ACS Chicago Section Past Meetings

ACS Chicago Section Past Meetings

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1980

1981

  • January 23 - Poster Session (Loyola University)
  • February 20 - Donald Lynn (Voyager Project-JPL) "Voyager 1 encounter with Saturn"
  • March 25 - A.M. Weinberg (Institute of Energy Analysis - Oak Ridge Associated Universities) "The Future of Nuclear Energy"
  • April 10 - Mahendra Sandesara (Chemical Waste Management) "Handling and Disposal of Hazardous Waste Materials"
  • May 15 - GIBBS AWARD Bert L. Vallee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Zinc and the Emergence of Metallobiochemistry"
  • June 19 - Derek Davenport (Purdue University) "Agreeing to Disagree: The Bohr-Einstein Correspondence"
  • September 25 - Christopher Hill (Fermi Lab) "The Periodic Table of Elementary Particles"
  • October 23 - Elizabeth K. Weisburger (NIH) "Not all Carcinogens are created by Chemists"
  • November 13 - Alan G. MacDiarmid (University of Pennsylvannia) "Metallic and Semi Conducting Covalent Polymers: Polyacetylene (CH)X and its Derivatives"
  • December 18 - Gilan School of Scottish Dance

    1982

  • January 22 - Poster Session (Loyola University)
  • February 19 - John F. McKay (DOE) "Recovery of Organic Matter from Green River Oil Shale using Supercritical Fluids"
  • March 25 - David N. Hume (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Blood Alcohol Measurement and the Determination of Intoxication"
  • April 22 - Timothy C. Hall (Agrigenetics) "Potential Application of Recombinant DNA technology in Agriculture"
  • May 21 - GIBBS AWARD Gilbert Stork (Columbia University) "Interaction: Chemical and otherwise"
  • June 24 - Marjorie C. Caserio (University of California - Irvine) "Chemists and Chemical Information"
  • September 24 - Benjamin Perillo (Lab Chief, DEA) "The Role of the Forensic Chemist in Clandestine Labs"
  • October 22 - Fred Basolo (Northwestern University) "Mechanisms of Reaction Carbonyls"
  • November 19 - Yoshito Kishsi (Harvard University) "Stereochemistry of Palytoxin"
  • December 17 - Clarence Menninga (Calvin College) "Eruption of Mt. St. Helen's"

    1983

  • January 21 - Poster Session (Loyola University)
  • February 25 - Franklin Long (Cornell University) "In Defense of Activism"
  • March 25 - Norman V. Steere (Consultant) "Managing Chemical Hazards in Laboratories"
  • April 22 - Jan Fawcett (Rush Medical College) "The Chemistry of Mind-Altering Drugs"
  • May 20 - John D. Roberts (California Institute of Technology) "Down the Rapids with NMR"
  • June 24 - Panel Discussion (McKinley, Bearman and Ichniowski) "Cooperative Education - The Payoff for Chemists"
  • September 21 - Warren Schmaus   (Illinois Institute of Technology)    Naomi Aronson (Northwestern U.) "Fraud and Honesty in Science"
  • October 21 - George S. Hammond (Allied Signal Corporation - Integrated Chemical Systems) "Application of Chemistry to Produce Things Other Than Chemicals"
  • November 18 - Lenore G. Randall Frank (Hewlett-Packard) "An Overview of Supercritical Fluid Chromatography"
  • December 15 - Max Gergel (Allen University Sc.) "Thirty-Five Years Running a Small Chemical Company, and the Interesting People One Meets"

    1984

  • January 20 - Poster Session (Loyola University)
  • February 14 - Robert H. Mazur (G.D. Searle + Company) "Asparthame - A New Sweetener"
  • March 23 - Ananda Chakrabarty (University of Illinois) "Genetics and Ecological Approaches to the Problems of Toxic Chemical Pollution"
  • April 27 - Panel Discussion Moderator - Martin Siegal "Hazardous Waste Management, Disposal and Regulations"
  • May 18 - GIBBS AWARD Elias J. Corey (Harvard University) "Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and other Eicosanoids"
  • June 22 - Henry A. Bent (North Carolina State University) "The First Course in Chemistry and the ACS"
  • September 21 - David C. Boyd (Corning Glass Works) "Creating Glasses with Precise Colors"
  • October - Malcolm H. Chisholm (Indiana University) "Metal-Metal Multiple Bonds: Inorganic Functional Groups"
  • November 16 - W. Clark Still (Columbia University) "Recent Results in Organic Synthesis"
  • December 14 - Joseph Nagyvary (Texas A&M University) "Chemistry of the Great Violins"

