A Chapman University researcher who has studied the family stress factors related to migration will kick off the Fall 2013 Science Forum Series Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Georgiana Bostean, Ph.D., an assistant professor with double appointments in Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will deliver a talk titled The Stress Process Among Foreign-born Latino Groups: Examining the Roles of Migration-related Stress, Family Conflict, and Family Cohesion in Psychological Distress, Wednesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in Argyros Forum 119A.
The series continues through December, with all sessions held from noon to 1 p.m. in Argyros Forum 119A.
Other speakers in the series include:
- Oct. 16, Francis Edward Su, Ph.D., professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College on Voting In Agreeable Societies, an examination of how mathematical modeling can be used to analyze voting behavior.
- Nov. 13, Cassandra Medvedeff, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research associate at Chapman University, on Controls of Greenhouse Gas Production: Studies from the Florida Everglades to Minnesota Peatlands, a presentation on her work looking at methane production in wetland ecosystems in the context of global climate change scenarios.
- Dec. 4, Jennifer Martiny, Ph.D., professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, on Microbial Diversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Global Change, a discussion of how various microbes impact decomposition and carbon dioxide fluctuations.
For more information, visit the Science Forum Series website.