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January

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

The human brain goes through prolonged development in both structural and functional organizations. I will first discuss the development of the intrinsic functional organization of the brain. I will then present results on the development of memory systems in the brain.

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

Humans develop the extraordinary ability to exert control over their behavior, thoughts and emotions. Come hear how environmental and genetic factors influence executive control and can lead to success in many domains.

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Venue:AHC-4, 101

In honor of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, given for the development of multi-scale models...", a panel of FIU scientists invites you to attend a discussion on research at FIU which aims to create collaborative, and perhaps, interdisciplinary, projects.

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Venue:AHC 1, Room 140

David Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP established and heads the Centre for Prevention Science and is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. His research and clinical interests focus on prevention of child abuse, dating violence, and related risk behaviors through universal education programs.

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory, Room 130

CaMBIO is a journal club for all topics in biology, with an emphasis on quantitative approaches. It is also an opportunity for researchers to mingle and set up research collaborations.

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Venue:MMC, AHC3-205

Recent advances in the cell biology of E. coli RNAP and the nucleoid have shown that the distribution of RNAP, which is coupled to cell growth, plays an important role in the nucleoid dynamic structure. Emerging evidence indicates that formation of the transcription foci centered at the putative bacterial nucleolus is critical in nucleoid remodeling and influencing global gene expression. The interface between the distribution of RNAP and nucleoid organization in the cell will be discussed.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The deadline to submit has been extended to Dec. 23. To attend, or submit for a presentation or poster, at this FREE conference, please use the following registration form and return to Michele Rollen-Hanson. If you have any questions please contact Michele at: rollen@ufl.edu

February

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During Panther Alumni Week (PAW), alumni will be coming back into the classroom to inspire students and share what they have learned since graduating from FIU.

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Venue:MMC, MARC Pavilion

Dr. Katherine Spindler, University of Michigan, will speak about LAUNCH Committees, which provide support and guidance to new junior faculty as they begin their careers. Committees meet with the new faculty member from the time of hire until the end of the first year.

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Venue:GL 100A

This talk will argue that biologist, psychologist, and anthropologists have failed to pay enough attention to the differences between three distinct interpretations of the hypothesis that morality evolved.

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Venue:MMC, MARC Pavilion (2nd floor)

Ms. Cori Flam Meltzer, FIU Executive-in-Residence, will give a special presentation on how women and men often negotiate very differently – and get different results. She will examine traditional stereotypes as well as six ways women can better represent themselves with authority and confidence.

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Venue:AHC4, Room 101

Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., most recently held faculty positions at Mercer University’s School of Medicine as an Associate Professor and Director of Genomics and Research & Development at Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health Medical Center.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Catarina Kiefe the Chair for Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, College of Medicine will be giving a lecture on Grantwriting, Feb. 20, 3:30pm, MARC Pavilion.

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Venue:Sipa 125

V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologues.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

This presentation will highlight findings from recent imaging studies providing evidence that disruption of the dopamine reward pathway is associated with motivation deficits in ADHD adults, which may contribute to attention deficits.

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Venue:WC-130

Dr. Leslie-Pelecky's developed fundamental understanding of magnetic materials as well as applications of nanomaterials to medical diagnosis and treatment processes such as magnetic resonance imaging and chemotherapy.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Dr. Kathie Olsen will hold a workshop, 9-noon, Feb. 25, to discuss the NSF federal federal funding current environment in science research. Please RSVP. Sponsored by the Faculty Mentor Program and the Division of Research.

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Venue:GL 100A

Dr. Stephen Downes from the University of Utah, will examine some recent attempts to develop non-essentialist notions of human nature.

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Venue:PG5-153

The Confluence lecture series features scientists from around the country discussing their life, work, and how their personal story influences the career they ended up choosing (or not).

March

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Venue:AHC4, Room 101

In recent years his work has focused on nanoparticles as vehicles for targeted delivery. Both passive and active tumor-targeting methods are being evaluated.

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Venue:AHC 2 - 160

Panelist will Discuss external vs. self-imposed career obstacles, work/personal life balance, and mentorship.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Team Science is a popular phrase that refers to "large-scale, team-based research initiatives to address complex and multifaceted problems that require cross-disciplinary collaboration."

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Venue:MMC, RDB, Room 1000

There will be a film screening followed by a discussion panel on the film and it's topics.

