The inaugural lecture of the Eaton E. Lattman Graduate
Student Community Lecture Series will
be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, in room B17
of the Computational Science and
Engineering Building on the Homewood campus.
Presented by the Graduate Affairs Office of the
schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering,
the once-a-semester series is designed to allow graduate
students to talk about their research in
language accessible to a general audience. Each seminar
will feature three presenters, with each
speaking for about 20 minutes.
The series is named for Eaton "Ed" Lattman, the former
dean of graduate education and
research in the Krieger School, who believed in building a
strong graduate community on the
Homewood campus. Now CEO and executive director of the
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research
Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., Lattman began his career in
1962 as a graduate student in the Department
of Biophysics, where he was also a postdoc. In 1977, he
Department of Biophysics at the
School of Medicine, remaining there until 1996, when he
took over as chair of the Biophysics
Department at the Krieger School. He was named to his
dean's post in 2004.
Gregory Ball, dean of research and graduate education
and professor of
psychological and brain
sciences in the Krieger School, said the lecture series
is a step toward Lattman's longtime goal of
stimulating connections between graduate students from
"It is entirely appropriate that this lecture series
which allows graduate students to highlight
their scholarship to colleagues outside of their specialty
be named in honor of Ed," Ball said. "This will
be a good opportunity to students to form connections
outside of their departments."
Edward Scheinerman, vice dean for education and
professor of applied
statistics in the Whiting School, agreed.
"Ed continually sought to build bridges between the
various subgroups embedded in our
departments and centers in order to create a cohesive
community that spanned the campus,"
The series' first offering will highlight research by
Sarah Webster, a doctoral student in
Engineering ("The Combined Communication and Navigation
of Underwater Vehicles");
Kevan Harris, a doctoral student in Sociology ("Lineages of
the Iranian Welfare State and Its
Implications for the Global South"); and Shane Ardo, a
doctoral student in
Renewable Energy Technologies: Why Some Ought to Work and
Others Most Likely Will Not").
Light refreshments will be served. For more
information, call Anna Qualls at 410-516-7125.