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Seminars/Colloquia 2012-2013

Spring 2013

School of Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

February 5, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Edward Kim, Department of Computer Science, TCNJ

“Towards semantic image understanding and retrieval”

 

Dr. Jana Gevertz, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ

Mathematical oncology: Using mathematics to understand cancer”

 

March 5, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium – Fulbright Senior Scholar Awardees

Dr. Curt Elderkin, Department of Biology, TCNJ

Fulbright in Germany, 2012: “Bivalve evolution and cross-cultural exchange”

 

• Dr. Thulsi Wickramasinghe, Department of Physics, TCNJ

Fulbright in Sri Lanka, 2011-2012

 

March 20, 2013 (Wed.)

• 3:00 – 4:30 pm

• Education 212

Guest Colloquium – Science Connections Series

Dr. Kent Kirshenbaum, Department of Chemistry, New York University and co-founder of the Experimental Cuisine Collective –

“Experiments at the interface of chemistry and cuisine”

 

April 19, 2013 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

• Music Concert Hall

Arts Brown Bag – Co-sponsored Event with TCNJ Center for the Arts

Dr. Nathan Erwin, National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo, Smithsonian Institution, and Ms. Rosalind Erwin, Director of the TCNJ Concert Band and Department of Music, TCNJ

“The Music of Insects”

 

April 23, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Abby O’Connor, Department of Chemistry, TCNJ

“Progress Towards the Development of New Metal Catalysts for the Preparation of Plastics”

 

Dr. Jeffery Erickson, Department of Biology, TCNJ –

“From Genes to Behavior: Knockouts, Neurotransmitters, and the Development of Respiratory Control”

 

 

Biology Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

January 31, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-101

 

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Janet Slovin, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

“Genomics of the diploid woodland strawberry”

February 28, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-101

 

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Julie Drawbridge, Dept. of Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rider University –

“Amphibian pronephric duct morphogenesis: perspectives from 1943 to the present.”

March 21, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

Dr. Danielle Edwards, Yale University –

“The role of evolutionary genetics in Galapagos tortoise conservation”

 

April 12, 2013 (Fri.)

• 7:00 – 9:00 pm

• Education Building 212

 

Guest Speaker – Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society Induction

• Dr. Parviz Gharagozloo, CellOxess LLC, Chief Executive Officer and Founder –

“Medical Chemistry: Impact of oxidative stress in human gamete formation”

 

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

February 21, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

• Mr. Steven Wisiewnski, University of Pennsylvania and TCNJ Alumnus –

“Stereospecific cross-coupling of secondary Organotrifluoroborates: Potassium 1-(Benzyloxy)alkyltrifluoroborates”

 

March 7, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Peter Coneski, US Naval Research Lab –

“Designing next-generation materials for the spontaneous self-decontamination of military assets”

 

March 21, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Stuart Nagourney, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and TCNJ

“The measurement of Cr(VI) in soils: The science and its implications”

 

April 25, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. David Laviska, Rutgers University and TCNJ –

Activation of C-H bonds by an Iridium Pincer complex”

 

 

 Computer Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

January 31, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-229

 

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Daniel Fong, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ

“Diffusional-thermal theory of combustion at high pressure”

February 14, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-229

 

Guest Speaker

Dr. David Holleran, Department of Criminology, TCNJ

Disproportionate Minority Confinement in New Jersey

February 26, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Gary Gordon, Lafayette College – 

“Moving faces to other places: Facet derangement”

 

March 7, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Jim Foran, University of Missouri, Kansas City –

“Constructing Continuous Functions”

March 21, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-229

Faculty Speaker

Dr. Thomas Hagedorn, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ –

Life of Pi: A Mathematical History

 

April 18, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Phaedra Agius, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute –

The New Crystal Ball: Computational Methods in Biology

 

 

Physics Colloquium Series – Spring 2013

February 14, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-117

 

Guest Speaker

Dr. Gary Pajer, Princeton Satellite Systems and TCNJ

Topic: Optical navigation systems

March 7, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-117

Guest Speaker

Dr. Kevin Marshall, Department of Physics, Widener University –

“Exploring Active Galactic Nuclei Through High Energy Variability”

 

March 28, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

• SCP-317

Guest Speaker

Dr. Douglas Larkin, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program Leader, Department of Secondary and Special Education: Montclair State University, TCNJ alumni

“Deep knowledge: Learning to teach science for understanding and equity”

 

April 4, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-117

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Carl Salter, Department of Chemistry, Moravian College

Topic: Raman Spectroscopy

 

Fall 2012

 

School of Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

 

September 14, 2012 (Fri.)

