Chemistry Newsletter - 10/14/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 34 October 14th, 2002

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

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November 12th, 2002 December 10th, 2002 January 21st, 2003
February 11th, 2003 March 11th, 2003 April 8th, 2003 May 13th, 2003

 

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

October 29th, 2002 November 5th, 2002
November 19th, 2002 December 3rd, 2002 December 17th, 2002 January 14th, 2003
February 4th, 2003 February 18th, 2003 March 4th, 2003 March 18th, 2003
April 1st, 2003 April 15th, 2003 May 6th, 2003 May 20th, 2003

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ORGANIC CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2002/2003

All cums are in room 1315 Chemistry Building at 7:30 PM.

November - Thursday, November 7, 2002. December - Thursday, December 5, 2002. January - Thursday, January 2, 2003. February - Thursday, February 6, 2003. March - Thursday, March 6, 2003. April - Thursday, April 3, 2003. May - Thursday, May 1, 2003

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chwen-Yang Shew, CUNY. "Conformation and Dynamics of Single Polymers in External Fields: A Simple Model for Inhomogenous Polymer Systems."

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Eric Simanek, Texas A & M. "Dendrimers Based on Melamine: A Survey with Emphasis on Applications for Drug Delivery and Separations"

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Michael Konopka. "Detailed analysis of vesicle motion near the cell membrane"

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. John Crowe, University of California-Davis. "Stabilization of Biomaterials in the Dry State: Lessons from nature"

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Harinder Singh, University of Chicago. "Transcriptional regulation of Cell Fates and Gene Expression in the Immune System"

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Steinhoff.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brad Nilsson, Graduate Student. "Peptide Assembly by the Staudinger Ligation"

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "Towards Single Molecule Mass Spectrometry"

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Thursday, October 17th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Ross Norstrom. "Understanding Bioaccumulation of POPs in Food Webs: Chemical, Biological and Environmental Considerations""

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Friday, October 18th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chris Pawela, Graduate Student.

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Friday, October 18th, 2002 - Biomolecular Chemistry Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 227 SMI. Pete Hollenhorst, Biomolecular Chemistry. "Evolutionarily Conserved Forkhead Transcription Factors in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David A. Mazziotti.

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Wah Chiu. "Domain Fold Discovery in Macromolecules Machine Through Electron Cryomicroscopy and Bioinformatics"

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Monday, October 21st, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Enemark. Dr. Ken Lewis, OSI Specialties Tarrytown NY. "The Direct Reaction for Synthesis of Methylchlorosilinaes: catalysis and mechanism"

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Oleg Prezhdo, University of Washington. "Theory and Simulation of Electro-Optic and Solar Cell Materials."

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christine Morales. "Binding of O2 and C2H4 to nitrogen-bound Pd(0):A DFT mechanistic study"

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Robert Kingston, Harvard Medical School. "Towards Establishing a Biochemical System to Understand Maintenance of Body Pattern""

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stefan Braese, University of Bonn. "Novel approaches in the solid phase synthesis of heterocycle libraries"

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Monday, October 23rd, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Jeffrey A. Wesson, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. "The effect of protein microstructure on calcium oxalate crystallization.."

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry "Computing Reliable Redox Potentials in Proteins"

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Melisa Cherney, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rob Corn, UW Madison, Chemistry Department. "SPR imaging measurements of DNA, peptide and protein microarrays"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrei Kutateladze. "Molecular Assembly and Disassembly: Dithiane- and Trithiane-Based Photolabile scaffolds for Molecular Recognition"

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Thursday, October 24th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Stuart Cagen. "Toxicology in the US Chemical Industry"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Edward Maginn, University of Notre Dame. "A Molecular Simulation Study of Dilute Gas Wall Slip in Nanopores"

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Friday, October 25th, 2002 - Marquette University Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 121 Todd Wehr Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces for the Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms"

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yiyong He, Graduate Student. "Dynamics in miscible polymer blends and block copolymers."

