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Also in this week's issue of C&EN, a farewell missive from Dr. William Carroll, the outgoing chairman of the ACS board of directors. The relevant sections: ...Members always tell us that communicating scientific knowledgethrough meetings, journals,...
This week's issue is mostly a year in review, with lots of short articles:Here's Sophie Rovner's short summary of the year in jobs and salaries -- the graphs tell the (unhappy) story of the year. Stephen Ritter covers that ozone/UV light adipic acid article;...
A new edition for a new year. Print out and send to your family -- it works!...

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Because sometimes the facts about chemical employment just aren't very fun. But this is!My Favorite Things about Chemistry (by CJ)1. A chromatography column that works well.2. The treasure trove of literature, filled with truth, (a few) lies and idiosyncrasies...
From Jyllian Kemsley and Michael Torrice, a tweet from the LA Superior Court on Judge Lisa Lench's ruling in the preliminary hearing for UCLA professor Patrick Harran:Judge sending Patrick Harran to trial on #SheriSangji case, @cenmag story by @mmtorrice...
It's the start of the summer student season right about now, and I think it would be great to get them into the habit of wearing PPE in the lab. Wouldn't it be great if we could show everyone that PPE is a normal happy part of your day in the lab? (i.e. positive...

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Patrick Harran, the UCLA professor who faced four felony counts in connection with the death of Sheri Sangji in a laboratory fire, has struck a deal with prosecutors that allows him to avoid charges in exchange for a $10,000 fine, 800 hours of community service,...
An explosion on Tuesday in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured a graduate student. The student was making trimethylsilyl azide.The student injuredhis arm and side, and he needed surgery to deal with glass shards, chemistry department chair...
(Looks like I get the same emails as Chemjobber does!)Prof. Erland Stevens of Davidson College will be offering an introductory medchem course through EdX:The seven-week course starts on March 10th.  Each week has about 1 hour of video and a number of...