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A research paper by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack was featured in an article in the March edition of the Nexus – Green Chemistry Newsletter titled “Effectively Communicating the Need for Green Chemistry.”
The paper, “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry, was co-written by Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack, and Douglas M. Young. It was first published January 19, 2017 in Administrative Science Quarterly.
In their paper, Dr. Haack and her colleagues investigate the emergence and growth of “green chemistry”—an effort by chemists to encourage other chemists to reduce the health, safety, and environmental impacts of chemical products and processes—and explore how green chemistry advocates influence how their peers do their work.
Researchers in the UO lab of chemist Michael Pluth are part of a global battle against oxidative stress in the human body. It happens as we age and when we eat too much, smoke and drink alcohol. Affected cells release reactive oxygen that damage cells.
Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and more than 70 other diseases involve damages from oxidative stress.
Read more in:
Chemical Society Reviews – 21 November 2016, Issue 22
Authors: Matthew Hartle, Michael Pluth
Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering – November 7, 2016, Volume 4, Issue 11
Author: James Hutchison
Angewandte Chemie International Edition – 24 October 2016, Volume 55, Issue 44
Hydrogen Sulfide Donors Activated by Reactive Oxygen Species
Authors: Dr. Yu Zhao, Prof. Michael D. Pluth
Chemistry of Materials – September 8, 2016
Authors: Michaela Burke Stevens, Lisa J. Enman, Adam S. Batchellor, Monty R. Cosby, Ashlee E. Vise, Christina D. M. Trang, and Shannon W. Boettcher
A $500 million gift from longtime UO supporters Penny and Phil Knight will be used to create the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The one-of-a-kind center will be dedicated to the translation of laboratory discoveries into tangible innovations that improve lives and advance society.
To be known as the Knight Campus, the initiative will be one of the first public university initiatives to bring researchers together with entrepreneurial specialists for the primary purpose of finding new and transformative ways of turning research into everyday products, technologies and services to aid society at large.
Read the full article in AroundtheO