Chemistry Newsletter - 10/23/2006

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXX - No. 35 October 23rd, 2006

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The 37th Annual Presentation

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

Saturday, December 2, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Room 1351 Chemistry Building, 1101 University Avenue, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Members of the campus community may obtain free tickets to any of the presentations by sending a self-addressed campus-mail envelope along with a request indicating the date and time of the desired presentation and the number of tickets needed to Sue Martin-Zernicke at the Analytical Chemistry mailbox. If you require more than ten tickets, please include a list of the names and addresses of the persons for whom you are requesting tickets. Tickets will be distributed starting November 1st. The program will be broadcast by Wisconsin Public Television on Friday, Dec 22, at 4:30 pm, Sunday, Dec 24, at 8:00 am, and Monday, Dec 25 at 10:00 am. In other locations, check local television listings for the date and time of the PBS broadcast of this special program. For information on the Holiday shows, please see the poster at the end of this newsletter.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

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

 

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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SEMINARS

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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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Monday, November 6th, 2006 - Hirschmann Lecture Series, Organic Chemistry, 3:30 p.m. and

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University. “Exploring the Chemistry of Biotic Interactions, Part I and II”

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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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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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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 - Materials McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jim Heath, Cal Tach.

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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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Thursday, December 21st, 2006 - Analytical Science Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Guangde Chen & Lei Zhu, Jin Research 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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Recent Publications

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Karlsson, AJ; Pomerantz, WC; Weisblum, B; *Gellman, SH*; Palecek, SP.

Antifungal activity from 14-helical beta-peptides.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (39): 12630-12631 OCT 4 2006

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*Zimmerman, HE*; Mitkin, OD.

Conical intersection control of heterocyclic photochemical bond scission.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 128 (39): 12743-12749 OCT 4 2006.

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Li, SZ; Schmidt, JR; Piryatinski, A; Lawrence, CP; *Skinner, JL*.

Vibrational spectral diffusion of azide in water.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110 (38): 18933-18938 SEP 28 2006.

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Stockland, RA; Lipman, AJ; Bawiec, JA; Morrison, PE; *Guzei, IA*; Findeis, PM; Tamblin, JF.

Remarkable tolerance of ethynyl steroids to air and water in microwave-assisted hydrophosphinylation: Reaction scope and limitations.

JOURNAL OF ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY 691 (19): 4042-4053 SEP 15 2006.

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Dey, M; Kunz, RC; Van Heuvelen, KM; Craft, JL; Horng, YC; Tang, Q; Bocian, DF; George, SJ; *Brunold, TC*; Ragsdale, SW.

Spectroscopic and computational studies of reduction of the metal versus the tetrapyrrole ring of coenzyme F-430 from methyl-coenzyme M reductase.

BIOCHEMISTRY 45 (39): 11915-11933 OCT 3 2006.

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*Hamers, RJ*.

Passivation and activation: How do monovalent atoms modify the reactivity of silicon surfaces? A perspective on the article, "The mechanism of amine formation on Si(100) activated with chlorine atoms", by C. C. Finstad, A.D. Thorsness, and A.J. Muscat.

SURFACE SCIENCE 600 (17): 3361-3362 SEP 1 2006.

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Pegram, LM; *Record, MT*.

Partitioning of atmospherically relevant ions between bulk water and the water/vapor interface.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 103 (39): 14278-14281 SEP 26 2006.

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Ding, F; Mukherjee, P; *Zanni, MT*.

Passively correcting phase drift in two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.

OPTICS LETTERS 31 (19): 2918-2920 OCT 1 2006.

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Smith, BD; *Raines, RT*.

Genetic selection for critical residues in ribonucleases.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 362 (3): 459-478 SEP 22 2006.

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Pal, S; Wu, J; Murray, JK; *Gellman, SH*; Wozniak, MA; Keely, PJ; Boyer, ME; Gomez, TM; Hasso, SM; Fallon, JF; Bresnick, EH.

An antiangiogenic neurokinin-B/thromboxane A2 regulatory axis.

JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY 174 (7): 1047-1058 SEP 25 2006.

