Chemistry Newsletter - 10/15/2007

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXI - No. 33 October 15th, 2007

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Josh Coon Receives the Eli Lilly Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award

Congratulations to Josh Coon for receiving the Eli Lilly Analytical Chemistry Young Investigator Award! This award provides $50,000/yr in unrestricted funding, renewable for a second year. It is an extremely competitive and prestigious award that Lilly makes to rising stars in the field of analytical chemistry. Congratulations to Josh!

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Helen Blackwell Awarded the James W. Taylor Award for Teaching Excellence

We are delighted to announce that Helen Blackwell is the recipient of this year's James W. Taylor Award for Teaching Excellence. Helen will be recognized and give her award address on Friday, Feb. 15th as part of our colloquium series. So, mark your calendars! Congratulations to Helen on her outstanding contributions to our educational mission!

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The November 2007 Issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is Now Available Online

In this issue you will find articles about the chemistry of dyes and colors, forensics laboratories, web-based coursework, and many other activities for the classroom and laboratory including:

Editorial: Opportunities for Collaborations among Scholars;

Especially for High School Teachers: Resident Experts;

Classroom Activity Connections: Window Cleaner - New and Improved?;

JCE Featured Molecules: Molecular Models of Dyes.

Please note these contributions from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in this issue:

Jim Maynard is the verfier of a new contribution to JCE DigiDemos: Tested Demonstrations, "Dancing Crystals: A Dramatic Illustration of Intermolecular Forces"

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Some Sad News

Some of you may have known Walter Blaedel, who was a faculty member of our department many years ago. Walt passed away last week, and his obituary was reported in yesterday's paper.

Walter Blaedel:

Walter J. Blaedel died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, in Middleton, at Harbor House Assisted Living. Walter was born in New York City, May 26, 1916, to recent German immigrants. He received his B.A. and M.A. in chemistry from UCLA in 1938 and 1939, respectively, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford in 1942. During 1941-42, he was an instructor in chemistry at Northwestern University and also a research associate in the Office of Scientific Research and Development. He married Barbara Jeanne Bennett in Hollywood, Calif., in 1942. He left Northwestern to join the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago as a research associate during 1944 until 1946. He then spent a year at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of California-Berkeley and a summer at Oak Ridge, Tenn., as an instructor in Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft. Walter joined the Analytical Division as an instructor in the chemistry department at UW-Madison in 1947. Over the next twenty years, the Analytical Division grew to be among the most highly regarded in the nation. However, during the 1970's and as a full professor, Walter had increasing disagreement with his colleagues over teaching, research and administrative procedures. After his retirement from UW-Madison in 1982, he decided to investigate the legal process by the scientific method. His direct engagement in court actions over a period of 20 years produced almost 3000 documents that report his perception of falsification and/or unethical behavior by public officials, particularly in technical and scientific matters that affected the public welfare. Although he lived in Harbor House Assisted Living in declining health for the past eighteen months, he continued to actively fight what he perceived as injustices up until the time of his death. It was his wish that his document collection be accessible to the public at: http://www.drwjb.org. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Barbara, after 62 years of marriage. He is survived by his three sons, Mark (Deborah) of Ames, Iowa, Ken (Jan) of Dublin, Calif. and Bob (Kathy) of Portland, Ore.; as well as his two loving granddaughters, Anna and Emily; and many nieces and nephews. His family has chosen to honor Walter's request that no memorial service be held. He wishes, instead, that "family, friends, students, and coworkers remember me occasionally, for having shared work, ideals, love, joy and sadness, and success and failure." The family requests that any memorial donations be directed to Hospice Care at 5395 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

Department meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty, and we encourage everyone to join us.

November 20th, 2007

December 11th, 2007

February 12th, 2008

March 11th, 2008

April 15th, 2008

May 13th, 2008

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

October 16th, 2007

November 6th, 2007

November 20th, 2007

December 4th, 2007

December 18th, 2007

January 22nd, 2008

February 5th, 2008

February 19th, 2008

March 4th, 2008

March 25th, 2008

April 1st, 2008

April 22nd, 2008

May 6th, 2008

May 20th, 2008


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For entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry, there will be a series of short talks by faculty members describing their research interests. These will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday during the first weeks of the semester. There will be one half-hour talk followed by an informal supper and then two more talks.

Schedule for Introductory Research Talks:

5:45

6:45

7:15

October 18th

Silvia Cavagnero

Mark Ediger

Lian Yu

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Coherence and Spectroscopy in Light Harvesting Complexes”

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Justin Gallivan, Emory University. “Reprogramming Bacteria with Small Molecules and RNA”

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Stack, Stanford University. “Bioinspired Oxidation Catalysts: Efficient Epoxidation and Hydroxylation Reactivity.”

