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Past Colloquia Presentations

In 2013, the Division of Natural and Social Sciences at Carthage began hosting guest speakers on campus for audiences of all interests and majors. Please see below for a complete list of past colloquia presentations.

Past Colloquia Presentations


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Poster Presentations
Sept. 10, 2018

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)  
Sept. 17, 2018

Word Maps in Finite Groups 
William Cocke University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sept. 24, 2018

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Sept. 25, 2018

From Cells to Bytes: Understanding Structure/Function In The Living Eye
Professor Adam Dubis ’06
Oct. 1, 2018

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 
Oct. 2, 2018

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) 
Oct. 8, 2018

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Oct. 15, 2018

Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study of Drug Therapies for Familial Amyloidal Cardiomyopathy 
Professor Kevin Morris
Oct. 22, 2018

Summer Research Opportunities Information Sessions 
Professor Dan Choffnes
Nov. 5 and 6, 2018

The Edge of the Shadow: A Look Beyond the Discovery of the Higgs Particle
Prof. Stephen Sekula
Nov. 12, 2018

Research in Math and Chemistry 
Professor Megan Moyer and Professor Diana Thomson
Feb. 18, 2019

The Anatomy of Unconscious Bias 
Professor Maggie Wentzell
March 18. 2019

Fantastic Studies Abroad and Where to Find Them: The Down-Under Edition 
Caitlin McCombe ’20 and Professor Erik Kulke
April 1, 2019

From Student to Professional : How to Achieve Success while Enjoying your Journey 
Jen Daykin ’10, PharmD, Clinical Geriatric Pharmacist
April 8, 2019

A Taste for Poison 
Neil Bradbury, Rosalind Franklin University
April 29, 2019

Ventilatory and Neural Adaptations to Chronic Hypercapnia in Goats 
Nicholas Burgraff, Medical College of Wisconsin
May 6, 2019

Ontogeny in Dinosaurs and Extinct Marine Reptiles Brady Holbach ’20, Douglas Stefanski ’20, and Amelia Zietlow ’20
May 8, 2019


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Poster Presentations 
Sept. 18, 2017

Plant space biology — growing insight on the International Space Station
Anna-Lisa Paul, PhD, University of Florida
Sept. 26, 2017

Watching Molecular Antennas Move Energy: How the Chemistry of a Protein Environment Affects the Flow of Energy in Photosynthetic Antennae 
Marco A. Allodi, University of Chicago
Nov. 6, 2017

Dysbiosis in the Human Gut Microbiome: Microbes and their Metabolites
Katherine Harris, PhD, and Sonny Lee, PhD, University of Chicago
Dec. 11, 2017

How real was “The Martian”?
Simon Gilroy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Feb. 20, 2018

Microbes and Space Kasthuri Venkateswaran, senior research scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
April 10, 2018

Seizure-induced changes in breathing in rats with a potassium channel mutation in Kir5.1: Tales from a Sabbatical
Professor Paul Martino
April 15, 2018


Progress Toward New Tool Development for Accelerated Reaction Discovery and Protein Structure Determination
David Thompson, Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University
Sept. 19, 2016

Form and Function of Teaching Undergraduate Light and Electron Microscopy
Robert Fitton, Director of Projects and Laboratories in Biology, Luther College
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Missing What’s Missing
Prof. Daniel Simons, co-author of “The Invisible Gorilla”
October, 2016

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
Sean Carroll, Vice President of Science Education at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, author, and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Read more about Prof. Carroll’s visit

Craig Brabant, Head Curator of the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Missing What’s Missing
Dan Simons, Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Celia Sladek, Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Preparing Graduates for 21st Century Careers: The ScienceWorks Program
Douglas Arion, Professor of Physics at Carthage College
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Core Facility Scientist: A New Career Path
Philip Hockberger, Professor of Physiology at Northwestern University
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016

Atmospheric Chemistry
Deanna Donohoue, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Lawrence University
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Nanomaterials as Sensors
John Kirk, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Carthage College
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Dopamine’s relationship with insulin signaling and iron homeostasis
Stephanie Fretham, Assistant Professor of Biology at Luther College
Monday, March 6, 2017