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Copyright © 2006 Thomson ISI

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Madison Area Technical College. Instructor - Chemistry. Starting salary $48,924 - $64,058 depending on qualifications and experience, with potential of additional increases to $82,571. Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract. MATC provides a generous benefit package. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share provision. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, first consideration will be given to those received by 4:00 pm (CT) on Monday, November 27, 2006. It is the applicant's responsibility to meet this deadline. The date of receipt automatically assigned by the system when submitted will be used to determine the timeliness of an application. Responsible for instruction in chemistry at the college transfer, occupational and remedial levels. Instructors develop learner-centered instructional strategies, collaborative curriculum and assessments for continuous improvement. Instructors participate in college service activities at the department, division and college levels. This position reports to the Dean - Arts and Sciences. Qualifications: 1. Master's degree in Organic Chemistry or a closely related field. 2. One (1) year (2000 hours) of non-teaching work experience. Essential Job Responsibilities: 1. Instruct students in Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry including but not limited to the following courses: Organic Chemistry 1 (20-806-213), Organic Chemistry 2 (20-806-214), College Chemistry 1 (20-806-209), College Chemistry 2 (20-806-212), General Chemistry (10-806-134). 2. Develop and implement learner-centered instructional strategies. 3. Assist and advise students with assignments, tests, grades, course content and other academic matters. 4. Assess student progress and evaluate student performance. 5. Work actively with college personnel in developing student retention and recruitment strategies, including strategies focused on minority students. 6. Collaborate with other programs and areas of instruction to develop and implement instructional and curriculum articulation strategies. 7. Design curriculum to a. instruct in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats, b. meet student and community needs in a multicultural environment. 8. Comply with college policies and procedures regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, grading and maintaining office hours for student assistance and advising. 9. Assist students in learning experiences outside the classroom such as internships, work/study opportunities and community service. 10. Maintain certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System 11. Comply with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement. 12. Attend division, department and other college meetings. 13. Participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc. 14. Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity. 15. Perform other duties as assigned by the President or designee. Application info at: https://jobs.matcmadison.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1161014063097.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Eastern Illinois University seeks an inorganic or analytical chemist for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level to begin August 2007. All areas of inorganic or analytical chemistry will be considered. Candidates must hold the PhD in inorganic or analytical chemistry or a related area and show promise for excellence in teaching and for establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Post-doctoral or equivalent industrial experience is highly desirable. The Department of Chemistry has 16 full-time faculty members and a strong tradition of student-faculty collaborative research. Undergraduate programs include concentrations in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Management as well as a chemistry emphasis in secondary science teaching. Further information about the department is available at: http://www.eiu.edu/~eiuchem/. Interested individuals are invited to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. Mark McGuire, Department of Chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920; (217) 581-6228; fax: (217) 581-6613; electronic submissions to: memcguire@eiu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for one or more tenure-track/tenured faculty positions. We are adding a number of faculty members as part of campus-wide initiatives and are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in analytical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, and mass spectrometry. Information about the department can be found at: http://www.chem.uni.edu. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related discipline, a demonstrated research record, the potential for establishing and/or maintaining a nationally prominent and competitively funded research program, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants for Assistant Professor should submit an application letter (including a 3-5 page description of proposed research), a detailed vita, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation forwarded to the search committee. Applicants for Associate Professor should submit an application letter, a vita, a list of current and pending funding, and the names of three references. To be considered for the position, applicants should go to the website: http://employment.unl.edu requisition 060837 and complete the Faculty/Administrative form. All materials should be sent to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0304 (Fax: 402-4722044; e-mail: chemsearch@unl.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2006 and will continue until the position(s) have been filled.

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Austin College - Biochemistry. Assistant Professor, tenure-track position beginning Fall 2007. Ph.D. required. Responsibility for directing the Biochemistry program. Primary teaching responsibility in Biochemistry with participation in General Chemistry and in college-wide programs. Applicants should have strong commitment to teaching and expect to maintain an undergraduate research program. Austin College is a national selective undergraduate institution with an ACS certified chemistry department of 6 faculty. Send letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of reference, and a one-page discussion of teaching philosophy to: Michael Imhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Avenue, Shennan, TX 75090-4400. Applications submitted by October 31, 2006 will be given full consideration. The Chemistry Department offers degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry. The College operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, including 14-week Fall and Spring terms and a 4-week January Term. The usual teaching load during the long semester is two lecture and two lab sections, or 12 contact hours per week. Faculty are expected to develop a research program suitable for undergraduate participation and the College offers funding for start-up. In addition Chemistry has a departmental Welch research grant to fund equipment and stipends for a summer research program and an endowed fund to support activities that enrich the chemistry program.

