NOVEMBER 2013

The 2013-2014 Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series begins this month. This Fall’s lineup includes: Dr. Michael E. Mackay (material science and chemical engineer, Univ. of DE); Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. (theoretical physicist and Nat’l Medal of Science awardee, Univ. of MD); Dr. Sergio C. Nanita (research group leader, DuPont); Dr. Teri Q. Gray (president, DE State Board of Education, DuPont); and Dr. Adrian B. Mims, Sr. (National Director, The Calculus Project).  Join us.

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November 7, 2013

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer - Dr. S. James Gates, National Medal of Science Awardee and Professor,  University of Maryland – College Park. Focus: Theoretical Physics and STEM policy.

11 a.m. Technical Lecture

“A conversation with Dr. S. James Gates, Theoretical Physicist,” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, S 223.

6 p.m. Public Talk

“A conversation with Dr. S. James Gates, Theoretical Physicist (cont’d),” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, S 223. Click here for more information.

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APRIL 2013

April 9, 2013

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series - Dr. Nicholas J. Petrelli, Surgical oncologist, and Medical Director, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (HFGCC) at Christiana Care Health System. Focus: Cancer treatment in Delaware.

11 a.m. Technical Talk

“Cancer Research: A perspective.” Martin L. King, Jr. Student Center, Parlor A.

6 p.m. Public Lecture

“The impact of a successful cancer treatment program in Delaware.” Martin L. King, Jr. Student Center, Parlor A. Click here to register (free).

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MARCH 2013

March 7, 2013

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series - Dr. David A. Pensak, technology innovator and entrepreneur; Fellow of the Creative and Innovative Economy Center of the George Washington University Law School; faculty member, University of Delaware Business School; faculty member, Drexel University College of Medicine (Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine). Focus: Science, technology and Innovation.

11 a.m. Technical Talk

“A logical structure for technological innovation.” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 223.

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6 p.m. Public Lecture

“Fear is the biggest impediment to Innovation.” Martin L. King, Jr. Student Center, Parlor C. Click here to register (free).

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March 19, 2013

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series – Dr. Kelvin H. Lee, Director, Delaware Biotechnology Institute; Faculty Fellow, Delaware Biotechnology Institute and Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware. Focus: Alzheimer’s.

11 a.m. Technical Talk

“Engineering Protein Secretion: The Old, The New, and The Unexpected.” Martin L. King, Jr. Student Center, Parlor A.

6 p.m. Public Lecture

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Current and Future Prospects for Diagnosis and Treatment.” Martin L. King, Jr. Student Center, Parlor A. Click here to register (free).

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NOVEMBER 2012

November 8, 2012

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series - Dr. Anthony M. Johnson, Director of CASPR (Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research), Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Professor of Physics and Professor of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. Focus: Ultrafast optics and optoelectronics.

11 a.m. Technical Talk

“Ultrafast Optical Characterization of Novel Nanoscale Materials.” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 223.

6 p.m. Public Lecture

“Photonics, Diversity and Mentoring – Over 30 Years of Experiences and Strategies of an African-American Physicist.” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 223. Click here to register (free).

November 15, 2012

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series - Dr. Emery N. Brown, Associate Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science; Co‐Director of the Harvard‐MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program; Professor Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia,Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Focus: Anaestetics.

11 a.m. Technical Talk

“Anesthesia and the Brain.” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 223.

6 p.m. Public Lecture

“Effects of anesthesia on the Brain.” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 223. Click here to register (free).

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OCTOBER 2012

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series kicks off an exciting 2012-2013 season. Learn about topics in science and research that really do impact you as a consumer of goods, services, and products. Distinguished guest speakers for the Fall calendar include: Mrs. Jennifer Kmiec (DESCA); Dr. Anthony B. Johnson (Univ. of Md, Baltimore County); and Dr. Emery N. Brown (MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology).  And…here’s a quick preview of who we have lined up for the Spring: Dr. Angus Kingon (Brown University); Dr. Nicholas Petrelli (Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care); and Dr. Kelvin Lee (Delaware Biotechnology Institute). More information…

October 9, 2012

Dean’s Distinguished LecturerMrs. Jennifer Kmiec, Exec. Dir., Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance. Focus: Delaware and Sustainable Chemistry.

6 P.M. PUBLIC TALK:

“So What Exactly IS Sustainable Chemistry – and Why Do Delawareans Care?” Luna I. Mishoe Science Center, Lecture Hall 139. Click here for flier.

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APRIL 2012

April 10, 2012

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer speaker: Dr. Louis N. Finelli, Lt. Colonel, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner and Director, DoD DNA Registry (Dover AFB, Dover, DE). Focus: Biology, Chemistry, Forensics.

6 P.M. PUBLIC TALK:

“Inside the Medical Examiner’s Office” (Bank of America Bldg, Lecture Hall 112 – Longwood Auditorium). Click here for flier.

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FEBRUARY 2012

February 28, 2012 -

Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer speaker: Dr. Charles Nemeroff, Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (Miami, Florida). Focus: Neuroscience. 

11 a.m. Technical seminar:

“Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect”(Luna I. Mishoe Science Center North 139)

6 p.m. Public talk:

“Recognition and Treatment of Depression:  Reducing Suicide and Misery in Difficult Times” (Bank of America Bldg, Lecture Hall 113 – Longwood Auditorium)

February 21, 2012

Dr. Matthew Butchback, A.I. duPont Children’s Hospital/Nemours Foundation, will be guest lecturer at 11 a.m. in Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South 223. Topic: Neuroscience. Contact Dr. Melissa Harrington, mharrington@desu.edu.

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JANUARY 2012

January 26, 2012

Dr. Ralph Nossal of the National Institutes of Health is guest lecturer on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Event takes place between 11 a.m. and 12 noon in Rm 600 in the Wm. C. Jason Library. Topic: “Biophysics of Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis.” Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR).

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