About the Lecture Series
The Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series occurs several times throughout the academic year. Featuring foremost speakers and researchers, these talks are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology and are free and open to the public. A more specialized, technical lecture, geared toward science majors, faculty, professionals (and other interested persons) is generally scheduled to take place during the morning hours on the day of the public, evening talk.
March 19, 2013, 6 p.m.: Dr. Kelvin H. Lee, Faculty Fellow, Delaware Biotechnology Institute and Gore Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware. (MLK Jr. Student Center, Parlor A) Topic: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Current and Future Prospects for Diagnosis and Treatment.” 11 a.m. technical lecture, "Engineering Protein Secretion: The Old, The New, and The Unexpected," in MLK Jr. Student Center, Parlor A.
April 9, 2013, 6 p.m.: Dr. Nicholas J. Petrelli, Surgical Oncologist, and medical director, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (HFGCC) at Christiana Care Health System. (MLK Jr. Student Center, Parlor A) Topic: “The Impact of a Successful Cancer Center Program in Delaware.” 11 a.m. technical lecture, "Cancer Research: A Perspective," in MLK Jr Student Center, Parlor A.
April 25, 2013, 6 p.m.: Dr. David Pensak, Technology Innovator and entrepreneur; faculty, Univ. of Delaware Business School and Drexel University College of Medicine.  (MLK Jr. Student Center, Parlor C) Topic: “Fear is the biggest impediment to innovation.” 11 a.m. technical lecture, "A logical structure for scientific and technological innovation," in Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South 223. (Attachment: Morning flier ; Evening flier )
October 9, 2012, 6 p.m.: Mrs. Jennifer Kmiec, Executive Director, Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance.  (Lecture Hall 139, Luna I. Mishoe Science Center) Topic: Sustainable Chemistry.
November 8, 2012, 6 p.m.: Dr. Anthony Johnson, Dir. of CASPR, UMBC  (Lecture Hall 223, Luna I. Mishoe Science Center). Topic: Ultrafast Optical Characterization of Novel Nanoscale Materials. 11 a.m. technical lecture in Lecture Hall 223.
- November 15, 2012, 6 p.m.: Dr. Emery N. Brown, MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (Lecture Hall 223, Luna I. Mishoe Science Center).Topic: Neural Signal Processing Algorithms. 11 a.m. technical lecture in Lecture Hall 223.