Chemistry Newsletter - 10/16/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 34 October 16th, 2006

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Some Sad News

Phill Bloedow's father, Carl Wilfred Bloedow died last Thursday morning. Carl Bloedow lived to be 100 years, 3 months and 11 days old. We send his family our condolences and deepest sympathy. His obituary appeared in the Sunday Wisconsin State Journal. The family will plan and announce a memorial service in the Chapel at Cedar Crest.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

 

10/17/2006

11/14/2006

12/12/2006 - Exec Meeting Only

12/19/2006

2/13/2007

3/13/2007

4/10/2007

5/08/2007

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

10/24/2006

11/7/2006

11/21/2006

12/05/2007

1/23/2007

2/06/2007

2/20/2007

3/06/2007

3/20/2007

4/17/2007

5/01/2007

5/15/2007

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Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks

Here is the Fall 2006 schedule for the Introductory Physical Chemistry Research Talks for entering graduate students interested in physical chemistry.

 

 

5:45

6:45

7:15

7:45

October 19th

Gil Nathanson

Song Jin

Bob Hamers

 

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Kinetic Theory of Dense and Supercooled Liquids”

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sherry Chemler, SUNY Buffalo.

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

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006, Hirschfelder Prize Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Hans C. Andersen, Stanford University. “Construction of Long Time Markov Models from Short Time Dynamical Simulations”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Christopher Reed, University of California-Riverside.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Matthew Windsor, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2006 - Genomics Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Biotechnology Center Auditorium, Room 1111. Angela Koehler, Ph.D., Broad Institute. “Building a Platform for High-Throughput Ligand Discovery Using Small Molecular Microarrays”

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Monday, October 23rd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sean Elliott, Boston University.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Qiang Cui, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Revealing the Secrets of Biomolecules with Novel Molecular Simulation Methods”

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Indraneel Ghosh, University of Arizona.

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Tuesday, October 24th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Matt Liptak, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, October 26th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alexander Clemens, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Friday, October 27th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Rich: Emeritus Ralph F. Hirschmann Professor of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry; and Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Chemistry, UW-Madison. “Rational Drug Design. Where Has it Been and Where Might it go in the Twenty-First Century.” Refreshments at 4:30 in the Charter Street Atrium.

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Herschel A. Rabitz, Princeton University. “Controlling Quantum Dynamics Phenomena with Shaped Laser Pulses Acting as Photonic Reagents”

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yu Shan, Skinner Group.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kathy Vanheuvelen, Graduate Student, Brunold Group.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Cathy Murphy, University of South Carolina.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Grant, Graduate Student, Kiessling Group.

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Friday, November 3rd, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Abbas Ourmazd, Vice-Chancellor for Research,UW-Milwaukee. “Protein Crystallography Without the Crystals”

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Monday, November 6th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “Folding, Aggregation and Peptide-Membrane Interactions at High Speed”

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Stacey Carrier, Crim Group.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Craig Hill, Emory University.

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael McGuan, Graduate Student, Burke Group.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karl A. Scheidt, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Tully, Yale University.

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Roger Kuhlman, Dow Chemical, Inc.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Karger, Barnett Institute.

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Li Guo, Graduate Student, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Harrowell, University of Sydney. “Dynamical Constraint and Hierarchical Structure: Recent Advances in the Glass Transition”

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lian Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy. “Crystallization in Polymorphic Systems”

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Yang Yang, Cui Group.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rick Finke, Colorado State University.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Michaelis, Graduate Student, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Nelson, University of Pittsburgh.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alexej Jerschow, New York University. “Radiation-Free NMR and MRI and Quadrupolar MRI”

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Ruomu Jiang, Sibert Group.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eun Jin Cho, Graduate Student, Lee Group.

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Friday, December 8th, 2006 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Laura Heisler, WARF.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006, WISELI Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Linda Nicholson, Cornell.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Wolfe, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. John Hottle, Keutsch Group.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Material Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teri Odom, Northwestern.

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Thursday, December 14th, 2006 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard McDonald, Graduate Student, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kevin W. Plaxco, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arun Yethiraj, UW-Madison Chemistry Department. “Raft Formation and Lateral Diffusion in Membranes”

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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Garegin A. Papoian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Exploring Protein Energy Landscapes with Free Energy Techniques”

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Norbert F. Scherer, University of Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Todd J. Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Buhro, Yale University.

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Monday, February 26th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Koichi Komatsu, Kyoto University.

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerald Feigenson, Cornell University. “Phase Behavior of Complex Lipid Bilayer Mixtures: An Interesting State of Matter--but Should Cell Biologists Care?”

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Bowman, Emory University. “Ab initio-based Potential Energy Surfaces and Dynamics Using Them”

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Kost, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Emily A. Carter, Princeton University.

