Month: July 2012

2012 ACS SWRM Call for Papers

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 68th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, being held in Baton Rouge, LA at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on the bank of the Mississippi River, Nov. 4-7, 2012.


The meeting will feature an exceptional technical program including twenty symposia covering a variety of topics, including catalysis for clean energy technologies, dispersants for deep sea oil spills, spectroscopy of nanoparticles, women chemists as mentors and leaders, carbohydrate chemistry, polymers for chemosensing, electronic, and optical applications, bioinorganic chemistry, and chemistry and structural biology. The Industry Roundtable on November 5th will feature top level executives from area chemical companies who will discuss the bright future for the chemical industry in Louisiana and surrounding states. There also will be poster sessions and workshops on a wide range of topics as well as a vendor exhibition.


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LSU Superfund Research Center to Host 13th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and their Health Effects


NEW ORLEANS – Make plans now to attend the 13th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and their Health Effects May 15-18, 2013 at the W New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA!

Stephania Cormier of the LSU Superfund Research Center said tentative topics to be covered during the congress are:

  •  Respiratory Health Effects of Air Pollution,
  • Mechanisms Linking Combustion Pollution and Cardiovascular Toxicity/Dysfunction,
  • Air Pollution and Reproductive/Developmental Health,
  • Toxic metal speciation,
  • Advanced diagnostics of environmental samples, and
  • Chemical characterization of combustion pollutants.

The congress is open to everyone including the general public, as well as members of academia, industry and/or government. Junior faculty, postdoctoral and student travel awards are available. Cost is $250 to register. A list of speakers, exact location of the congress, as well as registration information will be available in the near future.

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Response, Recovery, and Resilience to Oil Spills and Environmental Disasters: Engaging Experts and Communities

A Symposium and Workshop for Community Stakeholders, Researchers and Policymakers

This event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Energy, Coast and Environment Building, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA.

Admission is NO CHARGE but registration is required.

Sponsored by:  LSU Superfund Research Program; OSU Superfund Research Program, and the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN).

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EPA STAR Applied Science Webinar Series: Air Pollution and Stroke

EPA STAR grantees Murray Mittleman (Harvard University) and Greg Wellenius (Brown University) will discuss their recent research on air pollution and stroke. Dr. Wayne Cascio will be available to give an EPA perspective on the importance of this work in this webinar titled: EPA STAR Applied Science Webinar Series: Air Pollution and Stroke on July 18, 2012.

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