Chemistry Newsletter - 11/11/2002

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVI - No. 38 November 11th, 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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Dr. Martha Vestling, director of the Mass Spectroscopy Facility, has been chosen as an invited speaker for this year's International Mass Spectroscopy Conference that is being held in Uruguay. In fact, she is the only person from the United States who has been invited to speak to this conference this year. It is an honor that reflects her esteem within the mass spectroscopy community and we are delighted that she is one of us. So on behalf of the Department, Congratulations Martha.

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The 33rd Annual Presentation of.....

"Once Upon A Christmas Cheery In The Lab Of Shakhashiri!"

Details can be found in the flyer at the end of this newsletter!!

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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

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

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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***** CANCELLED ***** Tuesday, November 12th, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, UC San Diego.

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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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*****CANCELLED*****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 14th, 2002 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 2:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beth Nichols, Graduate Student.

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Friday, November 14th, 2002 - Anatomy Department Seminar, Noon, Room 341 Bardeen, (Anatomy Library). Dr. Geraldine Seydoux, John Hopkins University. "Making a difference: Establishment of Embryonic Polarity in C. Elegans"

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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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Thursday, November 21st, 2002 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 4:00 p.m., Room 8335, Chemistry Building. Harald Morgner, University of California-San Diego. "Molecular structure of liquid surfaces."

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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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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2002 - Physical Chemistry Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Francisco, Purdue University. "Structure and Reactivity of Open-Shell Complexes: New Frontiers in Atmospheric Chemistry"

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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 - Anatomy Department Seminar, 4 p.m., Room 140 Bardeen, (Anatomy Library). Dr. Aaron Fox, University of Chicago. "Stories from Different Kinds of Secretory Systems"

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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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Thurau CT; Ediger MD.

Spatially heterogeneous dynamics during physical aging far below the glass transition temperature.

JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS 2002, Vol 40, Iss 21, pp 2463-2472.

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Jacobsen JJ; Moore JW; Browne LM; Zimmerman JF.

Chemistry comes alive!, volume 6 - Abstract of Special Issue 30, a CD-ROM of laboratory techniques.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION 2002, Vol 79, Iss 11, pp 1381-+.

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Yang ZQ; Puffer EB; Pontrello JK; Kiessling LL.

Synthesis of a multivalent display of a CD22-binding trisaccharide.

CARBOHYDRATE RESEARCH 2002, Vol 337, Iss 18, pp 1605-1613.

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Jagannathan K; Chang RW; Yethiraj A.

A Monte Carlo study of the self-assembly of bacteriorhodopsin.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL 2002, Vol 83, Iss 4, pp 1902-1916.

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Wegner GJ; Lee HJ; Corn RM.

Characterization and optimization of peptide arrays for the study of epitope-antibody interactions using surface plasmon resonance imaging.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 2002, Vol 74, Iss 20, pp 5161-5168.

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Landis CR; Rosaaen KA; Uddin J.

Heavy-atom kinetic isotope effects, cocatalysts, and the propagation transition state for polymerization of 1-hexene using the rac-(C2H4(1-indenyl)(2))ZrMe2 catalyst precursor.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 124, Iss 41, pp 12062-12063.

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Liu YX; Ballweg D; Muller T; Guzei IA; Clark RW; West R.

Chemistry of the aromatic 9-germafluorenyl dianion and some related silicon and carbon species.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2002, Vol 124, Iss 41, pp 12174-12181.

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Herbert JM; Harriman JE.

Extensivity and the contracted Schrodinger equation.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 2002, Vol 117, Iss 16, pp 7464-7471.

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Rich DH; Bursavich MG; Estiarte MA.

Discovery of nonpeptide, peptidomimetic peptidase inhibitors that target alternate enzyme active site conformations.

BIOPOLYMERS 2002, Vol 66, Iss 2, pp 115-125.

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Copyright © 2002 Institute for Scientific Information

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Sea Grant Request for Proposals 2004-06

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for the next two-year grant period beginning March 1, 2004. The process involves two steps: (1) a faculty member must submit a preproposal by December 9, 2002 (Guidelines for Preproposals are available at: http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/funding/FundingInfo/grantopps.asp) and (2) faculty members whose preproposals are accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due May 1, 2003.

