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The Division hosts a weekly Science and Mathematics Seminar Series. All seminars are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held from 4-5 pm in room 200 in the Marine and Natural Sciences building on the RWU campus.
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Fall 2016 MNS Seminar Series

Date Speaker
September 7, 2016 President’s State of the University Address / Art Spiegelman (President’s Distinguished Speakers Series)
September 14, 2016 Meet Your Advisor/Orientation Meeting for Majors
September 21, 2016 Research Opportunities in the Math and Sciences. How do I get involved?
September 28, 2016 Drs. Brian Wysor and Dave Taylor
Roger Williams University
Algal Diversity at the Crossroads of America: Where are all the hitchhikers, freeloaders and stowaways?
October 5, 2016 What I did on my summer vacation
Student research presentations
October 12, 2016 Dr. Sean Hayes
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Title: TBA
October 19, 2016
CAS 157, 4:00pm
Horst Dornbusch
Noted Author, Co-Founder of Brewery Consultant LLC, International Beer Judge and Consultant to the International Brewing Industry
How the science of beer rocked the cradle of civilization
October 25, 2016
note TUESDAY seminar
CAS 157, 5:00pm
Gagliardi Distinguished Seminar Series
Dr. Lynn Rothschild
Evolutionary Biologist/Astrobiologist
NASA Ames Research Center
Title: TBA
November 2, 2016 Dr. Lindsay Green
University of Rhode Island
Blooming green algae in Narragansett Bay
November 9, 2016 Dr. Seann P Mulcahy
Providence College
Synthesis and biochemical studies of natural and unnatural beta-carbolines
November 16, 2016 Dr. Kevin Geyer
University of New Hampshire
Can plant and animal ecology advance our understanding of soil microbes as drivers of biogeochemical cycling? Revisiting the term “microflora”
November 23, 2016 No Seminar. University Holiday
November 30, 2016 TBD
December 7, 2016 Dr. James Howe
Professor of Anthropology (Emeritus)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Guna Yala (Caribbean Panama) culture