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September 10, 2010
Department of Natural and Applied Sciences to Host Seminar Series

The Department of Natural and Applied Science will host a Fall Seminar Series on the University of Dubuque campus.

"The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is pleased to offer the community an opportunity to regularly engage with science and mathematics through our seminar series," stated Dr. Gerald Zuercher, associate professor of vertebrate ecology. "Our seminars celebrate the ever-increasing knowledge base created through the sciences and mathematics. We continue to bring representatives from the diverse spectrum of scientific and math disciplines and intend to continue with this seminar series, on a semester-by-semester basis. This fall, we are excited to showcase mathematics, chemistry, geology, and medicine and we already have final set of presenters for the spring."

Each seminar in the fall series will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the University Science Center. Details are as follows:

Friday, September 10
Speaker: Dr. Monica Meissen, University of Dubuque
Title: Soap Films and Mathematical Minimization Problems: The Soap Bubble Computer

Friday, October 8
Speaker:
Dr. Ken Walz, Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin)
Title: Biodiesel Fuel: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, November 12
Speaker: Dr. Rhawn Denniston, Cornell College
Title: Linking Decadal to Centennial-Scale Changes in Australian Monsoon Rainfall to the Collapse of the Maya

Friday, December 10
Speaker: Dr. Mary O'Connell, Medical Associates - Dubuque
Title: Doc, My Stomach is Killing Me!