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March 17, 2017

Paper by Julie Haack Featured in the ACS Nexus – Green Chemistry Newsletter

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.


February 2, 2017

Green Product Design Student Applies her Knowledge as UG Researcher

Sarah Hashiguchi (L) and Beth Esponnette

Sarah Hashiguchi first became interested the connection between product design and chemistry when she took CH 114 Green Product Design, a course designed and taught by UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Sr. Instructor Julie Haack. That interest led Sarah, a Clark Honors College student, to pursue a Product Design major with a minor in Chemistry, and for Dr. Haack to help arrange for Sarah to meet with one of the head chemists at Nike to learn more about working in the field.

Sarah got an opportunity to put her knowledge into practice when, after Assistant Professor of Product Design Beth Esponnette won a 2016 Faculty Research Award for her proposal to explore chemical-reactive 3-D printing, she hired Sarah to assist her with her research.

Read more in the Oregon Quarterly piece, Fashion Statement – Collaborative Reseach

November 21, 2016

New Website for the UO Tyler Invention Greenhouse

The Tyler Invention Greenhouse builds upon the UO’s strength in green chemistry, design and innovation to accelerate the infusion of greener products into society – tapping basic research discoveries to meet the compelling national need for sustainable products. (more…)

August 31, 2016

ACS’ Nexus Blog Interviews Alum Richard Glover

The American Chemical Society caught up with UO Chemistry and Biochemistry alum Richard Glover to talk about green chemistry in the laboratory and classroom during the GC&E conference in June.

Richard earned his PhD in Chemistry in 2013, and teaches chemistry at Bellevue College in Washington State.

Read the full article at: Getting Community College Students into the Lab with Green Chemistry

August 5, 2016

Julie Haack Authors Article on Innovation & Sustainability at UO’s 942 Olive St. Hub

Read UO Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty Julie Haack‘s post on ACS Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog:

Ready, Set, Innovate…Sustainably!

June 22, 2016

Lots of News Coverage for the UO’s New Innovation Hub


Group photo, from L-R, chemistry faculty James E. Hutchison; Julie A. Haack and Allyn Brown and his daughter Courtney Brown, opening Tyler Invention Greenhouse on May 10, 2016. The University of Oregon is extremely grateful to the Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust, and especially Mrs. Tyler’s nephew and Trust board member Allyn Brown, BS ’66, JD ’69, for helping to make the vision of 942 Olive Street a reality.

Check out the video and learn about Chemistry and Biochemistry’s connection to 942 Olive Street – the Tyler Innovation Greenhouse!

AroundtheO video and article: The UO’s new innovation hub opens in downtown Eugene

In the Register Guard: New hub for innovators and entrepreneurs set to open in downtown Eugene

In the Daily Emerald: UO opens downtown building to support green start-ups

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