Colorado State’s Sigma Xi Chapter Presents Fall Noontime Seminar Series

Colorado State University’s chapter of the science honorary Sigma Xi will present a series of free, public noontime lectures this fall on topics ranging from history to physics, global curricular cooperation to meat safety.

All sessions will meet in Room 164 Lory Student Center from 12:10-1 p.m. The schedule follows.

  • Sept. 14: James Boyd, professor of philosophy; Melinda Laituri, assistant professor of earth sciences; and Bryan Willson, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will present "Bridging the Disciplines: The Fulbright India Project." The event will discuss a Fulbright Foundation-sponsored project involving work on curricula in Fort Collins and in India between 11 Colorado State faculty members and five Poudre School District teachers.
  • Sept. 21: John Sofos, professor of animal sciences, "Microbial Contamination and Decontamination of Meat."
  • Oct. 5: Deborah Fidler, assistant professor of human development and family studies, "Direct and Indirect Effects of Genetic Mental Retardation Syndrome."
  • Oct. 12: Brian Jones, director of the Little Shop of Physics, "The Amazing Physics of Everyday Objects: Teaching Science with Equipment from Garage Sales and the Hardware Store."
  • Oct. 26: George Barisas, professor of chemistry and Sigma Xi Honored Scientist for 2001, "Small Wonder: Measuring Molecular Motions on Individual Living Cells."
  • Nov. 2: Mark Simmons, assistant professor of biology, "Phylogeny of the Spindle-tree Family Inferred from Morphological and Molecular Characters."
  • Nov. 9: Paul Demott, research scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, "Atmospheric Particulate Matter and Cirrus Cloud Formation."
  • Nov. 30: Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, director of equine science, "Arthroscopic Surgery and the Management of Joint Trauma in the Horse."
  • Dec. 7: John Albright, lecturer in history, "Franklin Roosevelt and the Coming of War: 1935-1941."