January 5, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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January 5, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 1
January 5, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 1
Each of us has a personal stake in the advancement of chemistry and letting others know the value of our science
By Thomas H. Lane, ACS President
(pp. 2-5)
Huntsman's struggle to get acquired puts it on top (p.17)
Government & Policy
DOE lab director, Nobel Prize winner expected to put climate change at top of department agenda (pp. 24-25)
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Government & Policy

ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley is confident industry can navigate altered political landscape
(pp. 19-23)
DOE lab director, Nobel Prize winner expected to put climate change at top of department agenda
(pp. 24-25)


Book delineates how profit motives and laws often stand in the way of preventing harm
(pp. 34-36)


Changing times and student profiles call for reexamination of quantitative analysis curricula
(pp. 32-33)
Taiwan's Academia Sinica addresses challenges in an effort to attract best students, faculty
(pp. 27-29)