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Campus events highlights: March 16-25

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, March 16: “Quantifying the Transition from Orogen-Normal to Orogen-Parallel Crustal Flow in the Himalaya”
Tuesday, March 20: “Building 3-D Tissue Niches”
Tuesday, March 20: “iDeX: Women’s Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Innovation”
Tuesday, March 20: “God vs. Gay?”
Wednesday, March 21: “The Wartime Origins of Postwar Democratization”
Wednesday, March 21: “Gas-Phase Fragmentation Reactions Probed by Infrared Spectroscopy”
Wednesday, March 21: “Statistical Learning in the Mind and Brain”
Thursday, March 22: “Ab-Initio, Self Consistent, Predictive Calculations of Electronic Properties of Semiconductors”
Thursday-Friday, March 22-23: Seventh Annual High Performance Computing Symposium
Friday, March 23: Global Citizenship in Practice
Friday, March 23: “Helium Thermochronometry Reveals Headward Propagation of Erosion”
Friday, March 23: “A Workshop for Ethical Scientists”
Friday, March 23: “Opportunities and Challenges for Infrastructure Monitoring”

Details:

Friday, March 16: “Quantifying the Transition from Orogen-Normal to Orogen-Parallel Crustal Flow in the Himalaya”

The department of earth and environmental science presents an address by John M. Cottle, assistant professor of earth science at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The event begins at noon in STEPS 101.

Tuesday, March 20: “Building 3-D Tissue Niches for Directed Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

The department of materials science and engineering presents an address by Kaiming Ye, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas and a member of the National Science Foundation’s Biomedical Engineering Program.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 203 of Whitaker Lab.

Tuesday, March 20: “iDeX: Women’s Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Innovation”

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship presents a panel discussion with Anne Anderson, professor of finance; Kashi Johnson, professor of theatre; Diane LaBelle, architect and CEO of LVPA; and Pamela Varkony, founder of Power of Women.

The event begins at 6 p.m. in Whitaker Auditorium. It is part of Lehigh’s commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the admission of undergraduate women.

Tuesday, March 20: “God vs. Gay?”

A presentation will given by Jay Michaelson, author of God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality and Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Room 466 of Packard Lab. It is sponsored by the Dialogue Center, the university chaplain’s office, the Jewish Student Life group and the Pennsylvania Diversity Network.

Wednesday, March 21: “The Wartime Origins of Postwar Democratization: Civil War, Rebel Governance and Political Regimes”

The annual Samuel Efron Lecture of the department of international relations features Reyko Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University and a Zukerman Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Room 290 of Maginnes Hall.

Wednesday, March 21: “Gas-Phase Fragmentation Reactions Probed by Infrared Spectroscopy: From Biological Mass Spectrometry to Astrochemistry”

The department of chemistry presents an address by Nick C. Polfer, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Neville Auditorium 3.

Wednesday, March 21: “Statistical Learning in the Mind and Brain”

The Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster Development Lecture Series presents an address by Nicholas Turk-Browne, assistant professor of psychology at Princeton University.

The event begins at 4:10 in STEPS 101. It is cosponsored by the Cognitive Science Program, the department of computer science and engineering, and the department of psychology.

Thursday, March 22: “Ab-Initio, Self Consistent, Predictive Calculations of Electronic Properties of Semiconductors”

The department of physics presents an address by Diola Bagayoko ‘78 M.S., the Southern University System Distinguished Professor of Physics and adjunct professor of science and mathematics education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the director of the Timbuktu Academy, and the director of the Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room 316 of Lewis Lab.

Thursday-Friday, March 22-23: Seventh Annual High Performance Computing Symposium

Lehigh’s high-performance computing group presents two days of events, including a half-day seminar by John Urbanic of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. For a full agenda and to register, please visit http://hpcsymposium.lehigh.edu/2012/.

Friday, March 23: Global Citizenship in Practice: A Crossroads between Education, Civil Society and Business

The United Nations Academic Impact and Lehigh present a day of panel discussions and speeches on global citizenship and how it intersects with education, community service, health, conflict management and the media. Participants include Lehigh faculty and national and international experts.

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Rauch Business Center following registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. For a schedule of events and to register, click here.

Friday, March 23: “Helium Thermochronometry Reveals Headward Propagation of Erosion in an Alpine Landscape”

The department of earth and environmental science presents an address by David Shuster, associate adjunct professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California-Berkeley.

The event begins at noon in STEPS 101.

Friday, March 23: “A Workshop for Ethical Scientists”

The Lehigh chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, and ADVANCE present a discussion led by Ginny McSwain, associate professor of physics.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in STEPS 101.

Friday, March 23: “Opportunities and Challenges for Infrastructure Monitoring”

The Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series presents an address by Sharon L. Wood, the Robert L. Parker Sr. Professor in Engineering and chair of the department of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

The event begins at 4:30 in Sinclair Auditorium. It is sponsored by the department of civil and environmental engineering and the department of arts, architecture and design.


Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012

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