2013 Lectures and Events

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"Races, Faces, and Human Genetic Diversity" is a Free Public Lecture on 19 January 2013 19 January 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 19 January 2013
A free public lecture titled "Races, Faces, and Human Genetic Diversity" will take place on 19 January 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Mark D. Shriver, a professor of anthropology and genetics at Penn State University.
"Life's Little Problem: Determinism Versus Chance in the Complex Ways of Genomes" is a Free Public Lecture on 26 January 2013 26 January 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 26 January 2013
A free public lecture titled "Life's Little Problem: Determinism Versus Chance in the Complex Ways of Genomes" will take place on 26 January 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus.
"Bringing Genomic Medicine into Focus" is a Free Public Lecture on 2 February 2013 02 February 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 02 February 2013
A free public lecture titled "Bringing Genomic Medicine into Focus" will take place on 2 February 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Eric Green, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
"Personalized Medicine: Are We There Yet?" is a Free Public Lecture on 9 February 2013 09 February 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 09 February 2013
A free public lecture titled "Personalized Medicine: Are We There Yet?" will take place on 9 February 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Marylyn Ritchie, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and the director of the Center for Systems Genomics at Penn State University.
"Genetics of Obesity and Weight Loss" is a Free Public Lecture on 16 February 2013 16 February 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 16 February 2013
A free public lecture titled "Genetics of Obesity and Weight Loss" will take place on 16 February 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Glenn S. Gerhard, a member of the Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine and a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine.
"Genome Instability -- The Crucible of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children?" is a Free Public Lecture on 23 February 2013 23 February 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 23 February 2013
A free public lecture titled "Genome Instability -- The Crucible of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children?" will take place on 23 February 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The speaker will be Scott B. Selleck, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and head of the Penn State Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Eric Greene to Present the Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine 11 February 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 11 February 2013
Eric C. Greene, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University and an Early Career Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will present the 2012/2013 Robert T. Simpson Memorial Lecture in Molecular Medicine at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 11 February 2013, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus.
Ernest C. Pollard Lecture Scheduled for 25 February 2013 25 February 2013 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building,
Date: 25 February 2013
Kiyoshi Nagai, senior scientist at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom, will present the 2012/2013 Ernest C. Pollard Lecture at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 25 February, in 100 Life Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lecture is titled "Crystal Structure of Prp8: The active site and the evolutionary origin of the spliceosome."
Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for 19, 20, and 21 February 2013 20 February 2013 from 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM 119 Osmond Laboratory,
Date: 20 February 2013
John Clarke, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences on 19, 20, and 21 February 2013, on the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for 27 and 28 March 2013 27 March 2013 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium),
Date: 27 March 2013
Elliot M. Meyerowitz, George W. Beadle Professor of Biology and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the California Institute of Technology, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on 27 and 28 March 2013 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Penn State Open Online Course "Infects" Learners, Causing a "Virtual Pandemic"
14 March 2013A new "virtual epidemic apocalypse" game is one of the innovative components of a free massive open online course (MOOC) titled "Epidemics: the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases," that will be launched by Penn State University's Eberly College of Science on 15 October 2013. "As you are taking this science course, a virtual epidemic is unfolding, with the potential of infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Can we stop it and, if so, how?" said Marcel Salathe, the assistant professor of biology and of computer science and engineering who leads the team of eight Penn State faculty members who will teach the eight-week course.
Seminar Brings Legal and Forensics Experts Together To Win Cases 05 April 2013 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Lewis Katz Building,
Date: 05 April 2013
Forensic science can be a powerful weapon to a litigator and to law enforcement. A day-long seminar at Penn State Law on April 5 will provide an opportunity to learn from experts about forensic tools that can help win cases. "Forensic Science Legal Tools" is designed for prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and civil litigators as well as members of the science and law enforcement communities who may be expert witnesses. Students who are interested in careers in law, law enforcement, and/or forensics are encouraged to attend. The seminar is free to the public but there is a fee to register for continuing education credits.
David Wineland to Present the 2013 Eberly Family Distinguished Lecture in Science on 11 April 2013 11 April 2013 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM HUB Auditorium on the University Park campus,
Date: 11 April 2013
 
USA Today Reporter to Give Free Public Lecture "Science News in the Digital Age: A Brave New World" 06 April 2013 11:00 AM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 06 April 2013
 
"Are We Alone?" is the Focus of the Friedman Lecture on 9 April 2013 09 April 2013 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM 100 Thomas Building,
Date: 09 April 2013
A free presentation titled "Are We Alone?" will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 April, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The program will be presented by Jill Tarter, the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project at the SETI Institute. The event is part of the 2012/2013 Friedman Lecture Series in Astronomy, which is free and open to the public.
Lecture, Film Screening Among Activities Planned for Polar Day on 6 April 2013 06 April 2013 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM 119 Osmond Laboratory & McCoy Natatorium,
Date: 06 April 2013
Penn State University's Polar Day -- a free day of activities for adults and young adults to explore the beauty and cultural value of the polar regions -- will be held on the Penn State University Park Campus on Saturday, 6 April 2013.
Stone Memorial Lecture Set for 15 April 2013 15 April 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory,
Date: 15 April 2013
Markus W. Ribbe, a professor of molecular biology, biochemistry, and chemistry at the University of California at Irvine, will present the 2012/2013 Stone Memorial Lecture at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, 15 April 2013, in 101 Althouse Laboratory on the Penn State University Park campus. This free public lecture, titled "Nitrogenase Mechanism and Applications," is sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Charles Lawrence to Present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 22, 24, and 25 April 2013 25 April 2013 from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM 101 Thomas Building,
Date: 25 April 2013
Charles Lawrence, senior research scientist and principal scientist at the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 22, 24, and 25 April, 2013, at the Penn State University Park Campus. The lecture series includes a presentation intended for a general audience, "Measuring the Universe," which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, 25 April, in 101 Thomas Building.
AstroFest 2013 is an Evening of Astronomy Activities and Stargazing During Arts Festival from 10 July 2013 08:30 PM to 13 July 2013 11:30 PM
Start Date: 10 July 2013  / End Date: 13 July 2013
Penn State University's popular "AstroFest" program, a four-night festival of astronomy activities and stargazing during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, will welcome visitors from Wednesday, 10 July through Saturday, 13 July from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night. All ages are welcome to participate in a variety of exciting and educational activities sponsored by the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Events are free and will be conducted rain or shine in classrooms and in the planetarium located on the fifth floor of Davey Laboratory.
Penn State's Forensic Science Program Invites Arts Fest Visitors to Solve "the Mystery of the Purloined Art" 12 July 2013 from 01:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Start Date: 12 July 2013  / End Date: 13 July 2013
During the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, the Forensic Science Program of Penn State University invites visitors to join an interactive CSI experience to solve "the Mystery of the Purloined Art." Penn State forensic scientists will provide "hands-on'' training to help participants find, collect, and process evidence to identify the perpetrators who pilfered the precious art of Dr. Balke Ketchum, a forensic facial reconstructionist. In this self-paced workshop, visitors will learn the real techniques used to process a crime scene, analyze the evidence, and make a case for "whodunit." Visitors may work as a team with friends or family or they may compete against each other to see who solves the mystery first.

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