Presented Lectures

Dr. Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani

Dr. Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Dr. Sahar Ghanipoor Machiani

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
“Transportation in the Era of Connected and Automated Technologies”

Dr. Mee Young Hong

Dr. Mee Young Hong

Friday, October 10th, 2018

Dr. Mee Young Hong

“Fish Oil and Colon Cancer”

Dr. Marina Kalyuzhnaya

Dr. Marina Kalyuzhnaya

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Dr. Marina Kalyuzhnaya

“Romance of Bio and Gas: A Better Life With a Healthy Planet”

Dr. Natalie Mladenov

Dr. Natalie Mladenov

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Dr. Natalie Mladenov

“Degradation and Tracking of Contaminants in Natural and Engineered Water Systems”

Dr. Kristen Wells

Dr. Kristen Wells

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Dr. Kristen Wells

“Feasibility of a Spanish-Language Virtual Agent Cervical Cancer Application in the Context of Patient Navigation”

Dr. Mounah Abdel-Samad

Dr. Mounah Abdel-Samad

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Dr. Mounah Abdel-Samad

“Fostering Community Engagement to Increase Equity and Inclusion in Public Policy”

Dr. Kate Rubin

Dr. Kate Rubin

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Dr. Kate Rubin

“The Unbearable Lightness of a Galaxy's Being”

Dr. Aaron Elkins

Dr. Aaron Elkin

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Dr. Aaron Elkins

“AVATAR: Automated Credibility Assessment for Border Security”

Dr. Susan Kiene

Dr. Susan Kiene

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Dr. Susan Kiene

“Home-based HIV Testing in Rural Uganda”

Dr. Robert Quimby

Dr. Robert Quimby

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Dr. Robert Quimby

“Observing Nature's Biggest and Brightest Explosions with the Hubble Space Telescope”

Dr. Greg Holland

Dr. Greg Holland

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Dr. Greg Holland

“Biomolecular Mechanisms of Spider Silk Assembly”

Dr. Karen May-Newman

Dr. Karen May-Newman

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Dr. Karen May-Newman

“An Engineering Approach to the Treatment of Heart Failure”

Dr. Inna Fishman

Dr. Inna Fishman

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dr. Inna Fishman

“What Can Brain Imaging Reveal About Autism and Other Developmental Disorders?”

Dr. Iana Castro

>Dr. Iana Castro

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Dr. Iana Castro

“Understanding Consumer Behavior in Food Retail Environments”

Dr. Chris Mi

Dr. Chris Mi

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Dr. Chris Mi

“Improving Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle Performance”

Dr. Kim Finley

>Dr. Kim Finley

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Dr. Kim Finley

“What Fruit Flies Can Teach Us About the Genetics of Neural Trauma and Aging”

Dr. Peter Larlham

>Dr. Peter Larlham

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Dr. Peter Larlham

“SDSU in Africa: A Tanzanian Literacy Project”

Mr. Mark Ballam, Ms. Paige Bryant, and Dr. Martina Musteen

Mr. Mark Ballam, Ms. Paige Bryant, and Dr. Martina Musteen

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Mr. Mark Ballam, Ms. Paige Bryant, and Dr. Martina Musteen

“An Overview of SDSU's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)”

Dr. Georg Matt

Dr. Georg Matt

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Dr. Georg Matt

“Thirdhand Smoke: The Lasting, Toxic, and Costly Legacy of Tobacco Smoke”

Dr. Todd Braje and Dr. Jillian Maloney

Dr. Christal Sohl

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Dr. Todd Braje and Dr. Jillian Maloney

“Uncovering the Footfalls of the First Americans: Reconstructing the Paleocoastal Landscapes of North America's Pacific Coast”

Dr. Christal Sohl

Dr. Christal Sohl

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Dr. Christal Sohl

“Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: Using Structure/Function Studies to Probe Tumorigenesis”

Dr. Bruce Appleyard

Dr. Bruce Appleyard

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Dr. Bruce Appleyard

“Measuring, Understanding, and Realizing Sustainability, Livability, and Equity”

Mr. Tom Karlo

Mr. Tom Karlo

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Mr. Tom Karlo

“Past, Present, and Future of KPBS”

Dr. Marie Roch

Dr. Marie Roch

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Dr. Marie Roch

“Eavesdropping: What We Learn From Listening in on Whales and Dolphins”

Mr. Trent Biggs

Mr. Trent Biggs

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Mr. Trent Biggs

“Watersheds and People: Stories from the South Pacific, India, and US-Mexico Border Region”

Mr. Thomas Zink

Mr. Thomas Zink

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Mr. Thomas Zink

“Native Habitat Restoration”

Dr. Ignatius Nip

Dr. Fletcher Miller

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Dr. Ignatius Nip

“Speech Motor Development in Children with Cerebral Palsy”

Dr. Fletcher Miller

Dr. Fletcher Miller

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Dr. Fletcher Miller

“Fire in Space; How Gravity Effects Flames”

