UC Merced Update



Mind, Technology and Science Lecture Series

The Mind, Technology and Society (MTS) Lecture Series presents James Fowler of UC San Diego on Sept. 24 in KL 232.

Lectures take place at 3 p.m. Mondays this fall in KL 232, unless noted otherwise. The lectures are free and open to the campus community and general public. The theme for this semester's series is "Signals of Communication."

Sept. 24 — James Fowler, UCSD

Oct. 1 — Sarah Creel, UCSD

Oct. 8 — Kajsa Dalrymple, University of Iowa

Oct. 15 — Eugene Buder, University of Memphis

MTS is presented by the cognitive sciences program and is sponsored by a gift from professors Robert Glushko and Pamela Samuelson. For information, email Anne Warlaumont.

Psychological Sciences Colloquium

The Psychological Sciences Colloquium is designed to give faculty and students the opportunity to learn about current research done within the psychological sciences. Researchers from various universities and organizations are invited to share their work. The talks are at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Classroom and Office Building, Room 265.

Contact Sarah Depaoli with any questions.

Sept. 26 — Lorin Lachs, CSU Fresno

Oct. 3 — Yanine Hess, UC Davis

Oct. 10 — Ashley Sanders-Jackson, UC San Francisco

Oct. 17 — Jeff Sherman, UC Davis

Public Health Seminar Series

The Health Sciences Research Institute's public health seminar series this semester features speakers from across the state.

The talks are at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Half Dome Room in the Social Sciences and Management Building.

Here is a list of speakers and their topics:

Sept. 21 — Annie Ro with UCLA, who studies underemployment and health among foreign-born people

Sept. 28 — Juan Carlos Gutierrez with UCSF Fresno, who studies alternative health

Oct. 5 — Corey Harwell with UC San Francisco, who studies the source and function of sonic hedgehog ligand in adult neurogenic niche

Oct. 12 — Steve Roussos with UC Merced, who studies health evaluation research and community health

Oct. 19 — Miguel Perez with CSU Fresno, who studies health education

For more information, email Professor Paul Brown.

Frontiers in Science

The next lecture in this series is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. Professor Paul Brown, who is with the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and also serves as the director of the Health Sciences Research Institute, will speak on “Science Fiction and Reality: The Economics of the Personalized Medicine Revolution.”

The lecture is free and open to all.

CITRIS Speaker Series

CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, focuses on developing information technology systems that facilitate significant energy and cost savings, and offers a speakers’ series dedicated to those research topics.

Though the lectures and roundtables take place on the UC Berkeley campus, they are live broadcast at CITRIS partner campuses, including in the Science and Engineering building, room 100, at UC Merced, at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast, or on CITRIS’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/citrisuc.

The lectures are free and available to all, and begin at 1 p.m. on Fridays, on the following schedule:

Sept. 21 — “The Real Reasons We Must Have a Smart Grid for the 21st Century,” by Merwin Brown, CIEE

Sept. 28 — “Proximity-Based Monitoring of Electric Circuits,” by Igor Paprotny, UC Berkeley

Oct. 5 — “Tesla Motors,” by Milo Werner

Oct. 19 — “A New View of Power Distribution Systems: Peering at Power Flow and Stability with Micro-Synchrophasors,” by Alex McEachern, Power Standards Lab, and Alexandra von Meier, CIEE

Questions can be sent via Yahoo IM to username: citrisevents. For more information, visit http://i4energy.org/