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Monday, October 28th, 2002, - Mass Spec Seminar, 7:30 pm, Room 1360, Biotechnology Center, UW Madison. Dr. David C. Muddiman, Mayo Clinic. "ESI-FTICR Mass Spectrometry: From Genotyping to Phosphopeptide Mapping all in a Single Cell"

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "What Have We Learned About Interfaces From Studying Liquid Metals?"

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Monday, October 28th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Gaetano Montelione. "Structural Proteomics of Eukaryotic Protein Families"

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "Colloidal Matter in Confined Geometries".

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben Cravatt, Scripps.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Frey, University of Maryland-Baltimore County. "High Performance Chromatofocusing of Proteins Using Computer-Aided Design and optimization"

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Associate Professor Frank Gertler, MIT. "Regulation of Cell and Neuronal Growth Cone Motility by Ena/VASP"

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:25 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Stuart Rice, University of Chicago. "Optical Control of Molecular Dynamics: An Overview"

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Wednesday, October 30th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Johan A. Ferreira, Acros Fine Organic Chemical Division, Fisher Scientific.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lei Geng, University of Iowa. "Spectroscopy Down the Road: Correlation in Chemical Separations and Biomedicine"

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dale Mowrey.

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Thursday, October 31st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Scott Rajski. "Hypoxia Selective Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Cofactor Mimics as Therapeutic and Mechanistic Tools"

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Friday, November 1st, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Robert Prud'homme, Princeton University. "Polymer-Surfactant Mesophases: Structure, Rheology, and Reaction Templating"

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Monday, November 4th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mary S. Lipton. "Global Analysis of Microbial Proteomes"

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Wemmer, UC Berkeley. "Structural Studies of Bacterial sigma54 Transcriptional Activators."

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Paul Ornstein, Eli Lilly.

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Eric Baehrecke, University of Maryland. "Steroid Regulation of Programmed Cell Death During Development"

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Jackson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Silvia Cavagnero, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "The Chain Length Dependence of Apomyoglobin Folding and Misfolding"

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Michael Fitzgerald, Duke University.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patrick Mariano, University of New Mexico.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Daniel Daggett. "Practice of Toxicology in Industry: Johnson Diversey, Inc."

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Friday, November 8th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Gary Grest, Sandia National Laboratory. "Rheology of Gravity Driven Granular Flow"

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Anne Bentley, Graduate Student.

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Monday, November 11th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Cheryl Arrowsmith. "Structural Proteomics Using NMR and X-Ray Crystallography"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, UC San Diego. "To be announced."

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Tom Lutz. "Predicting material properties of polymer mixtures: A dilute blend approach"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul G. Wenthold, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Cynthia McMurray, Mayo Clinic. "Genetics and Pathophysiology of Huntington's Disease"

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. D. Weitz, Harvard University. "Jamming: Kinetic Arrest in Particle Suspensions"

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jeanine Batterton, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matt Bowman, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Farrar, UW Madison, Chemistry Department.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry - McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Kevin T. Chapman, Merck Research Labs.

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Thursday, November 14th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Krista Graven. "Endothelial Adaptation to Hypoxia"

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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Nichols, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 15th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Michael Winokur, University of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Mark Formaneck. "Understanding allosteric transitions in biomolecules using molecular simulation methods"

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Christopher E. Turner, SUNY. "Paxillian and Focal Adhesion Signaling"

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Douglas Lauffenburger, MIT. "Cytokine Engineering Within a Cellular Systems Context"

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Nelson, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Anderson, Record's Group, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry. "Thermodynamic Nonideality in Multicomponent Systems: Some New Ways of Analyzing Classical Types of Measurements"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robin Garrell, University of California, Los Angeles. "Optimizing Biomolecular Adhesion: From Mechanisms to Microfluidics"

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Adnan Elfarra. "Potential Role of Flavin-Containing Monooxygenases in Metabolism and Toxicity of Cysteine S-Conjugates and Methionine"

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Monday, November 25th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Udo Heinemann. "Structural Genomics of Human Proteins: The Protein Structure Factory"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. James L. Keck, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Mechanisms of Cellular Genome Maintenance"

