Los Angeles district attorney comments on Harran settlement in #SheriSangji case
Jun25

Los Angeles district attorney comments on Harran settlement in #SheriSangji case

Michael Torrice and I have another story up today on the terms of the settlement agreement between University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor Patrick Harran and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The new story includes comments from head deputy district attorney Craig Hum regarding the specific terms of the settlement. What didn’t make it into the story: I also asked UCLA whether the...

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Myths of the #SheriSangji case
Jun24

Myths of the #SheriSangji case

From Twitter yesterday on Sunday, after I shared the link (yet again) to my 2009 story about the circumstances surrounding the fire in a University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry lab that led to the death of researcher Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji: @jkemsley Thx 4 link; may be a bit of misinformation flying around right now abt #sherisangji @krismarsh @DaveFernig @ChemBark — Dr. Allison Stelling (@DrStelling) June 22, 2014...

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Reactions to the Patrick Harran settlement in the #SheriSangji case
Jun23

Reactions to the Patrick Harran settlement in the #SheriSangji case

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Patrick Harran and district attorney reach deal in #SheriSangji case
Jun20

Patrick Harran and district attorney reach deal in #SheriSangji case

From C&EN’s story: A Los Angeles County judge approved today an agreement between the district attorney’s office and University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor Patrick G. Harran to defer prosecution of Harran on four felony charges of violating the state labor code. The charges in the case stem from a 2008 fire in Harran’s lab that led to the death of research assistant Sheharbano (Sheri) Sangji. Go read it...

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Explosion injures University of Minnesota graduate student
Jun19

Explosion injures University of Minnesota graduate student

An explosion on Tuesday in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured a graduate student. The student was making trimethylsilyl azide. The student injured his arm and side, and he needed surgery to deal with glass shards, chemistry department chair William B. Tolman said yesterday afternoon. The student also injured an eardrum. He was not severely burned. “He was lucky,” Tolman said. “It was a pretty...

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Feedback wanted for “Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students”
Jun12

Feedback wanted for “Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students”

The first textbook on laboratory safety, “Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students,” came out in 2010. Authors Robert H. Jill Jr. and David C. Finster are now working on a second edition and would welcome feedback on the text. Direct constructive comments and suggestions to...

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