Thursday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm in ARTS 150
Dr. Smith is Professor an Vice-Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth &Space Sciences at UCLA. His research interests include topics of northernhydrology, climate change, carbon cycles and satellite remote sensing. He haspublished over sixty peer-reviewed articles including articles in the journals Science and Nature, and has won more than $6Min research funding from NSF and NASA. In 2011 he won the Walter P. KistlerBook Award for The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's NorthernFuture (Plume: New York, 2011), a general-audience book synthesizingcross-cutting themes of population demographics, economic globalization,natural resource demand, and climate change with particular emphasis on northcountries.
Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm in the Student Union
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm in RH 101
John Delaney is Professor of Oceanography and holds the Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in Sensor Networks at the University of Washington. Since 1997, he has directed development of the regional cabled ocean observatory in the northeast Pacific Ocean that evolved into the Regional Scale Nodes program within the National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatories Initiative. Delaney, who joined the University of Washington faculty in 1977, has published nearly 100 papers scientific papers and articles, and has served as chief scientist on more than 45 oceanographic research cruises, many of which have included the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin and the Remotely Operated Vehicle Jason. In September 2005, he co-led the VISIONS'05 research expedition, which successfully broadcast the first-ever live, high-definition video from the seafloor across the world.
Thursday, April 15 at 7:30pm in the Williamson Auditorium
Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., is the author of more than 60 scientific publications and the books: The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (Free Press, 2009), and Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before (Free Press, 2006). Accounts of her research have appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, NBC Nightly News, Fox and Friends, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day, in addition to numerous talk radio and local TV appearances. She received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1993 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1998. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University.
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm in ARTS 150
Growing up in South Carolina, Tyrone Hayes was inspired by the wildlife around him, reading National Geographic, and watching the television show "Wild Kingdom." He developed an interest in biology and amphibians early in his childhood. Hayes attended Harvard University where he wrote his honors thesis on the influence of temperature on larval growth, development, metamorphosis and sex differentiation in woodfrogs. He then went on to obtain his Ph.D. from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California Berkeley. For his doctoral dissertation, he examined the role of hormones in mediating developmental responses to environmental changes in amphibians.
The keynote address was co-sponsored with the UAA School of Engineering and Alaska Community Actions on Toxics.
Thursday, April 10 at 7:30pm in ARTS 150
A former civil rights and civil liberties organizer in the 1970s, Michael Honey teaches at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and currently holds the university system's Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies. His Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999) received an award from the Southern Historical Association (SHA), among others, and his Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993) won SHA and Organization of American Historian awards. In 1985 Honey won the OAH's Charles Thomson Prize for his article on white Unionist resistance to the Confederacy. His talks are well known for taking a critical perspective on the past and present, using narrative, images, and song.
Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00pm in ARTS 150
Keynote address by Arthur I. Miller
"Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time, and the Beauty That Causes Havoc"
Arthur I. Miller is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. He is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking and, in particular, in creativity in art (on the one hand) and science (on the other). What are the similarities, what are the differences?
His books include Insights of Genius: Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art and Einstein, Picasso: Space, Time and the Beauty that Causes Havoc, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes (UK: Abacus, 1996), was short listed for the Aventis Prize.
Professor Miller is the science presenter on WGBH's NOVA production, "Einstein," and has appeared on The Late Show, in addition to numerous radio programs and TV programs.
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm in ARTS 150
Thursday, April 14 at 7:00pm in Arts 150
Keynote address by Robert Moog, Ph.D.
"Where Do Ideas Come From? Innovation through Research"
Robert Arthur Moog, Ph.D., a pioneer and visionary in the world of electronic music, died August 21, 2005. Dr. Moog was a gentle and humble man with a wonderful sense of humor and a brilliance that inspired millions around the world and helped transform popular culture. Considered the "father of the synthesizer," his innumerable awards included the international Polar Music Prize, which was presented to him in 2001 by Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, and an Emmy Award recognizing his lifetime contributions to innovation in electronic music. Dr. Moog's participation in launching the University of Alaska Anchorage's Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium on April 14 -15, 2005 marked his last public appearances.