Author talk: "Outcasts United"
Warren St. John, author of this year's Oswego Reading Initiative book, "Outcasts United," will speak. The book tells the story of Clarkston, Georgia, a southern town that became a center for refugee resettlement, through the lens of a soccer team of refugee boys called "the Fugees." The book explores the difficulties the team and town face as people from a range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds are forced to live and work together. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 315-312-2232.
Location: to be announced
Wednesday, Sept 28, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Romney Tennis Court
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Field Hockey vs Morrisville
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Wednesday, Sept 28, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Wednesday, Sept 28, 3:53 p.m. - 3:53 p.m.
Established in 2004, the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center (MBBC) is a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences research and teaching facility that consists of several laboratories and offices in the east wing of the third floor of the Shineman Center. The MBBC is comprised of faculty and students from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry. The MBBC is also adjacent to a shared instrument lab which houses a MALDI-TOF MS and and ICP-MS. Any persons interested in using the facilities may contact any of the participating faculty listed below.
DNA – DNA sequencing, chromosomal and plasmid purification, agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, restriction analysis, PCR, site-directed mutagenesis, cDNA cloning, transformation of competent cells, DNA polymorphism analysis, DNA labeling
RNA – purification, agarose gel electrophoresis, Northern analysis, RT-PCR, in vitro transcription, RNA sequence analysis
Protein – expression, purification, SDS-PAGE, Western analysis, 2-D PAGE, enzyme kinetics, in vitro translation, radiolabeled competition analysis, MALDI-TOF analysis, inhibition studies, coupled enzymatic reactions
Cell biology – mammalian cell culture, bacterial cell culture, apoptosis studies, cytotoxicity screens (growth inhibition/cell kill, IC50), subcellular fractionation, intracellular protein trafficking
Computer skills – DNA and protein sequence analysis (secondary structure prediction, specific motif identification, database searches, and hydropathy, similarity and amphipathicity analyses) using SeqWeb and bioinformatics web sites (NCBI, SwissProt, Expasy, etc.), 2-D PAGE analysis software (ImageMaster), Statistics Programs (SPSS, GraphPad), Adobe Photoshop
Sorvall WX80 ultracentrifuge
Beckman high-speed centrifuges (2)
Bio-TEK microplate reader and plate washer
Bio Rad DCode Universal Mutation Detection System
Biosafety Level 2 hoods
Kodak gel documentation system
Water, gas, and air are all on line. Adequate bench space, sinks, and fume hoods for hazardous volatile materials are also present. The research lab is equipped with microfuges, PAGE and agarose electrophoresis equipment, electrophoresis power supplies, gel drying system, thermocyclers, UV crosslinker, bacterial shaking incubators (4-80°C), hybridization oven, Spectronic UV/Vis spectrophotometer, dissolved oxygen monitor, analytical balances, and a vacufuge. Complete and separate work areas for mammalian cell culture and work with radioisotopes are also available. Adjacent to the MBBC is a 4°C walk-in refrigerated room and an autoclave.
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