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 12-16, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

“Fayetteville Green Lake and a Potential Mechanism for Precipitating the Largest Minnesota Ore Body on Earth Following the Great Oxidation Event”
Presented by Dr. Jeff Havig, Department of Earth Sciences, U of M Twin Cities
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 13

"Effects of Plasticizers on the Molecular Mobility of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals"
Presented by Kweku Konadu Amponsah-Efah, 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 14

“Environmental Radiation, Nuclear Power Plants, and Materials Lifetime Prediction"
Presented by Brian Hinderliter PhD, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMD
12:00 Noon in Montague Hall 80
Hosted by Dr. PS Dhanasekaran, Assistant Professor, MIE, pdhanase@d.umn.edu, 218-726-6207

"Innovative Undergraduate Medical Education in Central Wisconsin"
Presented by Dr. Roy Long, Assistant Dean of Basic Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin--Central Wisconsin
3:30 p.m. in SMed 130/ Also available by UMN WebEx Connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcsem2-14  (Meeting #: 742 331 735)
Hosted by Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen

Thursday, February 15

“Large-Scale Experimental Testing of Bridge System and Components”
Presented by Hartanto Wibowo, PhD; Civil Engineering Faculty Candidate
11:00am in 265 Civil Engineering
Host: Civil Engineering Department, civileng@d.umn.edu

"Cost, Value, and Affordability in the Modern Health Care System"
Presented by Theo Darkow, Pharmacist
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

Friday, February 16

"The UMD Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building"
Presented by Paul A Johnson, PE, Associate, Meyer, Borgman & Johnson
12:00 Noon in SCiv 161 (Soil and Rock Lab)
Hosted by Civil Engineering Department (smshield@d.umn.edu)

"The Dose Makes the Poison: Unraveling the Effects of Regulatory Imbalance in the NRF2 Transcriptional Network"
Presented by Dr. Matthew Slattery, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, UMD|
3:00 p.m. in 200 Chemistry Building
Hosted by Dr. Melissa Maurer Jones, Chemistry and Biochemistry, 218-726-7088, maujones@d.umn.edu

"Fish and Ships: Soundscape Ecology in North-Eastern New Zealand"
Presented by Rosalyn Putland, Postdoctoral Researcher, UMD
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Al Mensinger, Biology Professor, amensing@d.umn.edu, 218-726-7259