UC Merced Update
 
 
 

Lectures/Seminars

 

Valley Fever Seminar Series: "The Impact of Valley Fever on the Correctional Health Care Setting"

The Health Sciences Research Institute and Sierra Health Foundation are hosting a Valley Fever Seminar series. All talks are from 1 - 3 p.m., and are free and open to the public.   

April 2 — Clarence Cryer, California Correctional Health Care Services, Classroom and Office Building Room 322, "The Impact of Valley Fever on the Correctional Health Care Setting"

April 11 — Antje Lauer, CSU Bakersfield, Social Sciences and Management Building Room 317, "Ecology of Coccidioides"

April 16 — Herb Boro, Cocci Study Group, Classroom and Office Building Room 322, "Valley Fever Basics," plus updates from the 2914 Cocci Study Group Meeting

April 23 — David Filip, ValleyFeverSurvior.com, Social Sciences and Management Building Room 366, "Public and Medical Misinformation on Valley Fever"

April 30 — Kirt Emery, Kern County Public Health, Classroom and Office Building Room 322, "The Ebb and Flow of Coccidioidomycosis in Kern County"

MTS Lecture Series — How Music is Perceived and Remembered

The spring semester's MTS lecture series focuses on music, movement and cognition. Carol Krumhansl with Cornell University will give a talk on "How Music is Perceived and Remembered."

The talks are at 3 p.m. Monday in Chancellor's Conference Room (KL 232) unless otherwise noted.

March 24 — Spring break

March 31 — Carol Krumhansl, Cornell University: "How Music is Perceived and Remembered"

April 7 — Joel Snyder, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: "Auditory Stream Segregation"

April 14 — David Kirsh, UC San Diego: "Insights on Insight and Creativity"

April 21 — Scott Makeig, Swartz Center, UC San Diego: "Brain Dynamics in Creativity and Musical Expression"

April 28 — Petr Janata, UC Davis: "Being in the Groove: Brain Mechanisms Underlying Dynamic Cooperativity"

Psychological Colloquium: Paul Carroll and Anna Epperson with UC Merced

The Psychological Sciences Colloquium is designed to give faculty members and students the opportunity to learn about research conducted within the psychological sciences. Researchers from various universities and organizations are invited to share their work with the UC Merced psychological sciences section. Faculty members and students outside the psychological sciences are welcome to attend. The colloquium is held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Social Sciences and Management Building, Room 104. Please contact Professor Eric Walle if you have any questions.

The upcoming talks include:                                     

March 19 — Paul Carroll and Anna Epperson with UC Merced

March 26 — Spring break

April 2 — Kevin Grimm with UC Davis

April 9 — Heather Bullock with UC Santa Cruz

April 16 — Deb Wiebe with UC Merced

Understanding Politics Speaker Series: Rose McDermott of Brown University

The Understanding Politics Speaker Series brings leading scholars to campus to share their work. The talks are free and open to the campus community. All talks begin at 1:30 p.m.

May 20: Rose McDermott, Brown University; COB 322