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News Archive for 2012-13

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April 24, 2013 (Beth Reno)

May's Party Night on May 10 will feature a cruise on a B&B Riverboat. In addition, B&B Riverboats and Christian Moerlein have teamed up to provide a Beer Tasting of locally brewed beers while cruising on the Ohio River. A representative of CM Brewing will present background, tasting notes, and perspective on a sampling of beers brewed right here in Cincinnati!

Registration is now open; click here for more information and to register.

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April 17, 2013 (Webmaster)

Online voting for 2013-2014 Cincinnati Section officers will begin soon. Biographies of all the candidates can be found here.

Instructions for online voting will be distributed shortly to all eligible Cincinnati Section members. The email and postcard notices will contain a unique PIN number and the web address to visit to cast your votes. Contact info@acsvoting.com if you do not receive your voting PIN or to request a paper ballot.

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yellowRegistration Now Open for April Awards Night at NKU

April 8, 2013 (Beth Reno)

Registration is now open for the 2013 Student/Teacher Awards night at Northern Kentucky University. Click here for more information and to register.

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yellowApril Edition of CINTACS

April 10, 2013 (Adam Bange)

The April edition of CINTACS is now available. Check it out here!

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yellowNominations Requested for Section Service Awards

April 11, 2013 (Philip Christenson)

The Cincinnati Section strives to recognize the contributions of its members to the Section and/or the larger ACS community with two service awards: the Outstanding Service Award and the Catalyst Award. Nominations are due by April 26, 2013. Nomination materials should be sent to: Philip A. Christenson.

Outstanding Service Award:
This award is given in recognition of a long term record of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the section and the ACS community. The award is open to any member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee's outstanding contributions and dedication to the service of the Cincinnati Section and the larger ACS community over a period of years.
Catalyst Award:
This award is given in recognition of special, exceptional and outstanding contributions to the section and/or the ACS community. The award is open to any member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee's exceptional contributions to the Cincinnati Section and/or the larger ACS community. Typically, the contributions are made over a shorter period of time than the Section's Outstanding Service Award but the awardee's contributions will have a lasting impact.


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logoChemists Celebrate Earth Day at Sawyer Point

April 8, 2013 (Donna Wiedemann)

Celebration ACS's Annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) and Cincinnati's Earth Day Event at Sawyer Point on Saturday, April 20th, from noon until 5:30 pm. This marks the 10th year of CCED for the ACS and the 43rd year of Earth Day celebrations!

The theme of this years CCED event is "Our Earth - Handle with Care". Look for our local section's booth staffed by section members celebrating the day with a variety of information and demonstrations showing how chemists are doing their part for sustainability.

If would be interested in helping out in the CCED booth during one of the three shifts during the event (set-up from 9 - 11am, early afternoon from 11:30am - 2:30pm, or late afternoon/breakdown from 2:30 - 5:30pm), please contact Donna Weidemann for more information.

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logoLocal Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year - 2013 Gloria Story

April 8, 2013 (Beth Reno)

In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established a new recognition program entitled Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year.

This program intends to recognize individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary outreach volunteer service within their local section. An announcement of all of the awardees will be made in C&E News, as well as on the ACS Network in the Volunteer Support and Engagement Network Group.

The Cincinnati Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year is Gloria Story. Congratulations, Gloria!! Thank-you for your passion and dedication to engaging others in the application of chemistry in the world around us!

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Congratulations to Science Fair Special ACS Award Winnersyellow

March 20, 2013 (George Rizzi)

On March 16, Beth Reno, John Janusz, and George Rizzi served as science fair judges for at the 2013 Science & Engineering Expo at UC. Three cash prizes of $100 and invitations to the Section's April Awards Night at NKU were awarded to three students for their entries:

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March Lecture at Givaudan Re-opened!logo

February 23, 2013 (Beth Reno)

Professor Stephen Hanessian, the 2012 recipient of the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, will present a lecture on "A Century of Natural Product Synthesis: From Concept to Practice" at Givaudan on Tuesday, March 19.

The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration (by Monday, March 11) is requested. For more information and to register, please click here.

