Mine Üçer Lecture Series 2013-14

Spring 2014

The Dynamic Brain: From the Default Network to Memory Development 1/2/2014
Xiaoqian (Jenny) Chai, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Educational Exchanges for the 21st Century: 100,000 Strong 1/13/2014
Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador, Federative Republic of Brazil
Computational Molecular Dynamics From Quantum Chemistry to Molecular Biophysics to Biology 1/14/2014
Jessica Liberles, Assistant Professor, Biological Science, FIU
Exploring early life history stages in the sea: Parental effects, vulnerabilities and potential for persistence in a changing ocean 1/16/2014
Jackie Padilla-Gamino
What Does It Take To Prevent Extinction of a Rare Orchid Species? 1/17/2014
Hong Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Envionment
Complexity compounded: A molecular perspective on stomatopod visual ecology 1/21/2014
Megan Porter
The Importance of Choosing the Right Mentor for You 1/22/2014
DeEtta Mill, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
Women in Science: Strategies for Warming the Chilly Climate 1/22/2014
Suzanna Rose, Executive Director, SISH, Florida International Univeristy
Developing Your Curriculum Vita 1/24/2014
Stacey Frazier, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, FIU
Developing Your Curriculum Vita 1/24/2014
Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
Promoting School Readiness in Young Children with or At-Risk for ADHD, Related Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Early Learning Problems Across Developmental Contexts 1/28/2014
Katie Hart, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida International University
Good Dirt: Children and Youth Perspectives on Community and School Gardening 1/29/2014
Rebecca Zarger, Professor, University of South Florida
Attention, Exploration, and Learning in Infancy: An Embodied Approach 1/31/2014
Kasey Soska, Postdoc. Research Associate, FIU, Department of Psychology
Giving Scientific Research Presentations 2/5/2014
Patricia Theard, Undergraduate, MARC USTAR Fellow
The influence of climate and humans on the environment 2/5/2014
Martina Hillbrand, Withey Lab
Data Blitz 2/7/2014
Graduate Student
Evolutionary Traps 2/11/2014
Jennifer Rehage
Advancing Limnological Theory through the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network 2/12/2014
Evelyn Gaiser, Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, FIU
Careers in Chemistry Workshop 2/13/2014
Ines Triay, Executive Director , Florida International University
Careers in Chemistry Workshop 2/13/2014
Yaribey Rodriguez,, Chemist , Beckman Coulter
Fishing for B-cells: going with (the) flow 2/13/2014
Patty Zwollo, The College of William and Mary
Function of the Androgen Receptor in Gene Regulation and Prostate Cancer 2/13/2014
Diane M. Robins, University of Michigan Medical School
Proteomics of cycad pollination drops 2/14/2014
Natalie Prior, University of Victoria
Nurturing Women's Leadership: An Intimate View from the Hebrew Bible 2/14/2014
Erica Brown, Scholar in Residence, Greater Washington Jewish Federation
Pathogen Regulation of Small GTPases 2/18/2014
Ramona Neunuebel
Motivation Deficit in ADHD 2/21/2014
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Behavior Analysis and Aging: Applications of Behavioral Assessment Methods to Dementia 2/21/2014
Yanerys Leon-Enriquez, Visiting Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
From Nanoparticles to NASCAR: Materials at 200 Miles per Hour 2/24/2014
Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, West Virginia University
The Science of Speed 2/25/2014
Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, West Virginia University
2014 Federal Funding Environment for Science Research 2/25/2014
Kathie Olsen, Lecturer, Founder and Managing Director, ScienceWorks Former
Introduction to the FCE LTER program 2/26/2014
Evelyn Gaiser, Lead principle investigator, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Addressing the effects of sea-level rise on coastal Everglades wetlands for effective water management 2/26/2014
