Chemistry Newsletter - 10/27/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter

 


XXVII - No. 34 October 27th, 2003

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Lloyd Smith appointed John D. MacArthur Professor

President Katherine Lyall and the Board of Regents have approved the appointment of Lloyd Smith as the John D. MacArthur Professor. This faculty Chair recognizes Lloyd's pioneering research work in DNA sequencing, analysis, and applications and it is a great honor. Professor Jamie Thompson holds the only other John D. MacArthur Chair. Congratulations Lloyd!

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Professor Jim Skinner has been selected as a 2003 Fellow of the AAAS

The Chemistry Department is delighted to announce that Professor Jim Skinner has been selected as a 2003 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Jim was honored for his "distinguished contributions to statistical mechanics, particularly dephasing, spectral lineshapes, single molecule spectroscopy, and vibrational relaxation in condensed phases." This selection gives our department the remarkable number of three people who have been selected this year for this honor. Jim will be recognized at a special AAAS National Meeting Forum. Congratulations Jim on this wonderful recognition of your important work!

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

11/11/2003

12/09/2003

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

11/04/2003

11/18/2003

12/02/2003

12/16/2003

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Robert Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Theoretical Studies in Single Molecule Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania. “Cooperativity in Forced Unfolding of Single Proteins”

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Goldberg, Johns Hopkins University, Balt. MD.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lloyd Smith, UW-Madison Chemistry and Professor Nita Sahai, UW-Madison Geology & Geophysics. Professor Lloyd Smith: “Analyzing Genetic Variations (SNPs) with Invasive Cleavage Reactions on Surfaces”- Professor Nita Sahai:“A Perspective on Biogeochemistry: Emphasizing the Chemistry Underlying Mineral-Organic Interactions in the Environment and in the Human Body

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin McElroy, Graduate Student. “Convergent Engineering of Receptor-Ligand Interfaces”

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - R. G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 3405 Sterling Hall. Dr. Nuh Gedik, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. “Tracking the Elusive d-wave Quasiparticle”

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Thursday, October 30th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Benigno Sanchez, CIEMTA. “Activities in Gas-Phase Photocatalysis at CIEMAT, Spain”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:45 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor F. Fleming Crim, UW-Madison. “Controlling Reactions and Watching Energy Flow in Vibrationally Excited Molecules”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Erin Carlson, Kiessling group. “Chemical Probes of the Catalytic Mechanism of UDP-Galactropyranose Mutase”

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Friday, October 31st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Nancy Hinman - Geology, University of Montana. “Lights and smoke: photochemical processes in thermal springs”

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Monday, November 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, (UOP, IL).

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. David Jonas, University of Colorado, Boulder. “Femtosecond and 2D Fourier Transform Experiments on Jahn-Teller Dynamics”

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Wei-Shou Hu, University of Minnesota. “Gene Discovery for Metabolic Engineering Through Genomic Exploration”

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sam Pazicni, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar - Gary Parr Memorial Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xiaoyu Chen, Graduate Student. “Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Macromolecules: Instrumental Limitations and Development

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brandon Beyer, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2003 - R.G. Herb Materials Physics Seminar, 10:00a.m., 3405 Sterling Hall. Professor George Malliaras, Cornell University. “Organic Semiconductors and Devices”

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Friday, November 7th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Professor Mac Berthouex - Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Some Issues and Examples of Environmental Engineering in Developing Countries”

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Monday, November 10th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aroop Roy, Naveon Corp.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003- Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Carl Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories.

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Tuesday, November 11th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Annelise E. Barron, Northwestern University. “Helical, Biomimetic Polypeptoids as Stable Therapeutic Biomaterials”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Isaiah T. Arkin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Viral Ion Channels, Unplugged”

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Namal DeSilva, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. TBA.

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Thursday, November 13th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Susan Przybylinski, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Terra Potocky, Gellman group. “Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Delivery of Novel Beta-Peptides into Mammalian Cells”

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Friday, November 14th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Glynis Lough - ETC. “The sources and spatial variation of trace metals in atmospheric particulate matter in Milwaukee, WI”

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Monday, November 17th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Lewis, UOP, IL.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Andrei Tokmakoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dalibor Sames, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Johnson, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Leo E. Bonilla, Thermo Electron Corp./Harvard Medical School-Partners Center for Genetics & Genomics. “High-confidence, Rapid Identification of Plasma Proteins Using Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, November 20th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yueheng Jiang, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jason K. Pontrello, Graduate Student. “Synthesis of Multivalent Ligands to Investigate and Manipulate B Cell Responses”

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Friday, November 21st, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Joanna Skluzacek - ETC. “Factors influencing salt retention by nanoporous ceramic membranes”

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Monday, November 24th, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jonas Peters, Cal Tech.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Lectures, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Albert Stolow, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences.

