Weekly Seminars


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Interdisciplinary Science, Engineering and Health Science Seminars

Swenson College encourages an exchange of ideas and collaboration between disciplines at UMD. Anyone organizing a seminar that would like to include it in this list for improved exposure and attendance, contact Nancy Kienzle at scse@d.umn.edu or 218-726-6397.

Seminars for the week of October 15-19, 2018

Monday, October 15

"Microbes-to-Macrophytes in Minnesota:  Water Quality and Sediment Chemistry"
Presented by Dr. Chanlan Chun, Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering and Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth
4:00 p.m. in SSB 202
Hosted by Dr. Donn Branstrator, Biology Dept, dbranstr@d.umn.edu, 726-8134

Tuesday, October 16

"Development of Drugs for Intrathecal Delivery:  Present and Future"
Presented by Tony L. Yaksh, PhD, Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego
3:00 p.m. in Moos 5-125 (Please notify Katie James, 612-624-5153, kmjames@umn.edu, if attending from Duluth to ensure an ITV connection is made.)
Hosted by Pharmaceutics Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 17

"Breakthrough Sustainability Innovation by Understanding Users"
Presented by Dr. Abigail Clarke-Sather, Assistant Professor, MIE, UMD
12:00 Noon in Solon Campus Center 120
Hosted by Dr. Katie Schofield, MIE, kscho@d.umn.edu

Friday, October 19

"Why You Should Care About Wastewater Treatment and How Much it Costs"
Presented by Scott Kyser, Wastewater Engineer, Minnesota Poluution Control Agency
3:00 p.m. in SCIV 265
Hosted by Nate Johnson, Civil Engineering, 218-726-6435, nwjohnso@d.umn.edu

“How to Build a Leaf:  New Insights into Plant Structure and Function from the Inside Out with X-Ray Imagine"
Presented by Dr. Craig Brodersen, Assistant Professor, Yale
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Savage, jsavage@d.umn.edu, 726-8122

"Mechanical Force Manipulation and Optical Imaging of Protein Dynamics from Single Molecules to Single Living Cells"
Presented by Dr. H. Peter Lu, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor, Dept of Chemistry, Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, OH
3:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Zhihua Xu, Chemical Engineering, xuz@d.umn.edu, 726-7127