The TarHelium
   Volume 38, Issue 1                                                                                                     September, 2007

 Nicolle S. Tulve,
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 Judi Price,
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 M. Pasquinelli,
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  A. Tonelli, Chair
  J. Brown, Chair-Elect
  M. Pasquinelli, Secretary
  J. T. Bursey, Treasurer

 

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - NC ACS PARTICIPATION AT THE 2007 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR

The NC ACS Local Section will again participate in the North Carolina State Fair. Similar to 2006, we will have both a chemistry booth and present chemistry stage shows in the "Our Land, Our Legacy" tent. We need you to volunteer! All members of the Local Section are encouraged to participate. New volunteers will be paired with seasoned volunteers who have worked the fair in previous years. Volunteers will receive free admission to the Fair and also have the chance to earn a State Fair
t-shirt. Please read the details below.

Ready to Volunteer: Contact the Organizer,
or fill out the online form: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/outreach/ACSnc/sfvolunteers.html
When: October 12-21, 2007
Where: State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Additional information about the NC State Fair is available online at: http://www.ncstatefair.org/2007
About Our Stage Show: The times of the presentations have not been assigned yet, but we are expecting at least four presentations each day. Volunteers are asked to help with managing the crowds, answering questions about the presentations, and presenting stage shows (if interested).

Admission to the Fair is free for all volunteers. We will also have access to a limited number of parking passes.

Company Logos: If employees from your company volunteer, we will be happy to display your company logo as part of a PowerPoint presentation given during the stage shows.
Questions: Contact the Organizer: Bill Switzer
(bill_switzer@ncsu.edu)

HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD THANK YOU

THANKS go to Sarah Allen and her colleagues for their significant efforts in organizing our local High School Chemistry Olympiad Program!


SERMACS 2007

The Western Carolinas Section of the American Chemical Society invites you to make plans to attend the 2007 Southeast Regional Meeting in Greenville, SC, October 24-27, 2007. Online abstract submission and meeting registration is now open at the meeting website: http://www.sermacs2007.org.

The meeting will feature an outstanding technical program, as well as a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational events. There are special programs for all aspects of the ACS membership, including industrial and government scientists, educators, and students.

Please see the website for complete details!


FINAL CALL FOR NC ACS LOCAL SECTION OFFICER NOMINATIONS 2008

The Executive Committee of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society (NC ACS) is issuing a final call for officer nominations for the 2008 calendar year. All elected officers of the Section serve on the Executive Committee that meets on a monthly basis during the academic year. The following positions are open:

Chair-Elect (2-year term): During the first year, the Chair-Elect organizes the Local Section Conference in April, assists the Chair with management of the Section, and represents the Char in his/her absence. The Chair-Elect then serves as Chair in the second year of the term.

Secretary (2-year term): The Secretary keeps the Executive Committee organized by maintaining all current files and records of the Local Section.

Councilor (3-year term): Three positions open: Councilors represent the Local Section at National Meetings of the American Chemical Society as well as actively participate on the Executive Committee.

Alternate Councilor (3-year term): Three positions open: Alternate Councilors represent the Local Section in the absence of a Councilor at National Meetings of the American Chemical Society.

Self-nominations are also welcome. We need your participation in the leadership of the Section. Full job descriptions for each of these positions can be found on our website at: http://membership.acs.org/N/NCarolina/job_manual.html.

Please send names of nominees to Sol Levine (naturpix@mindspring.com) as soon as possible. Biographical sketches of the candidates as well as the Local Section ballot will be published in the October/November issue of the TarHelium.


SEMINAR SCHEDULES FOR THE LOCAL UNIVERSITIES

Duke University Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://www.chem.duke.edu/calendar/

Duke University Department of Biochemistry Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://www.biochem.duke.edu/BchmSeminar

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://asp.chem.unc.edu/calendar/seminar.asp

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://www.med.unc.edu/wrkunits/2depts/biochem/seminars.htm

North Carolina State University Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/seminarfall2007.html

North Carolina State University Department of Biochemistry Seminar Schedule:
For complete details and updates, check the online activity calendar at http://biochem.ncsu.edu/seminar.php


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

The NC ACS Local Section would like to say a great big "THANK YOU" to the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group for their generous funding of the TCDS/NC ACS Scholarship program.


