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A Devastating Loss: John Jackovitz Passed Away

JOHN F. "JACK" JACKOVITZ Oo Monroeville, passed away surrounded by family members at Forbes Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  Friends will be received from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at North American Martyrs Church, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville. (Everyone please meet at the Church). Interment will be private. Jack was an avid animal lover. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite animal shelter. Below are the John's contribution to SAS, we are thankful to have him!

Direct SAS Service
President-Elect 1980
President 1981
Past President 1982
SAS EC 1980-1982
SAS Governing Board Section Delegate 1999-2016
Project Study & Advisory Committee Member 1983
Pittsburgh Section Chair 1984-1985
SAS Liaison from PITTCON and Pittsburgh Section (1981-2018)
Pittsburgh Section Delegate to the GB (1983 to 2016)

SAS Awards
SAS Distinguished Service Award (DSA) 2001
SAS Fellow award 2014

SAS Sessions at Pittcon 2019

Pittcon 2019 will be held March 17-21 , 2019 in Philadelphia, PA

New Frontiers and Challenges in Clinical Spectroscopy Organizer: Ji-Xin Cheng$, Boston University

Current and Emerging Methods for Optical Trace Gas Analysis Organizer: Robert Lascola$, Savannah River National Laboratory


SAS Post-Nominal Letters

Attention SAS Members: Many of you have asked if you could use post-nominal letters representing your membership in SAS after your signature on documents and on websites, etc. We are pleased to announce that you may now begin using the letters MSAS for this purpose for as long as your membership remains active. We hope this will help you promote your society affiliation to the larger community.


Gary Horlick's obituary

Gary Horlick, a giant in the spectroscopy community, passed away on 1 November. Mike Blades and Gary Hieftje wrote the in memoriam, read it here.


SAS Science Crowdfunding Site

SAS announces its new crowdfunding site Measure Venture.  Be one of the first to get your science idea funded by the spectroscopy community.  View current projects or launch your own today! Measure Venture brings measurement instrumentation, sample handling, science training inventors and investors their own space for science-focussed crowd-funding. By scientists, for scientists, "Measure Venture" fills a gap for entrepreneurial measurment scientists. Measure Venture also provides crowd-funding options for scientific events and charitable activities.


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