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Call for Papers

March 8, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The 44th Central Region Meeting (CERM2013) of the American Chemical Society will be held on May 15-17, 2013, on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The theme of the meeting is "Building Blocks for a Sustainable World."

Papers are requested for symposia covering chemical education, analytical, biological, computational, environmental, inorganic, organic, medicinal, physical, and polymer chemistry, sustainability, and more. A complete list of planned symposia is available.

Abstract submission is open. The submission deadline is March 20, 2013.

Plenary lectures highlighting the theme of sustainability will occur each day with guest speakers Dr. Martine Vermeulen, Dow Corning Global Manager of Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance (retired), Dr. Mark E. Jones, Dow Chemical Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow, and Dr. Kishor Wasan, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Technical program highlights will include poster sessions, undergraduate research symposia, a beer and wine making symposium with a related visit to a brewery, a day-long silicon science symposium to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of organosilicon compounds and the 70th anniversary of Dow Corning Corporation (confirmed speakers include Tobin Marks, Northwestern University; Paul Chirik, Princeton University; Khalil Amine, Argonne National Laboratory; Mark Loboda, Dow Corning; George Nolas, University of South Florida; and Jim Falender, Central Michigan University), sustainability and materials-related (including nanotechnology) symposia, chemistry and global health, re-examining water fluoridation, and water-biogeochemistry.

Special events will include a vendor exposition, technical and career workshops, chemistry related art and history exhibits ("History of The Dow Chemical Company Plant in Mt. Pleasant - 1903-1930", "Images of The Dow Chemical Company from the Brush of Arthur Knighton-Hammond", and "History of the Midland ACS Section, 1919-2013"), and social receptions.

The Awards Banquet on Thursday night will feature presentation of the ACS Division of Chemical Education Regional Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching, the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to ACS, and the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. The featured speaker will be Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, ACS Director of Education.

Advance registration for the meeting will end on April 19, 2013. Regular registration will continue through May 17, 2013. Please visit the CERM 2013 website for registration, accommodation, and contact information, useful Web links, and up-to-date details on events as they become available.

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March Section Meetingyellow

February 23, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The March meeting for the Cincinnati Section will feature Prof. Thomas Werner presenting "Doping in Sports - How Chemists Help Catch the Cheaters (Sometimes)". This joint meeting with the Dayton Section will be held at the Marriott North Hotel in West Chester on Wednesday, March 13.

Registration for the March Section meeting closes Monday, March 11, at noon. For additional information and to register, please click here.

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Photos from the February Meetingphoto

February 23, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The February meeting honored the 2012 Chemist of the Year and Research Associate of the Year.

Check out more pictures in the Section Photo Album.

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March Edition of CINTACS

March 11, 2013 (Adam Bange)

yellow The March edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!

February Edition of CINTACS

February 7, 2013 (Adam Bange)

yellow The February edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!

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February Meeting

February 2, 2013 (Beth Reno)

February's meeting be held at P&G's Mason Business Center and will honor Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir, the section's Chemist of the Year for 2012/13, and Researcher of the Year for 2012/13 Awardee, Michael Karb. The featured speaker, Dr. Gudmundsdottir, will discuss "1,2-Biradicals and their Applications".

For more information and to register click here. Registration will close Monday, February 11, at noon.

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Research Associate of the Year for 2012/13 Announced yellow

February 2, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce that Michael J. Karb has been named the Research Associate of the Year for 2012/13. Michael Karb earned a MA in Biological Sciences, specializing in Chemical Ecology, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following a brief stint at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service in Peoria, Illinois, Mike joined Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals in Norwich, New York in 1994 where he worked as a bioanalytical chemist developing methods for quantitative analysis in biological matrices. He moved to Mason, Ohio in 1997, joining the Research Analytical Section of P&G Pharmaceuticals where he continued to develop his expertise in the use of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and automated systems in the analysis of biological samples. Currently, Mike works in the Trace Analytical Core section (TAC) within the Analytical Global Capability Organization where he is considered one of the leading practitioners of environmental analytical chemistry within P&G. In addition, he has become an expert in automation technology programs and systems, which facilitates the analysis thousands of samples per month, more efficiently and cost effectively obtaining data for project needs.

