Chemistry Newsletter 9/28/2009

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XXXIII - No. 29 September 28th, 2009

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Professor Ralph F. Hirschmann, 1922-2009

An article written by Emeritus Professor Daniel H. Rich, a retrospective of our distinguished alumnus  Emeritus Professor Ralph F. Hirschmann, Professor of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, appeared in the ACS Chemical Biology magazine. The title of the article is: "A Perspective". The link to the ACS website is: http://pubs.acs.org/journal/acbcct. The direct link to the article is: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/cb900208u.

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2009 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings

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

October 20th, 2009 November 17th, 2009 December 15th, 2009 February 16th, 2010
March 16th, 2010 April 20th, 2010 May 11th, 2010

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

October 6th, 2009 October 13th, 2009
November 3rd, 2009 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, September 29th, 2009 - Richard B. Bernstein Lectureship, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ahmed Zewail, California Institute of Technology. "Exploring at the Interface of Physicaland Biological Sciences"

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albrecht Berkessel, Universitat zu Koln, Germany. "Asymmetric Organo Catalysis by HydrogenBonding Networks"

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Friday, October 2nd,  2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 2:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Vassiliy Lubchenko, University of Houston. "Intrinsic Connection between the Structureand Electronic Anomalies of Vitreous Matter"

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Monday, October 5th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Institute Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building.  David Luckhaus, University of British Columbia. "Hydrogen Exchange Tunneling:  Large CurvatureReaction Path Dynamics"

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Douglass Klumpp, Northern Illinois University. "New Chemistry with Superelectrophiles"

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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ruth Signorell, The University of British Columbia. "Vibrational Excitons in Aerosol Spectroscopy"

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Thursday, October 8th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Grim - Kiessling Group.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Slavi Sevov, Notre Dame.

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Monday, October 12th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. "Landscapes of Matter"

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. "Recent Successes of the Energy Landscape Theory of Protein Folding"

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 - Theoretical Chemistry Joseph O. Hirschfelder Lecture, 2:00 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Peter Wolynes, University of California, San Diego. "The Theory of Glasses"

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Teresa Beary - Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben King, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ron Elber, The University of Texas at Austin. "Long Time Dynamics of Biomolecules by Milestoning: Application to Myosin"

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Karen Goldberg, University of Washington.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Gail Fanucci.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Ryan Weber - Mahanthappa Group.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tianquan Lian, Emory University. "Ultrafast Charge Transfer at Molecule/Quantum dot Interface -- Towards Multi-Exciton Dissociation"

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Heather Dasaire, University of Kansas-Lawrence.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Albert Padwa, Emory.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Dr. Ben Ocko, Brookhaven National Lab. "Equilibrium-Surface Freezing of Liquids"

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Tim Jamison, MIT.

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry McElvain Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 ChemistryBuilding. Professor Ronald Breslow, Columbia University. "The Origin of Homochirality on Prebiotic Earth"

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 - Analytical Chemistry Seminar, 12:15 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Arne Gericke, Kent State University.

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Friday, November 6th, 2009 - Chemistry Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Paul DeLuca, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ben McCall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Astrochemistry: From H3+ to C60"

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Joseph Gerdt - Blackwell Group.

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Marsha Lester, University of Pennsylvania. "Dynamical Outcomes of Quenching: Reflections on a Conical Intersection"

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 - Organic Student Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Aaron McCoy - Mecozzi Group.

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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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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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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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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Keith Fagnou, University of Ottawa.

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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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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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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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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, Leon Brillouin.

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

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Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Announces its 2010 Sessions and Call for Applications

This Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies - consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council - is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy.  Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply. The program takes place in Washington, D.C. and is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the criteria. However, non-U.S. citizens must be currently enrolled in a U.S. university and have proof of holding a valid J-1 or F-1 status. Session Dates: Winter/Spring: February 3-April 28, 2010; Fall: August 30-November 19, 2010. Apply: Please visit http://www.national-academies.org/policyfellows for details on criteria, application instructions, and access to the online application and reference forms.  Please note the requirement for submission of an online reference from a mentor/adviser. Deadlines: The deadline for receipt of application material is November 1 for the winter/spring program and May 1 for the fall program. Candidates may apply to both sessions concurrently. Stipend: A stipend grant award of $8,240 will be provided for the 12-week session to offset expenses. Questions should be directed to: policyfellows@nas.edu.

