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Calendar of Events, 2012-2013 



Wednesday, February 20
Dr. Sunghee Lee, Iona College

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
3:30 reception - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112
4:00 pm seminar - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112



Wednesday, February 20
"Evolutionary transitions in the breeding system of Oxalis alpina"

Jennifer Weber, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fordham University
Hosted by Dr. Steve Franks 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 p Refreshments served -  Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Wednesday, February 27
Seminar Title to be announced

George Gilchrist, PhD, Program Director, NSF
Hosted by Dr. Steve Franks 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 p Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Monday, March 4

"the heroic imagination: how can we inspire our students for heroic actions?"

Speaker: Dr. Phillip Zimbardo - Stanford University
Hosted by Kathleen Schiaffino - Department of Psychology, Erick Keleman - Center for Teaching Excellence, & Harold Takooshian - APA Division of Social Issues
1-3 pm public forum - Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library



Wednesday, March 6
"The Value Chain-From Basic Chemicals to Commercial Products"

Dr. Tony Durante, Bronx Community College
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
3:30 reception - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112
4:00 pm seminar - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112



Wednesday, March 6
"The Case of the Killer Cookie: Logging, Agriculture, and Biodiversity Conservation in Borneo"

David Wilcove, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Director of Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University
Hosted by Dr. Alan Clark 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 p Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Wednesday, March 13

No Seminar - SPRING BREAK 



Wednesday, March 20
"Treatment of Trauma"

Julian Ford, Ph.D.– University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library



Wednesday, March 20
Seminar Title TBA

Gustavo Stolovitzsky, PhD, Director of Functional Genomics and Systems Biology Group, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM
Hosted by Dr. Bill Thornhill 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Wednesday, March 27
Seminar Title TBA

Mark Schlessman, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Biology, Vassar College
Hosted by Dr. Steve Franks and Mr. Michael Sekor 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served -  Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Wednesday, April 3
"Surface expression of Kv3.3 potassium channels: Effects of SCA13 mutations and N-glycans"

Jian Zhao, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
Hosted by Dr. Bill Thornhill 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 



Wednesday, April 10
Kay Whiten, Techical Writer

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
3:30 reception - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112

4:00 pm seminar - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112



Wednesday, April 10
"Multiple stressors and aquatic ecosystems: A case study of benthic primary producers in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron"

Steven Francoeur, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Biology, Eastern Michigan University
Hosted by Dr. Steve Franks and Ms. Sarah Whorley 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served -  Larkin Hall, Room 150 


Wednesday, April 17

No Seminar - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 



Wednesday, April 17
"Individual and cultural differences in risk taking"

Elke Weber, Ph.D.– Jerome A Chazen Professor of International Business, Columbia University
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library



Wednesday, April 24
Seminar Title TBA

WenHsiung Li, PhD, Distinguished Professor, School fo Medicine at the University of Chicago, National Academy of Science member
Hosted by the Departments of Computer Science and Biological Sciences 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 





Wednesday, May 1
Chemistry Department's End of the Year Celebration

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry 
3:30 reception - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112

4:00 pm seminar - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112










Past Events from this Academic Year

Wednesday, August 29

Introduction to Seminar and research I

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry 
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar 
JMH 112 

Wednesday, September 12

Chemistry Faculty REsearch Showcase Part I

Drs. Chris Bender, Peter Corfield, and Amy Balija
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry 
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar 
JMH 112 

Thursday, September 13
Dr. Alexander Mitov, Theory Division Fellow

Hosted by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics 
4:30 pm seminar 
Freeman Hall, Room TBA 

Monday, September 17
Toward Discovery Science: Insight from Functional Brain Connectivity

Dr. Bharat Biswal
Hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Science
6:00 pm reception
Room 307, Leon Loweinstein Building 
113 West 60th Street (at 9th Avenue), New York City 



Lecture on Clinical Endocrinology

Cecilia Davis, 4th year medical student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Davis will cover adrenal disease, thyroid disease, and diabetes.
Hosted by the Usha Sankar
4:00 pm lecture
Larkin



Wednesday, September 19

Chemistry Faculty REsearch Showcase Part II

Drs. Don Clarke, Fari Firooznia, and Eric Mertz
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry 
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar 
JMH 112


Conquering Cancer - Ronald A. DePinho, M.D.

