Chemistry Newsletter 11-30-2009

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XXXIII - No. 38 November 30th, 2009

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Professor Robert Hamers Wins the Semiconductor Surfaces, Interfaces, and Nanostructures Prize

Our Department Chair - Professor Bob Hamers is perpetually congratulating department members who win awards for research, teaching, and service. But we just learned that he neglected to congratulate himself on winning the 2009 Semiconductor Surfaces, Interfaces, and Nanostructures Prize! Bob gave a plenary lecture and received the award at the 12th International Conference on the Formation of Semiconductor Interfaces in July in Weimar, Germany. Belated congratulations to Bob!

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Jerry Stamn, Tom Ladell & Bruce Goldade Win L&S Classified Staff Excellence Awards

We're delighted to report that three of our staff have won College of Letters and Science Classified Staff Excellence Awards.  They are:

Jerry Stamn - Supervisor category

Tom Ladell - Blue collar category

Bruce Goldade - Administrative support category

These three are well known to all of you, with Jerry supervising the machine shop, Tom doing Lab Prep work in the general chemistry instructional stockroom, and Bruce as manger of the duplicating center. In fact, chemistry department staff received  an award in all three of the eligible categories for this award. This is a clear recognition of the excellence and dedication that our staff bring to our department.

I'd like to personally take this opportunity to congratulate Jerry, Tom, and Bruce. Additionally, I'd like to acknowledge the many other very deserving staff who didn't win awards this year, but we hope will win awards in the future! All of us in the department appreciate what do you to make this a department to be proud of!

Please join me in congratulating Jerry, Tom, and Bruce. You can reach them by email at: stamn@chem.wisc.edu, ladell@chem.wisc.edu, goldade@chem.wisc.edu.

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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

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

December 15th, 2009 February 16th, 2010 March 16th, 2010
April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

December 8th, 2009 January 19th, 2010 February 2nd, 2010
February 9th, 2010 March 2nd, 2010 March 9th, 2010
April 6th, 2010 April 13th, 2010 May 4th, 2010

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SEMINARS

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., - Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eugenia Turov, Berry Group, Student seminar.

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Friday, December 4th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Anderson, WARF. "Protecting Your Invention - Intellectual Property at UW-Madison"

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - Herb Seminar, 10:00 a.m., Room 5310 Chamberlin. Hong Wen Jiang, UCLA. "Recent Experiments to Probe Individual Spins of Few-Electron Silicon Quantum Dots"

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Friday, December 4th, 2009 - Environmental Chemistry & Technology Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Laboratory, 660 N Park Street. Sam Sibley, EC&T. "Concentration and Molecular Detection of Bovine Adenoviruses for Fecal Source Tracking"

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jennifer Kohler, UT-Southwestern. "Capturing Glycoconjugate Interactions with Metabolically Incorporated Photocrosslinking Sugars"

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., - Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gene Wong, Landis Group, Student Seminar.

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Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dongxu Shu, Tang Group.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William Schneider, University of Notre Dame. "Environmental Catalysis from First Principles"

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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sangtae Kim, Executive Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research.

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Monday, January 25th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Feng Wang, Boston University.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jin Quan Yu, Scripps.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. John Orlando, National Center for Atmospheric Research. "Laboratory Studies of Hydrocarbon Oxidation Mechanisms Under Atmospheric Conditions"

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Anna Hurtley, Yoon Group.

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Waymouth, Stanford University.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Angel E. Garcia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Tuesday, February 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kenneth Caulton, Indiana University.

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Huey, Georgia Tech.

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Brian Parker, Gellman Group.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Stephen Craig, Duke University.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Christiane Alba-Simionesco, Head of Laboratoire Léon Brillouin.

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Wednesday, February 10th,  2010 - Inorganic and Materials Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tobin Marks, Northwestern University.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Elizabeth Tyson, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ephraim Woods III, Colgate University. "Sea Spray from a Molecular Point of View"

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - Ferry Lecture, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Frank Bates, University of Minnesota.

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Miller, Yale University.

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Horia Metiu, University of California Santa Barbara.

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Wednesday, February 24th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A & M.

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 - Pittcon Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yi Cui, Stanford University.

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Thursday, February 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Olga Dykhno, Yoon Group.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Scott Denmark, University of Illinois-Urbana .

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Straub, Boston University.

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Wednesday, March 3rd,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Jeremy Smith, New Mexico State University.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Martin Burke, University of Illinois-Urbana.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Shawn Burdette, University of Connecticut.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Adam Weinstein, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Steve Buchwald, MIT.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Timothy H. Warren, Georgetown University.

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Thursday, March 25th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul White, Stahl Group.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor George Schatz, Northwestern University. "Modeling Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials."

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Wednesday, April 7th,  2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Aaron Sadow, Iowa State.