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Venue:Wolfe University Center Ballrooms (BBC) & Graham Center Ballrooms (MMC)

The aim of the WWL Conference is to provide exceptional speakers and current topics related to women’s and gender issues in leadership.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Panelists will discuss with graduate students the steps to writing, submitting, and revising manuscripts for peer-review journals.

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Venue:WC, Room 130

Her research primarily involves using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and high field MRI to investigate the interplay of emotions and cognition, and how stress hormones may contribute to these mechanisms.

April

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Venue:GC 150

Centering on the relationship between advisor and advisee in a lab setting, the performance of No Offense and accompanying facilitated dialogue will encourage session attendees to confronts various questions.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Panelists will discuss with graduate students the process of applying for and interviewing for internships and jobs.

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Venue:GL 100A

Louise Antony will be giving a lecture on human nature.

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory, Room 130

You are cordially invited to attend a Water & Sustainability Seminar Series talk by Ms. Vivienne Abbott, Director of the GLOWS Tanzania Program.

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Venue:AHC-4, 402

Join us for an informal gathering on Thursday, April 10, 2014. An experienced panel of five professors from CAS, CEC and Stempel will discuss the topic and answer your questions.

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Venue:GC West Ballroom, MMC, FIU

Conference in Statistical Methods & Mentoring Applications of Statistics . Distinguished Speakers . Statistics Programs . Research Areas . Career Mentoring Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mohsen Pourahmadi, Professor, Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University Refreshments will be served PS: RSVP is not required but is strongly recommended. Please RSVP by April 8, 2014 to zahedih@fiu.edu

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Venue:AHC 3-Room 214

Paloma Pedraza Rodriguez will show how to identify potential reinforcers to use for pairing. She will also talk about how to effectively use pairing procedures to increase social motivation.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Dr. Victoria Talwar will discuss research examining children’s developing lie-telling abilities and the factors that can influence their truthfulness.

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Ballrooms

The 2nd annual symposium will showcase the scientific work of South Florida's undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), students through student poster and oral presentations.

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Venue:Engineering Center, Room EC 2300

In this seminar I will present a translational research approach which is founded on the symbiosis of three pillars: neuroscience, analytics and flexible electronics.

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Venue:Engineering Center, Room EC 1105

We have developed a neuroprosthesis that allows monkey subjects to pick up and move objects despite a peripheral nerve block causing complete paralysis of the flexor muscles below the elbow.

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Venue:AHC1-110

The annual Summer Planning Workshop & Networking Lunch will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12-2pm. Mentees invite your mentor to attend but feel free to come alone and we will pair you with a mentor.

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Venue:Engineering Center, Room EC 1112

This presentation will describe a new class of EEG characterization algorithms which are based on a novel integration of several parametric and non-parametric time-frequency analysis methods.

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Venue:SIPA Auditorium

This event, April 30-May 1, brings together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and to showcase cutting-edge research. The format will include workshops, oral presentations and poster sessions lead by current practitioners, academics and graduate students.

May

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Venue:MMC, AHC3, Room 110

You are cordially invited to the launch event for the Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI), a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists.

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Venue:AHC1, Room 110

Subtle and overt forms of prejudice go largely unchallenged in US society, despite witnesses’ desires to speak up and social norms that support equity and discourage discrimination.

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Venue:CBC Special Events Center

Please join us for the 4th Annual FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute, featuring Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Wright State University, giving the Keynote Address.

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Venue:Faculty Club

Please join us at the Faculty Club, Monday, May 12, 4-6pm, for the SISH Awards Ceremony. Scholarships will be given for the Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund (Phy), the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award (Chm), the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Award (Phy) and the Elaine Gordon Award (WS). RSVP required.

July

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Venue:AHC4, Room 101

Daniele Fabris' research interests include the development of MS-based technologies for the investigation of the structure-function relationships of nucleic acids in retroviral systems.

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Please join us for our annual Key West star party. We will be celebrating the 45 anniversary of the first Moon landing, Apollo 11.

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Venue:Granada Golf Course

Dr. Bohn will introduce you to the Florida Bonneted Bat — a critically endangered species that lives right here in Coral Gables.

August

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory, Room 130

The Biomolecular Sciences Institute is sponsoring a seminar by Dr. Dmitriy Minond, Assistant Member of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and Affiliate Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University, August 4, 2014, WC, Rm. 130. Contact Lidia Kos for further information.

