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Weekly science calendar

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

09/22/06

Tuesday, Sept. 26

1-2 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biobites--Biology Graduate Student Association Seminar
Exploring Spatial Patterns in Post-fire Winter Moose Habitat in Interior Alaska
Rachel Lord, graduate student in biology and wildlife
Information: James Stone

4 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar
Springtime Halogen Chemistry and Mercury Deposition in the Arctic
Bill Simpson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Geophysical Institute, UAF
Information: Clara Deal 474-1875

Thursday, Sept. 28

3:40-5:10 p.m. - 183 Arctic Health Research Building
Natural Resources Graduate Seminar
Invasive Weeds in Alaska: What do we do now?
Steve Seefeldt, Agricultural Research Service
Information: Susan Todd, 474-6930

Friday, Sept. 29

1:15 p.m. - 201 Irving I
Biology and Wildlife Dissertation Defense
Resource Partitioning by Sympatric Brown and American Black Bears
Jerrold Belant, Ph.D. candidate
Information: Jerry Belant

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
Of Mice and (Hu)Man
Abel Bult-Ito, Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF
Information: http://www.iab.uaf.edu/events/events.php or 474-7640

3:30 p.m. - 201 Natural Sciences Facility
Department of Geology and Geophysics Seminar
Geometry and Evolution of the Frontal Part of an Orogenic Wedge in the Central Brooks Range Foothills
Wes Wallace, UAF Department of Geology and Geophysics
Information: 474-7565, Pam Harris

3:30 p.m. - 531 Duckering Building
Water and Environmental Research Center Seminar
Human-Fire Interactions in the Boreal Forest of Interior Alaska
Sarah Trainor, WERC/INE, UAF
Information: 474-7565, Doug Kane

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.

Announcements

IPY Student Research Support Opportunity
UA faculty members are invited to submit proposals (up to $15K over 2 years) for student training and support related to International Polar Year research. A one-page announcement with guidelines is available from Kathy Gruenig (kathy.gruenig@alaska.edu, 450-8018). Please include your fax number or e-mail address with your request. Proposal deadline is October 15.

Coming up

Is SPR for you? Find out next week!
Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) is a cutting-edge technique for monitoring the structural changes when proteins bind to other molecules. BioCore makes an SPR instrument, and we have one at UAF. A BioCore scientist will be at UAF during the first week of October to explain the technology, the instrument, and the potential applications. Please come and find out whether the BioCore SPR might be helpful in your area of research. Contact Jestina Kusina, ffjfk1@uaf.edu, for times, appointments, or information.