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December 15, 2008

Chemistry Grads Continue Gains

Bachelor's degrees jump, extending a five-year trend.

ACS Implements Cost Savings

Society institutes limited hiring freeze, changes in employee benefits.

December 1, 2008


EPA, DOE Recognize ACS Buildings for Energy Savings

ACS Launches New Journals Website

Subscribers will find it easier to search and browse ACS journals.

Kentucky Lake Section Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Cornell Students Win Chem-E-Cars Competition

Student-designed hydrogen fuel-cell car hits the mark in 10th annual contest. With Video

ACS Careers Industry Forum Teleconferences

Subscribers will find it easier to search and browse ACS journals.

November 17, 2008

Francisco Is 2009 President-Elect

With elimination of Student Affiliate status, undergraduates will be full members.

2007—08 Outstanding Student Affiliates Chapter Awards

U.S., Chinese Chemists Gather

First bilateral meeting between the Chemical Societies of the U.S. and China focused on energy research, areas for collaboration.

November 10, 2008

ACS Postdoc Summit At Clemson

November 3, 2008

Official Reports from the Philadelphia Meeting

October 27, 2008

Official Reports from the Philadelphia Meeting

October 20, 2008

ACS Lauds Heroes Of Chemistry

Three teams, two individuals honored for contributions to human and environmental health.

ACS Journal Presents Proteomics Award

ACS At FLAQ 2008

Chemistry Olympiad Mentors Wanted

October 13, 2008

Chemluminary Award Winners Honored

Divisions, sections, and individuals recognized for efforts on behalf of ACS.

October 2, 2008

National Chemistry Week Set To Begin

Public awareness program will focus on the chemistry of sports.

September 29, 2008

A Centennial Stimulus

Milestone anniversary prompts ACS divisions to examine their efforts at preserving their past.

September 15, 2008

Council Actions In Philadelphia

Hunt Is Rohm and Haas Sustainability Director

ACS Presidential Debate

ACS PRF Grants Approved

Applications Wanted For Passer Education Grant

September 8, 2008

Election Statements

Candidates for ACS president-elect and directors share their views and goals.

September 1, 2008

Scenes From The ACS National Meeting In Philadelphia

ACS Visits China Again

This time, society officials and journal editors go to china's national meeting.

August 25, 2008

ACS Meeting Draws Crowds

In Philadelphia, society celebrates anniversaries, announces new 'green' member benefit.

August 18, 2008

Web Tools

ACS launches social networking site for chemical professionals.

August 11, 2008

Eaton To Be First Hammes Lecturer

The inaugural Gordon G. Hammes ACS Biochemistry lectureship will be presented at the fall 2009 ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C., by William A. Eaton, chief of the Laboratory of Chemical Physics, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.

University Of Detroit Mercy Anniversary

The University of Detroit Mercy Chemistry Club, an ACS student affiliate chapter, will hold its 70th anniversary gala at 6 PM on Friday, Nov. 21, in the McNichols Campus student center ballroom.

Susquehanna Valley Section To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The ACS Susquehanna Valley Section will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Joseph Priestley House Museum in Northumberland, Pa.

Open Board Meeting

At noon on Sunday, Aug. 17, the ACS Board of Directors will open the floor to members who would like to bring to the board issues of interest or concern to them and/or their local sections or divisions.

July 21, 2008

ACS To Launch New Journal

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces will debut next year.

Official Reports from the June ACS Board Meeting

Winners of the 2008 Priestley Medal, the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award, and the Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society.

ACS Launches JACS Beta

The ACS Publications Division has launched JACS Beta, a new experimental website for testing innovative features that the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) and its customers are interested in incorporating into the publication???s Web edition.

July 14, 2008

Pfizer???s Penicillin Landmark

Soon-to-be-shuttered Brooklyn facility mass-produced the antibiotic for Allied forces.

Chemical Safety

Encouraging safe practices is this group???s top priority.

July 7, 2008

Light Schedule for Council in Philadelphia

When it meets next month in Philadelphia, the ACS Council will act on one petition to change the society's bylaws.

ACS Introduces Its New Brand

The American Chemical Society has a new brand and a catchy phrase it hopes will soon become synonymous with ACS: Chemistry for Life.

