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Dietary Intake: Assessment Challenges 27 January 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Diane Mitchell and Helen Wright, Penn State University
Food Systems Approach for Improving Gut and Systemic Health 03 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Jairam Vanamala, Penn State University
(title to be announced) 10 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Faculty Candidate Seminar: Jennifer Savage Williams
The Yin-Yang of β-Carotene: Cleavage Products Function as Both Agonists and Antagonists of Nuclear Retinoid Receptors 17 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Earl Harrison, The Ohio State University
The Role of ZnT4 in Mammary Gland Development and Function 24 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Nick McCormick, Penn State University
NHANES Nutrition Data -- An Overview, Recent Analyses, and Opportunities 03 March 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Amy Branum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Everybody’s Got A Hungry Heart: Clinical Insights Into Daily Almond Consumption and Cardiometabolic Risk 17 March 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Claire Berryman, Penn State University
Analysis of Fats and Fatty Acids in Foods and Dietary Supplements: An Overview of FDA's Research and Regulatory Activities 07 April 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Cynthia Srigley, College Park, Maryland
Low-Dose Endotoxemia as a Human Model of Inflammation 14 April 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Ann Skulas-Ray, PhD, Penn State University
Geisinger Obesity Institute: Linking Clinical Care to Cutting Edge Translational Research 21 April 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP; Medical Director, Center for Weight Management; Director, Geisinger Obesity Research Institute; Associate, Dept Gastroenterology & Nutrition Geisinger Health Care System
Ruth Pike Lecture Series: Transformative Approaches to Food Insecurity, Poverty, and Obesity 31 March 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 110 Henderson Building
Mariana Chilton, Drexel University School of Public Health
Modulation of the Gut Microbiome Via Diet: A Multi-Omics Approach 24 March 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Regina Lamendella, Juniata College
The Development of Protective CD4 T Cell Responses 15 January 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 301D Life Sciences Building
Dr. Laurie E. Harrington, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Human Pathogens in the Plant Habitat: A Second Residence with Major Impact on Public Health 29 January 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 301D Life Sciences Building
Dr. Maria Brandl, USDA
Investigating the Role of the Vaginal Microbiome in Sexual Health and Reproduction 12 February 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 301D Life Sciences Building
Dr. Carl Yeoman, Montana State University
Exploiting the Synthetic Capacity of Microbes for the Production of Novel Value-added Biochemical 03 April 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 110 Wartik Laboratory
Kristala J. Prather, MIT
(title to be announced) 24 March 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Vishal Singh, Penn State University
Expanding the Functional Proteome of Hepatitis C Virus by Phosphorylation of the Intrinsically Disordered Domain of Nonstructural Protein 5A (NS5A) 16 January 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory
Tayler Croom-Perez, Penn State University
PAD Inhibitors Integrate Oxidative Stress, ER Stress, and ATF4 Gene Network To Attack The Achilles' Heel of Cancer 23 January 2014 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory
Shu Wang, Penn State University
Numerical Methods for Multi-Physics Problems 13 January 2014 from 12:20 PM to 01:30 PM 114 McAllister Building
Jinchao Xu, Penn State University
Linear Theory for Filtering Nonlinear Multiscale Systems with Model Error 13 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
John Harlim, Penn State University
Structure and Rigidity of Totally Periodic Pseudo-Anosov Flows in Graph Manifolds 13 January 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 114 McAllister Building
Sergio Fenley, Florida State University
The Entropy-Viscosity Technique and Splitting Methods for Turbulent Flows 14 January 2014 from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM 106 McAllister Building
Adam Larios, Texas A&M University
Symmetries and Quantization in Symplectic Microgeometry 14 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Benoit Dherin, UC Berkeley
Anosov Flows on 3-Manifolds, I. 14 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Thomas Barthelme, Penn State
(title to be announced) 16 January 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
James Stankewicz, University of Copenhagen
Neural Networks and Labeled Trees 16 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:20 PM 113 McAllister Building
Manfred Denker, Penn State
Method of Characteristics for Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) 17 January 2014 from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM 315 McAllister Building
Scott Miller, Penn State
Is Dynamic Fracture Mechanics at the Macroscale a Distinguished Limit of Unstable Nonlocal Bond Models? 20 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Robert P. Lipton, Louisiana State University
(title to be announced) 21 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Giuseppe Bonavolonta, University of Luxembourg
Anosov Flows on 3-Manifolds, II. 21 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Thomas Barthelme, Penn State
CAMP Seminar: Improving the Van Der Waals Density Functional By Matching the Exchange Account to the Correlation 14 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Kristian Berland, Berkeley Laboratory