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Thursday, April 8th,  2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building.  Kelsey Mayer, Gellman Group.

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Friday, April 9th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Luis Echegoyen, Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Science Foundation.

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Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William G. Noid, Penn State University.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Niels H. Damrauer, University of Colorado.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Milstein, Weizmann Institute, Israel.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Yiying Wu, Ohio State University.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - Organic Graduate Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Greg Sorenson, Stahl Group.

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Monday, April 19th, 2010 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dmitri Babikov, Marquette University.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Giovanna Ghirlanda, Arizona State.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joan-Emma Shea, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - Inorganic and Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Geoffrey Coates, Cornell University.

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Roberto De Guzman, The University of Kansas. "NMR Studies of Bacterial Nanoinjectors and Hantaviral Zinc Fingers"

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Tuesday and Wednesday, April 27th and 28th, 2010 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Lecture Series, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel Danishefsky, Sloan Kettering, Columbia University.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Susannah Scott, UC Santa Barbara.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - McElvain Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Millard Alexander, University of Maryland.

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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 - Inorganic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Thomas Brunold, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2010 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Peter Chen, Spelman College.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Stereospecific Synthesis of Conformationally Constrained gamma-Amino Acids: New Foldamer Building Blocks That Support Helical Secondary Structure.

Guo, L; Chi, YG; Almeida, AM; Guzei, IA*; Parker, BK; Gellman, SH*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (44): 16018-+ NOV 11 2009.

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Efficient Construction of Diketopiperazine Macroarrays Through a Cyclative-Cleavage Strategy and Their Evaluation as Luminescence Inhibitors in the Bacterial Symbiont Vibrio fischeri.

Campbell, J; Blackwell, HE*.

JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY 11 (6): 1094-1099 NOV-DEC 2009.

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Mesoporous zirconium oxide nanomaterials effectively enrich phosphopeptides for mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics.

Nelson, CA; Szczech, JR; Xu, QG; Lawrence, MJ; Jin, S*; Ge, Y.

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS (43): 6607-6609 2009.

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Immunoaffinity-based mass spectrometric characterization of the FMRFamide-related peptide family in the pericardial organ of Cancer borealis.

Ma, MM; Sturm, RM; Kutz-Naber, KK; Fu, Q; Li, LJ*.

BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 390 (2): 325-330 DEC 11 2009.

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Infrared Photoactivation Reduces Peptide Folding and Hydrogen-Atom Migration following ETD Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Ledvina, AR; McAlister, GC; Gardner, MW; Smith, SI; Madsen, JA; Schwartz, JC; Stafford, GC; Syka, JEP; Brodbelt, JS; Coon, JJ*.

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION 48 (45): 8526-8528 2009.

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Characterization of the SgcF Epoxide Hydrolase Supporting an (R)-Vicinal Diol Intermediate for Enediyne Antitumor Antibiotic C-1027 Biosynthesis.

Lin, SJ; Horsman, GP; Chen, YH; Li, WL; Shen, B*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (45): 16410-16417 NOV 18 2009.

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Formation of PbS Nanowire Pine Trees Driven by Screw Dislocations.

Lau, YKA; Chernak, DJ; Bierman, MJ; Jin, S*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (45): 16461-16471 NOV 18 2009.

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New Strategies for the Design of Folded Peptoids Revealed by a Survey of Noncovalent Interactions in Model Systems.

Gorske, BC; Stringer, JR; Bastian, BL; Fowler, SA; Blackwell, HE*.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 131 (45): 16555-16567 NOV 18 2009.

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Strategies for Extracting Structural Information from 2D IR Spectroscopy of Amyloid: Application to Islet Amyloid Polypeptide.

Strasfeld, DB; Ling, YL; Gupta, R; Raleigh, DP; Zanni, MT*.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 113 (47): 15679-15691 NOV 26 2009.

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Combining tissue extraction and off-line capillary electrophoresis matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization Fourier transform mass spectrometry for neuropeptide analysis in individual neuronal organs using 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid as a multi-functional agent.

Wang, JH; Jiang, XY; Sturm, RM; Li, LJ*.

JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A 1216 (47): 8283-8288 NOV 20 2009.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None for This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Syracuse University. The Department of Chemistry invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in inorganic chemistry with specialization in the synthesis and characterization of functional materials. Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor will be tenure-track. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a high-quality, externally funded research program, and demonstrate excellence in both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Candidates must complete a Dean/Senior Executive Faculty Application at: http://www.sujobopps.com, and attach a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also send a description of research plans and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Inorganic Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-4100. Review of candidate files will begin January 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.  This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None for This Newsletter

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Please submit all newsletter information or address changes to: goldade@chem.wisc.edu or 262-0293. Thanks.

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