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August 4, 2003
Volume 81, Number 31
CENEAR 81 31 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
AMICABLE SEPARATION
Catalyst that precipitates may solve problem in homogeneous catalysis.
EARNINGS MIX
Second quarter yields ups and downs for chemical companies.
EUROPEAN CUTS
Earnings downturn will mean job losses at two firms.
THE SHAPE OF NIH
National Academies study recommends key organizational changes.
SECRET SECURITY
Senate declines to remove Department of Homeland Security's exemption from open-meeting laws.
HERCULES' VICTORY
Dissident directors resign after yearlong struggle for control of the company.
REGULATION RECONSIDERED
Under pressure, EPA will reevaluate changes to its new source review program.
MOLECULAR PUMPS
X-ray crystal structures of two membrane proteins suggest mechanisms for their pumping function.
DOW DATA
Dow Chemical donates more than 50,000 IR spectra to NIST.

COVER STORY
SALARY & EMPLOYMENT SURVEY
The employment status of chemists is the weakest it's been in more than 30 years.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
SMOOTH OPERATORS
Flourishing chip-polishing market entices chemical company newcomers.
CAREERS DISRUPTED
In turbulent times, some former Pharmacia chemists find work via relocation; others offer perspective on their jobless status.
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY
C&EN's annual survey of chemical firms' boards and top executives still shows an embarrassingly low representation of women.
INSIGHTS
Scientists must abandon their ivory towers and engage the public.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
MAD COW DISEASE
Isolated case in Canada leads to renewed calls for tighter U.S. regulations.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
PROTEIN FOLDING
Researchers are improving their ability to predict structures of proteins.
COMPLEX FLUIDS
Rhodia's unique lab in New Jersey to study these substances is part of France's national system of academic labs.

EDUCATION
TEACHING CHEMISTRY
ACS conference explores new ideas for chemical education curriculum reform.

ACS COMMENT
JOB LOSS? TEN WAYS ACS CAN HELP

ACS NEWS
THREE CEPA SYMPOSIA TO BE IN HELD NEW YORK
ABSTRACTS, REGISTRATION FOR FALL REGIONAL MEETINGS
ACS Annual Report On The Web
B&F Committee Site Up And Running
Safety Publications From ACS
Guide To Instruction For Adjunct Faculty

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LETTERS

AWARDS

NEWSCRIPTS

WEB EXCLUSIVES

PROMOTIONS

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NEWS OF THE WEEK
MOLECULAR PUMPS

COVER STORY
SALARY & EMPLOYMENT SURVEY

BUSINESS
WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
MAD COW DISEASE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
PROTEIN FOLDING


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