121st NC ACS Local Section Conference Highlights!

- Pictures contributed by Charlie Goss, GSK

121st NC ACS Sectional Conference
Saturday, April 21, 2006
Duke University, French Sciences Complex


French Sciences Complex

Jason Sampson describes MALDESI-FTICR-MS

Duke host Richard Palmer warms up the crowd

Ken Lyle's fascinating chemical demonstrations

Ken Lyle's fascinating chemical demonstrations

Ken Lyle's soap film hows its colors

Maury Balik (top) introduces NC Distinguished Speaker Alan Tonelli (right)


Jim Chao discusses chemistry education volunteer opportunities

Jared Bushey presents iterative accumulation multplexing with ESI-FTICR-MS

Alan Tonelli announces awards


AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 41st WESTERN REGIONAL MEETING

"Frontiers in Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals and Biotechnology"
October 9-13, 2007
San Diego, California
Double Tree Hotel in Mission Valley

Technical Program - Sampling

  • Natural Product Synthesis
  • Systems Biology & Chemical Genomics
  • Asymmetric Synthesis
  • Marine Natural Products
  • Microwave-Assisted Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry
  • Chemical Information & Drug Discovery
  • Biomarkers-Immunodiagnostics
  • Structure-Based Drug Design
  • Medicinal Chemistry - General
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Peptide Science/Biopolymer Structure
  • Drug Delivery
  • Click Chemistry
  • Ultrasensitive Analytical Methods
  • Novel Protein Kinases
  • Physiological Peptides as Drugs
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Case Study: Drug Design to Clinic
  • Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic
  • Toxicology
  • Formulation, CMC
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • G.A. Crosby Symposium
  • Intellectual Property
  • Local Technology Innovation Showcase
  • Outsourcing
Special Events
  • Meeting Kick-Off Lecture and Reception featuring Professor K. C. Nicolaou, The Scripps Research Institute U.S.S. Midway Extravaganza with Keynote Lecture by Professor Harry Gray, Caltech
  • Vendor Exposition
  • Awards Banquet
  • Undergraduate & SAACS Social Events
  • Poster Sessions
Career Development
  • Chemjobs Employment Center
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Workshop


2007 NC ACS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

- Contributed by Bryce N. Chaney,
Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Business Development Manager
Chairperson of the Undergraduate Scholarship Committee

There were two NC ACS Undergraduate Scholarship awards for the 2007-2008 school year. The Executive Scholarship Committee selected each of the following outstanding students from a competitive pool of 15 total applicants currently attending Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each scholarship winner is encouraged to present his/her work at both the NC ACS Local Section Conference and the Regional (SERMACS) or National ACS meetings to be held during the 2007-2008 school year. Congratulations!

Jason Robert Brown, Duke University -
Advisor, Dr. Boris Akhremitchev

Selected to receive a $2000 NC ACS Award. Jason intends to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. degree in order to one day conduct neurology research at a major university research hospital. Currently, Jason is utilizing Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to better understand hydrophobic interactions with proteins and how protein folding relates to neurological pathology. Jason will use his scholarship funds to purchase AFM tips and reagents necessary for tip surface modifications, as well as new polymers to test phase separation of hydrophobic molecules.

Zhouhui Joe He, NC State University -
Advisor, Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli

Selected to receive a $2000 NC ACS Award. Zhouhui aspires to attend either Pharmacy School or a Ph.D. degree in the chemical sciences. As a double major in biochemistry and chemical engineering, Zhouhui routinely uses molecular dynamics simulations to calculate ligand/receptor binding events for use in nanobiosensor applications. Currently, Zhouhui is studying liposome-based nanobiosensors used to detect acetylcholinesterase activity. Zhouhui intends to purchase molecular modeling software, reference books, and to attend a national conference to present this work.


CALL FOR PAPERS - NC ACS LOCAL SECTION FALL 2007 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who will be actively conducting research in the chemical sciences. The exact scholarship amount will depend on the number of awards. Please note that only undergraduate students within the North Carolina Local Section of the American Chemical Society are eligible.

