The Modesto Junior College Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division is offering a series of science colloquium sessions this fall. Presentations are offered on a variety of timely topics on Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Science 208 on the east campus, with one exception noted below. All sessions are open to the public and admission is free.
Sept. 7: Richard Anderson, MJC professor emeritus of biology, "Human Genetics Made Easy and the Genetics of Iron Overload"
Sept. 14: Katherine Schroeder, Ph.D., Schroeder medical translations, "Agricultural Laboratory Science Jobs"
Sept. 21: Elizabeth Ann Vencill, Memorial Medical Center Clinical Laboratory, "Medical Laboratory Science"
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Sept. 28: Teri Curtis, MJC professor of biology, "From Snails to Whales"
Oct. 5: Kelly Hughes, R.T., asthma educator for the Asthma Coalition, "The Valley's Asthma Epidemic"
Oct. 13: Garry Hayes, MJC professor of geology, "Karnivorous Kangaroos and the Strange Journey of the Marsupials" (This program is on a Wednesday in Forum 110.)
Oct. 19: Elizabeth McInnes, MJC professor of biology, "The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks (HeLa)"
Oct. 26: Karl Reitz, MJC adjunct instructor of mathematics, "Sustainability: An Environmental and Social Perspective"
Nov. 2: Horacio Ferriz, California State University, Stanislaus, professor of geology, "Ocean Circulation and Its Effects on Global Climate"
Nov. 9: Noah Hughes, MJC professor of earth science, "Peering into the Crystal Ball: How Weather Forecasting Is Done"
Nov. 16: Bill Anelli, MJC professor of philosophy, "Peer Review — Gatekeeper for Academic Quality?"
Nov. 23: Sarah Huff, CSUS graduate student, "A Tangled Web: Marine Ecosystem Services"
Nov. 30: Julia Sankey, CSUS professor of geology, "Dinosaur Discoveries and Extinctions"
For additional information, contact the Science, Math and Engineering Division Office at 575-6173.