Weekly science calendar

Submitted by Center for Global Change
Phone: (907) 474-5818

02/16/07

Monday, Feb. 19

2:30-3:30 p.m. - 010 West Ridge Research Bldg. (WRRB)
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Chief Scientist Candidate Forum
Exploratory Modeling for Robust Policy Analysis
Steven Bankes, Evolving Logic Inc.
Information: http://www.arsc.edu, Debra Damron (450-8662)

Tuesday, Feb. 20

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biobites--Biology Graduate Student Association Seminar
King Eider Wintering Ecology
Steffen Oppel, graduate student in Biology & Wildlife
Information: James Stone

1:15-2:15 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
AQC Bering Sea Seminar Series, sponsored by the Alaska Quaternary Center, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the Chapman Professorship
Aspects of the Modern Sediments and Biolithology of the Bering Sea
Sathy Naidu, Institute of Marine Science, SFOS, UAF
Information: Nancy Bigelow (474-5433); http://www.uaf.edu/aqc/bss.htm

4 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Amavadin
Ashley Anderson, undergraduate student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UAF
Information: Clara Deal (474-1875)

7 p.m. - Gold Room, Fairbanks Westmark Hotel (813 Noble Street, downtown Fairbanks)
Science for Alaska Lecture Series
The Changing Glaciers of Southeast Alaska
Chris Larsen, Geophysical Institute, UAF
Information: http://www.scienceforalaska.com or 474-7558

Wednesday, Feb. 21

1:30 p.m. - 401 IARC
Atmospheric Science Informal Seminar
Sabbatical Research at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, University of Rostock, Kuehlungsborn, Germany
Richard L. Collins, GI Space Physics, GI Atmospheric Sciences and CSEM, UAF
Information: Nicole Molders (474-7910)

1:30-2:30 p.m. - 010 West Ridge Research Bldg. (WRRB)
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Chief Scientist Candidate Forum
The Role of Supercomputing in Bringing About Technological Change
Greg Newby, ARSC
Information: http://www.arsc.edu, Debra Damron (450-8662)

3:30 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Freshwater Ecosystems Seminar Series
A Decision Tool for Evaluating Proposed Changes to Steller Sea Lion Mitigation Measures in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea Groundfish Fisheries
Peggy Merritt, SFOS, UAF
Information: Mark Wipfli (474-6654)

3:40-5:15 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Chapman Chair Lecture Series
General Circulation of the Extratropics
Mike Wallace, University of Washington
Information: Uma Bhatt (474-2662)

Thursday, Feb. 22

3:40-5 p.m. - 183 Arctic Health Research Building
Natural Resource Management Seminar Series--Impacts of a Warming Climate on Natural Resource Management in Alaska (also NRM 692)
Climate-Fire-Vegetation Interactions and Their Effects on Forest Composition and Ecosystem Services
Scott Rupp, Department of Forest Sciences, UAF
Information: Scott Rupp (474-7535)

3:40-5:15 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Chapman Chair Lecture Series
General Circulation of the Polar Regions
Mike Wallace, University of Washington
Information: Uma Bhatt (474-2662)

7 p.m. - UA Museum of the North
Public lecture sponsored jointly by the Alaska Quaternary Center and UA Museum of the North
Where Have All the Vikings Gone? Abandonment of the Western Settlement, Greenland
Charles Schweger, University of Alberta
Information: Nancy Bigelow (474-5433)

Friday, Feb. 23

1-2 p.m. - 138 Irving II
Physiology Seminars
Avian Influenza and the Major Histocompatability Complex (MHC) in Alaskan Ducks
Trista Welsh, graduate student; and
The Role of Nitric Oxide in Regulating Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Three Antarctic Fish
Matthew Urschell, graduate student
Information: Cord Brundage (474-5024)

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 and Wildlife
Metabolic Suppression in Hibernation and Daily Torpor
Jim Staples, University of Western Ontario
Information: http://www.iab.uaf.edu or 474-7640/7412

3:30 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Geology and Geophysics Seminar
Tsunami Inundation Mapping for Alaska Coastal Communities
Elena Suleimani, AEIC/GI, UAF
Information: Sarah Fowell

3:30 p.m. - 304 Eielson Building
Joint Alaska Quaternary Center Public Lecture and Anthropology Colloquium
Lost Civilizations Based on the Fermentation of Cabbage, or Perhaps My Unfinished Research will Inspire a Student or Two
Charles Schweger, University of Alberta
Information: Nancy Bigelow (474-5433)

3:30 p.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Water and Environmental Research Center Seminar
Frozen Ground and the Hydrological Cycle
Tingjun Zhang, NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado
Information: Doug Kane (474-7808)

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 and to confirm the location.

REMINDER: Deadline for submitting to the Global Change Student Research Grant Competition is Friday, February 23. Information at http://www.cgc.uaf.edu

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