Chemistry Newsletter - 10/21/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 35 October 21st, 2002

 

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The James W. Taylor Teaching Award Presentation

Professors Ned Sibert and Robert West will be receiving the James W. Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Pharmacia Corporation at a special symposium on November 15th, 2002. Refreshments will be served in the new front lobby atrium, starting at 3:45. The Symposium will be at 4:00 p.m., in room 1315. Congratulations Ned and Bob!!

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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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Some Sad News

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John Douglass Ferry, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, died October 18, 2002, in Madison, at the age of 90. John was born on May 4, 1912, in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada. He spent his first two years living in log cabins in that immediate area since his father was a civil and mining engineer specializing in prospecting for placer deposits. These early years are documented by Eudora Ferry, John's mother, in her book Yukon Gold: Pioneering Days in the Canadian North, Exposition Press, New York (1971). Most of John's childhood was spent in small mining communities in Idaho and Oregon; he attended a one-room school in the ghost town of Murray, Idaho, and completed the eight grades in four years with what he described as "somewhat uneven training." Murray was similar to Dawson in that the family was snowed in from November to May; a trip to the doctor was an all-day affair by horse-drawn sleigh over two mountain passes. During high school John taught himself enough Latin and German to later go into advanced classes in these subjects. This fascination with language persisted as his most extensive avocation.

John attended Stanford University, receiving the A.B. degree in 1932. In those days Stanford's Department of Chemistry each year selected and prominently displayed on a silver cup the name of the outstanding freshman chemistry student; in 1929 John's name was posted. John completed the Ph.D. degree in 1935, also at Stanford. Between degrees he served as an attached worker at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, where he worked with W.J. Elford on the general problem of ultrafiltration of proteins with graded collodion membranes.

John's first employment after graduation was as a private research assistant at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, where he worked for a year with Dr. David Spence, the 1941 recipient of the first Charles Goodyear Medal. He then served as instructor and tutor in biochemical sciences at Harvard University, and subsequently became a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard, which enabled him to pursue studies of his own choice, centered on the viscoelastic properties of polymers. During the second world war he held a joint appointment at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Harvard Medical School. At Woods Hole he worked on antifouling paints for marine applications; at Harvard he was attached to the E.J. Cohn Project, which had as its overall objective the large scale fractionation of human blood plasma proteins for clinical use by the U.S. Armed Forces. This work began a career-long interest in fibrinogen and its conversion to fibrin, and the general problem of blood coagulation. The unit to which John was attached had as its assignment the conversion of fibrinogen to various useful forms. The group produced two particularly useful materials: a fibrin foam that found extensive use for the stoppage of bleeding during tooth extraction, brain surgery, and other surgical procedures; and a fibrin film, the product of a collaboration between John and Dr. Peter Morrison, which became the first safe and effective surgical replacement for the dural membrane that lines the brain cavity. In 1946 John joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Wisconsin as an Assistant Professor; by 1947 he had been promoted to full Professor. He served as Department Chairman from 1959 to 1967 and was appointed Farrington Daniels Research Professor in 1973. He was a founding member of the Rheology Research Center at Wisconsin, serving on its Executive Committee until 1984.

Throughout his career John received many national and international awards, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology, the Colloid Chemistry Award of the American Chemical Society, the High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society, the Colwyn Medal of the Institution of the Rubber Industry, the Witco Award in Polymer Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, the Technical Award of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, and the Charles Goodyear Medal of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. He aided the scientific community in various capacities, including Chairman of the Committee on Macromolecular Chemistry of the National Research Council, President of the Society of Rheology, joint editor of the distinguished series Advances in Polymer Science and editorial board member for five journals. He supervised more than fifty graduate students, and had more than 30 postdoctoral and foreign associates from 17 foreign countries working in his laboratories at Wisconsin.

