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  1. Week of September 1, 2015

    1. Friday, September 4, 2015

      1. 2:00 pmBiological Physics Seminar (CPLC): TBD
  2. Week of September 27, 2015

    1. Tuesday, September 29, 2015

      1. 3:45 pm

        Laura Lopez, Ohio State University


        Astronomy Colloquium

        Astronomy 134


  1. Week of August 30, 2015

    1. Monday, August 31, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Luis Campos
        Luis Campos
        Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

        webpage


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

  2. Week of September 1, 2015

    1. Tuesday, September 1, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        RK Narayanan, Ph.D.


        IGB Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

        612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
        (Gatehouse Administration Building, Lower Level)
        1206 West Gregory, Urbana

      2. 3:45 pm

        Eric Morganson, University of Illinois


        Astronomy Colloquium - "Mapping the Outer Milky Way with Optical Surveys: Is there a Giant Donut Around Our Galaxy?"

        Astronomy 134

      3. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Charles A. Kamhoua, Air Force Research Laboratory


        ITI Trust & Security and Assured Cloud Computing Special Seminar

        2405 Siebel Center

      4. 4:00 pm

        Qian Chen
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        MatSE Soft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Wednesday, September 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Evangelos Sfakianakis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar: "Gauge and fermion preheating and the end of axion inflation"

        Loomis 464

      2. 1:00 pmQI/AMO Seminar

        MRL 280

      3. 4:00 pm

        Sam Zeller, Fermilab


        Physics Colloquium: "Opening a New Chapter in Neutrino Physics"

        141 Loomis

      4. 5:30 pm

        Sarah Brown Schmidt


        Chambana Science Cafe

        Pizza M

        208 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801

    3. Thursday, September 3, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Ange-Therese Akono
        Ange-Therese Akono
        Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        webpage


        MatSE Hard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      2. 4:00 pm

        Zsuzsa Gille (Associate Professor of Sociology, Illinois)


        Paprika, Foie Gras and Red Mud: Hungary Ten Years after EU Accession

        General Lounge (Room 210), Illini Union

    4. Friday, September 4, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Gaurav Bahl, Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Brillouin Optomechanics and Opto-Mechano-Fluidics."

        ESB 190

      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Dr. Ken Locey, Indiana University


        NRES Departmental Seminar by Dr. Ken Locey, Indiana University

        Room W-109 Turner Hall

        1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

      3. 5:00 pm

        Dr. Martin Stokes, King Edward Professor of Music
        King's College London


        Music and Citizenship

        Smith Memorial Hall Room 25

        805 South Mathews Avenue

        Urbana, IL 61801

  3. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Tuesday, September 8, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Susanne von Bodman, PhD


        IGB Seminar: "NSF Funding Opportunities in Times of a Changing Research Landscape"

        612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

      2. 2:00 pm

        Eduardo Rios-Neto, Department of Demography (CEDEPLAR), Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and Lemann Visiting Professor


        CLACS and Lemann Institute Lecture Series: The Conclusion of the Demographic Transition in Brazil

        Rm 101 International Studies Building. 910 S. Fifth St, Champaign, IL.

      3. 3:45 pm
         

        Katrin Heitmann, Argonne National Lab


        Astronomy Colloquium - "Secrets of the Dark Universe"

        Astronomy 134

      4. 4:00 pmMatSE Soft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Wednesday, September 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Jacobo Asorey Barreiro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar

        Loomis 464

      2. 12:00 pm

        Colleen Murphy, Professor of Law, Philosophy, and Political Science and the Director of Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

        Part of the Women and Development Focal Point Monthly Brownbag Series

        Optional readings are available at https://publish.illinois.edu/womenanddevelopment 


        Women's Empowerment & International Development Focal Point Series: "Defining Empowerment Across Disciplines"

        Women's Recources Center, 702 S. Wright, 2nd Floor

      3. 1:00 pm

        Gil Young Cho


        ICMT Seminar: "Novel Quantum Criticality in Two Demensional Topological Phase Transitions"

