The Events of 2002-2003

Dr. Edmund J. Sybertz, Senior V.P. and General Manager of Gel Tex Pharmaceuticals spoke on "Drug discovery and development in the twenty first century: Oppportunities and challenges." This first lecture of the Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series was co-sponsored with the Chemistry Department. The event was held on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 3:15 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room.

The second lecture, sponsored by the Fairfield University Chapter of Sigma Xi, featured Dr. Tim Essington of SUNY Stony Brook who spoke on, "Food webs and fisheries in the Baltic Sea." The lecture was on Thursday, November 14, 2002 in the SON Auditorium at 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Carol Ward of the University of Missouri, Department of Anthropology presented two lectures, sponsored by National Sigma Xi. The first was Monday, February 10, 2003 in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room at 7:30 p.m., "Newest fossil evidence of early human ancestors." The second lecture was on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 also in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room at 10:00 a.m. entitled, "The evolution of human intelligence."

Student presentations of research experiences were featured on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 4:45 p.m. Three students, under the guidance of their faculty advisor, gave presentations. Kathleen McAvoy '03 presented her topic, "The effects of the Housatonic River on the growth of enteromorpha." Jen Klug was her research advisor for this project. Matthew Smylie '03 presented, "Radiation-resistant photoconductors for space astronomy" with research advisor, Nancy Haegel; and Kimberly Young '03, with research advisor, Malcolm Hill, spoke on "Chemical and structural defenses in four species of temperate sponge against the hermit crab, Pagurus longicarpus."

The Bannow Science Center MacDonnell Atrium set the stage for the Third Annual Poster Session on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This highly successful event featured 19 projects from 25 students. There were a variety of individual projects and the students did a great job of displaying and presenting their research.

Dr. Nancy Haegel, Physics Professor at Fairfield University presented, "Imaging charge and imaging stars" on Thursday, April 24, 2003 in the SON Auditorium at 4:45 p.m.

And finally, our Installation Reception was held on Thursday, May 15, 2003 in the Alumni House from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. To view photos from this event, click here.

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