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Seminar – Lucia Prieto-Godino: Evolution of neural circuits in Drosophilids

  • Monday, October 3, 12 pm.
  • 601 Fairchild.
  • “[Lucia Prieto-Godino] will present a project where [mulitidsiplinary research on the olfactory system of different fly species] has uncovered the role of a local inhibitory interneuron population in the evolution of odour-guided behaviours. This work highlights the evolvability of central neural circuits and suggest that local inhibitory neurons might be hubs for change in the evolution of behavioural diversity.” More information here.

African Perspectives on Climate and Climate Adaptation in Eygpt

  • Monday, October 3, 12 to 1 pm.
  • Online. Registration required.
  • “This panel will consider the inter-linked challenges of energy governance, water management, and public services delivery in Africa’s most urbanized state against a background of sea-level rises, erratic climate financing, and growing water scarcity.” More information here.

Astronomy Colloquium by Ann Zabludoff

  • Wednesday, October 5, 4:05 to 5:05 pm.
  • Pupin 1402.
  • Ann Zabludoff is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. Her research spans “astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology, including analyses of large observational datasets and theoretical simulations.” She also works on the development and adaptation of astronomical tools for new research. More information here.

Psychology Colloquium: BJ Casey

  • Wednesday, October 5, 4:10 to 5:30 pm.
  • 614 Schermerhorn.
  • BJ Casey from Barnard College will be giving a talk titled: “Fundamentals of the adolescent brain.” “Casey is a Professor of Psychology, member of the Justice Collaboratory at the Yale Law School and the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program at Yale University, in addition to Visiting Investigator at The Rockefeller University. Casey is a world leader in human neuroimaging and its use in typical and atypical development.” More information here.

Chemistry Colloquium, Presented by Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova

  • Thursday, October 6, 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Havemeyer 209.
  • “[Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova] will show that dynamic catalytic interfaces exhibit great structural fluxionality in conditions of catalysis”…“Concepts will be presented using real catalysis examples, studied collaboratively with experiment, at times in a predictive mode. Showcase systems will include dehydrogenation on supported Pt catalysts, oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes on supported Cu and CuPd oxide clusters, and ORR on supported Pt catalysts. [Dr. Alexandrova] will also present a new challenge for theory: operando reconstruction of Cu electrodes in reduction conditions, illustrating the hard-to-grasp kinetic control.” More information here.

Workshop: Data Analysis for Social Media: A Primer on the Twitter API

  • Friday, October 7, 12 to 2 pm.
  • 516 Milstein and Online. Registration required to attend virtually.
  • “In this introductory workshop, Jack LaViolette (PhD Student in Sociology at Columbia University) will demonstrate how to pull, process, and visualization social media data using the Twitter API. No prior coding experience needed.” More information here.

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