Weekly Science Calendar

Submitted by Weekly Science Calendar
Phone: 474-5818

03/10/06

MONDAY, MARCH 13

1 p.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
On the Importance of the Arctic Boundary Layer in Climate Simulations
Oyvind Byrkjedal, Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, Norway
Information: http://www.iarc.uaf.edu, 474-7569, or Jenny Hutchings

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

1:30 p.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
The Effect of Tidal and Inertial Variability on Arctic Sea Ice
W.D. Hibler II, IARC, UAF
Information: http://www.iarc.uaf.edu, 474-7569, or Jenny Hutchings

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MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
March 20-21-22
Symposium on Distributed Computing with MATLAB
The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center will host a 3-day workshop on distributed computing with MATLAB on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20-22. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. See http://www.arsc.edu for details and to register. Information: Greg Newby.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 21

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biobites--Biology Graduate Student Association Seminar
Glimpses from the Underground Frontier: The Structure of a Boreal Forest Soil Fungal Community in Space and Time
Ian Herriott, graduate student in Biology & Wildlife
Information: Hayley Lanier

1 p.m. - 106 Chapman Building
Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Gaussian Process Models for the Sphere, with Application to the Rotation Measures of the Near Galactic Sky
Margaret Short, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Information: http://www.math.uaf.edu/dms/Colloquium.html or David Maxwell

7-9 p.m. - Lee H. Salisbury Theatre, Great Hall, UAF
Free lecture sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Building Science Network
What is Peak Oil? Should I Care?
Kenneth Deffeyes, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
Information: http://www.uaf.edu/coop-ext/faculty/seifert/events.html

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

1:30 p.m. - 401 IARC
Atmospheric Science Informal Seminar
The Maintenance Mechanism of Scandinavian Pattern
Bueh Cholaw, IARC visiting scholar
Information: 474-7910, Nicole Molders

3:30 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Institute of Marine Science Seminars
Mesoscale Spatial Patterns of Seabird Aggregations in Relation to Hydrography and Zooplankton Biomass - An Interannual Comparison
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Identifying Photosynthetic Efficiency in Arctic Sea Ice Algae, Under Environmental Stress, Using PAM Fluorometry

Leandra de Sousa and Sarah Story, Graduate Program in Marine Science and Limnology, SFOS/UAF
Information: 474-6332, Bodil Bluhm

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

10 a.m. - 401 IARC
Biology & Wildife Thesis Defense
Migrant Stopover Ecology and Resident Species Loss in the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico
David Shaw, M.S. candidate
Information: David Shaw

10:30 a.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Mining & Geological Engineering Dissertation Defense
GIS-Based Approaches to Slope Stability and Earthquake-Induced Landslide Hazard Zonation
Huayang Luo, Ph.D. candidate
Information: Huayang Luo or Wendy Zhou

1 p.m. - 106 Chapman Building
Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
Title TBD (on Statistical Analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act)
Ellis Ott, Iowa State University
Information: http://www.math.uaf.edu/dms/Colloquium.html or David Maxwell

2 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Alaska Quaternary Center Public Lecture
Alke-"Knowns" and "Unknowns"
Fredrick Prahl, Oregon State University
Information: 474-5433, Nancy Bigelow

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Noon - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Joint Alaska Quaternary Center/Institute of Marine Science Seminar
Summertime Nitrogen Fixation in the Gulf of California
Fredrick Prahl, Oregon State University
Information: 474-5433, Nancy Bigelow

2 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Geology and Geophysics Dissertation Defense
Volume Changes of Alaska Glaciers: Contributions to Rising Sea Level and Links to Climate Change
Anthony Arendt, Ph.D. candidate
Information: Anthony Arendt

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
Predator-Prey Interactions in the Muskwa-Kechika
Katherine Parker, University of Northern British Columbia; 2006 IAB-Jay Hammond Guest Lecturer
Information: http://www.iab.uaf.edu/events/events.php or 474-7412

3:30 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Geology and Geophysics Seminar
Title TBA
David Newman, Dept. of Physics, UAF, and John Eichelberger, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, UAF
Information: 474-7565, Pam Harris

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.