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Senior Pasquale Iacono will make an oral presentation, "Using Fluorocarbons to Study Carbanion Chemistry", on Thursday, 5 October, to the Organic Chemistry Division at the Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Binghamton, NY. The research is Pasquale's senior honors research project with Professor Heinz Koch.

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Ithaca, NY—Last fall Beth Ellen Clark, an assistant professor of physics at Ithaca College, joined an international scientific team in Japan to study data on Itokawa, a peanut-shaped asteroid more than a million miles from earth. In 2005 the hovering probe that transmitted the data landed on the 500-yard-long Itokawa to take samples and is now on its way...

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A paper titled "Integration of OPNET Modeler with External Development Tools in Linux/Solaris" by Ali Erkan and Sigurd Teigen (CS major, class of 08) was accepted at the OPNETWORK 2006 Conference.

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Beth Pallo (Environmental Science ’06 with Chemistry concentration) and Akiko Fillinger (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) presented their poster on an interdisciplinary project titled, “Multi-faced Evaluation of Sustainable Landscaping on a College Campus” at the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology at Houston, TX, on August 19-22, 2006. This project aims to increase sustainability on our College’s landscaping practice by moving from tradition mono-crop lawns to a mixture that includes grasslands and wildflowers. (http://ic017040.ithaca.edu/~cns/projects.html) We will monitor soil chemistry, biodiversity, economics of lawn vs. non-lawn landscaping, and attitudes of the college community. Beth’s poster presentation was well received by many environmental scientists and engineers from all over the world.

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A paper co-authored by Michael Haaf and Ithaca College undergraduate Meredith Cummings was published in the most recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a leading, peer-reviewed chemistry journal. The paper, entitled "Rapid Self-Assembly of Core-Shell Organosilicon Microcapsules within a Microfluidic Device," represents a collaboration between the chemistry department at Ithaca College and Professor D. Tyler McQuade's research group at Cornell University. The full reference is: Steinbacher, J. L.; Moy, R. W. Y.; Price, K. E.; Cummings, M. A.; Roychowdhury, C.; Buffy, J. J.; Olbricht, W. L.; Haaf, M.; McQuade, D. T. /J. Am. Chem. Soc./ *2006*,/128/, 9442-9447. (Follow this link to read the paper: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi/jacsat/2006/128/i29/pdf/ja0612403.pdf)

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