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Seminars/Colloquia

 

Spring 2014

School of Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

February 19, 2014 (Wed.)

• 3:00 – 4:00 pm

• Mayo Concert Hall

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Robert M. Bell, AT&T Research Labs –

 “Lessons from the $1,000,000 Netflix Prize”

February 28, 2014 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

• Mayo Concert Hall

Guest Speaker: Arts Brown Bag  Co-sponsored Event with TCNJ Center for the Arts

Dr. Roger Hangarter, Indiana University –

“Plants: They Whisper, Talk, and Even Move”

March 5, 2014 (Wed.)

• 12:00 – 1:00 pm

• Education 212

Faculty Senate Colloquium for the Recognition of Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Janet Morrison, Department of Biology, TCNJ –

“The Ecology of Alien Invasions”

 March 18, 2014 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Danielle Guarracino, Department of Chemistry, TCNJ

“Biochemical Mimicry: Imitating Nature with Peptidomimetics”

Dr. Robert Cunningham, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ

“Transfers between Algebraic, Numeric, and Graphic Representations: A Cautionary Tale”

April 3, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Colloquium

Dr. Benny Chan, Department of Chemistry, TCNJ

Dr. Matthew Cathell, Department of Technological Studies, TCNJ

Dr. Suriza van der Sandt, Department of Mathematics, TCNJ

“Increasing Diversity and Persistence in STEM: The case for LBGTQ Students and Faculty”

 April 15, 2014 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:00 pm

• SCP-101

Faculty Research Colloquium

Dr. Jeffrey Erickson, Department of Biology, TCNJ

“Breathing and Babysitting: The Pet-1/Serotonin Connection”

Dr. Tuan Nguyen, Department of Physics, TCNJ

“Shedding Light on Neural Connectivity”

 

Biology Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

February 13, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Robert Pringle, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University –

“Complex species interactions, in savannas and on small islands”

February 27, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

Dr. Roger Hangarter, Indiana University –

“Function and Mechanisms of Light-induced Chloroplast Movements in Leaf Cells”

March 27, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Gregory J. Porreca, TCNJ Biology/Computer Science Class of 2002, Founder & Vice President of Research and Technology, Good Start Genetics, Inc. –

“Developing DNA Sequencing Technology: From an Idea to the Clinic”

 April 10, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Michael Donoghue, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University –

“Re-constructing past life and environments”

April 11, 2014 (Fri.)

• 8:00 – 9:00 pm

• Education 115

Biological Honor Society Induction Ceremony Plenary Presentation

Dr. Nancy C. Walworth, Department of Pharmacology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School –

“Avoiding Danger While Maintaining Stability: The Importance of Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Related Stories from Fission Yeast”

April 17, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Sybil Gotsch, Department of Biology, Franklin and Marshall College –

“Life in the treetops: Ecophysiological strategies of canopy epiphytes in a tropical montane cloud forest”

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

 

 Computer Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

January 23, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 1:00 – 2:00 pm

• Forcina Hall 408

Learning Webinar

Don Gotterbarn, Software Engineering Ethics Research Institute –

“Computing Professionalism: Do Good and Avoid Evil…and Why It Is Complicated to Do that in Computing”

February 4, 2014 (Tues.)

• 7:00 pm

• Mayo Concert Hall

 Film Screening- Codebreaker

Screening of the Docudrama about Alan Turing and Q&A with Executive Producer Patrick Sammon

March 27, 2014 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30 pm

• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Gregory J. Porreca, TCNJ Biology/Computer Science Class of 2002, Founder & Vice President of Research and Technology, Good Start Genetics, Inc. –

“Developing DNA Sequencing Technology: From an Idea to the Clinic”

 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

 

Physics Colloquium Series – Spring 2014

 

Fall 2012

School of Science Colloquium Series  Fall 2013

 

Biology Colloquium Series  Fall 2013

September 19, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

Dr. Aimee Richard, Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine –

“Host and Bacterial Factors Influencing Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae”

September 25, 2013 (Wed.)

• 1:00 – 2:00 pm
• SCP-101

Faculty Speakers

Biology Faculty, Department of Biology, TCNJ –

“Meet the Professors”

October 3, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

• Dr. Janet Alder, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School –

“Towards Alternate Antidepressant Approaches: Neuropeptide VGF in Animal Models”

November 7, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-101

Guest Speaker

Dr. Alex Dornburg, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University –

“The Horrors of (Studying) Diversification in the Sea”

 

Chemistry Colloquium Series  Fall 2013

 

Computer Science Colloquium Series  Fall 2013

September 10, 2013 (Tues.)

• 11:30am – 12:30pm
• Forcina 410

Students Reports on Summer REU Experiences

September 23, 2013 (Mon.)

• 3:30 – 4:30pm
• Forcina 408

 Guest Speaker

Mr. Kevin Coughlin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch –“Building an Online Personal Brand”

 

September 26, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 3:30 – 4:50pm
• Forcina 407

Panel Session

TCNJ Alumni, Live via Google Hangouts –

“Graduate School Experience and Advice”

 

November 7, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30pm
• Education Building 113

Guest Speaker

Scott Smedresman, Esq., SorinRand, LLP –

“Startup Speed Meets Legal Logjam: Navigating the Landscape of Online Privacy and Data Security Law”

 

November 18, 2013 (Mon.)

• 11:30am – 12:30pm
• Forcina 408

Guest Speaker

Stephen Lombardi, PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Drexel University –

“Graduate School Life and Computer Vision Research”

 

December 5, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30am – 12:30pm
• Education Building 113

 

Guest Speaker

 Bert Navarette, GM and Managing Partner, Tigerlabs –

“Building a Startup Community”

 

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series  Fall 2013

September 13, 2013 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-229

Faculty Speaker

Dr. David Reimer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ

“Intuition in Mathematics, a Historical Perspective”

October 8, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
• SCP-229

 

• 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Katherine Socha, Educational Director of Math for America –

“Sea Battles, Benjamin Franklin’s Oil Lamp, and Jellybellies”

Aaron Kutnick, Consultant of Math for America –

“Careers at Math for America”

October 22, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00 – 5:30 pm
• SCP-229

Student REU Experiences

November 1, 2013 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Jill Calhoun, Women in Mathematics at the National Security Agency –

“NSA Careers and Internships”

November 8, 2013 (Fri.)

• 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
• SCP-229

Guest Speaker

Dr. Matt Luther, McMaster University –

“Continuous Logic and Spaces of Non-positive Curvature”

 

Physics Colloquium Series Fall 2013

September 24, 2013 (Tues.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
• SCP-117

Guest Speaker

Dr. Paul Pigram, LaTrobe University, Melbourne Australia –

“International Study Opportunities for Physics Majors”

September 26, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
• SCP-317

Guest Speaker

Dr. Michael Hayden, Department of Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County –

“Wideband THz time domain and optical-pump THz-probe spectroscopy using electro-optic polymer sensors”

October 10, 2013 (Thurs.)

• 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
• SCP-317

Guest Speaker

Dr. Eugenia Etkina, Department of Science Education, Rutgers University –

“Using physics to help students develop scientific habits of mind”

 

November 5, 2013 (Tues.)

• 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
• SCP-317

Guest Speaker

Dr. Ivan Biaggio, Department of Physics, Lehigh University –

“Excitons in the Rubrene Single Crystal: Fission, Fusion, Diffusion, and Dissociation”

 

Past Seminars/Colloquia Schedule (2012-2013)

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