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Campus events highlights: Feb. 10-19

(All events are free unless otherwise noted.)

Friday, Feb. 10: “Great Subduction Zone Earthquakes”
Friday, Feb. 10: “Plate Tectonics of the Antarctic Region”
Monday, Feb. 13: “A Conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson”
Tuesday, Feb. 14: “Behavioral Adaptation in Response to the Changing Environment”
Thursday, Feb. 16: “Defining the Mechanisms that Regulate Skeletal Morphogenesis”
Thursday, Feb. 16: “A Window that Shows Me the Moon”
Thursday, Feb. 16: “Unraveling Neural Network Organization”
Friday, Feb. 17: “Natural Hazard Risk: Public Perceptions and Political Perversities”

Friday, Feb. 10: “2012 Foster-Hewett Lectures”

The second day of the D. Foster Hewett (Lehigh, Class of 1902) Annual Lecture Series features two addresses commemorating the 100th anniversary of Alfred Wegener’s classic work on continental drift.

At noon, Rob McCaffrey, a research scientist in the department of geology at Portland State University, will discuss “Great Subduction Zone Earthquakes.”

At 1:30 p.m., Joann Stock, professor of geology and geophysics at the California Institute of Technology, will discuss “Plate Tectonics of the Antarctic Region.”

The events will be held in STEPS 101. They are sponsored by the department of earth and environmental science and cosponsored by the department of history and the science, technology and society program.

Monday, Feb. 13: “A Conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson”

The Africana Studies program presents a dialogue with Jackson; James Peterson, director of Africana Studies; and the Rev. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of doctrinal theology at the Moravian College Theological Seminary. They will discuss leadership in the 21st century and the significance of Lehigh’s celebration of 40 years of coeducation.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in Baker Hall of the Zoellner Arts Center. Tickets are free and required. Information on obtaining them can be found here.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: “Behavioral Adaptation in Response to the Changing Environment: Lynx Modulators of Cholinergic Tone in the Brain”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Julie Miwa, a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room B-217 of Iacocca Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 16: “Defining the Mechanisms that Regulate Skeletal Morphogenesis”

The Lehigh chapter of Sigma Xi, the science honorary society, presents an address by Kathy Iovine, associate professor of biological sciences.

The event begins at noon in STEPS 101.

Thursday, Feb. 16: “A Window that Shows Me the Moon”

The Humanities Center presents a conversation with Bill Warfield, associate professor of music and director of the Lehigh University Jazz Ensemble, and Don Braden, saxophonist, jazz musician and composer.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Scheler Humanities Forum, Room 200 of Linderman Library.

Thursday, Feb. 16: “Unraveling Neural Network Organization and Its Relationship with Psychiatric Disorders: From in vivo Imaging of Neural Circuit Formation in Tadpoles to Studies in Transgenic Mice”

The department of biological sciences presents an address by Colleen Manitt, Ph.D. Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University.

The event begins at 4:10 p.m. in Room B-217 of Iacocca Hall.

Friday, Feb. 17: “Natural Hazard Risk: Public Perceptions and Political Perversities”

The Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series features an address by Ross B. Corotis, the Denver Business Challenge Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It is sponsored by the departments of civil and environmental engineering and the department of art and architecture.

 

Story by Kurt Pfitzer

Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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