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October 12, 2004
Lawrence A. Funke, a chemist and research grant administrator at the American Chemical Society in Washington, died of an aneurysm Oct. 5 at Howard County General Hospital. The Clarksville resident was 55. Dr. Funke was born in Covington, Ky., and raised in Erlanger, Ky. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1971 from the University of Dayton and his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Michigan State University in 1976. He was a professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for six years before joining the College of Notre Dame of Maryland as a chemistry professor in 1983.
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April 23, 2014
Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Chemistry in the Library: Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Sat., April 26, 2 p.m. Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society for hands-on experiments. Ages 7 and older. Registration required. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club.
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July 4, 2002
George L. Braude, a retired organic chemist and former Food and Drug Administration Bureau of Foods official, died June 26 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Genesis Eldercare in Severna Park. He was 84. Dr. Braude, a longtime Severna Park resident, was with the FDA from 1973 to 1983. He retired as chief of the chemical industry practices branch, and before that, he had been chief of the chemical technology division and physical sciences office. He worked for W.R. Grace & Co. in Baltimore from 1959 to 1972 as director of special projects, manager of organic research and supervisor of process development.
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December 29, 2006
Halkey K. Ross, a retired Army colonel and Aberdeen Proving Ground chemical engineer, died of kidney failure and old-age complications Saturday at a hospital in Palm Harbor, Fla. The former Fallston resident was 94. Born Alcibiades Kipourides in Aleppo, Syria, of Greek parents, he was orphaned as a result of the massacre of Christians in Turkey. At age 10, he was adopted and raised by a business secretary of the Army and Navy YMCA. He earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a master's in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Rhode Island.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2004
The Belmont Conference Center, a historic Elkridge manor house with an 82-acre estate, is for sale, its owner announced yesterday. After being its steward for more than 20 years, the board of directors of the Washington-based American Chemical Society decided to sell the property because Belmont didn't fit the group's plans. "Having a conference center was not really aligned with our strategic mission" of being the premiere provider of chemical information in the world, said the society's executive director and chief executive officer, Madeleine Jacobs.
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February 7, 2004
On February 6, 2004, CECIL RANDOLPH SMITH, loving husband of Donna Smith, beloved father of Stanley Smith, David Smith and Carolyn Smith and adoring grandfather of Zachary Smith and Madeleine Smith. An internationally recognized researcher in his field of organic chemistry, his research work in the areas of unusual lipids, Alkaloids and other natural products was published in ca 165 papers in refereed journals. This work done largely from 1956-85 at the northern regional research laboratory of the USDA and emphasized biologically active compounds, especially antitumor agents and non-toxic pest control agents.
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February 19, 1991
Bertram L. Karpel, who had been assistant chief of a U.S. Army laboratory dealing with gas masks, protective clothing and other defenses against chemical and biological weapons, died Feb. 10 of cancer at his home on Harden Lane in Pikesville.Mr. Karpel, who was 68, retired in 1978 as assistant chief of the Physical Protection Division of the Chemical Systems Laboratories at the Edgewood area of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.He had started working for the Army on gas masks in 1944 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1997
Science can be a lot of gooey, messy fun.That's what visitors to the Columbus Center in Baltimore learned yesterday as they queued up to make red, blue and green "slime" in the name of chemistry.As part of National Chemistry Week, which began yesterday, the center and the Maryland chapter of the American Chemical Society joined forces for a "Get-Your-Hands-On-Science" day, designed to emphasize the importance of chemistry in the marine world and the fun of it."Think of polyvinyl alcohol as a million little bits of spaghetti," said Towson University chemistry Professor Mark Greenburg as he squirted the chemical into small cups for a rapt audience.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
NEWS
October 12, 2004
Lawrence A. Funke, a chemist and research grant administrator at the American Chemical Society in Washington, died of an aneurysm Oct. 5 at Howard County General Hospital. The Clarksville resident was 55. Dr. Funke was born in Covington, Ky., and raised in Erlanger, Ky. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1971 from the University of Dayton and his doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Michigan State University in 1976. He was a professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for six years before joining the College of Notre Dame of Maryland as a chemistry professor in 1983.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | April 14, 2004
The Belmont Conference Center, a historic Elkridge manor house with an 82-acre estate, is for sale, its owner announced yesterday. After being its steward for more than 20 years, the board of directors of the Washington-based American Chemical Society decided to sell the property because Belmont didn't fit the group's plans. "Having a conference center was not really aligned with our strategic mission" of being the premiere provider of chemical information in the world, said the society's executive director and chief executive officer, Madeleine Jacobs.
NEWS
February 7, 2004
On February 6, 2004, CECIL RANDOLPH SMITH, loving husband of Donna Smith, beloved father of Stanley Smith, David Smith and Carolyn Smith and adoring grandfather of Zachary Smith and Madeleine Smith. An internationally recognized researcher in his field of organic chemistry, his research work in the areas of unusual lipids, Alkaloids and other natural products was published in ca 165 papers in refereed journals. This work done largely from 1956-85 at the northern regional research laboratory of the USDA and emphasized biologically active compounds, especially antitumor agents and non-toxic pest control agents.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 21, 2004
The historic Belmont Conference Center in Elkridge could have new owners this fall and a future as a moneymaker and teaching space for Howard Community College. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that raises funds for the college, is considering purchasing the 18th-century estate. Owned by the American Chemical Society, Belmont offers accommodations for conferences, weddings and retreats. The property is listed for $4.3 million. The foundation "is trying to figure out whether or not we can make the numbers work," said Mary Ellen Duncan, president of HCC. The foundation plans to study the purchase proposal until Aug. 2, when it will report its findings to the college's board of trustees.
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