Chemistry Newsletter - 10/28/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 36 October 28th, 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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2001-2002 Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards Winners

The Department Teaching Assistant Awards Committee met recently to discuss last year's teaching. I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2001-2002 Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards. They are Matt Bowman, Arrietta Clauss, Wendy deProphetis, Mike Gorman, Joanna Haan, Greg Hanson and Rita Nichiporuk. The awards, consisting of a certificate of appreciation and a cash award, will be presented at the Excellence in Teaching Symposium November 15th at 4 PM. Teaching is an essential component of the Department's mission, and I am always pleased to see so many excellent and enthusiastic teachers among our Teaching Assistants, Faculty Assistants and Undergrad Assistants. Please join in congratulating these fine teachers.

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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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SEMINARS

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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 - 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, November 4th, 2002 - Contemporary Biochemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room B1118 Biochemistry. Mary S. Lipton, Pacific Northwest National Lab. "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. "SUPREX: A new H/D Exchange- and MALDI Mass Spectrometry Based Method for Measuring the Thermodynamic Stability of Proteins in Solution"

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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 3rd, 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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Wednesday, December 4th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ira Weinstock, Emory University.

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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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Monday, December 9th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Rajendra Rathore, Marquette University.

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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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Monday, December 16th, 2002 - Inorganic Seminar, 1:20 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Schaper, University of Illinois.

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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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Recent Publications

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Jiang L; Burke SD.

A novel route to the F-ring of halichondrin B. Diastereoselection in Pd(0)-mediated meso and C-2 diol desymmetrization.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2002, Vol 4, Iss 20, pp 3411-3414.

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Brewer M; Oost T; Sukonpan C; Pereckas M; Rich DH.

Sequencing hydroxylethylamine-containing peptides via Edman degradation.

ORGANIC LETTERS 2002, Vol 4, Iss 20, pp 3469-3472.

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Reich HJ; Bevan MJ; Gudmundsson BO; Puckett CL.

Are ate complexes true intermediates in lithium-metalloid exchange? Subtle effects of ion-pair structure in lithium-tellurium and lithium-selenium exchange reactions.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2002, Vol 41, Iss 18, pp 3436-3439.

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Young T; Kiessling LL.

A strategy for the synthesis of sulfated peptides.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 2002, Vol 41, Iss 18, pp 3449-3451.

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Copyright ©2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Brandeis University announces a full-time Lecturer position starting in fall 2003. The successful candidate will be responsible for the general chemistry laboratory, will teach one additional undergraduate course per semester and may supervise undergraduate research. Laboratory responsibilities include: selecting and/or designing experiments; delivering weekly lab lectures; supervising teaching assistants and lab stewards. Earned doctorate and previous undergraduate teaching experience required. The appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should provide a CV, describe their experience and ideas about laboratory teaching, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to: Labsearch Committee, Department of Chemistry, MS-015, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110 or labsrch@brandeis.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received in complete form on or before December 20, 2002.

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The Department of Chemistry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, web site: http://www.siue.edu/CHEMISTRY/ invites applications from persons with teaching and research interests in Chemical Education. The successful candidate will engage in research/scholarly work in the specialty area of Chemical Education Research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the specialty and service courses for the Department. The candidate will be expected to obtain external funding and to publish the results of scholarly work. This person is expected to work cooperatively with the University's Office of Science and Mathematics Education. Requirements: a Ph.D. in any area of chemistry or related field and a BA/BS in Chemistry; ability to teach Chemistry and Chemical Education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and ability to undertake research/scholarly projects involving undergraduate and masters students. The department presently has 14 faculty, an ACS certified undergraduate program, about 100 undergraduate student majors, and about 25 MS students. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a brief statement of research plans (2-3 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Eric Malina, Chemical Education Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville IL 62026-1652. Consideration of applications will begin on January 13, 2003 and continue until the position is filled.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Kent State University Department of Chemistry Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Analytical Chemistry and/or Biochemistry. Applications are invited to fill tenure-track positions in Analytical Chemistry and/or Biochemistry to begin as early as Fall Semester 2003. Funding for three positions has been authorized. One senior level position in Analytical Chemistry will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate potential for establishing a vigorous and externally funded research program and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and productive post-doctoral research experience. Further specifications: Analytical Chemistry - Preferred research interests are in the areas of Mass Spectrometry, Surface Analysis, Separations or other analytical techniques complementing departmental research interests in Materials and Biological Chemistry; however, outstanding applicants in other areas will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will be in the Analytical and General Chemistry areas. And/Or Biochemistry - Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to University initiatives in Biotechnology and Proteomics. Research areas can range from Biophysical Chemistry to Molecular Biology. Expertise in the development of state-of-the-art biotechnological methods is desirable. Teaching interests will be in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Applicants should send: (A) an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; (B) a summary of research experience (indicating the applicants most important contributions); (C) detailed plans for future research and grant proposals; (D) a short statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (E) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts of grades; and, (F) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Department Chair. Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to: Dr. Roger B. Gregory, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2002.

