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Colloquia & Speaker Series

Fall 2017

School of Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

Date:         September 26, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

School of Science Faculty Sabbatical Colloquium

Marcia O’Connell, Biology
Paul Wiita, Physics


Date:         October 24, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
                  (Lunch served at 12:15 pm)
Location:   Education 212


Date:         November 28, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

School of Science Faculty Research Colloquium

Nick Battista, Mathematics and Statistics
Don Hirsh, Chemistry

 

TCNJ-Novo Nordisk Lecture Series – Fall 2017

Date:          September 21, 2017 (Thurs.)
Time:          5:00-6:30 pm
(Lecture & Reception)
Location:   Mayo Concert Hall

“Exploring the Obesity Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?”

Dr. Todd Hobbs, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Novo Nordisk in North America


Date:          November 7, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:          5:00-6:30 pm
(Lecture & Reception)
Location:    Brower Student Center 225

“Bridging the Gap Between Public Health and Obesity Care”

Ms. Tracy Zvenyach, MSN, NP; Obesity Public Policy for Novo Nordisk in North America
Ms. Susan Harris, Senior Director, Obesity Management for Novo Nordisk in North America

 

Biology Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

Date:         September 8, 2017 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

Uncovering the role of the centrosome in polarization of the C. elegans embryo 

Dr. Rebecca Lyczak, Ursinus College


Date:         September 22, 2017 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Business Basement Lounge


Date:         October 13, 2017 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

Channel Surfing the Adaptive Wave: Convergence, Constraint, and Contingency in the Evolution of Resistance to a Deadly Toxin

Edmund “Butch” Brodie III, B.F.D. Runk Professor, Department of Biology, University of Virginia

 

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

Date:         September 20, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Chemistry of Food

Dr. Kaitlin Papson, Ingredion Corporation


Date:         October 4, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Thermodynamic coupling in neurotransmitter reuptake

Dr. Michael V. LeVine, Weill Cornell Medical School, Department of Physiology and Biophysics


Date:         November 1, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Investigations of Chemical Signaling in Bacterial Pathogens

Dr. Lark J. Perez, Rowan University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Date:         November 15, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Using simulations to characterize the role of hydration in activation of a membrane protein

Dr. Blake Mertz, West Virginia University, Department of Chemistry

 

Computer Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

 

Date:         October 17, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

Geocoding: An Exercise in Information Retrieval

Mr. Joe Canero ’15, ALK Tech


Date:         November 14, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP 101


Date:         November 21, 2017 (Tues.) – CANCELLED
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 113

Nadya Pena (TCNJ CS ’15), Data Scientist & Software Engineer, Credit Suisse

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

Date:         October 25, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 am – 12 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

Classical and Virtual Knot Concordance 

Micah Chrisman, Monmouth University


Date:         October 27, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

Seminar on Inquiry Based Learning

Patrick Rault, University of Arizona South


Date:         November 14, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 229


Date:         November 29, 2017 (Wed.)
Time:         11 am – 12 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

 

Physics Colloquium Series – Fall 2017

 

Date:         September 15, 2017 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:    SCP – 317

Introduction to String Theory 

Dr. Mike Kalb, Adjunct Professor at TCNJ 


Date:         October 3, 2017 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:    SCP – 317

Measuring gases and nanoparticles with coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering

Dr. Alexandros Gerakis, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Date:         October 20, 2017 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:    SCP – 317


 

Spring 2018

School of Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

Date:         February 23, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP 101

School of Science Guest Colloquium – “Humans, Bots, and RNA Folding: Citizen Science in Biochemistry”

Benjamin Keep, Stanford University, Doctoral Candidate, Learning Sciences and Technology Design


Date:         February 27, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 212


Date:         March 27, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

School of Science Faculty Research Colloquium

Ying Mao, Computer Science
Keith Pecor, Biology


Date:         April 24, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

School of Science Faculty Research Colloquium

Matt Mizuhara, Mathematics and Statistics
Danielle Guarracino, Chemistry

 

TCNJ-Novo Nordisk Lecture Series – Spring 2018

Date:          March 20, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:00-1:30 pm
(Lunch Reception & Lecture)

Location:   Education 212

“The Biology of Obesity and its Management”

Dr. Jason Brett, MD; Senior Medical Director, Clinical Medical and Regulatory for Novo Nordisk in North America
Dr. Gabriel Smolarz, MD; Medical Director Obesity for Novo Nordisk in North America


Date:          April 3, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:          5:00-6:30 pm
(Lecture & Reception)

Location:    Education 212

“Make Obesity CARE Happen! A Human, Societal, Economic Mandate”

Ms. Blandine Lacroix; Vice President for Obesity for Novo Nordisk in North America
Ms. Abhilasha Ramasamy; Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research for Novo Nordisk in North America

 

Biology Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

 

Date:         January 26, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         February 9, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         February 23, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP 101

School of Science Guest Colloquium – “Humans, Bots, and RNA Folding: Citizen Science in Biochemistry”

Benjamin Keep, Stanford University, Doctoral Candidate, Learning Sciences and Technology Design


Date:         March 9, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         March 23, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         April 13, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         April 27, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

 

Date:         February 7, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121


Date:         March 7, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121


Date:         April 4, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Mr. Jeff Tamburrino, BASF, TCNJ ‘88 Chemistry Alum


Date:         April 18, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   C – 121

Dr. Robert Q. Topper, Professor of Chemistry, Cooper Union

 

Computer Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

 

Date:         February 2, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

Data Modeling and Visualization

Marc Wintjen, Business Intelligence Architect at Bloomberg Princeton


Date:         February 20, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

CUDA and OpenCL:  Programming GPUs

Bharathwaj Muthuswamy, Visiting Assitant Professor, CS department


Date:         March 2, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

Distributed Data System

Abhijit Bihari, Engineering Leadership, Data Platform at Bloomberg Princeton

 


Date:         April 6, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

TBD


Date:         April 17, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   Education 115

 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

 

 

Date:         February 13, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

TBD


Date:         February 28, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   SCP – 229

TBD


Date:         March 21, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00am – 12:00pm
Location:   SCP – 209

Gender and mathematics in modern plays

Shelley Costa, Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College


Date:         April 10, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

TBD


Date:         April 13, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 229

Paving the Sphere with Quadrilaterals (and Hexagons, Pentagons and Triangles)

James Foran, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Kansas City


Date:         April 25, 2018 (Wed.)
Time:         11:00 – 11:50 am
Location:   SCP – 229

Linda Chen, Associate Professor at Swarthmore College

 

Physics Colloquium Series – Spring 2018

 

 

Date:         February 16, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   P – 317

Holding and Spinning Molecules with Laser Pulses

Varun Makhija, University of Ottawa


Date:         March 6, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

Intellectual Property Law and its Importance as a Career Path for Science Majors

Anthony Noonan, Associate Attorney, Gearhart Law, LLC, TCNJ Alum


Date:         April 3, 2018 (Tues.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD


Date:         April 20, 2018 (Fri.)
Time:         12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location:   SCP – 101

TBD

Dr. Kay-Uwe Kasch, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

 

 

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