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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | February 14 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

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Human Organs Chips for Drug Development, Disease Modeling, and Precision Medicine: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Kevin E. Healy, Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Sharing a vision to reduce or eliminate the use of animals in drug discovery, and conduct ‘clinical trials’ in patient-specific organ chips that can accommodate variations in genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Workshop | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Dipti Nayak**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

A Roundtable: Understanding US Life Expectancy declines in the international context: Josh Goldstein, Ray Catalano, Ron Lee, Magali Barbieri, Andrew Noymer

Colloquium | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

“Defining Microbiota and Host Resilience to Physical Perturbations: A Multi-Scale Approach”

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Carolina Tropini, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Physical perturbations are prevalent in the bacterial world. Changes in the environmental mechanical properties, temperature, pH, or osmotic pressure apply broad spectrum stresses to bacterial communities and drive evolution. Specifically, in the human gut, osmotic stress is a common disturbance caused by food intolerance, malabsorption, and widespread laxative use. In my postdoctoral studies, I...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Christopher Martin: The cryptic origins of evolutionary novelty: From genotype to fitness landscape

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Christopher Martin (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

45 years of studying stress, social relationships and health: 8 pivotal moments that changed the course of my career

Colloquium | February 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sheldon Cohen, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

This talk is a summary of Dr. Cohen’s research over the last 45 years. It is organized by “pivots” – experiences that altered the direction of his work. Work he will discuss includes studies of the effects of environmental noise (traffic and aircraft) on cognition, affect and physiology of elementary school children; of the role of social ties, social supports, and social conflicts in physical...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Train tracks for free group automorphisms

Seminar | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Derrick Wigglesworth, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll give an introduction to one of the main tools used in the study of Out(Fn): train tracks. These are particularly nice representatives of free group automorphisms that allow one to study their dynamical properties.

Scaling limits for percolated random planar maps

Seminar | February 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nina Holden, Concordia University

 Department of Statistics

The Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE) is a family of random fractal curves, which is the proven or conjectured scaling limit of a variety of two-dimensional lattice models in statistical mechanics. Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is a model for a random surface which is the proven or conjectured scaling limit of discrete surfaces known as random planar maps (RPM). We prove scaling limit results for...   More >

Eric Friedlander - Mean-Field Methods In Large Stochastic Networks

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eric Friedlander, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Analysis of large-scale communication networks (e.g. ad hoc wireless networks, cloud computing systems, server networks etc.) is of great practical interest. The massive size of such networks frequently makes direct analysis intractable. Asymptotic approximations using hydrodynamic and diffusion scaling limits provide useful methods for approaching such problems. In this talk, we study...   More >

Molecular Technology for Improved Treatment of Disease

Colloquium | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Our understanding of disease states, both communicable and non-communicable, progresses at a remarkable pace in this age of data-rich biology. Unfortunately, our current ability to make use of this knowledge on a routine basis in clinical settings is limited. The focus of this presentation will be to present examples of how chemical engineering design and biomolecular engineering can be used to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Distortion for abelian subgroups of Out(Fn)

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Derrick Wigglesworth, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we'll discuss recent a recent result which states that abelian subgroups of the outer automorphism group of a free group are quasi-isometrically embedded. This result strengthens the analogy between mapping class groups and Out(Fn), and can be thought of as a first step towards a quasi-isometric rigidity theorem for Out(Fn).