Scholarship money can be used to supplement the needs of the student's work in the laboratory in the form of research reagents, copies, books, and computer software. The scholarship money may not be used for tuition or housing costs. Additionally, the scholarship winners and their advisors will be invited to dinner and networking with the NC ACS Local Section Executive Committee Members. The scholarship grant becomes available for work beginning as early as November 15, 2007 and expires before the start of the fall semester 2008.

Application deadline: Friday, October 26, 2007, 11:59 P.M.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the online scholarship application form found at the following url: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/outreach/ACSnc/application_scholarship.html.

Previous scholarship winners are posted at: http://membership.acs.org/N/NCarolina/scholarship.html.

Contact Bryce Chaney (bryce.chaney@cirruspharm.com) for any questions concerning the application instructions or requirements.


WHAT IS PROJECT SUC-SEED?

Project Suc-SEED, the American Chemical Society's social action program, places talented, disadvantaged high school students in academic, industrial, and government research laboratories for 8-10 weeks during the summer to experience "hands-on" research. Each student completes a chemical research project under the supervision of a scientist/mentor (called a preceptor) and receives an educational award.

The goal of Project Suc-SEED is to help expand the career outlook of economically disadvantaged students. Since 1968, the Project Suc-SEED Program has made it possible for more than 4,500 talented high school students to conduct research in local chemistry laboratories. The program will consist of an 8-10-week summer science research project for the students, with the majority of participants working in chemistry and chemistry-related sciences. The students receive individual instruction under the direct supervision of scientists/preceptors in the laboratory. The preceptors serve as role models and encourage the students to learn about careers in chemistry.

Over the past 15 years, the Project Suc-SEED program has served approximately 100 students with 96 percent attending college (100 percent over the last five years), 83 percent majoring in science or mathematics, 67 percent in chemistry, and 75 percent overall receiving full or partial scholarships. The average SAT score among current participants has been around 1200 (Verbal and Math). The Project Suc-SEED program has more underrepresented minorities as national winners than any program in the state and very possibly the country. Over the past five years, our students have placed and won in 36 national awards in science competitions including eight Siemens Westinghouse National Semifinalists and two Sigma Xi National First Place Winners.

Our student participants have matriculated to in-state institutions such as North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, North Carolina Central University, Winston-Salem State University, East Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and North Carolina A& T State University. Out of state institutions include MIT, Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, University of Florida, University of Miami, Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse, Virginia Tech, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Among our program alumni we currently have nine students in doctoral programs and a Phi Beta Kappa member. We have a demonstrated model that works in moving gifted students into the sciences.


2007 GSK SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM

Friday, September 28, 2007
Sir Paul Girolami Research and Development Building 5 Auditorium
Glaxo Smith Kline
5 Moore Drive Campus

SCHEDULE (EASTERN STANDARD TIME)

8:45 - 8:50 a.m.Introductory Remarks
8:50 - 10:00 a.m. Prof. Matthew Francis, UC Berkeley
"New Synthetic Strategies for Site-Selective Protein Modification"
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:25 a.m. Prof. Paul Hergenrother, Univ of Illinois,
"Synthesis and Identification of Novel Neuroprotective Coumpounds"
11:25 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Photos
12:30-13:40 p.m. Prof. Jeffrey Johnson, UNC Chapel Hill,
"New Methods of Carbonyl Umpolung"
13:40-14:50 p.m. Prof. Mohammad Movassaghi, MIT
"Cascade Reactions in Complex Alkaloid Synthesis"
14:50-15:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
15:00-15:30 p.m. Post Symposium Reception

DIRECTIONS TO THE GIROLAMI BUILDING 5

From Raleigh / Cary / Morrisville

  • Take I-40 West toward Durham/Chapel Hill
  • Take exit number 279B Hwy 147 North toward downtown Durham
  • Follow Hwy 147 North to Exit 7 Alexander Drive
  • Turn left onto Alexander Drive
  • At 2nd light, turn right onto the GSK Moore Drive campus
  • Continue going straight until you see the parking signs for the Scholars Symposium
  • Enter the R&D Visitor's Lobby and obtain a visitor's pass at the registration desk