HEP Seminar: Modeling Gravitational Waves from Binary Systems 15 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Tanja Hinderer, University Of Maryland
CAMP Seminar: Matrix Product States and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect 21 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Nicolas Regnault, Ecole Normale Superieure and Princeton University
Exploring Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Magnetically Doped Topological Insulator Films 24 January 2014 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Cui Zu Chang, Francis Bitter Magnet Lab, MIT
CAMP Seminar: Origins of Bad Metal Conductivity and the Insulator-Metal Transition in the Rare-Earth Nickelates (RNiO3, R = Rare Earth) 28 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Rafael Jaramillo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
HEP Seminar: Demystifying the PeV Cascades in IceCube: Less (Energy) is More (Events) 29 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Ranjan Laha, Ohio State University
Exploring Fundamental Physics through Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background 31 January 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 320 Whitmore Laboratory
Bradford Benson, University of Chicago
Colloquium: Searching for the Dark Matter of the Universe in South Dakota 06 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Karen Gibson, Case Western University
Envisioning 2030: U.S. Strategy for the Coming Technology Revolution 29 January 2014 from 04:35 PM to 05:00 PM 220 Hammond Building
Protein and Lipid Homeostatic Pathways 03 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory
Davis T.W. Ng, National University of Singapore
The Role of Small Molecules in Regulating a Methylotrophic Metabolic Network 10 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Norma Cecilia Martinez-Gomez, University of Washington
Finite Time Singularities for Hyperbolic Systems 15 January 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
Tao Huang, Penn State University
Planning for the Semester 17 January 2014 from 12:20 PM to 01:10 PM 101 McAllister Building
Attendees, Penn State
Verification and Validation of an Overset Fluid-Structure Interaction Solver (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) 24 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM 315 McAllister Building
Cooper Elsworth, Penn State Univeristy
(title to be announced) 27 January 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 114 McAllister Building
Stephen Frankel, Yale University
Analyzing Student Performance in First-Year Math Classes: Updates and New Initiatives 28 January 2014 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM 114 McAllister Building
James Hager, Penn State
Some Number--Theoretic Tools, III: Closed Orbits and Number Fields 28 January 2014 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Svetlana Katok, Penn State
Colloquium: High Pressure Enabled Materials Physics 16 January 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
John Badding, Pennsylvania State University
HEP Seminar: First Evidence of High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at IceCube 22 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Claudio Kopper, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Colloquium: Beyond the Standard Model of Cosmology 23 January 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
Bhuvenesh Jain, University of Pennsylvania
HEP Seminar: High-Energy Neutrinos as New Cosmic Messengers 05 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Khota Murase, Institute for Advanced Technology
HEP Seminar: Searching for BSM physics in Heavy Flavor Loop Decays at LHCb 12 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Thomasz Skwarnicki, Syracuse University
Colloquium: How, When and Where in Pattern Formation: Spying on Embryonic Development One Molecule at a Time 13 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
Hernan Garcia, Princeton University
Photosynthesis Made Simple: Electron Transfer, Stability, and Functional Versatility of the Heliobacterial Reaction Center 30 January 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory
Bryan Ferlez, Penn State University
A Systems View of Bacterial Roles in the Marine Carbon Cycle 12 February 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Scott M. Gifford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Interactive Lives of Soil Actinomycetes 17 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Matthew F. Traxler, Harvard Medical School
Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterial Endosymbioses in the Above-Ground Tissues of Subalpine Conifers 28 January 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 8 Mueller Laboratory
Carolin Frank, University of California, Merced
The Symplectic Displacement Energy 22 January 2014 from 12:05 PM to 01:20 PM 114 McAllister Building
Augustin Banyaga, Penn State
Finite Time Singularities for Hyperbolic Systems 22 January 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
Tao Huang, Penn State University
Substitution Markov Chains 24 January 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 106 McAllister Building
Manfred Denker, Penn State
Initial and Boundary Value Problems for the Equations of the Climate Without Viscosity: Primitive Equations and Shallow Water Equations 27 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Roger Temam, Indiana University-Bloomington
(title to be announced) 28 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:45 PM 315 McAllister Building
Adrian Maler, Penn State
The Strong CM Lifting Problem 30 January 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
Taisong Jing, University of Pennsylvania
Coverings By Systems of Linear Equations 30 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:20 PM 113 McAllister Building
Mihran Paikian, Penn State