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Monday, March 21st, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albena Ivanisevic, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Warren Piers, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Friday, April 6th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Westrick.

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ken Ritchie, Purdue University.

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Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Alan Goldman, Rutgers University.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts, University of California, Irvine. “Reactions at Interfaces in the Atmosphere and Why We Should Care”

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Richard Eisenberg, University of Rochester.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 - Materials/Inorganic Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Friday, April 20th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Dan Nocera, MIT. “The Energy Future of our Planet: Chemistry to the Rescue”

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur G. Suits, Wayne State University. “Lost in Configuration Space: Probing Novel Reaction Mechanisms with High-Resolution Imaging”

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Phillip Geissler, University of California, Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justine Roth, John Hopkins University.

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Friday, May 4th, 2007 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Department. Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: An Effective Program for Building Diversity in the Sciences”

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2007, Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Jane Shultz, Tufts University.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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2007 NSF Graduate Fellowship Competition

Info about the 2007 NSF graduate fellowship competition is at: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/. Applications in Chemistry are due November 13.

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AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowships

Grad students and postdocs interested in the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering fellowships can find info at: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/index.shtml. Applications are due January 15, 2007.

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New GSFLC Travel Grant Application

Travel grants will be awarded for conferences taking place between November 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007. Everyone with proof of dissertator status by the date of the conference is eligible to receive a GSFLC travel grant.Attached to this email is the grant application. All applications are due by Friday, October 27, 2006. You will be notified of the award after November 1, 2006. We hope you are all having a great semester and we strongly encourage all eligible graduate students to take advantage of this opportunity. The GSFLC. Copies of the application are available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None for this Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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New College, a dynamic seminar-based program of interdisciplinary and integrative studies founded at The University of Alabama in 1971, is looking to hire a tenure-track Environmental Scientist/Physical Scientist, to be appointed Assistant Professor on August 16th, 2007. The successful candidate will be appointed to New College and to a partner department within the College of Arts and Sciences (most likely Chemistry, Geography, or Geological Sciences, although Biological Sciences and Physics and Astronomy are possible as well) and will maintain a general environmental science teaching program within New College and other teaching duties in the partner department as assigned (including the possibility of graduate-level teaching). The successful candidate must be able to advise a diverse group of students with varied interests in environmental studies and the sciences broadly conceived. The successful candidate will maintain a research program complementary to their appointment; this program may contain a field-specific component (e.g., a focus on sustainability, energy, pollution, climate, population, or water, among other options), but should also include a commitment to interdisciplinarity, general natural science education, and public understanding of environmental and ecological issues. We invite applications from individuals with expertise in these areas, who have completed their Ph.D., and who are able to meet our more specific teaching needs. New College serves undergraduate students who pursue individualized programs of study; for faculty and students alike, the program provides an integrated liberal arts college experience with access to the resources of a large, comprehensive research institution. New College has a long tradition of commitment to environmental education and activism and maintains good relations with partner departments across the university. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV with names of three references to: Search Chair, Dr. Catherine Roach at New College, Box 870229, University of Alabama, 35487-0229, or croach@nc.ua.edu. Please also include statements describing (1) your understanding of interdisciplinarity, (2) your teaching philosophy and seminars you would like to teach, and (3) your research program. Review of applications will begin November 30th 2006, and the position will remain open until filled. More information about New College can be found at: www.as.ua.edu/nc .

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels in all areas of chemistry including chemical education and the interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry and chemical biology. Candidates will be expected to establish a high quality, externally funded research program and have a commitment to outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching. Salary is negotiable. Ph.D. required. Applications must be submitted online, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed research statement and three letters of recommendation. Details can be found at: http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/chem/news/posannounce.html. (Faculty Position). All applications submitted by October 31, 2006 will receive full consideration for appointments starting August 16, 2007. Starting date is negotiable. If you have questions, please feel free to call (217)333-5071.

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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry starting August 2007. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in organic, bioorganic, or medicinal chemistry. Preferred qualifications include (1) post-doctoral research and teaching experience; (2) a publication record in the area of organic chemistry; and (3) research interests in bioorganic, biomedical, environmental carcinogenesis, or cancer chemotherapy, broadly defined. The successful applicant will be expected to provide excellent instruction in both introductory and advanced organic courses and develop a strong externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students. The successful applicant will also be expected to work effectively with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Completed applications will include: a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a concise research plan, and three letters of recommendation. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2006; the deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2006. Send application materials to: Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698.

