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November 2010

Monday, Nov. 1

Title: "Solar-powered Air Conditioning Systems"
Speaker: Alison Hoxie, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMD
Time/Location: Noon – 12:50 pm; Montague Hall 80
Host: Robert Feyen, SCSE, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-8327, rfeyen@d.umn.edu

Title: "Medical Education Innovation in the Next Decade" (Title may change)"
Speaker: Amy L. Prunuske, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of WI-Madison, Madison, WI. (Dr. Prunuske is a faculty candidate for the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Medical School-Duluth)
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1:00 pm / room 130 Medical School
Host: Joseph Prohaska, SMed, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 726-7502, jprohask@d.umn.edu

Title: "The role of iron in deep ocean trace element budgets”
Speaker: Brandy Toner, UMTC – Soil, Water & Climate
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Josef Werne, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, jwerne@d.umn.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Title: "Evaluation of Ecotoxicity of Manufactured Metal Oxide Nanoparticles"
Speaker: Hongbo Ma, Ph.D., NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, US EPA, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, Minnesota
Time/Location: 9:00 am; Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Kakagon Conference Room
Host: US Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Continent Ecology Division,(218)-529-5000, http://www.epa.gov/med/events.htm

Title: "Medical Education Innovation in the Next Decade" (Title may change)"
Speaker: Andrew Skildum, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medical School-Duluth. (Dr. Skildum is a faculty candidate for the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Medical School-Duluth)
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; Room 130 Medical School
Host: Joseph Prohaska, SMed, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 726-7502, jprohask@d.umn.edu

Thursday, Nov. 4

Title: "The 10,000-Hour Rule"
Speaker: Dick Green, UMD Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Time/Location: 3:00-4:00 pm; 150 Chemistry
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "Psycho-Sociocultural Factors Influencing Patient Utilization of Medication Therapy Management"
Speaker: Tim Cernohous, Pharm.D., University of Minnesota
Time/Location: 3:30-5:00pm; 160 Life Science/7-193 Weaver-Densford Hall,
Host: Jon Schommer, Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Friday, Nov. 5

Title: "Peat Based Products for Wastewater Remediation"
Speaker: Igor Kolomitsyn, Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
Time/Location: 3:00pm; LSci 175
Host: Robert Carlson, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7231, rcarlson@d.umn.edu

Title: "Defining Membrane-Based Signal Transduction"
Speaker: Dr. Anne Hinderliter - UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Time/Location: 3:15pm, 185 LSci
Host: Jennifer Liang - SCSE, Department of Biology, joliang@d.umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 8

Title: "Tribal-Based Participatory Research: Addressing Health Disparities in Indigenous Communities"
Speaker: Melissa L. Walls, Ph.D., Department of Sociology-Anthropology, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; 160 Life Science / 7-193/7-195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: "Microbial ecoenzymatic stoichiometry as an indicator of nutrient limitation in US streams and rivers"
Speaker: Brian Hill, US EPA; Midcontinent Ecology Division
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Josef Werne, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, jwerne@d.umn.edu

Thursday, Nov. 11

Title: "Abrupt Climate Change; A Paleoclimate Perspective from the World's Highest Mountains"
Speaker: Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Research in the Byrd Polar Research Center
Time/Location: 3:30 pm; Life Science 175
Host: Tom Johnson, SCSE, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, 726-8479, tcj@d.umn.edu

Title: "'We Get Patients': Understanding the Culture of Patient Recruitment Organizations"
Speaker: Elita Poplavska, University of Minnesota
Time/Location: 3:30-5:00pm; 160 Life Science/7-193 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Jon Schommer, Social and Administrative Pharmacy

Title: "Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options"
Speaker: Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Research in the Byrd Polar Research Center
Time/Location: 7:30 pm / Chemistry 200 (SPECIAL EVENING SEMINAR)
Host: Tom Johnson, SCSE, Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, 726-8479, tcj@d.umn.edu

Friday, Nov. 12

Title: "Resolving Stability Contributions in the Consensus Tetratricopeptide Repeat"
Speaker: Jake Marold, John Hopkins University
Time/Location: 3:00pm; LSci 175
Host: Anne Hinderliter, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7062, ahinderl@d.umn.edu

Title: "A study of avian window collisions with residential homes on Minnesota Point, MN, USA"
Speaker: Annie Bracey – Masters Degree Candidate, UMD Dept of Biology
Time/Location: 3:15pm, 185 LSci
Host: Gerald Niemi, SCSE, Department of Biology and NRRI, 720-4270 gniemi@d.umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 15