From Chapel Hill
  • Take I-40 East toward Raleigh
  • Take exit number 279B Hwy 147 North toward Durham downtown
  • Follow Hwy 147 N to Exit 7 Alexander Dr.
  • Turn left onto Alexander Drive
  • At second light, turn right onto the GSK Moore Drive campus
  • Continue going straight until you see the parking signs for the Scholars Symposium
  • Enter the R&D Visitor's Lobby and obtain a visitor's pass at the registration desk

From Durham

  • Follow Hwy 147 S to Exit 7 Alexander Dr.
  • Turn right onto Alexander Drive
  • At first light, turn right onto the GSK Moore Drive campus
  • Continue going straight until you see the parking signs for the Scholars Symposium
  • Enter the R&D Visitor's Lobby and obtain a visitor's pass at the registration desk


2007 NC ACS LOCAL SECTION DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

The North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce our 2007 Distinguished Lecturer Award recipient: Dr. Alan E. (Al) Tonelli, INVISTA Professor of Fiber and Polymer Chemistry at North Carolina State University (NC State).

Al received his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Paul Flory and joined the staff of AT&T-Bell Labs, where he made significant contributions to the analysis of polymer microstructures by NMR spectroscopy. These were summarized in his book, NMR Spectroscopy and Polymer Microstructure: The Conformational Connection (Wiley-Interscience, NY, 1989), the same year he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

After 23 years at Bell, Al joined the faculty of NC State to continue his research efforts and begin educating a new generation of scientists in the area of fibers and polymers. To assist in all of this, a second book, Polymers from the Inside Out: An Introduction to Macromolecules (Wiley, NY 2001), was published. In addition, he has 300 publications, several book chapters, and numerous invited seminars in his extensive resume. He has supervised the research programs of over 30 undergraduates, 20 graduate, and 7 post-doctoral students. He also has worked with several high school students as part of the NC Local Section's Project SEED program.

In addition to all of this, Al has found time for many other activities, including serving on the editorial boards of Macromolecules and Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science. His activities in the ACS are many, including being a tour speaker and chairing the Polymer Topical Groups in both New Jersey and North Carolina. Alan also organized and chaired a Symposium for SERMACS 2004, has been an Alternate Councilor, Chair-elect (chairing the 2006 Local Section Meeting), and is the current chair of the NC Local Section.

Congratulations to a very distinguished award recipient!


NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK

October 21-27, 2007

CHEMISTRY DAY at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
"The Many Faces of Chemistry"

Chemical craziness at the Museum! Join in the fun and discover that chemistry is cool as the Museum and the American Chemical Society concoct a day full of awesome chemistry experiments, magic, exhibits, and special presentations. This year's theme is "The Many Faces of Chemistry."

General information about chemistry careers will be provided by area employers. The event will be held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Museum information is available at: http://www.naturalsciences.org.

Last year, over 2,400 people of all ages and backgrounds packed the museum exhibit hall to help deliver a positive message about the contributions of chemistry to our lives.

Please volunteer by contacting the Local Section's National Chemistry Week Coordinator, Meredith Storms at stormsm@uncp.edu or (910)521-6427.


WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST NC ACS LOCAL SECTION MEMBERS

