The Weekly Newsletter of the MIT Chemistry Department
Volume 12, Number 38
Friday, December 13, 1996
Next issue: December, 20 1996. Chemformation is published by the Office of the Department Chairman. The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, December 17th. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Linda Earle, Room 18-393, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Back issues of Chemformation can be accessed via the Chemistry Department Website.
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- Dan LeCloux
- MIT/Lippard Group
- "Synthesis and Reactivity of Carboxylate-Bridged Homo-and Heterodimetallic Complexes of Copper (I) and Iron (II)"
- Wednesday, December 18, 1996
- 4:00 p.m. in 6-120
- Refreshments @ 3:30 in Moore (6-321)
- Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
Congratulations to Professor Larry Stern
Congratulations to Professor Larry Stern and his wife Amy on the birth of their son, Benjamin born on Monday morning December 9th at 12:30 am at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Benjamin weighed in at seven pounds and twelve ounces, and Amy, baby and Dad are doing fine!
Call for Posters
The Second Annual Siemens/MIT Symposium on Crystallographic Chemical Analysis will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 1997. Proposals for posters that describe the use of crystallography in chemical research are now being accepted. Titles should be submitted to Dr. Bill Davis (email@example.com), or leave him a message at 3-1884. (See schedule of events for January 7th on next page).
Tis the Season to be Jolly!!!
Come to The Chemistry Holiday Party!
The Departmental Holiday Party will be held on December 19 in the Sala de Puerto Rico on the second floor of the Stratton Student Center. The festivities begin at 3:30 PM and last until about 7:30 PM, and will feature hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and buffet dinner. All faculty, staff, postdocs, and students are invited and are encouraged to bring spouses and children. We are interested in volunteers for entertainment (music, skits, etc.) and those interested should contact Tim Swager (18-207) for guidelines. Only pre-approved performances will be accepted! Tickets will be $4 in advance and $6 at the door, children under 10 years are free. Tickets will be available from Ms. Jean Harrington (18-209) and may be purchased between the hours of 12:30 and 2:00 PM daily or at Chemistry Headquarters.
Chemical Hygiene Lecture
Wednesday, January 8, 1997 in Room 4-163, 1:00 P.M.
The annual Chemical Hygiene Lecture will be presented on Wednesday, January 8. Attendance is mandatory for all first-year graduate students (with the exception of those students whose research will not involve any laboratory work). Reminder: no one is permitted to conduct laboratory work until they have attended the lecture and submitted a complete Chemical Hygiene Clearance Form (signed by you and your advisor) to Marc B. Jones in Chemistry Headquarters.
The Second Annual MIT/Siemens Symposium on Crystallographic Chemical Analysis
Tuesday, January 7, 1997
Meeting located at MIT, Building 66, Room 110 except where noted
- 8:30 a.m.
- Coffee and Continental Breakfast
- 8:55 a.m.
- Welcome: Professor Stephen J. Lippard
- 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
- Opening Remarks: Technical Session
- Dr. Charles Campana - Siemens
- 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
- Dr. Robert Sparks, Siemens:
- "XSHELL: Introduction of X-Ray Crystallography into Undergraduate Laboratories"
- 10:30 -12:00 p.m.
- Poster Sesssion in the Norris Room (18-490)
- 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
- Lunch on your own
- 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
- Professor Larry Dahl, University of Wisconsin at Madison:
- "New Frontiers in High-Nuclearity Transition Metal Cluster Chemistry: Problems and Solutions"
- 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
- Professor David Evans, Harvard University:
- "Enantioselective C-C Bond-Forming Processes with Chiral Metal Complexes"
- 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
- Professor Richard R. Schrock, Department of Chemistry at MIT:
- "New Multiamido Ligands for Early Transition Metal Chemistry"
- 5:00 p.m.
- Reception/buffet dinner in the Norris Room 18-490
Register in advance to Dr. William Davis at (617) 253-1884 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Linda Earle at (617) 253-4080 e-mail email@example.com Those registering in advance receive a free ticket to the reception which may be picked up at the morning or afternoon session.
Glass Blowing Services Available
Bob DiGiacomo will be coming in on Wednesdays or Thursdays to pick up any glass blowing work that you may have available. Please bring any work to room 6-031 or call Ed Udas or John Annese at 3-4505. Bob will do the work on a first-come basis.
Help Get Organized!
Call Ed Udas at 253-4505 or stop by room 6-026 if students, faculty or staff need help in organizing their MIT space.
- Auburn University, Auburn Alabama: Opportunities exist for immediate employment in the Center for Microfibrous Materials Manufacturing at Auburn University. Vacancies will be filled for multiple positions of one or more of the following: Research Assistatn, Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. Individuals will conduct research and development activities of microfibrous materials for commercial and DoD contractors through contracts at Auburn University. Additionally a manufacturing capability is underway for the production of commercial-grade research products. Applicants should forward a resume with three references to: Mr. Calvin R. Johnson, Associate Director/CM3, 230 Ross Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5127.
- Pharm-Eco Laboratories, Inc., Lexington, MA: Chemists Positions opening up for those with a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. graduates in chemistry for possible openings. You may contact Ms. Joyce Ozer in Human Resources at Pharm-Eco, 128 Spring Street, Lexington, MA 02173, telephone: 617-861-9303. M.T. Kouo in headquarters has a brochure from the company and she can also obtain more information about the company.
- Affymax Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA: Has postdoctoral research fellowships available immediately for talented synthetic chemists with strong backgrounds in organometallic and/or coordination chemistry with an interest in exploring combinatorial approaches to transition metal complex design and evaluation. A range of project opportunities exist in the general fields of biomolecular recognition, catalyst design and the application of organometallic reagents in combinatorial organic synthesis. Candidates should submit packets to: Dr. Mark A. Gallop, Affymax Research Institute, 4001 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
Please note, unless otherwise specified, most faculty positions require a resume, short description of research plans and to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the specific university or college.
- Alfred University, Alfred, New York: Seeks analytical chemist to teaching general chemistry and lab, junior and senior level analytical chemistry, team teaching advanced lab, research with undergraduates, advising, and service to the university. Alfred University is a small (2500) institution with both public and private support.Send letter to: Dr. J. Robert Pipal, Division of Chemistyr, Alfred University, Saxon Drive, Alfred, New York 14802-1205, telephone (607) 871-2201, fax is (607) 871-2339, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, web sites: http://www.alfred.edu or http://las.alfred.edu/
- East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina: Seeks applicants for positions in analytical and organic chemistry beginning August of 1997. Research areas are open. Successfull candidates will offer promise for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and master's levels; develop active externally funded research programs; and contribute to professional services. Send materials to: Analytical or Organic Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 27858-4353.
- Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME: Seeks Ph.D. applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physical chemistry beginning August of 1997. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in interdisciplinary areas of physical chemistyr. Send packet to: Professor Jeffrey K. Nagle, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 04011.
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