Monday, Dec. 3
"Advanced Synchrotron X-ray Techniques to Probe Octahedral Tilts in Perovskite Thin Films," Reagan Johnson, Penn State, noon, S-5 Osmond Lab, Center for Nanoscale Science/MRSEC (814-863-0007).
"Protein Interaction Network in Guard Cell ABA Signaling," Biswa Ranjan Acharya, Penn State, 12:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory, host: Sally Assmann, Intercollege Graduate Program in Plant Biology (814-863-9579).
(Title to be announced), Boris Kalinin, Penn State, 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Climate Change and the Emergence of Opportunistic and Invasive 'Symbiotic' Dinoflagellates in Reef-Building Corals," Todd LaJeunesse, Penn State, 3:35
p.m., 112 Buckhout, Department of Plant Pathology (814-865-3761).
"Interactions Between Factors and the Surface Structures of RNA Polymerase II," Jianhua Fu, Medical College of Wisconsin, 4 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory, host: David Gilmour, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (814-863-8905).
Tuesday, Dec. 4
"Dynamics at the Surface of Organic Glasses," Zahra Fakhraai, University of Pennsylvania, 10 a.m., 301 Steidle Building, Department of Materials Science and
"A Combinatorial Formula for Certain Hecke Algebra Characters," Sam Clearman, Lehigh University, 11:15 a.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Results in Measure Theoretic Regularity," Noopur Pathak, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 315 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Electronic Structure of Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Clusters from Many-Body Perturbation Theory," Noa Marom, University of Texas at Austin, 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory, host: Jorge Sofo, Department of Physics (814-777-3450).
"Higher Cohomology for Group Actions with Hyperbolic Structure, II," Felipe Ramirez, University of Bristol, 3:30 p.m., 216 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Metabolomics as a Unique Biochemical Approach for Understanding Disease Pathogenesis," Gary Siuzdak, Scripps Research Institute, 4 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building/Berg Auditorium, host: Andrew Patterson (814-867-4565).
Wednesday, Dec. 5
"The Age of Stupid - Part 2," (video), 12:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building, Earth and Mineral Sciences Library (814-863-7073).
(Title to be announced), Nikolaos Mykoniatis, Penn State, 12:30 p.m. (lunch provided), 215 Armsby Building, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (814-863-7597).
"Hurricanes and Global Warming: Expectations Versus Observations," Chris Landsea, National Hurricane Center, 3:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Department of Meteorology (814-863-8566).
"Knot Theory of R-covered Anosov Flows: Homotopy Versus Isotopy of Closed Orbits," Thomas Barthelmé, Tufts University, 3:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Itchy Mice and Star-Nosed Moles: New Approaches to Study Itch Touch and Pain," Diana Bautista, University of California Berkeley, 4 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory (with video-conferencing to Room CG623 at the College of Medicine), host: Melissa Rolls, Intercollege Graduate Program in Neuroscience (814-867-1395)
Thursday, Dec. 6
(Title to be announced), (presenter to be announced), 9 a.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Defect Engineering in Graphene-like Nanostructures: Theory and Experiment," Humberto Terrones, Penn State, 9:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (814-865-4992).
"Animal Migration and Infectious Disease Risk: Monarchs as a Global Case Study," Sonia Altizer, University of Georgia, 11 a.m., W203 Millennium Science Complex, host: Timo Smieszek, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (814-857-4651).
"Bijective Proofs Using Two-line Matrix Representations for Partitions," Jose Plinio Santos, University of Campinas (Brazil), 11:15 a.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Recognizing and Reporting Behaviors that may be Aggressive, Disruptive or Dangerous in our Classrooms and Student Interactions, and the Risks Associated with Such Behaviors," Rebecca B. Bywater, Penn State, 11:30 a.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Carry That Weight: Enabling Catalysis Studies of Amine-Borane Dehydrogenation Towards Renewable Transportation Fuels," Tom Baker, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, host: Ryan Byrne, Department of Chemistry (814-865-6079).
"On Random Network Iinference Using Bootstrap," Yulia Gel, University of Waterloo (Canada), 4 p.m., 111 Tyson Building, Department of Statistics (814-865-1348).
"The Higgs Boson - Latest Results from the Large Hadron Collider," Nick Hadley, University of Maryland, 4 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory, host: Ty DeYoung, Department of Physics (814-863-9594).
"Why You Will Eventually Become What Your Mother Ate: Golden Arches Evolution," Doug Cavener, Penn State, 5:15 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building/Berg Auditorium, host: Megan Matthews, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences (814-865-2625).
Friday, Dec. 7
"Molecular Determinants of Reproductive Life Span," Aleksandar Rajkovic, University of Pittsburgh, 11 a.m., 324 Ag Science and Industries Building, Department of Animal Science (814-865-7638).
"Examples From Africa For a Transition To Agroecology," Han Herren, Millenium Institute, 11:15 a.m., 107 Forest Resources Building, host: Maggie Douglas, Department of Entomology (814-865-0772).
"Isometric Training and Blood Pressure Regulation," Cheri McGowan, University of Windsor, 11:15 a.m., 127 Noll Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology (814-865-3453).
"Imaging the Surfaces of Stars," John Monnier, University of Michigan, noon, 538 Davey Laboratory, host: Ming Zhao, Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds (814-865-0418).
"Brief Introductions to the Faculty, Graduate Students and Research Programs in the Newly Formed Department of Ecosystem Science and Management," various speakers, Penn State, 12:20 p.m., 102 Forest Resources Building, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management (814-865-7541).
"Roles of Rhizoctonia Fragariae and Terbacil in Black Root Rot Development of Strawberry," Emily Lavely, Penn State, 12:20 p.m., 101 ASI Building, Department of Plant Sciences (814-865-2571).
"Stokeslets," Francisco-Javier Sayas, University of Delaware, 12:20 p.m., 114 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
"Quantum Effects in Surface-Enhanced Molecular Spectroscopy," Lasse Jensen, Penn State, 2:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry
"Old and New Problems on the Discretization of the Stokes Equation," Francisco-Javier Sayas, University of Delaware, 3:35 p.m., 106 McAllister Building, Department of Mathematics (814-865-7527).
(Title to be announced), Roger Downs, Penn State, 4 p.m., 112 Walker Building, Department of Geography (814-865-4562).
Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9