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Chemist of the Year for 2012/13 Announced yellow

February 2, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Anna Gudmundsdottir has been named the Chemist of the Year for 2012/13. A native of Iceland, Anna earned a BS in Chemistry at the University of Iceland, and a MS and Ph. D. at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Professor John R. Scheffer, studying asymmetric induction in the solid state. She was a visiting scientist in the laboratory of Professor Peter Wagner at Michigan State University, investigating radical reactivity, and served a NATO postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Matt Platz at The Ohio State University, where she learned to do transient spectroscopy on reactive intermediates. Dr. Gudmundsdottir joined the faculty of the Chemistry Dept. at UC in 1988. Those knowledgeable in physical organic chemistry consider Anna to be a leader in the field of direct production of triplet nitrenes and she has also developed, and continues to study, new photo-removable protecting groups. She has authored over 60 publications, along with five book chapters. Professor Gudmundsdottir is a vice-chair of a Gordon Research Conference, served as a guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. In addition to managing her graduate research group, she has mentored over 60 undergraduate researchers during her time at UC, and has mentored 19 high school students, including 5 students enrolled in the ACS Project Seed program.

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Photos from the January Meeting

January 16, 2013 (Lee Schechtman)

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photo Beth Reno introduces the evening's featured speaker, Dr Raymond Price. Dr. Price's presents "Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms".

Check out more pictures in the Section Photo Album.

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Highlights of 2012 National Chemistry Week Activities!yellow

January 14, 2013 (Jackie Thomas)

National Chemistry Week 2012 was held October 21-27 and marked the ACS's 25th year of celebrating chemistry during the weeklong event. Click here to check out the highlights of the Cincinnati Section's own celebration of NCW2012's theme: "Nanotechnology - the Smallest BIG Idea in Science!".

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January Edition of CINTACS

January 11, 2013 (Adam Bange)

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Check it out here!

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January Meeting Featuring Author Abbie Griffinyellow

January 4, 2013 (Beth Reno)

The January meeting of the Cincinnati Section will be held on Wednesday, January 16, at the Cincinnati Westin Hotel.

The evening will feature Professor Abbie Griffin presenting "Best Practices in Finding, Supporting and Managing Serial Innovators".

Dr Griffin is the author of Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Innovation in Mature Firms and currently serves as Royal Garff Presidential Chair of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

For additional information and to register, please click here.

Photos from the December Meeting

December 15, 2012 (Lee Schechtman)

photo Robert Laughlin, Charlie Eads, and Isao Noda chat before dinner.

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photo Rick Mullins recognizes Dan McLoughlin for his years of service to the Section organizing Xavier meetings. The featured speaker of the evening, Iona Pavel Sizemore, presents her talk "Engineering SERS-based nanosensors for chemical fingerprinting down to the single-molecule level".

Check out more pictures in the Section Photo Album.

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December Edition of CINTACS

December 1, 2012 (Adam Bange)

yellow The December edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!

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Nominations for Chemist and Research Associate of the Year logo

December 1, 2012 (Philip Christenson)

Note: the email address in the earlier announcement was incorrect. Anyone who has already submitted a nomination is kindly asked to re-submit.

Additional note: the deadline for submission has been extended to Wednesday, December 19.


Recognize your colleagues and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to our field. Please submit a nomination for Cincinnati Chemist of the Year or Research Associate of the Year. The nomination deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The Chemist of the Year should hold a terminal degree and must be a member of the Cincinnati Section. Nomination requires two letters of recommendation and the nominee's CV. The Research Associate of the Year must be or have been a practitioner within the chemical discipline. ACS membership is not a requirement. Nomination requires a letter of recommendation. CV and additional documentation are optional, but appreciated.

Nomination materials should be sent to Philip A. Christenson.

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CANCELLED - November Lecture at Givaudanlogo

November 15, 2012 (Beth Reno)

Prof Hanessian's lecture has been cancelled due to illness. Information on rescheduling will be posted when it becomes available.

Professor Stephen Hanessian, the 2012 recipient of the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, will present a lecture on "A Century of Natural Product Synthesis: From Concept to Practice" at Givaudan on Monday, November 26.