        190 ESB

      4. 4:00 pm

        Paul Kwiat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Physics Colloquium: Paul Kwiat

        141 Loomis

    3. Thursday, September 10, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Daniel Levine, Professor of Political   Science, Emeritus, University of Michigan


        CLACS and Lemann Institute Lecture Series: Religion, Rights and Violence in Latin America Past and Future

        101 International Studies Building. 910 S. Fifth St, Champaign, IL.

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Walt Kelly - Head of the Groundwater Science Section and Groundwater Geochemist at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute and Adjunct Professor of Geography-Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        ISTC - Sustainable Seminar Series: State & Regional Water Supply Planning in Illinois

        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

      3. 12:30 pm

        Tom Vilsack serves as the Nation's 30th Secretary of Agriculture. As leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America. In more than six years at the Department, Vilsack has worked to implement President Obama's agenda to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last. USDA has supported America's farmers, ranchers and growers who are driving the rural economy forward, provided food assistance to millions of Americans, carried out record conservation efforts, made record investments in our rural communities and helped provide a safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply for the American people.


        U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.

      4. 4:00 pmMatSE Hard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    4. Friday, September 11, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Virginia Lorenz, Department of Physics, UIUC


        Condensed Matter Seminar: "Magneto-optic Kerr effect magnetometry of spin-orbit-induced magnetization dynamics."

        ESB 190

      2. 2:00 pm

        Arun Anantharam, Wayne State


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC):Secretory vesicle heterogeneity and the regulation of fusion pore expansion

        144 Loomis Lab

      3. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Dr. John T. Murphy


        NRES Departmental Seminar by Dr. John T. Murphy

        Room W-109 Turner Hall

        1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

    5. Saturday, September 12, 2015

      1. 10:15 am - 11:30 am

        Professor Joaquin Vieira, Astronomy Department, and Faculty Associate, Physics Department


        Saturday Physics for Everyone: "The First Galaxies in the Universe and the ALMA Telescope"

         Room 141, Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL

  4. Week of September 13, 2015

    1. Monday, September 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Luiz Santos, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Illinois


        ICMT Seminar: "Luiz Santos"

        190 ESB

      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Fatemeh Khalili

        Research Assistant at Ohio University


        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group- "TBA"

        3269 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Chris Schuh
        Chris Schuh
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

        webpage

         


        Howard K. Birnbaum Memorial Lecture

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, September 15, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Gregory H. Underhill, PhD


        IGB Seminar: Applications of High-Throughput Cell Microenvironment Engineering

        612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

      2. 3:00 pmINHS Seminar - TBD
      3. 3:45 pm

        Joel Parriott, American Astronomical Society


        Astronomy Colloquium

        Astronomy 134

      4. 4:00 pmMatSE Soft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    3. Wednesday, September 16, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Riccardo Gualtieri, Sapienza University, Rome 


        Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar

        Loomis 464

      2. 3:00 pm

        Muntasir Rahman, University of Illinois


        Assured Cloud Computing Seminar

        2405 Siebel Center

      3. 4:00 pm

        Klaus Schulten, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Physics Colloquium: "Quantum Biology of Animal Navigation"

        141 Loomis

      4. 7:30 pmINTERSECTIONS–Creative Writers Showcase: Reading by Joy Harjo

        Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL)

    4. Thursday, September 17, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm  

        Reception starting at 3:15 pm, outside 116 RAL

        Professor Christian Amotore


        G.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore-Ecole Normale Superieure-Paris "Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: A Few Mechanistic Truths beyond a Nobel Prize"

        116 RAL

      2. 4:00 pm

        Diwakar Gupta, NSF


        ISE Seminar

        114 Transportation Building

      3. 4:00 pmMatSE Hard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    5. Friday, September 18, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Hadi Esfahani, Professor of Economics and WGGP Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        "Gender, Enterprise Ownership, and Labor Allocation: The Role of Religion, Resource Rents, and Government Policies"

        101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street

      2. 1:00 pm

        Nitin Samarth, Pennsylvania State University


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Nitin Samarth, Penn State University

