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November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Title: "Optical Probing under your Skin"
Speaker: Michael Sydor, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / M W Alworth Hall 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Title: "The Scope of COPD in Iowa"
Speaker:Weiping Su, M.S., Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate student, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Title: "Weathering-Related Metals Mobility: Supergene Transport and Enrichment of Metals"
Speaker: William Chavez Jr., professor, Department of Mineral Engineering, New Mexico Tech
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / LSci 175
Host: SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-8385, geol@d.umn.edu

Title: "Landform Erosion: Geologically Important or Not?"
Speaker: Jaakko Putkonen, assistant professor, Department of Geology, University of North Dakota
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / LSci 175
Host: Ron Morton, SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-7218, rmorton@d.umn.edu

Title: "Confessions of a Cold War Military Scientist"
Speaker: Brian Kohn, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, UMD
Time/Place: 4:00 PM / 265 Swenson Civil Engineering Building
Host: SCSE Department of Civil Engineering, 726-6444, civileng@d.umn.edu

Friday, November 2, 2012

Title: "Line Tension Measurements in Phase Separated Multi-Component Phospholipid Monolayers"
Speaker: Benjamin Stottrup, assistant professor, Department of Physics, Augsburg College
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Anne Hinderliter, SCSE Chemistry, ahinderl@d.umn.edu, 218-726-7062

Title: "Floodplain forest ecology and management along the Upper Mississippi River"
Speaker: Dr. Nathan DeJager, ecologist, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, US Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: John Pastor, SCSE, Biology, 726-7001, jpastor@d.umn.edu

Monday, November 5, 2012

Title: "Getting your sea legs: The horizon, the body, seasickness, and mal de debarquement"
Speaker: Dr. Tom Stoffregen, Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 - 4:30 PM / RLB 200
Host: Doug Ricketts, SCSE, Large Lakes Observatory, 726-7826, ricketts@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Title: "Designing DNA-based Vaccines"
Speaker: Christopher Pennell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Title: "Rates of Organic Carbon Mineralization and Preservation in Lakes versus Seas"
Speaker: Sergei Katsev, associate professor, Department of Physics and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Title: "Proton structure -- a computational challenge"
Speaker: John Hiller, professor, Department of Physics, UMD
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / M W Alworth Hall 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Title: "What do UMD students do with math?"
Speaker: Matt Ploenzke, Caroline Kioko and Kai Zu, UMD Undergraduate Math Students
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / 150 Chemistry
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE, Mathematics and Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "In Intro to Healthcare Homes"
Speaker: Meghan Kelly, Pharm.D., Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate student, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, November 9, 2012

Title: "New Organic Polymers Based on Bonds Between Sulfur and Nitrogen for Applications in Medicine and Conducting Polymers"
Speaker: Ned Bowden, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Viktor Zhdankin, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 218-726-6902, vzhdanki@d.umn.edu

Title: "Costs, benefits and constraints in the evolution of learning: lessons from butterflies (and a few mammals)"
Speaker: Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: Timothy Craig, SCSE, Biology, 726-8123, tcraig@d.umn.edu

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Title: "The Many Roles of Physicists in Particle Physics Experiments"
Speaker: Fernanda Psihas and Justin Vasel, Graduate Students, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / M W Alworth Hall 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Title: "Searching for Simple Symmetric Venn Diagrams"
Speaker: Jerrold R. Griggs, professor, Department of Mathematics at University of South Carolina, Columbia
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / 150 Chemistry
Host: Dalibor Froncek, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7958, dfroncek@d.umn.edu


Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC): Monthly Seminar

Title: "Translating pattern into shape: zebrafish Zic genes in craniofacial morphogenesis"
Speaker: Yevgenya Grinblat, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Time/Place: 3:00 PM, 130 SMed [Refreshment will be served.]
Host: Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC), Dr. Jennifer Liang Dr. Jennifer Liang (joliang@d.umn.edu; x7681)


Title: "Mechanisms of Lateral Erosion in Bedrock Channels and Implications for the Erosion of Strath Surfaces"
Speaker: Ted Fuller, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / Life Science 175
Host: Karen Gran, SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-7406, kgran@d.umn.edu

Title: "Dissertation Dilemma: Deciding between Difference-in-Difference (DID) and Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) in Measuring the Pre and Post-Enrollment Effects of the Low Income Subsidy"
Speaker: Del Doherty, Pharm.D., Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate student, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, November 16, 2012

Title: "Calcium-Triggered Conformational Switching of Calmodulin on the Voltage-Dependent Sodium Channel NaV1.2"
Speaker: Madeline Shea, professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Anne Hinderliter, SCSE Department of Chemistry Biochemistry, 726-7062 ahinderl@d.umn.edu726-7062

Title: "The innate immune system of pregnancy-induced hypertension"
Speaker: Jean F. Regal, professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: Jennifer Liang, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-7681, joliang@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Title: "Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials: Getting it Right"
Speaker: Haitao Chu, Ph.D., Biostatistics, division of SPH, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Title: "Restoration of Water Quality, Habitat and Fish and Wildlife Populations in the St. Louis River Estuary"
Speaker: John Lindgren, MN DNR
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Title: "Reading the genetic tea leaves: Understanding who gets cancer and why"
Speaker: Joshua D. Schiffman, M.D., Medical Director, High Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Oncological Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Time/Place: 12:00 PM; SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Title: "Climate Change Impacts on Minnesota’s North Shore Streams and Coldwater Lakes"
Speaker: Dr. Lucinda Johnson, NRRI-CWE, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM; SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Title: "A Journey from the Aurora Borealis to Mach 10: Part One"
Speaker: Peggy Davis Chun, Senior Systems Engineer for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)
Time/Place: 9:00 AM; MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Title: "My Journey from College to Career"
Speaker: Stephanie Galvin, LSS Data Systems
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM; 150 Chemistry
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE Mathematics and Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "TBA"
Speaker: Simon Carn, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering Sciences, Michigan Tech University
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Nick Deardorff, SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-7899, ndeardor@d.umn.edu

Friday, November 30, 2012

Title: "A Journey from the Aurora Borealis to Mach 10: Part Two"
Speaker: Peggy Davis Chun, Senior Systems Engineer for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC)
Time/Place: 11:00 AM; 195 MWAH
Host: SCSE Physics, 726-7124, umdphys@d.umn.edu

Title: "TBA"
Speaker: Nathaniel Szymczak, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Victor Nemykin, SCSE, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 726-6729, vnemykin@d.umn.edu

Title: "Hydrologic and land use/land cover effects on North Shore tributary water quality"
Speaker: Andrea Crouse, IBS MS Candidate, UMD
Time/Place: 3:15 pm; 185 LSci
Host: Rich Axler, senior research associate, NRRI, 720-4316, raxler@d.umn.edu; George Host, senior research associate, NRRI, 720-4264, ghost@d.umn.edu

 

 

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