Weekly Science Calendar

Submitted by Center for Global Change
Phone: 474-5818

11/17/06

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

3 p.m. - 221 Duckering Building
Electrical Engineering Dissertation Defense
Speed Sensor-less Estimation and Position Control of Induction Motors for Motion Control Applications
Murat Barut, Ph.D. candidate
Information: Murat Barut or Seta Bogosyan

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biobites--Biology Graduate Student Association Seminar
INVASION! FIRE! APOCALYPSE? Assessing Wildfire Burn Susceptibility to Invasive Plant Colonization in Black Spruce Forests of Interior Alaska
Katie Villano, graduate student in Biology and Wildlife
Information: James Stone

4-5 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
Cyclodextrin Derivatives as Phase Transfer Promoters for Hydroformylation Reactions in Biphasic Systems
Michael Jaramillo, graduate student, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UAF
Information: Clara Deal, 474-1875 or UAF Chemistry Department

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

1 p.m. - 417 IARC
Department of Geology and Geophysics Thesis Defense
Capacitance Measurements of Bulk Salinity and Brine Movement in First-year Sea Ice
Lars Backstrom, M.S. candidate in Geophysics
Information: Hajo Eicken

1 p.m. - 401 IARC
International Arctic Research Center Seminar
Global Analyses of Climatological Controls on Vegetation Distribution based on Satellite-derived Vegetation Index
Rikie Suzuki, Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Information: Jessie Cherry or http://www.iarc.uaf.edu

3:30 p.m. - 304 Eielson Building
Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense
How the Devils Went Deaf: Ethnomycology, Cuisine, and Perceptions of Landscape in the Russian Far North
Sveta Yamin-Pasternak, Ph.D. candidate
Information: S. Yamin-Pasternak

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 and 24

UAF Holidays (Thanksgiving)

Undergraduate Support Opportunity
The Alaska INBRE Program announces a competition for Spring semester 2007 Undergraduate Student Project Support (USPS). Deadline is November 27, 2006. For information and application, please e-mail inbre@alaska.edu or call Sue Hills (474-5106) or Cathy Griseto (474-1527).