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Jeffery Derby, University of Minnesota. “Using High-Performance Computing to Understand and Optimize the Growth of Large, Single Crystals”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University. “Controlling External Molecular Modes with Intense Light”

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Steve Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Naomi Chesler, UW-Madison. “Measurement and Modeling of Mouse Pulmonary Artery Viscoelasticity”

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Fiedler, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2003 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Friday, December 5th, 2003 - Lincoln Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lisa Jungbauer, Cavagnero group.

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Friday, December 5th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Cheng Gu - ETC. “Sorption of Tetracycline and Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics to Inorganic Mineral Surfaces”

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Monday, December 8nd, 2003 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m. Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joe Jarrett, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Hyuk Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Physical Chemistry of Polymers: Personal Perspective for the Past 40 Years”

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Alan Kennan, Colorado State.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 - Chemical & Biological Engineering Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 1610 Engineering Hall. Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory. “Modeling Viral Infections in Vivo”

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Jack Sadowsky, Graduate Student.

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Friday, December 12th, 2003 - Environmental Chemistry Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room 102, Water Science Laboratory. Rebecca Sheesley- ETC. “Source apportionment of atmospheric fine particulate matter at a remote location in Michigan's Upper Peninsula”

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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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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Weidkamp, KP; Hacker, CA; Schwartz, MP; Cao, XP; Tromp, RM; Hamers, RJ.

Interfacial chemistry of pentacene on clean and chemically modified silicon (001) surfaces.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 107 (40): 11142-11148 OCT 9 2003.

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Wright, JC; Condon, NJ; Murdoch, KM; Besemann, DM; Meyer, KA.

Quantitative modeling of nonlinear processes in coherent two-dimensional vibrational spectroscopy.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, 107 (40): 8166-8176 OCT 9 2003.

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Schmidt, JR; Skinner, JL.

Hydrodynamic boundary conditions, the Stokes-Einstein law, and long-time tails in the Brownian limit.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 119 (15): 8062-8068 OCT 15 2003.

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Gelman, MA; Richter, S; Cao, H; Umezawa, N; Gellman, SH; Rana, TM.

Selective binding of TAR RNA by a tat-derived beta-peptide.

ORGANIC LETTERS, 5 (20): 3563-3565 OCT 2 2003.

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Soellner, MB; Dickson, KA; Nilsson, BL; Raines, RT.

Site-specific protein immobilization by Staudinger ligation.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (39): 11790-11791 OCT 1 2003.

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Clark, TP; Landis, CR.

Resolved chiral 3,4-diazaphospholanes and their application to catalytic asymmetric allylic alkylation.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125 (39): 11792-11793 OCT 1 2003.

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Bruckner, AM; Garcia, M; Marsh, A; Gellman, SH; Diederichsen, U.

Synthesis of novel nucleo-beta-amino acids and nucleobase-functionalized beta-peptides.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, (18): 3555-3561 SEP 15 2003.

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Besemann, D; Condon, N; Meyer, K; Zhao, W; Wright, JC.

Experimental determinations of coherent multidimensional vibrational spectroscopy.

BULLETIN OF THE KOREAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 24 (8): 1119-1125 AUG 20 2003.

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Lee, JE; Raines, RT.

Contribution of active-site residues to the function of onconase, a ribonuclease with antitumoral activity.

BIOCHEMISTRY, 42 (39): 11443-11450 OCT 7 2003.

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Weinhold, F.

Rebuttal to the Bickelbaupt-Baerends case for steric repulsion causing the staggered conformation of ethane.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 42 (35): 4188-4194 2003.

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Bruckner, AM; Chakraborty, P; Gellman, SH; Diederichsen, U.

Molecular architecture with functionalized beta-peptide helices.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 42 (36): 4395-4399 2003.

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Copyright © 2003 Thomson ISI

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2004 Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

 

Increasing public understanding of science and technology is one of the principle goals of the AAAS. AAAS has improved coverage of science and technology in mass media for more than twenty years through the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program. The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write, and report today’s headlines, and sharpen their abilities to communicate complex scientific and technical issues to non-specialists. Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (senior year or any graduate or post graduate level) in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social science or mathematics in order to apply. AAAS selects 20-30 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Application for the Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program and complete details about this program is available in Room 1146, Chemistry Department. The application is also available at: http://ehrweb.aaas.org/massmedia.htm.

