information about the department is available at http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/. Interested individuals are invited to submit (electronic submissions acceptable) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Daniel Sheeran, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; telephone: (217) 581-6232; e-mail: cfdjs@eiu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor in Computational Chemistry. The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department, a thirteen-member ACS-approved department, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2006 semester. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level and will be expected to establish and maintain an active undergraduate research program. Teaching responsibilities may include physical chemistry, general chemistry and chemistry for general education. For additional information about the department, university, and surrounding area, please see http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses (mail and email), and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statements of educational philosophy and of research plans to: Dr. William Taylor, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in physical chemistry beginning Fall 2006. Applicants from all areas of physical chemistry are encouraged. Applicants with an interest in interdisciplinary applications of their expertise are particularly welcomed. The successful applicant will teach two semesters of physical chemistry and other courses and become part of a program of five chemists and one biochemist. Modern facilities and instrumentation supports an ACS certified program and student/faculty research. Evaluation includes potential for enthusiastic teaching and development of a student-intensive research program. Ph.D. is required for tenure-track appointment; postdoctoral experience desirable. Send letter of application, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plan description, and have three letters of reference forwarded to: Dr. Scott Hill, Department of Chemistry, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801 by October 21, 2005. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. Full information found at: http://www.alma.edu/academics/departments/natural_sciences/chemistry/posting.

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University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Position in Chemistry, (Position #821). The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley solicits applications for a faculty position beginning in the Fall of 2006. Outstanding senior-level and junior-level applicants will be considered. Creative and energetic candidates who show extraordinary promise or accomplishment in research and teaching are specifically sought in the field of bioorganic chemistry; however, exceptional candidates in any area of chemistry will be considered. Junior-level applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a proposed research program, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee; Department of Chemistry; University of California; Berkeley, CA 94720-1460. Please refer references to the UC statement on confidentiality: http://www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evalltr.htm. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2005. Application review will begin with receipt of applications.

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University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Position in Chemistry, (Position #1018). The Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley solicits applications for a junior faculty position beginning in the Fall of 2006. Creative and energetic candidates who show extraordinary promise or accomplishment in research and teaching are specifically sought in any area of materials chemistry. Exceptional candidates in any area of chemistry will also be considered. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a proposed research program, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee; Department of Chemistry; 419 Latimer Hall; University of California; Berkeley, CA 94720-1460. Please refer references to the UC statement on confidentiality: http://www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evalltr.htm. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2005. Application review will begin with receipt of applications.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Chemistry , Faculty Position in Micro/nano Instrumentation. Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position in Analytical Chemistry to begin in September 2006 or after. The search is targeted at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding applicants of other ranks will be considered. We are seeking applicants with interdisciplinary research interests in the area of device design and fabrication at the nano/microscale. We are particularly interested in the areas of sensors, biosensors, and chemical and biological analysis. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant professor candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9336. Senior candidates should send a curriculum vitae and statement of interests. Evaluation of applicants will begin after October 24, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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Seattle University - A tenure-track, assistant professor position in chemistry, beginning September 2006. A Ph.D. in chemistry or highly related discipline, promise of teaching excellence, and commitment to undergraduate research are essential. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities include courses in analytical, general, and forensic chemistry with the opportunity to teach special topics courses. Applications from individuals with interdisciplinary interests that support research and teaching of students studying forensic science, a major that is administered by the Department of Criminal Justice, (http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/criminal) are strongly encouraged. Research interests in the area of bioanalytical or forensic chemistry that will enhance relationships with crime laboratories and biotechnology organizations are required. Seattle University is a Jesuit/Catholic comprehensive university with 6,800 students and a residential campus located in the heart of Seattle (www.seattleu.edu/scieng/chem). Completed applications (two copies) must include curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three letters of reference, and separate statements addressing 1) teaching philosophy, 2) proposed research and 3) how the applicant would contribute to the University mission (www.seattleu.edu/about/mission.html). Send all materials to: Kristen J. Skogerboe, Chemistry Department, Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. Review of applications begins November 1 2005.