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joe Qin, University of Texas-Austin. "Process Sensor Integrity Under feedback Control and Optimization"

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Friday, November 28th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Roderic Lakes, University of Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Regina Murphy, UW-Madison, Department of Chemical Engineering. "Kinetics of Beta-Amyloid Peptide Aggregation"

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Tuesday, December 3th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Annabel Muenter. "The effect of dissolved ions on the interactions of HCl gas with liquid glycerol"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Professor Sankar Ghosh, Yale University. "NF-kB: An Evolutionarily Conserved Mediator of Immune and Inflammatory Responses"

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, Princeton University. "Phase Transitions in Ionic and Colloid-Polymer Systems"

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Lincoln Seminar Series, 1:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. John Phillips, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Dr. Wade Bushman. "The lessons of the One-Eyed Sheep"

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Thursday, December 5th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson.

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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Michal Linial.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Student Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Robert Holiday. "Vibrationally driven bimolecular reactions"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George O'Doherty, West Virginia.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. Andrew J. Morris, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "Synthesis and Inactivation of Lysophosphatidic Acid"

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2002 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. David Sholl, Carnegie Mellon University. "Simulating Practical and Possible Materials for Gas Separation Membranes: Zeolites, Carbon Nanotubes, and Metal Alloys"

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Lamos.

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Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - Environmental Toxicology 800 Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 125 McArdle Laboratory. Thomas Malone. "The Use of Toxicogenomics and Proteomics in Toxicology"

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Friday, December 13th, 2002 - Rheology Research - 3M Lecture, 12:05 p.m., Room 1800 Engineering Hall. Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2002 - Frontiers in Pharmacology Seminar, Noon, Room 1111 Biotechnology Center. David Toczyski, University of California-San Francisco. "Dividing With Broken Chromosomes"

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Wednesday, December 18th, 2002 - Biophysics Joint Group Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Landick, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology. "RNA Polymerase: Structure, Catalysis, and Regulation"

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Monday, April 21st, 2003 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Christopher Bardeen, University of Illinois.

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Analytical Sciences Seminars

The following link is for the UW Analytical Sciences Seminar 2002: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.


Chemistry Library News

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New Electronic Resources: Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry -

http://www.library.wisc.edu/reslist.search/search.cgi?id=spectros.

American Chemical Society journal backfiles -

http://www.library.wisc.edu/reslist.search/search.cgi?id=acspj.

ScienceDirect journal backfiles. In addition to the Organic collection, we now have access to the following backfile collections: Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry. Date of coverage varies. Access is by individual journal title from this link: http://www.library.wisc.edu/reslist.search/search.cgi?id=scidir. Access to a rolling one year file of our current subscriptions is from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/web-editions. DGR: Directory of Graduate Research (1997-2001). http://www.library.wisc.edu/reslist.search/search.cgi?id=dgr. Silicon Chemistry: http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1569-0660/contents. Also available in print in the library (call no. LN SI3 C42). Newly acquired book lists available at: http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/Chemistry/newbooks/newbooks_homepage.htm

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Porter EA; Wang XF; Schmitt MA; Gellman SH.

Synthesis and 12-helical secondary structure of beta-peptides containing (2R,3R)-aminoproline.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2002, Vol 4, Iss 19, pp 3317-3319.

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Youn H; Kerby RL; Thorsteinsson MV; Clark RW; Burstyn JN; Roberts GP.

Analysis of the L116K variant of CooA, the heme-containing CO sensor, suggests the presence of an unusual heme ligand resulting in novel activity.

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 277, Iss 37, pp 33616-33623.

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Fang LA; Liu JM; Coulter S; Cao XP; Schwartz MP; Hacker C; Hamers RJ.

Formation of pi-conjugated molecular arrays on silicon (001) surfaces by heteroatomic Diels-Alder chemistry.

SURFACE SCIENCE 2002, Vol 514, Iss 1-3, pp 362-375.

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Nguyen TM; Guzei IA; Lee D.

Novel reactivity of SeO2 with 1,3-dienes: Selenophene formation.

JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 67, Iss 18, pp 6553-6556.