 

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Special Summer Sessions Courses for Graduate Students Interested in Teaching

 

The College of Letters and Science is pleased to offer a special opportunity to share your love of teaching with UW-Madison graduate students. For the past seven years we have offered special summer sessions courses for graduate students interested in teaching, and we again plan to sponsor up to five such courses. For many instructors, summer is an ideal time to experiment with a new course, and you are encouraged to propose a course that presents your discipline's pedagogy in a creative way. In past years, topics have included: Communicating Creativity in the Arts, A Comparative Approach to Teaching Multicultural American Literature, Effective Teaching of Biology, Focus on Teaching in the Social Sciences, and Effective Teaching of Modern Introductory Statistics. The courses will be housed in individual departments, but they should generally target graduate students across a wider disciplinary area (e.g., a class might be offered in the Botany Department, but it would interest any student from the biological sciences). Please note: the courses will be listed in the timetable as "meets with" L&S Interdisciplinary 701. The Interdisciplinary 701 number can also be used by any department that does not have an appropriate number for the proposed course, or for any course that is truly interdisciplinary in nature and therefore does not logically fit in one particular department (e.g., "TAs Teaching with Technology"). Faculty and instructional academic staff teaching these courses are typically paid 25% of 1/9 for a one week, one credit course; the maximum amount of support available is normally 50% of 1/9 for a two credit course spanning two to three weeks. If you are interested in teaching such a course, please complete and submit a form, form available in Room 1146 Chemistry Building. (note: your chair's signature is required on course proposals). Proposals will be due in 301 South Hall on November 4, 2003. If this deadline prevents you from providing all the requested information, please express your interest and answer as many of the questions as you can by that date. For more information or with questions, please contact: Brian Bubenzer, phone: 265-0603, bubenzer@ls.admin.wisc.edu.

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Workshop on - Why create interesting problems for students to work on?

 

“Problem-based Learning in the Sciences” Dr. Deborah Allen, Dept. Biological Sciences, Univ. of Delaware Friday, November 7, 8:30AM -3:30 PM. Why create interesting problems for students to work on? What makes a “good” problem? How do you use problems in many different contexts to promote learning? Problem-based learning uses complex real-world problems as the context for students to learn problem solving and critical thinking skills, and acquire essential content knowledge. These problems differ from those you may find in the back of your textbook in that students are challenged to organize ideas and prior knowledge, pose questions and potential solutions, research questions and analyze findings, and integrate new information. Whether you are new to problem-based learning or are an experienced veteran, join your colleagues at this workshop lead by Deborah Allen, University of Delaware. Registration is required: Contact Lil at: tong@wisc.edu. The workshop is for science faculty/staff, but bring a grad student or postdoc (or colleague!) as a member of your team.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Scientist/Manager in NMR Spectroscopy. School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for manager of its new NMR facility, consisting of 500 and 300 MHz Varian spectrometers. The successful candidate will interact with diverse users and provide training and daily maintenance of the facility. Ph.D. degree or equivalent with experience in solution methods required, particularly in heteronuclear, multidimensional, small molecule and biomolecular applications. Preference will be given to candidates with spectrometer maintenance experience. The position will allow opportunities for independent and collaborative research in the areas of structural biology and medicinal chemistry, with appropriate position title. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to: Dr. Andrew Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall - CB# 7360, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7360. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2003. Additional information is available at http://www.pharmacy.unc.edu.

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Kilo Lab, Assistant Scientist, Tetrionics, Inc. is conducting interviews for the position of Assistant Scientist. The position primarily involves the safe and efficient kilo scale manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API's) according to cGMP requirements. The Assistant Scientist will report to the Kilo Lab Manager. The Assistant Scientist will work in Kilo and R&D Labs, providing support to the Managers and other team members under a multi-shift manufacturing environment. The Assistant Scientist will be responsible for maintaining accurate and concise cGMP records; accurately performing in-process testing of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products; authoring and utilizing a wide variety of written procedures, including batch records and OP's; keeping inventory up-to-date; and assisting Managers in project quote generation. The minimum qualification for the position is a BS in Chemistry. Contact: Mark A. Radke, Manager, Kilo Manufacturing, 645 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711, Phone: 608-233-3115, Fax: 608-233-6873, cell: 608-692-3116, e-mail: mradke@tetrionics.com.

