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ACS Global Chemistry is a monthly newsletter from the ACS International Activities. The Committee on International Activities provides the ACS International Newsletter, Global Chemistry, as a resource for ACS programs, products, and services for subscribers with international interests as well as events or opportunities in the global chemistry enterprise as a whole to promote the best chemistry and related sciences in the world.
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2019 has been designated as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by the United Nations. Read the prospectus here, and stay tuned for more information on events and activities from ACS and other partner organizations to celebrate this important piece of chemistry history.
Read the C&EN Article titled "Chemists' lives upended by ban" by Lisa Jarvis.
To effectively contribute to the global chemistry community and to engage our international members, it is important for ACS to emphasize the importance of diversity and global inclusion. Ellene Contis, Chair of the ACS International Activities Committee, recently wrote a C&EN article about it. Read "Energizing global thinking as part of ACS’s diversity and inclusion efforts" here.
IAC Report to Council
During the council meeting at the ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA in August 2018, Dr. Jens Breffke reported about the Committee on International Activities. Click the link above to find the written report and PowerPoint slides.
The ACS Committee on International Activities (IAC) Stopover Grant application is currently open. Stopover Grants allow ACS members to make "stopover" visits during planned international travel during 2018. Application deadlines are rolling and funding is based on available budget. Apply here.
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