Interdisciplinary Dinners 

The main purpose of the Interdisciplinary Dinners is to provide graduate and professional students from across
the university an opportunity to interact with faculty members and peers. This is an excellent way to network with people from outside one’s department as well. We have two more dinners in the Spring semester.

For more information or questions contact the Graduate and Professional Student Council Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Committee Chair at diversity@gpsc.tamu.edu


Interdisciplinary Dinners with Dr. Matthew Sachs and Dr. Dawn Jourdan

The Graduate and Professional Student Council is hosting their February Interdisciplinary Dinners on Saturday, February 4th and Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 6.30 pm & 6:00 pm, respectively.

  • The February 4th dinner will be held at the home of distinguished professor: Dr. Matthew Sachs from the Department of Biology (friendly dog in the house! and a large gathering of up to 30 students)
  • The February 9th dinner will be held at the home of distinguished professor and Executive Dean: Dr. Dawn Jourdan from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. (7-10 students)

The main course for each dinner is provided by the Graduate and Professional Student Council. Students attending either dinner are encouraged to bring a side dish of their preference. Spaces are limited for these events and will be filled on a first come basis.

Registration:
To register, complete the form – and select preferred date:

About our hosts:

  • Dr. Matthew Sachs: born and raised, Long Island, NY; B.S. cum laude, Cornell University; Ph.D., MIT; postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University; Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; currently Professor, Dept. of Biology, TAMU, American Academy of Microbiology Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. My research interest is primarily focused on mechanisms that control gene expression, particularly at the level of translation, in which mRNA is decoded by ribosomes to produce proteins. We use biochemical, biophysical, genetic and systems-biology approaches to determine how gene expression is controlled. My outside activities include photography (imaging A&M athletics for TexAgs), running and bicycling, and practicing and teaching yoga at local studios.
  • Dr. Dawn Jourdan: Coming soon!

About the dinners:
The main purpose of the Interdisciplinary Dinners is to provide graduate and professional students from across the university with an opportunity to network with faculty and peers outside their academic field.

For more information or questions contact Bara Safarova, the Graduate and Professional Student Council Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair at diversity@gpsc.tamu.edu.