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Organizers deem 6th ICG International Summer School a success

By Eileen De Guire / August 14, 2014

More than 50 students from 14 different countries gathered at L’Université de Montpellier (France) in early July for the 6th International Summer School hosted by the International Commission on Glass.

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ACerS delegates travel to Shanghai to plan 2016 XXIV International Congress on Glass

By April Gocha / May 21, 2014

A delegation representing the American Ceramic Society met with colleagues from the Chinese Ceramic Society and the International Commission on Glass in Shanghai, China on April 15 to discuss planning for the XXIV International Congress on Glass, to be held in Shanghai in 2016.

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Prague ICG closes; New glass research center in Brazil—2 unis, 16 profs, 11 years, $22 M—one big impact

By Eileen De Guire / July 8, 2013

Representatives of the American Ceramic Society (led by Richard Brow) and the Chinese Ceramic Society led by Peng Shou, along with leaders from the International Commission on Glass team met for a lunch at ICG 23 in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting was facilitated by Manoj Choudary and Fabio Nicoletti (representing ICG), to foster stronger…

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ACerS leaders expand intersociety collaborations at International Congress on Glass

By Eileen De Guire / July 2, 2013

L. David Pye (standing) delivered the keynote address at the opening of the 23rd International Congress on Glass. This picture is from the recent PACRIM–GOMD meeting in San Diego, Calif. Credit: ACerS. After wrapping up their meeting with the European Ceramic Society (see report from last week), ACerS president Richard Brow and executive director Charlie…

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ICG, Wiley offer primer on bio-glasses

By / January 15, 2013

The International Commission on Glass and Wiley are offering a relatively new book that is meant to serve as an introduction for undergraduate and graduate students to the burgeoning field of glass materials designed for medical and biological uses. While I haven’t read Bio-Glasses—An Introduction, a summary of the book suggests that it is a…

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Glass Commission, Penn State looking for young scientist Weyl award nominations

By / December 14, 2012

In 2010, Corning’s John Mauro (center) won the W.A. Weyl Award, which was presented by ICG President Fabiano Nicoletti and Penn State’s Carlo Pantano. Nominations are now open for the 2013 award. Credit: ICG. The International Commission on Glass and Pennsylvania State University have teamed up to offer an award to an outstanding early-career scientist working…

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ICG reports on progress for pharmaceutical glass roadmap

By / April 17, 2012

Credit: Gerresheimer AG. Although there is a tendency to associate little plastic bottles with pharmaceuticals, people with severe allergies (who carry anti-anaphylactic shock medicinals, such as EpiPens and similar auto-injectors), for example, know there is branch of pharmaceuticals that relies on glass packaging. And, of course, nearly everyone is familiar with the glass bottles doctors and nurses…

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