Monthly Meetings


November 2014 Monthly Meeting
Presentation of the James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Holiday Inn Boston- Brookline   
1200 Beacon Street        (617) 277-1200

5:30 pm
Social Hour
6:30 pm
Dinner
7:30 pm
Award Meeting, Katherine Lee, NESACS Chair-Elect, Presiding
Thomas J. Greenbowe
  Presentation of Arno Heyn Memorial Book Prize to Morton Z. Hoffman - NESACS Board of Publications
  Reflections on James Flack Norris - Ken Mattes, NESACS Archivist
  Introduction of Norris Award Recipient - Michael R. Abraham, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Oklahoma
  Presentation of Norris Award - Doris Lewis, Chair, Norris Award Committee
 
Norris Award Address:
"Providing Opportunities for Students to Understand Chemistry: Guided Inquiry, Computer Simulations, and Active Learning"
Thomas J. Greenbowe, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University of Science and Technology 

All reservations should be made no later than noon, Thursday, October 30.
For those who would like to join us for dinner, reservations using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select pay with credit or debit card option and follow the additional instructions on the page. Cost: Members, $30; Non-members, $35;Retirees, $20; Students, $10. Reservations for new members and for additional information, contact the secretary Anna Singer at (781) 272-1966 between 9am and 6pm or e-mail at secretary@nesacs.org.
If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select “Seminar only”. The fee is $1.
Dinner reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED

Directions:
By Public Transportation: The Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline hotel is conveniently located across from the Green Line “C” St. Paul Street trolley stop.
From the Mass Pike: From US 90E, take Exit 18. Follow Cambridge signs right to Storrow Drive/Kenmore Square exit. Take the immediate right onto Beacon St., and proceed for 2 miles.
From 93 North or South: Take 93 to US 90E, then take Exit 18 as described above.
Parking: Metered parking is available on Beacon Street. Parking is available in the Holiday Inn garage ($15 maximum).

Special Meeting of NESACS
Future of Chemistry Symposium, Networking, and NESACS November Board Meeting
November 13, 2014
Novartis - NIBR
220 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Novartis Cafeteria and Auditorium Building

12:30 pm
RegistrationBegins
1:00 pm
Symposium Welcome
1:10 pm
Symposium, Part One
3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 pm
Symposium, Part Two
4:30 pm
NESACS Board Meeting (location on-site at Novartis TBA)
5:30 pm
Networking Reception

Symposium Speakers:
  • Wilhelm Boland, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology “Sequestration of Plant-Derived Glucosides by Leaf Beetles; RNAi-Facilitated Screening for Transporters and Transformations”
  • Mark Murcko, Entrepreneur, Disruptive Biomedical, former Vertex CTO “The Accurate Prediction of Binding Free Energies”
  • Gregg Keaney, H3 Biomedicine, “Total Synthesis of 6-Deoxypladienolide D and Assessment of Splicing Inhibitory Activity in a Mutant SF3B1 Cancer Cell Line”
  • Bridget Wagner, The Broad Institute and KDAC Therapeutics, “Small-molecule Approaches to Beta-cell Regeneration and Survival”
  • Deborah Rothman, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research, “A Trigger-Based Selectivity Mechanism of Cell Death Identified through Chemical Genetics”

ALL RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY 5 PM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
Registrations of all types can and should be made online here: https://future-of-chemistry-2.eventbrite.com. Please keep in mind that DINNER WILL NOT BE SERVED at this NESACS meeting. There WILL BE an excellent networking reception that will be held on site immediately following the event (and immediately after the NESACS Board Meeting). Board members may attend the NESACS Board Meeting for free, but each board member must still register via Eventbrite to attend the board meeting, the networking reception and symposium. All other attendees must pay the registration fee at the Eventbrite link (above). Early-bird rates are available for the first 100 registrants via the Eventbrite link (above).

For those seeking additional information, contact Leland Johnson, Jr., organizer of this event, by calling 617.304.6474 or by emailing Leland at ljohnson@theconditasgroup.com.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED—RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
NESACS gratefully acknowledges the generous support from Novartis/NIBR for this event.
Directions to NIBR:
MBTA: Take the 1/CT-1 Albany Street, or the 64, 70, 70A Bus to Sydney and Mass. Ave. The RED LINE T stops are Central Square (9 min walk) or Kendall/MIT (12 min walk).
From Google: Driving directions can be found by adding your point of departure, here- http://bit.ly/1ntmwcU
Parking/Accessibility: Metered parking is available on the streets near Novartis with a time limit of two hours. For several parking decks and lots available close to Novartis, please follow this link- http://bit.ly/1AVwDRU.

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Presentations

Presentation from NESACS Southeastern MA Area Event at UMA Dartmouth on Oct. 3, 2013 (Jack Driscoll)
Dr. Joseph Francisco Presentation at the January 2009 Meeting
Town Hall Forum - Feb. 18, 2010