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For The Health Of It
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HR Management 274
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Jim Clarke's Channel
Kim Davis Dance
MAPS (Modesto Area Partners in Science)
MICL (Modesto Institute for Continued Learning)
Microbiology History and Animations- Anderson
Modesto Junior College Foundation
New Civic Engagement Project
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Paving the Path
Second Tuesday Poetry
The Bill and Code Show
The Write On Series by Rick Rivera
Tom Nomof Physics Videos
Valley Futures Forum
Yost Micro Lectures
Media In Channel:
Math In Poetry
Science Colloquium 4/4/18 Presenter: Heidi Fernandez Meyer, MJC Math Professor
Becoming a Marine Scientist
Science Colloquium 3/28/18 Presented by Melanie Okoro, Scientist, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Recovery of the Riparian Brush
Science Colloquium 3/21/18 Presented by Patrick Kelly, CSU Stanislaus Zoology Professor
Science Colloquium - 3/14/18 Presented by Ann Kohlhaas, CSU Stanislaus Zoology Prof
Evolution of California Butterfly
Science Colloquium 3/7/18 Presented by: Erin Thompson, U.O.P Graduate Student, former MJC Biology Major
Pharmaceutical Research: My Career Path
Science Colloquium 2/18/18 Presented by: Krista Thongphanh, Molecular Biologist
Microwaves: Are We Nuking Ourselves?
Science Colloquium 2/21/18 Presented by John Gerling, Engineer
Sap Sucking Insects & Their Bacterial Endosymbionts
Science Colloquium - 2/14/16 Presented by My Lo Thao, Microbiologist, CSU Stanislaus
Reducing Global Warming Emissions - What is the Best?
Science Colloquium 2/7/18 Presented by James Hopf, Nuclear Engineer
Fisheries Research Monitoring & Conservations from Central Valley Salmonto
Presented by Erin Loury, Fish Biologist 1/31/18
Teaching Children with Autism in the US and Abroad
Lecture by Deborah Laffranchini, MJC Professor Child Development 1/24/18
Adam & Eve & Evolution: Seeking a Synthesis of Science with Faith
Science Colloquium 12/6/17 by Rev. John Roberts, St. Matthias Anglican Church, Oakdale. To download his "6 Models of Origins," go to: https://w...
Nanotechnology & Bioengineering
Science Colloquium 11/29/17 Presented by Alex Martin-Ginnold, Engineer
Nutrition: From the Science to your Plate
Science Colloquium 11/15/17 Sally Gerling, Nutritionist
Giants and Gorgets: A Journey to the Prehistoric Mounds of the SE U.S.
Science Colloquium, 11/8/17 Presented by: Susan Kerr, Ph.D., MJC Anthropology
Exploring the Resources of the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Science Colloquium 11/1/17 Presented by Jack Sparks, Outdoor Recreation Planner, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Physics for All
Science Colloquium 10/18/17 Presented by Don Williams, CSU Fresno Physics Outreach
How Original California People Used Native Plants Everyday
Science Colloquium 10/25/17 Presented by Lillian Vallee, Ph.D., MJC English Emerita
Modesto Wastewater Treatment: Recycling Made Easy!
Science Colloquium 10/18/17 Presented by Don Williams, C.S.U. Fresno Physics Outreach
Genetics Information Explosion and You
Presented by Karin Wagner, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor, Kaiser Permanente 10/4/17
Modesto's Wastewater Treatment: Recycling Made Easy!
Presented by Ryan Sellman, P.E., Sr. Engineer, Carollo Engineers, Inc. 10/11/17
Don Ahrens, "Climate Change, Fact or Fiction?"
Don Ahrens, MJC Meteorology Emeritus, updates Modesto's League of Women Voters July 27, 2017
Success Stories from California's Channel Islands
4/5/17 - Science Colloquium MJC Biology Professor Teri Curtis
Speech-Language Pathology: More than Just Words
Science Colloquium 3/19/17 Sarah E.J. Martin, M.S. CCC-SLP
Great American Solar Eclipse
Science Colloquium 3/8/17 Presented by MJC Chemistry Professor Linda Brzezinski
Earth's 6th Extinction...is actually the 7th
Presented by Richard Anderson, MJC Biology Professor Emeritus 3/1/17
How Clean is the Air We Breathe?
Science Colloquium, presented by Anthony Presto, Outreach Rep, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District 2/22/17
Guest Lecturer Megan Layhee Presented 2/15/17
Darwin Day: How Evolution Unifies the Biological Sciences
Presented by Psychology Professor, Bobby Hutchison
Life at the McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Science Colloquium - 2/1/17 Presented by MJC Librarian Brian Greene
World Aids Day
Presentation by Professor Hutchison
Dying well -- magical thinking or possible?
