Chemistry Newsletter - 11/27/2000

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXIV No. 40 November 27th, 2000

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Analytical Cume Schedule

Students will be notified one week in advance of the location and topic of the cume. For further questions contact Kim Dunford, at 3-4450 or dunford@chem.wisc.edu.

December 2, 2000
February 3, 2001 March 24, 2001 April 14, 2001

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Inorganic Cume Schedule

All cumes will be given at 9 am to Noon in room 2373, the dates are all Saturdays. You will be notified of the topic 10 days before the exam, at that time you will also know which professor is writing/giving the exam. If you have any questions please contact Kristi Heming or Paul Treichel (Chair of Inorganic).

2000
December 9th
2001
February 17th March 24th April 28th

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Organic Cume Schedule

2000-2001 Organic Cumulative Examinations Schedule. All exams will be in Room B371 at 7:30 p.m.

December 7, 2000 January 4, 2001 February 1, 2001
March 1,2001 April 5, 2001 May 3, 2001

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings --- Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 8335 Chemistry

Dec. 5 Jan. 16
Feb. 13 Mar. 6 Apr. 10 May 8

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Finance Committee Meetings --- Tuesdays

1:20 PM - Chairs Office

Nov. 28 Dec. 12 Jan. 9
Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 27
Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3
Apr. 24 May 1 May 15

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SEMINARS

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Monday, November 27th, 2000 - Special Seminar, 1:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Dr. Bogdan Dragnea, JILA U-Colorado. "Chemical Sensing with Near-Field Optical Probes"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Joost Wintterlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut Der MPG. "An atomic View of Processes on Catalyst Surfaces"

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Tuesday, November 28th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Charley Langley, Graduate Student. "Microwave Spectroscopy of Glow Discharges"

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Isabel Echeverria, University of Wisconsin.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2000 - Special Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Dr. Rustem Ismagilov, Harvard University. "Understanding Through Synthesis - From Electron Transfer to Microfluidics"

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Monday, December 4th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Friedrich Kremer, University of Leipzig. "Polymers in Confinement: From the Dynamics of Isolated Polymer Chains to that of Polymer Brushes"

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Tuesday, December 5st, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Friedrich Kremer, Universität Leipzig. "Molecular Dynamics in Confining Geometries: From the Single Molecule to the Liquid State"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1361 Chemistry Building. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard, Academic McElvain Speaker.

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto. "Polymers for Tissue Engineering"

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Tuesday, December 5th, 2000 - Physical Chemistry Student Seminar, 4:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Chris Cheatum, Graduate Student. "Excited State Proton Transfer in 8-Hydroxyquinoline"

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Friday, December 8th, 2000 - Analytical Sciences Seminar, 12:05 p.m., Room B371 Chemistry Building. Professor Hubert Girault, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne. "Non Linear Optical Studies of Proteins Adsorption at Interfaces and of Oligonucleotide Recognition"

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Monday, December 11th, 2000 - Macromolecules Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Glen Kwon, UW Madison, Pharmacy Department. "Micellar Polymers in Drug Delivery"

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2000 - Chemical Engineering Seminar, 3:55 p.m., Room 1227 Engineering Hall. Mr. Richard Peters, University of Wisconsin. "Self-Assembling Resists for Nanofabrication"

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For Industrial Positions, see the Chemistry Career Services Newsletter at:

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http://www.chem.wisc.edu/areas/careers/7news.html

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AAAS Science & Technology Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announces the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships for 2001-2002. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in any physical, biological or social science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field, and be U.S. citizens. Fellows will be placed in the Congress, NSF, NIH, FDA, EPA, or the Departments of State, Defense or Justice, and have opportunities to contribute to the public policy-making process of the federal government. Stipends for the fellowship year (beginning 9/1/01) typically range from $48,000 to $52,000. For application instructions and further information, visit the AAAS web site at: http://www.Fellowships.aaas.org, send e-mail to science_policy@aaas.org, or write to: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Programs,1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005. The application deadline is January 10, 2001.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Northern State University, Aberdeen SD is seeking someone with at least a Masters in chemistry or biochemistry, preferably an ABD or PhD to teach one of the combinations below:

  • a non-science major freshman chemistry course with labs plus two labs for the science major general chemistry course or
  • an introductory biochemistry class with lab plus a non-science major freshman chemistry course with labs.

This would be a full time contact for the spring 2001 semester beginning January 11th. This position will be advertised as a tenure track position to begin in the fall of 2001. For additional information contact: Dwayne Rehfeld, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South Dakota, e-mail: rehfeldd@northern.edu, phone: 605-626-2471.

