UC Merced Update



Mind, Technology and Science Lecture Series

The Mind, Technology and Society (MTS) Lecture Series presents Greg Bryant of UCLA on Nov. 19 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."

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.

Nov. 19 — Greg Bryant, UCLA

Nov. 26 — Peter Vanderschraaf, UC Merced

Dec. 3 — Jeff Gilger, UC Merced

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. Wednesdays in the Classroom and Office Building, Room 265.

Contact Sarah Depaoli with any questions.

Nov. 21 — Paul Brown, UC Merced

Nov. 28 — Sara Hitchman, UC San Francisco

Dec. 5 — Ricardo Cisneros, UC Merced

I4Energy Series Continues Through Early December

The i4Energy Speaker Series is a weekly roundtable of lectures and discussions highlighting research issues that focus on developing information technology systems that facilitate significant energy and cost savings.

The lectures are presented by the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley, but can be viewed live or after the fact.

The lectures begin at 1 p.m. and the broadcast can be picked up at mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast, or, on the UC Merced campus, in Science and Engineering Building, Room 100.

You can ask questions live on Twitter using the hashtag #CITRISi4E.

All talks can also be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/citrisuc.

On Nov. 16, Konstantino Papamichael from UC Davis talks about “Algorithms for Advanced Lighting Controls.”

On Nov. 30, Alberto Cerpa from UC Merced talks about “ThermoVote: Participatory Sensing for Efficient and High Quality Building Conditioning.”

And on Dec. 7, Eric Larson from the University of Washington is the fall’s final speaker, with a topic to be announced.

Frontiers in Science Presents Final Fall Talk

Learn about “Technology in a Pencil Tip” when Professor Vincent Tung offers the final lecture in the fall portion of the Frontiers in Science lecture series at 10 a.m. Nov. 17, at Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater.

Tung, with the School of Engineering at UC Merced, will talk about carbon-based photovoltaics comprised of n-type fullerenes and p-type single-walled carbon nanotubes, and how they can be stabilized and enhanced for light-harvesting, storage and light-to-energy conversion.

For more information, contact Professor Michael Scheibner at mscheibner@ucmerced.edu.

The next lecture is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2013, with a topic to be announced.