Presentation by Roland Nyegaard, M.D. 11/16/16
Notes on the Cost to Save The World
Des Orsinelli, Brown Caldwell Engineer Notes on the cost to save the world (Or what would a 'tax' on carbon really cost us?)
The Mysterious Dark Energy in our Cosmos
Science Colloquium 11/2/16 Doug Singleton
Pricing Carbon: Is Cap & Trade or Fee & Dividend Best?
Science Colloquium 10/26/16
Medical Applications of 3D Printing
Science Colloquium 10/19/16 Prof. David Martin MJC Anatomy/Physiology
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Science Colloquium 10/12/16 Presentation by Laurie Hatch, MJC Child Development. (Ret)
Exploring Matter: An Inexpensive, Interactive Chemistry Museum Exhibit
Science Colloquium 10/15/16 Presenter: Steve Murov
Conserving Residential Water: Gray Water, Cisterns and More"
Science Colloquium, 9/28/16 Presenter Regina Hirsch
"Autism: Genes and Neurobiology, OH MY!"
Science Colloquium-9/21/16, Presenter Debbie Laffranchini Please note audio issues: 11 minutes in to program loss of audio for 1 minute; 17 minutes in to program loss of audio for 7 minutes.
Overcoming Obstacles: 19th Century Women of Mathematics
Science Colloquium September 14, 2016 Presented by Math Professor Heidi Meyer
Teri Curtis Wins the Purdy Award
The Science Colloquium Committee is so very proud that Teri Curtis has been awarded the 2016 Purdy Award for Excellence in Teaching!
Science Colloquium Fall 2016 C.V. Allen
Sept 7, 2016 C.V. Allen, M.D., "Diagnosing our Medical System's Ills" Dr. Allen will share his views of how our medical system functions, an dhow we can heal it.
The Baja Experience: As Powerful as Ever!
Guy will explain some of the physical factors that account for the amazing diversity of this area and show slides of life at the Estación del Mar Cortés, a spacious and modern field station ow...
CRISPR: A Tool for Genome Editing
DNA manipulation brings astonishing powers to humans. Knocking out genes is one of those great powers.
Mono Lake: the Past, Present and the Future
Jim & Kathy Clarke lived in Modesto for almost 30 years during which time Jim was a full time faculty member at MJC serving in various roles and departments. Kathy is a Physical Therapist who...
China: The Three Gorges Dam & Other Environmental Impacts
Michael Kennedy has a BS degree in biology from the University of Santa Clara, and a Masters degree in Public Health from San Jose State. He wo...
Bobby Hutchison "Our Viral Planet"
MJC behavioral scientist and biologist Bobby Hutchison explains interesting ways viruses are so important to our biosphere.
"Modesto's Water Reuse Program" by William Wong
Modesto City Water Engineer William Wong tours us through the state-of-the-art conversion program of waste water into valuable water resource.
"Modesto's Water Supply"
Modesto City water engineer William Wong explains how our most important resource, water, is obtained, conserved, treated.
"Tusk-toothed Salmonids and Other Grand fossils from Turlock Reservoir"
Dr. Julia Sankey shares the amazing discoveries of fossil 9' tusk-tooth salmonids, Galapagos Is.-sized tortoises her CSU Stanislaus students and...
"The Tuolumne River: Modesto's Water Life-Line"
Peter Drekmeier, speaking for the Tuolumne River Trust, explains the importance and history of Modesto's river.
"Autism" - Debbie Laffranchini
Debbie Laffranchini, MJC Child Development, ludidly explains the autism spectrum.
Dale Phillips: The Magic of Computers
MJC Computer science professor Dale Phillips explains how a computer works its magic!
Jody Strait: "Conservatives Can Back Global Warming Action"
Jody Strait, an MJC Environmental Sciences/Astrophysics major, was sent by Modesto Citizens Climate Lobby to Washington DC in Spring of 2015, to...
Dan Chase, "Observations on Pluto and Beyond"
Dan Chase, MJC's astronomer, presents a lucid and well illustrated tour of the current data and photos of Pluto.
John Seager, Population Connection "Human Population"
John Seager, President of Population Connection (formerly known as Zero Population Growth, explores "Human Population" in a very sensitive and m...
"Cochlear Implants and Hearing Health"
Denise Godbout-avant explains how she has moved from being deaf at birth, through hearing aids, and now enjoying the technological miracle of cochlear implants.
"Charles Darwin's Dear Little Wicked Drosera"
MJC botanist Elizabeth McInnes shares her love of Charles Darwin and the intriguing insectivorous plant, the Sundew.
"Personalized Cancer Therapy"- Dr. David Shiba
In Modesto, Sutter-Gould's Dr. David Shiba describes some of the amazingly specific and effective new cancer therapies.
