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Campus event highlights: Feb. 12-21

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Feb. 12: “Interstitial Flow in the Tumor Microenvironment”
Monday, Feb. 15: “Fast Splitting and Alternating Linearization Methods for Convex Optimization”
Monday, Feb. 15: “Making Interdisciplinary Projects Work”
Tuesday, February 16: Corporations and Global Health Policy
Wednesday, Feb. 17: “Computational Design of Peptide Therapeutics”
Wednesday, Feb. 17: “Electronic and Ionic Transport at the Nanoscale”

Friday, Feb. 12: “Interstitial Flow in the Tumor Microenvironment: How Biomechanical Forces Can Drive Cancer Invasion”

The seminar series of the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics features Adrian Shieh of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 466 of Packard Lab.

Monday, Feb. 15: “Fast Splitting and Alternating Linearization Methods for Convex Optimization”

The seminar series of the department of industrial and systems engineering features Shiqian Ma, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University. The event begins at 3 p.m. in Room 451 of Mohler Lab.

Monday, Feb. 15: “Making Interdisciplinary Projects Work”

The professional development series of the office of graduate student life presents a panel discussion featuring Elizabeth Dolan, associate professor of English; Stefan Maas, assistant professor of biological sciences; and Daniel Lopresti, professor of computer science and engineering. The event begins at 4:15 p.m. in the Packer House.

Tuesday, February 16: Corporations and Global Health Policy

As part of the Health, Medicine, and Society program's Spring speaker series on public health, Debra Fraser-Howze, vice president of Government and External Affairs at OraSure, will discuss AIDS and health policy from the perspectives of the nonprofit and the corporate sectors.

Fraser-Howze also served as the President/CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), an organization she founded in 1987. NBLCA conducts policy, research and advocacy on HIV and AIDS to ensure effective participation of its leadership in all policy and resource allocation decisions at the national, state and local levels of communities of African descent nationwide. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Maginnes 101.

Wednesday, Feb. 17: “Computational Design of Peptide Therapeutics with Enhanced Biophysical and Biomedical Properties”

The colloquium series of the department of chemical engineering features Vikas Nanda, an assistant professor of biochemistry at Rutgers University and a research scientist at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, a collaboration between Rutgers and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in Room B013 of Iacocca Hall.

Wednesday, Feb. 17: “Electronic and Ionic Transport at the Nanoscale”

The colloquium series of the department of physics features Jin He of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 316 of Lewis Lab.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010

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