Dr. DePinho will talk about the health challenges that the world will face in the coming decades as well as the extraordinary confluence of technological and conceptual advances in science and medicine that have positioned the field to make a decisive assault on the cancer problem.
The University Club - College Hall
West 54th Street, New York City

RSVP by emailing RSVP@fordham.edu by Wednesday, September 12, or by calling (212) 636-6574
6:00 pm reception, 6:30 pm lecture and discussion


Wednesday, September 26


Results and Experience--Student Presentations of Undergraduate Research

Kathryn Reddy& Ariel Fragale
Hosted
by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
12:30 pm seminar 
Freeman Hall, 103 



Intriguing problems from combinatorics, algebra and analysis solvable by probability 

Jordan Stoyanov, Newcastle University, UK. The goal is to show that diverse mathematical problems from the abovementioned areas can be solved quite elegantly by using ideas and techniques from Probability; sometimes these are the only available proofs.
Hosted by the Department of Mathematics
2:30 pm  
JMH 406 



Bogdan Bojarski on sobolev spaces on the real line 

Bogdan Bojarski, Polish Academy of Sciences. He will introduce the audience to Sobolev spaces on the real line.
Hosted by the Department of Mathematics
4:00 pm
JMH 406 




Immune evasion strategies of human cytomegalovirus--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium

Domenico Tortorella, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC.
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170



Wednesday, October 3
"Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Biogenesis in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis"

Professor Jessica Seeliger, SUNY-Stony Brook
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry 
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar 
JMH 112 



Immune Fantastic voyage: tractor beams, nano-satellites and virus detection--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Stephen Holler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Fordham University
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170

Wednesday, October 10
Results and Experience--Student Presentations of Undergraduate Research

Marian Rogers & Katrina Colletti
Hosted by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
12:30 pm seminar 
Freeman Hall, 103


Virus Hunters: In search of the next pandemic--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Simon Anthony, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, EcoHealth Alliance and Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, NYC.
Hosted by the Biology Graduate Students & the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170


"Biomedical Ethics in Health Care Settings: Emerging Issues at the End of Life"

Richard Stumacher, M.D., FCCP
Hosted by the Department of Ethics Education
6:00-7:00 p.m. reception, followed by question and answer period from 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
Dealy Hall, Room 326


Wednesday, October 17

Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Robert Burk, MD, Professor, Dept. Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170

Tuesday, October 23

Anastasi Lecture
The More Who Die, the Less We Care: The Arithmetic of Compassion

Speaker Paul Slovic, Ph.D, a founder and President of Decision Research
Most people are caring and will exert great effort to rescue individual victims whose needy plight comes to their attention. These same good people, however, often become numbly indifferent to the plight of individuals who are “one of many” in a much greater problem. Why does this occur? The answer to this question will help us answer a related question that is the topic of this paper: Why, over the past century, have good people and their governments repeatedly ignored mass murder and genocide?
12th floor Lounge, Lowenstein Lincoln Center Campus, 5:30 p.m




Fordham alumnus', Matt Esposito (FCRH 2009), to discuss osteopathic medicine - Join us!

Please join us to meet with a Fordham alumnus, Matt Esposito (FCRH 2009), to learn about osteopathic medicine, as well as his path to medical school. After graduating from Fordham, Matt did research for two years at Washington State University in Spokane, WA. Matt is now a second year medical school student at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. Matt is also a 2nd lieutenant in the Army and will be able to answer questions on his experience so far with the Army scholarship. Also joining Matt will be Kim and April Barnum (both FCRH 2011). They too are in their 2nd year of medical school at UMDNJ SOM and will joining in for the Q&A session.


Pizza and soft drinks will be served!! Please RSVP to the doodle poll so we are sure to have enough pizza. http://www.doodle.com/2eiwh8xbpeipab9e
Hosted by the Pre-Health Symposium
6:00 – 7:30 pm seminar

O'Hare Special Collections Room, 4th floor of Walsh Library

Wednesday, October 24
Tom Carberry, New York University

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar
JMH 112



the importance of allochthonous inputs for aquatic ecosystem production (or Are Fish Made of Trees?)--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Michael T. Brett, PhD, Professor, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle.
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170



Results and Experience--Student Presentations of Undergraduate Research

Seth Bourg & Shannon Rosario
Hosted by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
12:30 pm seminar
Freeman Hall, 103



The Psychology of Risk – 2013 Anastasi Speaker

Paul Slovic, Ph.D. – University of Oregon
Hosted by the Departmentof Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library 

Wednesday, October 31

hormonal regulation of insect development--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Edward Dubrovsky, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University.
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170

Wednesday, November 7
Results and Experience--Student Presentations of Undergraduate Research

Andrew Rotunno & Mikael Oja
Hosted by the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
12:30 pm seminar 
Freeman Hall, 103 



Phylogeography and population genetic structure of pumas (puma concolor)--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
Anthony Caragiulo, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar
Larkin Hall, 170



an introduction to chemoinformatics

Dr. Peter Willett, Information School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.  Dr. Willett will give a brief introduction to the development of chemoinformatics,  and describe some of his work in the area. 

