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Past Seminars

April 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Title: "ADVANCing Women in the Sciences: Interrogating the Gendered Academy"
Speaker: Helen Moore, PhD, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; SMed 142
Host: DMRI

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Title: "Tricolorability Game"
Speaker: James McKeown, UMD Math/Music major
Time/Place: 3 PM / SCC 120
Host: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747

Title: "What Can Travertine Deposits Tell Us About Past Climate?"
Speaker: Dr. Nikki Strong, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: John Swenson, SCSE, Geological Sciences, swenso2@d.umn.edu, 726-6844

Title: "Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Measure Pharmacists’ Engagement in Political Advocacy and Determine Factors Impacting Their Engagement: A Discussion of Current Research Intentions and Considerations of Expanding the Model"
Speaker: Dan Tomaszewski, SAPh 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

Friday, April 6, 2012

Title 1: "The Unexpected Oxidation Products of Indole Derivatives"
Speaker 1: Emily Kalinowski, MS Student
Title 2: "Unexpected Formation of Mercury - Containing Intermediate; Differocene Pyrrole Structural Spectroscopy Studies"
Speaker 2: Wil Goetsch, MS Student
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; Chem 200
Host: SCSE, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7212, umdchem@d.umn.edu

Title: "Teaching Non-majors Biology in an online setting: An Interactive Discussion"
Speaker: Colleen Belk – Instructor, UMD Dept of Biology
Time/Place: 3:15 PM; 185 LSci
Host: Tim Craig, Professor and Head, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8123, tcraig@d.umn.edu

Monday, April 9, 2012

Title: "BACE1, the Alzheimer’s beta-secretase enzyme, in health and disease"
Speaker: Robert Vassar, Professor, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University
Time/Place: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; 144 Life Science
Host: Chemical Biology Initiative

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Title: "Community Engagement for Genetics Research"
Speaker: Cathy McCarty, PhD, MPH, Principal Research Scientist, Essentia Institute of Rural Health
Time/Place: 3 PM; SMed 130
Host: DMRI

Title: "Why Ocean Modelers Should Sweat the Small Stuff: The Influence Of Langmuir Cells and Submesoscale Eddies On The Climate System"
Speaker: Dr. Luke Van Roekel, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, Department Environmental Sciences, Northland College
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Howard Mooers, SCSE, Geological Sciences, hmooers@d.umn.edu, 726-7239

Title: "Non-Deemed LIS: An Evaluation of Expenditure, Utilization and Health Care Outcomes"
Speaker: Del Doherty, SAPh 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

Friday, April 13, 2012

Title: "Life Inspires Chemistry: From Legos to Polyynes"
Speaker: Rik R. Tykwinski, Institut für Organische Chemie; Erlangen, Germany
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; Chem 200
Host: Viktor Zhdankin, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6902, vzhdanki@d.umn.edu

Title: "Potential drivers and consequences of cod recovery in the northwest Atlantic"
Speaker: Graham Sherwood, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Demersal Fisheries Ecology, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Time/Place: 3:15 PM; 185 LSci
Host: Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor, SCSE Department of Biology

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Title: "Does Green Tea Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?"
Speaker: Mindy S. Kurzer, Ph.D.
Time/Place: 12 PM; SMed 263 (via ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Title: "The Dynamics of Newton’s Method"
Speaker: Thomas Cameron, UMD undergraduate math major
Time/Place: 3 PM; 20 Solon Campus Center
Host: Bruce Peckham, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-6188, bpeckham@d.umn.edu

Title: "Weather, Water & People: Regional Trout Stream Studies and Water Quality Animations to Better Understand and Protect Lake Superior Streams and Coastal Zones"
Speaker: Dr. Richard Axler, Senior Research Associate, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Christina Gallup, SCSE, Geological Sciences, cgallup@d.umn.edu, 726-8984

Title: "The Medication Experience, Part III: The Researched"
Speaker: Mateus Alves, SAPh 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

Title: "The Universe Before and After The Big Bang"
Speaker: Vitaly Vanchurin, Research Associate, Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford University. Dr. Vanchurin is a candidate for a faculty position in Physics
Time/Place: 4:00 PM; MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Friday, April 20, 2012

Title: "X-ray Crystallography of an Azurin-PHM Model Protein"
Speaker: Melanie Ladd, MS student, UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; Chem 200
Host: SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7212, chem@d.umn.edu

Title: "Transition-Metal Aromatic Macrocycles: Insight Towards Fundamental Oxygen Formation and Atom Transfer Reactions"
Speaker: Derrick Anderson, MS student, UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; Chem 200
Host: SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7212, chem@d.umn.edu

Title: "Density, vertical distribution and abundance of endangered endemic Hovsgol grayling"
Speaker: Olaf P. Jensen, assistant professor, Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Time/Place: 3:15 PM; 185 LSci
Host: Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor, SCSE Department of Biology, thrabik@d.umn.edu

Monday, April 23, 2012

Title: "Quantum Dynamics in Nanostructures"
Speaker: Dr. Sergiy Bubin; Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Bubin is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Physics.
Time/Place: 11:00 AM; Planetarium
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Title: "TBA"
Speaker: Won Sup Choi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor-Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Executive Director, MPH Program, University of Kansas, Director, MS in Clinical Research, University of Kansas Medical Center
Time/Place: 12 PM; SMED 130
Host: DMRI

Title: "Mathematical Contest in Modeling 2012"
Speaker: Undergraduate students from the Department of Mathematics & Statistics: Moses Koppendrayer, James McKeown, Jesse Schmieg, Can Jin, Zhiren Lu, Jiayi Wang, Jinze Gu, Matthew Hanson and Derek Mayer
Time/Place: 3 PM; 20 Solon Campus Center
Host: Bruce Peckham, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-6188, bpeckham@d.umn.edu

Title: "The Serum Metabolomics of Hemorrhagic Schock"
Speaker: Daniel R. Lexcen, PhD, Doctoral Dissertation, Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3 PM; SMED 130
Host: DMRI

Title: "Life and Death in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway"
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca (Schmeisser) McKean, assistant professor, Department Geology, St. Norbert College
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Thomas Johnson, professor, SCSE Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lake Observatory, 726-8479, RLB 726-8128, tcj@d.umn.edu

Title: "Clinical Trials"
Speaker: Elita Poplavska, SAPh 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

Friday, April 27, 2012

Title: "Nutrient regeneration by Mysis diluviana and the copepod community in the deep chlorophyll layer of Lake Superior"
Speaker: Samantha Oliver, MS degree candidate – Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:15 PM; 185 LSci
Host: Tom Hrabik, Associate Professor, SCSE Department of Biology, thrabik@d.umn.edu

Monday, April 30, 2012

Title: "Phyto - and Endocannabinoids: An Option for Medicine?"
Speaker: Rudolph Brenneisen, PhD, Professor, University of Bern
Time/Place: 12 PM; SMed 142
Host: Duluth Medical Research Institute/Medical School Duluth

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