The mission of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC) is to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research in life sciences and to act as a catalyst for promoting interaction, exchanging of ideas and collaboration among life science researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Title:"Overview of the Research Mission and Research Programs of the USEPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division"
Speaker: Dr. Janet Keough, Assistant Director for Research, EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, MN
Time/Place: 4:00 pm / Swenson Science Building (SSB) 202
Host: Randall Hicks, Water Resources Science and SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8438,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 No Seminars

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Title: “Developing Thermally-Modified Engineered Wood Composite Products for Building Applications
Speaker: Matthew Aro, scientist, UMD-NRRI’s Market-Oriented Wood Technology
Time/Place:  Noon - 12:50 / Engr 290
Host: Emmanuel Enemuoh, SCSE Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-7686,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Undergraduate Colloquium

Title: “What is Math
Speaker name:Carmen Latterell, professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMD
Time/Place:  3:00 p.m. / Chem 150
Host:SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,

Undergraduate Colloquium
Title:  “Motivating Students with a Math Fair!
Speaker :Laura Zimmerman, instructor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMD
Time/Place:3:00 p.m. / Chem 150
Host: SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,

Title: “Effective Communication with the Millennial Generation Learner
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Minor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Time/Place: 3:30 pm, SMED 130
Host: Farynn Kimmes, Duluth Medical Research Institute, 726-8513,

Title:  “The Rise and Fall of Lake Superior” 
Speaker:  Andy Breckenridge, associate professor, Learning Technologies Media Lab, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Time / Place:  4:00 pm / MWAH 191
Host: Nigel Wattrus, SCSE Department of Earth & Environmental Science and Large Lakes Observatory, 726-8479,

Friday, October 31, 2014

Title: “DNA-Templated Porphyrin Nanoassemblies with Tunable Structural and Electronic Properties
Speaker:Dr. Milan Balaz, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Victor Nemykin, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6729,

Title:“Arsenic: Number One Environmental Health Threat
Speaker:Dr. Joshua Hamilton, dean, Swenson College of Science & Engineering, UMD
Time/Place: 3:15 PM / LSci 185
Host: Tim Craig, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8123,


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