Hosted by the Department of Computer & Information Science, the Department of Chemistry, and the FCRH Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar in Bioinformatics
2:00 pm refeshments, JMH 312
2:30 pm seminar, JMH 404



Ensemble Approaches in learning
Professor Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Distinguished Lecturer.  Professor Xin Yao will discuss three examples of ensemble methods in multi-objective learning, online learning with concept drift, and multi-class learning, as well as an analysis of how and when diversity may help ensemble learning.  
This talk is open to all. 
Hosted by the Department of Computer & Information Science and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society's Distinguished Lecturer Program

6:00 pm lecture, LL309, Leon Lowenstein Building 311, Lincoln Center Campus


Wednesday, November 14
Summer Research Student Presentations 

Caitlin Bennett, Isabella Fante, David Marcelin, and John Szilagyi
Hosted bythe Department of Chemistry
3:30 reception, 4:00 pm seminar
JMH 112 



Tentative Faculty Search Talk--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
4:30 pm
Larkin Hall, 170


Alzheimer’s Disease

Stephanie Cosentino, Ph.D. – Columbia University Medical Center
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library


Tuesday, November 20
distributed weight selection in consensus protocols by schatten norm minimization

Giovanni Neglia, Ph.D., researcher in Maestro Team at INRIA. His research focuses on modeling and performance evaluation of computer networks and proposals of new mechanisms to improve their performance. In this talk he will address how to select weights in a given network in order to have faster speed convergence than any other choice of weights
Hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences
2:30-3:30 pm
JMH 342



Wednesday, November 28

tentative faculty search talk--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium

4:30 pm
Larkin Hall, 170



Wednesday, December 5
Results and Experience--Student Presentations of Undergraduate Research

Michael Yu & Rachel Sattler
Hosted by the Department ofPhysics and Engineering Physics
12:30 pm seminar
Freeman Hall, 103



tentative faculty search talk--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium

4:30 pm
Larkin Hall, 170

Wednesday, December 12
"Wildlife Health and conservation: something old, something new, something borrowed, something..."--Department of Biological Sciences Weekly Colloquium
D. McAloose, VMD, Dipl ACVP, Head of Pathology, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY.

Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences
4:30 pm seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170



Wednesday, January 16
"Acceptance-based Behavioral Treatments for Obesity"

Meghan Butryn, Ph.D. – Drexel University
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library 



Wednesday, January 30
"Powering the next generation: Revealing structure-function-activity relationships at tailored interfaces for solar energy conversion and storage"

Dr. Theanne Schiros – Energy Frontier Research Center, Columbia University
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
3:30 pm Reception - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 404 
4:00 pm Seminar - John Mulcahy Hall, Room 404 



Wednesday, February 6
"Mechanisms that regulate oncogenic tyrosine kinase signaling"

Tod Miller, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Stony Brook University Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Patricio Meneses 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 




Wednesday, February 6


"Photocatalysis-Solar Fuels and Solar Fuel Cells"

Dr. John McMahon, Fordham University
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry
2:30 pm seminar- John Mulcahy Hall, Room 112 



Wednesday, February 13
Suicide and Depression in Older Adults

Amy Fiske, Ph.D. – West Virginia University
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library



Wednesday, February 13
"To eat or not to eat: How retinal cells control debris clearance to maintain eyesight for life"

Silvia Finnemann, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
Hosted by Dr. Bill Thornhill 
4:00 pm Seminar - Larkin Hall, Room 170 
5:00 pm Refreshments served - Larkin Hall, Room 150 


Wednesday, February 20
"One droplet at a time: soft engineering at the liquid-liquid interface"

Sunghee Lee, PhD, Dept. of Chemistry, Fordham University

3:30 pm Seminar - JMH Hall, Room 112 




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