Science and Technology Seminars

Welcome to LLE’s Science and Technology Seminar Series page. Please remember that this page is a “work in progress” and presentations and speakers may be added or revised at any point in time. We welcome your visit on a regular basis.

2020

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
S&T seminars have been cancelled until further notice
3/20/20 No S & T scheduled
3/13/20 No S & T—Spring Break
3/06/20 Measuring the Hubble Constant Using Gravitationally Lensed Supernovae Peter Craig Astrophysical Sciences and Technology Department, RIT
2/28/20 Tour de Cure, Team LLE, and How Technology Has Change Diabetes Care and Management Jim Butler Senior Manufacturing Engineer, LLE
2/21/20 Mixed Reality Theatre: Live Performance in Virtual and Augmented Spaces Joe Geigel Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, RIT
1/17/20 Winter BIKE packing Michelle DuLieu

2019

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
11/15/19 Key2ArcticSea: One Man’s 6,000 Mile Solo Bicycle Trip from Key West to Alaska Gary Radford Retired Onondaga County Forester
11/08/19 Spent Coffee Grounds as a Viable Feedstock for Energy Production and the Production of Other Useful Products Jeff Lodge Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science
11/01/19 Advances in Ultrafast and High-Power Optics Tony Karam Edmund Optics
9/20/19 GMO or OMG? Genetic Engineering in Agriculture Tony Shelton Professor Department of Entomology, Cornell University
4/19/19 Non-invasive Condition Monitoring of Left Ventricular Assist Devices Jason Kolodziej Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/12/19 Food Waste as a Resource for Sustainable Energy Production Thomas Trabold Associate Professor and Department Head for Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/05/19 Spain, Ireland & Portugal: A 30 Day Hikelogue Through Far Western Europe Larry O’Heron Senior Programmer Analyst Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
3/29/19 Using Hands-On Activities to Communicate Science Dina Markowitz Professor Department of Environmental Medicine Life Sciences Center, University of Rochester
3/22/19 Don’t Shoot the Messenger: CRISPR Strategies to Study RNA Biology Mitchell O’Connell Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester
3/15/19 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
3/08/19 Native Plants Brian Eschaenaur Ornamentals IPM Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
3/01/19 Sweet Treats: The Maple Sugar Production in New York State Jarmila Haseler Agricultural Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension
2/22/19 Tour De Cure 2019: Riding to Cure Diabetes James Butler Senior Manufacturing Engineer, LLE
2/15/19 Ticks: Avoiding the Bite Lynn Braband Community IPM Extension Area Educator,
Cornell Cooperative Extension
2/08/19 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
2/01/19 Will Burtin: Journey to Understanding R. Roger Remington Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies Rochester Institute of Technology
1/25/19 A Vision for Human-Centered Cybersecurity Matt Wright Professor of Computing Sciences and Director of The Center for Cybersecurity, Rochester Institute of Technology
1/18/19 Saving Video Games: Preserving the World’s Digital Play at the Strong Museum Jon-Paul Dyson Vice President for Exhibits and Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, Strong Museum of Play

2018

Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/21/18 to 1/11/19 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED; SEMESTER BREAK
12/14/18 Things You May Not Know About Seneca Park Zoo Sarah Hanson Seneca Park Zoo
12/07/18 Audio-Visual Sensing and Efforts Toward Building an AI Cognitive Loop Chenliang Xu Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science University of Rochester
11/30/18 Shedding Light on Spiraling Supermassive Black Holes Manuela Campanelli Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of Technology
11/23/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
11/16/18 A CRISPR Approach to Bio-Medical Research Joe Miano Professor, URMC Aab Cardio Vascular Institute
11/09/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
11/02/18 AI: Past, Present and Possible Futures George Ferguson Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Rochester
10/26/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
10/19/18 Deep Surfaces: Cultural Heritage Imaging in an Age of Discovery Gregory Heyworth Associate Professor, University of Rochester
10/12/18 The Interurban Era: High-Speed Trolleys Jim Dierks New York Museum of Transportation
09/28/18 Building an Environment for Learning: The Inside Story on the New Exhibition: Sound Sense Calvin Uzelmeier, Ph.D. Director of Featured Content
Rochester Museum and Science Center
09/21/18 City of Rochester Public Market: Commerce, Culture and Community Since 1905 Evan Lowenstein Assistant Market Supervisor,
City of Rochester Public Market
09/14/18 Introduction to Deep Learning and
the Machine Intelligence Laboratory
Dr. Ray Ptucha Director of the Machine Intelligence Lab Rochester Institute of Technology
04/27/18 Fact or Fiction in Space Steve Fentress Strasenburgh Planetarium
04/20/18 Broader Impacts: Research, Technology, and Entrepreneural Mindset Michael Riedlinger Simon Business School, University of Rochester
04/13/18 Invasive Species Research at the Great Lakes Assoc. Prof. Christine Keiner Environmental Sciences Program, Rochester Institute of Technology
04/06/18 Current Status and Improvements of the SUNY Geneseo Energy Garden Prof. Stephen Padalino Department of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY Geneseo
03/30/18 The Connection Between Brad Pitt and George Ohm Dr. Arnab Kar Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
03/23/18 Lithium Batteries and Nano-Materials Assoc. Prof. Brian Landi Chemical Engineering Department, Rochester Institute of Technology
03/16/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
03/02/18 Neural Control of Hand and Finger Movements Prof. Marc Schieber Neurology Unit, University of Rochester Medical Center
02/23/18 Computational and Experimental Approaches to Optical Biosensing Prof. Ben Miller Department of Dermatology, Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center
02/16/18 Italian History and Archeology Assoc. Prof. Elizabeth Colantoni Department of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester
02/09/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
02/02/18 Development of Teriparatide as a Chondroregenerative Therapy for Human Osteoarthritis Dr. Michael Zuscik Center for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Rochester Medical Center