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Herbert JM; Harriman JE.

Comparison of two-electron densities reconstructed from one-electron density matrices.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 90, Iss 1, pp 355-369.

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Moradian A; Scalf M; Westphall MS; Smith LM; Douglas DJ.

Collision cross sections of gas phase DNA ions.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY 2002, Vol 219, Iss 1, pp 161-170.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Maryville College, a selective four-year liberal arts college committed to superior teaching, seeks a broadly trained scientist possessing a strong background in physical chemistry. The Ph.D. in physical chemistry/physical-organic chemistry or closely related discipline is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching experience is preferred. Appointment begins August 2003. Primary teaching responsibilities are introductory and physical chemistry in the context of a strong liberal arts tradition. Cross- disciplinary teaching in physics or organic chemistry is available. The successful candidate also will serve as a mentor for undergraduate research in chemistry and teach general education courses such as freshman/senior seminars and science courses for non-science majors. Applications received by December 2, 2002 can be assured of full consideration. Send letter of application along with curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference (at least two of which fully address teaching experience and potential) to: Dr. Terry Bunde, Interim Chair, Division of Natural Sciences, Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5907.

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Amgen Inc. Research Scientist I, Analytical Sciences, Thousand Oaks, CA. This position for an Associate Scientist in the Immunochemistry, DNA Analysis and Reagents Preparation Group in the Analytical Sciences department. This individual would be responsible for developing state-of-the-art immunoassays that will be used to support Process Development/Process Characterization, Validation, and lot releasing testing. This position requires extensive hands on work in the lab. Additional activities include summarizing and communicating results, preparing written documents, and participating in the transfer of analytical methods to other departments at Amgen. Previous experience with immunoassay development and Western Blot analysis is essential. Experience in development and implementation of emerging technologies is strongly desired. Excellent written and verbal skills and a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot immunoassays are also required. A PhD degree in Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field with at least one year of relevant experience is required. Please send to: The Agency, 13107 Ventura Blvd. Suite 205, Studio City, CA 91604, 1-800-241-2070 - Toll Free, 818-906-7000 x114 - Direct, 818-906-7184 - Fax, e-mail: nicole@biopharmajobs.com. Website: http://www.biopharmajobs.com.

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Analytical Chemistry lecturer/teaching associate . The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois-Urbana is searching for one semester (Spring 2003) Visiting Lecturers/Teaching Associates to teach Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (lecture), Instrumental Methods of Chemical Characterization (laboratory) or Separation Methods (lecture and laboratory in one course). A candidate willing to teach multiple courses will be viewed favorably. Candidates with teaching or extensive professional experience in instrumental analysis, chromatography, or electrophoretic separations will be considered. A Masters degree is required but a Ph.D. is preferred. Closing date is November 15, 2002. Applicants should submit a graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, publication list, and names of three references with contact information to: Chair, Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 S. Mathews Avenue, Box 48-5, Urbana, IL 61801.

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Mass Spectrometrist Opening. The Analytical and Computational Technology Center at Rohm and Haas Company has an immediate opening for a Ph.D. chemist with outstanding qualifications in mass spectrometry. This position is at our Spring House, Pennsylvania, Technical Center, twenty miles north of Philadelphia. The qualified candidate will possess a Ph.D. in chemistry with a solid background in analytical and organic chemistry and will have significant mass spectrometry experience. The position involves collaboration with other scientists to solve challenging problems related to polymers (e.g., oligomers, moderate MW polymers, their byproducts, and polymerization mechanisms) and biologically active molecules (e.g., biocides and their byproducts) using a variety of state-of-the-art mass spectrometric techniques. Participation in all aspects of the mass spectrometry laboratory is expected: characterization of samples, development of analytical methodology, and problem solving in a team atmosphere. Good spectral interpretation skills and strong communication skills are necessary. We are committed to the professional development of our Technical staff. Send to: Larry Mink, Ph.D., Section Manager, Analytical and Computational Technology Center, Rohm and Haas Company, PO Box 904, Spring House, PA 19477-0904, e-mail: Lmink@rohmhaas.com.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Haverford College invites applications for a tenure track position in materials science at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Chemistry http://www.haverford.edu/chem to begin September 2003. Teaching responsibilities include developing and teaching advanced course(s) in materials science, as well as general chemistry and a junior-level laboratory course in rotation with other faculty members. Candidates must have a strong interest in both undergraduate teaching and research, and postdoctoral. experience is preferred. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Merleen Macdonald, Assistant to the Search Committee Chair, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041. Applications received by November 1, 2002, are assured full consideration.

