College of Natural Sciences
Yoshua Bengio, professor, department of Computer Science and Operations Research, Université de Montréal, presents his talk titled “Improving the memory capability of recurrent networks.” 

September 29, 2016
2:00 pm

Computer Science Building, 150/151

Rob DeConto of UMass Amherst will speak about “The future fate of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and implications for New England.” DeConto's talk is part of “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by The Northeast Climate Science Center. 

October 5, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Wesley M. Daniel of Michigan State University, Nick Sievert of University of Missouri, and Jana Steward of USGS/ Wisconsin Water Science Center will speak about “FishTail: a decision support tool for assessing the conservation status of fish habitats in the NE CSC region.”

October 12, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Charlana Y. Simmons of Student Success and Diversity in the College of Natural Sciences will discuss the state of diversity in STEM at UMass, providing details about the enrollment, persistence and success of students from diverse backgrounds in STEM.

October 18, 2016
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall

David Montegomery, University of Washington, presents his lecture titled “The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health,” a riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves―and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Based on the book of the same name. 

October 28, 2016
3:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, S-211

Ambarish Karmalkar of UMass Amherst will speak about a “Framework for selecting climate models for impacts studies in the Northeast.” Karmalkar's talk is part of  “Engaging Stakeholders in Climate Adaptation,” a webinar series presented by The Northeast Climate Science Center.

November 16, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Radley Horton of Columbia University will speak about the “Projected expansion of the Souther pine beetle into northern Forests.”

November 30, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134

Adrian Jordaan of UMass Amherst and Michelle Staudinger of the NE CSC will speak about “The Times They Are a Changing: Shifting Phenology in Northeast Costal Ecosystems.”

December 7, 2016
3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Morrill Science Center, 134