The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration (by Monday, November 19th) is requested. For more information and to register, please click here.

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2012 ACS Fellows Announcedlogo

August 2, 2012 (Beth Reno)

The Cincinnati Section is proud to showcase our members who were selected as ACS Fellows for the American Chemical Society, Class of 2012! We have four members receiving this prestigious honor, recognizing their significant contributions to the science and their outstanding service to the ACS.

Out of the 52 Local Sections represented in the 2012 class, only four other sections had more Fellows appointed (Philly, Princeton, NC, and Chicago each had 5+). Congratulations to Stacey, Joel, Bill and Subhas! They will be formally recognized at the National ACS Meeting in Philadelphia later this month, and at our local Awards ceremony later this year.

More information our Cincinnati Section 2012 ACS Fellows can be found here. Information on all the 2012 ACS Fellows is available on the National ACS website.

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December 1, 2012 (Beth Reno)

Registration extended through Monday, Dec 10!

The December meeting of the Cincinnati Section will be held Wednesday, Dec 12, at Xavier University. The featured speaker for the evening is Professor Ioana Pavel Sizemore from Wright State University. Prof Pavel's talk is titled: "Engineering SERS-based nanosensors for chemical fingerprinting down to the single-molecule level".

The Discussion Group meeting before dinner will feature Dr Charlie Eads (Procter & Gamble) presenting "Design and analysis of NMR relaxation measurements for understanding complex multiphase mixtures".

For additional information and to register, please click here.

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CANCELLED - November Lecture at Givaudanlogo

November 15, 2012 (Beth Reno)

Prof Hanessian's lecture has been cancelled due to illness. Information on rescheduling will be posted when it becomes available.

Professor Stephen Hanessian, the 2012 recipient of the Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, will present a lecture on "A Century of Natural Product Synthesis: From Concept to Practice" at Givaudan on Monday, November 26.

The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration (by Monday, November 19th) is requested. For more information and to register, please click here.

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yellowUpcoming Deadline for Educational Grants

October 12, 2012 (Gloria Story)

The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society has funds available for the purpose of improving K-12 chemical education in the geographic area served by the local section (OH: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties; KY: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties; IN: Dearborn and Ohio counties).

Applications will be accepted and reviewed two times during the year; the next deadline for applications is November 26, 2012. More information can be found here.

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October Edition of CINTACS

October 6, 2012 (Adam Bange)

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Check it out here!

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November Meeting at Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ashlogo

October 21, 2012 (Beth Reno)

The featured speaker for November's meeting is Dr. Stephen Musson, a US EPA Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Program Manager at the National Risk Management Research Lab. The title of Dr. Musson's talk is "Nanomaterials: Are These Small Particles a Large Health & Safety Issue?".

The November meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8, at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash. For additional information and to register for the meeting, please click here.

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Spread the News -- National Chemistry Week is Just Around the Corner!logo

September 26, 2012 (Jackie Thomas, Gloria Story)

Did you know 2012 marks 25 years of National Chemistry Week celebrations? You can join in this year's fun, "Nanotechnology - the Smallest BIG Idea in Science!", with one of the many Cincinnati ACS Section volunteers who will be bringing free chemistry demonstrations to Cincinnati. To find dates and times of demos at libraries near you, check out the NCW Schedule.

Can't get enough chemistry demos? Don't miss the fun at the Cincinnati Museum Center's Rotunda on Oct 26-27. Local section volunteers provide free chemistry demos all day Friday and Saturday.


If you're one of library volunteers this year, don't forget about the practice session held on Friday, Oct 5, from 5-7 PM. To hold your spot and for directions, send a note to Jackie Thomas.

Interested in helping at the Museum Center? More volunteers are always welcome. Contact Gloria Story for more information.

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Calling All Volunteers for National Chemistry Week 2012logo

August 17, 2012 (Jackie Thomas)

Preparations are underway for National Chemistry Week 2012 which runs from October 21-27. This year's NCW theme is Nanotechnology - the Smallest BIG Idea in Science!

