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November 1, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 44
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November 1, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 44
Job outlook for 2011 will likely be similar to 2010's, perhaps even slightly better
By A. Maureen Rouhi
(p.37)
Features
Government & Policy
Head of NSF Chemistry Division sees science as the way to tackle society's problems (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology
Designed for video games, Graphics Processing Units bring once-impossible simulations within reach for chemists (pp. 27-29)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Hint Of Hope

Cautiously Optimistic
In the wake of the recession, employers are poised to slowly and selectively hire chemists
(pp. 38-42)
Making Labs Work Magically Well
Lab and stockroom managers have essential jobs with diverse responsibilities
(pp. 43-45)
Wanted: Role Models
Mentors can help women scientists of color 
achieve success in their careers
(pp. 46-47)
 

News of the Week

Chemical Demand Remains Strong

Earnings: Firms capitalize on rebound for another winning quarter
(p.5)

Don't Blame The Pill

Water Pollution: Only a small fraction of the estrogen pollution found in waterways comes from oral contraceptives
(p.6)

Forging Ligands

Organometallics: Custom hybrid chelating system could have many uses
(p.6)

ACS's Next Day In Court

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear an appeal of American Chemical Society v. Leadscope Inc.
(p.7)

Revealing How Plants Breathe

Structural Biology: An ion channel that controls opening, closing of pores in leaves has a rare protein fold
(p.7)

Eastman Exits Polyester Business

Plastics: One-time PET leader will sell unit to DAK Americas
(p.8)

Probing Human Genetic Variation

Genome Sequencing: Consortium improves catalog of human DNA differences
(p.8)

Carbon Capture By Solids

Porous Crystals: Study uncovers details of CO2-binding sites in framework compounds
(p.9)

GSK Pays Big

Pharmaceuticals: Settlement for $750 million reflects U.S. crackdown on adulterated products
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Head of NSF Chemistry Division sees science as the way to tackle society's problems
(pp. 19-21)
University of Virginia buttresses defense against attorney general's fraud probe
(pp. 22-24)
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Science & Technology

Researchers step closer to the molecular mechanism behind the sperm and egg union
(p.30)
Photo contest draws lively response and cool images from C&EN readers
(pp. 32-33)
Designed for video games, Graphics Processing Units bring once-impossible simulations within reach for chemists
(pp. 27-29)

Career & Employment

In the wake of the recession, employers are poised to slowly and selectively hire chemists
(pp. 38-42)
Lab and stockroom managers have essential jobs with diverse responsibilities
(pp. 43-45)
Mentors can help women scientists of color 
achieve success in their careers
(pp. 46-47)
Job outlook for 2011 will likely be similar to 2010's, perhaps even slightly better
(p.37)

Editor's Page

(p.3)