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SMITH COLLEGE CHAPTER OF SIGMA-XI

For the Fall semester of 2019 Sigma Xi will be meeting every other Tuesday for lunch in McConnell Auditorium. from September 10 though December 3 and February 4 through April 21. Talks begin at approximately 12:15 pm and are open to all faculty, staff, and students. A complimentary lunch is offered in McConnell Foyer. 

The schedule will be revised as talks are added. 

Schedule for Fall 2019

September 10 Nat Fortune
Physics
Climate 101: Why Earth is Warming. Carbon Cycles, Bathtubs, and You!
September 24 Meg Thacher
Astronomy
Mandy Anderson
Director of Precollege Programs
 Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP)
at Smith
October 8 Denise Lello
David Smith
Al Curran

Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program
A model for global engagement: 20 years of environmental education and research in Belize
October 29 Bryan Dewsbury
URI
The promise and practice of inclusive teaching
November 12 Stephanie Jones
Exercise and Sport Studies
Movement Kaleidoscope: Unmasking the factors that contribute to our changing movement patterns
December 3 Brian Katz
Mathematics
How do mathematicians believe?

Schedule for Spring 2020

February 4 Marney Pratt
Biology
Bar Graphs are Popular but often Problematic
February 18 Rachel Wright
Biology
Gene expression responses to thermal stress, bacterial challenge, and low pH reveal processes underlying multi-stress tolerance in a reef-building coral
March 3 Marjorie Senechal  |
Mathematics
Gerson Sher

Author
From Pugwash to Putin: a critical history of US-Soviet scientific cooperation
March 24 Sarah Mazza
Geology
 
April 7 Susan Clayton
Psychology,
Wooster College
Climate Change and Psychological Wellbeing: Risk and Resilience
April 21 Alicia M. Grubb
Computer Science