Chemistry Newsletter - 10/13/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 32
October 13th, 2003

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Cathy Middlecamp Selected as a Fellow of the AAAS


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected Cathy Middlecamp as a Fellow of the AAAS. This selection is a great honor. Each year since 1874, the AAAS Council has elected members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished. Cathy was honored for her "exemplary leadership in both chemistry and higher education, for service on national projects related to the learning of science, and for the development of culturally inclusive curricular materials." She will be honored at a special Forum on February 4, 2004 at the AAAS National Meeting in Seattle. We all join in congratulating Cathy on this very significant recognition of her accomplishments in advancing science and education.

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Professor Robert McMahon also Selected as a Fellow of the AAAS

 

The Department has learned that the Department is blessed with two new Fellows of the AAAS! The American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced that Bob McMahon was selected as a Fellow of the AAAS. Bob was honored for his "distinguished contributions to organic and organometallic photochemistry and the study and characterization of reactive intermediates and thermal and photochemical rearrangement mechanisms for organic and organometallic compounds." Bob will join Cathy at the special AAAS National Meeting Forum where their work will be recognized. That is great news and we all join in congratulating Bob on this very significant recognition of his pioneering work.

 

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Some Sad News

Randy Hayashi died Saturday Oct 4, in Hawaii, following a car collision near his home. Randy came to our department in 1986 and left for a teaching position at the University of Hawaii-Hilo in 1998. After receiving his PhD-Chemistry (Dahl) in 1993, Randy worked in the NMR lab, our Computer Support Division, was a lecturer for undergraduate courses and helped the General Chemistry Division in more ways than can be listed. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

A sympathy card will be sent to his family Wednesday, Oct 15. If anyone wishes to sign the card you can do so in the Gen Chem Office, room 1328 Chemistry. If anyone would like to read the newspaper article that ran in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald Oct 6, contact Diana Duff, room 1328, dlduff@facstaff.wisc.edu.

 

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

10/14/2003

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

10/21/2003

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

 


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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2003, Hirschfelder Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “Time-Dependent Methods in Spectroscopy”

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003 - Hirschfelder Lectures, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Heller, Harvard University. “The Many Faces of Tunneling”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Quackenbush, The Institute for Genomic Research. “Beyond Expression: Extracting Meaning from Microarray Data”

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Thursday, October 16th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Lucas, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Ciolli, Belshaw group. “Development of a Novel Safety-Catch Linker for the Solid-Phase Synthesis of Electrophiles”

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Friday, October 17th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Andy Rutter, ETC. “Development of laboratory reactor to study the gas and particle-phase dynamics of mercury of in the atmosphere”

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Monday, October 20th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roy Periana, University of Southern California.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ken Schweizer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Robert Langer, MIT. “Founder’s Lecture”

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Brooks, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professors David Schwartz and Lingjun Li, UW-Madison Chemistry. David Schwartz, Single Molecule Approaches for the “New Biology” and Lingjun Li, “Decoding the Chemical Messengers in Small Nervous System using MS-based Approaches”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andreas Kirschning, University of Hannover, Germany. “On the Art and Technology of Organic Synthesis”

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Neil Strotman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Timothy B. Boykin, University of Alabama in Huntsville. “Bandstructure Effects in Nanodevices”

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Friday, October 24th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Dr. Brian Beard, Geology and Geophysics. “Iron Isotope Geochemistry”

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Bergman, University of California, Berkeley.

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - Madison Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Room 1360 Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Kasem Nithipatikom, Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical. “Applications of Mass Spectrometry: Small Molecules2

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Monday, October 27th, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor Feng Liu, University of Utah. “Computational Design of carbon Nanotube Electromechanical”

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies in Single Molecule Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania. “Cooperativity in Forced Unfolding of Single Proteins”

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Monday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Dr. Nuh Gedik, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. “Tracking the Elusive d-wave Quasiparticle”

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Benigno Sanchez, CIEMTA. “Activities in Gas-Phase Photocatalysis at CIEMAT, Spain”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor F. Fleming Crim, UW-Madison. “Controlling Reactions and Watching Energy Flow in Vibrationally Excited Molecules”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group. “Chemical Probes of the Catalytic Mechanism of UDP-Galactropyranose Mutase”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Nancy Hinman - Geology, University of Montana. “Lights and smoke: photochemical processes in thermal springs”

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, (UOP, IL).