Events planned include chemistry demos at local libraries and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

For more information on helping with NCW activities in Cincinnati please click here.

National Chemistry Week Poem Contest

August 17, 2012 (Jamie Heimkreiter)

The Cincinnati Section of the ACS is also sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade as part of the National Chemistry Week celebration.

First place winner of each category will be invited to attend the Cincinnati ACS Awards presentation with guests held in April 2013 at Northern Kentucky University.

The contest deadline is October 23, 2012. Click here for more information.

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Oesper Award Banquetlogo

September 12, 2012 (Beth Reno)

The University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce the 2012 Oesper Award Winner, Dr. Gary M. Hieftje, a Distinguished Professor and Mann Chair of Chemistry at Indiana University.

The Oesper Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on, Friday, October 12, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) at the University of Cincinnati.

For additional information and to register for the Oesper Award Banquet, please click here.

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September Edition of CINTACS

September 4, 2012 (Adam Bange)

yellow The September edition of CINTACS is now available.

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Come to the first gathering of the Cincinnati ACS for 2012-2013!

September 3, 2012 (Beth Reno)

logo The 9th Annual Family and Friends Picnic will be held Sunday, September 23, from 1-4 PM at Germania Park.

Bring your family! Invite your friends! This is a great opportunity to create memories of fun and science together! Reconnect with ACS friends, and make new ones in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Activities and entertainment will include food, drinks, and chemistry fun!

For more information and to register, please click here.

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In Memoriam Dr. Heather Bullen

July 31, 2012 (Multiple Contributors)

logo Dr. Heather Bullen, associate professor in the Chemistry Department at Northern Kentucky University, passed July 11, 2012, at the age of 35 after a battle with colon cancer.

Heather came to NKU in 2004 after receiving her doctorate from Michigan State University in 2002 and completing a postdoctoral assignment at Iowa State University's Ames Laboratory. She served the Cincinnati Section as chair of the Awards committee in 2009 and coordinated activities for National Chemistry Week for a number of years.

Heather's husband, Brad Sieve, is currently collecting stories and other memories of Heather to share with their son, Vonn, when he gets a little older. To contribute a story, visit Heather Bullen Stories.

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logo Llyod Library Reception for Opening of New Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit

July 13, 2012 (Maggie Heran, Lloyd Library Director)

On September 22, 2012, from 4 - 7 PM, join the celebratory opening reception for Lloyd Library's new, permanent exhibit "The George Rieveschl, Jr., History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry."

Highlights include a Lloyd Extractor, or "Cold Still", invented by Lloyd Library founder and pharmacist, John Uri Lloyd, the Soxhlet Extractor used at the Research Triangle Institute by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer agent Taxus which gave the world Taxol®, other pieces of equipment used in compounding pharmacies, and a rare book exhibit on alchemy.

For more information visit the Llyod Library website.

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Cincinnati ACS Local Section 2012-2013 Election Results voting

July 1, 2012 (Beth Reno)

The results of this year's election for the 2012-2013 term include:

Congratulations to all!

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Cincinnati State Seeking Chemistry Adjuncts for Fall 2012 logo

July 9, 2012 (Wyatt Cotton)

Cincinnati State College is looking for chemistry adjuncts for the Fall 2012 semester.

For more information please contact Dr. Wyatt Cotton at: 513-569-1703 or wyatt.cotton@cincinnatistate.edu.

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ACS Short Courses Coming to Cincinnati chemistry

June 15, 2012 (Robie Lucas)

Special Opportunity for Cincinnati ACS Section Members -- ACS Professional Education is bringing several of their course offerings to Cincinnati from June 25-28, and local section members are eligible for a $200 discount!

Check out the ACS Professional Education site for more information on the course offerings.

To receive the discounted pricing, Cincinnati section members should fax in their registration to 202-872-6336 or enter the discount code "CINCY" if registering online.

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Website changes in progress construction

June 15, 2012 (Webmaster)

Please excuse the mess while we make some changes behind the scenes on the section website. Some website content may be unavailable during this transition period. You may also find that you need to update your bookmarks as old content may have moved.

Please use the "Contact" link below if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for your patience!

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