Seminar Series in Biology Friday, March 24

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:

“Novel Synthetic Analogs of Resveratrol for Potential Therapeutics in Cancer, Obesity and Chronic Inflammation,” presented by Priti Tiwari, PhD, SUNY Oneonta.  Dr. Tiwari is an organic chemical biologist.  Her research interest is in the field of drug discovery and development specifically involving small molecule screening for therapeutics. She has extensively worked on evaluating the effect of resveratrol, a potent biomolecule and its synthetic analogs as anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-inflammation drugs using advanced techniques in molecular biology and cell biology.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday March 24th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.

John Relethford publishes book review on the evolution of apes

John Relethford, Anthropology, has published a review of the book The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins by DR Begun in the recent issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (162:830-831, 2017). This book reviews the evolution of apes during the Miocene epoch in the context of the author’s hypothesis that the common ancestor of the African ape and human lines came from a Eurasian species.

New Critics VIII Conference, Saturday, April 8th at 9am in Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center

Dr. Ben  Saunders, Professor of English, University of Oregon, will give a feminist-queer analysis of the extensive bondage imagery in early (1940s) Wonder Woman comics and will also explore the psychological theories of Wonder Woman’s first writer,William Moulton Marston. Marston, a Harvard-trained psychologist and self-styled “inventor of the polygraph machine,” had some idiosyncratic notions about gender relations and believed that his theories were entirely compatible with a sincere feminist politics. The talk raises questions on the relationships between feminism, history, sexuality, and popular culture. Professor Saunders, author of two monographs and numerous articles, specializes in the literature of the English Renaissance and the history of British and American comics and cartoons. He has given invited lectures at some of the most prestigious universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and is a regular speaker at comic-book conventions.

Keynote address at 3:30pm. The conference and keynote are free and open to the public. For conference schedule, see English Department home page under “conferences”. Sponsored by the Student Association, Parnassus, and the Special Events Committee

UUP Labor Film Series – Monday, March 27

What is the full cost of those blue jeans you love to wear? Join us for “China Blue” at Hunt Union Red Dragon Theater, 5-7 p.m. By focusing on conditions faced by female workers in a factory in Shaxi, Guangdong, the film highlights human consequences of globalized trade where labor enjoys little freedom and a small share of the profits. All members of the campus community are welcome. Please share the attached flyer: China Blue. For additional information contact Gina Keel at