01/26/18 Diabetes 101: The Tour de Cure and Team LLE James Butler Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
01/19/18 Ancient Ice from Antarctica Reveals Clues about Past, Present, and Future Atmospheric Methane Assoc Prof. Vasilli Petrenko Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
01/12/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
01/05/18 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/29/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
12/22/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
12/15/17 University of Rochester’s Hopeman Memorial Carillon Adjunct Prof. Doris Aman Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
12/8/17 Making Sense of Medieval Chivalry Prof. Richard Kaeuper Department of History, University of Rochester
12/1/17 Mark Twain’s River: A Present Day Look at the Lower Mississippi from a Paddle Wheeler Wolf Seka Retired Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
11/24/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
11/17/17 Exoplanets, Exoplanet-Civilization-Bioshperes and Exo-Civilizations: Astrobiology’s New Frontiers Prof. Adam Frank Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
11/10/17 Combining Satellite Data and Numerical Models to Constrain Carbon Fluxes in the Deep Ocean Assistant Prof. Tom Weber Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
11/03/17 URNano: Making Nano Great Again Brian McIntyre URNano, University of Rochester
10/27/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
10/20/17 My Trip to Egypt Jim Knauer Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
10/13/17 At the End of the World: A 600-Mile Hike Across Spain Larry O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
10/06/17 On the Borders of Magic, Science, and Religion: Astrology and the Timing of Apocalypse in Medieval and Renaissance Europe Prof. Laura Smoller Departrment of History, University of Rochester
09/29/17 Flying with Geese Mark Romanofsky Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
09/22/17 Understanding Technological Progress and Adoption of Renewable Energy Assoc. Prof. Eric Williams The Golisano Institute of Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
09/15/17 Backpacking in the Wind River Range and the Grandeur of the Cirque of the Towers Roger Janezic Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
04/28/17 A Mobile Revolution? The Anthropology of Cell Phones in Papua, New Guinea Prof. Robert Foster Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester
04/21/17 Folding RNA: From Oligonucleotides to Influenza Prof. Douglas Turner Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
04/14/17 Patient Specific Rehearsal Using 3-D Printing for Complex Surgical Cases Prof Ahmed Ghazi and Chief Resident Jonathan Stone Departments of Urology and Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center
04/07/17 The Principle of Parity in Analyzing Puzzles Prof. Matt Coppenbarger Rochester Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics
03/31/17 Polymer Electrolytes and the Promise of Solid-State Lithium Batteries Prof. Wyatt Tenhaef Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
03/24/17 Visual Perception as a Window to Brain Function Prof. Duje Tadin Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
03/17/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
03/10/17 Quantum Data Locking with a Quantum Enigma Machine Daniel Lum Department of Physics, University of Rochester
03/03/17 Seeing the World in the Pacific: Practices and People in James Cook’s Explorations (1769-1779) Prof. Dorinda Outram Department of History, University of Rochester
02/24/17 Recent Hiking Trip Through Northwest Spain Larry O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
02/17/17 Electrical Disturbances in Both the Brain and Heart: A Dangerous Combination Prof. David Auerbach Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center
02/10/17 Light Scattering, Charge Regulation, and Phase Separation in Eye Lens Protein Mixtures Prof. George Thurston Rochester Institute of Technology
02/03/17 Extraordinary Intelligence and the Care of Infants Prof. Steven Piantadosi Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
01/27/17
Imaging the Biomechanical Properties of Tissues: From Research Techniques to Everyday Diagnostics
Prof. Kevin Parker Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
01/20/17 Electrons Go to Hollywood-Making Movies of Electrons in Motion Across Semiconductor Heterostructures Prof. Keshav Dani Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate University
01/13/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
01/06/17 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/30/16 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
12/23/16 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
12/16/16 The Things I See Between Meetings Dan Steinhart Epson Corporation, Professional Imaging Department
12/09/16 Wastewater Fundamentals and their Regulations Karis Manning New York State Department of Environmental Conservtion
12/02/16 Food Waste to Energy by Anaerobic Digestion in Western NY: What to do With Their Waste? Prof. Jeffrey Lodge Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences, Center for Bioscience Education and Technology, RIT College of Science
11/25/16 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
11/18/16 The Hunt for Neural Endophenotypes in the Psychoses Prof and Chair John J. Foxe Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester, Medical Center
11/11/16 Electrical Impedance Tomography: Imaging with Electrostatics Allan Greenleaf Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
11/04/16 NO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULED
10/28/16 Astro Visco-elastodynamics: Cracking Moons and Tidal Evolution Prof. Alice Quillen Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
10/21/16 Linguistic Diversity in a Polycultural Society Prof. Joyce McDonough Departments of Linguistics and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
10/14/16 Animating Art: Evolution of a Collaboration Pat Keck Independent Artist/Sculptor
10/07/16 The Wonders of Light Shaping the Medicine of the Future Stavros Demos Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
9/30/16 A Physics/interdisciplinary Perspective on Helmets and Traumatic Brain Injury Prof. Eric Blackman Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
9/23/16 Tentative Title: Greentopia GardenAerial Project Michael Philipson Cofounder of Greentopia
9/16/16 Rail Transportation: Steel Wheels on Steel Rails Tom Klingenberger Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
