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 February 19-23, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

“Hydrodynamic Modeling in the St. Louis River Estuary and Coastal Lake Superior"
Presented by Dr. Dan Tietze, Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth
3:00 p.m. in Room RLB 200
Hosted by Dr. Sergei Katsev, Large Lake Observatory, skatsev@d.umn.edu, 218-726-6057

Tuesday, February 20

"Incorporating Individual Grain Fracture and Morphology into Numerical Simulations of Granular Materials"
Presented by Anne K. Turner, Civil Engineering Faculty Candidate
11:00 a.m. in 265 Civil Engineering
Hosted by Civil Engineering Department, civileng@d.umn.edu

"HSPG2 as a Novel Target in Metastatic Cancers"
Presented by Vidhi Khanna, Graduate Student
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, February 21

"Environmental Safety and Its Impact on Patient Care"
Presented by Mike Marturano, Safety Officer, St. Luke's Hospital

12:00 Noon in Montague Hall 80
Hosted by Dr. PS Dhanasekaran, Assistant Professor, MIE, pdhanase@d.umn.edu, 218-726-6207

"Secrets We Can Learn from Lung Tumor Metastases That Challenge Current Paradigms in Cancer Biology"
Presented by Dr. Gunnar Boysen, Associate Professor, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

3:30 p.m. SMed 130 Also available by UMN WebEx Connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcboysen18  (Meeting #: 742 331 735)
Hosted by Dr. Kendall Wallace, Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences

Thursday, February 22

"Will Precision Medicine Fail?"
Presented by Paul Langley, Adjunct Professor, Pharmaceutical Care and Health System, UM
3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m. in 165 LSci or  7-193/195 WDH
Hosted by Social and Administrative Pharmacy (SAPh) Seminar Series

"Hydrologic Lesson from Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota"
Presented by Tim Cowdery, Hydrogeologist, US Geological Survey in Minnesota
4:00 p.m. in Life Science 185
Hosted by Howard Mooers, hmooers@d.umn.edu, 218-726-7239

Friday, February 23

"Maturing Modern, Cellular Messages Using an Ancient Catalytic Core Built of a Versatile Macromolecule"
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Staley, University of Chicago
10:00 -11:00 a.m. in Montague 80
Hosted by Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Minnesota

"Evolution in the Anthropocene"
Presented by Dr. Julie Etterson, University of MN Duluth
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Montague 80
Hosted by Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Minnesota

"Breaking G and Plastic Genes: Insights into the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity"
Presented by Dr. Kristen Sikkink, University of MN Twin Cities
2:00 -3:00 p.m. in Bohannon 90
Hosted by Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Minnesota

"Slicing Through Time"
Presented by Dr. Wilson Taylor, University of WI - Eau Claire
3:15 p.m. in Bohannon 90
Hosted by Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Minnesota

"Optics, Organic Matter, and the Carbon Cycle: Water Chemistry Across the Broad Spatial Scales Using Satellite Remote Sensing"
Presented by Dr. Claire Griffin, Postdoctoral Associate, Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior College of Biologcial Sciences, U of M Twin Cities
3:00 p.m. in 200 Chemistry Building
Hosted by Dr. Katie Schreiner, Chemistry & Biochemistry, kschrein@d.umn.edu, 218-726-7857

"Slicing Through Time"
Presented by Dr. Wilson Taylor, University of WI - Eau Claire
3:15 p.m. in Bohannon 90
Hosted by Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Minnesota

"Eternal Inflation and the Multiverse"
Presented by Vitaly Vanchurin, Associate Professor, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota Duluth
5:00 p.m. in Life Science 185
Hosted by Vitaly Vanchurin, Assoc Professor, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, UMD, vvanchur@d.umn.edu