Title: "Implementing Medication Therapy Management in a Large Health Care Organization: Lessons in Change Leadership"
Speaker: Laura J. Odell, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Mayo Clinic Pharmacy
Time/Location: 12 noon - 1:00 pm; 302 Heller Hall
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: "Estimating sediment, nutrient, and mercury loads from four Western Lake Superior watersheds using continuous in-stream turbidity monitoring"
Speaker: Elaine Ruzycki, WRS MS Candidate
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Josef Werne, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, jwerne@d.umn.edu

Thursday, Nov. 18

Title: "A Rewarding and Not-So-Smelly Journey: Discovery of the Physiological Importance of Hydrogen Sulfide"
Speaker: Dr. Rui Wang, Director of Gasotransmitter Research and Training; Director of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; 130 SMed
Host: Grant Anderson, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, ander163@umn.edu

Title: "UMD’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: My Experience, the Benefits, and Getting Started"
Speaker: Amy Schmidt, Graduate Student, UMD Department of Math and Statistics
Time/Location: 3:00-4:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "TBA"
Speaker: Sheiren Farag-El-Massah, University of Minnesota
Time/Location: 3:30-5:00 pm; 160 Life Science/7-193 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Jon Schommer, Social and Administrative Pharmacy

ILSC Monthly Seminar: Thursday, November 18th

Title: "A Rewarding and Not-So-Smelly Journey: Discovery of the Physiological Importance of Hydrogen Sulfide"

Speaker: Professor Rui Wang; Professor of Biology, Vice President (Research),
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Time/Location: Thursday, November 18th at 3:00 PM, 130 SMed

Abstract: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been known for its toxicity over centuries. However, it has been only within the past decade that we have recognized the importance of this molecule to human physiology. Questions that are currently being addressed with respect to the metabolism of H2S include: How does life on Earth survive from massive distinctions? Is oxygen the sole energy source for life? How do hypertension and diabetes develop? Why is garlic beneficial to human health? Is erectile dysfunction curable? Understanding H2S metabolism may hold answers for all these questions.

Friday, Nov. 19

Title: "A Poisson-Boltzmann Model for Zwitterionic Lipids: Theory and Applications"
Speaker: Sylvio May, North Dakota State University
Time/Location: 3:00pm; LSci 175
Host: Anne Hinderliter, SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7062, ahinderl@d.umn.edu

Title: "Are Minnesota moose another victim of climate change?"
Speaker: Mark S. Lenarz, Ph.D. – Forest Wildlife Populations and Research Group, Minnesota DNR
Time/Location: 3:15pm, 185 LSci
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 24

Title: "Energy Harvesting from Vehicle Vibration"
Speaker: Jason Hedlund, graduate student (UMD Engineering Management)
Time/Location: 12 noon - 12:50 pm; 80 Montague Hall
Host: Robert Feyen; SCSE, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Title: "Comparing Planktonic Bacterial Communities in Ship Ballast Water and the Duluth-Superior Harbor"
Speaker: Jacqueline Welch; WRS MS Candidate
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Josef Werne; SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, jwerne@d.umn.edu

Monday, Nov. 29

Title: "The Bison Wind Farm Project"
Speaker: John Hollingsworth, graduate student (UMD Environmental Health and Safety)
Time/Location: Noon – 12:50 pm; Montague Hall 80
Host: Robert Feyen, SCSE, MIE, 726-8327, rfeyen@d.umn.edu

Title: "Leadership in Change Management"
Speaker: Kerry K. Fierke, Ed.D.
Time/Location: 12 noon - 12:50 pm; 302 Heller Hall
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy-Duluth

Title: "The ecology, behavior and control of the common carp, one of the world’s most damaging invasive fish"
Speaker: Dr. Peter Sorensen, UM-TC Department of Conservation Biology
Time/Location: 3:00 pm; Chem 150
Host: Josef Werne, SCSE, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Water Resources Science, 726-7435, jwerne@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Title: "Translating translational control to therapy in advanced breast cancer"
Speaker: Robert J. Schneider, M.D., associate director for Translational Research, New York University Cancer Institute, co-director, Breast Cancer Research Program, Albert B. Sabin Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis, Department of Microbiology
Time/Location: 12-1 p.m, by videoconferencing in 263 Med School

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