COACS local section dinner and meeting: “Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize” presented by Prof. Lawrence J Berliner
Monday August 28, 2017 (5:00-8:00PM)
Blue Spruce Brewing Company, 4151 E County Line Rd, Unit G, Centennial, CO 80122 (We are meeting in the Spruce Room in the back, facing the golf course) Phone: 303 771-0590. More information at http://acscolorado.sites.acs.org
Reservations: http://bit.ly/1QaTH89 by 5 PM on August 23rd
Schedule of Events
5:00 PM Registration/Social hour/Brewery tours (Blue Spruce Happy hours 3-6PM)
6:00PM Buffet dinner ($13/person; $10/students, retirees) Chicken street taco bar that serves 3 tacos per person, chicken and carne asada including rice, beans, chips & salsa, includes one soda. Craft beer can be purchased at the bar.
6:40PM Speaker: Larry Berliner, Univ. Denver “Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize”
7:40PM Questions and discussion
Bio and Presentation Abstract
Prof. Lawrence J Berliner
Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Denver,
Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize
Alfred Nobel was a genius and a keen practitioner of many fields, including chemistry, physics, physiology/medicine and literature, which comprises four of the prestigious Nobel Prizes, awarded each year since 1901. There is also a rich history of the chemical elements being a key part of the prize citation, starting as early as Marie Curie. This talk covers the history of Alfred Nobel and how he, his father and brothers developed their famous explosive that made the Nobel corporation and Alfred extremely wealthy and famous. However the interesting, sometimes sad, part of this history is how Alfred came about to propose the details of these prizes in his will. Prof. Berliner, who teaches a course on the Nobel Prize to entering freshman undergraduate students at the University of Denver, gives personal and sensitive insights into its mystique and fame. His lecture will bring in a local perspective of the contributions that Colorado scholars have made, resulting in several Nobel Laureates. Time permitting; speculation about the politics and potential mistakes made by the various Nobel committees over the years will be discussed.
DIRECTIONS To Blue Spruce Brewing Company
From I-25 South: Take I-25 north to C-470 exit. Exit Quebec St. Merge onto S. Quebec St. Turn left on County Line Rd. Destination will be on the right about 200 yards past Holly Street but before the stop light at Colorado Blvd [if you pass it, turn right at Colorado Blvd. Entrance to Fairways Shopping Center will be on your right; then turn right and loop left around the shopping center].
From I-25 North: Take I-25 south. Exit County Line Rd. Take a right at the fork. Go approx. 3.4 miles. Destination will be about 200 yards past Holly Street but on the right before the stop light at Colorado Blvd [if you pass it, turn right at Colorado Blvd. Entrance to Fairways Shopping Center will be on your right; then turn right and loop left around the shopping center].
From C470 West: Take C470 east. Exit University Blvd. Turn left onto University Blvd. Go under the freeway and take first right onto County Line Rd. Turn left at Colorado Blvd. Entrance to Fairways Shopping Center will be on your right; then turn right and loop left around the shopping center (if you pass Colorado Blvd, make a U-turn before Holly Street).
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Join us to Celebrate our Seniors!
The Colorado Section will honor those members reaching 50, 60 and 70-years of service this year at a luncheon at the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting in October. This is the second for 2017, the previous one held in June. This year we have 13 members who have achieved 50 years, 7 who have achieved 60 years, and 3 who have achieved 70 years of membership!
We are extending the invitation to attend the luncheon to all Colorado Section members. Come join us as our guest as we celebrate the years of service of these members.
The event will be held in Loveland at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center as part of the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting, October 25-28.
Friday, October 27, noon
Embassy Suites and Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538
The October event for RMRM 2017 is still being planned.
Check the website for details or contact Marge Rakowsky. via text, call, or email.
The Section website is at http://acscolorado.sites.acs.org/
The RMRM2017 website is at http://rmrm2017.sites.acs.org/
Upcoming ACS Events (most in the planning stage)
Monday August 28, 2017 (5:00-8:00PM), COACS local section dinner and meeting: “Alfred Nobel and the History of the Nobel Prize”
ACS Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting (RMRM) – Oct 25th – 28th Loveland, CO rmrm2017.sites.acs.org
2nd Monday of the month, October 2017 thru May 2018, Boulder Café Scientifique at Bohemian Biergarten, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder – jointly sponsored with CU Sigma Xi
In Planning Stage:
Fall Monthly ACS Meeting potential western slope location TBA
January Monthly Event to celebrate ACS Service Award Winners
February Monthly Event TBA
March Monthly Event TBA
April Monthly Event Teacher/Student Awards Dinner jointly sponsored with CCTA to honor Colorado’s brightest High School students and their teachers
Summer: Senior Meetings