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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chemical Education starting August 2007. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Education. Preferred qualifications include: (1) experience in teaching lecture courses in general or organic chemistry, (2) experience/interest in curriculum development and coordination of department wide programs in general or organic chemistry, (3) experience/interest in computer-assisted instruction and other innovative or progressive teaching methods, (4) experience/interest in developing distance learning (e-learning) chemistry courses, and (5) a publication record in the chemical education area. The successful applicant will be expected to provide excellent instruction in introductory courses in general or organic chemistry and develop an externally funded record of scholarly achievement in one or more of the following areas: curriculum development, laboratory program development, graduate student mentoring in chemical education, and outreach programs for minority students interested in scientific careers. The successful applicant will also be expected to work effectively with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Completed applications will include: a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a professional development plan addressing the job description and the preferred qualifications, and three letters of recommendation. The search committees will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2006; the deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2006. Send application materials to: ChemEd Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698.

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The Department of Chemistry and Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University is pleased to announce a faculty opening in organic chemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program in any area of organic chemistry with application to the photosciences, including but not limited to synthesis, organic materials, energy conversion and biological applications. A candidate at the advanced level must have a strong record of research and teaching accomplishments. This position is part of the Research Enhancement Initiative of the University, which is funding multiple faculty hires in the areas of Photochemical Sciences/Material Sciences and Photochemical Sciences/Biological Sciences over the next several years. One junior and two senior faculty members have joined the Chemistry Department this fall, as detailed in the department webpages: http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/chem/ and http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/photochem/. Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vita, a brief research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of support to: Professor Thomas Kinstle, Chair, Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403. Review of applicants shall begin in late October 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Spring Hill College has a vacancy for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in biophysical or physical chemistry beginning August 2007. Teaching duties will include other undergraduate courses in addition to biophysical/physical chemistry. A Ph.D. with strong commitment to excellence in teaching is required. Applicants interested in developing a research program with undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching and research, transcripts and three letters of reference to: Dr. John Kane, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608. Open until filled. Applications submitted by October 15thwill be given preferential consideration.

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The University of Tennessee at Martin. Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track). Effective Date: January 1, 2007 or August 1, 2007 (negotiable). Earned doctorate in Chemistry or closely related field: demonstrated ability as a teacher: strong interpersonal and communication skills: demonstrated potential as an administrator: commitment to scholarly activity. Specialty is open, but Organic or Biochemistry is preferred: a strong background in instrumentation is a plus. Rank is dependent on qualifications, but it is anticipated that the appointment will be at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach half-time and to provide administrative leadership for a Chemistry Department of 11 faculty members that offers an ACS approved BS. (See http://www.utm.edu). To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements of administrative and teaching philosophies, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Johnson EPS 319, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238 or E-mail: lferrell@utm.edu.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Iowa. Tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in experimental physical chemistry. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a willingness to seek external funding. The applicant will have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical chemistry, including lab, as well as other courses within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program in physical chemistry involving undergraduate and Masters students. Appointment: August 2007. Requirements include a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry, a demonstrated commitment to excellence as a classroom teacher and researcher, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, evidence of productive research, and a willingness to seek external funds. The individual must be able to teach university level courses in physical chemistry, including physical chemistry lab, and general chemistry and contribute to the University's Liberal Arts Core curriculum in chemistry. The applicant is expected to provide research opportunities in physical chemistry for undergraduate and graduate (Masters) students in the department. Postdoctoral experience and previous teaching experience are preferred. University: The University of Northern Iowa (http://www.uni.edu) is a comprehensive university with a distinguished record in teacher education and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of research plans, selected publication reprints, and a statement of teaching philosophy. The applicant must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department. All application materials should be sent to: Shoshanna Coon, Physical Chemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423. Application materials received by October 30, 2006 will receive full consideration. Email inquiries may be sent to: shoshanna.coon@uni.edu. Applications will not be accepted by email.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Open Post-doctoral Position. Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Develop Chemistries for Hydrogen. Generation from Borohydride Complex. Borohydrides complexes can be used as a source for generation of hydrogen in portable applications. The objective of this work is to identify the chemistries, evaluate the kinetics, and optimize hydrogen production from Borohydrides. We are interested in attaining significant amount of hydrogen by achieving high conversion efficiencies. This is a joint project between University of Nevada, Reno and University of Illinois, Urbana funded by Department of Defense. This position involves 80% experimental work and 20% modeling. The ideal candidate is expected to have a chemistry/chemical engineering background with extensive experience in experimental analysis and kinetics. An experimental background that includes experience in operating Gas chromatographs, Mass spectrometer, and conventional characterization tools is desired. Record of publications will be considered. English proficiency is a plus. The position will be available from January 2007. The contract is for one year with a possibility for renewal up to one more year. Competitive salary with benefits will be offered commensurate to experience. For further details please contact by email at the following address. Interested applicants should send a detailed CV indicating date of availability, past experience, publications list, and contact information for three references by email or postal mail to the following address: Ravi Subramanian, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Department, University of Nevada Reno, MS 388, LMR 474, Rm 310, Reno, NV - 89557, e-mail: ravisv@unr.edu.

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