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 - Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert J. Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies of FRET in Molecular Aggregates”

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Shaffer (McMahon Group). “The Benefits of Thinking Inside the Box: Capturing the Catalytic Possibilities of Metal Organic Frameworks”

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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 - Materials Science Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Assistant Professor Andrew Sheinis, UW Astronomy. “Small Solutions to the Big Telescope Problem”

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Second Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Royce Murray, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Analytical Chemistry and Properties of Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles

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Friday, October 19th, 2007 - EC&T Seminar, 12:00 p.m., Room 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory. Professor Antonio Jimenez Gonzalez, Centro de Investigación en Energía-UNAM. “Recent Activites at the Energy Research Research Center of Mexico”

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Kent Kirshenbaum, New York University. “Developing Structure/Function Relationships in Biomimetic Polymers”

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David J. Nesbitt, JILA. ““Wet” Chemical Physics: From Gas-Liquid Collisions to Single Molecule RNA Folding”

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Serena DeBeer, SSRL SLAC. “Spectroscopic Characterization of High-Valent Managense and Iron Complexes”

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Thursday, October 25th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nickeisha Stephenson (Stahl/Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Mo Movassaghi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Cascade Reactions in Complex Alkaloid Synthesis”

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Vladislav Sadtchenko, George Washington University. “Fast Thermal Desorption Spectroscopy and Microcalorimetry--New Tools to Uncover Mysteries of Ice”

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chuan He, University of Chicago. “Bacterial Regulation of Metal Ions, Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance”

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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roberto Risi (Burke Group).

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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 - Department Colloquium - The Third Irving Shain Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Christopher M. Cheatum, University of Iowa. “Spectroscopic Probes of Enzyme Dynamics”

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jessica Strasser (Burke Group).

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Ross Weatherman, Purdue University.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Andrew D. Miranker, Yale University. “Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms On and Off the Pathway to Amyloid Deposition”

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Margaret Wong (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William F. Polik, Hope College.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Nitash P. Balsara, University of California, Berkeley.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sayani Chattopadhyay (Raines Group).

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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Helen Blackwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, December 6th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Giuliano (Gellman Group).

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Musch (Berry Group).

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sean M. Decatur, Mt. Holyoke College.

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christine McInnis (Blackwell Group).

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Cynthia Burrows, University of Utah.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jon P.D. Abbatt, University of Toronto.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Ischay (Yoon Group).

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Victor I. Klimov, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Corinne Lipscomb (Weibel Group).

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Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Merck Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Timothy Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Douglas J. Tobias, University of California, Irvine.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Shane Mangold (Kiessling Group).

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Song-I Han, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joel Broussard (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Tom Rovis, University of Colorado.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John D. Weeks, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lani MacArtney (Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Stephen Craig, Duke University.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Linda Johnston, Ottawa.

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Thursday, March 6th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mary Anzovino (Yoon Group).

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jay Steinkruger (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Associate Professor Deborah S. Gross, Carleton College.

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Moody (Mahanthappa Group).

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Blamer (Gellman/Stahl Group).

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Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday April 16 th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, UC-Berkeley.

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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Barbara A. Lyons, New Mexico State University.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brooke Richardson (Gellman Group).

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Kim Hamad-Schifferli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Reto Frei (Blackwell Group.)

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Assistant Professor Yingkai Zhang, New York University.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Khrizman (Mecozzi Group).

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David A. Weitz, Harvard University.

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aimon Tongpenyai (Kiessling Group).

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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The D. E. Shaw group invites all interested University of Wisconsin students to apply for positions with the firm. We currently have openings in our investment management and technology development businesses, including roles in trading, business development, quantitative analysis, software development, information technology, computer architecture, computational chemistry, accounting, and finance. Please log on to eRecruiting (http://uwmadison.erecruiting.com/er/security/login.jsp) to apply for the Quantitative Analyst, Software Developer, Systems Administrator, and Network Engineer positions. You may also apply at any time by sending a resume and cover letter to jobs@deshaw.com. Headquartered in New York, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with approximately US $34 billion in aggregate investment capital. Since its organization in 1988 by a former Columbia university computer science professor, the firm has earned an international reputation for financial innovation, technological leadership, and an extraordinarily distinguished staff. Current employees include a recent U.S. Women's Chess Champion, multiple Putnam Fellows, winners of more than 20 International Math Olympiad medals, and a lot of people who are just incredibly strong in CS, EE, math, and finance. They didn't necessarily think of themselves as "financial types," and neither did we. We thought of them as people with extraordinary talent. From the start of their tenure with the firm, our employees enjoy access to some of the world's most advanced computing resources and may be involved in helping to develop numerical techniques and software which automatically trade millions of dollars worth of securities each day in markets around the globe. This makes our technical environment one in which high-quality software and mathematical analysis is imperative and has a very real dollar value. If you're interested in applying your talents to challenging problems of software architecture and engineering in an intellectually stimulating environment, then we'd love to see your resume. Our working environment is intense but surprisingly casual. We provide unusual opportunities for growth. And we compensate extraordinary people extraordinarily well. The D. E. Shaw group.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Chemical Education at the Associate/Full Professor level starting Fall 2008 pending budget approval. Successful applicants for this position will be recognized for excellence in teaching, research in chemical education, and effective collaboration with the educational community. Responsibilities include: (1) scholarly activities; (2) development of a chemical education concentration in the M.S. program; (3) teaching, and pedagogical coordination in the general chemistry program; (4) outreach activities in the educational community. Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical education and academic achievement in chemical education. The Chemistry Department offers the Ph.D.. M.S., B.S., B.A. degrees. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit an original signed letter of application stating rank applied for, current dated vitae, description of experience in chemical education, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0698. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States.