June 30, 2008

Intel, ACS Award Prizes at Science Fair

Excellence in chemistry was on display at the recent Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF).

ACS Approves New Policy Statements

At its meeting earlier this month in Baltimore, the ACS Board of Directors approved two new official policy statements

ACS Annual Report Online

The 2007 ACS Annual Report is available online at www.acs.org/annualreport

Legends Symposium

The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) will host a special symposium at the upcoming ACS national meeting in Philadelphia

SERMACS Call for Papers

The ACS Nashville Section requests abstracts for the 60th Southeastern Regional Meeting (SERMACS 2008)

June 23, 2008

Official Reports from the New Orleans Meeting

The major actions taken by the ACS Board and Council during the national meeting in New Orleans were reported in C&EN, May 5, page 50

June 2, 2008

Starting Salaries

2007 chemistry graduates entered a still relatively strong U.S. job market and did quite well

May 12, 2008

Constitution & Bylaws

Overseeing the rules and regulations for how ACS conducts business

ACS, SCI To Address Global Issues

Global Innovation Imperatives—Water (Gii—Water), a cooperative international program that aims to address, through chemistry, the world???s water concerns

May 5, 2008

Council Approves Membership Overhaul

Action in New Orleans sets the stage for undergraduates to become voting members of ACS

Academic Professional Guidelines

The Academic Professional Guidelines complement the broader ACS Professional Employment Guidelines

Council's Recorded Vote on Petition

At the ACS council meeting in New Orleans on April 9, councilors voted by a recorded vote to approve the Petition on Membership Categories & Requirements.

Exposing Kids to Chemistry

ACS outreach program improves science education one child at a time.

April 28, 2008

Scenes From The ACS National Meeting In New Orleans

April 14, 2008

ACS Honors Its 50-Year Members

The American Chemical Society and its local sections are honoring those who have been members for 50 years in 2008

Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium In China

A Chemistry Graduate Program (CGP, or Doering Program) Symposium has been arranged at the 26th Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) Congress

April 7, 2008

Special Issue: 85th Anniversary of the Priestley Medal

C&EN celebrates the American Chemical Society's highest honor

Priestley's Medals

The medals of the minister-scientist who discovered oxygen attest to his fame and infamy

The Priestley Medalists, 1923–2008

View a complete list of award recipients

Living History

These 12 Priestley Medal winners reflect on winning ACS's most coveted award

Gone But Not Forgotten

Celebrate the achievements of late Priestley Medal winners

March 31, 2008

ACS Loses Leadscope Case

Ohio jury decides in favor of defendants' counterclaims against the society.

Isotope Production Honored In Tennessee

Oak Ridge National Laboratory gets ACS chemical landmark status.

ACS Pharma Roundtable Awards in Green Chemistry

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute's Pharmaceutical Roundtable has awarded two grants to research projects that target greener synthetic methodologies.

March 24, 2008

Focus On Diversity

ACS's new Statement on Diversity underscores society's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

March 17, 2008

Council Will Face Three Petitions

Actions in New Orleans could redefine ACS membership, change nomination and election procedures.

March 10, 2008

Global Connections

ACS organizes U.S. visit for Chinese academics to share chemistry experiences.

March 3, 2008

Employment & Salary Survey

In 2007, job market for chemists continued to improve and salary gains held at recent level of close to 5%.

Postgraduate Guidance

ACS workshop gives doctoral students a fuller understanding of their career options after graduate school.

February 18, 2008

Harvesting Project SEED

C&EN catches up with past participants in ACS's 40-year-old mentoring program.

Project SEED From The Ground Up

Mentoring program has its roots in the political and social turmoil of the 1960s.

Committee On Project SEED

Long-term goals include expanding the program and better tracking of former participants.

2007-08 Project SEED College Scholarships

The ACS Committee on Project SEED has announced the winners of its 2007???08 college scholarships.

January 28, 2008

ACS Revamps Policy Statements

New ACS policy statements will be more detailed, offer concrete recommendations

ACS Position Statements Aim To Influence Legislation

ACS position statements aim to influence legislation.

January 14, 2008

Official reports from the ACS Board

The major actions taken by the ACS Board of Directors at its Dec. 6–9, 2007, meeting in Arlington, Va., were reported in C&EN (Dec. 17, 2007, page 9).

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