||Conference Registration and Breakfast
||Welcome Address & History of the Turner Program
- Charles Taber, Ph.D., Interim Dean of The Graduate School
- Nina Maung-Gaona, Director, Turner Fellowship program
- Toni Sperzel, Program Coordinator, Turner Fellowship Program
- Sasha Rodriguez, Ph.D. Student in Sociology, Turner Fellow
||Alumni Reflection Panel
- All Parts of the Equation: Strategies for completing your degree and making career decisions
- Moderator: Dr. Olufemi Vaughan, Turner Director 2001-2006
- Loretha Moore, PhD 2005 (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
- Diana Lores, PhD 1993 (Social Welfare)
- Wesley Francillon, PhD 2009 (Materials Science Engineering)
- Jean-Christian Brutus, MS 2010 (Mechanical Engineering)
- Duncan Quarless, Ph.D. 1997 (Chemistry)
Moderators: Alfreda James, PhD, Career Services; Dr. Glenn Lopez, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; Dr. Robert Liebermann, Geosciences
- Margarita Espada, "Theater as a Tool for Social Change: building civic dialogue communities"
- Matthew Banks, "Establishing Conservation Priorities for a Threatened Primate Community in Northern Madagascar"
- Marcus Brock "Image Mavens: Creating Agency through Performance"
||Networking Lunch and Stony Brook Diversity Exhibit
| 2:00 PM
||Current Turner Fellows Panel
Critical Resources for Graduate Students: The road to, through and after graduate school
- Moderator: Myrna Adams, JD Turner Director (1987 to 1990)
- Jasmine Valentin, PhD Candidate, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
- Ruben Gonzalez-Jimenez, PhD Student, Hispanic Languages and Literature
- Cindy Leiton, PhD Candidate, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
- Rocio Ng, PhD Candidate, Ecology and Evolution
- Doreen Pierce, Ph.D Student, Sociology
Moderators: Dr. J. Peter Gergen, Biochemistry and Cell Biology;
Dr. David Talmage, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
- Cindy Charles Thomas , "The feoB ferrous iron uptake pathway contributes to the intracellular survival of F. tularensis LVS"
- Ramon Fernandez, "Formal Ontology: An applied view"
||Provost's Lecture Series, Wang Center Theater
- Reinventing Diplomacy Through Science and Technology Dr. Frances Colon, Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
|| Gala and Annual Welcome Dinner, Student Activities Center, Ballroom A