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Wei-Shou Hu, University of Minnesota. “Gene Discovery for Metabolic Engineering Through Genomic Exploration”

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar - Gary Parr Memorial Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 7th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Mac Berthouex - Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Some Issues and Examples of Environmental Engineering in Developing Countries”

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Monday, November 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Roy, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Annelise E. Barron, Northwestern University. “Helical, Biomimetic Polypeptoids as Stable Therapeutic Biomaterials”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group. “Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Delivery of Novel Beta-Peptides into Mammalian Cells”

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Glynis Lough - ETC. “The sources and spatial variation of trace metals in atmospheric particulate matter in Milwaukee, WI”

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jason K. Pontrello, Graduate Student. “Synthesis of Multivalent Ligands to Investigate and Manipulate B Cell Responses”

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Joanna Skluzacek - ETC. “Factors influencing salt retention by nanoporous ceramic membranes”

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Derby, University of Minnesota. “Using High-Performance Computing to Understand and Optimize the Growth of Large, Single Crystals”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University. “Controlling External Molecular Modes with Intense Light”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Naomi Chesler, UW-Madison. “Measurement and Modeling of Mouse Pulmonary Artery Viscoelasticity”

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, December 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Friday, December 5th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Cheng Gu - ETC. “Sorption of Tetracycline and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics to Inorganic Mineral Surfaces”

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Modeling Viral Infections in Vivo”

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Friday, December 12th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Rebecca Sheesley- ETC. “Source apportionment of atmospheric fine particulate matter at a remote location in Michigan's Upper Peninsula”

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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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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Winokur, MJ; West, R.

X-ray diffraction and molecular modeling studies of poly(di-n-alkylsilanes): The near planar type phases of poly(di-n-butylsilane) and poly(di-n-hexylsilane).

MACROMOLECULES, 36 (19): 7338-7347 SEP 23 2003.

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Sung, BJ; Yethiraj, A.

Monte Carlo simulations and integral equation theory for the structure of telechelic polymers.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (13): 6916-6924 OCT 1 2003.

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Schmidt, JR; Sundlass, N; Skinner, JL.

Line shapes and photon echoes within a generalized Kubo model.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 378 (5-6): 559-566 SEP 12 2003.

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Liu, TT; Weisshaar, JC; Tucker, W; Chapman, ER.

Single-molecule fluorescence study of C(2)AB domains of synaptotagmin-I on supported lipid bilayers.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 84 (2): 57A-57A Part 2 Suppl. S FEB 2003.

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Konopka, M; Weisshaar, JC.

Tracking secretory vesicles with 10 nm precision.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 84 (2): 417A-417A Part 2 Suppl. S FEB 2003.

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Hong, J; Capp, MW; Anderson, CE; Record, MT.

Preferential interactions in aqueous solutions of urea and KCl.

BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 105 (2-3): 517-532 SEP 2003.

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Wegner, GJ; Lee, NJ; Marriott, G; Corn, RM.

Fabrication of histidine-tagged fusion protein arrays for surface plasmon resonance imaging studies of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 75 (18): 4740-4746 SEP 15 2003.

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Casey, CP; Dzwiniel, TL; Kraft, S; Guzei, IA.

Synthesis of cyclic cis-enediynes from manganese carbyne complexes and a,w-diynes.

ORGANOMETALLICS, 22 (19): 3915-3920 SEP 15 2003

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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Intel Information Session

On October 15th, William Cooper will deliver an Intel Information Session for PhD candidates only in the Union. He will also be delivering a session on the 14th for BS and Masters students. The start time for both sessions is 6:30 P.M. See the TITU for Location. We are looking to hire approximately 200 PhD students in 2004. Intel now accepts resumes online at: http://www.intel.com/jobs/resumes.

