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Science Seminars: 9-15 January 2012

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MONDAY, 9 JANUARY

  • "One-Dimensional Physics with the Microstructured Optical-Fiber Platform," John Badding, Penn State, 12:00 noon, S-5 Osmond Laboratory, MRSEC/Center for Nanoscale Science - Interdisciplinary Research Group I (863-0007).
  • ADDED AFTER EMAIL DISTRIBUTION:
    "Electronic Media and Environmental Science: A Discussion about e-Education to e-Data," Susan Brantley, Penn State, 4:00 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (863-7091).


TUESDAY, 10 JANUARY

  • "Properties of Sub-Micron NAFION Thin Films," Stephanie Ann Petrina, Penn State, 10:00 a.m., 310 Steidle Building, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (865-4992).
  • ADDED AFTER EMAIL DISTRIBUTION:
    "Towards an Integrated Assessment of the Green Paradox," R. J. Briggs, Penn State, 541 Deike Building, 12:00 noon, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (863-7091).
  • "Coral Holobiont Genomics: Cross-Talk Between Coral Microbes and Their Hosts,"  Monica Medina, University of California, 4:00 p.m. (refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.), 8 Mueller Laboratory, host: Todd LaJeunesse, Department of Biology (863-0278).
  • ADDED AFTER EMAIL DISTRIBUTION:|
    "Functional MRI of Stem Cell Migration," Erik Shapiro, Yale University, 4:00 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium), Department of Bioengineering (865-1407).


WEDNESDAY, 11 JANUARY

  • "Survey of Some Open Problems and Interesting Directions in Dynamical Systems and Related Areas: Part One," Anatole Katok, Penn State, 3:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (865-7527).
  • ADDED AFTER EMAIL DISTRIBUTION:
    "Systems Genetic Analysis of the Effects of Iron Deficiency on the Ventral Midbrain in Mice," Byron Jones, Penn State, 4:00 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory (with video-conferencing to CG623 at College of Medicine), Intercollege Graduate Program in Neuroscience (863-0167).


THURSDAY, 12 JANUARY

  • "Water in Ion-Containing Polymer Membranes," Michael Hickner, Penn State, 10:00 a.m., 105 Wartik Laboratory, host: Robert Rioux, Department of Chemical Engineering (867-2503 or www.che.psu.edu/seminars/).
  • "Determining the Mechanism of tRNA Methylthiolation by the Radical SAM Enzyme MiaB,"
    Arthur Arcinas, Penn State, 11:15 a.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory, host: Squire Booker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (865-8793).
  • "Sums of Almost Equal Squares of Primes," Angel Kumchev, Towson University, 11:15 a.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (865-7527).
  • "Astronomical Application of a Nonlinear Random-Effects Model with Multiplicative Measurement Error," Brandon Kelly, University of California, 4:00 p.m., 201 Thomas Building, Department of Statistics (865-1348).


FRIDAY, 13 JANUARY

  • ADDED AFTER EMAIL DISTRIBUTION:
    "Managing Cropland for Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Generalist Predators in Corn," Jonathan Lundgren, United States Department of Agriculture, 11:15 a.m., 107 Forest Resources Building, host: Ian Grettenberger, Department of Entomology (814-865-1895, http://ento.psu.edu).
  • "Adiponectin Protein Signaling in Avian Growth and Reproduction," Ramesh Ramachandran, Penn State, 12:15 p.m., 324 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, Department of Dairy and Animal Science (865-7638).


SATURDAY, 14 JANUARY and SUNDAY, 15 JANUARY

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