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Campus event highlights, Jan. 29 to Feb. 7

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Jan. 29: “Stem Cells: Their Biology and Medical Promise”
Monday, Feb. 1: “Early Social Reasoning: Are Young Children Rational Learners?”
Tuesday, Feb. 2: “An Optimality of the Shiryaev-Roberts-Pollak Procedure”
Tuesday, Feb. 2: “Mechanotransduction of Interstitial Fluid Flow in Bone”
Wednesday, Feb. 3: “The Self-Assembly of Interfacially Confined Sheet-Forming Peptides”
Wednesday, Feb. 3: “Single-molecule imaging of dynamic interfacial behavior”
Thursday, Feb. 4: “Nonparametric Independence Screening”
Thursday, Feb. 4: “Enabling Creative Chaos: Inside Burning Man”
Thursday, Feb. 4: “Central Banking at the Crossroads”
Thursday, Feb. 4: “Bringing Aid and Comfort to Haiti”
Thursday, Feb. 4: “The Mind of a Leader”
Friday, Feb. 5: “Diachronous surface uplift and climate change in the Bolivian Altiplano”

Friday, Jan. 29: “Stem Cells: Their Biology and Medical Promise”

The public lecture by the department of biological sciences features Elaine Fuchs, professor of mammalian cell biology and development at the Rockefeller University and winner of the National Medal of Science in 2009. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Packard Auditorium.

Monday, Feb. 1: “Early Social Reasoning: Are Young Children Rational Learners?”

The colloquium series of the department of psychology features Lili Ma of the University of British Columbia’s department of psychology. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Room 222 of Chandler Ullmann Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 2: “An Optimality of the Shiryaev-Roberts-Pollak Procedure for Detecting a Change in Distribution”

The colloquium series of the department of mathematics features Aleksey Polunchenko of the University of Southern California. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of Christmas-Saucon Hall.

Tuesday, Feb. 2: “Mechanotransduction of Interstitial Fluid Flow in Bone”

The seminar series of the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics features Ronald Kwon of the La Jolla Bioengineering Institute. The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 466 of Packard Lab.

Wednesday, Feb. 3: “The Self-Assembly of Interfacially Confined Sheet-Forming Peptides”

The colloquium series of the department of chemical engineering features Raymond S. Tu, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the City College of New York. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in Room B-013 of Iacocca Hall.

Wednesday, Feb. 3: “Single-molecule imaging of dynamic interfacial behavior”

The seminar series of the department of chemistry features Daniel K. Schwartz of the department of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Neville Hall, Auditorium 3.

Thursday, Feb. 4: “Nonparametric Independence Screening in Sparse Ultra-High Dimensional Additive Models”

The colloquium series of the department of mathematics features Yang Feng of Princeton University. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 201 of Christmas-Saucon Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 4: “Enabling Creative Chaos: Inside Burning Man”

Katherine K. Chen, assistant professor of sociology of the City College of New York, will discuss the growth of Burning Man from a small beach bonfire with 20 friends and family into a week-long city of 50,000 people in the Nevada desert.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of Maginnes Hall. It is sponsored by the department of sociology and anthropology and cosponsored by the Humanities Center, the American Studies Program, and ArtsLehigh.

Thursday, Feb. 4: “Central Banking at the Crossroads”

The Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise presents a discussion by Profs. Steven Snyder and Wight Martindale of the College of Business and Economics. The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 091 of the Rauch Business Center.

Thursday, Feb. 4: “Bringing Aid and Comfort to Haiti”

Fifteen volunteers, including three doctors and two journalists, will discuss and show film footage of a trip they made to Haiti after the recent earthquake.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It is sponsored by the Global Union, the Community Service Office, the Dean of Students Office and the Global Citizenship Program.

Thursday, Feb. 4: “The Mind of a Leader”

Dr. Jarrod Spencer, a performance psychologist, will discuss the process of clearing one’s “preconscious mind,” sorting information, making “critical, immediate decisions,” and functioning in difficult, stressful situations.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Dining Room of Iacocca Hall. It is sponsored by the Iacocca Institute. Admission is $25 for staff and students. Contact Alexis Leon at ajl207@lehigh.edu.

Friday, Feb. 5: “Diachronous surface uplift and climate change in the Bolivian Altiplano”

The seminar series of the department of earth and environmental science features Carmala Garzione, associate professor of sedimentology and tectonics at the University of Rochester. The event begins at noon in Room 100 of Williams Hall.

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010

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