Colorado State’s Sigma Xi Presents Noontime Seminar Series

Colorado State University’s chapter of the science honorary, Sigma Xi, is presenting a series of brown-bag noon lectures this fall on topics ranging from the 2002 Colorado drought to environmental concerns to public health. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Sessions go from 12:10-12:50 p.m. and meet in Room 166 Lory Student Center, adjacent to the food court. A summary of upcoming lectures follows.

  • Nov. 15: John E. Pinder, professor of radiological sciences, presents "Habitat Loss for the Endangered Malagasy Flat-Tailed Tortoise: Measuring Tropical Deforestation Using Data from Espionage and Commercial Satellites."
  • Nov. 22: Robert Ward, director of the Colorado Water Resources Institute and the Water Center at Colorado State, presents "CSU and Drought: The Water Research and Education Challenge."
  • Dec. 13: John Sofos, professor of animal sciences and co-recipient of Sigma Xi Honored Scientist award for 2001-2002, presents "Microbial Food Borne Illness: An Update."

Additional seminars may be added. For more information about the lecture series, contact Linda Henk at (970) 491-7065 or go to the Colorado State Sigma XI chapter Web site at

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 as an honor society for science and engineering. Today, it is an international research society of 90,000 members in 500 chapters whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. Over the course of the Society’s distinguished history, more than 170 members have won the Nobel Prize.

In addition to providing the lecture series, the Colorado State Sigma Xi chapter also sponsors undergraduate, graduate and faculty research award programs.