Tiffany Troxler, Lead principle investigator, wetland ecosystems research lab
When sea level rise threatens a federally endangered plant species: What are the conservation options? 2/26/2014
Kristie Wendelberger, Student Vice President, FCE LTER
Conserving South Florida Endangered Plants 2/26/2014
Joyce Maschiniski, conservation ecologist, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
Maria De La Luz De Teresa March
Mexico
The Cloud-Moving Wind: Exiles, Wanderers and Ordinary Fugitives 3/3/2014
Ana Menendez, World-renowned author
A Peek into the Tea Plantation Culture in South India 3/5/2014
Lilly Margaret Eluvathingal’s
Everglades National Park Exotic Vegetation Management Program 3/5/2014
Hillary Cooley, Botanist, Everglades National Park
Below the Surface II: Female Aquanauts 3/8/2014
Alyssa Engiles, HDM
Macroalgae: Hidden Colors of the Sea 3/19/2014
Ligia Collado-Vides, Lecturer,FIU Department of Biological Studies
Alternative Energy: Invest in a Girl, Change the World 3/20/2014
Annie Griffiths, Lecturer,FIU Department of Biological Studies
Special Presentation on Status of Everglades Restoration 3/21/2014
Agnes McLean
Special Presentation on Status of Everglades Restoration 3/21/2014
Evelyn Gaiser
Special Presentation on Status of Everglades Restoration 3/21/2014
Jennifer Rehage
Special Presentation on Status of Everglades Restoration 3/21/2014
Tiffany Troxler
Colors of the World: Medieval Paints & Their Orgins 3/24/2014
Janice McCoy, Educator, Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan
Reporting From All 50 States and From Around the World 3/26/2014
Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent, CNN
Writing and Submitting Manuscripts 3/28/2014
Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Photojournalist, National Geographic
Memory and Stress: what we can learn about the hippocampus 3/31/2014
Jennifer Robinson , Assistant Professor, Psychology, Auburn University
Novelist Amy Tan at The Betsy 4/4/2014
Amy Tan, Novelist
Applying and Interviewing for Internship, Postdoc, Faculty Positions 4/4/2014
Erica Musser, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
Applying and Interviewing for Internship, Postdoc, Faculty Positions 4/4/2014
Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
Applying and Interviewing for Internship, Postdoc, Faculty Positions 4/4/2014
Dionne Stephens,, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool and Fun 4/7/2014
Mayim Bialik,American actress and neuroscientist
Evolutionary Traps 4/8/2014
Jennifer Rehage,Assistant Professor, FIU Department of Earth and Environment
Special Screening: South Florida's Rising Seas 4/8/2014
Juliet Pinto
Special Screening: South Florida's Rising Seas 4/8/2014
Kate MacMillin
What do we Need to Know About Human Nature? 4/8/2014
Louise Anthony,University of Massachusetts
Grant Writing and Applying for Federal Funding 4/9/2014
Ludmilla Etienne,Associate Director, Pre-Award Administration DOR FIU
Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene: Success story in Tanzania 4/10/2014
Vivienne Abbott,Director of the GLOWS Tanzania Program
Liar, Liar Pants on Fire! The Development of Children’s Verbal Deception and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony 4/11/2014
Victoria Talwar, Associate Professor, Dept. of Educational & Counseling Psychology, McGill University
Using Pairing Effectively to Increase Social Motivation 4/11/2014
Paloma Pedraza Rodriguez, Clinical Director
Decontextualized Knowledge in Infants: Robust Early Vocabulary As a Basis for Subsequent Cognitive Development 4/18/2014
Margaret Friend, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, Dept. of Psychology
Restoring the River of Grass 4/23/2014
Tabitha Cale, Everglades Policy Associate, Audubon Florida
Applying for Grants 4/25/2014
Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Assistant Professor, FIU, Dept. of Psychology
"Why Didn't I Speak Up!?" Evidence for multiple barriers to prejudice confrontation 5/5/2014
Stephanie A. Goodwin,Program Director for the LEADER Consortium
Women Leadership Lecture Series, SISH 5/6/2014
Stephanie A. Goodwin,Program Director for the LEADER Consortium

