MN Institute for Astrophysics Journal Club

semester, 2016


Thursday, January 28th 2016
Speaker: Melanie Beck and Terry Jones

Thursday, February 4th 2016
Speaker: Evan Tyler and Julius Donnert

Thursday, February 11th 2016
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Roberta Humphreys

Thursday, February 18th 2016
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Larry Rudnick

Thursday, February 25th 2016
Speaker: Huaqing Mao and Liliya Williams

Thursday, March 3rd 2016
Speaker: Micaela Bagley and Kyle Willett

Thursday, March 10th 2016
Speaker: Vihang Mehta and Michael Rutkowski

Thursday, March 17th 2016
Speaker: No Journal Club - Spring Break

Thursday, March 24th 2016
Speaker: Matt Gomer and Denis Wittor (Hamburg)

Thursday, March 31st 2016
Speaker: Tom Jones

Thursday, April 7th 2016
Speaker: Tony Young

Thursday, April 14th 2016
Speaker: Ryan Arneson and Lindsay Glesener

Thursday, April 21st 2016
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e

Thursday, April 28th 2016
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Hugh Dickinson, Iowa State

Thursday, May 5th 2016
Speaker: Karl Young and Claudia Scarlata

Thursday, September 8th 2016
Speaker: No Journal Club this week

Thursday, September 15th 2016
Speaker: Terry J. Jones

Thursday, September 22nd 2016
Speaker: Mehdi Lame'e and Tom Jones

Thursday, September 29th 2016
Speaker: Qi Wen

Thursday, October 6th 2016
Speaker: Karl Young

Thursday, October 13th 2016
Speaker: Evan Tyler and Liliya Williams

Thursday, October 20th 2016
Speaker: Melanie Beck and John Phillips

Thursday, October 27th 2016
Speaker: Trevor Knuth and Cornelia Lang, University of Iowa.
Subject: (Lang) The Big Impact of Big Ideas Courses at U Iowa – Creating and Teaching

In this talk I will describe the "Big Ideas" courses that have
recently been successfully piloted at the University of Iowa. These are undergraduate courses aimed at first year students. These courses fulfill a variety of the general education requirements and each are centered around one theme or current issue. The course "Origins of Life in the Universe" is the first Big Ideas course developed and is taught by 5 faculty across 4 departments. The course centers around Big Questions such as "What is the origin of the universe?", "What is the origin of the Solar System?" "What is the
origin of humanity?" All faculty contribute to the curriculum, which is developed together and features inquiry-guided activities taught in active-learning classrooms. Students report a high level of engagement with the course, strong satisfaction and an appreciation for the role science plays in society. The model for "Origins of Life in the Universe" has been used by the other "Big Ideas" courses and the hope is to expand the program to serve 1/4
of incoming students at the University of Iowa.


Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Speaker: Traci Johnson, U Michigan

Thursday, November 10th 2016
Speaker: Stou Sandalski and Evan Skillman

Thursday, November 17th 2016
Speaker: Brooke Simmons
Subject: To be announced.

Thursday, November 24th 2016
Speaker: No Journal Club - Thanksgiving holiday

Thursday, December 1st 2016
Speaker: Sourabh Chauhan and Larry Rudnick

Thursday, December 8th 2016
Speaker: Chris Nolting and Micaela Bagley

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