Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Biochemistry (BIO/CHM 4362) – Winter 2013

January 23, 2013

Ben McFarlandAssociate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland continues his study of the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transportation, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation) in his series of Winter Quarter 2013 lectures.

Biochemistry (BIO/CHM 4361) – Autumn 2012

October 24, 2012

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland studies the chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids), metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and the integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics, metabolic regulation). Series of Autumn 2012 course lectures.

Brain Rules for Baby

December 13, 2011

Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby, is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant.  He is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at SPU.  He also teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine in its Department of Bioengineering. In this series of videos, Dr. Medina looks at how a child’s brain develops and how you can best nurture it.

Biochemistry Course Lectures

October 5, 2011

Listen and watch as Professor Ben McFarland begins his Fall Quarter Biochemistry class and walks students through topics such as the chemical properties of biological compounds, the metabolism, and the integration of the metabolism.  [Audio & Video]

The Sounds of New Creation

July 20, 2011

Every year at SPU, students in Ivy Honorary elect a professor to give a lecture as if it were their last at the Ivy Honorary Last Lecture Series. This year, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Dr. Ben McFarland, was asked to give this lecture. Hear the advice Dr. McFarland has to offer based off of personal stories, the influence others, and how God has moved in his life. [Audio] [Video]

Survey of Physical Chemistry (CHM 3410)

April 20, 2011

Ben McFarland, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, walks students through a survey of physical chemistry topics, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy, including life science applications. Spring 2011. [Audio and Video]

The Case of Vaccine Refusal: Medical Science, Parental Conviction, Child Welfare, and Community Good

August 10, 2010

Dr. Douglas Diekema, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and attending physician in Seattle Children’s Hospital’s emergency departments, delivers the Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference keynote address. May 14, 2010. [Audio] [Video]

The 2010 Winifred E. Weter Lecture

February 25, 2010

The Chemical Constraints on Creation: Natural Theology and Narrative Resonance Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland describes how the periodic table of the elements and the laws of thermodynamics provide chemical constraints on how life could happen, to the point that we can know much of the procedure of creation. February 2, 2010. (1:32:30) Complete synopsis of The Winifred E. Weter Lecture. [Video]

2009 Darwin Symposium

December 23, 2009

A series of discussions examining Charles Darwin’s influence in a variety of fields and exploring the application today of contemporary theories of evolution.

Darwin in Social and Historical Context Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology Del McHenry talks about Darwin’s life history, personality, and work; Associate Professor of History Rod Stiling discusses On the Origin of Species in the history of science; and Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald presents “On the Friendship of Darwin, Design, and Creation.” November 10, 2009. (1:19:09) [Video]

Taking Up Darwin in His Own Time: Church and Culture Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney talks about “Lady Novelists, Evolution, and the ‘Natural History’ of Real Life,” and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss discusses “Thomas a’ Kempis and Darwin: Death, Life, and Evolution in Victorian Theology.” November 12, 2009. (1:04:49) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Biological Sciences Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Long discusses “Evolution, Ecology, and Endangered Species”; Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland discusses “What Good Is Evolution? How Darwin’s Theory Helps Us, From Termites to Proteins”; and Professor of Biology Tim Nelson presents “Endosymbiosis, a Combination of Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Evolution?” November 17, 2009. (1:07:21) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler talks about “Closing Gaps in the Fossil Record? The Recent Lessons of Ardipithecus and The Emergence of Human Bipedality”; Assistant Professor of Psychology Bane Craft discusses “Evolutionary Psychology: The Role of Comparative Psychology in Understanding Human Behavior”; and Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Míchéal Roe addresses “Emergence,” human behavior, and worldviews. November 19, 2009. (1:20:25) [Video]

Social Darwinism and Politics (POL 3550)

June 24, 2009

Political Science Professor Reed Davis explores the impact of Darwinism and scientific materialism on such fields as criminal justice, medicine, economics, welfare and education during the past century. Topics include eugenics, the Scopes trial, biological defenses in criminal law and evolutionary theories of morality. Spring 2009. Series of 8 lectures. [Audio]