Junior faculty forums showcase research

Physics professor Marco Fatuzzo talks about black holes today, two more talks left this semester | November 6, 2002

Each semester, assistant professors at the University share their work with others through the junior faculty research forum. Once a week for several consecutive weeks an assistant professor holds a lecture based on the research he or she is doing. Marco Fatuzzo, assistant professor of physics, is giving the next lecture, which takes place today, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 100. Fatuzzo is talking about super-massive black holes in nearby galaxies. Their jet formations are providing clues about the interaction between a central black hole and outflowing plasma. Fatuzzo, who also organizes the lectures, says, “It’s a way for junior faculty to showcase to the community what they are doing as well as present their work in a non-threatening environment to their colleagues.” The final two fall semester lectures are being given by Isaac Larison, assistant professor of education, and Sarah Melcher, assistant professor of theology. Larison is talking about mandated teacher collaboration on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3:00 p.m. Melcher is talking about reproduction and sexuality in Genesis on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. Both lectures take place in Logan Hall, Room 100. There are at least eight lectures being planned for the spring 2003 semester. For more information about the junior faculty research forum, contact Marco Fatuzzo at 514 745-3621.