"Imaging Underground Water"
Dr. Horacio Ferriz, Stanislaus County's Geologist, and CSU Stanislaus Geophysicist explains his recent research techniques and studies in visualizing underground water in our Valley.
Craig Vierra, "Spider Silk Science and Applications"
Dr. Craig Vierra, UOP Professor of Biology, describes his intriguing work with the incredible properties of black widow spider silk. Warning: ar...
Walter Ward: "Science of Water Sustainability in Stanislaus Co."
Walter Ward, Stanislaus County's Water Manager, explains the science and some political aspects of our water sustainability.
Laurie Prusso: ACE Impacts
Laurie presents an inspiring and challenging insight into how trauma can affect development.
Aaron Yakligian "The Local Solar System"
Aaron lucidly explains how solar panels work, and how the are so beneficial for our local economy
David Seaborg, "Rainforests and Ecosystem Survival"
David Seaborg explains the great importance of the rainforests in sustaining Earth's natural balances.
Lance Krajewski, "Panama Canal History and Science"
Modesto attorney and engineer Lance Krajewski explains the history and engineering marvels of the Canal constructed a hundred years ago, its pla...
Holley Moyes, "Belizean Drought Cult"
Dr. Holley Moyes, UC Merced Anthropology professor, reveals some intriguing discoveries about cave artifacts she worked up in Belize.
Mark McCaffrey: "Climate Science Education"
Mark McCaffrey, from the National Center for Science Education, in his "Climate Smart and Energy Wise: Climate and Energy Education Challenges of the 21st Century" explains the science challen...
Robert Tanaka, MD., "Valley Fever"
In "Valley Fever," Robert Tanaka, MD., explains where this lung infection originates, how it affects susceptible people, and recounts very interesting cases and outbreaks in our area.
Lee Balance: "Putting a Price on Carbon"
Lee Balance , of Citizen's Climate Lobby concisely explains why we need to put a price on carbon pollution, and explains the differences between Cap and Trade vs Fee and Dividend- our current ...
John Seager, chairman of Population Connections, delivers an excellent summary of humanity's burgeoning population impacts, and what we must do about them.
Lee DeLano, "Engineering of MID's Canal System and Who Pays for It"
Lee DeLano, Engineer and retiree from MID, discusses the engineering of MID's canal system and addresses the issue of whether electricity users...
Sean Timmons, "The New General Science Standards"
Sean Timmons, STEM Coordinator of the Stanislaus County Office of Education, explains the NGSS and how we in Stanislaus County are implementing ...
Noah Hughes, "What We Know About Climate Change"
Noah Hughes, MJC Earth Science Professor, explains the evidence and the physics behind the evidence, that human actions are warming the Earth. 2...
Horacio Ferriz, "Climate Has Changed for 3 1/2 Billion Years!
Dr. Horacio Ferriz, CSU Stanislaus Geology Professor and Stanislaus County Geologist, describes the climatic changes that have happened for bill...
"Roland Nyegaard, "Medical Education in Modesto!"
Roland Nyegaard, MD, explains the internship programs that operate in Modesto, why we have so few general practitioners in our County, and how U...
Sue Vang, "Importance of Recycling"
Sue Vang, of Californians Against Waste, discusses how recycling of wastes is so very important for California, and explains the recently passed ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
Mike Zweifel,"MID's Energy Present and Future"
Mike Zweifel, MID Major Account Executive and solar specialist, explains "MID's Energy Present and Future" on Oct. 29, 2014
"The Tuolumne River, A Lifeline For Modesto"
The Tuolumne River Trust's Meg Gonzalez and Ed Aguilar explain the importance of the Tuolumne River to Modesto, and how citizens can help sustain it.
Jessica Blois: "Paleoecology: Environments and Climate Change in the Past"
Dr. Jessica Blois, UC Merced, describes her researches on the organisms she found in the Samwell cave (in the Shasta area), and shows how she i...
Bill Anelli: "Distinguishing Science From Pseudo-science"
MJC Philosopher Bill Anelli explains the "Demarcation" problem, of how to discern science from non-science. Sept. 2014
April Bird, "Invertebrate Researches at Oregon State University"
April Bird describes the path she has taken, from being a marine biology student at MJC under the guidance of MJC biologist Teri Curtis, through...
John Carter: California's Cap and Trade
MJC Economist John Carter explains the why and what of California's "Cap and Trade" laws to regular carbon emissions, and reports on how it is working. California's Cap and Trade
"The Importance of Your Vaccinations"
Robert McGrew, MD, GP at Cornerstone Medical Practice on Florida St., Modesto, Explains why we and our loved ones should get vaccinations.
Richard Serros: "Art of the Science Community Center"
MJC Art Professor Richard Serros describes the great planning and creativity involved in incorporating art into the Science Community Center bui...