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Analytical/Inorganic Chemistry: The Chemistry Department at Whitman College invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor to begin August, 2006. A Ph.D. in any area of analytical and inorganic chemistry is required, preferably with teaching experience. Postdoctoral experience is highly recommended. Duties include teaching analytical or inorganic chemistry and associated labs, general chemistry and its lab, and developing a rigorous undergraduate research program in analytical or inorganic chemistry. An upper-level course in a specialty area is also a possibility. Whitman is a selective, private, liberal arts college offering an ACS-certified B.A. degree. Send a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three original letters of recommendation, a statement of research interests, and evidence of excellence in teaching to: Dr. Frank Dunnivant, Chair of the Anal./Inorg. Chemistry Search Committee, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Wa 99362. Deadline: November 1, 2005. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information about Whitman College and the chemistry department can be found at http://www.whitman.edu and http://www.whitman.edu/chemistry.

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A junior level faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside. We are particularly interested in an experimentalist working on problems of material sciences, but all strong candidates will be considered. This is one of two junior positions open in our Department this year, the other being in Analytical Chemistry. The details are provided in our ads in Chemical & Engineering News. We have over the last few years embarked in a fast expansion of our Department. Our campus is one of the few in the UC system slated to grow, and we aim to arrive at a faculty numbering nearly 40 (from our current 27) when the UC-Riverside student population reaches 20,000 in 2010. We have recently hired a number of outstanding Distinguished Professors, including Guy Bertrand, Robert Haddon, Francois Mathey, Michael Pirrung and Chris Reed, and several more at a junior level, including Christopher Bardeen in Physical Chemistry last year. Certainly the biggest move for the Department, literally, has been to occupy our new 73,000 square foot Physical Sciences building this summer, with laboratories for 28 research groups. A 16,500 ASF addition to the old Chemistry Building was completed in 2000 and still houses some of our faculty, and a new 27,000 ASF Science Laboratory Building was completed last year for instructional use. We currently enroll - 100 Ph.D. students in our graduate program, have another - 60 - 70 postdoctoral fellows, and raise annual external funding totaling - $7M. As you can see, the continuing expansion of our campus has provided us with the opportunity and the resources to build a department with recognizable leadership in research and teaching excellence. You can find additional information about our department, our ongoing faculty searches, and the new Chemistry Buildings at http://www.chem.ucr.edu/. Our department offers an excellent environment for junior faculty, and provides an exciting opportunity for individuals who have a vision for growth and excellence. Send to: Francisco Zaera. Chair, Physical Chemistry Search Committee, University of California-Riverside, Department of Chemistry - 027, Riverside, California 92521-0403, phone: 951-827-5498, e-mail: zaera@ucr.edu.

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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 broadly defined as organic photochemistry focusing on related fields such as polymers and organic materials. Individuals whose research program incorporates a strong spectroscopic component are also encouraged to apply. This position is funded by the Research Enhancement Initiative of the University, which will fund multiple faculty hires in the areas of Photochemical Sciences/Material Sciences and Photochemical Sciences/Biological Sciences over the next several years. The Department of Chemistry and the Center for Photochemical Sciences, which will be the focal point of these hires, provides 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 two National Science Foundation Career Awards and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Furthermore, 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. In addition, the Wright Photosciences Laboratory is also affiliated with the Department and provides unique opportunities for interactions with academic and industrial photoscientists from around the world. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vita, a brief research plan, and three letters of support to: Professor R. Marshall Wilson, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403. Review of applicants shall begin on October 15, 2005 and continue until the position is filled.

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Chapman University, a comprehensive liberal arts based university in southern California, seeks a chair for the Department of Physical Sciences. The Department offers a B.A. and B.S. in Chemistry, B.S. and M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition, and minors in Environmental Science and Physics. The department is committed to undergraduate research and supports the university's general education program. The department is housed in the liberal arts college of the university and is deeply committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship, and to personalized education involving mentoring and collaborative research. Requirements include a Ph.D. in one of the Physical Sciences, administrative experience, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a distinguished record of high quality undergraduate teaching, research and publication, commensurate with the rank of tenured, full or associate professor. In addition to administrative duties, the Chair will contribute (at a reduced level) to teaching courses in their discipline within the Department. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. This position will be effective fall semester, 2006. Responsibilities include curriculum development and assessment, faculty development and evaluation, recruiting, and budget management. The chair will teach in areas of expertise at a reduced load in order to provide leadership to a young and growing multi-disciplinary department with 11 full-time faculty members. Position begins fall semester, 2006. Application review will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Michael Griffin, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Physical Sciences, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866.

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