Division of Professional Relations

A Technical Division of the American Chemical Society


Is "American Exceptionalism" perhaps Hypocritical when it comes to Employment Opportunities for our Nation's Highly-Educated Disabled?

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

By David Pushkin

Are you a fan of nostalgia? Do you keep a warm place in your heart for golden oldies, blasts from the past, and other reminders from previous eras? Well, I am. Give me a few hours of Beatles music to listen to, re-runs of my favorite movies on cable television, or old highlight films on the ESPN Classic Network. Reconnecting with your old memories, or the old memories of others, represents more than merely turning back the clock; it allows us to renew an appreciation ...

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Message from the Chair

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM Comments comments (0)

by Christopher Bannochie

Welcome to 2011 everyone! First let me say how honored I am to be moving into the Chair’s role for the Division. Immediate Past Chair, John Crawford has worked tirelessly this past year to revitalize and reorganize the division. It has been a pleasure working closely with him these past 12 months, and I am certain I will rely upon his council throughout the coming year as we implement our new strategic plan, our revised bylaws, and continue to develop t...

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Past Chair Comment

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM Comments comments (0)

by John Crawford

As we kick off 2011, I would like to take a moment to thank the Executive Committee and our division’s volunteers for investing their time and energy to advance professional interests in the Society. Your efforts and commitment to the division during 2010 has allowed us to:

* develop and begin implementing the new subdivisions structure,

* recommit to our long range goals through a new strategic plan,

* publish a new membership brochure, a...

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Chair-Elect Comment

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 4:14 PM Comments comments (0)

by George Heinze

As the chair-elect for 2011, I will be working with the chair for 2011, as well as the executive committee to further implement the action and strategic plans that John Crawford so successfully initiated in 2010. By putting these plans into action. we can raise the profile of PROF in the ACS. These plans, plus the subdivision structure, will allow for several initiatives to go forward concurrently.

As we move forward into 2011 and 2012, I believe one of the ke...

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Henry Hill Award

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (0)

by Lisa Balbes

Helen M. Free has been selected to receive the 2011 Henry Hill Award. Dr. Free, the 1993 President of ACS, has had a long and rewarding career as a highly successful clinical chemist while greatly advancing professionalism among chemists and promoting greater public awareness of the contributions of chemistry to society.

The award recognizes people who have served the profession in a unique and distinguished manner, and will be presented at the ACS spring...

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PROF Ethics Symposium at Pacifichem

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

by Dave Chesney

The Division of Professional Relations, in conjunction with the ACS Ethics Committee, sponsored a symposium at Pacifichem 2010 this past December 17th and 18th. Titled “Cultural Influences on Professional Ethics,” the co-organizers were Dave Chesney (former PROF Chair and current Ethics Committee Chair), Kieran Lim (Royal Australian Chemical Institute) and Peter Mahaffy (Canadian Society for Chemistry).  The symposium was envisioned as a way to enga...

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Subdivision News: Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 3:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Larry Wagner, a member of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision and National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), will be speaking about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) needs at the NSF National Diversity Equity Workshop (NDEW) in January, an effort by the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE).

The workshop series brings together chemistry department chairs and social scientists to de...

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Regional Meetings and Division Program- ming for 2011

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

by John K. Borchardt

The division needs your help in developing programs for the ACS 2011 regional meetings. The regional meeting schedule is:

Middle Atlantic College Park,MD May 21-24

Central Indianapolis, IN June 8–10

Northwest Portland, OR June 26-29

Joint Midwest/ Great Lakes St. Louis, MO Oct. 19-22

Southeast Richmond, VA Oct. 25-28

Southwest Austin, TX Nov. 9-12

How can you help? Ideas for symposia are we...

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