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Chair-Elect Comment

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations 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 by acsprofessionalrelations 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 by acsprofessionalrelations 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 by acsprofessionalrelations 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 by acsprofessionalrelations 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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Happy New Year

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on January 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The PROF website wishes you a very Happy International Year of Chemistry!

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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ACS Virtual Career Fair

Posted by acsprofessionalrelations on October 13, 2010 at 5:24 PM Comments comments (0)


Conducted in conjunction with Informex and C&EN

Using our new interactive platform, you'll be able to interview via text or video chat, attend webinars, and network with professionals worldwide—from the convenience of your own desktop. ACS membership is not required to participate.


Job Seekers, meet employers...

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