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Week of Mar 26-Apr 1, 2017

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Tuesday 28 March

Biology Research Seminar: Adipose Stromal / Stem Cells.

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Mona Wolfe · rkwolfe@loyno.edu · 865-2288

Location: Monroe Hall Room 610

Join us for a presentation given by Jeffery Gimble, M.D., Ph.D., LaCell, LLC, New Orleans BioInnovation Center, New Orleans, LA.

Pottery, Paintings, and Pinakides: the latest dirt from Petsas House, Mycenae

Time: 8 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Dr. Connie Rodriguez · rodrigue@loyno.edu · 504.865.2287

Location: Whitney Bank Presentation Room, Thomas Hall

A Lecture by

Dr. Kim Shelton

Associate Professor

University of California, Berkeley

Martha Sharp Joukowsky Lectureship

free admission and free parking on campus (West Road Garage and the Horseshoe)

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Department of Classical Studies and the New Orleans Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

This elaborately illustrated lecture will present the results of eleven seasons of excavation by the Archaeological Society of Athens at ‘Petsas House’ in the settlement of the famous Bronze Age palatial center at Mycenae. A look into a complex structure of the 14th century BCE reveals domestic and workshop use together with an expanding role in the socio-political life of the palace. Pottery, as the primary artifact type, is examined within its production, storage, and distribution contexts. A well, excavated within the building complex, provides evidence for the life of the building, for its violent destruction, and for human agency in a post-destruction reclamation phase. The excavator will present material produced in this workshop alongside a picture of life in the building together with evidence for a relationship to the palace through fragments of Linear B tablets and of contact with the greater Mycenaean and Mediterranean world during the 14th c. BCE. 

Thursday 30 March

SPS Seminar: Topology of Genomic Sequences

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:20 am

Contact: Chelsea Fielding · Physics@loyno.edu · 5048653647

Location: Monroe Hall, Room 152

Please join us for our next SPS Seminar, Topology of Genomic Sequences via the Sequential Subword Order, presented by Rafal Komandarczyk of Tulane University. 

The seminar will be held Thursday, March 30th from 12:30-1:20 in Monroe 152.




“Algebraic topology is the area of mathematics concerned with properties of spaces. Simple examples of spaces are shapes, such as spheres, cylinders or polyhedra. In particular, algebraic topology provides researchers with powerful algebraic invariants such as Betti numbers or the Euler characteristic, which help to distinguish general spaces. The recent new direction in data analysis (known as Topological Data Analysis or TDA) attempts to capture properties of large data sets by thinking about the data as an abstract shape and using the algebraic invariants as indicators of these properties. In this talk, I will discuss basic constructions and objects of algebraic topology, and show one possible way we can think about genomic sequences as shapes or topological spaces. I will also present experimental evidence that this can be a beneficial approach for the analysis of genomic sequences.” –Dr. Komendarczyk




Pizza & refreshments will be served!