9/09/16 Observing the TeV Sky with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory Prof. Segev BenZvi Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Rochester
4/22/16 Mountain of Destiny: The German Assault on Nanga Parbat, 1932–1953 Prof. Stewart Weaver Department of History,
University of Rochester
4/15/16 Our Species’ Most Important and Persistent Question
Should Be…
Dr. Steven Padalino Department of Physics and Astronomy,
State University of New York at Geneseo
4/08/16 3-D Printing of Calcium Phosphate Ceramics for Bone Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Dr. Hani Awad, Ph.D. Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics, University of Rochester
4/01/16 In Pursuit of the Neutrino: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing Steven Manly Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/25/16 Speech-Enhancement Strategies Based on Neural Representations of Complex Sounds Laurel Carney Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Electrical & Computer Engineering
3/18/16 Seeing Cells in the Living Eye Jennifer Hunter School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
3/04/16 Memory System Optimizations for Energy and Bandwidth Efficient Data Movement Mahdi Nazm Bojnordi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
2/26/16 What is your frackin’ problem? A guide to natural and drilling induced gas migration in Pennsylvania and New York Robert Poreda Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
2/19/16 Ultrasound Technologies for Regenerative Medicine Diane Dalecki, Ph.D. Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, University of Rochester
2/12/16 What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Blair Tinker Digital Humanities Center, University of Rochester Library
2/05/16 Musings on Kings Penguins, Their Sense of Smell, and an Antarctic Adventure Dr. Gregory Cunningham St. John Fisher College
1/29/16 Is Renewable Energy Right for You? Kenneth G. Scherrieble Camden Group, Inc., Camden Renewable Energy Systems, Repower Camden
1/22/16 WILLOUGHBY’S DREAM and the CHORDTEACHER Andy Willoughby CHORDTEACHER.COM
1/15/16 Quantum Concepts in Classical Optics Nick Vamivakas The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/18/15 The Journey with Gabor Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy: Past, Present and Future Jannick Rolland The Institute of Optics,
University of Rochester
12/11/15 Two sides of the Poincaré sphere; Polarization Measurements and Studies of Beam Structure Miguel A. Alonso The Institute of Optics,
University of Rochester
12/04/15 Hiking Thru Roman, Moorish, and Spanish History Larry O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
11/13/15 Surface Functionalization with Femtosecond Lasers Chunlei Guo The Institute of Optics,
University of Rochester
11/06/15 Paths to Stem Cell Medicine Mark Noble University of Rochester Medical Center
10/30/15 Burning Man (That Thing In The Desert) Alan Shechter Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
10/23/15 Crisis in Ukraine Nikita Maslennikov Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Rochester
10/16/15 Mechanical Coherence of the Hair Cell Stereociliary Bundle and its Biophysical Consequences Jong Hoon Nam, Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
10/09/15 Asynchronous Parallel Optimization Ji Liu Computer Science Department, University of Rochester
10/02/15 Automated Social Skills Training Ehsan Hoque, Ph.D Computer Science Department, University of Rochester
9/25/15 The Neurobiology of Active Vision and Selective Attention Jude F. Mitchell Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, University of Rochester
9/18/15 Learning Models for Robot Decision Making Thomas M. Howard Computer Science Department, University of Rochester
9/11/15 Learning Programming at Scale Philip Guo Computer Science Department, University of Rochester
9/04/15 The Mission of the National Spherical Torus Experiment Upgrade (NSTX-U) toward the Development of Fusion Energy Devon Battaglia, Ph.D. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
4/10/15 Science and Intelligibility Dr. Alison Peterman University of Rochester,
Department of Philosophy
4/03/15 Mechanisms of Longevity in Long-Lived Animal Species Prof. Vera Gorbunova Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Biology, University of Rochester
3/20/15 Gravitational Wave Astronomy Prof. Paul Baker SUNY Geneseo
3/06/15 Dissolution of Young Star Clusters and the LEGUS Project Prof. Anne Pellerin SUNY Geneseo
2/27/15 Hiking in Monroe County’s Parks (and a Little Bit More) Larry O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics
2/20/15 Queen of the Bremen; The Story of an American Child Trapped in Nazi Germany Marlies Adams DiFante
2/06/15 In the Vespula’s Nest: Peeling Back the Layers of University of Rochester History Melissa Mead John M. and Barbara Keil University Archivist and Rochester Collections Librarian, University of Rochester
1/16/15 Attosecond Phyiscs: Frontier of Ultrafast Science Dr. Suxing Hu Laboratory for Laser Energetics,
University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/12/14 The Discovery of the Higgs Regina Demina University of Rochester, Department of Physics
12/05/14 FIRST For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Glen Pearson Regional Director, New York, FIRST
11/21/14 eGarden Steven Padalino SUNY Geneseo Department of Physics
11/14/14 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Women’s Health Emily Barrett University of Rochester, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
11/07/14 The Re-convergence of Science and Music Mark Bocko University of Rochester, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
10/24/14 Our Return to Rochester Jim Knauer Laboratory for Laser Energetics
10/17/14 Economics for Monkeys Ben Hayden University of Rochester, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
10/10/14 Quantum Photonics on a Silicon Chip Stefan Preble Rochester Institute of Technology
10/03/14 A Walking Journey through Spanish History Larry O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics
9/26/14 Technical Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester and in the Rochester Community Duncan Moore Rudolf and Hilds Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester
9/19/14 Reducing the Energy Footprint for Wireless and Mobile Communication Systems Wendi Heinzelman University of Rochester
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
9/12/14 High Electric Field Effects on Proton Transfer in Adenine-Thymine DNA Esther Conwell University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
