Weekly science calendar

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


The most current version of this calendar may be found at http://www.cgc.uaf.edu/calendar.html

Monday, March 19

9 a.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Engineering dissertation defense
Experimental Study of Adsorbed Cation Effects on the Frost Susceptibility of Natural Soils
Margaret Darrow, Ph.D. candidate
Information: Margaret Darrow

7 p.m. - Charles W. Davis Concert Hall
UAF International Polar Year Visiting Author Series and UAF's kickoff event for IPY
Lecture by Dava Sobel, author of "The Planets"; "Galileo's Daughter"; and "Longitude"
A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The evening is a chance for the Fairbanks community to celebrate the beginning of the 4th International Polar Year.
Information: UAF IPY (474-5479)

Tuesday, March 20

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biobites--Biology Graduate Student Association seminar
Cone Production and Seed Quality of White Spruce: The Correlation between Tree Damage and Performance along a Treeline-Forest Transect in Three Alaska Mountain Ranges
Tumi Traustason, biology and wildlife graduate student
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
Upper Trophic Levels in the Bering Sea and the Myth of Pristine Places
Alan Springer, 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
Determination of Trace Levels of Iron and Iron-binding Organic Ligands in Oceanic Waters
Jingfeng Wu, International Arctic Research Center, UAF
Sponsored by the UAF Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Environmental Chemistry Group
Information: Clara Deal (474-1875)

Wednesday, March 21

1 p.m. - 417 IARC
International Arctic Research Center seminar
Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on River Basin Management: A New Method with Application to the Nile
Amy Tidwell, IPY Post-doc, Water and Environmental Research Center, UAF
Information: http://www.iarc.uaf.edu or Jessie Cherry

5:20 p.m. - 303 Irving I (computer lab)
Computer tool box workshops for biologists
R--Getting Started
Naoki Takebayashi, Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF
Information: Heather Huson

7 p.m. - Noel Wien Public Library, corner of Airport Way and Cowles St.
IPY Science Cafe Discussion Series
Animals That Need a Cold Arctic: What Is Their Future and How Do We Address It?
Travis Booms, biology and wildlife graduate student. Mr. Booms will be accompanied by a live gyrfalcon.
The Science Cafe discussion series is sponsored by the IPY Young Researchers Network and provides an informal forum where public audiences can discuss scientific topics with researchers.
Information: http://ipy-youth.uaf.edu/index.php/Science_Cafe or Chris Petrich

Thursday, March 22

2-3 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Ecological and evolutionary genetics seminar
Wild Parsnips and Parsnip Webworms on Three Continents--When Interactions Go International
May Berenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Information: J. Steets

3:30 p.m. - Globe Room, 215 Elvey Building
Institute of Marine Science special seminar
The Census of Marine Life: Lessons about Limits to Knowledge in Marine Biology
Jesse Ausubel, The Rockefeller University
Information: http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/events/ or Madeline Scholl (474-6786)

3:40-5 p.m. - Elvey Auditorium, 214 Elvey Building
Natural Resource Management Seminar Series--Impacts of a Warming Climate on Natural Resource Management in Alaska (also NRM 692)
Impacts of a Changing Climate on Arctic Coastal Systems
Hajo Eicken, Geophysical Institute and Department of Geology and Geophysics, UAF
Information: Scott Rupp (474-7535)

7 p.m. - UA Museum of the North
Free museum lecture
The Little Things That Run the World
Derek Sikes, entomology curator, UA Museum of the North
Information: http://www.uaf.edu/museum

Friday, March 23

1-2 p.m. - 138 Irving II
Physiology Seminars
Stockpiling Proteins: A Potential Role for Interbout Arousals in Mammalian Hibernators
Jim Warner, graduate student in biology and wildlife; and Njideka Chukwu, graduate student in Chemistry and Biochemistry
In vitro Analysis of the Neurotoxicity of Sodium Arsenite
Information: Cord Brundage (474-5024)

1-5 p.m. - 009 West Ridge Research Building
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
ARSC Spring Training: Interactive Data Language (IDL) Part 1
Registration required; see http://www.arsc.edu
Information: http://www.arsc.edu or Sergei Maurits

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
Barcoding Life: DNA Forensics for Nature
Jesse Ausubel, The Rockefeller University
Information: http://www.iab.uaf.edu or 474-7640/7412

3:30 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Geology and Geophysics seminar
Good Vibrations: The Role of Seismology in Hydrocarbon Production and Development, North Slope, Alaska
Todd Shearer, BP Exploration
Information: 474-7565

3:30 p.m. - 304 Eielson Building
Anthropology Colloquium Series
The Power of Women's Words--Reputation and Deliberate History in Saga Iceland
David C. Koester, Department of Anthropology, UAF
Information: 474-7288, Anthropology Department

3:30 p.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Water and Environmental Research Center seminar
Surface-Subsurface Hydrologic Exchange and Nutrient Dynamics in the Hyporheic Zone of the Tanana River
Hannah Clilverd, graduate student in Biology and Wildlife
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.

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