Wednesday, October 2, 2013: The McNulty Scholars Lecture Series hosts guest lecturer Dr. Arpita Upadhyaya, an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department and Institute for Physical Science and Technology and a member of the Biophysics Program at the University of Maryland. She entered the world of biophysics at the University of Notre Dame, where she completed her Ph.D. in Physics. In 2008 she was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Dr. Upadhyaya is a reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Cell Biology and Biophysical Journal. Her research focuses on how cellular mechanics and physical forces enable a cell to sense and respond to its environment. The lecture, TOUCH, FEEL, AND GO: the forces that power cell movement and signaling is 3:35PM in room 200 in the Science Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012: Amy Cheng Vollmer, PdD, is the guest lecturer for the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Vollmer is a professor of biology at Swarthmore College where she teaches courses in microbiology, biotechnology, and introductory biology. Her research focus is in the area of bacterial stress response. Dr. Vollmer is actively involved in the American Society for Microbiology and in 2006 received the Carski Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from ASM’s American Academy for Microbiology. The lecture, Promoting Science Literacy: A Job for Scientists, Not Just Journalists is 4:00pm in room 200 in the Science Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012: Michelle M. Francl, PdD, is the guest lecturer for the McNulty Scholars Lecture Series. Dr. Francl, professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College, has published in areas ranging from the development of methods for computational chemistry to the structures of topologically intriguing molecules. She is a writer whose essays on science, culture, and policy have appeared in Nature Chemistry and in several other collections. The lecture, Warped Chemistry: Topologically Intriguing Molecules is 4:00pm in room 400 of the Science Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 27, 2011: McNulty Scholars Lecture Series featuring Dr. Mary Lynn Fecile, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Director Sickle Cell Anemia Program Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Lecture, Listen to Your Life, Room 200, Science Center. 11:30a.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011: McNulty Scholars Lecture series featuring Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. Lecture, Protecting Public Health through Food Safety, Room 200, Science Center. 4:00p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 14, 2010: Second Annual McNulty Scholars Lecture featuring Dr. Phoebe Leboy, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Immediate Past-President, Association for Women in Science. Lecture, Myths About Girls and Women in the STEM Disciplines, Room 300, Science Center. 11:30 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Fall 2009 McNulty Lecture
Thursday, October 22, 2009: Inaugural McNulty Scholars Lecture. Keynote speaker: the Hon. Kathleen A. McGinty, Chemistry '85, Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and first woman to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Lecture, Environmental Stewardship: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century, Room 200, Science Center. 12:00p.m. This event is free and open to the public.