April Meeting Notice
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Center for Innovation and Growth,
Baldwin Wallace University
|4:30 – 5:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 – 6:15 pm Social/Networking
6:15 – 7:00 pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 pm Awards and Presentation
“The Art and Science of Paintings Conservation”
Heather Galloway, Conservator, Fellow AIC, Adjunct Prof. CWRU
This paper will use Henry Bone’s delightful copy of Titian’s
Bacchus and Ariadne, as a case study to examine how chemistry has
informed our understanding of the aging of oil paints and varnishes, the
effects of cleaning paintings and the role chemistry plays in the education
of art conservators. Executed in 1811 and on display at the Cleveland
Museum of Art, Bone’s enamel, with its jewel like tones, undoubtedly
captures the appearance of a painting newly arrived in England and freshly
cleaned. Enamel painters, like Bone, boasted that their copies of famous
oil paintings could capture and preserve great works of art doomed to
otherwise fail and discolor. We will also look at how the often-surprising
appearance of a cleaned painting lead to public controversy and ultimately
an increase acceptance of the role of the scientist in informing cleaning
practices and the care of paintings.
DINNER RESERVATIONS REQUESTED:
Please RSVP to Dr. Lisa Ponton (email@example.com) with the names and
number of people in your party by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 13th. Dinner
will be Herbed Baked Chicken, Lemon Pepper Cod, Vegetable Garlic
Pasta, Parsley Buttered Potatoes with a Garden Tossed Salad and Broccoli
Marinade Salad. We can take credit card, checks made out to “Cleveland
ACS”, or cash. The cost is $20 for members and guests, $10 for retirees or
unemployed, and $5 for students.
March Meeting Update
The student winners of awards for research presentations at the 2017 Meeting in Miniature are:
Undergraduate Oral Presentation Awardees
Naviya Schuster-Little, Oberlin College: Optimization of Emulsion PCR for Aptamer Selection
Kieran Farrell, Case Western Reserve University: Unraveling the Photoprotective Mechanism of Folic Acid upon UVA Absorption.
Samantha Moores, Oberlin College: Exploring the Role of N-hydroxy Heterocycles in Synthetic Eumelanin Formation.
Graduate Oral Presentation Awardees
Erica Fatica, Cleveland State University: Flux analysis of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to investigate metabolic alterations in Barth Syndrome.
Shashank Gorityala, Cleveland State University: Multi-omics Profiling of Exosome Cargo by LC-QTOF-MS/MS.
Regina DiScipio, Case Western Reserve University: The Energetic Journey of UV Light Through Biomolecular Pterin.
2017 Meeting in Miniature
Monday, March 13, 2017
Cleveland State University
Registration: Main Classroom Building 2nd floor
1:00 Registration opens (Main Classroom 2nd fl)
2:00-5:00 Contributed talks – Main Classroom
5:15-6:15 Plenary Talk – Main Classroom
6:15-7:00 Networking/social – Student Center, 311A/B
7:00 Dinner & Awards Presentation
Dr. James Short
“History of Explosives ”
The 1000 year history of explosives will be traced from the first
observation of explosive phenomena in China. Travel of the knowledge
from the Old World along the Silk Road to Europe. The several accidental & initially unrecognized discoveries of new explosive materials in Europe.
The enormous wealth that came to people that figured out how to safely
manufacture and handle explosives. Why explosive knowledge and
innovation crossed the Atlantic into the New World. The crucial
contribution of university research to the advancement of explosive (and
propellant) chemistry. Why the world's largest manufacturer of
photographic film became the world's largest manufacturer of explosives.
How Walt Disney and President Kennedy moved America into Outer
Space. And how mistakes and errors along the way led to successful explosives safety research programs.
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER REQUIRED:Please RSVP to Dr. David Ball (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the names and number of people in your party by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 9. The
menu will be a southern BBQ with brisket and chicken, cole slaw, roasted
potatoes, chips & salsa, and a corn relish with cookies & brownies for
dessert. We can take credit cards, checks made out to “Cleveland ACS”, or
cash. The cost is $20 for members and guests, $5 for students, and FREE
for student presenters and volunteers.
Important Update from the Cleveland Section
With support from an ACS grant we have begun a strategic planning exercise. Please click here for an article detailing the strategic planning retreat held Oct. 10-11, 2015