Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    "Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood, Bad for Science?" - Sidney Perkowitz, ACS Chicago Section Holiday Party&Meeting

    December 09, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Willowbrook Holiday Inn
    7800 Kingery Highway
    Willowbrook, IL

    (with Sigma Xi & Chemists Club) Like it or not, most science depicted in Hollywood’s feature films is in the form of science fiction. This won’t change any time soon because these films are huge moneymakers, which, however, also make them a powerful cultu

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    New Methods for the Synthesis and Elaboration of Amine-Containing Compounds, Prof. Jonathan Ellman

    November 21, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    University of Chicago, Kent Laboratory Room 120
    5801 S. Ellis Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    (Stieglitz Lecture)

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    Nanotechnology in Art & Art Conservation - Prof. Robin Garrell, UCLA

    November 17, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Parthenon
    314 S. Halstead St.
    Chicago, IL 60661

    How can nanotechnology help art? By restoring and preserving it! Come hear how the ancients used nanomaterials in their art and how modern chemists are using nanoscience to ensure that artists' creations can be appreciated for many generations.

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    “The Remarkable Structure, Bonding, and Reactivity of Metal Dihydrogen Complexes: Inspiration for the Hydrogen Economy”, Gregory J. Kubas, Los Alamos National Laboratory (Basolo Award)

    October 14, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Northwestern University Scott Hall, Guild Lounge
    601 University Place
    Evanston, IL 60208

    (Northwestern's Basolo Lecture & Award) Our discovery nearly 30 years ago of transition metal dihydrogen complexes established that the most fundamental molecule containing the simplest chemical bond, H:H, could unexpectedly be bound in the coordination s

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    “The Journal of Chemical Education: Print Journalism Enters the Digital Age” - Norbert J. Pienta, U. Iowa

    September 23, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Flanner Hall)
    1064 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660

    (Education Night) In the early 1920’s, members of the ACS held several meetings to discuss the educational aspects of chemistry. Due to travel constraints, not all who were interested could attend these meetings. It was noted by this group that there was

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    “Drugging the Un-Druggable: Discovering Small Molecule Inhibitors of Constitutive Protein-Protein Interactions”, Adrian Whitty - Boston U.

    June 23, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Country Squire
    19133 E. Belvidere Rd.
    Grayslake, IL 60030

    (Plus Distinguished Service Award to David Crumrine & 50- and 60-year service awards) / Pre-Dinner talk by Rudy Bernath "“The History of the Chicago Chemists Club. How does it relate to today's chemists, the ACS, and where are we headed?”" / Inhibiting

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    “Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems”, Prof. Robert Bergman, UC Berkeley (Gibbs Award Ceremony)

    May 20, 2011
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Casa Royale
    783 Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    (Gibbs Award Ceremony & Lecture) For significant work in physical organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry with major implications for pharmaceutical sciences and the petrochemical industry. For development of the “Bergman cyclization” of ene-diynes

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    “Graphene Oxide as Colloidal Surfactant: Some New Insights into an Old Material” - Dr. Jiaxing Huang

    April 29, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Colletti’s Dining and Banquets
    5707 North Central Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60646

    Graphite oxide sheet, now named as graphene oxide (GO), is the product of chemical exfoliation of graphite that has been known for more than a century. Interest in this old material has resurged with the rapid development of graphene since 2004, as GO is

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    “Scientists and Public Affairs” - Barbara Moriarty, Nalco Company

    March 18, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    (Public Affairs Meeting) The role of science, including chemistry, is increasingly more important in our daily lives. As chemists, I feel that part of our civic duty is to help those who make the laws governing all our activities be informed scientificall

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    “All Things Pyramids: New Platforms for Imaging and Sensing” - Prof. Teri Odom, Northwestern

    February 24, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Zhivago Restaurant
    9925 Gross Point Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076

    Nanofabricated pyramidal shells are a new class of asymmetric, metal particle that offers new opportunities to manipulate light in confined volumes. This talk will discuss how 3D, anisotropic structures exhibit wavelength and polarization-dependent optica

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    “Sustainable Mitigation of Global Arsenic Crisis: Challenges and Progress” - Arup K. SenGupta, LeHigh University

    January 19, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    European Crystal Banquets
    519 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    (Joint with AIChE & ChemPharma) In Bangladesh, Vietnam, eastern part of India, Cambodia, Thailand, Argentina and several other countries, drinking water drawn from underground sources has been responsible for widespread arsenic poisoning affecting million

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