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Dr. Richard Taylor honored with prestigious teaching award

Dr. Richard Taylor was among three UO faculty honored with the 2010 Thomas F. Herman Faculty Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching. University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere congratulated Ken Calhoon, Richard Taylor and Mark Unno, and presented them with crystal apple trophies to denote the award. The apples are given to faculty members who have demonstrated long-standing excellence in teaching at the university. Nominations are made by faculty colleagues and students.

MRS 2010 Fall Meeting

The Materials Research Society's Fall Meeting will include a symposium dedicated to the development of interdisciplinary approaches to safer nanotechnologies. The deadline for abtract submission is 22 June.

www.mrs.org/fall2010

Growin Green Chemistry in Oregon

Growing Green Chemistry in Oregon, June 30, 1010, 9 am to 12 pm, UO White Stag Building, Portland, OR

SNNI's Proactive Approaches to Healthier, Safer Nanomaterials

In an article published online at AzoNano, SNNI details it's proactive approaches for developing greener, safer nanomaterials.

Dr. Harper awarded subcontract with CaBIG(r)

Dr. Stacey Harper was awarded a subcontract as a subject matter expert for the caBIG(r) Integrative Cancer Research Workspace (ICR) Nanotechnology Working Group. The caBIG(r) Integrative Cancer Research Workspace (ICR) provides tools and systems to enable integration, sharing and analysis of molecular information between and within cancer research organizations.

Media Highlights important research in two SNNI labs this summer

The media featured two SNNI research laboratory this summer. PNNL's Biological Sciences division featured Dr. Galya Orr's research on single-molecule microscopy and nanoparticle engineering and the Science Channel's Brink series featured Dr. Greg Rorrer's (OSU) research on the use of diatoms in solar energy applications.

Dr. Galya's Orr's (PNNL) research was highlighted on PNNL's Biological Sciences Division Highlights Page

Nanotechnology Amendment Act of 2009 introduced into the Senate

The Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, chaired by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) will consider the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009 (H.R. 554).

Jim Hutchison to give keynote at OECD Conference

Jim Hutchison, SNNI's director, is a keynote speaker at the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Conference on Potential Environmental Benefits of Nanotechnology: Fostering Safe Innovation-Led Growth to be held 15-17 July in Paris, France. Attendance to the conference is by invitation.

SNNI Director's keynote talk at ACS is available on the web

SNNI's director Dr. Jim Hutchison's keynote presentation at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is now available through an ACS experiment that displays selected keynote presentations and slides allowing the viewer to see the slides and hear the presentation.

Dr. Hutchison's presentation "Greener nanoscience: A proactive approach to advancing applications and reducing implications of nanotechnology" was part of the Kavil Foundation's ACS Plenary Symposium on challenges in nanoscience.

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