The stunning performance of the LHC, the new physics results from all 4 experiments, and last but not least the discovery
of a new Higgs-like particle, will mark in history the first LHC running period not as the beginning of the end but rather
the end of the beginning.
Two workshops will be led by the Division of Research on what you need to know to submit your grant proposal develop research opportunities. Jan. 15 at the Engineering Campus, EC 2461 and Jan. 22 at MMC, ECS 451.
Dr.Fiorella Terenzi, FIU physics instructor, author, musician, and celebrity talks about her journey through science and public education. Snacks, astronomers, telescopes set up afterward to look at the stars if clear.
Elaine Gordon Scholarship 2013 (Women's Studies)
The Elaine Gordon Scholarship program was established in 2000 to honor the life and work of Elaine Gordon, a former state legislator who, for 22 years, championed equal rights for women.
This lecture, with Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, one of the world's leading feminist theologians, will discuss the past, present and future of scholarship and activism in the realm of women, gender and religion.
Hear perspectives from Arts & Sciences deans, chairs, senior faculty and recently tenured faculty. Bring your questions for an interactive session. This workshop will be Friday, March 22, 2013, 1-2:30pm at CBC 254.
Hear perspectives from deans, chairs, senior faculty and recently tenured faculty. Bring your questions for an interactive session. This workshop will be Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 1-2:30pm at the Engineering Campus, EC 2300.
Professor Gabriel J. Bowen from the University of Utah will be coming to FIU. He will introduce the theory underlying isotope distribution in these systems with an emphasis on models that allow quantitative prediction and comparison with data from forensic samples, and will offer case studies illustrating early adoption of these methods in real-world forensic applications.
Cynthia T. McMurray, Senior Scientist in the Genome Dynamics Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and her team, have made enormous and original contributions towards understanding of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, such as Huntington's.
The concept of neural representation is central to
contemporary neuroscience; however, it is also
deeply mysterious. While neuroscientists frequently
utilize this concept, they rarely explain what is
meant by it. The few accounts of it that are
provided in neuroscience are also philosophically
Dr. Freedman will set the stage with some statistics, share some of her experiences, and encourage discussion among all participants.
Dr. Freedman said
“it covers many of the issues young women are facing as they make decisions about moving forward in their STEM careers”.
Check it out, and we hope to see you for this special Lunch and Learn!
Maureen McHugh, PhD, argues for a woman-centered perspective on women’s sexual desires and problems. This presentation will critique the medicalization of women’s sexual “dysfunction” and introduce a “New View” of women’s sexual problems. Presentation to be followed by reception.
Marilyn Hoder-Salmon, PhD, professor and founding director of Women's Studies at FIU will be honored at this event. The award recognizes the accomplishments of Jewish women of Florida. Each of the winners will make a presentation describing the obstacles and inspirations they encountered on their individual journey to success. The Honoree Presentations will be at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
This popular workshop and networking lunch returns! Learn how to prioritize your career goals with tips from your mentors, colleagues and senior faculty. Wednesday, GC 243, April 24, 12:00-2:00pm, lunch included.
Come and spend an afternoon networking with dynamic women and interacting with colleagues, all while learning key leadership skills. Speakers and presentations will be featured. May 2, 2013, CBC Special Events Center, 12-4pm.
Join educators of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s acclaimed Women on the Rise! program and noted girls’ scholars, activists and educators, for a three-day intensive conference on innovative approaches to education and empowerment for young women. Designed for educators, artists, counselors, therapists and anyone who works with girls and young women,the second annual Girls Summit.
Jennifer Britton, Assistant Professor at the University of Miami will talk about how individuals have normative anxiety and fears in childhood, and how these fears dissipate with development. However, some individuals continue to have abnormal anxiety as adults and some individuals with anxiety disorders have inappropriate fear responses and exaggerated threat biases.
Dr. Irene Calizo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at FIU will talk about how graphene stands as a promising material for future nanoelectronics owing to a slew of exotic properties such as micron scale ballistic transport at room temperature, extremely high thermal conductivity, and very high current carrying ability.
Join the FIU astronomers for an evening of Astronomy !
If the weather is clear we will star out at the telescopes. Dr. Webb will also present an “Astronomy Update” telling you about the latest and greatest things in astronomy.
Cannabis use is common among individuals with HIV/AIDS. Raul Gonzalez's research examines the interplay of neurocongitive functions, drugs of abuse, and risky behaviors, often with participants with or at risk for HIV.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at FIU, in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), and new this year, the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, is proud to launch the third year of its Faculty Mentor Program for 2013-2014. Last year, the Faculty Mentoring program had more than 100 participants. We invite you to join this popular program. To RSVP click the link above.
