Join the LSSU Library and Colloquium as we welcome Dr. Rocheford for her talk on “Drones, Mapping, and Spatial Analytics: Geospatial Technologies at LSSU” October 18th @ 3pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons

Rocheford "Drones, mapping, and Spatial Aalytics" October 18 @ 3pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons

Does your discipline/industry utilize unmanned aerial vehicles aka drones? Do you analyze data patterns? Do you collect samples from the environment? Is your discipline one of the following. Engineering/Robotics. Criminal Justice. Fisheries & Wildlife, Mathematics, Business/Marketing. Conservation Biology, Geology, or Environmental Science? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may benefit from one of the LSSU’s geospatial programs. The GIS programs are designed as support programs to provide participants with spatial analytical skills that are in high demand in a variety of industries.

Join us Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the Library Commons for Dr. Kesong Hu presentation on “How does Acquired Emotion Affect Perception and Cognition?”

Friday, October 4th at 3:00pm in the LSSU Library Learning Commons 

At a basic level, behavior can be understood in terms of two general classes of motivational processes: appetitive/positive and aversive/negative. Everyone agrees that both positive and negative processes are important, yet scientists still do not know much how these processes affect perception and cognition. In this talk, I will introduce my recent work on the role of affective motivational states in perception and cognition. I leverage recent methodological advances to enhance our understanding of emotion-perception, emotion- cognition integration and interaction. In particular, I will present behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging evidence showing how gain and loss influence earlier perceptual processing, and how simultaneous threat and reward interact in the visual processing. I close by discussing the clinical implications of my work, and how my studies can help understand the mechanisms that potentially go awry in mental illness. 

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Please join us on Friday, September 20th @ 3 pm in the Library Learning Commons as Dr. Jason Garvon presents, “Million Dollar Birdie”

Dr. Garvon has been active with the Great Lakes Piping Plover recovery effort since 2007 when he volunteered as a monitor and LSSU was subcontracted for one monitor position. Since that time they have successfully written grants and have become the primary monitoring organization of the UP. In this presentation, Dr. Garvon will discuss the biology of the Great Lakes Piping Plover, the history of recovery efforts and LSSU’s long tradition of involvement, and current recovery practices and future challenges.

Do You Have What It Takes To Create the Best Dessert on Campus?


Prove your skills in Chopped Round 3: Desserts. Hosted in the Library Learning Commons on March 19th, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pre-register on the Laker App before February 22, 2019 to participate.

LSSU Library Scholar Series Welcomes Professor Ginna Hoben: “Once Upon a Time, a Woman Developed Very Special Cells…” – A Look at What Makes a Compelling Story


A podcast.  A book.  A film.  A stage play.  An episode of Law & Order.  What is it about Henrietta Lack’s compelling history that inspires the expression of her story in five different art forms?  This talk will examine which plot points are included in all of these retellings of a similar tale, which are not, and what it is that makes a story worth telling (and retelling!).

GINNA HOBEN is an actor/writer/theatre professor.  Her most recent play, “No Spring Chicken” premiered at NextStop Theatre as part of D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in 2015.  Ginna’s play, “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” has enjoyed over fifty productions nation and worldwide.  Other produced plays include the “wind-chill factor”, “telephone”, and “Spit Spat Splendor Spite.” She has also been a writer/producer for the Emmy nominated TV show, “Brain Games.”  
Ginna has performed at various American regional theatres, most notably in 31 productions at American Shakespeare Center, including Kate in “Taming of the Shrew”, Portia in “The Merchant of Venice”, and the titular role in the World Premiere of “Shakespeare’s Sister.”

LSSU Library Scholar Series welcomes Professor Jason Swedene: “The ‘Right’ Way to Feel About HeLa: Pride, Prejudice, and Beyond”

In his talk, Dr. Swedene will explore the way that complex emotions in books, and particularly in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, can help us examine our own emotional lives and moral characters.  This talk will take place in the Library Learning Commons on Wednesday, January 17, 2019, at Noon.