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Tenth Annual National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Summer Research Experiences

The Tenth Annual National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is currently accepting applications from qualified undergraduates. The eight-week internship is available to registered undergraduate science and engineering majors at one of three NHMFL sites. A generous stipend, housing allowance, and travel support are offered to those accepted. Students work closely with a faculty mentor becoming fully integrated into the science and engineering activities of the laboratory during their internships. To support their research, students are expected to attend lectures, seminars, and workshops facilitated by the Center for Integrating Research and Learning, which represents educational programs at the NHMFL. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) is one of only nine facilities of its kind in the world. The 3-campus laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida and is operated by Florida State University (FSU), the University of Florida (UF), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with distinguished faculty and world-class facilities at all three sites. The research facilities offer users from around the world unprecedented opportunities to explore science at the extremes of magnetic field, pressure, and temperature. Students can access applications and acceptance criteria at http://reu.magnet.fsu.edu. If students do not have easy access to this process, please let me know and a print copy of the application will be mailed. If you have any other questions or need more information, please contact: Gina LaFrazza-Hickey, Education Specialist, Center for Integrating Research and Learning, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1800 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310, (850) 645-0033, (850) 644-5818 (FAX).

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2003-2004 Science Program Fellowship at the Stanford University Center for International Security & Cooperation

Applications for the 2003-2004 Science Program Fellowship at the Stanford University Center for International Security & Cooperation. The Science Fellows Program offers natural scientists and engineers an opportunity to explore the policy dimensions of a research topic of their choosing in an interdisciplinary environment. The complete announcement can be obtained at our Web site http://cisac.stanford.edu/ by clicking on the "Fellowship" area. Under the heading Applications and Information you may click on "application" and print the application form. Application deadline date is February 15, 2003. Fellowship dates are September 1, 2003-July 31, 2004. (Other Stanford fellowships are announced at our Web site.) For announcement and application to be mailed, send request to Barbara Platt (barbara.platt@stanford.edu). Applications and additional information this fellowship can be found in Chemistry room 1146.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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UW-Whitewater. Academic Staff, Rank of Lecturer. Sabbatical Replacement Spring Semester. Starting Date: January 19, 2003. Ph.D. (or ABD) in Chemistry required. Particular expertise in modern analytical chemistry. Demonstrable student rapport. It is also assumed that the successful candidate will be committed to rigorous standards in the areas of safe laboratory practice and waste disposal. The position will primarily involve teaching the courses of an Analytical Chemist on sabbatical leave. The successful candidate will teach Instrumental Analysis and Introductory Chemistry laboratories. Credentials should be submitted to: Dr. Philip T. Johns, Chair, Department of Chemistry, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190 (email: johnsp@uww.cdu - inquiries only, no applications) http://academics.uww.edu/chemistry/cheni.html http://www.uww.edu/admin/employmt/employ.htm. Credentials must include a letter of application, vita, an educational summary, all relevant professional experience (including teaching, postdoctoral, industrial, etc.), copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. (Transcript photocopies are acceptable for initial application.) Applicants must initiate the submission of recommendation letters. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released on request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Incomplete credential files cannot be considered.

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The University of Wisconsin (UW) Oshkosh (http://www.uwosh.edu/) invites applications and nominations for an administrative position in the Office of the Dean, College of Letters and Science. The successful candidate will administer the UW System Women and Science Program and the UW-Oshkosh Science Outreach Program. This is a continuing full-time, ten-month position with responsibilities divided equally between the two programs. The UW System Women and Science Program (http://www.uwosh.edu/wis/) mission is to attract and retain women and minority students in science, mathematics, and engineering (SME) by improving the quality of undergraduate science education for all students. The Program organizes multiple workshops that focus on faculty development in SME fields in order to increase the number of faculty members nationally and throughout the UW system who are knowledgeable about gender and learning issues in the classroom and who use student-active pedagogies. Activities include the national Curriculum Reform Institute held in June. The significance and quality of the Program was confirmed by its selection as a 2001 recipient of a Hesburgh Certificate of Excellence. The Program Director will work closely with the UW System Women's Studies Consortium and a System-wide Advisory Board. UW-Oshkosh Science Outreach (http://www.uwosh.edu/science_outreach/) provides continuing education for teachers of the region and the nation, as well as hands-on science experiences for K-12 students. The objectives of these programs are to improve science instruction and accessibility at the K-12 levels. The staff work closely with state teacher organization and with other UW System science-related outreach programs. Ph.D. in mathematics, science or engineering or Ph.D. in mathematics or science education with demonstrated capability in mathematics or science research; teaching experience; and expertise in gender, race and ethnicity issues in science. Qualifications, preferred: Success in obtaining extramural grants in science education; outreach experience, and/or administrative experience. Coordination and development of both programs; communication and interaction with faculty, staff and administrators at UW-Oshkosh, other UW System campuses, and in school districts in Wisconsin: seeking external funding; and representing the programs locally and nationally. Upon request, provide consulting services to UW system institutions and to colleges and universities nationwide. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date is August 1, 2003, or as soon thereafter as possible. Application deadline: January 3, 2003. For additional information, contact Dr. Fran Garb, Chair of Search and Screen Committee at fgarb@uwsa.edu or 608-263-9939. Send letter of application, resume, three current letters of recommendation and transcripts (official or photocopy) to: Mary Comperini-Stoffel, UWS Women and Science Program, UW-Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8647.

