Hear science speak: Seminars and related events on BU’s campus

One of the greatest advantages of attending a large research university is the various seminars, lectures, and events held by both our current faculty and guest speakers. However, these events are often overlooked or poorly publicized, so presented here is a comprehensive list of hand-selected science related seminars (plus one event) in the upcoming weeks at BU. Note: What follows only pertains to the Charles River Campus … Not included are the many others featured at the BU School of Medicine campus!

Regularly occurring event:

Public open night at BU Astronomy Department’s Observatory: Takes place on clear Wednesday nights from 8:30 – 9:30pm. Call 617-353-2630 for the status.

Well... It may not be the Hubble, but you can still witness the stars in a way you've never before.

Upcoming seminars:

  1. Monday, February 22nd from 11:45-1:00 pm: Biomolecular Seminar Series: Women in Biology and MCBB/CM.  Daniela Drummond-Barbosa (Ph.D, Johns-Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), “Stem cells, systemic factors, and the control of oogenesis by diet in Drosophila.”
  2. Monday, February 22nd at 12:00 pm: EBE Seminar Series: Mark Hauber (Graduate student, Hunter College, SUNY). “Brood parasitic birds as test of
    Brood parasitism: The worst kind of sibling rivalry.

    recognition system theory.”

  3. Wednesday, February 24th from 12:00-1:00 pm: Neuroscience Seminar Series Wednesday: Michael Greenberg, (Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School). “Signaling Networks that Regulate Synapse Development and Cognitive Function.”
  4. **Friday, March 19th at 2:00 pm: Science of Learning Seminar Series. Robert Knight (M.D., University of California, Berkeley). “Cortical oscillations and human behavior.” ** I am especially excited for this seminar!

And finally, here are just the links to the available physics and chemistry seminar series. Both departments deserve some considerable attention. Seminars offered through these departments often require more fine-tuned interest and background knowledge, but are always worthwhile to attend. Enjoy! I will continually update with future events and such as I’m made aware of them. If anyone has any additional input or suggestions, feel free! I’d greatly appreciate it.

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