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The following lectures, seminars, etc. will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. All seminars take place on Wednesdays in Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, from 3.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. Tea and cakes are offered from 3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. outside LT1.
|21 January||Protein aggregation: teasing out generalities, by Professor Athene Donald, of Cavendish Laboratories.|
|28 January||Research Students' Seminars. Start time: 2 p.m.|
|4 February||Interfacial structural conformations of proteins and DNA fragments, by Professor Jian Lu, of the University of Manchester.|
|11 February||Sustainable organic fuels for transport, by Dr Richard Pearson, of Lotus Cars.|
|18 February||Non-uniqueness of instabilities in free-surface flows, by Dr Mark Simmons, of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.|
|25 February||Disease biomarkers in first-onset schizophrenia, by Dr Sabine Bahn, of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.|
|4 March||Exhaust after-treatment catalysis, by Dr Andrew York, of Johnson Matthey and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.|
Divinity. The Stanton Lectures 2009 entitled Love stories: self, other, text, and God in 20th century Jewish thought, will be given by Dr Tamra Wright, of the London School of Jewish Studies, at 5 p.m. in the Runcie Room of the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, on the following dates:
|15 January||Divine love and human love: Franz Rosenzweig's Star of Redemption|
|19 January||'A rising moon on a starry night': Martin Buber's eternal thou|
|26 January||'The text as thou': Buber, Rosenzweig, and the Bible|
|2 February||Dialogical thought and the Holocaust|
|9 February||'Loving the Torah more than God': Emmanuel Levinas's response to the Shoah|
|26 February||Levinas and the ethics of infinite responsibility|
|2 March||'Translating the Bible into Greek': Levinas's ethical hermeneutics|
|12 March||Beyond philosophy: the wisdom of love|
Centre for Family Research. Georgia Philip, of the Open University, will give a seminar entitled Working at it: the practical, relational, and moral aspects of sustaining fatherhood beyond couplehood, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 January, in Room 606, Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane.
Modern Greek. The following open lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays (except for that on 27 January, which takes place on a Tuesday), in Room 1.02 of the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue.
|22 January||‘Π’αθη’/‘Passions': a latent poetic collection by Cavafy, by Professor Michalis Pieris, of the University of Cyprus.|
|27 January||Psycharis: the conflict between the neogrammarian linguist and the language reformer, by Professor Gunnar De Boel, of the University of Ghent.|
|19 February||Marital failures: glimpsing the margins of marriage in Greece, by Professor Roger Just, of the University of Kent.|
|5 March||The enemy that never was: the Muslim minority in Greece in the 1940s, by Professor Kevin Featherstone, of the London School of Economics.|
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research Seminars will take place on Tuesdays from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Seminar Room, the Mond Building, Free School Lane.
|20 January||Local leaders between obligation and corruption: state workplaces, the discourse of 'moral decay', and 'eating money' in the Mongolian Province, by Astrid Zimmermann, of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit.|
|3 February||Chinggis Khan: Buddha or Shaman? On the uses and abuses of the portrait of Chinggis Khan, by Isabelle Charleux, of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.|
|17 February||An experimental study of technological change in Inner Asia: the reconstruction of an ancient saddle from Subeixi (Xinjiang), by Marsha Levine, of the McDonald Institute.|
|3 March||Hosting protocols and the Qing incorporation of Inner Asian domains, by Adam Yuet Chau, of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.|
Plant Sciences. Lectures take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street.
|22 January||RNA degradation and polyadenylation in Arabidopsis thaliana, by Dr Dominique Gagliardi, of the Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes, Strasbourg.|
|29 January||Pollen tube growth: of male gametophytes and the need for models, by Professor José Feijó, of the University of Lisbon.|
|5 February||CPPS Seminar: The European potential to produce bio-energy: Miscanthus potential for current and future climates, by Mr Astley Hastings, of the University of Aberdeen.|
|12 February||Regulatory role of ribosomes in plant development, by Dr Mary Byrne, of the John Innes Centre, Norwich.|
|19 February||Investigating the biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, by Professor Nicholas Talbot, of the University of Exeter.|
|26 February||Intracellular metabolite transport in plant cells, by Professor Andreas Weber, of the University of Düsseldorf.|
|5 March||Seasonal control of flowering in annual and perennial plants, by Professor George Coupland, of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne.|
|12 March||Between a rock and a hard place: metal nutrition in Chlamydomonas, by Professor Sabeeha Merchant, of the University of California, Los Angeles.|
Social Anthropology. Senior Seminars take place on Fridays at 3.30 p.m. in Seminar Room G2, Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane.
|16 January||Conversion to Christianity: a perspective from Amazonia, by Dr Aparecida Vilaca, of the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro.|
|23 January||Modernization redirected: socialism, liberalism, and the national elite in Mozambique, by Dr Jason Sumich, of the London School of Economics.|
|30 January||Diving 'One Man': performing disconnection among beche-de-mer divers, Panapompom, Papua New Guinea, by Dr Will Rollason, of the University of St Andrews.|
|6 February||To be announced.|
|13 February||The fate of sharing in an epoch of nations: mixed shrines in contemporary Macedonia and West Bank Palestine, by Dr Glenn Bowman, of the University of Kent.|
|20 February||The laws of the land. Indigenous land rights as a key to government in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, by Dr Laurens Bakker, of the University of Leiden.|
|27 February||Finessing 'sacred law' and the civil state: shariah courts in Lebanon, by Dr Morgan Clarke, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
|6 March||Addressing colonial nostalgia in the Morobe goldfields of Papua New Guinea, by Dr Daniele Moretti, of the Department of Social Anthropology.|
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Cambridge University Reporter 14 January 2009
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