The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics kicks off this semester's Science Inspires Series on Thursday, October 2, with a talk by geoscience professor John Taylor titled “Chasing Trilobites (and other long-dead creatures) in Alaska: A ‘deep time’ study of the 49th state.”
It will take place at 3:30 p.m. in room 247, Johnson Hall.
Taylor’s talk is the first of three in the “Science Inspires” Series. The series features a talk by one renowned guest speaker and two talks by prominent faculty researchers from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics each semester.
The second talk, in November, will feature this semester’s renowned guest, Karen Matthews, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Epidemiology and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research revolves around the relationship between personality and physical condition, particularly in terms of cardiovascular health. Her talk will deal with the relationship between sleep habits and cardiovascular health.
The third talk, given by Raymond Pavloski from the Department of Psychology, is entitled “The Natural Science of Visual Objects” and will examine visual objects as neural constructs. Pavloski has explored this concept for 12 years and will use his experience to shed light on the relationship between neural activity and visual experience. Pavloski’s talk will take place in December.
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