9/05/14 Peptide Self-Asssembly: From Dysfunction to Function Bradley Nilsson University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry
4/25/14 Big Data Analytics In Service Computing Prof. Qi Yu RIT Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
4/18/14 Kodak Contributions to Space Photography Dr. Bradley Paxton Advanced Document Imaging, LLC
4/11/14 How we Learn in Science and Faith: A Surprising Commonality Dr. Tim Collins Laboratory for Laser Energetics
4/04/14 Flash of Light and Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Hole Mergers Prof. Manuela Campanelli Rochester Institute of Technology
3/28/14 nEmesis: A Social Computational System to Predict Which Restaurants to Avoid Today Prof. Vince Silenzio University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
3/21/14 The Dark Side of the Sun Prof. Martin Pepe Roberts Wesleyan College
3/07/14 Institutional Supercomputer Power at the University of Rochester Brendan C. Mort University of Rochester Center for Integrated Research Computing
2/28/14 The Camera Collection at the George Eastman House Todd Gustavson George Eastman House
2/21/14 Trip to Cambodia Bill Donaldson Laboratory for Laser Energetics
2/14/14 Discovery of a New Type of Neutrino Oscillation Prof. Kevin McFarland University of Rochester Physics and Astronomy Department
2/7/14 Dynamics of the Lake Kivu System: Geological, Biological and Hydrographic Impacts on Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing Prof. Anthony Vodacek RIT Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
1/31/14 The Mathematics of Propagating a Rumor on a Social Network Prof. Bernard Brooks RIT School of Mathematical Sciences
1/24/14 Fundamental Physics Measurements of Wildland Fires (and a travelogue) Prof. Robert Kremens RIT Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
1/17/14 Games and Learning: A Series of Vignettes and Observations Prof. Andrew Phelps RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/13/13 Making Kodak Film Mr. Robert Shanebrook Kodak, Retired
12/06/13 What the Deepwater Horizon Disaster taught us about Global Climate Change Prof. John Kessler Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
11/22/13 Computer Vision with a Billion Eyes Dr. Jiebo Luo Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
11/08/13 Numerical Simulations of Binary Black Holes Prof. Manuela Campanelli Department of Physics, RIT
11/01/13 Visions of the Multiverse Prof. Steve Manly Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Rochester
10/25/13 3-D Printing Prof. Denis Cormier Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, RIT
10/18/13 A Cognitive Account of Why Overheard Cell-phone Conversations Are Annoying: Effects of Predictability on our Brains and Behavior Dr. Lauren Emberson Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, University of Rochester
10/11/13 Modern Locality Theories and Applications Prof. Chen Ding Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
10/04/13 From DOTS to SPOT:
Interpreting Musical Notation as a Performer
Prof. Petar Kodzas and Mr. Sungmin Shin Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
9/27/13 Turning Waste Heat into Electricity on the Nanoscale Prof. Andrew Jordan Deparment of Computer Science, University of Rochester
9/20/13 The History of the Panama Canal Dr. Stu Berger Xerox, Retired
4/19/13 Exploring the Tumor Extracellular Matrix using Second Harmonic Generation Imaging Prof. Edward Brown Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
4/12/13 Using Freeform Optics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology to Correct Patient’s Vision Dr. Ian Cox Bausch & Lomb
4/05/13 Tomography of GRIN Optics at Micronscale Resolution Prof. Jannick Rolland Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/29/13 Laser Technology in Cataract and Refractive Surgery Prof. Scott MacRae Department of Ophthalmology and Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester
3/22/13 The Optimal Design of Profitable Renewable Energy Systems; A Hamiltonian Based Approach Dr. Frank Horowitz Visiting Professor, Cornell University
3/15/13 Powering the Internet Prof. Wayne H. Knox Optics and Physics Department, and Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives, University of Rochester
3/08/13 Consumer Behavior and all of its Intricacies Prof. George R. Cook Simon School of Business and Department of Psychology, University of Rochester
3/01/13 Competition and Innovation: Does AMD Spur Intel to Innovate More Prof. Ronald Goettler Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
2/22/13 The Diverse and Exciting Technology Portfolio of Corning’s Advanced Optics Group Paul M. Then Corning Incorporated
2/15/13 Public Education in Transition—How Current Curricular, Fiscal, and Political Issues are Affecting Public Education in our Region Ms. Jody Siegle Monroe County School Boards Association
2/08/13 A Continuous-Time Model of Product Usage: Measuring the Effect of Product Design and Rewards in Online Games Prof. Paulo Albuquerque Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
2/01/13 Using a Public Health Approach To Reduce Violence Prof. Catherine Cerulli Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester
1/25/13 Hiking Through Southern Utah’s Spectacular Geology Mr. Lawrence O’Heron Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
1/18/13 The End of National Ignition Campaign (NIC) and the Beginning of Polar-Drive Ignition Campaign (PIC) Dr. Craig Sangster Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester
1/11/13 In Vivo Diagnosis and Therapy Monitoring of Breast Cancer using Diffuse Optics Dr. Regine Choe Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/14/12 Do You Hear What I Hear?: The History of Holiday Music Professor Josef Hanson Department of Music, University of Rochester
12/07/12 Determining the Role of Epidermal Stem Cells in Skin Cancer Professor Lisa DeLouise Department of Dermatology, University of Rochester
11/30/12 Associative Computing with Emerging Nonvolatile Memories Professor Engin Ipek Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
11/16/12 Landsat 8?: Modeling the Performance of the Next Landsat Earth Observing Instruments Professor John Schott Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT
11/09/12 Secrets of Long-Lived Cancer-Resistant Rodents Professor Andrei Seluanov Department of Biology, University of Rochester
10/26/12 Schrödinger’s Hat: Amplifying and Storing Acoustic and Quantum Waves Invisibly Professor Alan Greenleaf Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
