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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; light refreshments are provided.
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Fall 2014 MNS Seminar Series

Date Speaker
September 2, 2014 "An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed" Josie Iselin, photographer and author. (Mary Tefft White Center, University Library, 11:00 am)
September 3, 2014 "Meet Your Advisor" (Orientation session for new MNS students from 2:00-3:00 in CAS 157, followed by the "Meet Your Advisor" reception in front of the MNS Building at 3:00)
September 10, 2014 "Research Opportunities at RWU: How Can I Get Involved?" David Taylor, Avelina Espinosa, Andy Rhyne, RWU
September 10, 2014 "Forensics and the Law" Albert Harper, President, Forensic Science Consortium. (School of Justice Studies seminar, School of Law room 283, 5:00 pm)
September 17, 2014 "It's Not What You Think: Exploring High School Teaching" Kelly Donnell, RWU School of Education
September 24, 2014 "Laboratory Safety Training" (Mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students who intend to work in RWU labs. Those already trained last year can renew online)
October 1, 2014 "A Wild Look at Captive Reefs: An Ecologically Sound Aquarium Hobby?" Andrew Rhyne, RWU
October 8, 2014 STEM Career Fair
October 15, 2014 RWU Student Summer Research Presentations
October 23, 2014 Gagliardi Distinguished Seminar Series: "The New (Old?) Bioorganometallic Chemistry Found in Nature's Hydrogen Processors" Marcetta Darensbourg, Texas A&M University. (Note: Thursday seminar, 4:00 pm CAS 157)
October 29, 2014 "Hormonal Control of Salt and Water Balance in Fishes: Mechanisms of Adaptive Physiology" Jason Breves, Skidmore College
November 5, 2014 "White Nose Syndrome in Bats" Christina Kocer, WNS Northeast Regional Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
November 12, 2014 TBA
November 19, 2014 TBA
November 26, 2014 No Seminar. University Holiday
December 3, 2014 "Artists and Rebels: The Kuna of Panama" James Howe, MIT