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Venue:MMC, EC 2300 Conference Room

Christopher Dutton will present an overview of the Arduino platform and provide real world, relevant examples of how these devices can be used to study a range of environmental research topics.

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Venue:Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches presents Cinema Green, "A Thirsty World...Exploring One of the Major Challenges To Human Survival: Water," Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. (Cocktail Reception) and 7:00 p.m. (Film Screening). Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

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Venue:AHC-2, Room 655

In this seminar, Behrooz Zekavat will present results employing collision-induced dissociation (CID) after IM separation to differentiate isomers.

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Venue:WC 130

For the last 24 years, he has been working with the South Florida Water Management District on various water resources and environmental restoration projects with his expertise in South Florida hydrology.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Erika Coles, Clinical Director, and Jami Furr, Assoc. Clinical Director, Center for Children and Families, FIU

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Telescopes, astronomers and refreshments. We will look at planets, stars, and nebula through the Physics department’s telescopes. One of the most enjoyable evenings of the semester!

September

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

James Todd, Postdoc. Research Assoc., Dept. of Psychology, FIU

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Venue:LC 309

Dr. Hilary Jones will be speaking as part of The Center for Women's and Gender Studies' Faculty Research Series.

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Venue:AHC3 205

Alvin Holder, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Old Dominion University

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Jon Comer, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Psychology, FIU

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Venue:OE134

Dr. Xiangyang Zhou Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Miami

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Venue:Webinar

You will hear directly from the experts about how our partners can be a part of the life sciences industry growth and take advantage of the business opportunities that are out there.

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Venue:GL 100A

Tom Leness Thursday, Sept. 18, GL 100A, 3.30 pm Title: SO(3) monopoles and superconformal simple type. Click above for the abstract.

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. Christopher Osburn from North Carolina State University,will give a talk entitled “Using Fluorescence to Measure Fluxes of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Matter in a Salt Marsh”.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Margaret Sibley, Assist. Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, FIU

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Venue:GC Room 243

The presentation will be given by Dr. Michael Hollander. He is the director of training at McLean Hospital and author of award winning book, Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury.

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Venue:BBC, Academic Building II, Room 161

Jacobson will show busy professional women how to improve their technological skills in a fast-paced digital age.

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Venue:OE 134

Dr. Alayar Kangarlu Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute

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Venue:CP 145

A lecture will be given by Dr. James R. Webb, FIU astronomer. Refreshments and observing afterward at the Stocker astroscience center, weather permitting!

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Venue:GC 140 and GC 243

GeekiWood is the only event of its kind where producers, educators, technicians & scientists come together to blend the magic of film and television with real science. Using new and divergent teaching options, they inspire attendees to explore how technology facilitates the creative process.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

At this Conference, international experts will present methodologies to measure the sustainability of water resources management schemes.

October

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Venue:TBA

A key focus of the January White House College Opportunity event was the importance of helping more low-income and disadvantaged youth succeed in critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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Venue:MMC , AHC 1 Room 110

Dr. Angela Hagsand, University of Gothernburg, Sweden, will speak on common alcohol-related crimes as they relate to the commonality of intoxicated witnesses. Only a handful of published studies have described how alcohol affects eyewitnesses’ memory.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Dr. Pierre Herckes from Arizona State University will give a talk entitled “Cloud Chemistry - A Chemist’s View on Clouds.”

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Venue:OE116 - IFRI Conference Room

Dr. Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho, of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil, will present a seminar on "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and chemometric tools: improving data interpretation in analytical chemistry applications" as part of the IFRI Forensic Science Seminar Series.

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Venue:WC, Room 130

Psychology professor Randi Martin, Rice University, will report evidence from a recent neuroimaging study and from a lesion-symptom mapping study.

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Venue:3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Join the conversation at the first installment of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science's new casual science event series.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Graduate Professional Development Series

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Venue:ECS 241

Professor Silvio Micali from the Computer Science and A.I. Lab at MIT will come to give a seminar.

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Venue:AHC-1 Room 110

Come learn more about FIU's masters program in Professional Counseling Psychology. Program format, schedule, cost, application procedures, and admission requirements will be discussed.