10/19/12 Magnetic-Field Strength, Water and Life on the Early Earth Professor John Tarduno Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/05/12 What Money Buys: The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures Professor Lynda Powell Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
9/28/12 Interactive Crowd-Powered Systems in the Real World Professor Jeff Bigham Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
4/13/12 Beyond Harry Potter: Cloaks for Hiding in Space and in Time Professor Robert Boyd, Dr. Zhimin Shi Institue of Optics, University of Rochester
4/06/12 About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang Professor Adam Frank Department of Physics, University of Rochester
3/30/12 The European Debt Crisis and the Way Ahead Professor Ognian Hishow Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies
3/23/12 Pangs of History in Late-1970s Rock Professor John Covach Eastman School of Music
3/16/12 Where the Hot Stuff is: Volcanoes on the Earth and the Solar System Rosaly M. C. Lopes NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
3/09/12 How to Fix Everything: The Power and Sources of Economic Growth Professor Steven Landsburg Dept of Economics, University of Rochester
3/02/12 New tricks for an old dog: finding new targets for heart failure Professor Burns Blaxall Medical School, University of Rochester
2/24/12 Climate Records from Ice Cores: Drilling into the past to learn about the future Professor Vasilii Petrenko University of Rochester
2/17/12 Oil Prices and Oil Price Risk Professor Robert Ready Simon School, University of Rochester
2/10/12 St. Petersburg—the Northern Capitol of Russia Andrey Okishev LLE
1/27/12 Non-Invasive Vision Correction using Femtosecond Lasers Professor Wayne Knox The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
1/20/12 The rise of mountains and the fall in global temperatures over the last 40 millions years: why we live in a glacial world Carmala Garzione Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/16/11 Ultrathin Layers of Ceramics on Polymers: Water Plasma Pretreatment Primer for Atomic Layer Deposition of Aluminum Oxide Dr. Jeremy Grace Kodak
12/09/11 Image Quality in Consumer Digital Cameras Dr. Bruce Pillman Kodak
12/02/11 The Hippie Aesthetic: Progressive Rock in the 1970s Professor John Covach Eastman School of Music
11/04/11 The Neural Circuit of Reward and Value: Linking Connectivity to Function and Disease Professor Suzanne N. Haber Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
10/28/11 Salesforce Compensation Dynamics Professor Sanjog Misra Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
10/14/11 Making Hydrogen from Water and Sunlight Professor Rich Eisenberg Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
10/07/11 Massive Volcanic Eruptions, Asteroid Impacts and the History of Life and Death on our Planet Professor Ashish Basu Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
9/30/11 Fuel Cells for Mobility, Auxiliary Power and Stationary Power Systems Professor Thomas Trabold Rochester Institute of Technology
9/23/11 Stock Volatility Professor William Schwert Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
9/16/11 Crisis in State Pension Plans Professor Robert Novy-Marx Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
4/22/11 Using Geographic Information Systems to Assess Pollution Impacts of Freight Transport Professor Karl Korfmacher Environmental Science Program Director, Department of Biological Sciences
4/15/11 A National Model for Lead Poisoning Prevention Dr. Katrina Korfmacher Environmental Health Sciences Center, URMC
4/08/11 Math Mistakes: When 1 point errors have million dollar consequences Dr. Heather A. Lewis Department of Mathematics, Nazareth College
4/01/11 To drink, or not to drink too much….that is the question (in relation to cardiovascular health) Dr. Eileen M. Redmond Associate Professor, Surgery (Research), URMC
3/25/11 Studying Cancer with Drosophila Genetics Dr. Dirk Bohmann Department of Biomedical Genetics, URMC
3/18/11 Junk DNA and Disease: How a Dormant Gene Causes Muscular Dystrophy Dr. Rabi Tawil Director, Fields Center for FSHD and Neuromuscular Research, URMC
3/04/11 The earliest work on optical design on the world’s second largest computer Dr. Kevin Thompson Optical Research Associates
2/25/11 Silicon Watts: Myths and Promise of Photovoltaics Professor Santosh Kurinec Electrical & Microelectronic Engineering, RIT
2/18/11 Responding to the Emerald Ash Borer in Monroe County Mr. Walter N. Nelson Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Monroe County
2/11/11 Optical Lift—Flying with Light Professor Grover Swartzlander Department of Physics and Imaging Science, RIT
2/04/11 Images three years before first light: Modeling the next Landsat earth observing sensors Professor John Schott Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory, RIT
1/28/11 Learning in human infants: The Goldilocks effect Dr. Richard Aslin Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
1/21/11 Action video games as an exemplary learning tool Dr. Daphne Bavelier Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/10/10 The history of the Russian Navy Dr. Andrey V. Okishev Laboratory for Laser Energetics
12/3/10 Arc discharge light sources: recent advances Dr. Alexander Dunaevsky Philips Lighting North America, Bath NY
11/19/10 Save thousands of dollars and an untold amount of heartache, by being prepared for death or incapacity Michael O’May Circle of Life Consulting Group
11/05/10 Reveal gut microbita: A story beyond vitamin D Jun Sun University of Rochester
10/29/10 How a Family Builds a Child: Emotional Security Theory and Child Development Melissa Sturge-Apple Department of Clinical & Social Psychology, University of Rochester
10/22/10 Photoswitchable Gas Permeation Membranes Ken Marshall Laboratory for Laser Energetics
10/15/10 Trip to Southern Africa Victor Poleshuck University of Rochester
10/8/10 “Art must tell the story of creation”: the art, friendship, and theories of Claude Bragdon and Fritz Trautmann Jessica Marten University of Rochester
10/01/10 Facilitating Optimal Motivation and Psychological Well-being Across Life’s Domains Edward Deci University of Rochester
9/24/10 Building Wooden Canoes Todd Touris Laboratory for Laser Energetics
9/17/10 Stress, Metabolism, and Stem Cells: What flies can tell us about aging Henri Jasper University of Rochester
9/10/10 Bacterial Symbionts—A Source of Adaptation or a Whole New Trophic Level? John Jaenike University of Rochester
5/07/10 Invention of the Digital Camera Mr. Steven Sasson Kodak (retired)
4/23/10 Autism: a not-so-mysterious developmental disorder Dr. Patricia Rodier URMC, University of Rochester
