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MJC Spring Science Colloquium Kick-Off

Spring Science Colloquium kick-off with exploration of autism

Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the spring semester series with “Autism: Facts, Myths, and What To Do After Diagnosis” presented byDeborah Laffranchini, MJC professor of child development, on Wednesday, January 27, at 3 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue, Modesto.

The Science Colloquium series is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit.

The following spring 2016 MJC Science Colloquium presentations are also scheduled for Wednesdays, 3 – 4 p.m., in Science Community Center 115:

February 3 “The Tuolumne River, Stanislaus County’s Water Lifeline” by Peter Drekmeier, Tuolumne River Trust
February 10 Darwin Day Talk: “Giant, Tusk-toothed Salmon, Galapagos-sized Tortoises, and Other Extinct Wildlife of Central California” by Julia Sankey, Ph.D., CSU Stanislaus
February 17 “Modesto’s Precious Water Supply” by William Wong, engineering division manager
February 24 “Modesto’s Water Reuse Program” by William Wong, engineering division manager
March 2 “Our Viral Planet: Evolution and Biodiversity of Viruses” by Bobby Hutchison, MJC professor of psychology, behavioral scientist and biologist
March 9 “How are animals around the world faring?” by MJC zoology students
March 16 “Fast Food and Your Health” by Shawn Jenkins, M.S. degree in kinesiology,athletic trainer, strength and conditioning specialist
March 23 “China: The Three Gorges Dam and Other Environmental Impacts” by Michael Kennedy
March 30 “Mono Lake: Past, Present and Future” by Jim and Kathy Clarke
April 6 “CRISPR: A Tool for Genome Editing” by Jim Youngblom, Ph.D., California State University, Stanislaus
April 13 “The Baja Experience: Just as Powerful as Ever­” by Guy Van Cleave, YCCD biology professor emeritus

For more information on the Science Colloquium contact Richard Anderson, MJC professor emeritus, at<> or (209) 529-5182.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.