Dr. V. Robin Weersing

 Dr. V. Robin Weersing

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Dr. V. Robin Weersing

“Developing Effective Interventions for Pediatric Anxiety and Depression”

Dr. Joanne Lobato

Dr. Joanne Lobato

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Dr. Joanne Lobato

“Re-imagining Video-Based Online Learning in Mathematics”

Dr. Rob Edwards

Dr. Rob Edwards

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Dr. Rob Edwards

“New Uses of DNA Sequencing: From Viruses to Oceans”

Dr. Mark Sussman

Dr. Mark Sussman

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Dr. Mark Sussman

“Regenerating the Heart: Uncommon Sense for Common Problems”

Dr. Bey-Ling Sha

Dr. Bey-Ling Sha

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Dr. Bey-Ling Sha

“Marquee Programs in the School of Journalism & Media Studies”

Dr. Philip Greiner

Dr. Philip Greiner

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Dr. Philip Greiner

“Meeting the Need for a Diverse Nursing Workforce”

Dr. Sam Shen

Dr. Sam Shen

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Dr. Sam Shen

“Examples of Climate Change Phenomena and Mathematical Methods”

Dr. Suzanne Lindsay

Dr. Suzanne Lindsay

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Dr. Suzanne Lindsay

“The Institute for Public Health: Translating Research to Practice”

Dr. Heather Corliss

Dr. Heather Corliss

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Dr. Heather Corliss

“Studying Health Disparities in LGBT Populations”

Dr. Dann Goble

Dr. Dann Goble

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Dr. Dann Goble

“A Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) for Assessing Sports-related Concussion”

Dr. Gustaaf Jacobs

Dr. Gustaaf Jacobs

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Dr. Gustaaf Jacobs

“Challenges and Advancements in the Modeling and Analysis of Shocked, Particle-laden Flows in High-speed Combustors and Explosions”

Dr. Scott Kelley

Dr. Scott Kelley

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Dr. Scott Kelley

“The Serious Science of Schmutz: A Metagenomic Approach to Indoor Microbiology”

Dr. Karen Emmorey

Dr. Karen Emmorey

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Dr. Karen Emmorey

“What happens when your other language is a sign language? ”

Dr. Tonika Green

Dr. Tonika Green

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Dr. Tonika Green

“CARES ”

Dr. Sanford Bernstein

Dr. Sanford Bernstein

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Dr. Sanford Bernstein

“Modeling and Treating Human Muscle and Heart Disease in the Fruit Fly ”

Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar

Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar

“Impact of Wireless Technology in Medical and Social Life”

Dr. Kevin Hovel

Dr. Kevin Hovel

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Dr. Kevin Hovel

“The Grass Menagerie: Importance of Seagrass Habitats to Biodiversity and Fisheries”

Dr. Christopher Harrison

Dr. Christopher Harrison

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Dr. Christopher Harrison

“Developing the Next Generation of Anti-doping Tests”

Dr. Alex DeNoble

Dr. Alex DeNoble

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Dr. Alex DeNoble

“Overview of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center”

Dr. Ricardo Zayas

Dr. Ricardo Zayas

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Dr. Ricardo Zayas

“Stem Cells and Regeneration in Planarians”

Dr. Walt Oechel

Dr. Walt Oechel

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Dr. Walt Oechel

“What the Arctic Tells Us About the Future of Global Change”

Dr. Thomas Novotny

Dr.  Thomas Novotny

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Dr. Thomas Novotny

"Going After the Butts: Tobacco Control and Environmental Advocacy“

Dr. Laura J. Hall

Dr. Laura J. Hall

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Dr. Laura J. Hall

"Preparing Educators who Sustain Effective Practices for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders“

Dr. Mary Ann Lyman Hager

Dr. Mary Ann Lyman Hager

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Dr. Mary Ann Lyman Hager

"Critical Languages and Cultures - the Role of LARC in Military and Civiliam Arenas"

Dr. Tom Rockwell

Dr. Tom Rockwell

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Dr. Tom Rockwell

"From California to Turkey: Cracking the Earthquake Code"

Dr. Douglas Grotjahn

Dr. Douglas Grotjahn

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Dr. Douglas Grotjahn

"Catalysis: Chemical Magic in Real Life"

Dr. Margaret Friend

Dr. Margaret Friend

Friday, September 21nd, 2012

Dr. Margaret Friend

"What Young Children Know about Language: Why It's Important and How We Can Find Out"

Learn more about Dr. Margaret Friend

Drs. Randolph Philipp, Lisa Lamb, Victoria Jacobs, and Jessica Bishop

Drs. Randolph Philipp, Lisa Lamb, Victoria Jacobs, and Jessica Bishop

Friday, May 2nd, 2012

Drs. Randolph Philipp, Lisa Lamb, Victoria Jacobs, and Jessica Bishop

"A Study of Elementary School Teachers Engaged in Sustained Professional Development Focusing on Children's Mathematical Thinking"

