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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.



About the Author:

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.