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National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students - 2010 Application Now Open

The National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally-engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions. The Summer Institutes are hosted by foreign counterparts committed to increasing opportunities for young U.S. researchers to work in research facilities and with host mentors abroad. Fellows are supported to participate in eight-week research experiences at host laboratories in Australia, China, Japan (10 weeks), Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan from June to August. The program provides a $5,000 summer stipend, round-trip airfare to the host location, living expenses abroad, and an introduction to the society, culture, language, and research environment of the host location. The 2010 application is now open and will close December 8, 2009. Application instructions are available online at www.nsfsi.org. For further information concerning benefits, eligibility, and tips on applying, applicants are encouraged to visit www.nsf.gov/eapsi or www.nsfsi.org. NSF recognizes the importance of enabling U.S. researchers and educators to advance their work through international collaborations and the value of ensuring that future generations of U.S. scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond this nation's borders early in their careers. The program is intended for U.S. graduate students pursuing studies in fields supported by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for the EAPSI. Applicants must be enrolled in a research-oriented master's or PhD program and be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents by the application deadline date. Students in combined bachelor/master degree programs must have matriculated from the undergraduate degree program at time of application. The first Summer Institutes began in Japan in 1990, and to date approximately 1,800 U.S. graduate students have participated in the program. For the 2009 competition, NSF received 317 applications and issued 187 awards. EAPSI applicants are representative of most U.S. states and territories. The 2009 awardees pool included representation from 95 universities and 40 states. The NSF-EAPSI Operations Center is administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (www.asee.org/fellowships). Should you inquire additional information, please contact Mr. Ergys Ramaj by email at eapsi@asee.org or by phone at 1-866-501-2922.

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Purdue University - PULSe Fall Open House on Friday, November 13, 2009

Please join us at the PULSe Fall Open House to learn about graduate study in the life sciences at Purdue. At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program. Http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/pulse. Event: Fall Open House for undergraduate students to learn more about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program. Date: Friday, November 13, 2009. Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Location: Room 202, Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Activities: Meet the faculty session, lunch with students, and tour of lab facilities . Contact and RSVP: Dr. Colleen Gabauer at cgabauer@purdue.edu or 765-494-9256. Upon receipt of your RSVP, directions and event details will be sent directly to you. If you need special accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible. NOTE: lunch and refreshments will be served.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry Director Search. Further details and application information can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09069/nsf09069.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25.

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Research School of Chemistry, College of Physical Sciences, The Australian National University. Level B/C Appointments (Continuing) in Chemistry. Applications are sought for up to three continuing appointments at Level B (Lecturer) or Level C (Senior Lecturer) in any areas of chemistry that enhance or complement the existing research strengths of the Research School of Chemistry (RSC). The School currently has research strengths in the areas of biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry and in materials science/materials chemistry. Appointees, who will be required to contribute to the undergraduate teaching program in chemistry, can expect to have full access to the excellent facilities and resources of the RSC. The RSC will be accommodated in dedicated new laboratories from early 2013. Applications, which need to be received by the COB, October 16th, 2009, must address the Selection Criteria and include both a detailed CV and publications list. Further information can be found at the following website: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=833. Applications should be submitted online using the procedures specified at the following website: http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/Jobs/How_to_Apply/index.asp. General Enquiries: Professor Martin Banwell, Director, Research School of Chemistry, T: +61 2 6125 6110, F: +61 2 6125 8114, E: mgb@rsc.anu.edu.au. Position Reference Number: A321-09CM.

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Lehigh University. Department of Chemistry. As a continuation of our plan for faculty expansion, the Department of Chemistry invites applications for faculty positions in biochemistry and organic chemistry. For the biochemistry position, we are seeking candidates at the assistant or associate professor level with interests relevant to proteomics, biophysical chemistry, enzymology, and chemical biology. For the organic position, we are seeking candidates at the assistant professor level with research interests in synthetic methodology or bioorganic chemistry. Lehigh University has strong interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs in biological sciences and is investing significant resources over the next few years to develop them further. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a record of demonstrated scholarship. Search Committee review of candidate files will begin immediately, and all applications submitted by October 26 will receive full consideration for an August 2010 start date. For more information on the department, consult our homepage http://www.lehigh.edu/~inche/. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits. The College of Arts & Sciences at Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates should send a CV, teaching statement, detailed research proposal, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Tianbo Liu, Chair, Search Committee, Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry, 6 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3172.

