Announcing….PRINCETON CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’s NEW Lecture Series, featuring graduate alumni lecturers.

ALL PCSC MEMBERS INVITED: This lecture series is intended to enhance networking and socializing between undergraduate and graduate alumni.

WEDNESDAY MAY 16, VALLEY HUNT CLUB, PASADENA

Social mixer with drinks and finger food: 6:30-7:30 pm
Lecture 7:30 – 8:30
$15 for members, $20 for nonmembers.

Joe Kirschvink *79

Our first get-together will feature Professor Joe Kirschvink, *79, Professor of Geobiology at Caltech, who will talk about "Animal Magnetism."

Scientific American, January 2012

One of the longest-standing mysteries in the behavioral and neurosciences is the ability of animals to navigate over long distances in unfamiliar territory.   We began work at Princeton over 30 years ago on the idea that animals might make tiny magnets in specialized cells that would give them the ability to use the geomagnetic field as a navigational tool.  I will report the latest, exciting findings in the general field of magnetoreception, as well as controversies and the possible presence of similar structures in humans.

This event is possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Paul and Heather Haaga.

Questions? Email the event organizer, Professor Cathy Busby *83 at: [email protected]

 

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Wednesday May 16, 2012
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Valley Hunt Club (the private club that started the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1890)

520 S Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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