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UW-Whitewater. Academic Staff. Rank of Lecturer. Starting date of January 19, 2003. Non tenure-track one year half - time appointment. Subject to renewal contingent upon performance. Minimum of M.S. in Chemistry or equivalent preparation. Applications from any area of Chemistry. Expertise in the instructional use of computers is expected. Competitive. Dependent upon qualifications and experience. The position will primarily involve instructional responsibilities in the freshman laboratories and Organic Laboratory. Average of 12 contact hours per week. Applicants will be expected to contribute to course development. Credentials should be submitted to: Dr. Philip T. Johns, Chair, Department of Chemistry, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190 (email - johnsp@uww.edu - inquiries only, no applications) http://academics.uww.edu/chemistry/chem.html, http://www.uww.edu/admin/employmt/employ.htm. Credentials must include a letter of application, vita, an educational summary, all relevant professional experience (including teaching, postdoctoral, industrial, etc.), copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. (Transcript photocopies are acceptable for initial application.) Applicants must initiate the submission of recommendation letters. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released on request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Incomplete credential files cannot be considered.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth invite applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position (assistant, or associate professor) with summer salary support. This new position is the result of an expansion of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and can begin as early as June, 2003. The Department of Chemistry will be the tenure home with a joint appointment in the College of Pharmacy. The successful candidate is expected to develop excellence in research and contribute effectively to the teaching of biochemistry, advising and service responsibilities of the chemistry and pharmacy programs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry or a related discipline (biophysics, chemical biology, etc.) and post-doctoral experience. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or medicinal chemistry and research interests that complement existing strengths in Biochemistry (http://www.d.umn.edu/chem/ and http://www.d.umn.edu/medweb/biochem/) and Medicinal Chemistry (http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu) are preferred. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist with other faculty in the College of Science and Engineering, the U.S. EPA Research Laboratory, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine, Duluth and the Academic Health Center (UMTC). Terms of Contract: Regular 9-month tenure-track. Complete applications will be reviewed starting December 2, 2002, and will be accepted until position is filled. Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a research proposal. In addition, applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Dr. Robert M. Carlson, Chair, Pharmacy Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1039 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812, fax: (218) 726-7394, email: rcarlson@d.umn.edu, web: http://www.d.umn.edu/chem.

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Organic Chemistry, beginning Fall 2003. This is part of a strategic plan to recruit nationally recognized teachers and scholars to UMKC's faculty. The position requires a Ph. D. in Chemistry, strong commitment to research, and the potential to attract external support. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S. and interdisciplinary Ph. D. degrees. Interested applicants should send a cover letter identifying the position applied for, a vitae, a short description of research plans, and transcripts, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to address below in care of: Chairman of Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri-Kansas City 5100 Rockhill Road Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2499, Phone: 816-235-2273, Fax: 816-235-5502, E-mail: doven@umkc.edu Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at American University is recruiting a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Environmental Analytical Chemistry beginning the fall semester of 2003. Qualifications: Ph.D. required, post-doctoral and previous teaching experience preferred. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate and graduate analytical/environmental courses in the university's General Education, Chemistry or Environmental Science Programs; conduct research and develop a strong publication record; advise students; mentor women and minority students; perform department and university service. Some flexibility in research and teaching area is possible, particularly with strong minority candidates. Our proximity to NIH, NIST, NASA, etc. strengthens our research programs; candidates that show a strong ability to establish collaborative research arrangements will have an advantage. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, outline of research interests, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Tenure Track Chemistry Search, American University, 4400 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016-8014. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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St. Lawrence University. A tenure-track assistant professorship is available for a Ph.D. chemist with specialization in inorganic chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to teach advanced inorganic chemistry, contribute to an advanced physical-inorganic lecture/laboratory course and participate extensively in the teaching of general chemistry. We seek an individual who can think creatively about the shape of the introductory experience in chemistry, one who will bring a desire to experiment pedagogically in lecture and lab to assist the department in the continuing evolution of the introduction to the major. All chemistry majors participate in a senior research project. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a productive research program to which undergraduate students can make significant contributions. The department houses an impressive array of instrumental and computational resources for the support of teaching and research. Details and additional information are available at our web site (http://www.it.stlawu.edu/~chem). Interested candidates should submit CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Professor Larry French, Chair, Department of Chemistry, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, e-mail: lfrench@stlawu.edu. To ensure full consideration of your application, all materials should be received by Dec. 1, 2002.