 

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Beckman Institute Fellows at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Applications are invited for appointments as Beckman Institute Fellows at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These fellowships provide an excellent opportunity for young scholars to initiate a post-Ph.D. career of independent research in a stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary academic environment. The fields of research encompassed by the fellowship program include the behavioral and biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, and physics. Selection of Beckman Institute Fellows will be based upon evidence of professional promise, capacity for independent work, interdisciplinary interests, and outstanding achievement to date. Preference will be given to those applicants whose research interests correspond to, or have significant relationship to, one or more of the programs in the Beckman Institute. For information about programs visit http://www.beckman.uiuc.edu. A Beckman Institute Fellow will be appointed for a term of up to three years. Candidates for a fellowship appointment should be in their last year of doctoral training or have held the Ph.D. degree no more than four years. (i.e., Ph.D. must have been received no earlier than December 2000). Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. is required before the fellowship can begin. Fellows may begin their appointments as early as June 2004, but no later than December 31, 2004, without special permission from the Director of the Beckman Institute. During the term of the fellowship appointment, no teaching or administrative duties will be required of the Fellow, other than a brief written annual report to the Director of the Beckman Institute. Thus, the Fellow should be able to take maximum advantage of the opportunity to launch a strong research career. On the basis of the experience gained during the term of the fellowship, the Fellow should be able to compete very effectively for research positions in universities and corporate and governmental laboratories throughout the world. Motorola; the University of California, Santa Cruz; Hughes Research Labs; and Oxford University, England, are among the companies and universities in which past Beckman Institute Fellows have found positions. The fellowship appointment provides a stipend of $50,000 per year and includes a full-fringe benefits package. In addition, it will provide a budget for support of research activity, based on discussion between the Fellow and the Director of the Institute. Each Fellow will be assigned an office in the Beckman Institute, and will be provided with clerical and other staff support, computing resources, and access to facilities necessary to the fellow's research program. Application forms and instructions can be downloaded from the Beckman Institute web site at: www.beckman.uiuc.edu/fellows/index.html. For more information please contact: Melinda LaBorg, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, Telephone: (217) 244-4906, e-mail: publications@beckman.uiuc.edu. Information about the Institute also can be found at www.beckman.uiuc.edu. If an applicant wishes materials sent by Federal Express, she or he must provide a Fed Ex account number to which the packet can be charged. For full consideration, application materials must be POSTMARKED no later than Monday, December 8, 2003. The names of those selected as Fellows will be announced on or around March 1, 2004.

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Conversations on Creativity

To explore the nature of creativity, the Center for the Humanities, the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, UW-Madison Arts Institute, Madison Public Library, and the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies have joined to present a series of forums on creativity in the humanities, arts and sciences. Conversations on Creativity features UW-Madison faculty from a wide range of disciplines, and welcomes dialogue, discussion and exploration.

All programs are free and open to the public. Conversations on Creativity is made possible by support from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Richard Burgess - Professor of Oncology, UW-Madison Medical School, Tuesday, December 9, 2003, 7:00 PM, Madison Public Library, Alicia Ashman Branch, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Henry Turner - Assistant Professor of English, UW-Madison, Tuesday, February 24, 2004, 7:00 PM, Madison Public Library, Pinney Branch, 204 Cottage Grove Rd.

Charles Casey - Professor of Chemistry, UW-Madison, Tuesday, March 9, 2004, 7:00 PM, Madison Public Library, Alicia Ashman Branch, 733 N. High Point Rd.

Stanley Kutler - Professor of History Emeritus, UW-Madison, Tuesday, March 30, 2004, 7:00 PM, Madison Public Library, Sequoya Branch, 513 S. Midvale Blvd.