Remil M Aguda
A A Ayesh
Ana Carolina Baeza
Devin G Barrett
Karsten Baumann
David J Bautz
Lorena S Beese
Robert J Beichner
Michael Bereman
Gene E Bethea
Wiley F Betts
Craig Boreiko
Volker Bornemann
Brandon Cash
James C Caylor
Stacy I Chamberlin
Kusum I Chandra
Ramamurty V Changalvala
Paul Chin
Youngsoo Cho
Chung-Jung Chou
Laura Clarke
Bret A Coldren
Peter N Coneski
Irma S Contreras
Karen H Cook
Guillermo Coward-Kelly
Elizabeth F Davis
Stacy Dee
Joe Della Rocca
Joseph D Desousa
Manish Dhawan
Michael Q Doherty
Nicholas B Duck
Caia D Duncan
Askia K Dunnon
Meredith J Earl
Suzanna Edens
Wesleigh F Edwards
Robyn J Eisert
Charles R Evans
Kaitlin M Fague
Dazhong Fan
Valeri Fayer
Christine Fecenko
Alessandra L Ferzoco
Scott Flicker
Lindsay C Fuoco
Tonya M Gerald
Andrew J Ghio
Ben Gilbert
Zachary S Giles
Anna V Gromova
Joshua T Guske
Laura J Guy
Christopher N Hadersbeck
Ryan H Gilmore
Rachel Harris
Keisha L Harris
Jeffrey A Hatcher
Robert A Haun
Kelly Henderson
M Omon Herigstad
Dana R Holcomb
Lian Hong
Erin D Hopper
Joann Hotta
Zushou Hu
Zheng Huang
Stephen M Hyatt
Brian O Ingram
Elizabeth Jenista
Alexandra Kantardjieff
Rushyannah R Killens
Chandra Sekhar Korapala
Thomas Henry Labean
Ruby Tang Suet Lam
Patrice Leahy
Gue Jae Lee
Sa Yong Lee
Eun-Ju Lee
Catherine Leprevost
Daniel Lim
Shuang Fang Lim
Hongyi Liu
Shailesh M Lopes
Nestor Lora
Susan Lord
Wei Luo
Mark C Mans
Terry E Marquardt
Ashley T Matthews
Gregory S Mccarty
Susan Meitz
John S Mellors
Benjamin Mogesa
Alan D Monaghan
Dustin L Nelsen
Claudia E Olivieri
Andy J Ommen
Brian S Oswald
Jerry M Parks
Steven L Pellizzeri
Michael G Prisant
Errol J Purkett
Chad Ray
Stefanie Raysich
Alex J Riemen
Christopher B Rinderspacher
Phillip Rodriguez
Alissa M Roland
Erik Rosenfeldt
Alfred Rossner Campos
Megan D Rowland
Iris V Scherer
Jonathan H Shannahan
Shantanu Sharma
Fei Shen
Alexander A Shestopalov
Anatoliy M Shestopalov
Claire J P Siburt
Rolly L Simpson
Christopher Sistrunk
Blake T Sloan
Emilie D Smith
Junlong Song
Chee Leong Soong
Jorge Soto
William R Stevens
Derrick R Stevens
W William Bill Stewart
Ying-Hsuan Sun
Adam E Swank
James A Swenberg
Erin D Swiger
Jun Tang
Liangjie Tang
David J Thomas
Natalie J Thompson
Kyle B Troester
Jon Usrey
Vanessa C Van Vranken
Liudmila Vorontsova
Sanford J Waddell
Paul L Walsh
Erin Wilfong
Jason G Williams
Philip S Williams
Derek Wolfe
Chunwei Wu
Xin Xiong
Liju Yang
Jerry H Yen
Xiancheng Zeng
Liying Zhang
Yang Zhao
Joseph L Zuccarello


NC ACS LOCAL DISCUSSION GROUPS

Information on the NC ACS Local Section Discussion Groups can be found at the following web link: http://membership.acs.org/N/NCarolina/Discussion_Groups.htm.

Discussion groups include: Chemical Education Group, Polymer Discussion Group, Senior Chemists Committee, Triangle Area Mass Spectroscopy Discussion Group, Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group, Triangle Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group, Women Chemists Committee, and the Younger Chemists Committee. Check them out and consider joining a discussion group.


TRIBUTE TO MARCUS HOBBS, DISTINGUISHED CHEMIST AND LOCAL SECTION MEMBER

- Obituary in Duke News Published by Duke University

DURHAM, NC -- Marcus E. Hobbs, Ph.D., a former provost and professor emeritus of chemistry and University Distinguished Service Professor at Duke, and Distinguished Governor Emeritus of RTI International, died on Aug. 12 at The Forest at Duke. He was 98.

Instrumental in the creation of the Research Triangle Park, the Research Triangle Institute now known as RTI International (RTI), and the growth of Duke as a national research university, Hobbs was born in Chadbourne, NC on Aug. 11, 1909, the son of the late Julius C. and Maude Player Hobbs. He spent his childhood in Wilmington.

After graduating high school, Hobbs enrolled at Duke and was one of the rare individuals to spend his entire academic career at the university. He received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees at Duke, prior to being appointed to the chemistry department faculty in 1936.

