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August 4, 2003
Volume 81, Number 31
CENEAR 81 31 p. 47
ISSN 0009-2347


A presidential event on "Opportunities in the Bio and Pharma Areas" is among three career-related symposia to be presented by the Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs (CEPA) at the upcoming American Chemical Society national meeting in New York City.

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical research are hot areas today in terms of drug discovery, fundamental research, and new business opportunities. These areas are projected to produce a large segment of the employment for chemists and chemical engineers in the future.

After introductory remarks by ACS President-Elect Charles P. Casey, experts will provide an overview of the many opportunities in these areas. Among the topics of discussion will be new technology, innovation, and opportunities for growth. The symposium, to be held from 8:30 AM to noon on Monday, Sept. 8, is cosponsored by the Division of Biological Chemistry, the Division of Professional Relations (PROF), the Women Chemists Committee (WCC), and the Younger Chemists Committee (YCC).

A second symposium, "Face-to-Face with Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization Issues," will explore a variety of vital issues surrounding intellectual property protection and transfer. Speakers will discuss topics ranging from patents to venture capital to establishing new businesses. The symposium will be held on Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 PM. The primary sponsor is the Division of Chemistry & the Law (CHAL). The cosponsors are the Department of Career Services, the Office of Graduate Education, the Division of Small Chemical Businesses, CEPA, the Committee on Professional Training, and the Society Committee on Education.

"The Need for ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, in the Chemical Process Industries," to be held from 1:30 to 4:10 PM on Tuesday, Sept. 9, fills out CEPA's symposia lineup. This presentation will cover the current state of the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered workers. The event is sponsored by PROF and cosponsored by CEPA, YCC, WCC, and CHAL. For more information about the symposia, call ACS Career Services at (800) 227-5558 ext. 6208.



Online abstract submission and online meeting registration are now open for all five ACS fall regional meetings. To participate or for more information, visit the Office of Regional Meetings website,

Regions, meeting dates, locations, abstract closing dates, and advance registration closing dates, respectively, are as follows:


ACS Annual Report On The Web

The 2002 acs annual report is now available both on the Web ( and in hard copy. This is the first time that the Web version of the document serves as the primary ACS Annual Report. Previous reports from 1998 to 2001 can also be found on the website. A limited number of hard copies will also be available; contact Nelufar Mohajeri at


B&F Committee Site Up And Running

Members of the society committee on Budget & Finance (B&F) are pleased to announce the availability of a budget and finance website on This site aims to provide easy-to-understand information about the finances of ACS and is updated regularly with important information.

The B&F website can be found at Offerings on the site include the latest B&F report to council, the society's 2002 consolidated financial statements, financial overview, details of the society's reserves, and the sources and uses of society funds.


Safety Publications From ACS

The ACS Joint Board-Council committee on Chemical Safety (CCS) announces the availability of the 7th edition of "Safety in Academic Chemistry Laboratories" (SACL). SACL is the flagship publication of CCS and has been in print continuously since 1972. This edition has two volumes: Volume 1 for college and university students and Volume 2 for faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and administrators.

Within the past two years, CCS has produced new safety booklets for all academic levels: "Safety in the Elementary (K–6) Science Classroom"; "Chemical Safety for Teachers and Their Supervisors, Grades 7–12"; and SACL. They may be ordered from ACS (single copies are free) and may be viewed in PDF on the committee's website,


Guide To Instruction For Adjunct Faculty

The ACS Education division is offering "Guide to Classroom Instruction for Adjunct Faculty." This 48-page booklet is a self-study instructional guide for faculty to use in preparing for classroom instruction. This valuable resource is provided to the ever-increasing population of adjunct and part-time faculty in U.S. institutions of higher learning. It is written for application across disciplines.

The information is presented in a form that allows the adjunct instructor to complete each module in a convenient time frame. The guide includes chapters on "Introduction to Classroom Instruction," "Fundamentals of Learning," "Methods of Delivering Instruction," and "Administration, Evaluation, and Feedback."

Prices are $13 for ACS members, $15 for non-ACS members, and $12 each for bulk quantities (25 or more). Purchase by calling (800) 227-5558 (product No. 3820) or buy online at; click on "Online Store" on "Quick Find" menu.

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