Thompson Hall Science & Mathematics Seminars

The seminars are normally held on Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Thompson 175 unless otherwise posted. They are open to the general public.

Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to gather for refreshments and conversation at 3:45 p.m. before each seminar.

The Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminars have been held on a regular basis since 1978-79. Once again the seminar series will feature presentations by Puget Sound faculty and students and invited guest speakers on a wide range of topics. Please join us in welcoming the following speakers:

Spring 2015 schedule

Presentation Schedule, Fall 2014

Sept. 4, 2014

 

Sept. 11, 2014

Fall Student Research Symposium
All summer science research students will present posters of their research
4 pm to 6 pm, Harned Colonnade

Sept. 18, 2014

Gene amplification provides a molecular foothold for viral adaptation to new hosts

Greg Brennan

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

4 pm, Thompson 175

Sept. 25, 2014

The biogeography and genetic connectivity of Antarctic ribbon worms

Megan Schwartz
University of Washington Tacoma
4 pm, Thompson 175

Oct. 2, 2014

The use of social information by non-social insects

Jeremy Davis

University of Washington Tacoma

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

Oct. 9, 2014

The Two Earths of Eratosthenes

James Evans

University of Puget Sound Physics Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Abstract

Oct. 16, 2014

Where Apes and Songbirds are Left Behind: A Comparative Assessment of the Requisites for Speech

Erin Colbert-White

University of Puget Sound Psychology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Abstract

Oct. 23, 2014

 

Species-level deconvolution of metagenome assemblies with Hi-C-based contact probability maps

Ivan Liachko

University of Washington Department of Genome Science

4 pm, Thompson 175

Oct. 30, 2014

Sparking imaginations--An exhibit on the history of electrical science and electrical power
Amy Spivey

University of Puget Sound Physics Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Nov. 6, 2014

Automated identification of mouse ultrasonic vocalizations

Adam Smith

University of Puget Sound Mathematics & Computer Science Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Nov. 13, 2014

The natural history of Manacus manakins, an unusual group of birds of neotropical rainforests

Timothy Billo

University of Washington Program on the Environment

4 pm,  Thompson 175

Nov. 20, 2014

Genes that escape X inactivation vary between tissues and can exhibit female-specific functions
Joel Berletch
University of Washington Department of Pathology
4 pm, Thompson 175

Nov. 27, 2014

Thanksgiving

Dec. 4, 2014

Impact of chronic exposure to bisphenol A on the developing GnRH3 neural system and behavior in Japanese Medaka
Tomoko Inagaki
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Departments of Biology & Neuroscience, University of Puget Sound
4 pm, Thompson 175

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2015

Jan. 22, 2015

Eric Scharrer

University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Jan. 29, 2015  
Feb. 5, 2015 

Identify theft at the heart of cardiovascular development
Nathan Palpant
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pathology

4 pm, Thompson 175

Abstract

Feb. 12, 2015   
Feb. 19, 2015   
Feb. 26, 2015   
March 5, 2015   
March 12, 2015  
March 19, 2015 

 Spring Break

March 26, 2015   
April 2, 2015   
April 9, 2015   
April 16, 2015   
April 23, 2015   
April 30, 2015 

Monkeyflower business: Genomic and molecular perspectives on the repeated evolution of flower coloration

Arielle Cooley

Whitman College Biology Department

4 pm, Thompson 175

Host: Vanessa Koelling

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