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Informal Seminar Series Archive

Sept. 13, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Is multiculturalism good?"

Professor Eros DeSouza, Psychology

Sept. 20, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Natural products inspired organic synthesis"

Professor Andrew Mitchell, Chemistry

Sept. 27, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Happiness and noncognitive skills"

Professor Dimitrios Nikolaou, Economics

Oct. 11, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Novelty of scientific ideas"

Professor Allison Meyer,School of Teaching and Learning

Oct. 18, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Climate in Lakes"

Professor Catherine O'Reilly,Geology

Oct. 25, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Ethnography in/of Brazil"

Professor Gina Hunter, Sociology and Anthropology

Nov. 15, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Chocolate and Learning"

Professor Daniel Cochese Davis, School of Communications

Nov. 22, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Ecology of Infectious Diseases"

Professor Ben Sadd, School of Biological Sciences

Feb. 15, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Photochemical processes by nanoscale materials"

Professor Jun-Hyn Kim, Chemistry

Feb. 22, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Israel and Palestine"

Professor Reecia Orzeck, Geography-Geology

Mar. 8, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Rainforests to prairies"

Professor Joe Armstrong, Biological Sciences

Mar. 22, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Data visualization"

Professor Rick Valentin, Arts Technology

Mar. 29, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Energy price modeling"

Professor Hassan Mohammadi, Economics

Apr. 5, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Fungal genomics"

Professor Tom Hammond, Biological Sciences

Apr. 12, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Integrating cover crops into conventional cropping systems"

Professor Shalamar Armstrong, Agriculture

Apr. 19, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Handling and manipulating big data"

Professor David Stern, Milner Library

Apr. 26, 2013 12:00-1:00 pm

"Children’s literature: cognition and context"

Professor Roberta Seelinger Trites, English

Sep. 14, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Preventing kids from going to prison"

Professor Sesha Kethineni, Criminal Justice

Sep. 21, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"What is next in forensic science?"

Professor Christopher Mulligan, Chemistry

Sep. 28, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Sense organs and and the brain"

Professor Wolfgang Stein, Biological Sciences

Oct. 12, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Teaching in virtual reality"

Bill Shields, Geography-Geology

Oct. 19, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Cognitive development"

Professor Alycia Hund, Psychology

Nov. 2, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"US Foreign Policy"

Professor Ross Kennedy, History

Nov. 9, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Tutorials for material science courses"

Professor Rebecca Rosenblatt, Physics

Nov. 16, 2012 12:00-1:00 pm

"Neanderthals and the beginning of people like us"

Professor Fred Smith, Sociology and Anthropolgy

Nov. 30, 2012

"Economics of corruption"

Professor Rajeev Goel, Economics

Jan. 28, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"3-dimensional molecular visualization on an iPod"

Professor Gregory Ferrence, Chemistry

Feb. 4, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Conflicts between mining and farming"

Professor Matthew Himley, Geography-Geology

Feb. 11, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Prison subculture"

Professor Jessie Krienert, Criminal Justice Sciences

Mar. 25, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Energy use on campus"

Doug McCarty, Senior Engineer, office of Energy Management

Apr. 1, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Hormones and behavior in birds"

Professor Joseph Casto, Biological Sciences

Apr. 8, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Data visualization and art"

Professor Rose Marshak, Music and Arts Technology

Apr. 22, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Corruption, causes and consequences"

Professor Ozugham Dincer, Economics

Apr. 29, 2011 12:00-1:00 pm

"Development of scientific reasoning in kids"

Professor Steve Croker, Psychology

Sep. 10, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Modeling neurons: from chaos to neurology"

Dr. Christian Finke, Physics, Oldenburg University, Germany

Sep. 17, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"What do dissolved noble gases tell us about ground water processes"

Stephen Van der Hoven, Geography-Geology

Sep. 24, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"MRI in children and adults"

Professor Jamie Perry, Communication Sciences

Oct. 1, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"How to become a successful entrepreneur"

Professor Mark Hoelscher, Management & Quantitative Methods

Oct. 8, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"LED lighting of crops"

Professor David Kopsell, Agriculture

Oct. 22, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Pornocopia, miscellaneous topics related to pornography"

Professor Raymond Bergner, Psychology

Oct. 29, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Tectonics and erosion"

Professor Lisa Tranel, Geography-Geology

Nov. 5, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Religious parties and democracy"

