Chemistry Newsletter - 12/22/2003

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter


XXVII - No. 42 December 22th, 2003

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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS CHEERY IN THE LAB OF SHAKHASHIRI

 

The 2003, “Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri” program will be broadcast in Madison on WHA-TV Channel 21 on Thursday, December 25 at 4 pm and Sunday, December 28, at 8 am.

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Newsletter Christmas Break

 

Next week’s newsletter will be the last newsletter of the year. The newsletter will resume weekly publication on 1/5/2004. Thank You.

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Department and Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

Department Meetings - Tuesdays - 1:30 PM - Room 9340 Chemistry

2/10/2004

03/09/2004

04/13/2004

05/11/2004

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

02/03/2004

02/17/2004

03/16/2004

04/20/2004

05/04/2004

05/18/2004

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The Organic cume exams will be given in room 1315 Chemistry Building, 7:00 PM on the following dates:

CUMULATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE 2003-2004

January 8

February 5

March 4

April 1

May 6

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan.

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Krishna Kumar.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gavin MacBeath, Harvard University. “Protein Microarrays: From Functional Genomics to Protein Profiling”

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Friday, January 23rd, 2004 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Liem Dang, Pacific Northwest Labs. “Computational Studies of Liquid Water Interfaces”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Patricia Jennings, University of California, San Diego.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Bei Nie, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, January 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Mary Cloninger, Montana University.

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Gordon, Iowa State. “A Cluster-Based Approach to Solvation”

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marcey Waters, University of North Carolina.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kimberly Kutz, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Justin Murray, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Mark Gordon, Iowa State.

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Thursday, February 12th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Stevenson, University of Texas. “Spatially-Resolved Spectroelectrochemical Imaging of Polymorphous Metal Oxides”

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Thursday, February 12th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ratmir Derda, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Sunney Chan, Caltech. “Protein Folding and Unfolding”

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Thursday, February 19th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Beatriz DeGuia, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Weitao Yang, Duke University.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 - Organic McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Erik Sorensen, Princeton University.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Qiang Fu, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, February 26th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Keunho Kim, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Igal Szleifer, Purdue University.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Greg Swain, Michigan State University. “Optically Transparent Diamond Electrodes for Chemical Analysis”

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Thursday, March 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Eric Hansen, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Meloche Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Kevin Gardner, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Lu Shang, Graduate Student.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Dykhuizen, Graduate Student.

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Monday, March 22nd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben L. Feringa, Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben L. Feringa, Stratingh Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Murray Johnston, University of Delaware. “Mass Spectrometry of Ultrafine Particles: What’s in the Air We Breathe?”

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Thursday, April 1st, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Xu Zhang, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. A. Ravishankara, University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Josheph Lakowicz, University of Maryland.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Chutima Jiarpinitun, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. David Blank, University of Minnesota.

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Huw Davies, SUNY-Buffalo.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2004 - Organic McElvain Industrial Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. William Nugent, Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Michael Fayer, Stanford University. “Hydrogen Bond Dynamics Probed with Ultrafast Infrared Vibrational Echo Correlation Spectroscopy”

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Robert Sheridan, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt University. “Tissue Imaging and Profiling of Proteins by Mass Spectrometry for Discovery in Clinical and Biological Research”

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania.

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kyung Woon Jung, University of Southern Florida.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Analytical Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Carol Robinson, Cambridge University.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Amanda Jones, Graduate Student.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Barry Lenz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Analytical McElvain Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Charles Cantor, Sequenom Inc. “Precise Quantitative Analysis of Nucleic Acids by Mass Spectrometry”

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Thursday, May 6th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Emily Payne, Graduate Student.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2004 - Organic Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Joel Schneider, University of Delaware.

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Analytical Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://analytical.chem.wisc.edu/analytical/writings/Seminars/seminars.html.

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Physical Chemistry Student Seminar abstracts/announcements can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/physical/Home.html.

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Library Series in Chemical Information

 

All sessions held 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Chemistry Library Computer Room, 2361 Chemistry Building*.

