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May 20, 2002

JOURNALISTS: Here are story ideas and a list of selected Purdue events during the next two weeks.

Purdue's star chemist celebrates 90

The Department of Chemistry at Purdue is having a celebration to commemorate the 90th birthday of Purdue Nobel Laureate Herbert C. Brown. More than 100 of Brown's former associates from around the world will assemble at Purdue Wednesday through Saturday (5/22-25) for three days of celebrations, which will include a series of scientific lectures and talks. The event will conclude Saturday with the 19th Herbert C. Brown Lecture Series and a birthday banquet.

Brown is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of synthetic organic chemistry. His research of boron compounds and their chemical reactions revolutionized the low-cost production of medicines and agricultural chemicals. In 1979, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

CONTACT: Professor P. V. Ramachandran, director, Herbert C. Brown Center for Borane Research, (765) 494-5303,; Susan Gaidos, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2081;


• Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center. The 30th North American Manufacturing Research Conference, one of the most prestigious manufacturing conferences in the world, will attract about 250 top experts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America, who will present 89 technical papers. CONTACT: Yung Shin, (765) 494-9775,

• Friday, June 7. Purdue Calumet campus. Board of Trustees meeting.

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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