Nietzchka Keene - Professor of Communication Arts, UW-Madison, Tuesday, April 13, 2004, 7:00 PM, Madison Public Library, Central Branch, 201 W. Mifflin St.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Lecturer in Chemistry. The IUPUI Department of Chemistry is seeking to fill a full-time position as Lecturer in Chemistry beginning possibly as soon as January 1, 2004. Applicants should hold at least a Master's degree in Chemistry or equivalent and provide evidence of being able to teach effectively and innovatively in introductory level courses. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Franklin A. Schultz, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University is searching broadly for excellent junior faculty. With a solid base of established colleagues plus an energetic corps of junior faculty and many interdisciplinary projects, the Department offers a great opportunity for a beginning faculty member. Unique to Iowa State is the Ames Laboratory, a USDOE laboratory located on campus. About half of the Chemistry faculty hold joint positions in Chemistry and the Ames Lab and enjoy funding from Basic Energy Sciences of USDOE. Examples of research supported are materials science, surface science, nanoscience, environmental and biological sciences, biophysical chemistry, quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and condensed phase theory. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests. This information plus three letters of reference should be sent to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. If you have any questions, please contact: Gerry Small, Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Phone: (515) 294-3859, Fax: (515) 294-5233, e-mail: gsmall@ameslab.gov, web: http://www.chem.iastate.edu/DeptInfo/Small/Small.html, http://www.external.ameslab.gov/pbchem/PI%20info/small.htm.

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Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry. The Chemistry Department at The University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at higher rank will be considered. The appointment will begin in August 2004. Candidates who have research backgrounds and interests in the area of electrochemistry and who can contribute to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional programs at the University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, such as catalysis and nanoscale material sciences, are encouraged to apply. Further information on these and other UT-ORNL programs can be found at the University and National Laboratory web sites. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing how their qualifications meet the position requirements, a vita, a description of proposed research, and electronic contact information for four references to: Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 37996-1600. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2003, and continue until the position is filled.

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Analytical Chemistry. Elon University seeks applicants for a continuing assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning August, 2004. Ph.D. required. Teaching responsibilities include quantitative analysis and general chemistry. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, and show evidence of an ability to sustain a vigorous undergraduate research program, and must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary general studies program. The department offers both BS (ACS) and BA degrees and resides in the new, well-equipped 75,000 square foot McMichael Science Center. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit our Web site at http://www.elon.edu. Review will begin December 1, 2003, and will continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by December 1 to be assured of consideration. Send curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Eugene Grimley, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 2267 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, NC 27244.

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Brown University, Department of Chemistry. Advertisement: Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry, 2004. Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the general area of Organic Chemistry. The position will start July 1, 2004. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, broadly defined, including synthetic organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, organic materials science, physical organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, or a closely related field and a record of successful research in one or more of these areas. Candidates must be committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants should submit complete curriculum vitae, including graduate transcripts, publication list, statement of research plans and requirements, and should have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Matthew B. Zimmt, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-9108. To guarantee full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 17, 2003.

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Drexel University. Biological Chemist. The Department of Chemistry anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor commencing Fall 2004. Applications are sought from outstanding candidates in any area of experimental chemistry related to the biological sciences including protein science and nanobiomaterials. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a closely-related field, have a strong commitment to teaching, and are expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate courses. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Highly accomplished applicants above the assistant professor level will also be considered. Drexel University is a private, urban university with over 10,000 undergraduates and is well-known for its Cooperative Education program. The Department of Chemistry, within the College of Arts & Sciences, offers Ph.D., M.S. and ACS-accredited B.S. degrees. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information, 1-4 representative reprints, statement of present and future research program (1-3 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. A. W. Addison, Search Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2003.

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The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Web: http://www.usm.edu/chem/position.htm invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2004.Applicants must show promise of developing a vigorous, externally funded research program in organic chemistry. Send curriculum vitae; publications list; and statements of research plans, start-up needs, and teaching philosophy; and request three reference letters be sent to: Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5043. Applications received after November 17cannot be assured of consideration.