Beginning in 1951, Hobbs served consecutively as chairman of the chemistry department, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, dean of the university, vice provost, and provost. He also was a member of the "Troika" created by the board of trustees to manage the university during an interim period before the late Governor Terry Sanford was appointed President. Hobbs was named University Distinguished Service Professor in 1998, a professorship created to recognize faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the university in administrative positions and in teaching and research.

When he was awarded the University Medal for Distinguished Meritorious service at a University Founder's Day ceremony in 1989, Hobbs was cited for having strongly influenced the crucial middle years of this institution's development as a university.

He was also cited for "his central role in the development of the Research Triangle Institute" as well as the Research Triangle Park.

While dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Hobbs was appointed by Gov. Luther Hodges to a committee that laid the basis for the Research Triangle Park. As a member of the committee, he assumed responsibility for generating an inventory of scientific research being conducted at N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University. The inventory, a three inch thick document, became the basis for brochures that economic development recruiters used throughout the country to encourage research-oriented companies to relocate to the developing Research Triangle Park, where today about 40,000 persons are employed.

The Park's first tenant was RTI, an independent, non-profit research organization founded by N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Hobbs became a charter member of RTI's board of governors in 1958 and was chairman of the executive committee from 1958-68, and again from 1971-1998.

Hobbs retired from the RTI board of governors in 2003 as distinguished governor emeritus. RTI also honored Dr. Hobbs in 1987, naming its 15th building, a $4 million research facility, in his honor.

In 1999, the board of directors at the Research Triangle Foundation presented Dr. Hobbs its Archie K. Davis Award, in recognition of outstanding service to the Research Triangle Park.

Hobbs was instrumental in the 1951 creation at Duke of the Office of Ordinance Research, which later became the U.S. Army Research Office (Durham). For his service as adviser to the office and as acting chief scientist, he was awarded the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. Earlier, he had been awarded an Army-Navy Certificate of Merit for his work during WWII for the Office of Scientific Research and Development.

A member of the Rotary Club of Durham, Hobbs was a past President, and was honored in 1981 by having the Marcus E. Hobbs award named for him. Dr. Hobbs was also a member of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church.

The North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society, which he had chaired in 1946, made him the first recipient of its Marcus Hobbs Award in 1988.

Hobbs was a director of North Carolina Blue Cross and Blue Shield Inc., from 1967-1981, and chairman of the executive committee from 1978-1981. In addition to authoring or co-authoring more than 50 research papers, he was a fellow of AAAS, a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association of University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Sigma Chi.

Hobbs is survived by his daughters, Sara Hobbs Jackson and her husband Harry, of Hickory, NC and Joan Hobbs Gray and her husband Ron of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Kevin Hobbs Gray, Melanie Elizabeth Gray, Brooke Heather Gray, and James Ferguson Cubie and his wife, Tara; great granddaughter, Paulina Grace Cubie; brother, Isaac Hobbs; and his sister, Jane MacPhaul, both of Southern Pines.

A memorial service will be held at Duke University Chapel, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at 4 p.m. Private burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Marcus E. Hobbs Chemistry Fund, Alumni and Development Records, Duke University, Box 90581, Durham, NC 27708; or to a charity of one's choice.


TRIBUTE TO HOWIE JAMES, GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE NC ACS LOCAL SECTION

- Obituary Published in The News and Observer,
August 1 through August 4, 2007

Howard "Howie" Lewis James, Jr., 63, loving husband, caring father, and a dear and gentle friend of many, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007. He was a resident of Cary, NC since 1985. Born on December 30, 1943 in Rome, NY, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard James, Sr. Howie graduated from Syracuse University and received his Masters of Science from the University of Akron in Ohio. He was an Executive Technical Sales Representative for Waters Corporation, his employer for 30 years. Howie was a seven time recipient of the Waters Presidents Club Award and was Salesman of the Year. He received the Marcus Hobbs award in 2005 for his significant long-term commitment to the American Chemical Society. He was also a member of the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group for 15 years and served as President several times.

Howie was a faithful member of the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ. There he served as a deacon, benevolence ministry coordinator, and member of the greeting ministry. One of his greatest joys was serving others, in particular, participating with his wife in the distribution of clothing and food to people in need as part of the church's benevolence ministry. Howie enjoyed traveling very much. Just last week he and his wife, Carol, returned from a three week trip to Poland, Germany and France. His favorite city in the world was Paris.

