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Spring 2015 Calendar of Events

March 9-13 2015 Spring Break

Wednesday, March 25 Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) symposium
All day, E.H. Hereford University Center; Complete information here.

Monday, April 6 Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2015 semesters
Friday, May 8 Last day of classes for Spring 2015 semester

May 9, 11-15 Final exams for Spring 2015 semester
Friday, May 15 College of Science Spring 2015 Commencement
3 p.m. College Park Center; Complete information coming soon

College of Science Seminar/Colloquia Schedule Fall 2014

All seminars are at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Life Science Building, Room 124.

February 19
Speaker: Chris Nice, Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University
Title: Hybridization, Hybrid Species, and the Organization of Genomic Diversity in a Butterfly Species Complex
Website: http://www.bio.txstate.edu/contacts/faculty/chris-nice.html

February 26
Speaker: Volker Rudolf, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University
Title: Thinking inside the box: Community-level consequences of stage-structured populations
Website: http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~volker.rudolf/index.html

March 5
Speaker: Sanghoon Kang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Baylor University
Title: The response and reaction of microbial community to the changing climates
Website: http://www.baylor.edu/biology/index.php?id=92104

March 12
Spring Break

March 19
Speaker: Jennie McLaren, Assistant Professor, UT El Paso
Title: TBA
Website: http://www.academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=70104&ID=jrmclaren
Host: Jeff Demuth

April 2
Speaker: Michael Sadowsky, Professor and Director, BioTechnology Institute Department of Soil, Water & Climate, University of Minnesota
Title: Microbial Bile Acid Metabolism is One Mechanism Behind the Success of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Website: http://www.bti.umn.edu/faculty/biosadowsky.html

April 9
Speaker: Rayna Bell, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Craig Moritz Research Lab, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Title: TBA
Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/rayna-bell/

April 16
Speaker: Michael Ryan, Clark Hubbs Regents Professor in Zoology, UT Austin
Title: TBA
Website: http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/ryan/people.html

April 23
Speaker: Alex Wild, Curator of Entomology, UT Austin
Title: TBA
Website: http://www.alexanderwild.com/About-Alex-Wild

April 30
Speaker: David D. Pollock, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Title: TBA

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Unless noted, all seminars are at 3 p.m. on Fridays in W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building, Room 114. Refreshments will be served before each seminar at 2:45 p.m. in CRB Room 112.

February 13
Speaker: Professor Oleg Larionov, Department of Chemistry, UT San Antonio
Title: “New Synthetic Chemistry of Compounds Containing N–O-Bonds”

February 20
Speaker: Professor Liping Tang, Department of Bioengineering, UT Arlington
Title: “Near-infrared Molecular Probes for In Vivo Imaging of pH and Reactive Oxygen Species”

February 27
Speaker: Professor Chou Chen, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Title: “Taking Inspirations from Biological Oxidation Reactions”

March 5 (Thursday, 6-9 p.m.) ACS DFW Section Meeting, UT Arlington E.H. Hereford University Center, Concho Room
Speaker: Professor Dan Rabinovich, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Title: “The World of Chemistry on Postage Stamps

March 13
Spring Break

March 20
Speaker: Professor Alex Kurosky, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UT Medical Branch
Title: “The Involvement of Eosinophils in Asthma”

March 27
Speaker: Professor Horacio F. Olivo, College of Pharmacy, The University of Iowa
Title: “Microorganisms and Enzymes in Organic Synthesis”

April 3
Speaker: Professor Daesung Lee, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: “Ruthenium Alkylidenes – Tools for New Chemistry beyond Metathesis”

April 10
Speaker: Professor Patrick Griffin, Department of Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute
Title: “Conformation Dynamics and Nuclear Receptor Signaling”

April 17
Speaker: Professor Jimmie Weaver, Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University
Title: “Cross-coupling Made Easy via Electron Addition”

April 25 (Saturday)
No seminar on Friday, April 24. All are encouraged to attend the ACS DFW Meeting-in-Miniature hosted by UT Arlington in the E.H. Hereford University Center on Saturday, April 25.

May 1
Speaker: Professor Rajeev Azad, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas
Title: TBA

Earth & Environmental Science
All sessions are at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Geoscience Building Room 100.

September 18 – Jim Davidson, Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc. (NSAI) in Dallas, Title: “The False Promise of High-End Technology in Thin Bed Formation Analysis”

September 25 – Bob Finkleman, UT Dallas, Title: “Medical Geology”

October 2 – Amelia Shevenell, University of South Florida/University College, London, Title: TBA

October 9 – Dilhan Ilk, DeGolyer and MacNaughton, Title: TBA

October 16 – Shaffiq A. Jaffer, TOTAL Corporate scientific representative in the U.S., Title: TBA

October 23 – TBA

October 30 – Peter Eichhubl, Bureau of Economic Geology, Title: TBA

November 6 – TBA

November 13 – Julia Gale, Bureau of Economic Geology, Title: TBA

November 20 – Tim Shanahan, UT Austin, Title: TBA

All colloquia will be held at 3 p.m. Fridays in Pickard Hall, Room 311. Refreshments will be served shortly after each presentation.

February 20
Speaker: Dr. Susan E. Minkoff, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UT Dallas
Title: “Multiscale Modeling for Wave Propagation"

March 5
Speaker: Dr. Francis Edward Su, Benediktsson-Karwa, Professor of Mathematics, President-Elect, Mathematical Association of America, Department of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
Title: TBA

April 10
Speaker: Dr. Todd Quinto, Robinson Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Tufts University
Title: TBA

April 17
Speaker: Dr. Peter E. Trapa, Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah
Title: TBA

All colloquia will be held at 4 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 101.

February 11
Speaker: William G. Newton, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Title: Into the Mantle of the Neutron Star: Probing Condensed Nuclear Matter Under Extreme Conditions

February 18
Speaker: Dragos-Stefan Dancila, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington
Title: TBA

February 25
Speaker: Robert Wallace, Professor and Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UT Dallas
Title: TBA

March 4
Speaker: Jinyi Qi, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis
Title: TBA

April 15
Speaker: Kris Murawski, Head of Group of Astrophysics and Gravity Theory, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie Skłodowska University, Poland
Title: TBA

April 29
Speaker: Bill Danchi, Senior Astrophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Title: TBA

All colloquia are held on Fridays at times and locations listed below.

February 20
12 p.m., University Hall, Room 110
Speaker: Kristen Kennedy, Assistant Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
Title: TBA

February 27
12 p.m., Science Hall, Room 103
Speaker: Carlos A. Bolaños, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Florida State University
Title: TBA

March 27
Time and location: TBA
Speaker: Daniel J. Taylor, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of North Texas
Title: TBA

April 3
Time and location: TBA
Speaker: Margaret Owen, Robinson Family Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas
Title: TBA

April 24
Time and location: TBA
Speaker: Rosanna Guadagno, Associate Professor of Psychology, UT Dallas
Title: TBA

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