Extra Credit

See Homework links for information on the Extra Credit problem

Rowland Nobel Lecture

Please see the class links for Professor F. Sherwood Rowland's Nobel Lecture in Chemistry

HW Answers

I have posted the answers, but not the solutions to the 4th HW assignment.

Climate Change Posters

This is an invitation to you and your students to participate in a poster session at the 57th annual Colby Leadership Institute on the morning of Friday, March 14, 2008.  The theme is Climate Change: Taking the Lead Locally to Reduce Warming Globally.

This year's program is being organized by my ST398 class, "climate change history and public policy."

The program focuses on linking global problems and local solutions by focusing on ways individuals, municipal and state government, and local organizations and businesses can work together with national and international leaders to generate innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions for climate change while saving and even making money.

At 9 am in the Diamond auditorium chemist and Nobel Laureate F. Sherwood Rowland will present a keynote address on global warming and climate change.

The poster and information session runs from 10:30 am to noon, also in Diamond.  Posters may focus on science, history, policy, business, or other aspects of climate change.  Poster printing requests should be directed to Jason Parkhill <> in ITS at least a week before the event.

We hope to have some local industries involved as well, with  tables to display their wares--sort of an environmental trade show, with substantial ideas and products that local businesses can offer by way of positive solutions.

We are expecting a large number of guests from around the state, many of whom will also be attending the awards luncheon with Governor Baldacci.

To participate send your poster proposal for review to all of the following (deadline March 4):,,

For more information on this year's Colby Institute for Leadership please visit

Best regards,

Jim Fleming (for Alice Elliott and Gus Libby)

FileServer 1

All students in CH217 will have a course account on FileServer1.   Directions for accessing this remove volume are listed below.

Access Instructions for Macintosh OS X Users
In the Finder, select Go > Connect To Server...
In the Server Address: field enter: smb://fileserver1
Click Connect
When prompted enter the following:
Workgroup/Domain: COLBY
Username: e-mail username
Password: your password
Click OK.
In the SMB Mount dialog box that appears, select the desired folder from the available choices and click OK.
Browse to the desired folder.

Access Instructions for Windows Users
There are two ways to connect to Fileserver1:
Method 1
Browse My Network, select Entire Network, select Microsoft Windows Network, and Browse to the COLBY Workgroup and double-click on Fileserver1.
Enter your name as COLBY\username or
Enter your password.
Browse to the desired folders.
Method 2
Select Start > Run... and type in
Fileserver1 and Press the Enter key
Enter your name as COLBY\username or
Enter your password.
Click OK and browse through the folders.

CH217 News

Welcome to CH217 News.  News is the Confluence version of a simple blog.   You may use this feature to post course related questions or comments.   Anyone affiliated with the class may post and respond to a news item.  Consider using this feature for:

  • Asking homework questions
  • Posting interesting interesting news items or events related to the course
  • General communication with the entire class
  • Sharing a data file (save it as an attachment)

The instructor will get an email every time a news item is posted and will respond, if appropriate, as a comment to the post.