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Senior Scientist, Tetrionics, Inc. is conducting interviews for the position of Senior Scientist. This is a leadership position in a business-based R&D services environment. The department's primary focus is the development of synthetic platforms for the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API's). The Senior Scientist will report to the V.P. of R&D. The Senior Scientist will plan, schedule and implement innovative chemical solutions for the manufacture of specific API's. The Senior Scientist is expected to handle up to three chemical projects at various states of maturity. The Senior Scientist is also expected to help achieve budgets, maintain operations and schedules, and uphold R&D quality, safety, and regulatory agency compliance. The minimum requirement for the position is a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Contact: Mark A. Radke, Manager, Kilo Manufacturing, 645 Science Drive, Madison, WI 53711, Phone: 608-233-3115, Fax: 608-233-6873, cell: 608-692-3116, e-mail: mradke@tetrionics.com.

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The Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (LMS) at Caltech, supported by the National Science Foundation, for the appointment of new postdoctoral scholars. The goal of LMS is to conduct multidisciplinary research on fundamental dynamical processes in complex molecular systems. The areas of research are diverse: Chemical Dynamics, Biological Dynamics, Ultrafast Diffraction and Spectroscopy. Interested persons can apply to: Professor Ahmed Zewail, Director, Laboratory for Molecular Sciences Mail Code 127-72, California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 91125, U.S.A.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites outstanding candidates in Analytical Chemistry to apply for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level (academic year). MSU is the nation’s first land grant institution, offering a vibrant and beautiful campus of some 47,000 students. At present, the Department consists of 35 faculty and 220 graduate students. Applicants in all areas of analytical chemistry are sought, especially bioanalysis and mass spectrometry. Candidates are expected to establish a recognized research program and pursue excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, or a related field, and should submit a current curriculum vita, a list of publications and a statement of research plans to: Professor John McCracken, Chairperson, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1322. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. Review of the applications will commence on November 1st and continue until suitable candidates has been identified.

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Elgin Community College, 40 miles Northwest of Chicago, is accepting employment applications for a Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty position in Chemistry. If you or anyone you know is interested in teaching Chemistry, please refer them to contact me at 847-214-7372 or to our web site at http://www.elgin.edu. Class starts in January '04-initial screening will begin immediately. In return, we offer one of the most competitive salary and benefits packages in the Illinois Community College System, which is ranked one of the best in the Nation! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: Winnie Chiu, Human Resources, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123, P: 847-214-7372, F: 847-214-7403, e-mail: wchiu@elgin.edu.

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The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with excellent research backgrounds in Inorganic Chemistry or any related area will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program, and to develop and teach innovative courses in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Chemistry http://www.uwo.ca/chem is a large research intensive Department with strong programs in many areas of chemistry and with good interdisciplinary links to research groups in other Departments in the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine and Dentistry. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, names of three referees along with a description of research accomplishments and a proposal for future research with an appropriate budget to: Dr. R. H. Lipson, Department of Chemistry, the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B7, e-mail: rlipson@uwo.ca. Closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2004.

 

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University of North Dakota, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for two faculty positions for Fall 2004. The first is a tenure-track position in analytical chemistry. Rank is open. The successful candidate will establish an externally-funded independent research program in the department and with significant resources and collaboration from a co-located USDA human nutrition laboratory. Demonstrated expertise in stable isotope tracer methodologies using molecular and/or isotope ratio mass spectrometry, and knowledge/interest in molecular mass spectrometry for small molecule/metabolic analysis, is desirable. The second is a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in analytical or organic chemistry. The candidate is expected to establish a vigorous independent program of externally-funded research and should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Candidates with research interests in method development for areas of biogeochemistry or catalysis are especially encouraged to apply. For both positions, a Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience preferred. Send resume, transcripts for all degrees, research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Mark Hoffmann, Chair; Department of Chemistry, Box 9024; University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND 58202, (701) 777-2741. Screening will begin November 15, 2003, and continue until the position is filled. Details of the department can be found at: http://www.und.edu/dept/chem.

