Our Biology Seminar Series continues with Dr. Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo from the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, who will present a seminar about Science Education and Community building. He will also discuss the state of the island and science education in the post-hurricane environment. The seminar is at 5 PM on Wed. Feb. 14th in the Carter Auditorium, where no food is allowed so pizza will be served outside the auditorium at 4: 30 PM.
The Environmental Management and Sustainability Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place on Thursday, Dec 7 from 6:30-9pm in Carter Auditorium. The symposium will feature MSEM graduate student research conducted over the last year on the following topics: seahorse population dynamics in Aransas Bay, ozone pollution before and after the Bastrop fire, heavy metal contamination in bridge run-off around the Edwards Aquifer, lead contamination monitoring in Travis County’s drinking water, and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer using a dye-tracing approach.
This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception with light snacks and refreshments to follow.
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The Center for Ethics and Leadership is hosting an unprecedented event next week on 11.15.17. Our guest speaker is Shuli Dichter, who is travelling to Austin from Israel, where he is a long-time civil-society activist.
Dichter is the executive director of Hand in Hand, whose mission is to create a strong, inclusive, shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities. Hand in Hand currently operates schools and communities in six locations with 1,578 Jewish and Arab students and more than 8,000 community members.
Members of the St. Edward’s community are invited to hear Dichter speak about creating a viable new form of partnership and peace education between Arab and Jewish children, families, and communities in Israel.
Details and RSVP link can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/center-for-ethics-leadership-shuli-dichter-on-arabjewish-partnership-tickets-36162397705.
The Center for Ethics and Leadership
School of Arts and Humanities
St. Edward’s University
From Prof. Dan Gold – Biology Seminar Series Coordinator
This seminar will be given by Dr. Jennifer Gumm, Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin University. She is being hosted here at SEU by Dr. Raelynn Deaton Haynes. The title of Dr. Gumm’s talk is “From genes to behavior: An integrative approach to sensory ecology in freshwater fishes.” There will be pizza served between 4:30-5 PM in the lobby outside Ragsdale 100 (Jones Auditorium). Note that no food is allowed in the auditorium.
From the 2017 Lucian Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Dr. Tricia Shepherd:
This week Friday, the Lucian Symposium will be held in Carter Auditorium beginning at 8:50 am. You can find details on the Lucian Symposium website: https://sites.stedwards.edu/lucian/. The Lucian Symposium is an annual event, open to the public.
Lunch follows the keynote speakers. After lunch, student research posters will be available for viewing in the halls of the John Brooks Williams North Building from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
There will be four keynote speakers:
- Thomas E. Cheatham, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Director of the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah
- Michelle M. Francl, Professor and Chair of Chemistry at Bryn Mawr College
- Ward Thompson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kansas
- Garritt Tucker, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (http://inside.mines.edu/Garritt-Tucker)
While there will be a common thread among speakers in terms of the using various computational methods in their research, the application/connections with undergraduates in each Natural Science discipline was my goal for the symposium. In particular, the presentations will be broadly applicable as follows: Cheatham: Biology/Computer Science, Francl: Mathematics, Thompson:Chemistry, Tucker:Physics/Engineering. I have advised all the speakers to include background/context appropriate for a broad audience of majors that span the Natural Sciences. Below is the schedule with tentative titles:
Friday, Sept 29th
8:50 am welcome
9:00-9:45 Garritt Tucker: Exploring the Nanoscale Mechanisms of Functional Materials with Computational Materials Science
9:45-10:30 Ward Thompson: The Big Deal about Being Small: Dynamics and Spectroscopy in Nanopores
10:45-11:30 Michelle Francl: Tools for predicting and understanding molecular structure from paper and pencil to Beowulf clusters
11:30-12:15 Tom Cheatham: Optimizing the use of computers to understand the complexity of biomolecular systems
1:30-3:30 poster session
I appreciate your support of this annual event for our school!
Tricia Shepherd, PhD
Chemistry Professor & Dept. Chair
St. Edward’s University
The event is hosted by Wild Basin Creative Research Center and will take place in Carter Auditorium (Room 186) in the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building.
Dr. Merlin Tuttle has over 50 years of in-depth knowledge and experience as a renowned bat expert, educator, and wildlife photographer. Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation is the most recent contribution by Dr. Tuttle to the world of bats. He will be presenting a short documentary that follows a group of citizen scientists searching for bats in the rain forests of Trinidad.
Karen Kocher is a documentary media producer and a senior lecturer in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of the 2015 SXSW Interactive Dewey Winburne Community Service Award for her work as the creator and producer of Living Springs, a multi-platform, immersive, interactive exploration of Austin’s beloved Barton Springs. Living Springs explores the historical, social, spiritual, and scientific value of the Springs. The project is available online, in an installation at the Barton Springs Education Center, and for broadcast.
LOCATION: John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186, Carter Auditorium, St. Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
TIME: Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM