Two professors will visit MSUM this week and present lectures. The lectures are free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Comstock Fund.
Tuesday, March 27 Bridges 162 at 4:30 p.m. Professor Tom Sibley will present: Wasps and Wolves, Math and Models
What can mathematics tell us about biology? Dr. Sibley will illustrate a range of answers using models made by his students. Whether the biology concerns how wasps construct nests, how the DNR manages wolves or how the HIV virus builds resistance to drugs, a mathematical model can provide insight to biologists.
Wednesday, March 28 Center for Business 111 at 7 p.m. Dr. Julie Sze will present: Defining Environmental Justice and Crossing Borders
Dr. Julie Sze will argue that the field of environmental justice studies is a border-crossing enterprise. These borders include research and outreach/engagement activities, and traditional divides between academia and community, race and environment, and the social sciences, humanities and sciences. She draws on over 15 years of research on social movements in New York City and the Central Valley region in California.
Dr. Sze is Associate Professor of American Studies at UC Davis, and the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.