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College Freelance Reporting

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In addition to writing for Queens College publications, Warren Phillips produced stories as a college correspondent for several New York City area papers. These pages are taken from the scrapbooks he kept of
his early work.

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Universities and colleges--Research--United States
Nuclear chemistry--Research--United States

Creator

Phillips, Warren, 1926-

Source

WarrenPhillipsPapers.Box9Folder4

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1947

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Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Queens (New York, N.Y.)

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L.I. Press
March 31, 1947

Queens College Sets Up Laboratory To Study Peacetime Uses of Atoms

A radio-chemical laboratory has been established at Queens College to study and find peacetime uses for radioactive atoms, a by-product of atomic energy research experiments, it was announced today by Dr. Paul Klapper, president of the college.
The project, made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Research Corporation to the college, is being conducted by Professor Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff, a member of the chemistry department. Professor Eidinoff served during the war as a research group leader on the atomic bomb project at both Columbia University and the University of Chicago.
Isotope exchange reactions and methods for isotope separation are being studied in the new laboratory. Other objectives of the project are the improvement of methods for measuring radioactive atoms and the exploration of uses for the radioactive samples in better understanding the nature of various chemical reactions.
"These radioactive atoms," Professor Eidinoff explained, "act as 'tracer bullets' and help us understand exactly what is happening to the bulk of the material containing them. We feel that very valuable information in medicine, chemistry and biology will result from the use of these tracer or radioactive atoms."
Professor Eidinoff plans to cooperate with medical and biological research groups in experiments with the use of radioactive atoms.
Experiments are being conducted at the college with radioactive hydrogen and carbon, which are available as by-products from the operation of cyclotrons and atomic energy piles. The amounts of radioactive atoms required for the experiments are so small as to be harmless.
"In the electrolysis of radioactive water," Professor Eidinoff said, "only one atom in 100,000,000,000 is radioactive hydrogen, yet the Geiger Counters are able to measure the radioactivity."
He will describe several of his experiments before the American Chemical Society April 18 at the society's meeting in Atlantic City.
Professor Eidinoff has been a member of the Queens College chemistry department since 1938 and is the author of a forthcoming book on atomic energy for the layman.

Brooklyn Eagle - April 6, 1947

New Laboratory Opened at Queens

A radio-chemical laboratory has been established at Queens College to study peacetime applications of radioactive substances, Dr. Paul Klapper, president of the college, has announced.
The project was made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Research Corporation to the college and is being conducted by Prof. Maxwell l. Eidinoff of the chemistry department. Professor Eidinoff was a research group leader on the A-bomb project at both Columbia University and the University of Chicago.
Isotype exchange reactions and isotype separation are being studied at the laboratory.
Valuable information in medicine, chemistry and biology will result from the study of tracer, or radioactive atoms, Professor Eidinoff thinks.

New York Times - March 31, 1947

Atom Research Project at Queens

A radio-chemical laboratory has been established at Queens College to study peacetime uses for radioactive atoms, a by-product of atomic energy research experiments, President Paul Klapper announced today.
The project, made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Research Corporation to the college, is being conducted by Prof. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff of the chemistry department, who served during the war as a research group leader on the atomic bomb project at Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

Graduation Tues. Completes 10th Yr. Of Queens College

Dr. Harold Taylor, president of Sarah Lawrence College, will deliver the commencement address to the largest graduating class in the history of Queens College at the college's eleventh commencement exercises on Tuesday it was announced today by Dr. Paul Klapper, president of the College.
Orway Tead, chairman of the Board of Higher Education; Justice Charles S. Colden of Flushing, of the New York State Supreme Court, president of the Queens College Association; and Henry H. Schultz, chairman of the Queens College Administrative Committee of the Board of Higher Education, will also address the graduates.
Dr. Klapper will confer baccalaureate degrees on more than 200 men and women at the exercises, which will mark the completion of the college's tenth year. The ceremonies will be held outdoors on the campus quadrangle, unless the weather is inclement. In that event they will be held in the College Center. They will begin at 4:30 p.m.
The ceremonies will be preceded by an academic procession of the faculty and the graduates, led by Chief Marshal Henry W. Raudenbush, professor of Mathematics. The invocation and benediction will be delivered by Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser, of the Forest Hills Jewish Center. The Queens College Orchestra will perform under the direction of Boris Schwarz.
Dr. Harry N. Rivlin, professor of Education, will administer the Queens College Democratic Oath to the graduating class.

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Paper
Newspaper Clipping
7 x 10 inches (178 x 254 mm)

Citation

Phillips, Warren, 1926-, “College Freelance Reporting,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/446.