4/16/10 The Limits of Human Vision Prof. David Williams Inst. of Optics, University of Rochester
4/09/10 See your brain as you could never before
(without cutting it open)
Prof. Jianhui Zhong URMC, University of Rochester
4/02/10 Integration and alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope Dr. Conrad Wells ITT
3/26/10 12th-century nun composer Hildegard of Bingen Prof. Honey Meconi Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
3/19/10 Tech transfer at UR Dr. Ralph Kuncl & Gail Norris Office of Tech. Transfer, University of Rochester
3/05/10 Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection Ms. Tina Oldknow Corning Museum of Glass
2/26/10 Walter and Me: Unlocking the Mystery of the Memorial Art Gallery’s Painting: “The Printseller’s Window.” Mr. Pete Brown Memorial Art Gallery
2/19/10 Nanotechnology – the good, the bad, and the unknown Prof. Lisa DeLouise URMC, University of Rochester
2/12/10 Seeing other Earths with an Optical Vortex Coronagraph Prof.G. Schwartzlander RIT
2/05/10 Progress in Laboratory Astrophysics: Jets, Clumps
and Plasma in a Can
Prof. Adam Frank Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Rochester
1/22/10 Lake Effect Weather: Observing, Predicting & Assessing Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change Prof. Jose Maliekal University of Brockport
1/15/10 Early Days of Digital Imaging Dr. Thomas Kelly Kodak (retired)
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/04/09 Protecting open space in and around Monroe and Wayne Counties Dr. Nancy Goodman Torpey Genesee Land Trust
11/20/09 Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester Mr. Bob Tobin & Mr. Don Golini Simon School, University of Rochester & QED
11/13/09 Understanding Cancer Using Multiphoton Laser-Scanning Microscopy Prof. Edward Brown Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
10/23/09 Using the Web to Improve Access for Blind People Prof. Jeffrey Bigham Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester
10/16/09 Working in the Vineyard of Surgery Reflections on 40 years in the OR (Operating Room) Prof. Vincent Reale URMC, University of Rochester
10/02/09 A Novel Route to a Novel Pandemic Prof. John Treanor URMC, University of Rochester
09/25/09 An Economic Model of Leadership Dean Mark Zupan Simon School, University of Rochester
9/18/09 A Chinese Journey: Exploring China with two adults and three kids Dr. William Donaldson LLE, University of Rochester
5/01/09 Current concepts in total joint replacement Prof. Allen Boyd, M. D. Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, URMC
4/24/09 Design challenges in high performance three-dimensional circuits Prof. Eby Friedman Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
4/17/09 Quantum optics in the teaching laboratory Dr. Svetlana Lukishova Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/10/09 The Artist/Entertainer Prof. Mark Scatterday Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
4/03/09 Sabermetrics 101: an introduction to the statistics of baseball Prof. Charlie Freeman Department of Physics, SUNY Geneseo
3/27/09 Pinpointing planets in circumstellar disks Prof. Alice Quillen Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/20/09 A perspective on the design of head-worn displays Prof. Jannick Rolland Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/06/09 A good look at Budapest and Prague (with a bit of London thrown in too) Bob and Helen Lautenslager
2/20/09 MEMS Dr. Mark Kowarz Infotonics Center
2/13/09 Unsolved mysteries in medieval music: how technology could crack a very cold case Prof. Jeannie Guerrero Music Theory Dept., Eastman School of Music
2/6/09 The history of the Russian nuclear center Dr. Andrey Okishev LLE, University of Rochester
1/30/09 One week working at Best Friends: a no-kill shelter in Kanab, Utah Lawrence O’Heron LLE, University of Rochester
1/23/09 The optics convention of 1905 and an obscure story of the optics industry in Rochester at the turn of the last century Dr. Kevin P. Thompson Optical Research Associates
1/16/09 Tourette syndrome: what makes people tic? Dr. Jonathan Mink Depts. of Neurology, Neurobiolpogy, Anatomy, and Pediatrics, URMC
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/05/08 Party competition between unequals: the role of mainstream party strategy in the electoral fortunes of niche parties Prof. Bonnie Meguid Dept. of Political Science, University of Rochester
11/14/08 Stress engineering for polarization control Prof. Thomas Brown Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
11/07/08 Entrepreneurship in academic nursing Dean Patricia Chiverton School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
10/31/08 Perception of heart-disease risk: a self-fulfilling prophecy? Prof. Robert Graming Dept.s of Family Medicine and Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester
10/24/08 Parting the Red Sea rift: capturing the process with earthquakes in Afar Prof. Cindy Ebinger Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/03/08 A Spitzer survey of nearby young stellar clusters Prof. Judith L. Pipher Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
9/26/08 Infrared observations of star-forming regions Prof. Dan Watson Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
9/19/08 Environmental Landscaping: from botanical gardens to poisonous plants Brian Eshenauer Cornell University Extension
9/05/08 Seeking Arthur, Robin Hood, and Renart the Fox: the past through the lens of literature Prof. Richard Kaeuper Department of History, University of Rochester
5/09/08 Public education in Monroe County Jody Siegle Monroe County School Boards Association
5/02/08 Ultrafast photochemistry and molecular coherence probed by femtosecond spectroscopy Prof. David McCamant Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rochester
4/25/08 Searching for dark matter in the U. S. Prof. Frank Wolfs Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
4/18/08 Optics from 3000 BC to 3000 AD Prof. Wayne Knox Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/11/08 Dark matter and digital processing Eric Druszkevicz Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/04/08 Free Lunch: how the wealthiest Americans benefit from the current tax system David Cay Johnston New York Times
3/28/08 Energy transition in Mozambique Prof. Joao Venancio and Prof. Joao Chidamoio Mozambique
3/21/08 Quackery Prof. Peter Perkins School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
3/07/08 Government reform in Albany — is the time ripe for the apple? Stuart Berger Citizens for Better Government in New York, Inc.
