Thursday, June 9, 2016  
Tarnovsky lab finds atmospheric chemistry link | Boys State returns to BGSU
In the Tarnovsky lab are (from left) Alexander Tarnovsky, photochemical sciences, and students Darya Budkina, Christopher Hicks, Anna Eyzips and Veniamin Borin. Eyzips and Borin were involved in the Nature Chemical paper. Budkina and Hicks are continuing the research, but their names were not on the original paper. Student Sergey Matveev (not pictured) also made a major contribution to the project's continuation.


A BGSU photochemical sciences research team has shown that a new and unusual reaction path in chemistry occurs not only in the gas phase, but also in solution. According to Dr. Alexander N. Tarnovsky, the finding, which is important to atmospheric photochemistry, also establishes the direct link between chemical reactivity in the gas phase and in solution.

Tarnovsky and doctoral graduate assistants Andrey Mereschenko, Evgeniia V. Butaeva, Veniamin Borin and Anna Eyzips are the listed authors of a Nature Chemistry journal article about the finding.

“Dissociation, the process of breaking a chemical bond, lies at the heart of chemistry,” Tarnovsky said. Dissociation of molecular bromine is one of the key steps in ozone depletion chemistry, so establishing the connection between bromoform and bromine is important in atmospheric photochemistry, he explained.


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Over 1,200 of the most outstanding young scholars in Ohio will be at the University June 12-19 for American Legion Buckeye Boys State. Students learn about city, county and state government by creating a mock government.

City, county and state officials, along with American Legion volunteers, typically take part.

Participants at Buckeye Boys State are also eligible for the BGSU Buckeye Boys State Achievement Scholarship. The automatic $1,000 scholarship for Boys State participants is renewable yearly and may be combined with other University scholarships.

Buckeye Boys State was founded in 1936 and has been held at BGSU since 1978.

Bartley Brennan, 74, a professor emeritus of legal studies, died May 26 in Bowling Green. He taught at the University from 1974-96. Memorial gifts may be given to the College of Business Scholarship Fund.


The 15th annual Northwest Ohio Autism Summit takes place Friday (June 10) in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. About 200 teachers, professionals, parents and other caregivers of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder will gather for a day of talks and information sharing.

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