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The Department of Chemistry at Northern Arizona University http://www.nau.edu/~chem/ invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in biochemistry, bio-organic or medicinal chemistry to begin August 2003. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, the ability to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the field of expertise, and will be willing to work with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Development of a strong externally funded research program is required. A CV, three letters of recommendation, and brief statements of teaching philosophy and proposed research directions should be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, application review will begin on November 30, 2002. This position is subject to availability of funding.

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Sonoma College, Department of Chemistry. Anticipated Permanent Full-Time Position (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor in the field of Biochemistry. Starting August 25, 2003. Prospective applicants are encouraged to peruse the department's Web page at: http://www.sonoma.edu/Chemistry/. The position will involve teaching the required upper division biochemistry courses, upper-division biochemistry and interdisciplinary laboratory courses, and general chemistry lectures and laboratories. The candidate should also be prepared to establish a research program in his/her specialty and to seek funding to support research involving undergraduate students. In addition to teaching, all faculty have academic advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry or chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry at the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in experimental bioanalytical chemistry, and knowledge of biotechnology. Prior teaching or post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Appointment may be made at the rank of lecturer for candidates who are A.B.D. and are anticipating completion of the doctorate no later than January 22, 2004. At that time, and contingent on a successful performance review, the position will be converted to tenure track. To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s)." Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor. Review of applications will be conducted for those completed applications postmarked by December 2, 2002. If the position is not filled from the initial applications, another review of applications will be conducted for those applications postmarked by January 17, 2003. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Vincent Hoagland, Chair, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: Vin.Hoagland@sonoma.edu, Phone: (707) 664-2334 or 2331. Submit applications to: For electronic submissions: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Note: attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document Format (PDF). For submissions by mail: Faculty Search, Office of the Provost, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Please include two copies of your letter of application and your vita, with one copy of your attachments, for applications mailed to this address. A complete application shall include a letter of application including research interests and teaching philosophy and experience, a curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of recent publications, copies of teaching evaluations (if available) and three letters of recommendation mailed separately by the recommenders. Only one copy of the recommender's letters is needed and they should be mailed to: Chair, Biochemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. 101914: Please Refer to this Number on All Correspondence and Inquiries Regarding this Position.

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The University of Northern Colorado. Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Position #: 20211. Candidate must possess an earned doctorate in chemical education, chemistry, or science education by August 18, 2003, and a bachelor's degree in chemistry or its equivalent. Experience and expertise in chemical education research and scholarship are required. Experience in secondary science teaching is desirable. Candidate must demonstrate accomplishments in, or potential for, high-quality teaching, excellence in research, and successful grant writing. Candidate must also have a record of scholarly publication commensurate with prior experience and activities. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant level in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be an active contributor to the Department's undergraduate (ACS-accredited) and graduate (M.A. in chemistry, M.A. in chemical education and Ph.D. in chemical education) programs. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate chemical education, science education, and chemistry courses appropriate to qualifications. Responsibilities may include off-campus and/or partner school activities. The position requires developing a research program in chemical education for graduate and undergraduate students; maintaining a research program in chemistry for undergraduate students is also desirable. The candidate is expected to secure external funding, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and provide professional service to the University and the discipline. A description of the Department and its faculty is available at http://www.unco.edu/chemist/chem_hp.htm. Starting Date: August 18, 2003. Send complete application to: Dr. Loretta Jones, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639. A complete application includes: a letter of application, resume, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, three reference letters, a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research interests. Evidence of accomplishments in grant writing, publications, teaching effectiveness, and professional service should be included. Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Dr. Loretta Jones, (970-351-1443), lljones@unco.edu or loretta.jones@unco.edu. Federal regulations require that all documents submitted by applicants be retained by the University for a period of one year after candidate selection has occurred. Materials submitted with the original application package will not be returned or copied for applicants.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta is seeking to fill a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Analytical Chemistry to begin July 1, 2003. This ad is directed towards junior or mid-career individuals having exceptional promise for research and teaching excellence. The targeted area is Bioanalytical Chemistry although outstanding applicants in other areas of Analytical Chemistry will be considered. The research of 31 faculty and 160 graduate students in the Department is supported by excellent services, including X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry and high-field NMR laboratories, and departmental electronic, machine, and glassblowing shops. The applicants should submit a complete curriculum vitae and a research proposal by November 29, 2002, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to: Professor Martin Cowie, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Chemistry, Faculty Positions - Physical and Organic. Applications are invited for two tenure-track faculty positions to begin in September 2003: physical chemistry and organic chemistry. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests are a priority (see http://www.chem.umass.edu for information on recent research directions). The search targets the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding applicants for higher ranks will be considered. A later start date may also be possible. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Assistant professor candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent. Senior candidates should send a curriculum vitae and statement of interests. Submit application materials to: Faculty Search Chair (specify Organic or Physical), Department of Chemistry, 701 Lederle Graduate Research Tower, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9336. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 4, 2002 and continue until the position is filled. Final approval is contingent on the availability of funds.