John Ferry was equally well known and appreciated for attributes other than his scientific abilities and contributions. He was a true gentleman, a dedicated teacher and mentor who always had a genuine and abiding interest in and concern for all of his former students and collaborators. His gentle, patient and quiet personality had a profound effect on all of us that were privileged to know and work with him. His reputation for absolute integrity and his uncanny ability to emphasize and encourage the best in other individuals were attributes to which we all should aspire. He was a warm, unassuming, and dedicated person who was also one of our most distinguished polymer scientists. Former students and associates have many fond memories of times spent at the Ferry home with John and his charming and vivacious wife Barbara, a former chemist turned artist.

The Department joins John's family and friends, and the polymer science community, to which John was friend, mentor, colleague and exemplar, in mourning his passing.

(Extracted from J.L. Schrag and R.F. Landel, "Laudatio for John Ferry," Rheologica Acta, Vol. 36, No. 3 (1997).)

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For more on the life of John Ferry, see the following references:

J.L. Schrag, "John D. Ferry, Charles Goodyear Medalist - 1981: Biography," Rubber Chem. Tech., 54, G72-75 (1981).

R.F. Landel, "Professor John D. Ferry," J. Polymer Science, Physics Edition, 21. (1983).

N.W. Tschoegl, "John D. Ferry," Macromolecules, 20, 909 (1987).

J.D. Ferry, "Macromolecular Science, Retrospect and Prospect," in "Contemporary Topics in Polymer Science," Vol. 1, R.D. Ulrich, ed., pp 63- 68, Plenum Publ. Corp., New York (1978).

J.D. Ferry, "Probing Macromolecular Motions Through Viscoelasticity," Rubber Chem. Tech., 54, G 72-82 (1981) (The Goodyear Medal address).

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SEMINARS

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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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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 - Science Writer in Residence Program Seminar, 4 p.m., Room 5055 Vilas Hall (Nafzinger Room). Charles Petit, Senior Writer US News & World Report. "In Words of One Syllable...Please?

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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. "Chemical Strategies for Understanding the Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Their Application to Functional Proteomics"

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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. "Decahydroisoquinoline Excitatory Amino Acids: From Conception to the Clinic"

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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. "Mechanistic Based Strategy for the Design of New Organic Reactions"

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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. "Pericyclic Reactions of Organic Radical Ions: catalysis, Combustion, and Reactive Intermediates"

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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. "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Hydrogen-bonded Liquids and Binary Solutions"

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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.

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Director of NMR Facility, Cornell University. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University is seeking a Ph. D. level spectroscopist with demonstrated expertise in modern applications of NMR. Responsibilities will include supervision of facility staff, equipment maintenance, billing, experimental design, and user training. It is expected that the Director will collaborate with the faculty and students, and independent research is encouraged. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae that includes a description of NMR education and training, and have three letters of reference mailed to: Prof. Geoffrey Coates, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Baker Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-1301. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Jim Chambers of the University of Tennessee has a job opening for an analytical chemist at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. This is an excellent opportunity for the appropriate person. Opportunity for Analytical Chemists: 1) Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry/X-ray Fluorescence specialty - requires strong practical and documentation skills-minimum MS. 2) Inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICPOES), inductively-coupled plasma high resolution mass spectrometry (ICPMS), and ICP quad mass spectrometry analysis for impurities in metals specialty - requires experience and thorough theoretical knowledge - minimum Ph.D. Details of each job, and FAX #/mailing address for submission of resumes, are available at: http://www.y12.doe.gov/HR/RECRUIT. For further information contact chambersca@y12.doe.gov.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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University of South Florida Assistant/Associate Professor tenure earning 9-month position to start August 2003. We expect to hire a teacher/scholar who will develop a vigorous externally funded research program. Candidates must have research plan/program in chemical education or computational/theoretical chemistry. Postdoctoral experience or its equivalent is preferred. CV, teaching philosophy, research plan and 3 letters of recommendation required. For additional information and application instructions, see http://www.cas.usf.edu/chemistry/index.html.

