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Faculty Activities A-G

J. Douglas Archer, librarian, presented "Religion in American Libraries:  Serving Your Community While Staying Out of Court" and "Google Book Search and the Google Book Settlement:  What's What and What's Not" at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Library Federation in Indianapolis, Nov. 15-16, 2010.  Ppresented "Religion in American Libraries:  Serving Your Community While Staying Out of Court" and "Google Book Search and the Google Book Settlement:  What's What and What's Not" at the Annual Conference of the Indiana Library Federation in Indianapolis, Nov. 16-17, 2010.  Presented “Intellectual Freedom 101 for Hoosiers” at a meeting of the Northwest Indiana Library Boards Association in Michigan City, IN on Nov. 30, 2010. He presented “The Google Books Settlement:  What’s Next?” at the Indiana Library Federation District 1 Spring Conference in Michigan City, IN on May 3, 2011

David M. Bartels, concurrent professor, chemistry and biochemistry, professional specialist, Radiation Laboratory,  "Hydrogen Water Chemistry: Can it work in supercritical Water Reactor?" at the International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems, October 3-8, 2010.  "Efficiency of Aromatic Triflates as Photoacid Generators for EUV Lithography" (Coauthor: Irek Janik), at the 9th Ionizing Radiation and Polymers Conference, Washington, DC, Oct. 25-29.

Gary E. Belovsky, professor, biological sciences, attended a TAG meeting to discuss research and present findings, also met with UDWR personnel concerning research in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 15-17, 2011. He also presented a talk titled "2010 Brine Shrimp Harvest."

Bruce A. Bunker, professor of physics, “Introduction to XAFS,” Inaugural lecture at APS/IIT XAFS Summer School, Illinois Institute of Technology, July 12-16, 2010; presented the invited talk “XAFS Studies of Metal-Bacterial Interactions: From Passive Adsorption to Biomineralization” at the North American Core Shell Spectroscopy Conference, Denver CO, Aug. 2-6. “XAFS Studies of Synthetic and Biogenic Nanoparticles,” Colloquium, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 1. He was an invited reviewer and panelist, Advanced Photon Source Scientific Advisory Committee APS Upgrade Review, March 7-8, 2011. He presented two invited lectures on ”X-ray Absorption Fine Structure” at the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, Argonne National Laboratory, June 21, 2011.

Mark A. Caprio, assistant professor of physics, “Coupling coefficients for general subalgebra chains,” Twenty-Third Annual Midwest Theory Get-Together, Argonne, Illinois, Sept. 10, 2010. “Symmetries and the geometric description of nuclear structure,” series of two invited lectures at The Seventh International Balkan School on Nuclear Physics: Nuclear Structure Challenges with Radioactive Beams, Adrasan, Turkey, Sept. 16-17. He delivered a talk titled “Racah’s method for general subalgebra chains,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics, Santa Fe, N.M., Nov. 4, 2010. He gave a seminar, “Symmetries in nuclei: New methods and applications,” at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Nov. 10, 2010. He presented the seminar "Coupling coefficients for general subgroup chains" at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 31, 2011. He presented "Symmetry methods for the nuclear shell model" at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, March 24, 2011. He presented "Symmetry methods for the nuclear many-body problem" at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, March 28, 2011. He also presented a seminar, "Symmetry methods for the nuclear shell model" at Iowa State University, Ames, March 30, 2011. He gave a seminar, "Symmetries in nuclei: From isospin to rotations in five dimensions," at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, April 12, 2011. He delivered the talk, "SU(1,1) radial bases for Many-Fermion Dynamics," at the PetaApps Workshop: Taming the Scale Explosion in Ab Initio Nuclear Theory, Ames, Iowa, April 21, 2011. He gave a colloquium, "Taming the nucleus: Symmetries and the computational scale explosion," at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 29, 2011. He presented an invited talk, "Symmetries in nuclei: New methods and applications," at the American Physical Society April Meeting, Garden Grove, Calif., May 2, 2011. He gave an invited talk titled "Quantum phase transitions in algebraic models" at the Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry held in New London, N.H., June 16, 2011.

Ian Carmichael, director of the Radiation Laboratory and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented "Radiation Damage in Macromolecular Crystallography," at the DOE Physical Biosciences Research Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 18-20, 2010.

Kevin J. Christiano, associate professor of sociology, presented "Religious Identity and Political Intensity: Federal Campaigns in the United States and Canada."  to a luncheon at the Wells Conference Center for faculty members in Canadian Studies, sociology, history, and political science; sponsored by the Canadian-American Center during "Canada Weeks" at the University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine, Nov. 2, 2010.  "Trends and Prospects: The Example of Religion in Canada and the United States," invited presentation to Canadian Studies students at the University of Maine at Orono during the celebration of "Canada Weeks" at the institution; Joseph M. Murray Hall, Orono, Maine, Nov. 2, 2010. He chaired the research session on "Montreal as Crucible of Social Change" at the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the American Council for Quebec Studies in Burlington, Vt., Nov. 4-7, 2010.