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Ohio Northern University. Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Rank: Tenure-track, nine-month faculty appointment Employment Start Date: September 1, 2010 Job Description: Responsibilities include teaching lecture and lab sections of intermediate and advanced courses in inorganic chemistry, as well as sections of introductory courses in either general or organic chemistry. The successful candidate is also expected to conduct scientific research involving undergraduate students, pursue external funding, and participate in co-curricular service activities. Full-time faculty in the department typically teach 9 - 13 contact hours per week. Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry before employment. All areas of expertise will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants having post-doctoral and/or prior teaching experience. Application Information: http://www-new.onu.edu/academics/getty_college_arts_sciences/areas_study... for application information. Send curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of reference, a summary of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a completed ONU application (available at http://www-new.onu.edu/administration/human_resources/employment) to: Martha Long, Advanced Administrative Assistant Inorganic Chemistry Search Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio 45810. Review of completed applications will begin on October 16, 2009 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Department of Chemistry at Boston University invites applications from outstanding candidates for tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the following fields (pending budgetary approval): Chemical Biology/Imaging and Profiling: Areas of particular interest include the use of synthetic molecules as probes of function or mechanism in complex biological systems, or the development of imaging agents for elucidation of cellular or higher level processes. However, applicants working in any area of chemical biology are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will benefit from the department s supportive and collegial environment, which includes faculty possessing a wide range of complementary expertise including biochemistry, biophysics, X-ray crystallography, synthetic organic chemistry, and computation and theory. The candidate will also interact closely with the Chemistry Department s Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Design and the Boston University Photonics Center, and will have an opportunity to participate in a University-wide initiative in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of general or organic chemistry, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate s area of expertise. Chemical Biology/Bio-Organic Chemistry: Of particular interest is research exploring the diverse role of oligosaccharides in Biology (glycobiology), including research on cell surface recognition, cell-cell communications, infectious diseases, cancer, and microbial interactions with small molecules including antibiotics. The successful applicant will benefit from the department s supportive and collegial environment, which includes faculty possessing a wide range of complementary expertise including biochemistry, biophysics, and synthetic organic chemistry. The candidate will also interact closely with the Chemistry Department s Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Design (CMLD-BU), and will have an opportunity to participate in a University-wide initiative in infectious disease research associated with the NEIDL. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of organic chemistry, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate s area of expertise. Experimental Biophysical Chemistry: Areas of particular interest include the use of state-of-the-art research techniques, such as force microscopies, optical tweezer methodologies, or sub-diffraction limit imaging, to study the fundamental molecular processes of biological significance, such as protein folding, gene replication, signal transduction, or biological motor function. The successful applicant will benefit from the department s supportive and collegial environment, which includes faculty possessing a wide range of complementary expertise including spectroscopy, biochemistry, biophysics, Xray crystallography, synthetic organic chemistry, and computation and theory. The candidate will also interact closely with the Boston University Photonics Center, as well as research programs in the Departments of Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will be in the areas of general and physical chemistry, with the opportunity to develop graduate courses in the candidate s area of expertise. Please direct email queries to: jclaysmi@bu.edu. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, including teaching and research objectives, and current CV, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by 15 October to: Professor John E. Straub, Chair, c/o Janine Claysmith, Department of Chemistry, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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Post-doctoral position(s) at University of Texas, Austin, TX. One or two post-doctoral positions are available in Jenny Brodbelt's group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as U. of Texas at Austin (http://www.cm.utexas.edu/jennifer_brodbelt). One position involves the construction of an ion trap/time-of-flight mass spectrometer for photodissociation of macromolecular complexes. The candidate should have expertise in instrumentation, ion optics, vacuum systems, SIMION, and LabView. The second position involves the development of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for metabolite profiling. Some expertise in organic synthesis or affinity capture methods would be helpful. Start date: November 1, 2009 to March 1, 2010 Salary: negotiable.

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