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Saturday October 8

Session 1 (9:00 am - 9:50 am)

Eaton 209
"Creating Order Inside Cells with Molecular Motors", by David Altman

A cell must be highly organized to function properly. Key players in organizing the cell are molecular motors, biomolecules that can generate motion and force. Such motors are able to move cargo throughout a cell, pull things together, push things apart, etc. This session explores how these microscopic motors are able to function in the extremely crowded and
dynamic environment inside a cell.

Session 2 (10:00 am - 10:50 am)

Ford 102
"For a Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing": The Young Karl Marx, by Bill Smaldone

This session examines the life of the young Marx before he became a communist. What factors shaped the young Marx's worldview? Why did he come to believe that it was necessary to criticize the whole world? To answer these questions we will look at the world in which Marx matured and the ideas that shaped his vision.

Session 3 (11:00 am - 11:50 am)

Collins 407
Blood and Bones, by Lucas Ettinger and Michael Lockard

Every movement of the human body involves complex orchestration of our anatomy and physiology.  Have you ever wondered, what does this anatomy look like under the skin? How do the parts that make us up, work together to provide these complex movements? This session will start with Dr. Ettinger revealing the musculoskeletal system of real human bodies on our two prosected cadavers. Next, Dr. Lockard will guide groups to measure aspects of their own physiology to make inferences regarding their own anatomy.

Willamette University

Student Engagement and Leadership

Putnam University Center, Second Floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6463 voice
503-370-6407 fax

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