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Faculty Positions. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University. Miami Children's Hospital Professorship Wallace H. Coulter Professorship. Miami Children's Hospital Professorship: This is a joint position with the Children's Brain Institute at Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) with specialization in Neuroscience. Expertise is sought in any of the areas of neurophysiology and functional neuro-imaging. However, applications are especially encouraged from candidates working in the following areas: high resolution electroencephalography and evoked potentials, functional magnetic resonance imagery, near-infra red spectroscopy, magneto-encephalography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Outstanding colleagues and research facilities with solid technological infrastructure create an ideal environment for the performance of advanced research at both FIU and MCH.Wallace H. Coulter Professorship: This faculty position is sought in the areas of molecular/cellular biology, tissue engineering, bio-nanotechnology, and/or drug delivery systems. Qualified candidates for this position will be considered for the Wallace H. Coulter Professorship in Bioinstrumentation and Biomeasurements. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has active ongoing research in protein structure and dynamics and protein-based nanotechnology in collaboration with leading institutions in the USA and elsewhere. In the areas of tissue engineering and drug delivery, methodologies are being developed to improve retention of genetically altered cells implanted into diseased tissue to induce therapeutic outcomes and monitor their retention in vivo. The applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, Medical Sciences, or related discipline. Academic rank is open. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should show a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and potential for seeking funded research. Applicants at the Associate Professor level or higher must have a history of sustained research funding. Salary and Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The applicants are also expected to teach in their area of expertise and conduct substantive research sponsored by federal grants. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Deliberations for these positions will begin on December 15, 2003, and will continue until the positions are filled. Electronic submissions are encouraged bmeinfo@fiu.edu. The positions will be available starting spring or summer 2004. U. S. Citizens and permanent residents should send a letter with their resumes and three to five references (names with contact information) to: Dr. Malek Adjouadi, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 10555 W. Flagler Street, EAS 2672, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33174, bmeinfo@fiu.edu. Web sites: http://www.fiu.edu, http://www.bme.fiu.edu, http://www.mch.com.

 

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Mercer University. The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts announces its search for an Organic or Physical Chemist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will require undergraduate instruction in general chemistry, organic or physical chemistry and studio laboratory, mentoring of undergraduate student research, and support of the College's interdisciplinary curriculum. Faculty duties commence August 1, 2004. Mercer University is a comprehensive institution of 7,300 students enrolled in ten colleges and schools. The historic core of the University, the College of Liberal Arts is a selective institution serving 1,900 students. The University and College associate with a rich Baptist heritage with educational programs distinguished by their rigor and academic freedom. Ph.D.-holding candidates will need to access http://www.mercerjobs.com to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, a current vita, names and e-mail addresses of three references, an undergraduate research proposal, a statement of instructional philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Grand Valley State University, position available. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Organic. This is a tenure-track position. Ph.D. in organic chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and direct undergraduate research in organic chemistry. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Send letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements, and three letters of reference to: Professor Harvey Nikkel, Chair Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 331-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

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Grand Valley State University, position available. Assistant/Associate Professor of Chemistry - Physical Chemistry. This is a tenure track position. Ph.D. in physical chemistry. A strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Teach lecture and laboratory courses in general and physical chemistry and direct undergraduate research. Be actively involved in departmental and university service. Send letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief summary of proposed undergraduate research projects with instrumentation requirements, and three letters of reference to: Professor Harvey Nikkel, Chair Department of Chemistry, 327 Padnos Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401, e-mail: nikkelh@gvsu.edu, FAX: (616) 331-3230. Application review will begin November 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

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Bioanalytical Chemistry, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis. Applications are invited to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the IUPUI Department of Chemistry. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline, have the ability to initiate and carry out research at the interface between biological and analytical chemistry, and be innovative and effective in graduate and undergraduate teaching. While the area of research is open, we seek an individual who will contribute to IUPUI's position in the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative http://www.indygov.org/mayor/cilsi/ and whose work will complement interdisciplinary campus-wide efforts in proteomics within the IU School of Medicine at IUPUI and INGEN, the Indiana Genomics Initiative http://www.ingen.iu.edu/. The appointment will commence August 1, 2004 and will include teaching responsibilities in undergraduate analytical and introductory biochemistry courses. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching plans, and a list of required instrumentation and start-up needs. Candidates also must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Eric C. Long, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274. Candidates are assured full consideration if all required materials are received by September 30, 2003.

