May 12 Lunch & Learn: Expatriates and Electrons

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Monday, May 01, 2017 04:31 PM

Join us for the first Lunch & Learn event of spring quarter, featuring talks by graduate students in ​English and Chemistry & Biochemistry. Lunch & Learn is co-sponsored by the Graduate Division, the Graduate Student Association, and the Library, and you'll enjoy free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from graduate students across the campus.

Lunch & Learn
This Edition: Expatriates and Electrons

Friday, ​May 12
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Library, Room 1575 (map)
Lunch will be provided
*To help us estimate food, please RSVP*

"Paris-American: Expatriate Newspapers and Interwar Community"

Nissa Cannon
Graduate Student in ​English

Paris’ storied interwar American community—whose members included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, and many other iconic artists—was served by international editions of several American newspapers, keeping those abroad abreast of the news from home, as well as publishing local events and gossip. Nissa’s talk will delve into the nearly entirely unexamined archive of one of these papers, the Paris edition of the Chicago Tribune, to discuss how an expatriate newspaper united and divided Paris’ early twentieth century Americans.

"Putting Lazy Electrons to Work through Surface Plasmon Resonance"

​Jose Navarrete
Graduate Student in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Nanostructured noble metals exhibit strong absorbances in the visible region due to their free bound electrons. When properly structured, we can use these strong absorbances to produce 'hot electrons' that can be used to do work. Here, Jose will present a general talk about the current applications and future outlook of his lab's work in catalysis and solar-to-energy conversion.

This event will be moderated by​ ​Rebecca Metzger, UCSB Library's ‎Assistant University Librarian for Outreach & Academic Collaboration.

Interested in being a presenter at an upcoming Lunch & Learn? Click here to find out more! If you have any questions about this event or Lunch & Learn in general, please email Shawn Warner-Garcia.

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