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Cornell College. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Teach physical chemistry and participate in the general chemistry program. Interest in biophysical chemistry would be welcomed. Participation in undergraduate research is expected. For more information on Cornell College and the Chemistry Department, see http://www.cornellcollege.edu/chemistry. Ph.D. required. Appointment at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2003. A complete application will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of the applicant's qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and three letters of reference. Send all application materials to: Ms. Ann Opatz, Office of Academic Affairs, Cornell College, 600 First Street West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098.

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Biochemistry Position. The Chemistry Department at the University of Colorado at Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 11, 2003, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or biochemistry, a strong commitment to or demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to establish and pursue a vigorous research program in biochemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in biochemistry at the undergraduate and MS level. Applicants must send (1) current C.V., (2) statement of teaching experience and goals, (3) statement of research experience and goals, including proposed funding sources, and (4) names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Ms. Bonita Mays, Chemistry Department CB 194, CU-Denver, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. Review of applications will begin on October 21 and continue until the position is filled. See http://www.cudenver.edu//chernistry/ for more information about the position, Chemistry Department, and University of Colorado at Denver.

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Chemical Education - Senior Level. The Chemistry Department at the University of Colorado at Denver invites nominations and applications for a senior level position, rank open, to begin August 11, 2003, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, tenure at the college or university level, and a demonstrated record of excellence in both teaching and research in chemical education. Applicants must send (1) current C.V., (2) statement of teaching experience and goals, (3) statement of research experience and goals, including current and proposed funding sources, and (4) names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to: Professor Doris R. Kimbrough, Chemistry Department CB 194, CU-Denver, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. Review of applications will begin on November 4 and continue until the position is filled. See http://www.cudenver.edu//chernistry/ for more information about the position, Chemistry Department, and University of Colorado at Denver.

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Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2003. A PhD in Biochemistry or related area and potential for excellent teaching and establishing a vigorous externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students are required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Submit letter of application, CV, research plan, teaching philosophy, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Norbert C. Furumo, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; (217) 581-3119; e-mail: cfncf@eiu.edu. For further information visit http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/search.

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Indiana University (and the state of Indiana) is investing heavily in a new Life Sciences Initiative. As a part of this initiative the physical and chemical sciences are expanding through the construction of a new Multi-disciplinary Sciences Building. The additional space will allow for significant opportunities to expand our Chemistry faculty, facilities and support staff. We are seeking qualified candidates in the area of Analytical Chemistry. For the past two decades our program has been nationally ranked (typically in the top three) and we attract a large number of outstanding graduate students in this area. The existing and new facilities along with strong students and existing staff and faculty provide a great environment for young faculty to do science and assemble visible programs. We are especially interested in targeting candidates having interests across the areas of instrumentation, materials science and nanotechnology, environmental chemistry and chemical ecology, and bioanalytical chemistry (especially those with interests in the emerging areas of genomics and proteomics). Although this letter stresses our emphasis in hiring into our Analytical division, please share this opportunity with those having training in other areas who might be interested in developing Analytical programs. Interested individuals should send a letter applying for the position, including a resume and research proposal to our department at: Analytical Chemistry Search Committee, 800 E. Kirkwood Ave., Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications and nominations for multiple tenured/tenure-track positions in Experimental/Theoretical Physical Chemistry and Chemical Biology/Biochemistry. Professor Allen Nicholson has been recruited to assume the Chairmanship of the Department of Chemistry in January 2003. Professor Robert Levis has joined the Department as Director of the Center of Advanced Photonics Research. Applications and nominations for multiple faculty positions are invited now at all levels in the Department of Chemistry, and in particular in the areas of Experimental/Theoretical Physical Chemistry and Chemical Biology/Biochemistry. This recruitment is part of a multi-year faculty recruitment plan in the Department. Applicants or nominees for faculty positions at the Professor and Associate Professor levels are expected to have established research programs of high quality, substantial externally funded peer-reviewed research grants and teaching accomplishments. Applicants for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for establishing a vigorous research program funded by peer-reviewed research grants, and for developing excellence in teaching. Salaries for new faculty members are highly competitive and substantial resources have been allocated for start-up funding. Modern laboratory space is available. Visit the University's web site at: http://www.temple.edu. Applicants should submit curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and current research support, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. They should arrange to have four letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Allen Nicholson, Professor and Chairperson -Designate, Department of Chemistry (016-00), Beury Hall, 13th and Norris Streets, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2002.

