Weekly Science Calendar

Submitted by Center for Global Change
Phone: 474-5818

10/14/05

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

11 a.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
Seasonal to Sub-Decadal Interactions between Eurasian Snow Cover and the Northern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation
Kazuyuki Saito, Nagoya University, Japan
Information: 474-7569, Jenny Hutchings

1:30 p.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
Modern Isotope Climatology of Russia
Nauyuki Kurita, Institute of Observational Research for Global Change (IORGC), JAMSTEC
Information: 474-7569, Jenny Hutchings

2-3 p.m. - 375 Rasmuson Library (ARSC Discovery Lab)
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
VR Juggler and Its Architecture
Carolina Cruz-Neira and others from the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) at Iowa State University
This presentation is the first part of a week-long visit (Oct. 17-21). For details see http://www.arsc.edu, e-mail ARSC or call 450-8600.

7-9 p.m. - Schaible Auditorium, Bunnell Building
Public Lecture Sponsored by the Darwin Society and the Socratic Society (UAF student philosophy club)
The Theory of Unintelligent (and often nasty) Design
Eduardo Wilner, Department of Philosophy & Humanities and Department of Biology & Wildlife, UAF
Information: 474-5494, Philosophy & Humanities Dept.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

9:15-11:15 a.m. - 009 West Ridge Research Building
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
Parallel Shared Memory Programming: Part 1
Tom Logan, MPP Specialist, ARSC
Information: Tom Logan

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
BioBites--Biology Graduate Student Association Seminar
Insect Overwintering in Alaska, with Emphasis on Two Freeze-Avoiding Species
Todd Sformo, graduate student, Biology & Wildlife
Information: Hayley Lanier

1:15-2:45 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Alaska Satellite Facility Seminar
Landcover Mapping for Bering Land Bridge
Torre Jorgenson, ABR Inc., Fairbanks
Information: 474-7621 or Rudi Gens

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

1:30 p.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
Simulating the 20th Century Arctic Ice and Ocean Variability Using a Global Coupled Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Model
Jia Wang, International Arctic Research Center, UAF
Information: 474-7569, Jenny Hutchings

7 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Public Lecture Sponsored by the Alaska Quaternary Center
Ancient Bones and Bloodstains Yield Molecular Secrets
Jerold Lowenstein, University of California, San Francisco
Information: 474-5433 or Nancy Bigelow

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

9:15-11:15 a.m. - 010 West Ridge Research Building
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
Parallel Shared Memory Programming: Part 2
Tom Logan, MPP Specialist, ARSC
Information: Tom Logan

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

1:30 p.m. - Globe Room, 215 Elvey Building
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environment Studies
Jean-Pierre Gascard, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Information: 474-7569, Jenny Hutchings

2-3 p.m. - 010 West Ridge Research Building
Presentation Sponsored by the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and the UAF College of Engineering and Mines
Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robots
Mark Yim, University of Pennsylvania
Snacks will be served. For directions see http://www.arsc.edu. Information on Dr. Yim is available at http://www.robotics.upenn.edu/people/yim.html
Information: 450-8663 or Greg Newby

3:30 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Life Sciences Seminar Series, sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife
Ancient Mitochondria, Convergent Population Structure, and Balancing Selection in a Gynodioecious Plant
Matthew Olson, Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology & Wildlife, UAF
Information: http://www.iab.uaf.edu/events/events.php or call 474-7640

3:30 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Geology and Geophysics Seminar
Transport, Deposition, Storage and Remobilization of Felsic Magmas and their Products in the Upper Crust
Calvin Miller, Vanderbilt University
Information: 474-7565 or Geology and Geophysics

3:30 p.m. - 304 Eielson Building
Anthropology Colloquium Series
Identification of Species in Fossil and Forensic Tissues
Jerold Lowenstein, University of California, San Francisco
Information: 474-7288 or Anthropology Dept.

3:30 p.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Water and Environmental Research Center Seminar
Transport of Fecal Bacteria in a Rural Alaskan Community
Molly Chambers, WERC, UAF
Information: Larry Hinzman

3:45 p.m. - Globe Room, 215 Elvey Building
Department of Physics Journal Club
Check http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/journal_club.htm or call 474-7339 to see if there's a presentation scheduled for this week.

This calendar is sponsored by the Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research as a service to the UAF community.