    1985

  • January 25 - Poster Session
  • February 22 - Valdas V. Adamkus (EPA, Region V) "Toxicants in the Great Lakes"
  • March 22 - Emanuel Margoleish (Northwestern University) "Cytochrome C & Electron Transport Proteins"
  • April 19 - Martin F. Semmelhack (Princeton University) "Developing of Transition Metal Reagents for Organic Synthesis"
  • May 17 - GIBBS AWARD Donald J. Cram (UCLA) "Molecular Cells, their Guests, Portals and Behavior"
  • June 21 - Cyril Ponnamperuma (University of Maryland) "Chemical Origins of Life"
  • September 20 - SKY SHOW (Adler Planetarium) "Return of Halley's Comet"
  • October 25 - James A. McCloskey (University of Utah) "Microscale Structure Elucidation by Mass Spectrometry"
  • November 22 - John Veradke (Iowa State University) "Hypervalency and its Meaning for Your Life"
  • December 13 - John Brenell (Magician)

    1986

  • January 24 - Carl Moore (Loyola University of Chicago) "The Origins of Electrochemistry from an Historical Perspective"
  • February 21 - Robert West (University of Wisconsin) "Chemistry of the Silicon-silicon Double Bond""
  • March 21 - Jon Van (Chicago Tribune - Science Writer) "How Scientists and Science Writers can work together"
  • April 18 - Janet Rowley (University of Chicago) "Chromosome Abnormalities and Human Cancer Genes"
  • May 23 - GIBBS AWARD Jack Halpern (University of Chicago) "Organometallic Chemistry in Biology: The Role of Vitamin B12
  • June 20 - George Brubraker Illinois Institute of Technology "Computer Literacy for students in Mathematics and the Sciences"
  • September 19 - Russell P. Sherwin (University of Southern California School of Medicine) "Cell Societies and Human Health"
  • October 24 - Mel Schabilion (DEA) "Experiences of an Undercover Narcotics Agent"
  • November 21 - Paul Lauterbur (University of Illinois - Chicago) "Microscopic NMR Imaging"
  • December 12 - Marvin C. Lang, Donald L. Showalter and Gary Shulfer (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point) "Yes Virginia, Chemistry Can be Fun"

    1987

  • January 23 - Kenneth L. Rinehart (University of Illinois-Urbana) "Biologically Active Compounds from Marine Sources"
  • February 20 - Edward S. Olson (Field Museum of Natural History) "Meteorites: A Poor Man's Space Probe"
  • March 20 - Etcyl Blair (Consultant) "What the Past tells us about the Future"
  • April 24 - Francis Zenie (Zymark Corporation) "Strategic Trends in Laboratory Automation"
  • May 22 - GIBBS AWARD Allen J. Bard (University of Texas) "Solar Energy Conversion through Photoelectrochemistry at Semiconductors"
  • June 19 - Leo McCloskey (Felton-Empire Vineyards) "Wine Phenolics and Wine Tasting"
  • September 18 - Harold Scheraga (Cornell University) "Conformation Energy Calculations on Polypeptides and Proteins"
  • October 23 - V.J. Shiner, Jr. (Indiana University) "New Studies of Solvolysis"
  • November 20 - Fred McLafferty (Cornell University) "Neutralization-Reionization Mass Spectrometry"
  • December 11 - Jack Stocker (University of New Orleans) "CHEMAGE: A Compendium of Chemical Trivia"

    1988

  • January 22 - Bruce Merrifield (Rockefeller University) "Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis"
  • February 19 - Leon Lederman (Fermi Lab) "Supernova, Superconductors and the Super Collider"
  • March 25 - Bryant Rossiter (Viratek, Inc.) "Chemistry, the Mother Science: A Solver of Problems and Hope of the World"
  • April 22 - Kosta Tsipis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Ways Out of Our Nuclear Predicament"
  • May 20 - GIBBS AWARD Rudolph A. Marcus (California Institute of Technology) "Electron Transfer Reactions in Chemistry: Theory and Experiment"
  • June 24 - Truman Schwartz (Macalester College) "The Ultimate Synthetic Problem: Making Gold for Fun and Profit"
  • September 16 - Graham J. Durant (Toledo University) "The Discovery of Cimetidine (Tagmant) and Some Recent Developments in Histamine Receptor Antagonist"
  • October 21 - Ronald A. Hites (Indiana University) "Mass Spectrometry - Nature's Gift to Environmental Science"
  • November 18 - Donald Frey (Northwestern University) "Whatever happened to the Corporate Central Research Laboratory?"
  • December 16 - "CHAOS" (Comedy Group)