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Western Kentucky University. Analytical Chemist: Tenure-track assistant professor position (qualified candidates may be considered for higher rank) in ACS approved department beginning August, 2003. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Analytical Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576. Additional information can be obtained at: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2002. This position requires a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate level analytical chemistry courses as well as general chemistry courses. The development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students is a requirement. The successful candidate will be expected to use and help maintain the extensive holdings of analytical instrumentation in the department. Ogden College's Applied Research and Technology Program ( http://artp.wku.edu/ ) promotes interdisciplinary collaborative research among its centers and departments in the college. This program and the extensive analytical instrumentation available in the Materials Characterization Center presents tremendous opportunities for analytical chemists to become involved in many research projects in the college, especially those involving materials characterization.

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Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and maintains particular emphases in the areas of surface, materials and polymer chemistry. The university is undertaking cross-disciplinary research and instructional initiatives in Bioscience/Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering Studies, and Materials and Structures to which Chemistry will contribute. The successful candidate should have administrative and leadership qualities and an outstanding record of accomplishment in teaching and funded research. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found, although applications received after 30 November 2002 cannot be assured of consideration. Applications (with current c.v. and the names of three references) and nominations should be sent to: Chair, Department of Chemistry, Lehigh University, 6 East Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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Kansas State University, Assistant Professor Search - Organic Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2003. We seek an outstanding faculty member with research interests in any area of organic chemistry. The faculty member would be expected to be a member of one or more of the six departmental groups. We especially welcome applicants whose research interests complement those of our current faculty. Current organic faculty are represented in the Organic group, Biological group and Materials Group (for details see http://www.ksu.edu/chem/faculty/). The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous and creative research program that will attract extramural funding and capable co-workers, and to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Informal inquiries are welcome to: the Department Head, Professor Sherwood (Tel. (785) 532-6665; email escachem@ksu.edu, FAX (785) 532-6666). Applicants should submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and a description of proposed research, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Peter Sherwood, Chair Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701. Screening will commence December 2, 2002.

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Mercer University. The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts announces its search for an Experimental Physical Chemist to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will require undergraduate instruction in general chemistry, physical chemistry and studio laboratory, mentoring of undergraduate student research, and support of the College's interdisciplinary curriculum. Faculty duties commence August 1, 2003. Ph.D. holding candidates should send a letter of interest, vita, the names and e-mail addresses of three references, undergraduate research proposals, a statement of instructional philosophy, and copies of both undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: Dale Moore, Department of Chemistry, Mercer University, Macon, GA 31207; fax 478-301-2802; e-mail: moore_de@mercer.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame is seeking to fill a regular tenure-track faculty position in any area of organic or bio-organic chemistry. The anticipated starting date will be the Fall Semester of 2003, but other starting dates can be arranged. The position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, but candidates with appropriate experience will be considered for appointment at other ranks. The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong research program and to contribute to the department's teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit the following materials: a detailed curriculum vita, a list of publications, detailed descriptions of intended areas of research, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis as of October 1, 2002, until the position is filled. All materials must be mailed to the following address: Organic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 251 Nieuwland Science Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556.

