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November 18, 2009 Meeting
- Wednesday-


Mitch Jacoby
Mich Jacoby

Senior Editor
Chemical & Engineering News

"A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Weekly News Magazine of the World of Chemistry"

Date:  Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Location:    Zhivago Restaurant
9925 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL

Cost:  $35.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $37.00 for non-members,
     $20 for students, retired, or unemployed

Dinner reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091), email (, or web by noon on Monday, November 16.   PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all food orders.  No-shows will be billed.  Seating will be available for those who wish to attend only the meeting.


5:30 PM Job Club
5:30 PM Social Hour
6:30 PM Dinner
7:45 PM General Meeting

Topic: "A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Weekly News Magazine of the World of Chemistry"


Week in and week out the staff of the American Chemical Society’s flagship magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, puts together a timely, authoritative, and lively collection of stories on the science, business, governance, and human-interest side of key developments in the worldwide chemical enterprise. Ever wonder how they manage to pull it all off?

Join C&EN senior editor Mitch Jacoby for a fascinating inside look at the weekly rhythms that drive news story proposals, story selection and assignment, writing, editing, and more editing. The talk will address What makes chemistry news and why – and – the essentials of good science journalism.


Mitch Jacoby was an undergraduate at Cleveland State University and a graduate student at Northwestern University. In 1993, he completed his PhD studies in physical chemistry under the direction of Peter C. Stair. His thesis work focused on electron-surface interactions and the application of surface analytical techniques to probe those phenomena. Upon graduating, Jacoby managed a Chicago-area environmental laboratory specializing in analysis of hazardous gases. Since 1997, Jacoby has served as a science writer for Chemical & Engineering News, where he covers developments in catalysis, materials, alternative energy issues, and other topics.

Map and Directions

Parking:   Free in the lot. Parking is also available at Keeler Avenue and Gross Point Road.



RECEPTION -  Complementary wine, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres

APPETIZER COURSE -  Fresh tomato and mozzarella salad, breads, fire cracker meat rolls with Asian sauce, calamari and fresh vegetables served family style

SOUP COURSE -    Cream of Mushroom

DINNER COURSE -    Choice of entrée:

DESSERT COURSE -  Assorted pastries and fresh fruit served family style.



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