|3:15 pm Mar 31st||Women's History Month Keynote Address Thomas Commons|
Join the Office of Intercultural Life for the Women's History Month Keynote Address by Bethany L. Miller, Assistant Director of Institutional Research & Assessment at Cornell College.
|3:30 pm Mar 31st||Presentation by Andy Michelson Norton|
Andy Michelson, candidate for the geology position in the department of geology, will give the presentation "Ostracode ("Mussel Shrimp") Live/Dead Mismatch: A Tool for Conservation and Remediation." A reception will follow in Norton 303.
|11:10 am Apr 2nd||SIG lecture: "Mishaps in the Chemistry Lab: How to screw up a synthesis, get rich, and transform the West Science|
Chemistry Professor Charley Liberko will deliver the Science Interest Group Lecture "Mishaps in the Chemistry Lab: How to screw up a synthesis, get rich, and transform the world." In 1856, 18-year-old William Henry Perkin had an idea on how to synthesize the antimalarial drug quinine. His naïve attempt didn't even come close to producing the life-saving alkaloid. While most people would have cleaned up and moved on, Perkin noticed that when he went to wash the waste down the drain, the solution had a beautiful purple color. That purple color sparked Perkin's imagination leading him to quit school, risk his professional reputation and his family's fortune, create an entirely new industry, revolutionize the course of agriculture, science, and medicine, and ignite a fashion craze. This is a story of how a scientific failure can, in the hands of a liberal arts minded person, become a triumphant success.
|3:30 pm Apr 2nd||Presentation by Kelsey Feser Norton|
Kelsey Feser, candidate for the geology position in the department of geology, will give the presentation "How shell accumulations in seagrass beds reveal recent changes in coastal marine environments." A reception will follow in Norton 303.
|7:30 pm Apr 2nd||Public Lecture by Casey B. Mulligan: "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform" Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
The Wall Street Journal calls him "The economist who exposed Obamacare."
The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy presents a public lecture by University of Chicago economics professor and author Casey B. Mulligan. His lecture, entitled "Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform" will share his analysis of the economic side effects of Obamacare from his book of the same name.
This lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Hall-Perrine room of the Thomas Commons. Professor Mulligan will take questions immediately following his lecture. Those with an interest in the areas of politics, economics, or health care are encouraged to attend. He is also the author of the book "The Redistribution Recession."
More information related to Professor Mulligan's lecture topic can be found on the website.
|3:30 pm Apr 6th||Presentation by John Orcutt Norton|
John Orcutt, candidate for the geology position in the department of geology, will give the presentation "(Marsupial) Lions, (Tasmanian) Tigers, and (Pig) Bears: Predators Past and Present in Australia and the Americas." A reception will follow in Norton 303.
|7:00 pm Apr 27th||Kathie Kane-Willis Speaks Orange Carpet|
Join esteemed drug policy researcher Kathie Kane-Willis for a talk on the Orange Carpet. Kane-Willis will cover topics ranging from harm reduction to the failure of the drug war, and the gray areas in between.
|11:10 am Apr 30th||Science Interest Group lecture: Party Control of Party Primaries: U.S. Senate Nominations 2004-201 West Science|
Prof. Hans Hassell of the Department of Politics will speak. Campaigns are largely considered to be candidate-centered affairs. Using a simple measure of party support I show that candidates who are less connected to the party are less likely to win and also less likely to remain a candidate in the primary. I find that parties are effective not only in helping candidates win but also are effective in shaping the options presented to primary voters. Scholarship on candidate emergence has largely ignored the influence of political parties in primaries and their ability to affect the decisions of candidates to compete for the party’s nomination.