Professor Yusuf Sarfati, Politics and Government

Nov. 12, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Wind turbines and bats"

Professor Angelo Capparella, Biological Sciences

Nov. 19, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Pschoacoustics"

Professor Scott Seeman, Communication Sciences

Dec. 3, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Statistical tools in business"

Professor Askar Choudhury, Management & Quantitative Methods

Jan. 29, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Public opinion on the war"

Professor Anthony DiMaggio, Politics and Government

Feb. 5, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"The unification problem in mathematics"

Professor Sunil Chebolu, Mathematics

Feb. 19, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Stigma"

Professor John Pryor, Psychology

Feb. 26, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"The past, presence and future of the US trade union movement"

Professor Victor Devinatz, Mangement and Quantitative Methods

Mar. 5, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"The archeology of the south shore of Lake Superior"

Professor James Skibo, Sociology and Anthropology

Mar. 19, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Environmental regulation in Illinois"

Professor Adrienne Ohler, Economics

Mar. 26, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Community patterns in crime"

Professor Ed Wells, Criminal Justice Sciences

Apr. 2, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Just plain data analysis"

Professor Gary Klass, Politics and Government

Apr. 9, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Insects, evolution and race"

Professor Doug Whitman, Biological Sciences

Apr. 23, 2010 12:00-1:00 pm

"Language and culture in the Amazon"

Professor Dan Everett - Languages, Literature and Culture

Sep. 11, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Understanding meteorite parent bodies"

Professor Tasha Dunn, Geography-Geology

Oct. 2, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Globalizing America"

Professor Lane Crothers, Politics and Government

Oct. 9, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Radio News"

Charlie Schlenker, WGLT Radio

Oct. 23, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Methamphetamine and violence"

Professor Ralf Weisheit, Criminal Justice

Oct. 30, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Religion and politics in South Asia"

Professor Ali Riaz, Politics and Government

Nov. 9, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"DNA repair and mutagenesis in humans"

Professor Erik Larson, Biology

Nov. 20, 2009 12:00-1:00 pm

"Activities at CeMaST"

Professor Willie Hunter, Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Aug. 29, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"A teacher-scholar program in mathematics"

Professor Saad El-Zanati, Mathematics

Sept. 5, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Molecular asymmetry"

Professor Shawn Hitchcock, Chemistry

Sept. 12, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Sex and parenthood of burying beetles"

Professor Anne-Katrin Eggert, Biology

Sept. 19, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Evolutionary game theory in macro economics"

Professor George Waters, Economics

Sept. 26, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Geographic information systems and visualization"

Professor John Kostelnick, Geography-Geology

Oct. 3, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Higher- ordered complexity"

Professor Chung-Chih Li, Information Technogy

 

Oct. 17, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Which feels heavier-a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?"

Professor Jeffrey Wigman, Psychology

Oct. 24, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Physics education in the high school classroom"

Professor Ken Wester, Physics

Oct 31, 4, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Faculty evaluation at ISU"

Professor Patrick O'Sullivan, Communicationa and evaluation at ISU

Nov. 07 , 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

No talk

 

Nov. 14, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Development of early sound recording"

Mr. John Fesler, Consulting electrical engineering

Nov. 21, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Renewable energy"

Professor David Loomis, Economics

Feb. 1, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"A teacher-scholar program in mathematics"

Professor Saad El-Zanati, Mathematics

Feb. 8, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"An interesting enzym"

Professor Marjorie Jones, Chemistry

Feb. 15, 2008 12:00-1:00pm

"Markets as producers and consumers"

Professor Thomas Burr, Sociology & Anthropology

Feb. 22, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Markets as producers and consumers"

Professor Jean Standard, Chemistry

Feb. 29, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Molecular asymmetry"

Professor Shawn Hitchcock, Chemistry

Mar. 7, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Drugs for neglected diseases"

Professor David Williams, Biology

 

Mar. 14, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

Spring Break

 

Mar. 28, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Codons and DNA"

Professor Brian Clark, Physics

Apr. 4, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"The development of monetary theory and policy"

Professor Neil Skaggs, Economics

Apr. 11, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

No talk, Undergraduate Symposium in Bone Center

 

Apr. 25, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

"Using Mathematica in physics courses"

Professor Richard Martin, Physics

Sept. 7, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Discrete models in physics"

Professor Lucian Ionescu, Mathematics

Sept. 14, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"The mechanics of stuttering"

