2012 Lectures and Events

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Science Seminars: 9-15 January 2012
"Where Will the Food Come From in a Hotter, More Crowded World?" is a Free Public Lecture on 21 January 2012 21 January 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 21 January 2012
A free public lecture titled "Where Will the Food Come From in a Hotter, More Crowded World?" will take place on 21 January 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Nina Fedoroff, who is the Evan Pugh Professor of Life Sciences at Penn State, a Distinguished Professor of Biosciences at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, and the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
"Food: Strategies for Growing Enough for Everyone" is Focus of Free 2012 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
09 January 2012"Food: Strategies for Growing Enough for Everyone" is the focus of the 2012 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, which begins on 21 January 2012. This series of six public lectures on consecutive Saturday mornings is designed as a free minicourse for the general public. The lectures take place from 11:00 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. No registration is required.
"The Global Pollinator Crisis" is a Free Public Lecture on 28 January 2012 28 January 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 28 January 2012
A free public lecture titled "The Global Pollinator Crisis" will take place on 28 January 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Christina Grozinger, who is an associate professor of entomology at Penn State and the director of the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research.
Simpson Lecture Set for 30 January 2012 30 January 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 30 January 2012
Shiv Grewal, chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the head of the Chromosome Biology Section of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, will present the 2011/2012 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 30 January, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
Science Seminars: 23-29 January 2012
Science Seminars: 30 January - 5 February
"The Good Bugs: Why Agriculture Needs Microbes" is a Free Public Lecture on 4 February 2012 04 February 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 04 February 2012
A free public lecture titled "The Good Bugs: Why Agriculture Needs Microbes" will take place on 4 February 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Marilyn Roossinck, who is a professor of plant pathology and biology at Penn State.
Science Seminars: 6 -12 February 2012
"Novel Solutions to Complex Diseases for Subsistence Agriculture" is Free Public Lecture on 11 February 2012 11 February 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 11 February 2012
A free public lecture titled "Novel Solutions to Complex Diseases for Subsistence Agriculture" will take place on 11 February 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be David Hughes, who is an assistant professor of entomology and biology at Penn State.
"Feeding the Future: From the Lab Bench to the Dinner Table" is Free Public Lecture on 18 February 2012 18 February 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 18 February 2012
A free public lecture titled "Feeding the Future: From the Lab Bench to the Dinner Table" will take place on 18 February 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Bruce McPheron, who is a professor of entomology and dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.
"Roots of the Second Green Revolution" is a Free Public Lecture on 25 February 2012 25 February 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 25 February 2012
A free public lecture titled "Roots of the Second Green Revolution" will take place on 25 February 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Jonathan Lynch, who is a professor of plant nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.
Science Seminars: 13 - 19 February 2012
Science Seminars: 20 - 26 February 2012
Science Seminars: 27 February - 4 March
Science Seminars: 5 - 11 March 2012
Science Seminars: 12 - 18 March
Deborah Jin to Present Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on March 14, 15, and 16, 2012 14 March 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Date: 14 March 2012
Deborah Jin, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Colorado, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on March 14, 15, and 16, 2012, at the Penn State University Park Campus. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "Fun with Ultracold Atoms," which will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 March, in 119 Osmond Laboratory with light refreshments following the talk. In the lecture, Jin will describe the superconductivity and quantum behavior of gases with temperatures near absolute zero. In addition, Jin will give two specialized lectures on 15 and 16 March. The Marker Lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Cosmic-Ray Physicist to Give Free Public Lecture on 20 March 2012 20 March 2012 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM 102 Thomas Building,
Date: 20 March 2012
Dietrich Mueller, an eminent physicist from the University of Chicago known for his research on mysterious astrophysical particles called cosmic rays, will give a free public lecture on 20 March 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in 102 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park Campus.
Neil Gehrels to Present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 21 and 22 March 2012 21 March 2012 from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM 102 Thomas Building,
Date: 21 March 2012
Neil Gehrels, an adjunct professor of astronomy and astrophysics at both the University of Maryland and at Penn State University, and chief of the Astroparticle Physics Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 21 and 22 March, 2012, at the Penn State University Park Campus.

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