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April Meeting Notice

Education Night
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.

Please RSVP to Dr. Lisa Ponton ( 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
Cleveland, OH

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


Plenary Address:
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 ( 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




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