The chemistry department and University of Portland student affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will host the 48th annual Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium and Banquet on Saturday, October 5, beginning at 1 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. The 1 p.m. symposium is free and open to the public; attendance at the Pauling Award Banquet at 7 p.m. requires reservations and payment.
The 2013 Linus Pauling Medal for outstanding contributions to chemistry will be presented to Chad A. Mirkin of Northwestern University (pictured). Symposium speakers will include Mirkin, as well as Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Clifford P. Kubiak of the University of California at San Diego, and Hongkun Park of Harvard University. A reception and undergraduate research poster presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons. The Linus Pauling Award Banquet begins at 7 p.m. in the Board Room, and requires tickets from http://tinyurl.com/kbth2ho, $30 for regular admission and $15 for students.
For more information or to reserve tickets, go to http://tinyurl.com/lvnspf9, or call the chemistry department at 7123.