September 5, 2008
08-150

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Hosts Fall 2008 Science Seminar Series

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University College of Arts and Sciences will host the Fall 2008 Science Seminar Series at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in Powell Hall.

Offered annually, the series will feature researchers from VSU and several other institutions, all offering expertise on subjects from their fields of study. The public is invited to enjoy discussion these scientific explorations and ask questions related to the subject matter.

Dr. Linda de la Garza, assistant professor of Chemistry, said the committee is still looking for presenters this spring. Call her at (229) 333-5340 or e-mail ldelagarza@valdosta.edu to suggest a speaker or receive additional information.

Fall seminar schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 11
"Tigers in the Laboratory: Chemistry at Auburn"
Dr. Christian R. Goldsmith, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University
Hosting department: Chemistry

Thursday, Sept. 18
"A Vector Model of Trust for Reasoning about Trustworthiness of Entities Involved in Security Contexts"
Dr. Sudip Chakraborty, Department of Math & Computer Science, Valdosta State University
Hosting department: Math & CS

Thursday, Sept. 25
"The COPII coat: A self-assembling multi-subunit nanoparticle"
Dr. Scott Stagg, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University
Hosting department: Biology

Thursday, Oct. 2
"Efficient OLAP and Data Cube Algorithms"
Dr. Lixin Fu, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Hosting department: Math & Computer Science

Thursday, Oct. 9
"What is really going on in that herbarium? An overview of my research program"
Dr. Richard Carter
Department of Biology, Valdosta State University
Hosting department: Biology

Thursday, Oct. 16
Dr. Alfred M. Handler, Research Geneticist
Center for Medical, Agricultural, & Veterinary Entomology, Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research Unit, Gainesville, Fla.
Hosting department: Biology

Thursday, Oct. 23
"Fluorescent Heteroditopic Ligands for Zinc Ion"
Dr. Lei Zhu, Assistant Professor
Chemistry Department, Florida State University
Hosting department: Chemistry

Thursday, Nov. 6
"Lipid-Assembled Fullerenes: Photoconversion and Biosensing"
Dr. Wei Zhan
Chemistry Department, Auburn University
Hosting department: Chemistry

Thursday, Nov. 13
"Rare and Endangered Herpetofauna of Georgia"
John B. Jensen, Senior Wildlife Biologist
Nongame Conservation Section, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Hosting department: Biology

Thursday, Nov. 20
"The life history of the crayfish, Procambarus spiculifer, in the Alapahoochee River Basin"
Phil Hightower
Valdosta State University
Hosting department: Biology