November 19, 2002
Dr. Ron Robertson, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Todd Lafrenz, assistant professor of chemistry, conducted demonstrations and activities for more than 900 people at the Cumberland Science Museum in Nashville last month. Their participation was part of National Chemistry Week, observed Oct. 21 - 25. With the theme of "Chemistry Keeps Us Clean," activities focused on the chemistry behind water purification, soaps and detergents and other advancements that have made the world cleaner and safer. Members of Chi Epsilon Mu (XEM), the student affiliate chapter of the American Chemistry Society, also participated in the events. XEM, the APSU department of chemistry, and the Nashville section of the ACS host many events throughout the year to further understanding of chemistry and related professions.
Dr. Mark Michael, associate professor, history and philosophy, presented a paper titled "When Is a Resource Not a Resource? Liberalism, Auctions and Votes" last Saturday at the Tennessee Philosophy Association at Vanderbilt University. He also commented on a paper titled "What's the Problem With Political Liberalism?"