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Sigma Xi Lunchtime Presentations

For the spring semester of 2014 Sigma Xi will be meeting on Tuesdays for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from February 11 though April 29. 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 Spring 2014

February 11
Ileana Streinu
Computer Science
 Auxetic and expansive:
mathematical incursions into materials science
February 18
Susan Molineaux
CEO, Calithera Biosciences
Rally Day Medalist
 Cancer Metabolism: Making New Drugs from 100 Years of Basic Research
February 25
Michael Marcotrigiano
Director, Botanic Garden
 Where new landscape trees come from
March 4
David Bonsall
 Developing an Animal Model of Fatigue
March 11
Adele Wolfson & Lee Cuba
Chemistry & Sociology, Wellesley College
 Two Cultures or One? (Student STEM Majors)
March 18
Spring Recess
 No Talk
March 25
Michael Lavine
Mathemaics & Statistics, UMass
 Before You Analyze, Know Y
April 1
Nessy Tania
Mathematics and Statistics
 Mathematical models for cell motility
in breast cancer metastasis.
April 8
Sigma Xi
Annual Meeting
 Election of Members
April 15
Bosiljka Glumac
H. Allen Curran

 Plant-Sediment Interactions in the Bahamas
April 22
Joshua Bowman
 Wheels within wheels, curves' feet, and dynamics
April 29
Jean-David Grattepanche
Biological Sciences
 Ocean Microbes

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