Alaska Beyond Magazine: Green Trailblazers

Apr 1 2015

In January 1977, biophysical chemist Arlene Blum and biochemist Bruce Ames, both of the University of California, Berkeley, published an article in the journal Science, stating that Tris, a chemical flame retardant widely used on children’s pajamas, was a mutagen. Their research, alongside findings by the National Cancer Institute, had an immediate impact.…

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Reed Magazine: Peak Chemist Takes Eliot Award

Mar 18 2015

Reed is proud to announce that mountaineer, chemist, and environmental advocate Arlene Blum ’66 will be honored with the Thomas Lamb Eliot Award, recognizing distinguished and sustained achievement by a Reed grad, at Reunions in June. Arlene has led expeditions to the world’s most challenging mountains, including Nepal’s Annapurna—an adventure chronicled in her award-winning book, Annapurna: A Woman’s Place.…

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