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Organic Division Undergraduate Award-Due March 15

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Purpose: The American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry is once again sponsoring an award program called the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry, which is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating …

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GRS Nominations Now Open – Due March 2nd 2020

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The DOC Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue, will take place at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM (July 23 through July 26, 2020) For more details and link to …

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The Division has a SLOGAN!

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We had 28 people submit 86 slogans and after discussion and voting by the DOC Executive Committee, the winning submission provided by Kevin Gahan, Ph.D. from the contest is Improving the world one molecule at a time. Kevin Gahan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to Dublin, Ireland to pursue a …

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Nominations for OL, JOC and OM Publication of the Year (2019) Awards-Due Jan 15

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Nominations are now open for the ACS Publication Awards (Organic Letters, The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organometallics) for manuscripts published in 2019 (2017 & 2018 for OM). The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2020. Below, you can find details on eligibility and directions for submission of nominations. The Journal of Organic Chemistry: Nominations …

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L.-C. Campeau’s 2019 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) at Indiana University, Bloomington (June 2019). We are now able to release the video of L.-C. Campeau’s (Executive Director, Head of Process Chemistry and Discovery Process Chemistry, Merck Research Laboratories) lecture free of charge to all Organic Division members from …

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Organic Reactions-Volume 100 Now Available

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Organic Reactions celebrates its Platinum Jubilee Anniversary with the publication of Volume 100 comprising fifteen chapters of impeccable quality that faithfully reflect the most important advances in recent decades and that now define the frontier of synthetic organic chemistry. Future generations of chemists will no doubt recognize the overwhelming significance of catalysis (and are likely …

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2019 Division Election Results

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The Organic Division congratulates the winners of the 2019 election for the new officers for 2019. They are listed below. We thank all the members of the Division who voted for the leaders of our organization. Chair-Elect: Annaliese Franz Councilor: Paul Hanson Alternate Councilor: J. Michael Ellis Members-at-Large: Nicole Knight, Rita, Majerle, Iulia Strambeanu, M. …

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 SURF Fellowships

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Applications for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) ($5,000) are now being accepted. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards SURF Fellowships to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States. These competitive fellowships are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their …

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Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium 2020 – Call for Nominations

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We are seeking nominations of organic Assistant Professors for the Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium to be held in the Division of Organic Chemistry at the Fall 2020 ACS meeting. Junior faculty who are entering their fifth or sixth years and who have not yet been considered for tenure are eligible for this year’s symposium.  The …

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David Williams and David Sarlah’s 2019 NOS Lectures are Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) at Indiana University, Bloomington (June 2019). We are now able to release the videos of Professor David R. Williams (Indiana University, Bloomington) and Assistant Professor David Sarlah’s (University of Illinois) lectures free of charge to all Organic Division members from …

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2019 Division Elections-End on 11/15

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is conducting our annual elections electronically. The election concludes on November 15, 2019. Members will receive an email from elections@vote-now.com. Candidate biographies are available via links within the ballot.

EWOC – Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry – Partnering with the DOC

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Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry (EWOC) held its first and very successful conference in late June at the University of Pennsylvania, with over 175 attendees. The next conference will be August 14, 2020 at Genentech in South San Francisco. The Division of Organic Chemistry, in keeping with its efforts to promote inclusion in the chemistry …

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DOC Slogan Contest – Deadline October 7th

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The Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) needs your creativity and talent to create a unique slogan that captures our commitment to foster and promote the field of organic chemistry, and we invite Members to submit their ideas. The winning slogan will be included on our website and official documentation. In addition to fame and fortune, …

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Next Virtual Symposium is October 1st at 12pm Eastern Time

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On October 1st at 12pm Eastern we will host our next Virtual Symposium featuring Christina Woo (Harvard University) and Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford University). Remember, if you are hosting a group at your location, you can now register to obtain direct access to the conference zoom room. The registration form and more details on our Virtual …

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Katelyn Billings’ 2019 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) at Indiana University, Bloomington (June 2019). We are now able to release the video of Katelyn Billings’ (GlaxoSmithKline) lecture free of charge to all Organic Division members from the NOS 2019 Videos’ page (Requires Login). We would also like to congratulate …

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The 2020 Cope Award goes to Dennis Dougherty

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The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2020 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dennis A. Dougherty from the California Institute of Technology Professor Dougherty will Present his award address at the Fall 2020, ACS National Meeting held August 16-20 in San Francisco, CA More 2020 ACS National …

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R. B. Woodward as a Teacher and a Scholar

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R. B. Woodward as a Teacher and a Scholar

In 1981, organic chemistry luminaries held forth in a one-of-a-kind symposium to honor the legacy of Robert B. Woodward, who passed away in 1979. Among the 28 scientists who partook in that symposium was Jerome Berson, Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, along with Harry Wasserman, Ernest Wenkert, Daniel Kemp, and James Hendrickson.

We thank Dr. Mark Mazur and and Professor J. Michael McBride for providing these videos to the organic chemistry community. Recorded: August 26, 1981

 

Carolyn Bertozzi’s 2019 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) at Indiana University, Bloomington (June 2019). We are now able to release the video of Carolyn Bertozzi’s (Director, ChEM-H, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor at Stanford University) lecture free of …

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