    1989

  • January - Cleveland G. Mosby (DuPont - Freon Products Division) "The Chlorofluorocarbon Ozone Depletion Issue"
  • February 24 - Helen Free (Miles Laboratories) "Chemistry Contributions to the Quality of Life"
  • March 17 - William Beranek (ICFAR) "How safe is safe? A Chemist's Journey into Public Policy"
  • April 28 - J.S. Felton (Lawrence Livermore National Lab) "Chemical and Biological Characterization of Mutagens and Carcinogens in Cooked Foods"
  • May 19 - GIBBS AWARD Richard B. Bernstein (UCLA) "The Steric Factor in Chemical Kinetics via Oriented Molecule Beam Scattering"
  • June 23 - Ted Delaca (National Science Foundation) "Science in the Antarctic"
  • September 22 - Clayton Callis (ACS President) "The Continuing Care and Maintenance of the Chemical Enterprise"
  • October 20 - STIELIGTZ LECTURE John W. Vanderhoff (Lehigh University) "The First Products Made in Space: Monodisperse Latex Particles"
  • November 17 - Richard M. Caprioli (University of Texas - Medical School) "Combining Electrophoresis, HPLC and Mass Spectrometry"
  • December 15 - SKY SHOW "Star of Wonder"

    1990

  • January 19 - George G. Lowry (Western Michigan University) "Chemical Safety and Right to Know Laws"
  • February 23 - Loren J. Joseph (University of Chicago) "DNA Fingerprinting"
  • March 23 - John W. Ahlen (Arkansas Science and Technology Authority) "The Role of Science and Technology in Enhancing a State's Economic Growth"
  • April 13 - Geoffrey A. Cordell & Norman Farnsworth (University of Illinois - Chicago) "Pharmaceuticals for the Tropical Rain Forest"
  • May 18 - GIBBS AWARD Richard N. Zare (Stanford University) "Advances in Chemical Analysis- Lasers in Chemical Analysis: Seeing less is seeing more"
  • June 22 - George Bodner (Purdue University) "Problem Solving: the Difference Between What We Do and What We Tell People to Do "
  • September 14 - Jules Blake (US Government, Science & Technology Dept.) "Adventures in the Technology Transfer Trade"
  • October 19 - Susselan Pookote (Simplesse Co.) "Simplesse - All Natural Fat Substitute"
  • November 16 - George A. Olah (University of Southern California) Stieglitz Lecture "New Vistas of Electrophilic Reactions of Hydrocarbons""
  • December 14 - Walter McCrone (McCrone Institute) "What Every Good Forger Should Know"

    1991

  • January 25 - Isao Noda (Procter & Gamble, Inc.) "Two Dimensional Infrared"
  • February 22 - Michael Ward (University of Minnesota) "In-situ Mass Measurements with the Quartz Crystal Microbalance in Liquid Media"
  • March 22 - Leon M. Lederman (University of Chicago) "Science: The End of a Frontier?"
  • April 12 - Eugene Garfield (Institute for Scientific Info.,) ""
  • May 24 -
  • June 21 - J.J. Lagowski (University of Texas) ""
  • September
  • October 25 - Bernard S. Lee (Institute of Gas Technology) "An Update on IGT"
  • November 22 - Arthur G. Ramdol, III (Exxon Chemicals) "Valdez Spill in Prince William Sound - Synposis and Update"
  • December 11 - Edward Minson (Ambrosia Chocolate) "Chocolate - From the Bean to the Bar"

    1992

  • January 24 - John Veradke (Iowa State University) "Outstanding Large Section Award"
  • February
  • March 20 - James W. Mitchell (AT&T Bell Laboratories) "Alternate Starting Materials for Industrial Processes"
  • April 24 - D.H. Michael Bowen (American Chemical Society) "What ACS Does With Member Dues Money "
  • May 21
  • June 19 - John A. Conklin (Washington College) "The Chemistry of Fireworks"
  • September 25 - R.P.H. Chang (Northwestern University) "Buckminsterfullerenes"
  • October 23 - George Sadler (National Center for Food Safety and Technology) "Food/ Container Interactions".
  • November 18 - William L. Jorgenson (Yale University) Stieglitz Lecture
  • December 11 - Barry Baumann (Chicago Conservation Center) "The Conservation of Paintings & Historical Discoveries".

    1993

  • January 22 - Donald Stedman (University of Denver) "Remote Sensing of Air Pollutants".
  • February 19 - Steve Creager (Indiana University) "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy".
  • March 19
  • April 23 - R. Marshall Wilson (University of Cincinnatti) "High Intensity Laser Organic Photochemistry"
  • May 20
  • June 25
  • September 10 - Gary H. Kitmacher (NASA Johnson Space Ctr.) "Exploring Space in the New Millenium"
  • October 22 - Eric Block (SUNY/ Albany) "Chemistry in a Salad Bowl: Organosulfur Chemistry of the Genus Allium".
  • November 19 - Harry Morrison (Purdue University) "Photosensitized Inactivation of Nucleic Acids - Light as a Mutagen, Drug and Immunosuppressing Agent".
  • December 17 - Mel Schabilion (DEA) "Illicit Manufacturing of Drugs".