FIU Professor Dr. Walter Van Hamme leads an exploration of major works of art and music that have been inspired by themes related to astronomy and physical sciences. Dr. Van Hamme is currently Associate Director of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity in the College of Arts & Sciences. He holds a Doctor of Science in Astronomy from the University of Gent in Belgium.
Come join the Center for Children and Families in their weekly Brown Bag Series. This week we will have Aline Nazareth, which is a Ph.D. student in Psychology at FIU. She will speak about the factors affecting adult mental rotation performance.
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima, assistant professor for the FIU chemistry department will give a presentation: Mass spectrometry based chemical mapping: Recent developments and challenges, Sept. 27, 4-6pm, AHC1-110.
The National Academies have suggested that increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will be critical to the future competitiveness of the US in these areas, and the leadership of both the National Science Foundation and the American Physical Society is taking this seriously. Casey W. Miller will give a lecture on diversity in Physics. He is the director of the APS-bridge site at USF.
Casey W. Miller is presently Associate Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he studies nanoscale magnetism and related devices. He is Director of the new APS-Bridge Site at USF, as well as Associate Director of Physics Graduate Studies.
MMC, AHC1 Room 110 at the Center for Children and Families
Please join us this Friday, October 11 at noon for a presentation by Dr. Eliza Nelson entitled How Experience Shapes Development: Handedness Trajectories in Primates. The talk will be held in AHC1 Room 110.
This talk will provide a broad overview of art and neuroscience
from multiple perspectives. Robin has a large project in the
area that focuses on (1) educational, (2) basic science and
(3) treatment of brain disorders missions.
Drs. Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh and Yuan Liu, of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will discuss how they naturally developed a great mentoring relationship which helped with their approach to the planning details for a highly ranked NIH proposal.
An upcoming conference that is relevant for those interested in the study of human development. This is a conference that Psychology professor, Anthony Dick, has been organizing for the past year and is scheduled to take place locally, in Fort Lauderdale, on November 3-5. The conference will be about Rethinking Developmental Science across the Life-span/Life-course.
The history of the universe in a nutshell, from the
Big Bang to now, and on to the future – Mather will tell
the story of how we got here, how the universe began
with a Big Bang, how it could have produced an Earth
where sentient beings can live, and how those beings are
discovering their history.
The Stocker AstroScience Center is finally complete. Come join us for a week of celebration. There will be a variety of events throughout the week including star parties, solar viewing, student day, music at the observatory and NASA day.
Emotion theorists have speculated about the functions of gratitude for two millennia, but little scientific progress could be made before the advent of two powerful tools for thinking: Darwin’s theory of natural selection and the computational theory of mind. In this talk, I review over a dozen empirical facts for which a tenable theory of gratitude must account, and then offer a new explanation that meets this challenge.
Stuart Lindsay, Ph.D., specializes in biophysics at the molecular level and scanning probe microscopy. Much of his work is aimed at speedier diagnosis and an understanding of the molecular basis of disease.
Concurrent use of cannabis and tobacco has become an increasingly prominent phenomenon among young adults. A burgeoning literature on the combined effects of cannabis and tobacco demonstrates that individuals who concurrently use both substances experience more problematic outcomes than individuals who only use one substance or who use both but not simultaneously.
Students please join us for the Miami LOFT STEM Symposium being held by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. The symposium will host professionals in STEM fields from Fortune 500 companies and provides opportunities for attendees to network and learn about career opportunities in STEM fields.
Current strategies for drug discovery typically involve the screening from 250,000 to as many as 2,000,000 individual compounds in robot-assisted high throughput in vitro biochemical or cell-based assays. For most of these high throughput screens, a great deal of effort is required to make a “bench top assay” suitable for the robotic requirements.
In a village of southern India, an HIV-positive diagnosis meant death for the patient and misery for the family, until a chance meeting sparked change. For an orphan boy, an HIV-infected widow and dying man, it gave a second chance at life.
Raul Gonzalez, associate professor in the psychology department at FIU will lecture on how cannabis use has changed. He will also speak about how cannabis use has an impact on neurocognitive functioning.
Central to most research endeavors is the underlying hypothesis being addressed. The presentation explores the issues underlying this situation and examines different scenarios as well as what makes the resulting hypothesis testable, or not.
Dr. Liu will discuss oxidative DNA damage-induced somatic trinucleotide repeat instability via DNA base excision repair and the development of new strategies for prevention and treatment for human neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease and Friedreich ataxia.
Risk and resilience literature has demonstrated that exposure to childhood adversity is associated with increased risk for psychopathology in childhood and adulthood. This long-term effect of adversity exposure in childhood suggests that on way in which experience in childhood shapes risk is through its impact on neurobiology.