Monthly Archives: January 2011

Coming attractions: A top biochemist speaks and an Aggie poet holds a workshop

Two highlights of Aggieland’s research and creative activity agenda in February:

Monday February 14 — Of particular interest to researchers in chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and biosciences, agromedicine, and agricultural biotechnology: Dr. James Ntambi, Steenbock professor of biochemistry at  the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on campus.  Topic: The Relationship Between Genetics, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases.  Noon in the Fort IRC, Room 410.  For more information, contact Bernetta Hill, 334-7995,

Thursday February 24 — Aggie poet Val Nieman will conduct an evening workshop on the extremely cool concept of ekphrastic writing.  6:30 p.m.,  part of the “Art After Dark” series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG.  Details … including a brief but completely satisfying explanation of what ekphrastic poetry is (for those of us who missed that day in Advanced Poetry class) …are right here.  Note that registration is required and admission is $5 if you’re not a Weatherspoon member.


NIH issues reminder about application changes for grants due on or after January 25

The National Institutes of Health are tightening some rules for grant applications, effective January 25, and they don’t want you to forget it.

The reminders and clarifications the agency has issued include an end to the two-day correction window (ouch) and rather stern reminders on page limits (which, yes, they are serious about) and post-submission application materials (which, for the most part, they don’t want to hear about).

Details are on this webpage.

Nanotechnology group to hold national conference in Greensboro

The Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation will hold its Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems Conference in Greensboro next August 28-31.  The News & Record has some details.

For more about the organization, click here.

MathWorks seminars for life sciences and data analysis to be held next week

Two free seminars on Matlab and Simulink software will held for faculty and students next Wednesday and Thursday. A MathWorks application engineer will demonstrate how MATLAB® and Simulink® can be used as a flexible platform for technical computing and application development in engineering, math, and science curricula and research.


MATLAB Tools for Life Scientists: Introduction to Data Analysis and Visualization: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
100 Barnes Hall Auditorium

Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis: Thursday, January 13, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
McNair Hall Room 240
Registration begins 15 minutes before each session.  Walk-ins are welcome.  To register in advance, go to

For more information on Matlab, Simulink and MathWorks, go to

The very sharp-looking MathWorks flier (PDF) announcing the sessions: MATLAB @ A&T