NAS launches inaugural seminar series

The Department of Natural & Applied Sciences is inviting the campus community to a seminar series addressing contemporary topics in science, society and the environment. The goal of the series, which kicks off Sept. 16, is to promote the exchange of ideas and initiate professional interactions between faculty, students and practitioners in a collegial atmosphere. Talks begin at 3:30 p.m. in ES 328 and are preceded by a 30-minute social, including food and drink, at 3 p.m. in ES 317.

Associate Prof. Mathew Dornbush, NAS, will begin the series Friday, Sept. 16 with a presentation titled “Colonization and consumer mechanisms promote dominance of the exotic herb garlic mustard in a Wisconsin, USA forest.” The second talk in the series, slated for Friday, Sept. 30, will feature Associate Prof. John Luczaj, NAS, who will speak on the geology of Brown County. Talks will run 40 to 45 minutes, followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer session.

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