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MJC Spring Science Colloquium Starts Jan 28

Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the spring semester series with “Putting a Price on Carbon: A Risk Management Approach to Global Warming” presented by Lee Balance, MD, with the Citizens Climate Lobby, on Wednesday, January 21, at 3 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto. The Science Colloquium series is free and open to the public. There is a $1 charge for on campus parking without a permit.

The following spring 2015 MJC Science Colloquium presentations are also scheduled for Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus:

January 28 Robert Tanaka, MD, Pulmonology – “Valley Fever: It’s THIS Valley That Gave it its Name”

February 4 Ruben Willmarth, Engineer – “Heat Pumps: How they Work and Why They Rock!”

February 11 Darwin Day Talk, Debi Bolter, Ph.D., MJC professor – “My Anthropology Researches in South Africa”

February 18 MJC Professor Teri Curtis’ zoology students – “Tigers, lions and bears – Oh My! The Effects of Global Change on Various Animal Species”

February 25 Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education, “Climate Smart and Energy Wise: Climate and Energy Education Challenges of the 21st Century”

March 4 Holley Moyes, Ph.D., University of California, Merced – “The Drought Cult of the Belize Maya”

March 11 Lance Krajewski, engineer – “The Science and History of the Panama Canal”

March 18 Andrew Goreff, MJC adjunct instructor of computer science – “Living with a Manchurian Naturalist”

March 25 Laurie Hatch, MJC professor of child development – “A Look at Adverse Childhood Effects and Their Impact on Learning and on Life”

April 1 David Seaborg, World Rainforest Fund – “Rainforests and Ecosystem Survival”

April 8 Ron Durbin, UC Merced – “New Research and Developments in Solar Technologies”

April 15 Aaron Yakligian, Mid-State Solar – “The Local Solar System; How it Works”

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



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