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University Libraries Upcoming Events

Scholarly Publishing & Research Outputs
9:00 -- 10:30 am
Friday, October 20, 2017
For more information and to register for this event, click here

Open Access Symposium 2017
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Provost Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 24 
4:00 pm, Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1 

Dennis E. Slice  
An Unexpected Journey:  A Curious Career in Shape Analysis

Dennis E. Slice is a professor in the Department of Scientific Computing at Florida State University and Honorarprofessor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vienna, Austria. He received his doctorate in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston, SC. His work focuses on the development of theoretical and methodological issues in shape analysis, morphometrics, and on their application to real-world problems such as the fit and function of protective equipment and the development of tools and methods for forensic science. He has produced over one hundred scholarly works and is the manager and moderator for MORPHMET, the international mailing list for morphometrics. He has released in excess of twenty computer programs for use by the morphometrics community and has lectured and taught courses and workshops on shape analysis in fourteen countries. For complete information, click here.

Co-sponsors: Department of Anthropology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics


Thursday, November 2
4:00 pm, Simon's Center Auditorium, Room 103

Paul Falkowski  
Life's Engines:  How Microbes Made Earth Habitable

Paul G. Falkowski is the Bennett L. Smith Chair and director of the Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program at Rutgers University. His scientific interests include evolution of the Earth systems, paleoecology, photosynthesis, biophysics, biogeochemical cycles, and symbiosis. His research interests are focused on three areas: origins of life, how electron transfer reactions are mediated, and how organisms transformed the geochemistry of Earth. In the evolution of Earth, microbes became a major force in transforming this planet to make it habitable for animals, including humans. Falkowski seeks to understand the basic chemical reactions that enabled microbes to transform Earth's goechemistry. He works at the molecular level of proteins and fundamental chemical reactions of minerals, and the global scale of how this planet came to have oxygen as the second most abundant gas. He is most interested in understanding how these kinds of processes have transformed our planet and may evolve on planetary bodies in our solar system and on extra-solar planets. Falkowski addresses two fundamental questions: Where did we come from? Are we alone? He is a member of US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  For complete information, click here.

Co-sponsors: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research



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