Science Events this week!

Monday, April 16, 2007

  • What: EdGCM: Modeling the Global Climate
  • When: 12:00 pm
  • Where: Campus Center, Room 103/4
  • Who: Ken Mankoff, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Ken Mankoff is a computer scientist who has spent the past 10 years working for various universities on multiple space agency projects (NASA and the European Space Agency). His focus has been on data processing, analysis, and scientific visualization. He is currently employed by Columbia University and works at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in NYC where he develops climate models.
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  • What: Leonhard Euler’s 300th Birthday Celebration
  • When: 12:20 pm
  • Where: Burton Hall, Room 307

Join members of the Mathematics and Statistics department in celebrating Loenhard Euler’s 300th Birthday Celebration! There will be vegan and non-vegan cake, as well as Euler Jeopardy!
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  • What: An Inconvenient Truth- Take Two
  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Where: Campus Center, Carroll Room

Come hear a presentation by one of the thousand people trained by Al Gore and The Climate Project. See new slides, hear new information about the climate change issue and its possible effects, and get a chance to ask questions. Presenter Ken Mankoff works at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University where he builds climate models and studies climate change.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

  • What: Experiences of teaching math in rural Columbia
  • When: 12:00 pm
  • Where: Burton Hall, Room 307
  • Who: Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy will speak about her experiences teaching in Colombia last semester.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

  • What: Symposium in Honor of H. Allen Curran – the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Geology
  • When: 4:00 pm
  • Where: McConnell Hall, Room 103, reception to follow at College Club at 6:00pm

Symposium in Honor of H. Allen Curran on Friday, April 20, 2007, McConnel 103, at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Smith College Club at 6 p.m. Symposium speakers: Jen Christiansen ’95, Dr. Kelly Halimeda Kilbourne ’98, and Lila Eve gerald ’03. Sponsored by the Smith College geology Department, Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty, Lecture Committee, Environmental Science and Policy Program, and the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program.
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