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The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual who combines broad intellectual interests and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, to fill a tenure-track position in inorganic chemistry beginning August 11, 2003. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate chemistry courses including general chemistry and an advanced course in inorganic chemistry; advising undergraduates; pursuing a research program appropriate to an undergraduate liberal arts campus of the University of Minnesota that could involve undergraduates; and sharing in the governance and advancement of the chemistry program as well as of the campus at-large. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or expect to receive one by August 11, 2003. One year experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. (Two years is preferred.) Graduate TA experience is acceptable. Visit http://www.mrs.umn.edu/positions/ to learn about other open positions at UMM. Also, please visit the chemistry discipline webpage: http://www.mrs.umn.edu/academic/chemistry/ for more details. This tenure-track position carries all of the privileges and responsibilities of University of Minnesota faculty appointments. A sound retirement plan, excellent fringe benefits, and a collegial atmosphere are among the benefits that accompany the position. The standard teaching load is twenty credit hours per year. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level for those having the Ph.D. and at the Instructor level for others. Applications must include a letter of application, resume, transcripts, three letters of reference, and two statements: (1) a teaching statement in which teaching goals and methods are discussed and (2) a research statement in which the applicant proposes a research program that is viable at a small liberal arts college and accessible to undergraduate students. Send applications to: Chemistry Search Committee Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Morris, Morris, MN 56267-2128. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening begins December 2, 2002. Inquiries can be made to Nancy Carpenter, Search Committee Chair, at (320) 589-6337 (carpenne@mrs.umn.edu).

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Georgetown University seeks to identify candidates for the newly-endowed William G. McGowan Chair of Chemistry. The position is to be filled at the rank of Associate Professor or entry-level Full Professor in a field that is consonant with the current strengths of the department and which can form the basis for future departmental development. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a vigorous and funded research program and have a vision of future research directions, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a summary of research activity and plans that addresses the above points, and should identify three persons who can be contacted for recommendations. Materials to be sent to: McGowan Chair Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University, Washington DC 20057-1227. Completed applications received by November 30, 2002 will receive full consideration. Visit our website at: http:// www.georgetown.edu/departments/chemistry.

********************Two faculty positions in inorganic chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. We have a tenure track inorganic opening at the Assistant Professor level that would start July 1, 2003 and a senior tenured inorganic position that could start at any time. We are seeking the best candidates for the positions regardless of the particular area of inorganic research. The research could dovetail with the emphasis areas described above or it could broaden us further. The only area requirement is that the candidates must feel comfortable teaching the inorganic curriculum. Details on the positions can be found in the September 16, 2002 issue of Chemical and Engineering News and on our Departmental website: http://www.chem.uci.edu/. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, although to receive full consideration for the tenuretrack position, materials should be received by November 1, 2002.

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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.

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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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A recently announced faculty opening in Inorganic Chemistry at Case Western Reserve University. Their search is open to all research areas of inorganic chemistry, and we are particularly interested in both junior and senior level candidates whose interests complement the existing research efforts within the chemistry department. More details about the university and the city are available through the University's web site (http://www.cwru.edu) and specifics about the chemistry department and its 22 faculty can be found on the chemistry web site (http://www.cwru.edu/artsci/chem). Interested junior candidates should send a curriculum vita, research plans (3-4 page overview), and a statement of teaching interests to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7078 and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same address. Senior level applicants need only send an up-to-date curriculum vita.

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University of California, Santa Cruz. Proteomics Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in proteomics and/or protein regulation biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the interface of chemistry and biology, and to excel at teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, this exceptional individual will be a member of the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from both the Division of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering. Areas of research that complement existing faculty strengths include, but are not limited to, proteomics using array technologies and mass spectrometry, rapid throughput techniques for proteome analysis and protein expression, rapid structural and/or functional analysis of protein libraries, analysis of protein-protein interactions and structural/computational modeling. The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields, outstanding potential for an independent research program in proteomics or in which proteomics plays a significant role, and a commitment to and talent for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Position Available: Fall 2003. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief description of research, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Please refer to position #631-03 in all correspondence. Visit our web sites at: http://chemistry.ucsc.edu/ and http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/centers/cbe/. Closing date that applications must be received by is December 2, 2002.

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