Professor Jean Sawyer, Speech pathology and Audiology

Sept. 21, 2007 12:00-1:00pm

"Biomechanics of landing"

Professor Steven McCaw, Kinesiology

Sept. 28, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Understanding brain and award"

Professor Valeri Farmer-Dougan, Psychology and Biology

Oct. 5, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"The construction of race in popular Brazilian music"

Professor John Baldwin, Communication

Oct. 12, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Corporate risk management"

Professor Yayuan Ren, Finance, Insurance and Law

Oct. 19, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Logic and, language and, math and, and imaging"

Professor Qichang Su, Physics

Oct. 26, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm - CANCELLED

"Graph theory and combinatorics"

Professor Shailesh Tipnes, Mathematics

Nov. 16, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Scanning electrochemical microscopy"

Professor John Baur, Chemistry

Nov. 30, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"The evolution of plant forms"

Professor Martha Cook, Biology

Dec. 7, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Chaotic water wheel"

Professor George Rutherford, Physics

Feb. 2, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Speculations on a possible electromgnetic source of mass"

Professor Sam Bowen, Physics, Chicago State University

Feb. 9, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Waste treatment options"

Professor Tim Kelley, Health Sciences

Feb. 16, 2007 12:00-1:00pm

"Sound design"

Professor Aaron Paolucci, Theatre

Feb. 23, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Development of bioenergy crops for fuel"

Professor John Sedbrook, Biology

Mar. 2, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Modeling randomness of demand for a product"

Professor Krzyz Ostaszewski, Mathematics

Mar. 9, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Wind energy"

Prof. David Kennell, Technology

Mar. 16, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

Spring Break

 

Mar. 23, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Halvings of multigraphs"

Professor Shailesh Tipnes, Mathematics

Mar. 30, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Perception of other people's motives"

Professor Glen Reeder, Psychology

Apr. 6, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Assessing protein function in cells using low-throughput (confocal microscopy) and high-throughput (RNAi screen) menthods"

Professor Kevin Edwards, Biology

Apr. 13, 2007, 12:00-1:00 pm

"Molecular clusters and intriguing chemical phenomena"

Professor Cliff Dykstra, Chemistry

Apr. 20, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

No Seminar - Undergraduate Symposium in Bone Center

 

Apr. 27, 2007 12:00-1:00 pm

"Sex determination of turtles"

Professor Rachel Bowden, Biology

Sept. 8, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Disposition of Inhaled Methanol in Mammals"

Professor Garnet Erdakos, Physics

Sept. 15, 2006, 12:00-1:00 pm

"A Mind as an Energy Transformer"

Professor Scott Jordan, Psychology

Sept. 22, 2006 12:00-1:00pm

"Radical-radical Couplings"

Professor Steven Peters, Chemistry

Sept. 29, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Simulation Modeling of Self Similar Phenomena?"

Professor Tibor Gyires, Information Technology

Oct. 6, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Biodiesel"

Professor Tom Bierma and Professor Guang Jin, Health Sciences

Oct. 13, 2006, 12:00-1:00 pm

No Seminar - Alumni Day

 

Oct. 20, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Destruction of Molecules with Lasers"

Professor Robert Quandt, Chemistry

Oct. 27, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Stress Adaptation in Killifish"

Professor Robert Preston, Biology

Nov. 3, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

No Seminar - Argonne Symposium

 

Nov. 10, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Electromagnetic Source of Mass"

Nov. 14, 2008 12:00-1:00 pm

Professor Samuel Bowen, Physics Department, Chicago State University

Nov. 17, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Statistical climatology"

Professor Dagmar Budikova, Geology and Geography

Nov. 24, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

No Seminar - Fall Break

 

Dec. 1, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Waste Treatment Options"

Prof. Tim Kelley, Health Sciences

Feb. 3, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Evolution of Life Histories"

Professor Charles Thompson, Biology

Feb. 10, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Graphs and Scheduling"

Professor Mike Plantholt, Mathematics

Feb. 17, 2006 12:00-1:00pm

"Reductionism in Philosophy and Physics"

Professor Mark Siderits, Philosophy

Feb. 24, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"The Electron, the Glue of the Universe"

Professor Cheryl Stevenson, Chemistry

Mar. 3, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Psycholinguistics"

Professor J. Cooper Cutting, Psychology

Mar.10, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Philosophy of Mathematics"