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Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Faculty Positions in Chemistry. The IUPUI Department of Chemistry is seeking to fill up to three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2004. The areas of specialization are open, but should coincide with the department's efforts to build strength in areas related to the life and health sciences, especially in organic and bioorganic chemistry. This work should contribute to IUPUI's position in the Central Indiana Life Sciences Initiative http://www.indygov.org/mayor/cilsi and complement interdisciplinary campus-wide programs including those with the Indiana University School of Medicine at IUPUI. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline, have the ability to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program, and be able to teach effectively at the graduate end undergraduate levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching plans, and a list of start-up needs. These materials and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Professor Eric C. Long, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3274. Review of applications will be October 31, 2003 and will continue until the positions are filled,

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The Department of Chemistry at Occidental College seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Chemical Biology beginning August 2004. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required, with postdoctoral experience strongly recommended. Teaching duties include lecture and laboratory courses in Biochemistry, and one additional area in traditional chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a rigorous year-round undergraduate research program on campus. Applicants should submit their CV and transcripts, a brief description of their teaching experience and philosophy, a 4-5 page summary of their proposed research plan, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Tetsuo Otsuki, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Review of applications will begin Nov.15, 2003.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee. We have been authorized to initiate a national search for yet another new colleague (see September 29 - October 13 advertisement in C&E News). This search also provides us with an opportunity to add a new Analytical colleague. Although the area of the search is open, the Analytical faculty are eager to locate a strong colleague who might consider extending the tradition of Analytical leadership in our Department. You can view our faculty pages at http://www.chem.utk.edu. Please contact us at: The University of Tennessee, Department of Chemistry, 552 Buehler Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996-1600, phone: 865-974-3141, Fax: 865-974-3454.

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Louisiana State University, Department of Chemistry anticipates filling one or more tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions. The successful applicants will establish a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program, and achieve excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field. The anticipated start date is August 19, 2004 but positions funded by the Governor's Biotechnology Initiative, (GBI), can begin earlier. Applications should consist of well-planned research proposals within these areas as broadly defined, a statement of teaching philosophy, a resume, and a publications list. Applicants at all levels should arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To receive full consideration, applications should be received at LSU by October 30, 2003. All materials, resume (including e-mail address), and a cover letter indicating the opening(s) for which you wish to be considered should be mailed to: Faculty Searches c/o Prof. L. G. Marzilli, Department of Chemistry, 232 Choppin Hall, Louisiana State University, REF: Log# 0150, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

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Two tenure track faculty appointments at Syracuse University in the areas of organic chemistry and biochemistry. In particular, candidates whose research interests lie at the chemistry/biology interface in organic chemistry and in frontier areas of biochemistry and biophysical chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking energetic, creative and enthusiastic candidates who have the potential to develop vigorous and innovative research programs and exceptional teaching portfolios. While we anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, applications from senior faculty with outstanding records of scholarship and teaching are also welcome. Applicants for the above positions should send a curriculum vitae, an outline of research plans, and a discussion of teaching interests and philosophy. They should arrange for three letters of recommendation from individuals who can address their professional accomplishments and scholarly potential. Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to: The Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Applicant screening has recently begun, and will continue until the position is filled.

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The Chemistry Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for four years beginning first semester 2004-05 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. The incumbent will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities including teaching, sustained scholarly research, academic advising and service on college committees. Initially, the incumbent will teach courses in biochemistry and general chemistry. In future years, he/she will contribute to the department's general audience (non-major) course offerings. The incumbent is expected to establish a productive research program involving undergraduates. Start-up funds will be available to help initiate a research program. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by fall semester 2004) and a strong background in chemistry and biochemistry. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Additional information about the department can be found on the departmental web site at http://www.oberlin.edu/chem. To be assured of consideration, letters of application, including a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, research plans and at least three letters of reference should be sent to: Albert R. Matlin, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, by October 15, 2003. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position: Conjugated Metal-Organic Materials. University of Florida, Prof. Kirk S. Schanze. Postdoctoral position in the area of synthesis and optical characterization of metal-organic conjugated oligomers and polymers. Ph.D. in chemistry (or equivalent) is required. Experience in the synthesis of organic and/or organometallic systems desired, expertise in application of optical spectroscopy (UV-vis absorption, fluorescence) a plus. Starting date Jan. 1, 2004. Initial appointment 1 year with the possibility of extension. For further information or application send e-mail to: Professor Kirk S. Schanze, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7200, TEL : 352-392-9133; FAX : 352-392-2395, e-mail: kschanze@chem.ufl.edu, web: http://www.chem.ufl.edu/~kschanze/.

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