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The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas has two tenure track openings for experimental chemists at the Assistant Professor level. At least one of the openings must be filled by an organic chemist, broadly defined. The successful applicant for the other position can be in any area of chemistry. Anyone who might be interested in either of these positions should visit the Department's website, http://www.chem.unt.edu/, where s/he will find information on how to apply.

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Tenure-track assistant professor, positions in organic chemistry and nanotechnology at Miami University. Applications are being accepted for 2 new tenure-track positions in the areas of (1) Organic Chemistry and (2) experimental nanotechnology. For the organic position, preference will be given to applicants in the area of synthetic chemistry. Applicants must have a strong commitment to developing an externally funded research program and to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience. Qualified persons should (1) submit a vita and a detailed description of their proposed research, and (2) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: the Organic Chemistry Search Committee or the Nanotechnology Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Review of complete applications will begin Oct. 16, 2006. The searches will continue until the positions are filled. More information can be found at http://www.cas.muohio.edu/chm/. Additional information about nanotechnology at Miami University can found at the Miami University Center for Nanotechnology (MUCN) web site http://www.cas.muohio.edu/nanotech/. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Gary A. Lorigan, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, (513) 529-3338, e-mail: garylorigan@muohio.edu.

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Professorships in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas. The University of Kansas is seeking highly qualified candidates for TWO POSITIONS in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Qualified candidates for either position will have a PhD or equivalent degree in medicinal chemistry, chemistry, natural product chemistry, or a closely related field. It is expected that one appointment will be made at the assistant/associate professor level and one at the associate/full professor level. All candidates should provide a CV, summary of research interests, and funding history (if applicable) in their application. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent at the time of application. Highly qualified candidates for an appointment at the associate or full professor levels should supply the names of at least three individuals familiar with their qualifications. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of the current faculty; candidates in the fields of natural product chemistry and synthetic medicinal chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. More information about the department and complete position descriptions are available at www.medchem.ku.edu. Application materials should be sent to: Professor Jeffrey Aubé, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Malott Hall, Room 4070, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045. Review of applications begins on November 6, 2006 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Position in Physical Organic Chemistry, University of Hawaii. A postdoctoral position in experimental physical organic chemistry is open at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Chemistry. Successful applicants should have a back ground in the synthesis of small molecules and vacuum technology. The prime directive of our research is to investigate the organic chemistry leading to the formation and growth of hydrocarbon molecules in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Please confer to: http://www.chem.hawaii.edu/Bil301/welcome.html for details on our research group. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please send CV, publication list, three reference letters, and statement of research interest to: Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser, Department of Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA, fax: 808-956-5908, email: kaiser@gold.chem.hawaii.edu.

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The University of Minnesota announces a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to attract scholars (US citizens or permanent residents) with potential to pursue future faculty positions at the University of Minnesota and at other top research universities. Promising scholars from all disciplines with research interests in one or more of the following priorities should apply: (1) scholarship that contributes to the understanding of diversity in its multiple forms; (2) strong interest in interdisciplinary research and scholarship or creative work; and (3) engagement in partnerships with communities outside of the academy. Fellows will be mentored by the University’s senior faculty to establish an independent research agenda and will participate in professional development seminars to build intellectual community to prepare fellows for tenure-track academic positions. In addition to conducting research, fellows will teach at least one course per year. For the 2007-2008 academic year up to three fellowships will be awarded for a minimum duration of one year beginning in September 2007. Awards may be renewable for a second year based on performance. Although stipend amounts will vary by discipline, fellows will receive a minimum annual stipend of $40,000. The application deadline is December 1, 2006. To view the full fellowship description visit http://www.grad.umn.edu/postdocfellowship. For questions, send an e-mail to: postdoc@umn.edu or call Dr. Noro Andriamanalina at 612-626-4546.

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