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POSTED AT 12:00 AM ON Apr. 28, 2004 


IU offers series of free guided nature walks to public

The IU Research and Teaching Preserve is offering a series of guided nature walks led by experts for students to study topics including fungi, birds, insects and Brood X cicadas at Griffy Woods.

The Preserve has scheduled six special walks focusing on cicadas. This will be students' last chance to view these rare insects until 2021.

The walks are open to the public at no cost, but pre-registration will be required. Walks are limited to 15 people and, according to the preserve, fill up fast.

For more information, e-mail, visit or call 855-8742 to reserve a place.

Computer Science Department presents technology lectures

The Computer Science Department is presenting a lecture by Katy Borner of the School of Library and Information Sciences titled "Data-Code-Computing Infrastructure for Data Mining, Modeling and Visualization Research and Education." The lecture will cover the beginnings of an InfoVis CyberInfrastructure that supports this research by providing access to various technology-based applications.

The lecture will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Lindley Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact Jill Cowden at 855-6862, call 855-6486 or visit the event Web site at

Chemistry, biology departments offering lectures Friday

The chemistry and biology departments are both offering lectures Friday.

Elizabeth Weitzke, a graduate student in the chemistry department, will speak about "Mathematical Techniques for the Simulation of Cellular Dynamics: A Coupled Transcription, Translation, and Metabolic Model." The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in the chemistry building, Room 033.

For more information, visit

The biology department will hold a lecture Friday as well, with Stuart Wooley of the University of Wisconsin. Wooley's lecture, which begins at 4 p.m. in Myers Hall, Room 130, is titled "Mycorrhizal Mediation of Insect Herbivore and Natural Enemy Interactions."

For more information, visit


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