Science Seminars: Feb. 17 to 22

Monday, Feb. 17

“What Multi-Level Selection (and the Origins of Multicellularity) Might Tell Us About the Evolution of Pathogens”
Paul Rainey, Massey University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“Root Anatomical Traits for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress”
Kathleen Brown, Penn State University
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Michael Axtell, 814-867-0241

“The Continuous Fight Against Late Blight: Improved Management Through Pathogen Characterization and Disease Forecasting”
Ilse Huerta, Penn State University
3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“Kakutani Equivalence and Restricted Orbit Equivalence in Ergodic Theory and Dynamics, I: Introduction and Overview, Part 1”
Anatole Katok, Penn State 
3:35 to 5:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Biodiversity and Bioinvasions: Marine Community Ecology from Local to Latitudinal Scales”
Amy Freestone, Temple University
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Borland Laboratory
Contact: David Watts

“The Interactive Lives of Soil Actinomycetes”
Matthew F. Traxler, Harvard Medical School
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Don Bryant, 814-865-1992

“The Yin-Yang of β-Carotene: Cleavage Products Function as Both Agonists and Antagonists of Nuclear Retinoid Receptors”
Earl Harrison, The Ohio State University
4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“The Maggot in the Apple: Peaceful Coexistence of Incompatible Theories”
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
8 to 9 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Tuesday, Feb. 18

“(title to be announced)”
Jake Pardo, Penn State
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Controlling Neural Dynamics to Evoke Complex Behaviors in C. Elegans”
Askin Kocabas, Harvard University
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Reka Albert, 814-865-6123

“Superoscillations and Weak Measurement”
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Unnatural History of Molecules”
Helen White, Haverford College
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

“Radical Changes in Early Animal Evolution: How We Pulled Our Heads Out of Our Rears”
Mark Martindale, University of Florida
4 to 5 p.m., 8 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Monica Medina and Tim Jegla
 
Wednesday, Feb. 19

“Water Resource Management for Shale Energy Development”
David Yoxtheimer, Penn State 
10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory
Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“A Good Man Goes to War: Molecular Regulation of Memory CD8 T Cell Recruitment to Inflamed Tissues ”
John Harty, University of Iowa
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Secret Life of Materials - Ceramics”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae are Head-On Collisions of White Dwarfs in Triple Systems”
Doron Kushnir, Institute for Advanced Study
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Miguel Mostafa, 814-865-4306

“(title to be announced)”
Josh Wurman, Penn State 
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Curl Forces”
Michael Berry, University of Bristol
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks”
Catherine Espaillat, Boston University
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity at GABAergic Synapses”
David Stellwagen, McGill University
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
Contact: Bernhard Luscher, 814-865-5549

Thursday, Feb. 20

“Protein Nutrition of Dairy Cows: Recent Research at Penn State”
Alex Hristov, Penn State 
11 a.m. to noon, 324 Agricultural Science and Industries Building
Contact: Molly Martin, 814-863-3664

“The Role of Social Learning, Social Norms, and Strategic Interactions in Childhood Vaccine Scares ”
Chris Bauch, University of Waterloo
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“The Trafficking of Cellulose Synthases and the Revelation of Arabidopsis Trafficking Mechanisms”
Logan Bashline, Penn State 
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Ying Gu, 814-867-3827

“(title to be announced)”
Ori Parzanchevski, Institute for Advanced Study
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Testing and the Data It Generates: STEM Testing, Part 1”
Eric Loken, Penn State University
Noon to 1 p.m., 541 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Jacqueline Bortiatynski, 814-865-4158

“Colloquium: Dipolariton Bose Condensates”
Allan MacDonald, University of Texas
4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Chaoxing Liu, 814-863-0016

“Microbial Dark Matter and Beyond the Human Exome ”
Edward Rubin, U.S. Department of Energy
4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium) and Live Stream
Contact: Monica Medina, 814-867-2958

Friday, Feb. 21
“Regulation of Ribosome Biogenesis During Skeletal Muscle Growth: Why, How, and What For? ”
Gustavo Nader, Karolinska Institute
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 127 Noll Laboratory

“Are We Moving Toward Ecologically-Based IPM in Tree Fruit?”
Dave Biddinger, Penn State
11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 ASI Building
Contact: Ed Rajotte/Shelby Fleischer, 814-863-4641

“Cell Polarization in Budding Yeast”
Ching-Shan Chou, Ohio State University
Noon to 1 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Alternative Host Hypothesis and Potential Virulence Genes in Pseudogymnoascus Destructans, the Causative Agent of Whit Nose Syndrome in Bats”
Christopher Smyth, Penn State
12:15 to 1:10 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“What's for Dinner? Molecular Signatures of Plants, Animals and Water in Early Human Habitats”
Katherine Freeman, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Geography, 814-863-4562

Saturday, Feb. 22

“Combating Malaria: New Approaches to an Ancient Problem”
Manuel Llinás, Penn State University
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 100 Thomas Building
Contact: Joslyn Neiderer, 814-863-8453

Cancellations and additions will be noted on weekly Science Seminar listings at http://science.psu.edu/science-seminars
 

Last Updated February 13, 2014