Physics and Astronomy News

October 26, 2012

Halloween Potluck

Filed under: Colloquium,News,Social Events,Students — koopmanr @ 2:06 pm

Faculty, staff, and students gathered for a Halloween Potluck on October 25, 2012. The potlucks were inspired some years ago by our super Administrative Assistant Colleen Palleschi. This was her final potluck before her retirement in early January 2013. The students honored her with a framed collection of photos of Physics & Astronomy students throughout her years. For photos of the event see the Photo Gallery.

Faculty and Staff made the food for the luncheon. The menu included:
Chicken & Pumpkin Stew
Turkey & Stuffing
Hot Dogs
Sweet & Sour Beans
Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
Perecca’s Goodies
Apple Scones
Morning Glory Muffins

October 3, 2012

Physics Summer Research Student Poster Session 2012

Filed under: Colloquium,News,Research,Social Events,Students — koopmanr @ 3:13 pm

Physics and Astronomy summer research students displayed the results of their projects in a poster session on Thursday, Sept. 13. See the Photo Gallery.

January 26, 2011

Pot-Luck Luncheon Thursday, 1/27/11

Filed under: Social Events — orzelc @ 11:51 am

Instead of a Physics and Astronomy colloquium this Thursday, January 27th, we will be having a departmental pot-luck luncheon at the usual colloquium time of 12:40. If you’re around, stop by the department office to sample the cooking of your favorite professors.

September 16, 2010

Summer Research Student Poster Session 2010

Filed under: Colloquium,News,Research,Social Events,Students — orzelc @ 10:58 pm

Students and faculty gathered in the department on Thursday, September 16th for the fourth annual Summer Research Student Poster Session, with 18 students presenting 16 posters on their research activities over the summer.

Poster Session 1

Poster Session 2

Watch this space for more details about the students and their projects.

September 15, 2010

Summer Research Poster Session Thursday 9/16

Filed under: Colloquium,News,Research,Social Events,Students — orzelc @ 10:48 am

The annual Summer Research Poster session will be held Thursday, September 16th in the Department, from 12:20 pm to 1:40 pm. Pizza and soda will be available in room N304 for people attending the poster session. You can check out the list of presenters and poster titles to get an idea of the range of activities.

This is the official kick-off of the fall colloquium season. Come see the fascinating things our students did on their summer vacations.

August 20, 2010

Prof. LaBrake Wins Chili Cook-Off

Filed under: Social Events — orzelc @ 7:53 pm

The winner of the second annual Physics and Astronomy Chili Cook-Off is Prof. Scott LaBrake for his beef and venison chili. Second place went to Prof. Newman.

The winner was determi

February 10, 2009

SPS Hosts “The Elegant Universe”

Filed under: Research,Social Events,Students — orzelc @ 6:09 pm

The Society of Physics Students and Breazzano House are hosting a showing of the NOVA special “The Elegant Universe,” based on the best-selling book by Brian Greene, at Breazzano House on Monday Feb. 16 and Monday Feb 23, at 6pm. The program uses interview clips, re-enactments, and state-of-the-art computer graphics to explain the history and meaning of string theory, the exotic theory that some physicists hope will provide the elusive “Theory of Everything.”

February 5, 2009

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Filed under: Social Events — chad orzel @ 6:10 pm

The annual Valentine’s Day potluck luncheon will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 this year, at 12:00 in the department conference room. Come eat food prepared by tyour favorite professors. Because nothing says “romance” like an afternoon with physicists.

January 15, 2009

Chili Cook-Off and Inauguration Party

Filed under: Social Events — chad orzel @ 6:12 pm

The second annual Physics and Astronomy Chili cook-Off will be held Tuesday, Jan 20th in room N304. We’ll be putting the video feed for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on the big screen, so come by to eat some spicy stew and watch history being made.

April 5, 2008

Prof. Maleki Wins Chili Cook-Off

Filed under: Social Events — chad orzel @ 5:28 pm

Prof. Seyffie Maeki’s vegitarian chili was the winner of the first annual Physics and Astronomy Chili Cook-Off on Feb 14th. He narrowly edged out Prof. LaBrake’s spicy venison chili, in voting by students attending the departmental pot-luck luncheon.

Allegations of ballot-box stuffing by students in Prof. Maleki’s class were unconfirmed as of press time.

The next departmental pot-luck luncheon will be a St. Patrick’s Day/ Easter luncheon on March 11th, at noon in the departmental office. All are welcome.

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