Chemistry Newsletter 11/23/2009

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XXXIII - No. 37 November 23rd, 2009

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Danny Fredrickson Receives NSF Career Award
We're pleased to announce that Professor Danny Fredrickson has been informed that he will be receiving an NSF CAREER Award!! The CAREER awards are extremely prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. They include a five-year grant from NSF. Please join us in congratulating Danny on this recognition of his research and teaching!!
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Pictorial History of Shakhashiri Christmas Shows
A brief pictorial history of ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI is on display in the enclosed case near room 1145 of the Chemistry Building (first floor of the Shain Research Tower). All tickets for the 40th anniversary program on December 5 and 6 have been issued. If you received a ticket and you no longer wish to use it, please notify Patti Puccio (patti@chem.wisc.edu) as soon as possible so that the ticket can be given to the next person on the waiting list. Wisconsin Public Television will record the program for later telecasts on PBS and cable stations. Air times in Wisconsin are:  1:00 p.m., Monday, December 21, 1:30 p.m.,Thursday, December 24, and 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 28. Check local listings for telecast times elsewhere around the country.
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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

November 24th, 2009 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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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Patricia L. Clark, University of Notre Dame. "Vectorial Folding During Translation Alters Protein Folding Mechanisms"
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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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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lindsay Fay - Gellman Group.
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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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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, 2010 -  Inorganic 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 L‚on 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 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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Call for Nominations for UW System Outstanding Women of Color Awards
Celebrate the Contributions and Accomplishments of UW-Madison's Outstanding Women of Color, 2009-10. DEADLINE - Tuesday, 1 December 2009. Please nominate your candidate/s for the UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award (one award); and/or the UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards (multiple awards).
The UW System Award will be given to a woman of color who has:

  • worked in the areas of women's studies scholarship and activism, especially as she has served to improve the status and climate for women, particularly women of color;
  • advocated for women, particularly women of color;
  • consistently demonstrated her ability to rally diverse forces together to advance the agenda of women, particularly that of women of color;
  • created positive changes at the institutional level, i.e., curriculum development and infusion, receiving grants, and mentoring women; and;
  • demonstrated an understanding of the interplay of family and community and culture in the lives of women of color.

Now in its 15th year, the UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Awards are given to nominees from each System institution, including UW-Madison. This year's System-sponsored award ceremony and luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010, as the closing event of the 34th annual conference of the UW System Women's Studies Consortium scheduled on April 16-17, 2010 at the James R. Connor University Center on UW-Whitewater campus. The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards will recognize students (undergraduate, graduate or in the professional schools), staff in the Classified or Academic (Instructional or Non-Instructional) systems, members of the faculty, or of the Madison community who have achieved excellence in the areas of:

  • social justice, activism and advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged, marginalized populations
  • community service
  • scholarly research, writing, speaking and/or teaching on race, ethnicity and indigeneity in US society;
  • community building on- or off-campus for an inclusive and respectful environment.

How to nominate: Prepare a nomination packet including the following:

  1. A Letter of Nomination;
  2. An additional letter of support from nominee's colleague (student, staff, faculty or community member);
  3. The nominee's updated curriculum vitae;
  4. A publishable photo (head shot).

Send the nomination packet in print or electronic format by Tuesday, 1 December 2009 to: Jane Dymond, 109 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Dr., Madison WI 53706, e-mail: jdymond@provost.wisc.edu.
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Taking the next Step 2010 Teaching and Learning Symposium - May 19-20, 2010 - Pyle Center. Deadline: January 15, 2010.
This year's Teaching and Learning Symposium will provide answers to the question:  "What are next steps YOU can take to improve your teaching and the learning of your students here at the UW-Madison?" We all have the best intentions to improve the work we do as educators, but a number of challenges can stand in our way; there never seems to be enough time or resources to experiment with new methods, students often seem  resistant to approaches that break from traditional models of instruction,  we worry over the amount of work involved and frequently fall into ruts and routines despite our best intentions. This year, the Teaching and Learning Symposium will focus on "taking the next step" and moving from good intentions to action. We seek proposals from faculty, staff, post-docs and graduate students for engaging sessions that build on research, help colleagues make improvements based on past experiences, highlight current and future campus initiatives, and focus on ways we can take the next step to put good ideas into action within and outside the classroom. Proposed presentations should be in one of the following formats:

  • 60-minute conference sessions (to be held at the Pyle Center, May 19 and themorning of May 20);
  • Post-conference workshops (e.g., hands-on or experiential sessions hosted at the Pyle Center or a location other than the conference site the afternoon of May 20). Specifically, we are looking for proposals that address:
  • Actions which new and experienced teachers can take to promote deeper learning;
  • Approaches to enhance learning through excellence and inclusivity;
  • Strategies that apply research and the scholarship of teaching and learning to the learning experience;
  • Methods to assess student learning and examples of using assessment data to improve teaching and learning;
  • Strategies we can use to align our classes with the essential learning outcomes and high impact practices:http://www.provost.wisc.edu/content/WI_Exp_ELOs.pdf and https://tle.wisc.edu/tleblogs/ambrower/high-impact-educational-practices...
  • Steps we can take to employ technology-enhanced learning.

To submit a proposal go to: http://www.learning.wisc.edu/tlsymposium/ and complete the proposal form for either a conference session or post-conference workshop. More information is available at this website as well. For additional information, contact Mo Noonan Bischof, 265-4413 or mabischof@wisc.edu.
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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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Rowan University. Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, (full-time, tenure-track position) Contingent upon funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and laboratories (majors and non-majors) and performing and maintaining active research and involving students in scholarly activities. Teaching assignments may include courses in freshman chemistry, chemistry for non-science majors, physical chemistry and biophysical chemistry as well as advanced courses in the candidate's specialty. See our web page at: http://www.rowan.edu/chemistry/. A Ph.D. in Physical/Biophysical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be required to teach chemistry at all levels, initiate and pursue a research program involving undergraduate students, and have outstanding communication skills. Experience in undergraduate education and post-doctoral research are desirable. The application should include a resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, plans for research at Rowan University, graduate transcripts (copy acceptable) and three letters of recommendation. Starting date: September 1, 2010. Salary range: Competitive. Additional information can be found at: http://www.rowan.edu. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the following programs: BS in Chemistry (ACS Approved), BS in Biochemistry, BS in Physical Sciences with specializations in Chemistry or Physics and BA in Chemistry. The Department presently consists of ten tenure-track faculty lines. Equipment includes: FT-IR, GC/MS, LC/MS, ICP/MS, FT-NMR, HPLC, GC, AA, CD, Fluorimeter, SEM, AFM, STM, SPR, GPC, DSC, TGA, UV-Vis, stopppedflow/quenchflow CD, phosphor storage scanner, PCR, protein gel electrophoresis, DNA Sequencer and more. The Department is housed in a new $44M science building. Review of applications begins October 15, 2009 and continues until position is filled. Send information to: Dr. Catherine Yang, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701, yang@rowan.edu.
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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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