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Swenson College Seminars for the week of February 27th

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.

Wednesday, March 1 , 2017

"Thermally Modified Timber (TMT): Technology Overview"
Presented by Matthew Aro, National Resources Research Institute (NRRI)
12:00 Noon in Montague Hall 80
Hosted by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, tseechar@d.umn.edu

"Laminin and Type IV Collagens:  Matrix Proteins Critical for Kidney Function"
Presented by Dr. Jeffery Miner, Professor in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis
3:30 p.m. in Room 130 School of Medicine
Hosted by Dr. Yao Yao, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Exploring the Two Water Worlds in Catchment Hydrology"
Presented by Dr. Salli Dymond, Assistant Professor, Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences
11:00 a.m. in Room RLB 200
Hosted by the Earth and Environmental Science Department, dees@d.umn.edu

Friday, March 3, 2017

"Minnesota Power's Deep Roots in Hydro Operations.  From the Golden Age to the Renaissance of Hydro"
Presented by Christopher Rousseau, P.E., M.ASCE (MN, WI), Manager, Renewable Business Operations for Hydro, MN Power, Duluth
12:00 Noon in High-Bay Area, SCiv
Hosted by the Civil Engineering Dept, smshield@d.umn.edu

"Water Triggered Arynes from 4th Generation Diaryl Iodonium Salts"
Presented by Jonathan Fuchs, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry MS Student
2:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Viktor Zhdankin, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, vzhdanki@d.umn.edu

"Demystifying Neutrinos with the NovA Experiment"
Presented by Matthew Strait, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of MN Twin Cities
2:00 p.m. in Solon Campus Center (SCC) 120
Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, smkelly@d.umn.edu

"Synthesis of C-5 Tryptanthrin Analogues to  Combat Toxoplasma Gondi"
Presented by Ryan Andersen, UMD Chemistry & Biochemistry MS Student
2:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Peter Grundt, Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept, pgrundt@d.umn.edu

"Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold:  Tree Response to Warming at the Temperate - Boreal Forest Ecotone"
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor for the Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota -  Twin Cities
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Savage, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, jsavage@d.umn.edu