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The following lectures, seminars, etc. will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Chemical Engineering. Seminars take place on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), Department of Chemical Engineering, New Museums Site, from 3.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. outside LT1. All are welcome.
|24 January||Knowledge based process engineering: hybrid modelling of industrial fed-batch processes, by Professor S. Feyo de Azevedo, of the University of Porto, Portugal.|
|31 January||(Title to be confirmed) Research Students' seminars.|
|7 February||Creating and harnessing complex reaction networks, by Professor Linda Broadbelt, of Northwestern University.|
|14 February||Stresses in drying films, by Dr Bill Clegg, of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.|
|21 February||Mixing in stratified fluids, by Dr Colm Caulfield, of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the BP Institute.|
|28 February||International interfaces, by Dr Jacquin Wilford-Brown, of International Coatings.|
|7 March||Extensional rheometry of inhomogeneous thickener solutions for coating applications, by Professor Norbert Willenbacher, of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.|
|14 March||New technologies in bioseparations and biosensing from engineered multi-domain self-modifying proteins, by Professor David Wood, of Princeton University.|
Engineering. Mechanics Colloquia will be held on Fridays at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 6 at the Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street. All visitors are welcome. Please report to Reception on arrival. For further information, including abstracts, please see http://www-mech.eng.cam.ac.uk/mechanics/seminars/.
|26 January||Biomechanics of the cytoskeleton: cell contractility and mechanosensitivity of cell adhesion, by Dr Vikram Deshpande, of the Department of Engineering.|
|16 March||Materials information: from testing machines to drug-eluting stents, by Professor David Cebon and Professor Mike Ashby, of the Department of Engineering.|
Geography. Seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, Department of Geography, Downing Site, as follows:
|18 January||Alteration of the continental water cycle by anthropogenic land cover change, by Dr Shannon Sterling, of the University of Paris.|
|8 February||The respiratory hazards of volcanic ash. Is volcanogenic silica really bad for you?, by Dr Claire Horwell, of the Department of Earth Sciences.|
|22 February||Psychogeography in theory and practice, by Dr Drew Mulholland, of Glasgow Caledonian University.|
|1 March||Sovereignty, corruption, and failed agreements: international law and tropical forests, by Dr Catherine MacKenzie, of the Department of Land Economy.|
Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations. The following seminars will take place on Tuesdays at 2 p.m., at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, in the Old Common Room.
|23 January||European Jewish thinkers and the dangers of Messianic politics, by Dr George Wilkes, of St Edmund's College and the Faculty of Divinity.|
|30 January||Recent trends in Pauline scholarship, by Dr Justin Meggitt, of the Institute of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Divinity.|
|6 February||Christian influence on the Jewish diaspora, by Dr Edward Kessler, of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations.|
|13 February||The exegetical encounter between Jews and Christians in late antiquity, by Drs Emmanouela Grypeou and Helen Spurling, of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations and the Faculty of Divinity.|
|20 February||Jewish-Christian dialogue in the 11th-14th centuries, by Dr Eva de Visscher, of the University of Oxford.|
|27 February||Aspects of Christianity and Judaism in the 15th-17th centuries, by Dr Richard Rex, of the Faculty of Divinity.|
|6 March||The Vatican's peace plans in the two world wars: Benedict XV and Pius XII, by Ms Lucia Faltin, of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations.|
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. The following research seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Seminar Room G, 17 Mill Lane.
|23 January||Corpses and the work of separation in the Ferghana valley, by Madeleine Reeves, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
|6 February||Special Seminar: Mongolia's development: challenges and opportunities, by Ambassador Dalrain Davaasambuu, of the Mongolian Embassy, London.|
|20 February||Severing the silken knot? Separating Church and State in contemporary Bhutan, by Richard Whitecross, of the University of Edinburgh.|
|6 March||Tibetan-Mongolian research: new life from old books, by Hildegard Diemberger, Stephen Hugh-Jones, and Karma Phuntso, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit|
|13 March||Revolutions, lamas, and soup: the oral history of twentieth-century Mongolia, by Christopher Kaplonski, of William Paterson University.|
MRC Dunn Human Nutrition Unit. Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, Hills Road. For further details, please contact Jean Seymour or Penny Peck (tel. 01223 252704).
|14 February||Evidence for the assistance of transmembrane electron transfer by transmembrane proton transfer in a dihaem-containing membrane protein complex, by Dr Roy Lancaster, of the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main. Host: Edmund Kunji.|
|28 February||Redox modifications of cardiac protein thiols: from detection to functional impact, by Dr Philip Eaton, of The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London. Host: Mike Murphy.|
Plant Sciences. Seminars take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site. All are welcome.
|25 January||Exploiting Cowpea mosaic virus in bio- and nano-technology: 101 things to do with a plant virus, by Dr George Lomonossoff, of the John Innes Centre.|
|1 February||The first cyanobacterium. A redox switch hypothesis for the origin of oxygenic photosynthesis, by Professor John Allen, of Queen Mary, University of London.|
|8 February||Made in the shade: light signals, phytochromes, and plant development, by Professor Garry Whitelam, of the University of Leicester.|
|15 February||About the importance of molybdenum for life, by Dr Florian Bittner, of the Technische Universität Braunschweig.|
|22 February||The role of fungi in self-organization of the soil-microbe complex, by Professor John Crawford, of the University of Abertay, Dundee.|
|1 March||Are treelines responding to climate change?, by Professor Emeritus Robert Crawford, of the University of St Andrews.|
|8 March||Natural variation in Antirrhinum and Arabidopsis, by Dr Andrew Hudson, of the University of Edinburgh.|
|15 March||The legume toolbox for the Rhizobium root nodule symbiosis, by Professor Ton Bisseling, of Wageningen University.|
Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars will be held on Fridays at 5 p.m. in Seminar Room G2, Department of Social Anthropology, New Museums Site. The Common Room (G1, ground floor) will be available for tea from 4 p.m. onwards.
|19 January||Provincializing God? Apprehensions of an anthropology of religion, by Professor Michael Lambek, of the London School of Economics and Political Science.|
|26 January||Religion, ethnicity, and politics in Israel, by Dr David Lehmann, of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.|
|2 February||East Timor: a failed nation-state?, by Dr David Hicks, of Stony Brook University.|
|9 February||Hagiographic narrative and monastic practice: Buddhist morality and mastery amongst Thai Buddhist nuns, by Dr Joanna Cook, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
|16 February||Loving and forgetting in tribal India, by Dr Piers Vitebsky, of the Scott Polar Research Institute.|
|23 February||(Title to be confirmed) Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou, of the University of Durham.|
|2 March||The appearance of identity politics in a south Indian village, by Dr David Mosse, of the University of London.|
|9 March||Sacrificial devotion and Tamil Tiger hero rites, by Professor Michael Roberts, of the University of Adelaide.|
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Cambridge University Reporter 17 January 2007
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