2/29/08 Plasma physics research at an undergraduate institution Prof. Stephen Paladino SUNY at Geneseo Department of Physics
2/22/08 The bag lady presents: the ramblings of an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Kathryn Zimmerman
2/15/08 Porcelain Dr. Nicholas Zumbulyadis Eastman Kodak Company
2/08/08 A journey through parts of Scandinavia Dr. Johan Frenje Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/01/08 Stalin’s son borrowed my geometry books. My adventures in Soviet Russia, Hitler’s Germany, and U. S. Intelligence Alexander Wieber Historic Seals
1/25/08 Linked fate: energy transitions in a global society Prof. Ben Ebenhack Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
1/18/08 Neural basis of perceiving and remembering visual motion Pasternak, Prof. Tatiana Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/21/07 The W. H. O. and the Cold War Brown, Prof. Theodore Department of History, University of Rochester
12/14/07 Art museum in St. Petersburg, Russia Okishev, Dr. Andrei LLE, University of Rochester
12/07/07 Magnetic fusion and progress in spherical torus research Raman, Dr. Roger Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
11/30/07 Cancer stem cells and their implications for the future of cancer therapy Jordan, Prof. Craig Wilmot Cancer Research Center, University of Rochester
11/09/07 Some surprises from economics Landsburg, Prof. Steven Department of Economics, University of Rochester
11/02/07 History of the Institute of Optics Stroud, Prof. Carlos J. Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
10/12/07 A peek at the current exhibits at the Memorial Art Gallery Delettrez, Monique Docent, Memorial Art Gallery
10/05/07 The history of making violins Sullivan, Ken Sullivan Violins
9/21/07 Christmas in Machu Picchu (2005) Lautenslager, Bob and Helen LLE (retired)
9/14/07 A personal tour of Guantanamo Bay (with photos) Houde-Walter, Dr. Susan Laser Max, Inc.
4/27/07 The impact of technology on living with low vision Torpey, Dr. Peter Xerox Corporation, Research Fellow (ret)
4/20/07 The president’s brain: brain diseases in the White House Joynt, Prof. Robert Department of Neurology, SMD, University of Rochester
4/06/07 Why planetary nebula are the most interesting phenomenon in astronomy Frank, Adam Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/30/07 Patent rights: are you giving them away? Norris, Gail Director, Technology Transfer for LLE and the College, University of Rochester
3/23/07 From Atom Zapping to Metals Blackening Guo, Dr. Chunlei Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
3/09/07 The mathematics of invisibility Greenleaf, Prof. Allan Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester
3/02/07 Mysteries of mitochondrial DNA Pogozelski, Prof. Wendy Departmentof Chemistry, SUNY Geneseo
2/23/07 An education on aging issues O’May, Mike Independent Lifetime Planing Specialist
2/16/07 MCWA: production and distribution of drinking water Trentini, John Monroe County Water Authority
2/09/07 Mathematical approach to neuroscience Pinto, Prof. David Dept. of Nuerobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester
2/02/07 Water management and mass transport considerations in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells Trabold, Thomas, and Owejan, Jon P. General Motors
1/26/07 The Rise of the Andes Garzione, Prof. N. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/15/06 The color of motivation Elliot, Dr. Andrew J. Dept. of Clinical and Social Sciences, University of Rochester
12/08/06 Gradient-Index Optics in Nature and In the Manmade World Moore, Prof. Duncan Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
12/01/06 Climate Change: comparing energy balance model and large computer model predictions with data Knox, Prof. Robert S., and Douglass, Prof. David H. Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
11/17/06 Does your heart like your anti-allergy medication? Couderc, Prof. Jean-Phillippe Dept. of Medicine, SMD, University of Rochester
11/10/06 Riemann zeta function Gonek, Prof. Steve Dept. of Mathematics, University of Rochester
10/27/06 Earth’s magnetic field Tarduno, Prof. John Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
10/20/06 The color of motivation Elliot, Dr. Andrew Dept of Clinical and Social Services and Psychology, University of Rochester
10/06/06 Subnanosecond pulse generation and processing using silicon integrated circuits Wu, Prof. Hui Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
9/29/06 Size [of nanomaterials] matters, so does shape and composition Yang, Prof. Hong Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
9/22/06 Backwards pulse propagation Boyd, Prof. Robert Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
5/12/06 Innovations in low input sustainable agriculture Forsberg, Fred Honeyhill Farm
5/05/06 Real-time and background-free detection of nanoscale particles Ignatovich, Filipp V. Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/28/06 Laser technology and interferometric techniques on LIGO Saraf, Prof. Shailendhar Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/21/06 Obesity in Upstate New York: trends, costs, opportunities Black, Dr. Edgar Excellus Blue Cross/Blue Shield
4/14/06 Reflecting on global terrorism: the past, present, and future Cunningham, Prof. Karla Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, SUNY Geneseo
4/07/06 Phakic intraocular lenses: the new focus in refractive surgery Morris, Dr. Michael Apollo Optical Systems
3/31/06 Biometric fingerprint systems Raguin, Dr. Dan Aprilis, Inc.
