Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00
UIC

UIC Greenhouse Tour

  • UIC Greenhouse and Plant Research Lab (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Office of Sustainability and the Plant Research Laboratory on this guided walking tour and see what great things UIC can grow!

Did you know UIC is was the first to be recognized as a Bee Campus USA in Illinois?! Biological Sciences professor, Dr. Alan Molumby, will present to us the importance of bees and other pollinators. Weather permitting, we might even see some flying around!

The Bee Campus USA designation recognizes educational campuses that commit to a set of practices that support pollinators, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, among thousands of other species.

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Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30
UIC

Spring Symposium in Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience will presenting its Spring Symposium in Neuroscience: "Gut Instinct: The influence of the gut on brain and behavior." Refreshments will be served before, during and after. The symposium will feature two fantastic speakers  (Jane Foster, McMaster University and John Cryan, University College Cork) as well as LIN graduate students presenting data blitzes about their research.

The schedule for the symposium is:

10:30 Data blitz by LIN graduate students
10:45 "Mood and microbes: an overview of how microbes influence brain and behavior" by Dr. Jane Foster
11:50 Data blitz by LIN graduate students
12:15 "A Gut Feeling About the Brain: The microbiota as a key regulator of neurodevelopment and behavior" by Dr. John Cryan
1:20 Data blitz by LIN graduate students

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Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Hadley Talks Part 3

  • Science and Engineering Labs, Rm 4289 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year, the Ecology & Evolution group awards mini research grants to E&E graduate students. These presentations showcase the research that they conducted using the funds. This is the third of the three part series.

Joao Capurucho - Comparative phylogenomics of six Amazonian white sand specialist birds


Jason Davlantes - Does the diet and behavior of P. montezuma facilitate connectivity for rainforest trees in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico?


Margaret Malone - Fear and Foraging: The indirect costs of predation provide insight into landscape scale habitat use on coral reefs

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Apr
14
8:00 AM08:00

TEDxUofIChicago

At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. Join your community for ideas worth sharing.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00
UIC

Blackboard as an Extension of the Classroom

Infusing technology into teaching does not have to be difficult. In this workshop, participants will learn different ways to supplement their classroom teaching with Blackboard tools. We will first present a brief high-level overview of the benefits of using Blackboard to deliver content and assessments. Then participants will be engaged in hands-on activities practicing these tools within Blackboard. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: create a learning module, deploy tests and assignments, and attach rubrics.

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Making Things Meaningful in the Ice Age

The arts provide a key avenue of insight into ancient human behavior and symbolic evolution. In this lecture we will review some of the evidence and analysis of how our ancestors of the later Ice Age used the material and visual world to create meanings, to develop and solidify social relationships, and to become “effective world settlers.” The scope of what we call “Paleolithic art” will be a focus because it is such a well-preserved collection of material and so many new and exciting ways of studying it have developed over the past years.

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Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00
UIC

Dave Featherstone Symposium

You are invited to the symposium "David Featherstone: A Celebration of His Life and Scientific Achievements."

Please join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dave Featherstone. This two hour celebration will feature speakers sharing their favorite Dave experiences, memories and anecdotes. 

4:00pm           Welcome from LAS Dean Astrida Orle Tantillo
4:05-4:45pm   Dave blitzes (3-4 minute remembrances) by current and former lab members
4:45-5:15pm   Talk by Dr. Faith Liebl, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and former graduate student in Dave’s lab
5:15-6:00pm   More Dave blitzes by students and faculty

Refreshments will be available before, during and after the event.

Please RSVP at davefeatherstonememorial.weebly.com/rsvp.

For further information, please contact suzanne7@uic.edu.

 

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

2017 Student Research Forum

Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) will present their work one-on-one to Forum attendees and judges during a high-energy 3-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony.

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Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

UIC Impact Day

UIC Impact Day provides students with the opportunity to showcase their scholarly pursuits in and beyond the classroom. Students present their experiences, service, study abroad, internships, student employment, career development, leadership, and/or involvement.

Awards are given for the top presentation in each of three categories: the impact of the experience on the presenter, the impact of the experience on the world, and the impact of the experience on the presenter’s career development.

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Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Physics of Baseball

Dr Alan Nathan spent a career doing experimental nuclear physics, where he studied the high-speed collisions of subatomic particles. These days he spends his time working on the physics of baseball, studying the not-so-high-speed collisions of baseballs with bats, among other things. And believe it or not, many of the same principles that apply to the former also apply to the latter. He will provide a flavor for that in this talk by telling us about some of the interesting physics apparent to him each and every time he watches a game.

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Mar
30
to Apr 2

2nd Annual DOC10 Film Festival

See the best in documentary film at DOC10, Chicago’s premiere documentary film festival, March 30th-April 2nd at the beautifully renovated Davis Theater in Lincoln Square.  The only festival of its kind in Chicago, celebrating the full spectrum of current nonfiction filmmaking.  See the Chicago premieres of award winning documentaries such as STEP, WHOSE STREETS? and CASTING JONBENET, and stay for stimulating discussions and post-screening events.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Science on Screen®: Anaconda

In this camp classic from the 90s, a "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest—and deadliest—snake.

Join Dr. Lesley De Souza, Conservation Scientist in the Keller Science Action Center at the The Field Museum, after the film to discuss the accuracy of Anaconda, how science is helping conserve the Amazon region, and her time in South America. Showing on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm (89 minutes)

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Artists Behind the Field Museum

Join Field videographer Greg Mercer, Field Artist in Residence Peggy Macnamara, and renowned tattoo and visual artist Stephanie Brown for a panel discussion of how to mesh science and art. The conversation will range from tactics while painting specimens, to designing tattoos based on skulls and shells, to joining scientists out in the field. The panel will show how The Field’s work influences the arts, and vice versa.

