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December 2, 2002


Chemistry professor wins award
Craig Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor of Chemistry, has received the 2002 Southern Chemist Award of the American Chemical Society. The award, which covers scientists in 36 states, notes Hill’s work in cluster science and other research areas.

Hill and his research group have established many of the physical, chemical and biological properties of polyoxometalates, and large and growing class of cluster compounds that are made up of metal and oxygen atoms.

The award also recognizes Hill’s recent research on the first manmade materials with dynamic function that can repair themselves if damaged during operation and the preparation of new nanostructured materials with multiple capabilities that have applications in medicine as well as other various technologies.

Results of Hill’s work include a pollution-free method to convert trees to paper and the realization of fabrics and cosmetics that could remove pollutants from the air by catalyzing their oxidative destruction by using the air itself.

LGBT now accepting essay entries
The President’s Commission on LGBT Concerns is accepting entries for its undergraduate and graduate essay contest. The essays must be in the field of lesbian/gay/queer studies, and should reflect work completed between Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2002.

Graduate essays of 15–35 pages and undergraduate essays of 10–20 pages will be considered.

The awards of $500 for the graduate essay and $250 for undergraduates will be presented by President Bill Chace at the LGBT Pride banquet, March 3.

Submissions are due to Maria Carrión in 501N Callaway by 5 p.m., Feb. 7. For more information contact Carrion at 404-727-2297 or

Museum gift shop holds sale, Dec. 5–7
The Carlos Museum will host a three-day sale on everything in its bookshop, Dec. 5–7. All merchandise, including bargain books, will be discounted 20 percent. All items are available through mail order as well.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 and from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., on the Dec. 6–7. For more information, contact the bookshop at 404-727-0509.

Turner to speak at law school, Jan. 13
CNN founder Ted Turner will appear as part of the School of Law’s Distinguished Speakers Series, at noon, Jan. 13, in Gambrell Hall’s Tull Auditorium.

The series is a student-led initiative to being respected individuals to the law school to speak.

Turner’s ties to Emory are strong. For example, Turner’s foundation is a generous supporter of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, located at the law school.