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2013 Calendar of events
|Friday, Oct. 18,
|Lecture Speaker Series. "Fuel from Water: The Light-Driven Generation of Hydrogen" by Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester. CRB Room 114. Free. Refreshments will be served in CRB 112 starting at 2:45 p.m.
|Saturday, October 26,
|Astronomy Day at the UT Arlington Planetarium. The annual event features discounted Planetarium shows, free lectures by local astronomers and space enthusiasts, telescopes to view the Sun, Moon, visible planets and more! The event is free and no registration is required. See the full schedule of events here.
|Monday, November 4-8
||Science Week 2013
Monday, Nov. 4
11-11:50 a.m. Trimble Hall Room 101 - Talk by Assistant Dean Ashley Purgason on “Overview of Research: What is it, how can you get involved, and how will you benefit from that experience?”
12-12:50 p.m. Life Science Room 124 - Talk by oceanographer and alumnus Dr. Robert Stewart (B.S. Physics ’63), professor emeritus at Texas A&M University, on “50 Years of Oceanography”. Free pizza lunch will be served.
3-4:30 p.m. Pickard Hall Room 313 - Ashanti Johnson, Assistant Vice Provost for faculty recruitment and Institute for Broadening Participation director, and Assistant Dean Ashley Purgason will talk with students about summer research opportunities, including funding, in Texas and nationwide. Students will also be able to sign up to receive info about IBP and research opportunities.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
2-2:50 p.m. COBA Room 147* - Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Ignacio Nuñez (B.S. Biology ’75) will conduct a mentor talk/Q&A session with Freshman Interest Group members. (*open to class members only)
Wednesday, Nov. 6
11-11:50 a.m. Trimble Hall Room 101 - Talk by Dr. Tom Windham, Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP) consultant, on “Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Why you should and how you get there”.
12-12:50 p.m. Life Science Room 122 - Environmental Science Careers Panel Q&A with Stephen Brooks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Meghna Tare, UT Arlington Office of Sustainability; and a quartet of UTA alumni: Dr. Kenneth Tramm, Modern Geosciences; Susan Doerfler, Lockheed Martin; Dr. David Britton, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; and David Long, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
1-2 p.m. College Hall Room 106 - Health Professions Panel Q&A with UT Arlington alumni Dr. Ignacio Nuñez (B.S. Biology ’75), Dr. Hank Jacobs, D.D.S. (B.S. Biology ’82) and Dr. Jocelyn Zee (B.S. Biology ’04). The event will allow pre-med/dental students to ask questions of experienced health professionals.
4-5 p.m. Science Hall Room 106 - Talk by Dr. David R. Nygren, Distinguished Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and inventor of the time projection chamber, on “Gas-Filled Detectors: The Long-Distance Champions of Particle Physics”. Presented by the Department of Physics.
5-6:45 p.m. CPB Room 303 - Save the Night lighting assessment workshop* with Cindy Luongo Cassidy, owner of Green Earth Lighting, including walking tour of campus to critique installed lighting, followed by the Planetarium show “The November Night Sky”. (*to register for the free workshop, contact Arlington Conservation Council).
7:15-8:30 p.m. UT Arlington Planetarium - Save the Night lecture and Q&A with Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, and Cindy Luongo Cassidy, owner of Green Earth Lighting.
Thursday, Nov. 7
12:30-2 p.m. Pickard Hall Room 313 - Dr. Tom Windham, Ashanti Johnson and Ashley Purgason will talk with students about summer research opportunities, including funding, in Texas and nationwide. Students will also be able to sign up to receive information about IBP and research opportunities. Windham will discuss research and funding opportunities at the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP) at Colorado State University.
2-2:50 p.m. Trimble Hall Room 110 - Talk by Assistant Dean Ashley Purgason on “Overview of Research: What is it, how can you get involved, and how will you benefit from that experience?”
3-3:50 p.m. Science Hall Room 100 - Talk by Dr. Harold McNair, a pioneer of gas chromatography and professor emeritus in Chemistry at Virginia Tech, on “55 Years of Chromatography”.
6-8 p.m. UT Arlington Planetarium* - Freshmen Interest Group dinner with College of Science Dean Pamela Jansma. (*open to FIG members only)
Saturday, Nov. 9
5-7 p.m., University Club, Davis Hall* - Dinner and tribute to John Fry, physics professor emeritus. (*by invitation only)
|Monday, November 4
|| Registration begins for Spring 2014 semester
|Wednesday, November 6,
| Save the Night at the UT Arlington Planetarium. Conservationists Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, and Green Earth Lighting owner Cindy Luongo Cassidy will examine the impact of nighttime artificial light on physical, mental and spiritual health at an Arlington Conservation Council workshop and lecture. The workshop and lecture are free, but seating is limited for the workshop. Register with the Arlington Conservation Council at www.arlingtonconservationcouncil.org. Directions to the Planetarium and a parking pass will be returned with registration confirmation. See more details here.
|Monday, Nov. 18,
| Lecture Speaker Series. "Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease" by Nancy E. Adler, the Lisa & John Pritzker Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Health and Community at The University of California, San Francisco. Library Parlor (6th Floor). Free.
|Thursday, Nov. 28-29
|| Thanksgiving holidays
|Wednesday, Dec. 4
||Last day of classes for Fall 2013 semester
|Saturday, December 7, 9-13
|| Final exams for Fall 2013 semester
|Sunday, Dec. 15,
|College of Science Fall 2013 Commencement. The College of Science and School of Architecture will have a joint graduation ceremony. More information coming soon. College Park Center. Tickets required.
College of Science Seminar/Colloquium Schedule Fall 2013
All colloquia are at 4 p.m. in Life Sciences Building Room 119. Refreshments will be served prior to the start of each colloquium.