Javier Castillon, "Plant Science Applications in The Modern Nursery"
Javier Castillon, Director of Research at Duarte Nursery, Hughson, explains some of the cutting edge research he has produced at his lab.
"Illicit Trade of Reptile Skins"
Dr. David Martin explores the illegal trading of snake, amphibian, turtle, and lizard skins. He was awarded for his covert work in this ugly trading.
"Science Education in Schools"
Dr. Minda Berbeco, of the National Center for Science Education, explores the problems in addressing sensitive science classroom issues such as life's evolution and climate change.
John Buckley: The 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite
John Buckley describes the 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite: its intensity, devastation, ecologic and economic effects, and prospects for recovery. Fe. 5, 2014.
Bobby Hutchison, "Biology of Sexually transmitted Infections"
Bobby Hutchison, MJC Behavioral Science, explains the infection process, effects, prevention and treatment of several common STIs in "Biology of...
Garry Hayes: "A Geologist Rafts Through the Grand Canyon"
Garry Hayes, MJC's Geologist, recounts incredible beauty and geology and his near-drowning in "A Geologist Rafts Through the Grand Canyon" Jan. ...
John Gerling, "Are we Nuking Ourselves?"
John Gerling, Engineer and owner of of Gerling Associates, explains how microwaves work and safety considerations of cell phones and ovens in "Are we Nuking Ourselves?"
Nick Pinhey: "California Groundwater: Its Hydrology and Politics"
Dr. Nick Pinhey, who has been water manager for several CA Central Valley communities, and currently a CSU Stanislaus adjunct addresses this com...
Bryce Dias, "Sustainability Plans for Our Valley"
Bryce Dias, of the Great Valley Center, discusses sustainability plans for the San Joaquin Valley on April 3, 2013
Nick Pinhey, "Modesto's Water Supply in a Changing Climate"
Dr. Nicholas Pinhey, who for more than 36 years has been working on Valley water supplies for Modesto and other communities, explains the long-t...
Brett Keller: "The Art and Science Of California's Gemstone, Benitoite"
Brett Keller, of Calarveras County, shares his love for and knowledge about California's State Gemstone, the rare and beautiful benitoite.
Stephen Miller, "Solar Rooftops in Modesto"
Stephen Miller, from SEI and supported by a grant from D.O.E., explains the prospects for residential solar rooftops in Modesto. Feb. 6, 2013.
"UC Merced's Solar Thermal Research"
Ron Durbin and Lun Jiang, both from UC Merced, explain the technology of using solar heat to create refrigeration! March 13, 2013
Laurie Hatch, "The Brain-Heart Connection: Why Love Nurtures Intellect"
Laurie Hatch, MJC Child Development Professor, explains the science behind how nurturing children fosters brain development, to a packed audienc...
"The Interface of Science and Faith"
Five faith leaders in Modesto respond to the question, "What is the proper response to claims of science that the universe is about 13.7 billion years old, and that life evolves?" Moderated b...
Bobby Hutchison: "Recent Developments in the Battle Against AIDS" 11/28/12
Professor Bobby Hutchison, MJC Behavioral Scientist, reviews HIV disease history, explains new HIV detection methods, drug treatments, imp...
"Video Tour of Birding in Stanislaus Co.: When, Where, How"
Stanislaus Audubon Society past-President and excellent birder Dave Froba uses his videos to show where to go in Stanislaus County, at the corr...
Ted Fisher: "What is a Medical Physicist?" 11/7/12
Ted Fisher, Ph.D., is a medical Physicist at Memorial Hospital, Modesto, CA. To answer "What is a Medical Physicist?" Ted Fisher explains the ba...
Olivia Tong: "Epidemiology and Health Disparities in Stanislaus County"
Olivia Tong, MS, Stanislaus County Health Services epidemiologist, explains several current studies of the Stanislaus county population, and the...
Randy Schack, "Solar Electricity in Modesto" Oct. 10, 2012
Randy Schack, of SolarEverywhere.org, explains the history and function of photovoltaic panels, and advises homeowners on selecting a good local...
Steve Murov: "Fascinating Chemistry", Oct. 2012
Dr. Steve Murov, MJC Chemistry Professor Emeritus, lucidly explains many of the unifying concepts of chemistry, using many fascinating examples....
David Martin, "The Yosemite Toad- Canary in the Coal Mine?" Oct. 3, 2012
Dr. David Martin explains his work with the Yosemite Toad. Endemic to the southern High Sierra, the toad's habitat is being further decreased by...
"When Experts Disagree, Whom Should I Trust?"
In Sept. 2012, Bill Anelli, outstanding MJC philosophy professor, lays out his criteria for how to decide who is most likely to be correct, when experts disagree.
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