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Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Get Fishy with Collections Manager Caleb McMahan

It’ll get fishy in the Backroom when Caleb McMahan, collections manager for Ichthyology, drops in for a conversation. Caleb will present dyed and stained fish specimens inside our blackout room, plus how fish skeletons are prepared, and how preserving a species in different ways leads to new scientific discoveries.

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Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Doanne at Dusk

Home to the largest aperture telescope available to the public in the Chicagoland area, the Adler’s Doane Observatory provides visitors a unique opportunity to see a variety of celestial objects like the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and more!  At Doane at Dusk, our guests will enjoy nighttime telescope viewings and related discussions with Adler Astronomers after museum hours.

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

Hidden Figures Revealed

A Celebration of African American women in STEM—Past, Present, and Future

With the 2016 release of Margot Lee Shetterly’s best-selling book, Hidden Figures, and the Oscar-nominated film adaption that followed, many people learned for the first time the story of many African- American women—including NASA mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson—who helped the United States win the space race. But why did the story of these women remain hidden for so long? What can we do to make sure the next great computer programmers, engineers, and mathematicians have the role models, mentors, and resources they need?

The Adler Planetarium and the DuSable Museum of African American History will take on these questions together at Hidden Figures Revealed—a two-day event dedicated to the celebration of African- American women in STEM.

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Sean Flannery presents Drunk Science in Chicago

A comedy show about the science of what happens to your brain when you drink, interspersed with funny anecdotes, pictures and more. Ever wonder what causes a blackout, why you crave greasy food after drinking, why your ex is suddenly more attractive? We discuss why your body is doing all these crazy things- with science! And comedy.

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Mar
22
3:15 PM15:15

Recent Advances in CO2 Storage Science and Technology

  • Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While the fundamental scientific underpinnings of CO2 storage build on a century-long exploration of the physics of multiphase flow in porous media, there are aspects that remain unexplored and warrant further investigation. In this talk, Professor Benson will review recent experimental and theoretical research on multiphase flow of CO2 and brine in heterogeneous rocks, pore and continuum scale studies of the stability of residually trapped CO2, and monitoring of CO2 migration using pressure transient data. The implications of the findings from advances in CO2 storage science will be discussed for realworld projects.

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

CHIentist Spring Happy Hour

Join us for an evening of informal networking and kick-off the Spring Season right! This is a free networking event that will connect life science professionals, postdocs and graduate students in the Chicagoland area. Come practice your networking skills and make many meaningful connections while enjoying a beer.

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

Games and Simulations as Tools for Teaching and Learning

The workshop presenters will share best practices for active learning through simulations and gamification of college level academic activities. Participants will analyze peer-reviewed research on gamification, simulations, and gameful design to identify lecture activities that bring excitement and heightened attention into modern learning environments. Participants will contrast theory and hands-on activities in order to construct their own adoption of best practices demonstrated. Concepts of serious gaming, game-based learning, and edutainment will be explored in order to establish a foundation of research driven, actionable improvements of instruction. Design thinking process will be demonstrated as a catalyst for improvement of teaching with technology.

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Science: Sharknado

Join shark expert and Field Museum scientist Kevin Feldheim for a screening of Sharknado at The Music Box Theatre! When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. Kevin will talk about how scientists study real sharks in the wild, his own work unlocking the mysteries of shark sex, and answer any questions you have about these fanged fishes. In honor of this shark-storm, The Music Box will be pouring Hurricanes, featuring liquor from CH Distillery.

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Mar
14
6:28 PM18:28

Pi Day Pi K Fun Run

Start the spring season off right with a Pi K Fun Run! March 14, or 3.14, is celebrated internationally in honor of the math constant pi. Illinois Science Council, a Chicago nonprofit promoting science and math, teams up with Fleet Feet Sports to honor the importance of pi and running in our lives with a Pi Day 3.14 mile fun run. (Note to our fleet footed rule followers -- we know Pi K technically means 3.14 kilometers, not 3.14 miles, but "Pi K" just rhymes better than "3 point 1 4 mile run." It's an artistic choice.)

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00
UIC

Rock Climbing with BGSA

Test your strength with BGSA at the rock wall! We'll meet at the SRF on east campus around 1, and after conquering the walls we can relax at the hottub and/or lazy river. Climbing and swimming is free to all students, and you can rent climbing shoes for $3.

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Mar
9
5:30 PM17:30

REEL Science: Contact

Have you ever wondered what warp drive might be like? Or why spacecraft in movies are always right-side up? The Adler Planetarium’s REEL Science Film Series is back by popular demand to answer these very questions and those that you didn’t even think to ask!

The REEL Science Film Series combines cinematic favorites with science conversations about the film—providing a unique opportunity to discuss the facts vs. the creative liberties taken in Hollywood. Designed to appeal to moviegoers, science enthusiasts and families alike, this five-series event begins again this fall and will continue into the new year.

Tickets include: pre-show trivia, a post show discussion, and a Q&A session with a panel of Adler astronomers.

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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00
UIC

Webcast: Assessing Your Scholarly Impact Using the H-Index and Altmetrics

This workshop will cover ways to measure your research impact including through citation analysis and the H-index. The workshop will allow you to explore a range of tools (Web of Science, Scopus & Google Scholar) to obtain citation counts and calculate the h-index. How to create your own Google Citations profile and new “altmetrics” that examine web 2.0’s role in assessing impact will also be covered.

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