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Election Results

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on November 12, 2010 at 8:32 AM Comments comments (0)

We have completed the election for PROF.  We congratulate the following members on their win.  We are pleased to have you assume or continue your roles in 2011:

Chair Elect:  George Heinze

Treasurer:  Peter Smith

Members-at-large:  Janet Bryant, Adam Myers, Burt Hollandsworth

In addition to DPR's officer roles, our bylaw revisions were successfully approved by our membership during this election. The last step for these revisions is for the AC...

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Subdivision News--Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on September 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Barbara Belmont

The Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision is now official! That is, you may join this subdivision at any time, or when you renew your annual ACS dues. We are subdivision M27. For people on the calendar year renewal cycle, your renewal forms may have been printed before this subdivision was an option. If so, just hand-write the subdivision on your renewal form and include an extra $2 with your dues payment. Or easily renew on-line! Don’t want to wait...

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Proposed Modification of Division Bylaws

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on September 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM Comments comments (0)

Pages 8 - 15 of the current newsletter contain the division bylaws, along with the proposed changes. Strikethrough indicates proposed deletion, underline indicates proposed addition. All changes are marked in color in the version posted on the section’s newsletter archives #87.

The Rewards of Volunteering

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on May 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM Comments comments (0)

John K. Borchardt

In accepting this year’s Henry Hill Award, William Suits discussed the personal satisfaction he has experienced in his ACS volunteer activities, including his work helping ACS members with employment concerns both at the national level and in the North Jersey Section and his recent work combating AIDS in Africa. Bill is not alone. “Social engagement such as volunteering can signifi cantly improve quality of life,” said Dr Gopal Netuveli from Imperial ...

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Message from the Chair

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on January 27, 2010 at 8:47 AM Comments comments (0)

John Crawford

Welcome 2010.  With the new year, the DPR Executive Committee would like to thank our predecessors for their contributions to the division. We also look forward to hearing from you, our members, about the professional issues and topics that you regard as most important.

We are have established a NEW and improved website. Please bookmark its address: www.acsprof.org.  As we are striving to make this website more user-friendly and current, we appreciate any...

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Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on January 27, 2010 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


William H. Suits a member of PROF and the ACS North Jersey Local Section is the recipient of the 2010 Henry Hill Award from the ACS Divison of Professional Relations. This award will be presented at the ACS spring national meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 23rd, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (location not yet available at press time - check acsprof.org.)

Bill Suits exemplifies the example of Dr. Hill in nurturing the professional careers of chemical scientists...

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Closing Thoughts

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on January 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Adam C. Myers, Ph.D.

As we start a new year, it is time for me to transition into the past-chair role. I’d like to extend a big thanks to all of you for your help as I navigated the waters (sometimes more successfully than others). As I make this transition, I’m struck by the fact that many of us, once a particular opportunity or season of service has passed, are at a loss as to where we can next plug in, or stay plugged in for our professional development. So, here are my ...

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Reflections on three years in the PROF Chair succession

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on January 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM Comments comments (0)

David Chesney

After three years in the PROF Chair succession, I felt compelled to bother you one last time with one of my voluminous diatribes. We have had comments from the Past Chair before (I wrote a few), but never a full retrospective. Maybe I’ll start a trend here.

I was there to see a major shift in PROF governance. I don’t take credit for it, and some of it I don’t agree with. The institution of subdivisions was a tortuous process and, at times, divisiv...

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