Thursday, September 5 – "Cross-kingdom molecular battles in the phyllosphere", Maeli Melotto, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UT Arlington
Thursday, September 12 – "Why Is Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Important?: Evolutionary, Agricultural, and Environmental Perspectives", Woo-suk Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UT Arlington
Thursday, September 19 – "A guide on how to disrupt the spatial structure of microbial communities", Jorge Rodrigues, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, UT Arlington
Thursday, September 26 – TBD
Thursday, October 3 – "Coral reef conservation: what are the goals and how do we know what works?" John Bruno, Professor, Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thursday, October 10 – "Fog, Flowering Times, and Plant Endemism along the Coast of Mediterranean Baja California", Sula Vanderplank, Field botanist
Thursday, October 17 – TBD
Thursday, October 24 – Nancy Grimm, Professor, Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Thursday, October 31 – TBD
Thursday, November 7 – "Selfish elements and self-defense in the enterococci", Kelli Palmer, Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology, UT Dallas
Thursday, November 14 – "Genomes, feathers and flight: using comparative genomics to study the origin of novelty in vertebrates", Scott Edwards, Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Thursday, November 21 – "Mate-choice mechanisms and the evolutionary process", Gil Rosenthal, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
Chemistry and Biochemistry
All seminars are at 3 p.m. in W.A. Baker Chemistry Research Building (CRB) Room 114. Refreshments will be served prior to each seminar at 2:45 p.m. in CRB Room 112.
Friday, September 6 – "Keeping cool with HFCs: Science behind their present and future use", A.R. Ravishankara, Professor and director, Chemical Sciences Division Earth System Research Laboratory NOAA Boulder, Colorado
Friday, September 13 – "Old and New Mechanisms in Old and New Jobs - Flavin Enzymology Never Gets Boring", Bruce Palfey, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School
Friday, September 20 – "Carbon cycle research in aquatic ecosystems: putting chemical analyzers under water", Mike DeGrandpre, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Montana
Friday, September 27 – "Bioinspired Aerobic Organocatalytic Oxidations and the Molecular Investigation of Bacterial Targets", Frank Foss, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UT Arlington
Friday, October 4 – "Beyond the first coordination sphere in non-heme iron enzymes: how outer-sphere interactions influence O2-activation, substrate-specificity, and coupling efficiency", Brad Pierce, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UT Arlington
Friday, October 11 – "From Barton Springs to North America: Unraveling the mystery of PAH contamination and the link to coal-tar-based pavement sealant", Dr. Barbara Mahler, U.S. Geological Survey, Texas Water Science Center
Friday, October 18 – "Fuel from Water: The Light-Driven Generation of Hydrogen", Rich Eisenberg, Department of Chemistry, Professor, University of Rochester
Friday, October 25 – "Ion mobility and advanced data treatment in mass spectrometric analysis of natural compounds", Petr Bednář, Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Friday, November 1 – "Oxalate Decarboxylase: An Enigmatic Enzyme", Nigel Richards, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Purdue University
Friday, November 8 – "Synthetic studies of bioactive natural products", Professor Jiong Yang, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Friday, November 15 – "Buckyball Maracas: the Inside (and Outside) Story of Endohedral Fullerenes", Luis Echegoyen, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UT El Paso
Friday, November 22 – "Exploring the metal ion affinity and selectivity in proteins", Joseph Emerson, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University
Earth & Environmental Science
All seminars are at 4 p.m. in Geoscience Building Room 100.
Thursday, September 12 - "Brownfield", Kenneth Tramm, Modern Geosciences
Thursday, September 26 – Title TBA, Shichun Huang, Research Associate, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Thursday, October 3 – "How the Shale Gas Boom Began: The Story of Mitchell Energy and the Barnett Shale", Dan Steward, Republic Energy
Thursday, October 10 – "Pore Processes in Earth Materials", Mei Ding, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thursday, October 24 – "Dechipering the doubthouse; toward a record of polar glaciations during the early Cenozoic", Howie Scher, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina
Thursday, October 31 – "Adjustment of Submarine Channel Architecture to Changes in Sediment Supply, Western Niger Delta Slope", Zane Jobe, Shell
Thursday, November 7 – Title TBA, Wilbert Weijer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Thursday, November 14 – Title TBA, William Thomas, Alabama Geologic Survey
Thursday, November 21 – Title TBA, Dragos-Stefan Dancila, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington
All colloquia are at 3 p.m. in Pickard Hall Room 311. Refreshments will be served shortly after each presentation.
Friday, September 13 – Title TBA, Dr. Inderjit S. Dhillon, Professor, Department of Computer Science, UT Austin
Friday, October 11 – "So you think you understand fractions? Quick, does 23/67 equal 33/97? A mathematician's secret from Euclid to today", Dr. David Pengelley, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University
Friday, November 1 – Title TBA and "Pros and Cons of Research in Industry vs. Academia", Dr. Donna Calhoun, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Boise State University
Friday, November 15 – Title TBA, Dr. Sarah Witherspoon, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
Friday, October 4, 12 p.m. – Psychology Colloquium Series. “Trans-Identity Theory: What Happens When you Study Transgender Identity”, Craig Nagoshi, associate professor of Psychology and Social Work, UT Arlington. Life Science Building Room 100.
Friday, November 8, 12 p.m. – Psychology Colloquium Series. “Social Cognition and Neuroscience”, Daniel Krawczyk, associate professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas. University Hall Room 108.
Monday, November 18, 12 p.m. – Lecture Speaker Series. “Psychology and Medicine: Translational Research on Stress, Behavior and Disease”, Nancy E. Adler, the Lisa & John Pritzker Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Health and Community at The University of California, San Francisco. Library Parlor (6th Floor). Free.