Science Speakers Lecture Series

Lectures and discussions in the Science Speaker Series are free and open to the public.  While the speakers are often talking about the latest research in their fields, the goal is to make the ideas accessible to all scientifically literate people.

Contact David Housman for more information.

4:00 pm, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, SC 106

Science Speaker

Growing jumbo shrimp: germ line and muscle development in penaeids.

Dr. Phil Hertzler, Professor of Biology, Central Michigan University

7:30 pm, Friday, March 20, 2015, Church-Chapel

Bonus Convo: "Rediscovering Darwin for Theology: Rethinking Personhood" - J. Wentzel van Huyssteen

This is the opening keynote speech for the annual Science & Religion conference. Dr. van Huyssteen was a Professor of Theology & Science at Princeton Theological Seminary from 1992-2014.

4:00 pm, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, SC 106

Science Speaker

Lessons From Yeast Pertaining to Cancer Biology and Graduate Study Opportunities at Purdue University

Dr. Tony Hazbun, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University

4:00 pm, Friday, March 27, 2015

Science Speaker

Science Speaker, SC106, 4-5 pm

Interdisciplinary Development of a Therapy for a Rare Genetic Disease

Paul Helquist, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
and Olaf Wiest, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, SC 106

Science Speaker

Using organic biomarkers and stable isotopes for paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Dr. Melissa Berke, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

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