Professor Harry Deutsch, Philosophy

Mar. 24, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"All About Small Graphs"

Professor Roger Eggleton, Mathematics

Mar.31, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Super-lattice Thermo Electrics, an ISU-industry Project"

Professor David Marx, Physics

Apr. 7, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Musical Acoustics"

Professor Andy Morrison, Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University

Apr. 14, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Fundmental Tests of Quantum Mechanics"

Professor Christopher Gerry, Physics, Lehman College

Apr. 21, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Biomaterials for Sustainable Packaging"

Professor Louis Reifschneider, Technology

Apr. 28, 2006 12:00-1:00 pm

"Semantic Web"

Professor Joaqin Vila-Ruiz, Information Technology

Sept. 9, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"A Crossroad Between Science and Culture in the 21th Century"

Professor Tak Cheung, Biology

Sept. 16, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Enzyme Catalysis"

Professor Jon Friesen, Biochemistry

Sept. 23, 2005 12:00-1:00pmh2>
"Graph Designs"

Professor Saad El-Zanati, Mathematics

Sept. 30, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Can Quantum Mechanics Save Free Will?"

Professor James Swindler, Philosophy

Oct. 7, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Oxygen Isotopes in Minerals"

Professor Elizabeth King, Geology and Geography

Oct. 21, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Why do we need the quantum theory of light? Comments on this year's Noble Prize"

Professor Z. Y. Ou, Physics Department, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis

Oct. 28, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Strategies for Enhancing Critical Thinking and Promoting Female Participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)"

Professor Anu Gokhale, Technology

Nov. 4, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Transition Metal Clusters"

Professor Lisa Szczepura, Chemistry

Nov. 11, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Reconstructing Evolutionary History Using Molecular Tools"

Professor Sabine Loew, Biology

Nov. 18, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Physics Outreach for K-12"

Professor Jay Ansher, Physics

Dec. 2, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Mathematica in Physics Teaching"

Professor Richard Martin, Physics

Jan.28, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"The water wheel on the rocks?"

Professor G. Rutherford, Physics

Feb. 4, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"What the heck are inverse Gaussian random variables?"

Professor O. Akman, Mathematics

Feb. 11, 2005 12:00-1:00pm

"Physical laws and moral responsibility"

Professor K. Machina, Philosophy

Feb. 25, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Scientific objectivity"

Professor C. Horvath, Philosophy and Biology

Mar. 4, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Emergence in the classroom"

Professor J. Kalmbach, English

Mar. 11, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Newton's view on motion"

Professor H. Matsuoka, Physics

Mar. 25, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"How to sew pairs of pants"

Professor F. Akman, Mathematics

Apr. 1, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Galaxy classification using shapelets"

Professor S. Goderya, Physics

Apr. 8, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Numerical modeling of ground and surface water"

Professor E. Peterson, Geology and Geography

Apr. 15, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Mercury I, the ISU solar car"

Professor D. Marx, Physics

Apr. 22, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm/h2>
"Causes and consequences of size variations in insects"

Professor S. Juliano, Biology

Apr. 29, 2005 12:00-1:00 pm

"Nonlinear dynamics and weak plasmas"

Professor B. Clark, Physics

Sep.10, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Genes and neural development?"

Professor T. Otsuka, Biology

Sep.17, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Laser Beam Production and Characteristics"

Professor R. Zich, Physics

Sep.17, 2004 12:00-1:00pm

"Optical properties of turbid media from scattering data"

Professor S. Menon, Physics

Oct. 1, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Colors, thought, and culture"

Professor J. Stanlaw, Sociology and Anthropology

Oct. 8, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Magnetospheric waves"

Professor J. Ansher, Physics

Oct. 15, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Geometric Invariants in Mathematics"

Professor G.F. Seelinger, Mathematics

Oct. 22, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Alloy quantum dot phonons"

Professor S.F. Ren, Physics

Oct. 29, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Kinetics of the membrane transport"

Professor C. Gatto, Biology

Nov. 5, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"The pedagogy of the PTE program"

Professor C. Wenning, Physics

Nov. 12, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"The mind, brain and physics"

Professor D. Anderson, Philosophy

Nov. 19, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Nonlinear dynamics and the stock market"

Professor B. Clark, Physics

Dec. 3, 2004 12:00-1:00 pm

"Teaching concepts of electricity and magnetism"

Professor R.F. Martin, Physics

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