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The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of Research Associate to work in the research group directed by Professor Keith R. Buszek. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field is required, and previous experience in synthetic organic chemistry or natural products total synthesis is needed. An understanding of bioorganic chemistry and experience with fluorescent probes would be a plus. The Research Associate will be working with the multi-step synthesis of small organic molecules for the identification of novel new drug candidates, details of which can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/chem/faculty/Buszek.html. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, renewed annually consistent with funding and satisfactory performance, with a salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and at least two letters of recommendation by 12/22/00 to: Professor Keith R. Buszek, Department of Chemistry, 111 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-3701.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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The Department of Chemistry, in association with the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), at San Diego State University seeks to fill a tenure-track position in chemistry education at the assistant professor level. Candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a Ph.D. degree with an M.S. in chemistry or the equivalent. The candidate will be expected to develop a research program that investigates learning in chemistry at the university level and that attracts external funding. The primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach physical science to pre-service teachers in an inquiry-oriented classroom environment and also to participate in teaching lower division university chemistry courses. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in the doctoral program in chemistry offered jointly with the University of California, San Diego and the doctoral program in mathematics and science education offered jointly with the San Diego State University Center for Research in Mathematics and Science, web: http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE, and the University of California, San Diego. Applicants must submit: (a) a cover letter which includes a statement of 1) teaching experience and philosophy and 2)research experience; (b) relevant reprints, if available; (c) a complete curriculum vitae; (d) a description of research plans with an estimated equipment budget; and must arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chemistry Education Search Committee Chair Department of Chemistry San Diego State University San Diego, CA 92182-1030. Review of applications will begin on January 8th, 2001 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is seeking applications for a tenure track position in science education. Rank is open, with preference given to assistant professor rank. ABDs will be considered. Responsibilities include supervision of teacher interns, teaching Methods and Materials for Teaching Science in the Secondary School, teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom and an active research program in science education. Qualifications: Doctorate degree in science education, science, or related disciplines. Excellence in teaching and communication skills (previous K-12 classroom experience desirable). Previous knowledge of grant writing is preferable. Evidence of scholarly research and activities in science education. Ability to incorporate computers and technology into classroom instruction. Starting date is August, 2001. The search committee will begin reviewing applications January 31, 2001, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, a three page description of a proposed research program, and contact information from four references to: Chair, Sci-Ed Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Arkansas State University, P. O. Box 419, State University, Arkansas 72467-419.

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The Department of Chemistry at Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the Position of Department Chair. The Faculty seeks an individual who will provide innovative and energetic leadership with strong administration skills and a demonstrated commitment to research and education. The successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree, have an established and recognized reputation in research, and be capable of contributing vision and leadership to many University wide research and education growth areas. Consideration of applications will begin December 7, 2000 and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including curriculum vitae and three contacts for reference should be sent to: Professor Joseph Kolis, Department of Chemistry, Hunter Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0973. Electronic submissions accepted at: kjoseph@clemson.edu, TEL: 864/656-5027; the Department web page is: http://chemistry.clemson.edu/.

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California State University, Fresno, Physical Chemistry, Tenure-track faculty position, web: http://www.csufresno.edu/AcademicAffairs/aps/vacancy/vacancy.html at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2001. Outstanding candidates in any area of physical chemistry are sought and those with research interests in environmental chemistry and post-doctoral experience are preferred. Submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, unofficial transcripts, and arrange for 3 Letters of Reference to be sent: Dr. Kin Ng, Search Chair, Department of Chemistry, California State University - Fresno, M/S - SB 70, Fresno, Ca. 93740-8034. Applications post-marked by January 8, 2001 will receive full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.

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Applications are invited for two positions in the Chemistry Department of the University of Connecticut. Applicants in any area of Organic Chemistry will be considered, though research interests in synthesis, applications of NMR, or bioorganic are of particular interest. The successful applicants should have postdoctoral experience and will be expected to develop a nationally-competitive research program while simultaneously maintaining excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointments are anticipated to begin with the Fall 2001 semester, preferably at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but outstanding candidates at a higher level will be considered. A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, full description of research plans, a budget for research start-up and a brief statement of teaching interests. Send applications to: Professor Gary A. Epling, Head, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, U-60, 55 N. Eagleville Rd., Storrs, CT 06269-3060. Candidates also should arrange for three or more letters of reference to be sent. Screening will begin on Nov. 28 and continue until the position is filled; early applications would be appreciated.

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The University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of chemical education, starting Fall 2001. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level; however, other highly qualified applicants will be considered. Applicant must be committed to excellence in teaching at all levels, and to establishing a vigorous, externally funded, nationally recognized program in chemical education. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in chemistry, chemical education, or the equivalent. Submit a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and detailed research plans. Candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to: Chemical Education Faculty Search Committee, Chemistry Department, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203-5070. Review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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None Available for this Newsletter

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