The Department of Horticulture seminar series (HORT 4950/6000) will resume January 23. Seminars meet most Mondays, 12:20 to 1:10 p.m. in Plant Science Room 404 and via Polycom to Geneva A134 Barton Hall (unless otherwise noted). Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served. Videos of some past seminars are available online.

Tentative schedule as of 1/17/2012 (see seminar series webpage or Cornell events calendar for updates):

23-Jan
The Etiquette Factor – Creating Great First Impressions and Lasting Second Steps
Barbara Lang, The Etiquette Factor TM

30-Jan
The Ecology of Root Lifespan
David Eissenstat, Professor of Woody Plant Physiology, Department of Horticulture, Penn State University

6-Feb
Innovated approaches to teaching in Plant Sciences
Burkhard Schulz, Assistant Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

13-Feb
Automation in the vineyard
Terry Bates, Director, Lake Erie Research and Extension Center

20-Feb
Green roofs
Alexander Felson, Assistant Professor, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University

27-Feb
Dwarves, Worms, Sex Change, and Bunch Rot: Exercises in Grapevine Breeding and Genetics
Peter Cousins, Geneticist, USDA-ARS Grape Genetic Reources Unit, Geneva

5-Mar
To be announced

12-Mar
Integrated biochar systems for soil fertility management
Johannes Lehmann, Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University

19-Mar
No Seminar Spring Break

26-Mar
Ménage à trois: intimacies of floral scent
Alexander Vainstein Professor, The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2-Apr
Title to be announced
Zongrang Liu, Research Molecular Biologist, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Center
Note: This seminar will originate in Geneva (A134 Barton Hall) and can be viewed via Polycom in 404 Plant Science

9-Apr
Exit seminar
Stephanie Stuber, MPS Public gardening candidate

16-Apr
Micropropagation and in vitro mutagenesis of the ornamental plant, Cleome hassleriana
Mauricio Santos, Visiting Fellow, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

23-Apr
Exit seminar
Trent Preszler, PhD Candidate, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

3-May [Note this seminar is on a Thursday.]
Wine and the Vine: The Archaeological and Chemical Hunt for the Origins of Viniculture
Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia

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