Biology Seminar - "Evolutionary systems biology of adaptation to environmental stress: insights from high-altitude deer mice."

Hosted by Dr. Catherine Linnen

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
THM 116

Discrete CATS Seminar

Title of talk: Relaxations of the matroid axioms.

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
POT 745

The Dialectics of Geomorphic Complexity

Nearly 10 years ago, while pondering complex nonlinear dynamics in geomorphic systems, I was struck by how often we reduce problems to the interplay of opposing forces (e.g. uplift vs. denudation; soil formation vs. soil erosion, etc). I began to wonder how the concept of dialectics might be applicable in Earth sciences, or maybe I just wanted to increase my pseudo-intellectual street cred by using "dialectics" in an article. Anyway, I started work on a manuscript with the working title shown above, and then dropped it. I rediscovered it on the hard drive recently, and while I still can't convince myself it is journal article material, I do think there's some potentially interesting ideas there. 

What you see below is what I wrote in early 2006 (thus the absence of reference to work since then), unmodified except for putting in a few graphics to relieve the visual tedium.

1. Introduction

The title begs at least three questions: what do I mean by dialectics, how am I defining complexity, and how do I propose to link them?

1.1.  Geomorphic Complexity

Discrete CATS Seminar

Qualifying Exam: A unified approach to the Euler-Mahonian identity.

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
POT 745

Graduate Coffee and Donut Break!

Current and prospective graduate affiliates are invited to join the Committee on Social Theory for North Lime coffee and donuts, Friday October 23rd at 10am in 1643 Patterson Office Tower. Come with questions about the Social Theory certificate, gradate courses, and the Social Theory journal, disClosure.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
1643 Patterson Office Tower

CESL Student Success: Thanh Thi Hoang

Visiting Vietnamese student, Thanh Thi Hoang, talks about her experience at the University of Kentucky and in the Center for English as a Second Language. She improved her English language skills and fell in love with the city and people of Lexington, Kentucky.

Astro Seminar: Mapping the Circumgalactic Medium: The Origin and Structure of the Hidden Reservoir of Gas Around Galaxies

Our current understanding of how galaxies evolve over cosmic time is highly incomplete without understanding what is now known as the major baryonic component: the Circumgalactic medium (CGM). The CGM contains both the fuel for and the end products of star-formation in galaxies, but these regions are relatively hard to explore owing to their extremely low gas densities. The installation of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has allowed us to make major advances in our ability to systematically map and study these diffuse regions of gaseous galaxy halos. I will present the latest results form two large HST/COS surveys which systematically characterize the CGM in HI and metal lines over more than three decades of galactic stellar mass. The CGM as seen by these programs is nearly ubiquitous in HI, patchy in most metals, and generally cool and bound. I will describe the implications of these results for galactic fueling and quenching, and speculate on where we might go from here.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Ricardo Pau-Llosa: A Bilingual Recital


Translations into Cuban by Enrico Mario Santí

Wednesday, November 4
4-6 p.m.

Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Ricardo Pau-Llosa is, far and away, the most prestigious Cuban-American poet writing in English today. With seven books to his credit, he has established himself as well as a prominent and sought-after art critic:

Pau-Llosa, a Professor of English at Miami Dade College, and I have been collaborating on a bilingual anthology of poems translated, not exactly into Spanish, but into… Cuban. Part of the excitement of this event is that it will be the first public together reading of our experimental work.

Pau-Llosa is a superb poet of memory…. He displays a consummate ability not simply to evoke, but to recreate the lost city of remembrance and to do so with a tragic depth rare in contemporary American poetry.” Eric Ormsby

Reception to follow


Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Niles Gallery


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