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    2018 Gibbs Awardee Cynthia Burrows

    May 11, 2018
    6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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    Meridian Banquets
    1701 Algonquin Rd
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

    107th Willard Gibbs Award Address:

    Prof. Cynthia J. Burrows

    Distinguished Professor,
    Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry
    - Dept. of Chemistry, University of Utah -

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    • 6:00 - 7:00  Reception with hors d'oeuvres, and 2 complimentary drinks 
    • 7:00 - 8:30  Dinner 
    • 8:30 - 8:45  ACS Award Ceremony
        - "A History of the Willard Gibbs Award" - Anthony Toussaint, Chicago Section Chair
        - "Congratulations to Prof. Burrows", Peter Dorhout, President of the American Chemical Society
    • Introduction of Professor Burrows - TBD
    • Presentation of the Gibbs Medal - TBD
    • 8:45 - 9:45  Gibbs Award Lecture by Prof. Burrows


    • Soup: Cream of tomato basil bisque with bleu cheese
    • Meridian Salad
    • Choice of entree:
        - BEEF: Roast top sirloin with rosemary merlot sauce
        - SALMON: Fresh broiled Norwegian salmon with dill sauce
        - VEGETARIAN: Portabello mushroom with zucchini
    • Dessert: Hot fudge brownie a la mode


    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 7
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 9

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all dinner orders.  No-shows will be billed.   Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email ( if you have any questions


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    Meridian Banquets
    1701 Algonquin Rd
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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