James L. Seago
Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals: "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge"
Dr. J.D. Trout, professor of philosophy and psychology at Loyola University Chicago, will speak on "Explanation, Truthiness and the False Climb to Knowledge." Trout, who earned a Ph.D. in philosophy and cognitive science from Cornell University, specializes in the nature of scientific explanation, scientific realism and intellectual progress, and the psychology of human judgment. Mark Zelcer of Oswego's philosophy department will make opening remarks. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-2249.
Location: Marano Campus Center Auditorium, Room 132
Thursday, Oct 19, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Theater production: "Clybourne Park"
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, "Clybourne Park" explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. $15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students). 315-312-2141 or http://tickets.oswego.edu
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Thursday, Oct 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Oct 20, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
No admission fee.
Location: Laker Hall Pool, 2761 Co Rte 7, Oswego, NY 13126, USA
Saturday, Oct 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 19, 1:24 p.m. - 1:24 p.m.
Title: Professor Emeritus of Biology (taught 1968-2014)
Knox College, BA in Biology
Miami University, MA in Botany
University of Illinois, PhD in Botany
My interests include: plant anatomy and development; root apical meristems; structural adaptations of plants to wetland habitats, esp., invasive vs. native plants; treesand shrubs of Oswego. Plants I continue to study include, but are not limited to: water lilies of the world, Gunnera of the southern hemisphere, grasses of the Yangtze River floodplain, and the living fossil Ginkgo. I work with colleagues in the Czech Republic, China, Canada, Brazil, SUNY ESF, and SUNY Oswego and with former students on the department's Zeiss laser confocal microscope and Zeiss Stemi2000 dissecting scope.
Yang, C., X Zhang, J Li, M. Bao, D. Ni, and J. L. Seago, Jr. 2014. Anatomy and histochemistry of roots and shoots in wild rice (Zizania latifolia Griseb.). Journal of Botany 181727: 1-9.
Seago, J. L., Jr., and Danilo D. Fernando. 2013. Anatomical aspects of angiosperm root evolution. Annals of Botany 112: 223-238.
Yang, Choadong, Xia Zhang, Cunyu Zhou, and James L. Seago, Jr. 2011. Root and stem anatomy and histochemistry of four grasses from the Jianghan floodplain along the Yangtze River, China. Flora 206: 653-661.
Meyer, C. J., J. L. Seago, Jr., and C. A. Peterson. 2009. Environmental effects on the maturation of the endodermis and multiseriate exodermis of Iris germanica roots. Annals of Botany 103: 687-702.
Heimsch, C., and J.L. Seago, Jr. 2008. Organization of the root apical meristem in angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 95: 1-21. Invited Special Paper.
Soukup, A., J. L. Seago, Jr., and O. Votrubová. 2005. The developmental anatomy of the root cortex of the basal monocotyledon, Acorus calamus (Acorales, Acoraceae). Annals of Botany 96: 379-385.
Seago, J.L., Jr., L. C. Marsh, K. Stevens, A. Soukup, O. Votrubová, D. E. Enstone. 2005. Review: A re-examination of the root cortex of wetland flowering plants with respect to aerenchyma. Annals of Botany 96: 565-579.
Seago, J.L., Jr., and Marilyn A. Seago. 2004. Development and structure of the root cortex in adventitious roots of Nymphoides (Menyanthaceae). Biologia , Bratislava Suppl.: 59: 49-56.
McManus, Hilary A., J.L. Seago, Jr., and L.C. Marsh. 2002. Epifluorescent and histochemical aspects of shoot anatomy of Typha latifolia L., Typha angustifolia L., and Typha glauca Godr. Annals of Botany 90: 489-493.
Seago, J.L., Jr. 2002. The root cortex in the Nymphaeaceae, Cabombaceae, and Nelumbonaceae. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 129: 1-9.