    1994

  • January 21 - James T. Haw (Texas A&M University) "Toward a Systematic Chemistry of Zeolite Catalysis: In Situ NMR of Catalysts".
  • February 25 - Paul Soreno (University of Chicago) "Uncovering the Lessons of the Past: Dinosaur Evolution".
  • March 25
  • April 22
  • May 19
  • June 23 - Jerry R. Mohrig (Carleton College) "Changing Winds in Undergraduate Chemical Education: Will They Bring the Needed Changes?"
  • September
  • October 21 - John Ackerman (Argonne National Laboratory) "The Integral Fast Reactor and the Pyrochemistry of Actinide Recovery".
  • November 18 - Tobin J. Marks (Northwestern University) "Chemistry for Lightwave Technologies: Molecule-Based Nonlinear Optical Materials".
  • December 16 - Kent Zeller (Hershey Foods Corp.) "Upon the Rotation of the Plane of Polarized Light".

    1995

  • January 20 - Steven Zimmerman (University of Illinois-Urbana) "Supramolecular Architectures: From Host-Guest to Self-Assembling Systems".
  • February 24 - George Smoot "Observations of the Big Bang: The Creation and Evolution of the Universe".
  • March 30 - Silas Purnell (Ada S. McKinley Services) "Educating Minority-Disadvantaged Youth: From Inner-City Neighborhoods to College Campuses - How to Get Them There from Here".
  • April 21 - Miodrag Radulovacki, M.D. (University of Illinois - Chicago) "The Pharmacology of Sleep".
  • May 19
  • June 23 - Michael Doyle (Trinity University) "Turning Students on to Chemistry".
  • September 22 - Linda I. Baum (Chicago Medical School) "Cell-Mediated Immunology of HIV"
  • October 20 - Andrew Streitwieser (University of California at Berkeley)
  • November 17 - Ernest L. Eliel (University of North Carolina) "Benzylic Carbanions - Are They Planar?"
  • December 15 - Richard N. Zare (Stanford University) "Have Laser; Will Travel".

    1996

  • January 19
  • February 23
  • March 22
  • April 19 - Ronald Breslow (Columbia University) "Biomimetic Chemistry"
  • May 24
  • June 21 - Sylvia Ware (ACS Education Division)
  • September 20 - Kenneth E. Kolb (Bradley University) "Glass: Its Many Facets".
  • October 25 - Otto Furuta () "Industry and the Public Debate on Chlorinated Chemicals".
  • November 22 - Harihara Mehendale (Northwest Louisiana University) "Injury and Repair as Opposing Forces in Risk Assessment".
  • December 11

    1997

  • January 24
  • February 21 - Mary Lou Cowlishaw (Illinois House of Representatives)
  • March 20
  • April 25 - Ben Luberoff (ConcepTeam, Inc.) "Innovation for Fun and Profit"
  • May 23
  • June 20 - Zafra Lerman (Columbia College, Science Institute) "The Art of Teaching Chemistry: From Textbooks and Test Tubes To Dance and Drama".
  • September 19 - Carmen I. Nitsche: (Nalco Chemical) "A Changing Terrain: Chemical Information at the Desktop"
  • October 24 - George W. Luther III: (University of Delaware) "Voltammetric Solid State (micro) Electrodes and Their Application to Marine Chemistry or Electrodes + Mud = Fun + Science"
  • November 21 - Kenneth S. Suslick: (University of Illinois - Urbana) "The Chemical Effects of Ultrasound"
  • December 12 - Alan R. Hirsch, M.D.: (Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation) "The Effects on Behavior of Airborne Chemical, Aromas in Your Life"

    1998

  • January 26 - Ajay K. Bose: (Stevens Institute of Technology) "Microwave Assisted Organic and Biochemical Reactions"
  • February 20 - Wayne E. Wesolowski: (Benedictine University) "The Lincoln Funeral Train - An Adventure in Urethane Chemistry"
  • March 20 - Dale J. Kempf: (Abbott Laboratories) "HIV Protease Inhibitors: From Bench to Bedside"
  • April 24 - Margaret A. Cavanaugh (National Science Foundation) "Is Institutional Culture Changing for Women Chemists?"
  • May 15 - Mario J. Molina: (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Chemistry of Strasopheric Ozone Depletion"
  • September 25 - Mary Virginia Orna (Chemical Heritage Foundation)
  • October 23 - Alanah Fitch: (Loyola University) Lead & Humanity: "A 5000 Year Toxic Marriage"
  • November 18 - Frederick L. Webber: (Chemical Manufacturers Association) "A Look at the Road Ahead"
  • December 11 - Mike McCreary "Mars Pathfinder Mission"

    1999

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