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arkansas is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track faculty position in Organic Chemistry, broadly defined. The department has state-of-the-art core facilities in NMR spectroscopy, protein and small molecule X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, and organic synthesis. The successful candidate will be associated with the NIH NCRR Center for Protein Structure and Function (http://www.uark.edu/chemistry). Collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects are encouraged. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to establish a nationally funded research program, and teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Review of completed applications will begin on October 15, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation should be sent by electronic or postal mail to: Dr. Matt McIntosh, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, e-mail: mcintosh@uark.edu.

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Texas A&M University. The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in all areas of Chemistry, for an anticipated starting date of September 2008. Applications at the Assistant Professor level are particularly sought, but appointments to senior ranks will also be considered for qualified candidates. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain vigorous independent research programs and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a brief description of research plans and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Head, Department of Chemistry, Texas A & M University, P.O. Box 30012, College Station, TX 77843-3012. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2007 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Organic Chemistry - Austin College. Assistant Professor tenure-track beginning Fall 2008. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral work and teaching experience highly desirable. Primary teaching responsibility in Organic Chemistry (lecture and labs) with participation in General Chemistry (lecture and labs) as well as college-wide programs. Austin College is a national selective undergraduate institution with an ACS certified chemistry department of 6 faculty. Review of applications begins 1 October and will continue until position is filled. For more information, visit http://www.austincollege.edu/Jobs.asp?828. Austin College offers an attractive benefit package to its faculty. Two endowments provide generous funds to support faculty in career development projects and in activities that enhance the College's academic program. Faculty are eligible every seven years to apply for sabbatical leaves at full pay for one term or half pay for an entire year with additional funding available to support leave projects. Candidates should send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, a two-page discussion of teaching philosophy and research interest, and three recent letters of recommendation to: Dr. Michael Imhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, 900 N. Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX 75090-4400.

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Biochemistry - Austin College. Associate or Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2008. Ph.D. required; post-doctoral work and teaching experience highly desirable for applicants at Assistant Professor level. Primary teaching responsibility in Biochemistry (lecture and labs) as well as other college-wide programs. Responsible for directing a highly subscribed biochemistry program. Austin College is a national selective undergraduate institution with an ACS certified Chemistry Department of 6 faculty. Review of applications begins 1 October and will continue until position is filled. For more information, visit http://www.austincollege.edu/Jobs.asp?828. Austin College offers an attractive benefit package to its faculty. Two endowments provide generous funds to support faculty in career development projects and in activities that enhance the College's academic program. Faculty are eligible every seven years to apply for sabbatical leaves at full pay for one term or half pay for an entire year with additional funding available to support leave projects. Candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), two page discussion of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three recent letters of recommendation to: Dr. Michael Imhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, 900 N. Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX 75090-4400.

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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin will continue to expand its faculty with the addition of several tenure-track Assistant Professor positions starting September 1, 2008. We seek outstanding candidates with interdisciplinary interests in teaching and research in the general areas of nanoscience, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry as well as all areas of biochemistry. Exceptional candidates in other areas and at other ranks may also be considered. Applications received after October 16, 2007 may not receive full consideration. We would also like to ask for further help identifying outstanding candidates in areas of nanoscience and physical chemistry. We are particularly interested in researchers who complement our current strengths in organic electronic materials, functional nanoscale materials, catalysis, bio-nanoscience, and biotechnology. Strong candidates in other areas of nanoscience are encouraged as well. Successful candidates in these areas will be affiliated with the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology (CNM). The CNM is an interdisciplinary group whose faculty members are associated with many departments across the sciences and engineering underscoring the University’s dedication to nanoscience. The laboratory space will be located in the NST building that houses the CNM facilities as well as a growing group of new faculty. The NST is a state-of-the art facility for nanoscience that combines first class research space and shared facilities. Additionally it is the hub for nano-related activity on campus hosting seminars, colloquia, as well as administrative offices for many interdisciplinary programs. A brief description of the NST facilities is attached and more information can be found at our website: http://www.nano.utexas.edu/. Candidates should forward a cover letter indicating their area of expertise, a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and list of three individuals who will send letters of reference to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station - A5300, Austin, TX 78712-0165.

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University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in chemistry. Although preference will be given to a prospective assistant professor, applications at higher levels may be considered. While the search is open in terms of research area, candidates who have a demonstrated interdisciplinary approach to chemistry will be preferred. Areas of interest include chemical biology, biological and bioanalytical chemistry, organometallic, materials, and bio-inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a full and vigorous program of innovative research and to contribute to the teaching of graduate and undergraduate students. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit applications, including curriculum vitae, list of publications, summary of past research, plans for future research, and letters of reference from three individuals who are familiar with the candidate's work by October 22, 2007 to: the Chair of the Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry (M/C 111), The University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607-7061. Final authorization of this position depends upon availability of state funding.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None for this Newsletter

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