3/24/06 Educational outreach program at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Post-Zwicker, Dr. Andrew Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
3/10/06 Multiple intelligences Marciante, Dr. Robert The Francenter, Inc., Darien, IL
3/03/06 The history of lasers at LLE Soures, Dr. John LLE, University of Rochester
2/24/06 The R E Ginna nuclear power plant Korskick, Maria Constellation Energy
2/17/06 The Great Hall of Trajan’s markets in Rome: Evolution and Permanence of Structural Forms in Ancient Roman Concrete Perucchio, Prof. Renato Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
2/10/06 Bird flu vaccine development Treanor, Prof. John Infectious Disease Unit, SMD, University of Rochester
2/03/06 Ethanol, Biodiesel and renewable energy Pimentel, Prof. David Dept. of Entomology and Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University
1/27/06 Born to be wired: technology, communication, and the millenial generation Greenfield, Mark University of Buffalo
1/20/06 China & the Yangtze River (part II) Lautenslager, Bob and Helen World travelers, LLE retired
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/16/05 Concrete masterpieces: the engineering of monumental domes in imperial Rome Perucchio, Prof. Renato Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
12/09/05 China & the Yangtze River (part I) Lautenslager, Bob and Helen World travelers, LLE retired
12/02/05 Omega EP structures and vacuum vessels Mastrosimone, Dino LLE, University of Rochester
11/18/05 Lasers in dentistry Seka, Dr. Wolf LLE, University of Rochester
11/11/05 Engineered Diffusers Sales, Dr. Tasso RPC Photonics
11/04/05 Observing the Orange Revolution (voting in the Ukraine) Kosc, Dr. Tanya LLE, University of Rochester
10/14/05 Life on a chip: integrating the animate and inanimate worlds Castracane, Dr. James SUNY Albany
10/07/05 Shock tunnel experiments for hypersonic flight Parker, Dr. Ron Stratonics, Inc.
9/23/05 Seals – Signatures in Wax (Adventures in Sphragistics) Wieber, Prof. Alexander Historic Waxcraft
9/23/05 Materials needs and requirements for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells Healy, Dr. John General Motors
9/16/05 Airborne dial LIDAR system Lines, Dr. Todd ITT
9/09/05 Uncovering the pathological basis of Batten disease Pearce, Prof. David School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
4/22/05 Learning spaces travel: disrupting the in/out of school binary Larson, Prof. Joanne School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester
4/15/05 Turbo codes? Exploration in iterative estimation and detection of VLSI complexity reduction, reliability, and low energy Ampadu, Prof. Paul Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
4/08/05 Up, up, and away! [hot air ballooning] Oliver, Jim LLE, University of Rochester
4/01/05 The art and science behind gemstones and jewelry Jones, Cyndy and Evan Rochester, NY
3/25/05 Glass Art Cass, Prof. Robin Glass Program, Rochester Institute of Technology
3/18/05 St. Petersburg: the northern capital of Russia Okishev, Dr. Andrey LLE, University of Rochester
3/04/05 Frankenstein lives! Madigan, Prof. Tim Department of Philosophy, St. John Fisher College
2/25/05 Towards quantum engineering of Bose-Einstein condensates, the coldest state of matter Choi, Dr. Stephen Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
2/18/05 Solvent vapor smoothing of vapor-deposited polyimide — a new approach to surface modification Anthamatten, Prof. Mitchell LLE and Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester
2/11/05 Farming: old ideas in a new way Ross, Perry and Lydia Pe-R-Ly Meadows, Whitesville, NY
2/04/05 The Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research Pearson, Prof. Thomas, M. D. National Center for Deaf Health Research, University of Rochester
1/28/05 The Coast Guard, the ferry, and homeland security Braund, John C. Flotilla 42, U. S. Coast Guard
1/21/05 The NewTon instrument for tonography Feldon, Prof. Steven E., M. D. Dept. of Ophthalmology, URMC
1/14/05 Estimating the elevation of ancient mountain belts: examples from Tibet and the Bolivian Altiplano Garzione, Prof. Carmala Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
12/17/04 Should anthropology give voice to the powerless? Emmett, Prof. Ayala Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester
12/10/04 John and Abigail Adams letters Shuffleton, Prof. Frank Department of English, University of Rochester
12/03/04 Differential gene expression in failing and rescued heart Blaxall, Prof. Burns Cardiology Unit, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester
11/05/04 The relevance of jazz terminology to its history, composers, and performers Kruger, Prof. Jonathan Dept. of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
10/29/04 Electroluminescent devices from transition metal complexes Malliaras, Prof. George Dept. of Materials Science Engineering, Cornell University
10/22/04 The IViPP Particle Visualization Tool Baldwin, Prof. Douglas SUNY at Geneseo
10/15/04 Polysynthesis and the Conundrum of ‘Run-With-Wolves’ or What’s a Word Anyway? McDonough, Prof. Joyce Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester
10/01/04 The musical and scientific revolutions of the 16th century Douglass, Prof. David, and Headlam, Prof. David Depts. of Physics and Musicology, University of Rochester
9/24/04 Colloidal engineering: control of the composition, morphology, and assembly of small particles Yates, Prof. Matthew Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
9/17/04 Ray-based method for modeling the propagation of waves Alonso, Prof. Miguel Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
4/23/04 Great Lakes environment: remote sensing and aquatic optics Vodacek, Dr. Tony Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
4/16/04 NASA/JPL robotic space exploration overview Kyle, Dr. Earle Solar System Ambassador, NASA/JPL
4/09/04 Crashes and consequences: the politics of aviation safety and security Primo, Prof. David Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
4/02/04 A personal view of the movies: baseball and war Grella, Prof. George Department of English, University of Rochester
3/26/04 Why quantum computing? Howell, Prof. John Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
3/05/04 Recent developments in communications circuits and systems Wu, Prof. Hui Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
2/27/04 Electronic voting: how good is it? Niemi, Prof. Richard Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
2/20/04 Ultra-slow and superluminal light propagation in a room-temperature solid Bigelow, Matthew Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
2/13/04 What is modern painting? How did we get from impressionism to abstraction? Delettrez, Monique Docent, Memorial Art Gallery
2/06/04 Reading between the lines: applications of imaging technology to recover historical writings Easton, Prof. Roger L. Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
1/30/04 A brief history of Iran Shahin, Dr. Michael M. Xerox Corporation (retired)
1/23/04 Single-photon and ultrafast optical detectors Sobolewski, Prof. Roman Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Rochester
1/16/04 Television meteorologists: victims of their own success Johnson, Glen Chief Meteorologist, WOKR-TV