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For the fall semester of 2014 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from September 9 though December 9. Talks begin at approximately 12:10 pm and are open to all faculty and staff and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer.

The schedule will be revised as talks are added.

Schedule for Fall 2014

September 9
Bosiljka Glumac and Laura Katz
Science Center Committee on Diversity
Discussion on pedagogical practices geared for success of all students in introductory STEM courses
September 16
John Burk
Biological Science
Ongoing research along the Mill, Connecticut and Elbe Rivers: 1966-2014
September 23
Judith B. Cardell
Clean Air Act Regulation of Electric Utilities - At Last!
September 30
Denise McKahn
Miniaturized Fuel Cell Energy Generators
October 7
Bob Newton
and Gary Hartwell

Paradise Lost? A New Plan for Sediment Removal
from the Campus Pond
October 14
No Program
Fall Break
October 21
Luis Orozco
Joint Quantum Institute Univerity of Maryland
From imaginary experiments to quantum information
October 28
Paul R. Wetzel
Environmental Research Coordinator
Chestnut Fever! American Chestnut as a tool for education and conservation at Smith College
November 4
Nathan Derr
Biological Sciences
Biophysical and genetic tools for investigating the mechanisms of cytoskeletal motor proteins
November 11
Elijah Lowe
Michigan State University
Making heads and tails of invertebrate chordates through RNA-seq analysis
November 18
Camille Washington-Ottombre
Environmental Science and Policy
Climate change and institutional dynamics of social-ecological systems
November 25
No Program
December 2
Allison Anacker
Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular and environmental mechanisms influencing peer social behavior in female meadow voles
December 9
Nathanael Fortune
Cooperation born of adversity: experimental physics of quantum antiferromagnets

Have any questions, comments or suggestions for Sigma Xi talks?
Feel free to contact your Sigma Xi program chair; Bruce Hawkins,