A Geometric Approach to Understanding Neural Codes in Recurrent Networks 30 January 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 McAllister Building
Carina Curto, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
(title to be announced) 31 January 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 106 McAllister Building
Alexei Novikov, Penn State
(title to be announced) 03 February 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 114 McAllister Building
Alex Wright, University of Chicago
(title to be announced) 04 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Nguyen Viet Dang, Universite Paris 7 and Penn State
Kakutani Equivalence for Higher Rank Actions and New Rigidity Problems 04 February 2014 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Anatole Katok, Penn State
Effective Approaches in Cosmology: Large Scale Structure, Baryon Asymmetry, and Vacuum Stability 24 January 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 320 Whitmore Laboratory
Mark Hertzberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CAMP Seminar: Cavity Optomechanics: Manipulating the Quantum State of Light with a 04 February 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Tom Purdy, JILA Colorado State University
From Topological Insulators to Majorana Fermions 14 February 2014 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Fan Zhang, University of Pennsylvania
Controlling Neural Dynamics to Evoke Complex Behaviors in C. Elegans 18 February 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Askin Kocabas, Harvard University
The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae are Head-On Collisions of White Dwarfs in Triple Systems 19 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Doron Kushnir, Institute for Advanced Study
Systems-Level Exploration of Molecular Interactions and Phenotypic Landscapes in E. coli 24 February 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Peter L. Freddolino, Columbia University
Parodi's Relation, Well-Posedness and Stability in the Full Ericksen-Leslie System 29 January 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
Xiang Xu, Carnegie Mellon University
Finding the Ring of Invariants for Density Operators Under Local Conjugation 29 January 2014 from 04:40 PM to 05:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Jacob Turner, Penn State University
K-Theory and Fredholm Operators, I 30 January 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Nigel Higson, Penn State
The Efficacy of Online Homework 31 January 2014 from 12:20 PM to 01:10 PM 101 McAllister Building
Attendees, Penn State
Optimal Transport Theory, with Some Applications 03 February 2014 from 12:20 PM to 01:30 PM 114 McAllister Building
Alessio Figalli, University of Texas at Austin
Stability Results for Functional Inequalities and Applications 03 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Alessio Figalli, University of Texas at Austin
Algorithmically Random Probability Measures 04 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:45 PM 315 McAllister Building
Quinn Culver, Notre Dame University
Student-Focused Teaching: How to Improve Student Performance, Boost SRTEs, and Enjoy Teaching 04 February 2014 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM 114 McAllister Building
Sara Jamshidi, Penn State
Smoothing of Polyhedral Space 05 February 2014 from 12:05 PM to 01:20 PM 114 McAllister Building
Anton Petrunin, Penn State
(title to be announced) 06 February 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
James Maynard, Centre de Recherches Mathématiques
K-Theory and Fredholm Operators, II 06 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Nigel Higson, Penn State
(title to be announced) 07 February 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 106 McAllister Building
Hongyuan Lu, Penn State
Special Representations of Group Actions and Low Complexity Tilings of Groups 10 February 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 114 McAllister Building
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
Kakutani Equivalence and Restricted Orbit Equivalence in Ergodic Theory and Dynamics, I: Introduction and Overview 11 February 2014 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Anatole Katok, Penn State
Colloquium: Measuring the Large Scale Structure and Dynamics of the Universe with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope 30 January 2014 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
Suzanne Staggs, Princeton University
Spin-Triplet Supercurrent in Ferromagnetic Josephson Junctions 25 February 2014 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Norman O. Birge, Michigan State University
Connecting Art and Science: The Historical Influence of Culture on Anatomic Studies 10 February 2014 from 03:45 PM to 04:45 PM 112 Chambers Building
Kevin Petti, San Diego Miramar College
Congruences for Fishburn Numbers 04 February 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
James Sellers, Penn State University
Isoperimetric Inequality and Q-Curvature 04 February 2014 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 McAllister Building
Yi Wang, Stanford University
Rigidity of Higher Rank Abelian Actions 04 February 2014 from 04:40 PM to 05:30 PM 114 McAllister Building
Zhiren Wang, Yale University
(title to be announced) 11 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
David Carchedi, Max Planck Bonn and Berkeley
(title to be announced) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 12 February 2014 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
Lina Ma, Purdue University
(title to be announced) 13 February 2014 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
Trung Hieu Ngo, University of Michigan
Billiard Table as Mathematician's Playground 13 February 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:20 PM 113 McAllister Building
Anatole Katok, Penn State

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