 

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Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure-Track. Teaching introductory and advanced biochemistry courses; teaching general chemistry courses; establishing an undergraduate research program in chemistry; contributing to the criminalistics emphasis; engaging in professional development; and performing Program, Departmental, and University Service. A B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry prior to the start date, experience teaching undergraduates or postdoctoral or professional experience, and experience in DNA analysis. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate education and be prepared to implement research plans for undergraduate participation. Additional information about this position and the department can be found at: http://www.uwplatt.edu/~chemep. Salary is commensurate with experience. Appointment Date is August 23, 2004. Send a letter of application, a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a short description of proposed undergraduate research, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Charles Sundin, Chair, Search Committee Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics University of Wisconsin - Platteville 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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The Chemistry Department at Wichita State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level, in the area of Biochemistry. Individuals who will use molecular biological and/or biophysical methods to study the structure-functions of biological molecules are of particular interest. A Ph. D. or equivalent degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, post doc. experience, a strong record of scholarly achievement and experience in working with diverse populations are required. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded, experimental research program, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and directing research in graduate and undergraduate programs of the department, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. A generous package of start-up funds, state of the art research facilities, and competitive salary is available. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans with estimated start-up costs, and contact information of three referees to Dr. K. Wimalasena, Chair Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0051, Tel. 316-978-7386 e-mail: kandatege.wimalasena@wichita.edu. Additional information on this position is available at: http://webs.wichita.edu/chemistry.

 

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The Department of Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in either Analytical or Inorganic Chemistry to commence August 2004. Preference will be given to candidates whose background and research interests are consistent with the Rensselaer Plan (http://www.rpi.edu/web/President/Plan/index.html), which emphasizes growth in the areas of Biotechnology and Information Technology. Applicants in the Bioanalytical (Electrochemistry or Spectroscopy) or Bioinorganic fields are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the institute. Applications will be reviewed starting October 30, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a resume, three letters of recommendation, a one-page description of teaching philosophy, and a brief description (5 pages maximum) of proposed research plans to: Chair, Analytical/Inorganic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8 Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a tenure-track position in bio-organic chemistry for August 2004. The level of the appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position requires a Ph. D. (or equivalent) and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, transcripts, publication list, and research plan. In addition the applicant should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to us. All applications and reference letters should be sent to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee Department of Chemistry University of Missouri-Kansas City 205 Spencer Chemistry Building 5100 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110-2499, Email: doven@umkc.edu.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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University of Toledo. Postdoctoral position available for one-year appointment to conduct crystallographic structure determinations on lipoxygenases and their complexes. Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in protein crystallography required. Send curriculum vitae and the names of three professional references by November 1, 2003 to: Max O. Funk, Jr., Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606.

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Postdoctoral position at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. We use state-of-the-art mass spectrometric and computational methods to examine gas-phase reactivity of organic and biological molecules. Potential projects, depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, include the examination of the reactivity of nucleic bases, toward understanding their intrinsic properties in relation to DNA duplex stability and enzyme mechanisms; methods development (such as the development of methods to measure biological binding affinities in the gas phase); and the study of reactivity of organic anions, cations, and reactive intermediates. I am seeking individuals with a strong physical and/or physical organic background. Gas-phase experimental or mass spectrometric experience would be helpful, but is certainly *not* imperative. It is most important that the individual have a genuine interest in participating in a multidisciplinary research program and in applying physical techniques to organic and biological problems. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit our website at: http://rutchem.rutgers.edu/faculty/lee.html Candidates should send a CV and arrange for two to three reference letters to be sent on their behalf. Potential applicants who have questions should feel free to contact me by e-mail, mail, or phone. Send to: Professor Jeehiun Katherine Lee, Department of Chemistry, 610 Taylor Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, 732 445 6562 TEL, 732 445 5312 FAX, e-mail: jklee@rutchem.rutgers.edu.

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Post-doctoral research associate position available in the Artists' Materials Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University, an applied research organization devoted to developing practical and effective strategies for preventing and repairing damage to cultural properties. The position involves research on the degradation chemistries of cellulose and other polymers used for making art, books, and archival materials. Responsibilities include development and application of chromatographic techniques for monitoring polymer aging, and design and execution of tests to examine aging changes and service lifetimes. In addition to laboratory research studies, the successful candidate will also be expected to gain experience with the conventional analytical procedures used to identify the materials, construction, and condition of artifacts. The position requires a Ph.D. in Physical/Analytical Chemistry or Polymer Science with an emphasis in liquid chromatography and molecular weight determination of polymers. Familiarity with analytical instrumentation, optical spectroscopies, personal computers, and instrument interface programming language is desirable. The postdoctoral research associate should have an interest in beginning or continuing a career in conservation science. Further details of the center's activities can be found at: http://www.cmu.edu/anic.

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