Dr. Tom Huxford

Dr. Tom Huxford presenting

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Dr. Tom Huxford

"Structural Biochemistry at SDSU“

Learn more about Dr. Tom Huxford

Dr. Mel Hovell

Dr. Mel Hovell

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Dr. Mel Hovell

"The Behavioral Ecological Model: Applying Theory to Health Behaviors"

Dr. Kathie McGuire

Dr. Kathie McGuire

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Dr. Kathie McGuire

"Bacterial Meningitis: How Bacteria Get Into the Brain”

Learn more about Dr. Kathie McGuire

Dr. Kelly Doran

Dr. Kelly Doran

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Dr. Kelly Doran

"Bacterial Meningitis: How Bacteria Get Into the Brain”

Learn more about Dr. Kelly Doran

Dr. Jeanne Nichols

Dr. Jeanne Nichols

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Dr. Jeanne Nichols

"Osteoporosis –A Pediatric Disease?”


Dr. Tracy Love

Dr. Tracy Love

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Dr. Tracy Love

"Language and the Brain”


Dr. William Welsh

Dr. William Welsh

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Dr. William Welsh

"NASA's Kepler Mission: Discovering Strange New Worlds"



Dr. John Elder and Dr. Gregory Talavera

Dr. John Elder and Dr. Gregory Talavera

Monday, February 9th, 2012

Dr. John Elder and Dr. Gregory Talavera

"Salsa to Luces: 25 Years at IBACH"




Dr. Caren Sax

Dr. Caren Sax

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Dr. Caren Sax presented

"Interwork Institute & SDSU: Connecting the Dots"

Learn more about Dr. Caren Sax


Dr. Ralph-Axel Mueller

Dr. Ralph-Axel Mueller presenting

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Dr. Ralph-Axel Mueller presented

"Local and Network Abnormalities of Brain Organization in Autism"



Dr. Dipak Gupta and Dr. Ming-Hsing Tsou

Dr.Dipak Gupta and Dr. Ming-Hsing Tsou

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Dr. Dipak Gupta and Dr. Ming-Hsing Tsou presented

"Mapping Ideas on the Internet: A New Methodology for an Unstable World"


Learn more about Dr. Ming-Hsing Tsou


Dr. Robert Mentzer

Dr. Robert Mentzer presenting

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Dr. Robert Mentzer presented

"Heart Disease and the Need for BioScience Translational Research"

Learn more about Dr. Robert Mentzer


Dr. Edward Riley

Dr. Edward Riley presenting

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Dr. Edward Riley presented

"Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Not Just Another Pretty Face"



Dr. Peter Andersen

Dr. Peter Andersen presenting

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Dr. Peter Andersen presented

"Go Sun Smart: Communicating Sun Safety to the Ski Industry"


Dr. Ted Cranford

Dr. Ted Cranford presenting

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Dr. Ted Cranford presented

"Understanding Toothed Whale Biosonar Using Rocket Science, Finite Element Modeling, and High‐speed Video Endoscopy"

Learn more about Dr. Ted Cranford


Dr. Marian Liebowitz

Dr. Marian Liebowitz presenting

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Dr. Marian Liebowitz presented

"Heartpower Performances"


Dr. Roland Wolkowicz

Dr. Roland Wolkowicz presenting

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Dr. Roland Wolkowicz presented

"Discerning Viral-Host Interactions for Drug Discovery"



Dr. Fridolin Weber

Dr. Fridolin Weber presenting

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Dr. Fridolin Weber presented

"From Atoms to Stars"

Learn more about Dr. Fridolin Weber


Dr. Joy Phillips

Dr. Joy Phillips presenting

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Dr. Joy Phillips presented

"Immediate Protection from All Strains of Influenza A; or, No More Scary Pandemics"

Learn more about Dr. Joy Phillips



Dr. Antonio Palacios

Dr. Antonio Palacios presenting

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Dr. Antonio Palacios presented

"Mimicking Nature: Using Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory to Enhance Performance of Sensor Systems"

Learn more about Dr. Antonio Palacios


Dr. Julia Evans

Dr. Julia Evans presenting

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Dr. Julia Evans presented

"What Can Children with Specific Language Impairment Tell Us About How the Brain Learns and Remembers?"


Dr. Guadalupe X. Ayala

Guadalupe Ayala presenting lecture

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Dr. Guadalupe X. Ayala presented

"Promoting Healthy Eating Across Levels of the Socio-Ecologic Framework"


Dr. Rebecca Lewison

Dr. Rebecca Lewison presenting lecture

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dr. Rebecca Lewison presented

"Applied Conservation Research in San Diego: Sea Turtles, Seabirds, Bobcats and Sharks"


Dr. Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards presenting lecture

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Dr. Rob Edwards presented

"Using Computers to Understand Life from Bacteria and Viruses to Corals and Fishes"


Upcoming Lectures

TBD