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Western Kentucky University. Inorganic Chemist: Tenure-track assistant professor position in ACS approved department beginning July 2003. Ph.D. required. Must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and master's level. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research goals to: Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101-3576 Additional information can be obtained at: http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Chemistry and Http://artp.wku.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2002. This position requires a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. The successful applicant will have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level inorganic courses as well as general chemistry courses. The demonstration of excellence in teaching and the development of a strong research program for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students are requirements. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities are available through the Chemistry Department and Ogden College.

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Tenure track position with emphasis in physical chemistry. Effective Fall 2003. California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry or (completion of final requirements for Ph.D. required by August 22, 2003). Applicant should possess a strong course work background in physical chemistry Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach upper division / graduate courses in physical chemistry, computational chemistry, and introductory general and physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. Ability to develop curricular materials in physical, computational, and general chemistry, instruct students in modern instrumentation, develop independent research projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and compete for external grants is required. Applicants should have knowledge and practical experience using modern experimental instrumental techniques and modern computational / modeling methods. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. Experience and interest in using technology in instruction is desirable. The ability to work with a diverse population is essential. Applicants should have an experimental and computational / theoretical background. Although all areas of physical chemistry will be considered, preference may be given to applicants interested in developing courses and research activities involving computational / modeling of environmental, macromolecular, or materials chemical systems. Experience teaching university level introductory or physical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses is desirable. The teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant but more independent experience is preferred. Duties will include: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in physical chemistry, physical chemistry for biochemistry and forensic chemistry students, graduate computational chemistry; teaching introductory general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses; advising students; committee assignments; community service; developing departmental facilities in physical and computational chemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a research program in physical chemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Appointment is for Academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Review of Applications will begin November 1, 2002; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) A letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a. statement of teaching philosophy; 4) evidence of current knowledge and experience in use of modern instruments; 5) a statement of proposed research appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a MS program in Chemistry with limited resources; 6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening; however, original transcripts are required if interviewed); 7) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. James C. Hill, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: hilljamesc@csus.edu.

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Vassar College. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a three-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin in January 2003. Teaching responsibilities include analytical chemistry lecture and laboratory courses and general chemistry. Candidates should be able to direct independent research projects for undergraduates. Ph.D. required. Closing date for applications November 15, 2002. Send CV, transcripts, outline of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Christopher Smart, Department of Chemistry, Vassar College, Box 748, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604. We invite post doc or graduate students who are prepared to apply immediately for a start date of January 2003.

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Tenure-track position in Chemistry with emphasis in Organic Chemistry. Effective Fall 2003. California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry (or completion of final requirements for Ph.D. required by August 22, 2003). Applicant should possess a strong course work background in organic chemistry. One or two years of postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must be able to teach upper division/graduate lecture and laboratory courses in organic chemistry and introductory general and organic chemistry courses. Ability to develop curricular materials in organic chemistry, instruct students in modern instrumentation, develop independent research projects for undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and compete for external grants is required. Applicants should have knowledge of the modern instrumental techniques needed to solve organic chemical problems. Instrumental techniques should include but are not being limited to: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC); Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR); Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). Ability to teach classes using these techniques is also necessary. A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and curriculum development is expected. Experience and interest in using technology in instruction is desirable. The ability to work with a diverse student population is essential. Applicants should have an experimental background. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in multi-step organic synthesis of targeted compounds and/or development of reactions. Experience in developing organic chemistry experiments is desirable. Experience teaching university level introductory or organic chemistry courses and modern organic chemistry laboratory techniques is desirable. The teaching experience may be as a teaching assistant but more independent experience is preferred. Duties will include: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in organic chemistry lecture and laboratory; teaching introductory general and organic chemistry courses; advising students; committee assignments; community service; developing departmental facilities and programs in organic chemistry; writing external grant proposals; and developing a program of scholarship in organic chemistry involving undergraduate and graduate students. Normal teaching loads are 3-4 classes per semester (lectures and labs). Teaching responsibilities for the first several years may involve mostly lower division courses. CSU, Sacramento is primarily an undergraduate institution. Appointment is for the Academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Review of Applications will begin November 1, 2002; position open until filled. An applicant must submit 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) evidence of current knowledge and experiences in use of modem instruments; 5) a statement of proposed research appropriate for an undergraduate institution that has a NIS program in Chemistry with limited resources; 6) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening; however, original transcripts are required if interviewed); 7) and three letters of reference sent separately. Applications and inquiries should be addressed to: Dr. James C. Hill, Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California 95819-6057, FAX: (916) 278-4986, E-mail: hilljamesc@csus.edu.

