Caffeinated Conversations

Please join us for coffee, cookies, and lively conversation!



March 19, 2014

215 Pomeroy

“CFANS – What’s Behind the Acronym?” Refreshments at 3:15 pm, Presentation at 3:30 pm 

Dr. Mike Schmitt, Associate Dean of Research (and Extension) for CFANS will present an overview of the overall research portfolio that the College holds. Both federal and state funding and a strong sponsored project program provides a great diversity in the type and sacle of research conducted in the college. Dr. Schmitt will discuss how the college's research enterprise operates open the discussion as to how to our two college might find better synergies to collaborate in the current environment. A Caffeinated Conversation brought to you by the college who helps produce, process and determine the human impact of the coffee you’ll be drinking!=

February 19, 2014

215 Pomeroy

Research Animal Medicine Club  3:30 - 4:00 pm
Learn about the Research Animal Medicine Club, a CVM campus life program dedicated to encouraging veterinary students to be more involved in research and research-based careers.
Hear what the club has accomplished, discuss future plans and find out how faculty can get involved.

Global Food Ventures  4:00 - 4:30 pm
Scott Wells and Linda Valeri, co-directors of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, are pleased to have a conversation with the CVM on MnDRIVE funding opportunities for interdisciplinary Global Food Security research, commercialization, and workforce development grants. Discussion will include background on the Global Food Ventures program and information on the internal grant process.

January 15, 2014

215 Pomeroy

“A Discussion of “Why So Slow” by Virginia Valian”
Dr. Alice A. Larson will be summarizing the barriers to inclusion and advancement of women (and other groups) as described by Valian in her book Why So Slow. After a short recap of Valian's thesis, group discussion will focus on: Why and how is this still a problem? How can addressing these issues be beneficial to all? What specific steps address barriers to success?

December 18, 2013

213 Pomeroy 

“Magnetic Nanowires: Barcoding Killers”

A discussion on the use of magnetic nanowires that can barcode cell populations, measure internal cellular mechanics, and scramble cells from the inside.
Professor Bethanie Stadler from Electrical and Computer Engineering will introduce the assassins and lead a discussion in their use to veterinary medicine.

Refreshments 3:15 p.m.
Presentation 3:30 p.m.


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