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American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 6, 2008
Date:2/11/2008

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This story will be available on Feb. 11 at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/86/8606cover.html

FOR ADVANCE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Michael Bernstein
ACS News Service
Phone: 202-872-6042
Fax: 202-872-4370
Email: m_bernstein@acs.org


Journalists Resources

Black History Month: ACS News Media Resources

Journalists covering Black History Month can obtain a variety of resources from the ACS Office of Communications during February. The resources include a news release ( honoring the contributions of three African-American chemists: George Washington Carver, Percy Julian, and Norbert Rillieux. Their contributions include new uses for peanuts and other crops grown in the South, a drug to fight blindness, and a sugar refining process. The ACS has designated each of their achievements as National Historic Chemical Landmarks (www.acs.org/landmarks).The resources also include a Kids Science version of the news release, written for a school-age audience, and a Bytesize Science podcast for young listeners about the contributions of these chemists.

Web link to news release: http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/pressroom/newsreleases/WPCP_008038

Media registration for ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, April 6-10

Mark your calendars for one of the years largest and most important scientific events the 235th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which will be held April 6-10, 2008, in New Orleans, La.

With more than 160,000 members in the United States and other countries, ACS is the worlds largest scientific society. About 12,000 scientists and others are expected for the event, wh
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Contact: Michael Bernstein
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American Chemical Society
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