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Swenson College Seminars for the week of February 20th

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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

"Bio-Inspired Molecular Materials for Solar Fuels"
Presented by Dr. Prashanth K. Poddutoori, Department of Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island
4:00 p.m. in LSci 185
Hosted by Dr. Paul Kiprof, UMD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Duluth

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Prevention Through Design/Safety Engineering"
Presented by Katherine Schofield, Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMD|
12:00 Noon in Montague Hall 80
Hosted by Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, tseechar@d.umn.edu

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Ecological Stoichiometry and Mineral Nutrition of Herbivores"
Presented by Prof. Robert Sterner, Director, Large Lakes Observatory, Duluth, MN
11:00 a.m. in RLB 200
Hosted by Large Lakes Observatory, 218-726-7926

Friday, February 24, 2017

"Black Holes, Holography and Quantum Information"
Presented by Daniel Harlow, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, Harvard University
2:00 p.m. in Solon Campus Center (SCC) 120
Hosted by Department of Physics & Astronomy, smkelly@d.umn.edu

"Science Communication and Literacy: Our Responsibility as Scientists"
Presented by Dr. Melissa Maurer-Jones, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD,
2:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by Dr. Katie Schreiner, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 218-726-7857, kschrein@d.umn.edu

"Poinsettias to Pitcher Plants:  Deciphering the Genomic Basis of Extreme Plant Adaption"
Presented by Dr. Ya Yang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Amanda Grusz, Assistant Professor, Biology Department