UC Merced Update



Frontiers Lecture Series

The fall semester program of the Frontiers of Science and Engineering lecture series continues Oct. 22 with a talk by UC Merced computer science Professor Marcelo Kallmann on interactive virtual environments, entitled “The Computer Science Behind 3D Computer Games.” The lectures are held at 10 a.m. in the Challenger Learning Center, 3460 Challenger Way, Atwater. They are free and open to the public.

MTS Lecture Series

The Mind, Technology, and Society (MTS) Lecture Series presents Jeremy Bailenson of Stanford University on Oct. 24.

Lectures take place at 3 p.m. each Monday this fall in KL 232 and are free and open to the campus community and general public.

Nov. 3 – Eric Riggs, Purdue University (talk will be at noon on Thursday)

Nov. 7 – David Mark, University of Buffalo, The State University of New York

Nov. 14 – Rafael Nunez, UC San Diego

Nov. 21 – Shawn Newsam, UC Merced

Nov. 28 – Benjamin Bergen, UC San Diego

MTS is presented by the Cognitive Sciences program and is sponsored by a gift from the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation. For information, email Teenie Matlock.

Psychological Sciences Talk Series

An eclectic talk series designed to bring in a variety of approaches and research topics of interest to psychological sciences, these lectures are at noon on Wednesdays in COB 267.

Oct. 26 – Lisa Miller, UC Davis, Human and Community Development

Nov. 2 – Paul Hastings, UC Davis, Department of Psychology

Nov. 9 – Susan Rivera, UC Davis, Department of Psychology

Nov. 16 – Shelley Blozis, UC Davis, Department of Psychology

Nov. 30 – Marianne Jackson, CSU Fresno, Department of Psychology

Dec. 7 – Wesley Moons, UC Davis, Department of Psychology

For information, email Rose Scott.

Energy Speaker Series

The i4energy Fall Speaker Series, held at noon every Friday through April 22 at UC Berkeley, will be shown simultaneously by video broadcast in room 100 of UC Merced’s Science and Engineering Building. The series includes researchers from the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Technology (CITRIS), which includes UC Merced, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, the California Institute for Energy and the Environment (CIEE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.