•11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

• Dr. Edward Conjura, Mathematics and Statistics“Mathematical Modeling for the purpose of trading in the Commodity Futures Market”

Dr. Matthew Wund, Biology“How ‘Nurture’ can Impact the ‘Nature’ of Evolutionary Change”

October 5, 2012 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium – Pattern Recognition Across the Disciplines

Dr. Leeann Thornton, BiologyConserved patterns in cytochrome P450 enzymes”

Dr. Andrea Salgian, Computer ScienceFinding and Recognizing Pattern in Data”

Dr. Stephanie Sen, Chemistry“Finding subtle pattern differences in insect biosynthetic enzymes”

October 24, 2012 (Wed.)

• 12:00-1:00 pm

• Education 212

Guest Colloquium – Nobel Laureate

Dr. Eric F. Wieschaus, Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University – “Genetic control and the mechanics of embryo development”

November 16, 2012 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am -12:20 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Cynthia Curtis, Mathematics and Statistics“Knots and the Universe”  

• Dr. David McGee, Physics – “Colors as an Optical Switch: Controlling Light at the Nano-scale”

Biology Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

September 28, 2012 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• Biology 209

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Jim Stoeckel, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University – “Spermcasting spermballs and carapace cleansing worms: Adventures in mussel and crayfish ecology”

October 11, 2012 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Alumni Presentation & Graduate Recruitment

• Mr. Michael Augello, Ph.D. candidate and TCNJ Biology Alumnus (2006), Thomas Jefferson University – “At a SLUG’s pace: Cyclin D1 driven pathways which promote lethal metastaticprostate cancer”

• Dr. Lisa Kozlowski, Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs and Recruitment, Thomas Jefferson University – “Thomas Jefferson University for Your Graduate Training: Make the Discovery!”

November 13, 2012 (Tues.)

• 4:00-5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

 Dr. Peter Park, Nyack College – “Fish Solving Spatial Tasks in the Wild: A Case of Ecological Divergence of Brain and Behavior in Alaskan Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) plus a Brief Intro to the HHMI Stickleback Virtual Lab”

Topic:  Evolution of behavior and brain morphology in threespine stickleback fish, as well as a new online evolution lab developed through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

September 19, 2012 (Wed.)

• 11:00 am -12:00 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Papish, Drexel University – Biomimetic Denitrification, Hydrogenation, and Water Oxidation with New Hydrogen Bonding Ligands

October 17, 2012 (Wed.)

• 11:00 am -12:00 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Romy Dominique, Hoffman-La Roche  Lead Generation Approaches in Drug Discovery, Topic:  Organic synthesis

October 31, 2012 (Wed.)

• 11:00 am -12:00 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Oleg Ozerov, Texas A&M University – Reaction Discovery with Pincer Complexes

November 7, 2012 (Wed.)

• 11:00 am -12:00 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

• Ryan Pavlick, Penn State University  “Organometallics for the Development of Self-Motile and Crack Repair Systems”

November 28, 2012 (Wed.)

• 11:00 am -12:00 pm

• SCC-121

Guest Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Swift, Georgetown University “A Material Chemist’s View of Crystal Deposition Disease”

 

Computer Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

September 25, 2012 (Tues.)

• 11:30 am -12:20 pm

• Library Auditorium

Guest Speaker

• Thomas Mahoney, The College of New Jersey – Topic:  Intellectual Property Law

November 27, 2012 (Tues.)

• 11:30 am -12:20 pm

• Holman Hall 252

 Guest Speaker

Supun Samarasekera, Senior Technical Manager, Mobile Vision Group SRI International Sarnoff – “Augmented Reality Systems for Gaming, Training, and Education”

 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

September 27, 2012 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Gene Fiorini, Center for Discrete  Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers University – “CrIME:  Criminal investigation through mathematical examination”

October 8, 2012 (Mon.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Andy Dorsett, Wolfram Research, Inc. – “Mathematica 8 in Education and Research”
 

October 11, 2012 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am -12:30 pm

• SCP-229

TCNJ Speaker

 Christina Lee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The College of New Jersey – “Brain ‘Waves’”

October 23, 2012 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Katherine Newhall, Courant Institute at New York University – “Investigating jammed matter from a granocentric point of view”

November 13, 2012 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

 Dr. Jun Zhang (tentative), Co-director of Applied Math Laboratories at New York University, Professor of Physics & Courant Institute at NYU – “Understanding Biological Locomotion in Fluids: Swimming and Flying”

 

Physics Colloquium Series – Fall 2012

October 18, 2012 (Thurs.)

11:30 am -12:20 pm

 SCP-117

Guest Speaker

Will Levandowski, Geophysicist, University of Colorado at Boulder – The Mechanics and Math of Mountain Building

November 1, 2012 (Thurs.)

11:30 am -12:30 pm

Library Auditorium

Guest Speaker

Juan Maldacena, Theoretical Physicist, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton – Black Holes and the Structure of Spacetime

November 29, 2012 (Thurs.)

11:30 am -12:30 pm

SCP-117

Guest Speaker

Dr. Ingeborg Beckers, Dept. of Applied Physics and Medical Engineering, Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin – Liquid crystal – Extended Depth of Field Microscopy for 3D Real-Time Imaging

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