Fall 2013

MFA Alumna Reading - Patricia Engel 8/8/2013
Patricia Engel
Patterns in Cycad Diversity and Fern Distribution 8/8/2013
Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum, Research scientist, The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
Using library resources at FIU 8/28/2013
Patricia Pereira-Pujols , Florida International University, Green Library
Sip and Tweet in Luxury to Benefit the Footprints Foundation 8/28/2013
Jacqueline Volkart
Democracy in the Gulf Region and the Role of Kuwaiti Women in the Political Arena 9/4/2013
Dr. Salwa Al-Jassar, Former Member of Kuwait's Parliament
Chemometric Analysis of Gunshot Residue by IMS 9/6/2013
Suzanne Bell, Associate Professor, West Virginia University
Catalytically Etching Grapheme and Graphite by Metal Particles 9/6/2013
Irene Calizo, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University
CCF Brown Bag Series: Food for Thought Discriminating Threat from Safety: Impact of Development and Implications for Treatment 9/6/2013
Jennifer Britton, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Miami
M.F.A Alumni Reading 9/8/2013
Melanie Neale
M.F.A Alumni Reading 9/8/2013
Barbara Anderson
M.F.A Alumni Reading 9/8/2013
Sarah Pearsall
Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP): An outsider’s inside perspective 9/13/2013
Aida Arik, Ecological Engineer, Everglades Foundation
Spatial patterns of pre-Columbian settlements in Amazonian rainforests 9/16/2013
Crystal McMichael, Florida Institute of Technology
Amphibian Conservation in the New World Tropics 9/20/2013
Maureen Donnell, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, FIU
Behavioral and Morphological Plasticity in a Primitively Eusocial Insect 9/23/2013
Floria Mora-Kepfer, University of Miami
CCF Brown Bag Series: Factors Affecting Adult Mental Rotation Performance: An Eye-Tracking Study 9/27/2013
Alina Pettit, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida International University
Diversity Challenges Facing Physics 10/3/2013
Casey Miller, Associate Professor of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa
Population genomics of sub-species divergence in the Monarcha flycatchers 10/7/2013
Liz Cooper, University of Miami
Climate Conversation: Sea Level Rise in Miami 10/8/2013
Dr. Juliet Pinto, Researcher in science communication, SJMC journalism, FIU
Climate Conversation: Sea Level Rise in Miami 10/8/2013
Kate MacMillin, Assistant Professor, SJMC journalism, FIU
April Merleaux 10/9/2013
Assistant Professor, FIU, History
Concept Mapping Workshop 10/9/2013
Barbra A. Roller, Assistant Dean for Admissions, FIU College of Medicine
Writers on the Bay: Jennifer Cody Epstein 10/10/2013
Jennifer Cody Epstein, Author
CCF Brown Bag Series: How Experience Shapes Development: Handedness Trajectories in Primates 10/11/2013
Eliza Nelson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida International University
Abiotic stress tolerance of peanut 10/21/2013
Diane Rowland, Professor, University of Florida
Balancing Academics, Research, and Personal Life 10/23/2013
Annia Mesa, Graduate Fellow, MBRS RISE
Masculinity Scripts & Hispanic College Men’s Perceptions of Female Initiated Sexual Coercion 10/24/2013
Dionne P. Stephens, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida International University
CCF Brown Bag Series: Improving School Readiness in Preschoolers with Externalizing Behavior Problems: Preliminary Results from a Summer Treatment Program from Pre-Kindergarteners 10/25/2013
Katie Hart, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Florida International University

Deep Sea Mysteries: Monster Larva 10/25/2013
Heather Bracken-Grissom, Assistant Professor, Biological Science, FIU
Spoken Word: A Poetry Workshop 10/25/2013
Dorothy Smartt
CCF Brown Bag Series: The Impact of Social Withdraw on Children’s Adjustment: Physiological and Contextual Influences 11/1/2013
Heather Henderson , Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Miami
The Vulnerable, Sustainable City: Miami Beach and Global Climate Change 11/4/2013
Elizabeth Anderson, Director, International Research Programs, FIU
Hybridization: the key to threatened coral species survival or the harbinger of extinction? 11/6/2013
Nicole Fogarty, Nova Southeastern University