        ESB 190

      3. 2:00 pm

        Dr. Sarah Keller, University of Washington, Seattle


        Biological Physics Seminar (CPLC): Short stories in membrane biophysics of how complex behavior arises from minimal components

        144 Loomis

      4. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Dr. Reuben Goforth


        NRES Departmental Seminar by Dr. Reuben Goforth

        Room W-109 Turner Hall

        1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

      5. 4:00 pm

        Professor Christian Amatore


        G.F. Smith Memorial Lecture, Professor Christian Amatore- Ecole Normale Superieure- Paris- "Seeing, Measuring and Understanding Vesicular Exocytosis of Neurotransmitters"

        116 RAL

      6. 7:30 pm

        Penny Chisholm
        Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies
        Massachusetts Institute of Technology


        Tiny Cells, Global Impact: A Journey of Discovery with a Microbe from the Sea - Penny Chisholm, MIT

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center

        601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

    6. Saturday, September 19, 2015

      1. All Day

        Speakers include:
        Colleen Cavanaugh
        Penny Chisholm
        Jim Collins
        George Fox
        Larry Gold
        Nigel Goldenfeld
        Simonetta Gribaldo
        Harris Lewin
        Zan Luthey-Schulten
        Gary Olsen
        Norman Pace
        Larry Smarr
        Mitch Sogin
        Rachel Whitaker


        Looking in the right direction: Carl Woese and the New Biology

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center
        601 South Lincoln Avenue
        Urbana, IL 61801

  5. Week of September 20, 2015

    1. Sunday, September 20, 2015

      1. All Day

        Speakers include:
        Colleen Cavanaugh
        Penny Chisholm
        Jim Collins
        George Fox
        Larry Gold
        Nigel Goldenfeld
        Simonetta Gribaldo
        Harris Lewin
        Zan Luthey-Schulten
        Gary Olsen
        Norman Pace
        Larry Smarr
        Mitch Sogin
        Rachel Whitaker


        Looking in the right direction: Carl Woese and the New Biology

        Alice Campbell Alumni Center
        601 South Lincoln Avenue
        Urbana, IL 61801

    2. Monday, September 21, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Professor Qian Niu, Univeristy of Texas, Austin


        ICMT Seminar: "Qian Niu"

        190 ESB

      2. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Prof. YOSSI PALTIEL

                 Applied Physics Department

        The Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel

        Professor Yossi Paltiel has worked for both leading high-tech industry groups and in the academic world. Since July 2009, He is the leading the Quantum Nano Engineering group at the Hebrew University, Israel. Currently, he is the chair of the Hebrew University Applied Physics Department. Paltiel's group’s goal is to establish a way to incorporate quantum mechanics into room temperature "classical" computation and reading schemes. This will provide quantum coherence control at nanometer scale distances, while maintaining the physical characteristics of currently available computer input-output devices. Professor Paltiel has published more than 80 papers in leading journals as well as issued 10 patents. Since 2013 professor Paltiel has a startup company named Valentis nanotech


        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group-“One Ring To Bind Them All” Excitonic Quantum Random Walk in Biological Phycocyanin Nanowires

        3269 Beckman Institute

      3. 4:00 pm

        Mark Asta
        Mark Asta
        Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

        webpage

         


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      4. 5:00 pmNEH 50–Questions in Common@Illinois: “What Is the Work of Scholarly Expertise in a Rapidly Changing World?”

        IPRH Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)

    3. Tuesday, September 22, 2015

      1. 2:00 pm

        Flavia Andrade, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. University of Illinois


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Participation in Productive Activities and Health Outcomes among Brazilian Adults

        101 International Studies Bldg, 910 S. Fifth St. Champaign

      2. 3:45 pm

        Tim Linden, University of Chicago


        Astronomy Colloquium

        Astronomy 134

      3. 4:00 pmMatSE Soft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    4. Wednesday, September 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        Vincent Reverdy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar

        Loomis 464

      2. 3:00 pm

        Si Liu, University of Illinois


        Assured Cloud Computing Seminar

        1131 Siebel Center

      3. 4:00 pm

        Yossi Paltiel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


        Physics Colloquium: "Controlling avalanche criticality in 2D nano arrays"