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Grand Valley State University Chemistry Department invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions to begin August 2003. The positions in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemical Education require a Ph.D. The position in Chemical Education requires demonstrated expertise in chemical education, and K-12 experience is strongly desired. The successful candidates must possess a strong interest in undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of courses in the area of expertise as well as directing undergraduate research or scholarly activity appropriate for the discipline. Application review will begin November 1, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a two page summary of proposed scholarship activities that includes instrumentation requirements, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Harvey Nikkel, chair, Chemistry Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

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Tenure-Track Position in Inorganic Chemistry. University of Minnesota, Morris. 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. 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, e-mail: carpenne@mrs.umn.edu.

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The Department of Chemistry at Northern Arizona University http://www.nau.edu/~chem invites applications for a tenure-track position in cancer biochemistry at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 2003. The successful candidate will assist in developing a new cancer research and education partnership with the University of Arizona. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, the ability to provide excellent instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level in the field of expertise, and will be willing to work with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Development of a strong externally funded research program is required. A CV, three letters of recommendation, and brief statements of teaching philosophy and commitment to Native American Student education, and proposed research directions, should be sent to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Box 5698, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, application review will begin on November 30, 2002. This position is subject to availability of funding.

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Sonoma College, Department of Chemistry. Anticipated Permanent Full-Time Position (Tenure-Track) Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Organic Chemistry with Possible Appointment as Department Chair Starting August 25, 2003. The position will involve teaching upper division organic lecture and laboratory courses, interdisciplinary laboratory courses, and general chemistry lectures and laboratories. The candidate should also be prepared to establish a research program in his/her specialty and to seek funding to support research involving undergraduate students. In addition to teaching, all faculty have academic advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in organic chemistry by the time of appointment. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in synthetic chemistry and instrumental analytical methods. Prior teaching or post-doctoral research experience is preferred. Additional requirements for the associate professor/chair position are prior administrative experience, and a history of successful fundraising for curriculum development or instrumentation and undergraduate research. The position of chair of the chemistry department is a faculty position with released time for administrative duties. The chair serves a renewable three-year term. All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level, multi- cultural teaching or clinical experience, and/or significant experience in distance learning program delivery. Appointment may be made at the rank of lecturer for candidates who are A.B.D. and are anticipating completion of the doctorate no later than January 22, 2004. At that time, and contingent on a successful performance review, the position will be converted to tenure track. To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s)." Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor. Review of applications will be conducted for those completed applications postmarked by December 2, 2002. If the position is not filled from the initial applications, another review of applications will be conducted for those applications postmarked by January 17, 2003. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Dr. Vincent Hoagland, Chair, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: Vin.Hoagland@sonoma.edu, Phone: (707) 664-2334 or 2331. Submit applications to: For electronic submissions: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Note: attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document Format (PDF). For submissions by mail: Faculty Search, Office of the Provost, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Please include two copies of your letter of application and your vita, with one copy of your attachments, for applications mailed to this address. A complete application shall include a letter of application including research interests and teaching philosophy and experience, a curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of recent publications, copies of teaching evaluations (if available) and three letters of recommendation mailed separately by the recommenders. Only one copy of the recommender's letters is needed and they should be mailed to: Chair, Organic Chemistry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. 101913: Please Refer to this Number on All Correspondence and Inquiries Regarding this Position.

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