Tuesday, May 30
Building Resilience in the Southeast
A discussion of land use and climate change.
Maria Whitehead, Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region
Maria Whitehead obtained her Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Clemson University in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia in 1999. From 2007-2016, she served as The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina’s Project Director for the Winyah Bay and Pee Dee River Basin and later Director of Landscape Projects. In a new position as Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region, she works with OSI’s Capital Conservation and Land Programs to promote the use of climate science in land conservation efforts. During her professional career, Dr. Whitehead has led local climate adaptation strategy teams, organized coastal community resilience initiatives, and presented at regional and national conferences on down-scaling climate science to promote resilience of natural and human communities.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Science During Crisis: the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hurricane Sandy, and Preparing for the Future
Gary Machlis, Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Clemson University
Tuesday, July 25
Computers & Medicine & You
Explore how computer models of our genes, cells, and tissues are being used to help design personalized medical devices and drugs.
Will Richardson, Dept. of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Tuesday, August 29
I Need a Drink!
There are many motivating factors that govern our desire to drink alcohol. Some of us drink responsibly while others struggle to regulate their alcohol consumption. For instance, those who have experienced traumatic events and develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often choose to self-medicate with alcohol. Dr. Rice will discuss alcohol’s neurobiological impact on the brain and its relationship to PTSD suffers. Additionally, he will present some encouraging findings from his research laboratory that may lead to new treatments for those who 1) abuse alcohol; 2) have PTSD; and 3) self-medicate with alcohol because of their PTSD.
Onarae Rice, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, Furman University
Tuesday, September 26
Sticky Business: How Cells Attach to Each Other and Why It Matters
Adi Dubash, Dept. of Biology, Furman University
MONDAY, October 30
Growing up Tamarin: How Young Monkeys Learn to Survive in a Brazilian Rainforest
Lisa Rapaport, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University