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Tuesday, October 9

Lectures & Seminars

1- Physics Colloquium, Michal Zochowski (University of Michigan)
Understanding brain function and pathology through network dynamics 

ABSTRACT: Brain is a complex and evolving network. While a lot is known about its biology, the dynamical principles underlying information processing in the brain remain elusive. Collective network dynamics seems the natural substrate on which this problem can be elucidated, as it becomes apparent that to understand dynamics of brain function one has not only understand dynamical properties of individual cells, but also of the whole networks. In this talk I will use example of various cognitive processes to highlight the link between evolving network dynamics and the brain function. At the same time, I will use experimental and theoretical results obtained in my laboratory to underscore the role physics can play in understanding the brain function as well as its pathologies.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012: 4:10 – 5:00 PM*

340 West Hall – UM Central Campus, 
*Refreshments served prior to lecture @ 3:45pm in 337 West Hall 
(across hall from lecture room)


2- The University of Michigan tribute to Mrs. Betty Ford

Thursday, October 11, 2012
3:00 PM  - 4:30 PM

Rackham Auditorium
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Join the conversation: #umbettyford
This lecture will be livestreamed: http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/events/calendar/1374/

A trailblazing First Lady who brought candor and integrity to our national conversation.

A passionate advocate of women's rights, Mrs. Ford engaged challenging social issues at great political risk and with a rare personal vulnerability. Her considerable impact on American life and culture has only deepened with time.

Keynote policy lecture by Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Miki Orihara, Principal Dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company. will perform Letter to the World excerpt: "Not Knowing when the Dawn will come, I open every door"
Tribute remarks from President Mary Sue Coleman, Michael Ford, and other special guests

Special thanks to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum for archival assistance and photographs. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Event Contact Info:
Email:  fspp-events@umich.edu
Phone: 734-615-3892