Philippe Collon, associate professor, physics, invited talk, “Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Current Status, New Developments and Opportunities with FRIB,” given at the “Radiochemistry at FRIB Symposium” at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 22-26, 2010.

Antonio Delgado, assistant professor, physics, seminar, “The S-MSSM: The singlet saves the day,” Boston University, Mass., Oct. 18, and at Fermilab, Batavia, Ill., Oct. 21, 2010.

Alan Dowty, professor emeritus of political science, gave the keynote address, “How It Began: Europe vs. the Middle East in the Orientation of the First Zionist Settlers,” Conference on Israel in the Middle East, University of Calgary, Oct. 3, 2010.  Lecture, “The Fourth Stage of the Arab-Israel Conflict,” University of Beijing, Beijing, China, Oct. 21, 2010.

William G. Dwyer, Hank Professor of Mathematics, gave an invited talk titled "Symmetric powers versus the calculus filtration" at the workshop on Functor Calculus and Operads held at the Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, March 17, 2011.

Jeff Feder, professor, biological sciences, presented symposium talks at the Evolution Complex Traits meeting in Porto, Portugal, on Dec. 6-12, 2010 and at the Entomological Society of America in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 12-15, 2010. The titles for these talks were: "On The Scent of Speciation in Rhagolens" and "From Rhags to Riches: The Origins of ENtodiversity." )   He traveled to Kobe, Japan, on Feb. 17-18, 2011.  While there he was a keynote speaker.  On his return he traveled to Purdue University on Feb. 21-25, 2011, where he was a seminar speaker. Both talks were titled "On Scent of Speciation."

Malcolm Fraser, professor, biological sciences, presented a seminar, "Development of novel transgenic ribozyme strategies for suppression of Dengue Fever Virus in mosquito cells," at Texas A & M, Department of Entomology in College Station, Texas, on Feb. 23-25, 2011. 

David Galvin, assistant professor, mathematics, gave an invited lecture titled "Unimodality (and otherwise) of some graph theoretic sequences" at the discrete mathematics seminar held at the Univesity of Delawar on March 2, 2011.  He also gave an invited talk, "Unimodality of the independent set sequence of a graph," at the special session on graph theory at the AMS Spring Genetral Section Meeting at the University of Iowa on March 18, 2011.

Umesh Garg, professor of physics, “Concluding Remarks,” Summary Talk at the International Symposium on Nuclear Symmetry Energy, Wako, Japan, July 26-28, 2010.  “Nuclear Incompressibility, Symmetry Energy, and Neutron Stars,” Colloquium, Physics Department, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, July 30. "Nuclear Incompressibility and Symmetry Term from Compression-mode Giant Resonances," Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics: Extremes of the Nuclear Landscape, Zakopane, Poland, Aug. 30-Sept. 5.  "Nuclear Incompressibility, Symmetry Energy, and Superfluidity," invited talk at Institut de Physique Nucleaire (IPN), Orsay, France, Sept. 6, 2010.    Presented a Nuclear Astrophysics Seminar entitled, "Nuclear Incompressibility, the Asymmetry Term, and the MEM Effect," and a Physics and Astronomy Colloquium entitled, "REU@Notre Dame: "Experience" over a Quarter Century," at Texas A & M University,  Dec. 9, 2010. He delivered an invited talk, “REU@ND: “Experience Over A Quarter Century,” at the 2010 SACNAS National Conference, Anaheim, CA, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.He gave another invited talk, “The Argonne-Notre Dame Gamma Ray Facility: Recollections of a Wonderful Collaboration, Instrument, and Time,” at the ATLAS 25th Anniversary Celebration, Argonne, Ill., October 22-23, 2010. He presented an invited seminar, "Nuclear Incompressibility, the Asymmetry Term, and Neutron Stars,” at the Inter University Accelerator Center, New Delhi, India, March 14, 2011. He presented an invited talk, "REU at Notre Dame: `Experience'' over a Quarter Century," at the APS April Meeting 2011, Anaheim, CA, April 30-May 3, 2011. He presented the keynote address, "The Atomic Nucleus and the Stars," at the Annual GSU Research Conference, Governors state University, University Park, Ill., June 10, 2011. Prof. Garg presented an invited talk, "Constraints on the EOS from Isoscalar Giant Modes," at the Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry, New London, NH, June 12-17, 2011.

Joachim Goerres, research professor, physics, gave an invited lecture, “Experiments in Nuclear Astrophysics I (charged-particle induced),” WE-Heraeus Summer School on Nuclear Astrophysics in the Cosmos, Darmstadt, Germany, July 13, 2010.