Surviving are: wife, Carol of 38 years; son, Todd James of Cary; daughter, Jennifer James and her husband, Hans Jalajas of Raleigh; mother, Dorothy Kindler James of Rome, NY; sisters, Mary Ann Giegerich of Richmond, VA, Juliet Krahulec of Belleville, IL; brother, John James of Utica, NY. Other survivors include: father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lindsay of Columbiana, OH.

A service of remembrance will be held at the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Avenue in Raleigh 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2007. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Carolina Bible Camp at 1988 Jericho Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028 or the Brooks Benevolence Ministry at 700 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607.

Howie will be remembered by his loving and devoted wife and children, other family members and his many friends for his joyful spirit, tender heart, encouraging words, hearty laughter, warm smile and kind deeds.


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Executive Committee:

A. Tonelli (NCSU), Chair '07 515-6588 alan_tonelli@ncsu.edu
J. Brown, (Eclipse Group), Chair-Elect '08 313-6161 jmb@eclipsegrp.com
M. Pasquinelli, (NSCU), Secretary '07515-9426melissa_pasquinelli@ncsu.edu
J. T. Bursey, Treasurer '05-'06493-3025joanmhb@aol.com
N. S. Tulve (EPA), TH Editor '06-present541-1077tulve.nicolle@epa.gov
K. E. Levine (RTI), TH Editor '03 to '06541-8886levine@rti.org
J. L. Chao (IBM), Councilor '06-'08 543-3054jlchao@us.ibm.com
E. C. Bigham (GSK), Dir. District IV483-9844ecb12781@gsk.com
R. W. Morrison, Jr. (GSK,NCSU), Coun '05-'07515-2549robertmorrison@mindspring.com
L. Sremaniak (NCSU), Councilor, '04-'07515-2937lssreman@pams.ncsu.edu
A. L. Crumbliss (Duke), Councilor '07-'09660-1540alc@chem.duke.edu
R. A. Palmer (Duke), Councilor '07-'09660-1539rap@chem.duke.edu
R. M. Forbis (UNC), Alt. Councilor, '05-'07962-2096dick_forbis@unc.edu
N. Oberlies (RTI), Alt. Councilor, '07-'09541-6958oberlies@rti.org
S. Paisner (Lord), Alt. Councilor, '06-'08 469-2500 (ext.2490) sara_paisner@lord.com
K. Tomer, (NIEHS), Alt. Councilor, '05-'07541-1966tomer@niehs.nih.gov
K. Lyle, (Duke), Alt. Councilor, '07-'09660-1621kenneth.lyle@duke.edu
C. Goss (GSK), Past Chair '06483-9755charles.a.goss@gsk.com
S. Levine (NCSU, Ret.), Past Chair '05453-2653naturpix@mindspring.com
D. Coleman (BPCTi), Past Chair '04306-2239dscoleman@bellsouth.net
J. A. Myers (NCCU), Past Chair '03530-6461jmyers@nccu.edu
S.C.J. Sumner (RTI), Past Chair, '02541-7479ssumner@rti.org
C. M. Balik (NCSU), Past Chair, '01515-2126balik@ncsu.edu
B. E. Sturgeon (NIEHS), Past Chair, '00  
G. H. Wahl, Jr. (NCSU), Past Chair '99515-2941george_wahl@ncsu.edu
M. M. Bursey (UNC), Ex Officio493-3025mauricebursey@aol.com
K. A. Cutler (NCCU) , Project Seed Ex Officio530-6172kcutler@wpo.nccu.edu
E. L. Eliel (UNC), Ex Officio962-6198eliel@email.unc.edu
K. Dawes (NCSU), PDG, Ex Officio469-2500dorian, canelas@lord.com
S. Movassaghi (Bayer), TCDG, Ex Officio sherry.movasaghi@
bayercropscience.com
T. M. O'Connell (GSK), TMRDG, Ex Officio483-1535tmo89509@gsk.com
B. N. Chaney (BD), Scholarship Chairbryce_chaney@cirruspharm.com
 

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