        141 Loomis

      4. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

        Dr. Richard Isaacson and Max Lugavere


        The Role of Nutrition in the Management of Alzheimer's Disease

        Beckman Auditorium, 405 N. Mathews, Urbana

    5. Thursday, September 24, 2015

      1. 10:00 am

        Patrick McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University

         
         

        Science of Security Speaker Series

        Coordinated Science Laboratory Auditorium (B02 CSL)

      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Wei Zheng - Senior Research Scientist, Prairie Research Institute and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


        ISTC - Sustainable Seminar Series: Pharmaceutical & Personal Care Products in the Environment

        Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, One E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

      3. 4:00 pm

        Erik R. Scott (Assistant Professor of History, University of Kansas)


        Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora and the Evolution of Soviet Empire

        101 ISB

      4. 4:00 pm

        Yaron Singer, Harvard University


        ISE Seminar-Some Limitations and Possibilities Toward Data-driven Optimization

        114 Transportation Bldg.

      5. 4:00 pmMatSE Hard Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      6. 4:00 pm

        Michael D. Burkart


        Professor Michael D. Burkart, University of California, San Diego, title "Protein interactions in modular synthases"

        116 Roger Adams Lab

    6. Friday, September 25, 2015

      1. 1:00 pm

        Bill Halperin, Northwestern University


        Condensed Matter Seminar: Bill Halperin, Northwestern University

        ESB 190

      2. 2:00 pmBiological Physics Seminar (CPLC): Dr. Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley
    7. Saturday, September 26, 2015

      1. 10:15 am - 11:30 am

        Professor Rashid Bashir, 
        Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head
        Department of Bioengineering


        Saturday Physics for Everyone: "Building Emergent Biological Machines"

         Room 141, Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL

  6. Week of September 27, 2015

    1. Monday, September 28, 2015

      1.  

        Thomas (Tom) Hayden, Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center.


        CLACS/Lemann Lecture Series: Book Signing Lecture

        TBA

      2. 12:00 pm

        Professor Israel Klich, Univeristy of Virginia


        ICMT Seminar: "Prof. Israel Klich"

        190 ESB

      3. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        John S. (Sandy) Parkinson

        Distinguised Professor

        Ph.D. California Institute of Technology


        Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group- "TBA"

        3269 Beckman Institute

      4. 4:00 pm  

        Reception immediately following in the 'A' Atrium CLSL

        Professor Dennis Dougherty


        Kenneth L. Rinehart Lecture in Chemical Biology, Professor Dennis Dougherty, Caltech, "Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor""

        116 Roger Adams Lab

      5. 4:00 pm


        Paulette Clancy
        Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

        webpage

         


        Materials Science and Engineering Colloquium

        100 Materials Science and Engineering Building

    2. Tuesday, September 29, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm

        James Sharp


        IGB Seminar (GNDP)

        612 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

      2. 12:00 pm

        Lyosha Svinarski


        Noontime Scholars Lecture - Title TBD

        101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820)

      3. 3:00 pmINHS Seminar - Dr. John Chick and Dr. Carol E. Colaninno-Meeks
      4. 4:00 pmMatSE Soft Materials Seminar

        119 Materials Science and Engineering Building

      5. 7:30 pm"Planeat" Film Screening and Discussion led by local organic growers

        The Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church, C.

    3. Wednesday, September 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmAstrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar
      2. 1:00 pm

        Yossi Paltiel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


        Condensed Matter Special Seminar: "Proximity Effect in Hybrid Superconducting/Organic molecule nano particle systems."

        190 ESB

      3. 1:00 pm

        George A. Miller Visiting Professor Yossi Paltiel, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem Isreal


        ICMT Seminar: "Proximity Effect in Hybrid Superconducting/Organic molecule nano particle system"

        190 ESB

      4. 4:00 pm

        Aashish Clerk, McGill University


        Physics Colloquium: Aashish Clerk

        141 Loomis


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