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The University of Central Florida Department of Chemistry invites applications for tenure-track positions in analytical chemistry and chemistry education at the assistant professor rank. Candidates with experience and outstanding records may be considered at the associate professor level. The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to develop productive and externally funded research programs. For the analytical chemistry position, a Ph. D. in analytical chemistry is required and postdoctoral or equivalent experience is preferred. Excellent opportunities exist for research collaborations in the areas of spectroscopy, optics, surface science, forensic science and environmental chemistry. For the chemical education position, a Ph.D. in chemistry/chemical education is required and postdoctoral or equivalent experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to education and curriculum evolution. This person will be responsible for directing and developing the freshman program and their teaching assignments will be within this program. Demonstrated teaching ability, familiarity with modern computer and technology-based pedagogy and assessment, and documented scholarly achievement in chemical education are desired. Research cooperation with faculty in the College of Education and public school systems is encouraged. The Department offers an ACS approved B. S. degree, a M. S. degree and will begin a Ph.D. program in chemistry in Fall 2003. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and research interests including an appropriate research proposal, and three letters of recommendations to: Dr. Glenn Cunningham, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-2366. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2002 and will continue until the positions are filled. Interviews could begin on November 20, 2002.

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Bowling Green State University. Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar in Photochemical Sciences. The primary function of this position is to develop the research environment in the Department of Chemistry in the area of photochemistry and related fields. The appointee is expected to have established an outstanding research career as evidenced by publications in refereed journals and significant funding from extramural agencies. Applicants may currently hold the rank of Professor or Associate Professor or have earned the equivalent rank in a government laboratory or industrial organization. This position will add a principal member to the Center for Photochemical Sciences. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Chemistry or a related field and demonstrate a record of accomplishment in a research area in/or related to photochemistry. Applicants must have a demonstrated record in obtaining significant extramural funding for research and a documented record of effective teaching or a demonstrated potential for instructional expertise. Competitive for rank and experience. Full benefits. Nine-month contract. Starting date is September 15, 2003. Inquiries, nominations and applications (including a letter indicating the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and research plans) should be directed to: Faculty Search Committee Department of Chemistry Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Initial screening of credentials will begin December 31, 2002, but nominations and applications will be accepted and receive full consideration until the position is filled.

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The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites outstanding applicants in the area of biotechnology, biochemistry and bio-organic chemistry, for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, starting fall 2003. Candidates must be committed to teaching all aspects of undergraduate chemistry, including general, organic and biochemistry. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to curriculum development, and will be expected to help build an undergraduate program in Biotechnology (pending administrative approval). A PhD and effective communication skills are required. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. However, applications from senior candidates will be considered for higher rank. Primarily a 4-year undergraduate institution, we emphasize excellence in teaching. Applied research involving undergraduate students, and consulting, are encouraged. Opportunities for academic research are dependent on the initiatives of the faculty member. Submit a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. A. Schenstrom (schenstr@msoe.edu), Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202. http://www.msoe.edu. The selection process will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Robert F. Curl of the Chemistry Department at Rice University is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow in the in the field of infrared spectroscopy of free radicals to begin approximately June 1, 2003. In one type of experiment, a suitable precursor for the radical of interest is flash photolyzed by an excimer laser and the transient infrared absorption of radical produced is observed using a tunable, cw IR laser probe. The probe laser is a difference frequency source. In another kind of experiment, the spectra of radicals in a supersonic jet are obtained. Jet cooling reduces spectral congestion permitting the investigation of larger radicals. For somewhat more information see http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~rfcurl/ and linked pages. This position requires extensive experience with lasers and the normal technology of Chemical Physics. Previous experience working with cw tunable lasers is desirable. To be eligible for this position, a person must have received the doctorate within four years of June 1, 2003. Please send a resume and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Robert Curl, Chemistry Department, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005-1892, USA, e-mail: friend@rice.edu by December 1, 2002.

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Postdoctoral position in theoretical chemical physics at the University of Rochester. One year with a possible extension to a second year. Starting date is flexible. Research topics: Design and simulation of multidimensional femtosecond spectroscopic probes of structure and electronic and vibrational dynamics of biomolecules and protein folding; Single-molecule spectroscopy; Developing time-dependent density matrix/density functional algorithms for electronic structure and excitations; Many-body theory of nonlinear optical processes in dendrimers, chromophore aggregates, organic and semiconductor nanostructures; Nonlinear x-ray spectroscopy molecules; Biological Electron and Energy Transfer. To apply: Send a curriculum vitae, publication list and arrange for two or three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Shaul Mukamel, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester; P.O. Box 270216, Rochester, New York 14627-0216, Telephone: (585) 275-3080, Fax: (585) 506-0205, Email: mukamel@chem.rochester.edu, Web site: http://www.chem.rochester.edu/Faculty/Mukamel.html.

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