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Venue:3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

Planetarium AstroJam! is a special evening of live music, animation,improvisational dome projections and wonder.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

What can you do with a bachelor's degree in psychology?

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

The Language/Thought Interface in Development

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. John Soderquist from the University of Puerto Rico, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Asymmetric Organoborane Conversions via the Amazing 9-Borabicyclo[3.3.2]Decanes."

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Incorporating Context into the Measurement of Children’s Social Competence

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Venue:TBA

The Behavior Analysis Program at FIU would like to invite you to our Fall CE Workshop! This workshop will feature Fiorella Scaglia, M.S., BCBA.

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Venue:OE 134

Dr. Prem Chapagain Physics Department, FIU

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Venue:CP 145

A lecture will be given by Dr. James R. Webb, FIU astronomer. Refreshments and observing afterward at the Stocker astroscience center, weather permitting!

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Venue:AHC1, 110

Andrej Luptak, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, Irvine will speak about discovering new aptamers in the human genome.

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Venue:AHC3 205

Emile A. Schweikert, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Director, Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis, Texas A&M University

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Bilingual Environments and Bilingual Development: Studies of Children in South Florida

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Venue:OE 134

Dr.Chaoming Song Department of Physics, Miami University

November

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

Hybrid course design, podcasting, active learning, and student engagement are just a few of the flipped classroom concepts that will be discussed at this year’s online teaching symposium.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Lindsay Rosenthal, FIU alumnus returns to give the keynote address. She will speak about disrupting the abuse-to-prison pipeline for women and girls.

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Venue:AHC5-300

Henrik E. Poulsen, Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital, Denmark will be speaking.

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Venue:SISH

Dr. Richard Smith of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will visit FIU on November 21 to present a seminar entitled, "Developing Advanced Analytical Capabilities Based Upon Ion Mobility Separations and More Complex Ion Manipulations in Conjunction with Mass Spectrometry."

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Venue:CBC 140

The Behavior Analysis Program at FIU would like to invite you to our Fall CE Workshop!\ Fiorella Scaglia, M.S., BCBA will discuss "More than Autism Treatment: Application of ABA in Head Start Classrooms".

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Venue:AHC4, Room 101

Sergei Mirkin's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of inherent genome instability.

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Venue:TBA

Watch this remarkable film and join a community discussion about more effective women's health advocacy in South Florida.

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Venue:AHC2 170

Peter Cooper will be speaking. He is from the National Institutes of Health & the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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Venue:OE 134

Dr. Julia Poncela-Casasnovas, Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques (Computer Science & Mathematics) Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Webb, inspired by an episode of Relic Hunter, will talk about ancient astronomy and some of the tools ancient astronomers used thousands of years ago.

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Venue:SIPA 100

Professor Keri Kornelson of the University of Oklahoma will speak about the Spectral Tetris and Construction of Frames.

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Venue:FIU Ocean Bank Auditorium

Co-sponsored event with Footprints Foundation.

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. Richard Smith of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Developing Advanced Analytical Capabilities Based Upon Ion Mobility Separations and More Complex Ion Manipulations in Conjunction with Mass Spectrometry."

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Venue:OE 134

Dr. Chunlei (Peggy) Wang Mechanical and Materials Engineering FIU

December

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

In this talk, Dana McMakin will describe opportunities for intervention that are afforded by this inflection point.

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Venue:LC 309, Modesto Maidique Campus

The CWGS Faculty Research Series will be featuring Susanne Zwingel this month. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

This study will demonstrate that heterogeneity in individual trajectories can be categorized into five types of paths, and that maternal depression bidirectionally influences irritability development.

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. Joann Sweasy of Yale University School of Medicine, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "DNA Repair and Autoimmunity."

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Venue:OE 134

Dr. Kevin Bedell Physics Department,Boston University

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Party like only Golden Panthers interested in astronomy can! Dr. Webb will prepare a NASA update presented at 8:30 in the lab room (Stocker 101) and our new 24" telescope should be installed and working.

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

Rosemary San Nichols will talk about how the way we interact with each other can affect us individually and our children.

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Johnna Swartz, will discuss her research on typically-developing adolescents, and how the structural and functional changes in the brain that occur during typical adolescent development may promote the development of emotion regulation.

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

This presentation focuses on two studies that offer an ecological analysis of risk and protective factors on problem behavior in adolescence.