Events at Beckman

Events at Beckman

Beginning Aug. 16, Beckman will allow events in its largest spaces. For more information or to reserve a space, please visit our space reservations page.

 

For the most up-to-date information from campus about the COVID-19 pandemic, see covid19.illinois.edu. You also may want to refer to Beckman's COVID-19 page, which has an FAQ specific to the Beckman community.

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Beckman Director's Seminar Series

Beckman faculty members and postdocs share their research.

Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series

Held on select Fridays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. No two weeks are alike!

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Beckman Graduate Student Seminars

Beckman grad students present their interdisciplinary research.

Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series

This free series is held most Wednesdays during the fall semester.

Upcoming events

Disease modeling

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series is held on select Fridays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn about interesting, interdisciplinary scientific topics from Illinois faculty members. No two weeks are alike!

Topic: Disease modeling

Speaker: Rebecca Smith, associate professor, Veterinary Medicine

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science

Contact name: Stacy Olson
Contact email: srolson@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-8373

Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science

Professor Nicholas Christakis, Yale University

2 p.m. CST Wednesday, Oct. 6

His virtual talk is titled, "Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society." Drawing on advances in social science, evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience, and network science, Christakis will discuss how and why evolution has placed us on a humane path — and how we are united by our common humanity. Register in advance on Zoom.

 

The annual Beckman-Brown Lecture on Interdisciplinary Science honors Dr. Arnold O. Beckman, the founder of the Institute, and Dr. Theodore “Ted” Brown, the founding director. The series is funded by a gift from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Learn more.

 

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Graduate Student Seminar: Dehgrani-Ghahnaviyeh, East, Guo

Contact name: Michael Jacobs
Contact email: mijacobs@illinois.edu

Three graduate students will present their research at the second Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2021 semester: Sepehr Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh, the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology; Amanda East, chemistry; and Rong Guo, electrical and computer engineering.

The event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 13 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Jefferson Chan

Contact name: Darin Doty
Contact email: ddoty@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-6553

Jefferson Chan, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Oct. 14. Chan will be discussing "Design, Synthesis, and Application of Chemical Probes for in vivo Imaging of Disease Biomarkers." Register to attend on Zoom.

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Health equity

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series is held on select Fridays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn about interesting, interdisciplinary scientific topics from Illinois faculty members. No two weeks are alike!

Topic: Health equity

Speaker: Carla Hunter, associate professor, Psychology

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Mentoring

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Mentoring

Speaker: Jeff Moore, director of the Beckman Institute

This event is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Ethics in professional settings

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Ethics in professional settings

Speaker: Benjamin King, National Center for Principled Leadership and Research Ethics

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Graduate Student Seminar: Dong, Paul, Bogdan

Contact name: Michael Jacobs
Contact email: mijacobs@illinois.edu

Three graduate students will present their research at the third Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2021 semester: Zhijie Dong, electrical and computer engineering; Justine Paul, materials science and engineering; and Paul Bogdan, psychology.

The event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 3 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Gabriele Gratton

Contact name: Darin Doty
Contact email: ddoty@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-6553

Gabriele Gratton, professor in the Department of Psychology, will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Nov. 4. Gratton will be discussing "Diffuse optical imaging of the human brain." Register to attend on Zoom.

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Publication retractions

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Publication retractions

Speaker: Jodi Schneider, iSchool

This event is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Misconduct policy

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Misconduct policy

Speaker: Christopher Lehmann, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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Graduate Student Seminar: Parker, Moshage, Jira

Contact name: Michael Jacobs
Contact email: mijacobs@illinois.edu

Three graduate students will present their research at the final Beckman Graduate Student Seminar of the fall 2021 semester: Coltan Parker, neuroscience program; Sara Moshage, mechanical science and engineering; and Eddie Jira, chemical and biomolecular engineering.

The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 1 at noon. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Beckman Director’s Seminar: Kevin Clark and Matthew Moore

Contact name: Darin Doty
Contact email: ddoty@illinois.edu
Contact phone: 217-244-6553

Kevin Clark and Matthew Moore will speak at the Beckman Institute's virtual Director's Seminar at noon Thursday, Dec. 2. Kevin Clark, a current postdoctoral fellow, will be discussing "Deciphering the Function of RNA Modifications in the Central Nervous System." Matthew Moore, a former postdoctoral fellow, will be speaking on a topic TBA. Register to attend on Zoom.

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Research data management

Contact name: Patty Jones
Contact email: pmjones5@illinois.edu

The Beckman Institute Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar Series is held most Wednesdays throughout the fall semester via Zoom. Tune in to learn from field experts about topics including ethics, authorship, and data management in the research environment.

Topic: Research data management

Speaker: Heidi Imker, director of Research Data Service and associate professor in the University Library.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Register in advance on Zoom.

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