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Two Positions - Organic and Biochemistry - The University of Mississippi. Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, one in the area of organic chemistry, the other in biochemistry. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry, postdoctoral or equivalent experience, the ability to establish a nationally competitive, externally-funded research program, and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although the areas of research interest are open, we would be especially pleased to consider experimental chemists and those who can utilize our NMR facilities. The University is located in Oxford, a cultural center; the Department ( http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/chemistry ) is small but vibrant, and is designated as the flagship department for Mississippi. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and a brief statement of teaching interests. Applicants at the Associate level should include summaries of their current research, grant support, and teaching experience. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: the Organic Search Committee or the Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677. Screening of applications will begin November 25, 2002, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in analytical chemistry (assistant professor level anticipated). Candidates who augment the departmental focus areas of environmental, biological or materials chemistry are encouraged to apply. The Department of Chemistry is one of 12 departments chosen for advancement as part of the University's Pillars of Excellence Program, which authorizes additions of outstanding faculty at all ranks. Required qualifications: PhD in Chemistry or related field, and aptitude for building a highly competitive research program. Responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2002, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications consisting of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a CV should be sent to the analytical search committee: analytical@lsu.edu and hard copies of three recommendation letters should be sent to: Analytical Faculty Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Vickie Tate Thornton, Reference: Log Number, Department of Chemistry-A1, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1804.

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Professor of chemistry, associate professor of chemistry, assistant professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has full-time openings at the assistant professor level or at the tenured level in all areas of chemistry including the interdisciplinary areas of environmental chemistry, materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree by August 21, 2003. All applicants should demonstrate truly exceptional accomplishments and future potential in both independent scholarship and teaching. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a detailed statement of research and professional objectives, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Gregory S. Girolami, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, 505 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, (telephone: 217/333-5071). Salary negotiable. All applications received by October 15, 2002 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 21, 2003.

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Ithaca College invites applications for two tenure-eligible faculty positions in Chemistry, rank commensurate with experience, to begin academic year 2003-04. Ithaca College is a comprehensive four-year institution with about 6,000 students. The Chemistry program is ACS certified. The Chemistry Department is in a transitional period with several senior faculty members in the final stages of retiring. Candidates with an interest in inorganic, bioinorganic, physical, biophysical, or environmental chemistry are encouraged to apply. Areas of the curriculum to be covered include inorganic, physical, environmental, and general chemistry for both science and other majors, and upper level courses in the applicant's specific area of interest. Supervision of undergraduate research is required. Applications from experienced faculty who wish to lead in the development of a renewed department are welcome, as are applications from faculty at the beginning of their teaching and research careers. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. Previous teaching and/or post-doctoral experience are highly desirable. Send an application letter with vita, a brief description of research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent, to: Frank W. Darrow, Chair, Department of Chemistry, 361 Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY 14850-7279. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill a tenure-track opening at the assistant professor level starting 1 July 2003. This appointment will be in the area of Bioinorganic Chemistry. This position requires a Ph.D. degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience and an established research track record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to develop a vigorous and creative research program. The salary will be commensurate with experience. In order to address under-representation of members of designated equity groups among senior faculty, we may consider making an appointment at a higher rank for a woman, visible minority, disabled, or aboriginal applicant with exceptional qualifications, subject to the availability of funds. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of research interests, and a detailed research proposal. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, 2036 Main Mall, Vancouver B.C., Canada V6T 1Z1, e-mailed to: head@chem.ubc.ca. Closing date for applications is November 1st, 2002.

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