 

Monday, January 5 - UW-Madison Libraries: Resources and Services.

Designed for new graduate students and anyone who needs a refresher on library resources, this session introduces the UW-Madison Libraries Web Site (LWS). Learn MadCat search techniques, access important reference and electronic journal resources, and utilize library services such as Book Retrieval, Library Express, and Live Help.

Tuesday, January 6- SciFinder Scholar 2004: Searching the Chemical Literature.

Provides an overview of SciFinder Scholar databases and search features, including structure, substructure, reaction, and research topic. Use of ANALYZE/REFINE for improved retrieval, remote access, and downloading for citation management also covered.

Wednesday, January 7 - Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire v. 6: Searching for Organic, Inorganic and Organometallic Compound Information.

Provides an overview of the Beilstein/Gmelin Crossfire databases and search features, including structure, substructure, reaction, and property data. Modifying record display, combined structure and fact editor searching, exporting information, and client availability will be discussed.

Thursday, January 8 - EndNote, Part 1: Managing Chemistry Literature.

Covers basic EndNote features, including organization of databases and records, searching and sorting records, importing records electronically from MadCat, chemistry databases (Current Contents, SciFinder Scholar, and Web of Science) and preparing bibliographies. Learn how to set up your EndNote database initially to avoid later style formatting hassles.

“EndNote, Part 2” is a hands-on workshop developed for specific research groups and individuals. Contact Emily to schedule this workshop.

Friday, January 9 - Research Notebook Guidelines: WARF Perspective.

Presented by Cheryl Scadlock, Information Specialist, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Learn the “whys” and “hows” of maintaining a detailed laboratory notebook for proving inventorship or first-to-invent.

 

*Note: This presentation meets in Room 2373. Advanced registration required.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Expert in PCR-based DNA Amplification Technologies. HHMI, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, is seeking an individual with good knowledge of various PCR-based techniques for gene amplification for large-scale surveys of gene evolution in various organisms. The successful applicant will have direct experience with PCR, cloning, and sequencing technologies. Informatics experience would be a plus. Minimum degree BS, but a MS or PhD is welcome and salary will be commensurate. This position is anticipated to be required for one year. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and contact details for references to : Dr. Sean Carroll, HHMI, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, 201 Bock Labs, 1525 Linden Dr., Madison , WI 53706, e-mail: sbcarrol@wisc.edu.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Assistant Professor. The University of Central Arkansas Chemistry Department, a thirteen-member ACS-approved department, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the Fall 2004 semester. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in experimental analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry (materials science orientation preferred) at the beginning of the appointment, and have a strong commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level. In addition to courses in analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry, course responsibilities may include general chemistry or chemistry for general education. Scholarly activity, including direction of undergraduate research, is expected. For additional information about the department, university, and surrounding area, please see http://chemistry.uca.edu. Send letter of application including the names, addresses (mail and email), and phone numbers of three current references along with a current cv, graduate transcripts, and brief statements of educational philosophy and of research plans to: Dr. Conrad Stanitski, Department Chair, 205 Laney Hall, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR 72035. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AND/OR JOBS

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Quantum Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University invites applications for the position of postdoctoral research associate to work on a project directed by Professor J. V. Ortiz. A Ph.D in Chemistry, Physics or a related field is required, and previous experience in ab initio quantum chemistry is desirable. The postdoctoral fellow will develop and apply propagator methods of molecular electronic structure. See details of the group’s activities as well as recent publications at: http://www.ksu.edu/chem/personnel/faculty/grad/jvo/ortiz.html.The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and will likely be renewable for a second year depending on mutual agreement and funding. The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and three letters of recommendation to: Professor J. V. Oritz, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University, 111 Willard Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-3701 or via email at: ortiz@ksu.edu. Applications review will begin January 19, 2004 and continue until the position is filled.

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

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NEXT NEWSLETTER IS ON JANUARY 5th, 2004.