Weekly Seminars

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 can contact [email protected].

For the week of February 26- March 3, 2024 

Monday, February 26
Title: Understanding change in Lake Tanganyika: Perspectives from scientific and socioecological frameworks
Speaker: Dr. Catherine O'Rielly, Program Director National Science Foundation, BIO Division of Environmental Biology and TIP Division of Innovation and Technology Ecosystems
Professor Dept. of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Illinois State University 
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Kirby Rafters

Title: Personal Informatics for Personal Development: AI-Augmented Systems for Reflection on Everyday Life
Speaker: Michael  Hoefer
Time/Location: 8:30am -9:30am MWAH 177
Host: Dr. Peter Peterson, Computer Science

Title: Sustainable Design of Human-centric Infrastructure Networks
Speaker: Dr. Xingzhou Guo,UMD Civil Engineering
Time/Location: 12:00-12:50pm; 231 Swenson Civil Engineering
Host: Dr. Nate Johnson, Civil Engineering
Seminar Flyer: z.umn.edu/CE_Seminar

Title: Cerebellar vermis contributes to social recognition memory.
Speaker: Dr. Owen Chao, Assistant Professor, BMS
Time/Location: SMED 142 and by Zoom
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ID: 91678685395
Passcode: r1twE1
Host: Lab Bench Talk

Tuesday, February 27
Title: A Systematic Investigation of the Tabletability Flip Phenomenon
Speaker: Zijian Wang, PhD Candidate, Sun Lab
Time/Location: 3:00 pm CT; Moos 5-125 (TC) / Zoom
Zoom by request only, [email protected]
Host: PHM 8100/Phar 6260 Pharmaceutics Seminar (Department of Pharmaceutics)

Utilization of Transition Metals and Nanobodies in PET Imaging to Detect HER2+ Breast Cancer
Speaker: Kevin Marcus, Graduate Student, Pierre Lab
Time/Location: 3:35 pm CT; 1-450 Moos (TC)/165 LSci (DL)
Zoom by request, [email protected]
Host: Phar 6150: Medicinal Chemistry Seminar (Department of Medicinal Chemistry)

Title: It's all Connected! Theory and Applications of Complex Networks
Speaker: Dr. Satyaki Sikdar
Time/Location: 3:30-4:30 VKH 221
Host: Dr. Peter Peterson, Computer Science

Wednesday, February 28
Title: TBL1 inhibitor, Tegavivint, for desmoid tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma
Speaker: David Stenehjem
Time/Location: 3:30 pm CT/ Room 142, School of Medicine & Zoom
Host: Grant Anderson

Thursday, February 29
Title: Towards Trustworthy AI in Cyber-Physical Systems
Speaker: Dr. Souradeep Dutta
Time/Location: 8:30am-9:30am  MWAH 177

Host: Dr. Peter Peterson, Computer Science

Title: Optimizing treatment for older adults with heart failure and type 2 diabetes through building real-world evidence of SGLT2 inhibitors
Speaker: Tsung-Hua Shen, MS – SAPh PhD Candidate
Time/Location: 3:35-5:00 pm CT, 7-193 WDH (TC) / 160 LSci (DL)
Zoom by request, [email protected]
Host: SAPh 8100: SAPh Seminar (Social & Administrative Pharmacy)

Title: "The Past, Present, and Future of Antarctic Climate and Antarctic Science: An Ice Core Scientists Perspective"
Speaker: Peter Neff
Time/Location: 4:00pm, Montague 80
Host: The Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

Friday, March 1
Title: "From forest pests to climate threats: understanding the ecology and value of Minnesota's forested wetlands"
Speaker: Dr. Alexis Grinde
Time/Location: 3pm/LSCI 185
Host: Dr. Mark Clark

Title: “The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s Pollution Prevention Efforts for Mercury and PFAs”
Speaker: Julie Macor, Director of Environmental Services, WLSSD
Time/Location: 3:00 p.m. Chem 200
Host: Dr. Luke Busta