“Why Johnny and Janie Can’t Code Safely: Bringing Software Assurance to the Masses”
Barton Miller, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tick-borne Diseases
Matthew Schau, Professor of Biology at North Park University, Carthage alumnus
Monday, March 13, 2017

Visual, object-based attention
Shahd Al-Janabi, Post-doctoral Fellow with Dr. Adam Greenberg at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Monday, April 24, 2017

Older Presentations

Nativists, Socialists, and Anarchists, Oh My! The Radical Roots of the 2016 Presidential Campaign
Dr. Susan Burgess, Ohio University
April 2016

Sleight of Handwriting: Top-Down Processes in the Perception of Handwritten Words and Magical Illusions
Dr. Tony Barnhart, Carthage College Psychological Science Department
April 2016

Memory as a Therapeutic Target
Dr. Karim Nader, McGill University
November 2015

Greek Life and Gender Strife: Masculinity in Fraternity Culture
Prof. Rita Seabrook, University of Michigan
October 2015

Phonological and Semantic Structure of White-handed Gibbon Vocal Communication
Dr. Angela Dassow, Carthage College Biology Department
September 2015

From Luna to Pandora: 120+ Years of Computer Graphics
Prof. Perry Kivolowitz, Carthage College Computer Science Department
October 2015

Tradition and Innovation in the Chinese Tea Industry
Dr. Dan Choffnes, Carthage College Department of Biology
February 2015

Hell’s Belle: A Subadult Tyrannosaurus rex and its bearing on the Nanotyrannus delusion
Dr. Thomas Carr, Carthage College Department of Biology and the Institute for Paleontology
March 2015

Counting and Characters
Dr. Sarah Jensen, Carthage College Department of Mathematics
April 2015

Establishment of an International Field Station
Dr. Pat Pfaffle, Carthage College Department of Biology
September 2014

Cancer and Nano-therapeutic Drugs
Dr. Amar Signh, Carthage College Department of Biology
September 2014

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Chiral Molecular Micelles
Dr. Kevin Morris, Carthage College Department of Chemistry
October 2014

Pre-Halloween Bat Education: Fun Facts, Serious Crisis, & Excellent Research
Dr. Deanna Byrnes, Carthage College Department of Biology
October 2014

Sleep Apnea
Dr. Matt Hodges, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
November 2014

Gamma-Alkylation of beta-Ketoester Monoanions: An Efficient Synthesis of Antimicrobial Agents
Dr. Brad Andersh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Bradley University
November 2014

Western Medicine in China
Dr. Christine Merritt, University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering
February 2014

The Neural Architecture Subserving Visual Attention
Adam Greenberg, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Psychology; co-sponsored by the Division of Social Science
February 2014

HAWK Camera Development and K-12 Outreach at Yerkes Observatory
Dr. Marc Berthoud, Yerkes Observatory
March 2014

Chiral Molecules
Dr. Kevin Morris, Carthage Department of Chemistry
March 2014

Dinosaur Ontogeny
Dr. Thomas Carr and paleontology students from the Carthage College Department of Biology and Institute for Paleontology
April 2014

Sun, Earth, Magnetism, and Electricity
Dr. Brant Carlson, Carthage College Department of Physics and Astronomy
April 2014

SURE Multi-Division Research Poster Session
Students who participated in the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program share the results of their research. This event is held in the Hedberg Library Atrium
September 2013

The Role of Neurogranin in Long-Term Plasticity
Amber Petersen ’08, Graduate Student at Medical College of Wisconsin
September 2013

Vision, Olfaction, and Irony
Dr. Leslie Cameron, Carthage College Department of Psychology; co-sponsored by the Division of Social Science October 2013

Preclinical Investigations of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Carthage alumni Justine Trueden, Rachel Chiariello, and Natasha Wilkins, now at the Medical College of Wisconsin October 2013

Great Lakes Invasive Species Research
Danielle Sass Hilbrich ’08, Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Assistant at the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign
November 2013

High-Resolution Spectroscopy of “Diffuse Interstellar Bands”
Dr. Julie Dahlstrom, Carthage Department of Physics and Astronomy
November 2013

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