Darwin FestivalSM 2017 Salem State University Department of Biology

Schedule of Lectures 13 - 17 February 2017 (All held in Veterans Hall)

 

 

MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2017  Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

9:30 a.m.

“MECHANISTIC MICROBIOME STUDIES IN HEALTH AND DISEASE” – Wendy Garrett, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

11:00 a.m.

“MARCH OF THE FOSSIL PENGUINS” – Daniel Ksepka, Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

1:45 p.m.

“MESOPHOTIC CORAL REEFS: HOW MUCH PROGRESS HAVE WE MADE?” – Michael Lesser, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH. Sponsored by The Scuba Club.

 

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2017   

10:50 a.m.

“MAGNIFICENT MINDS: REMARKABLE WOMEN OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE”Pendred Noyce, Tumblehome Learning, Inc. and author. Sponsored by the Salem State chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

1:45 p.m.

“WHY WHALES – WHY SNOTBOT?” – Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance, Gloucester MA. Sponsored by the Biological Society.

 

WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2017

11:00 a.m.

“THE HENRIETTA LACKS CASE: THE INTERSECTION OF RACE, SCIENCE AND ETHICS” – Panel Discussion, moderated by Elspeth Slayter, School of Social Work, Salem State University.  Sponsored by the SSU Institutional Review Board, Darwin Festival, Working Group on Racial Justice and the School of Social Work.

12:30 p.m.

“RIVER BLINDNESS: THE STORY BEHIND ITS PREVENTION” – William Campbell, Drew University, Madison NJ and 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine.

1:45 p.m.

“TRILOBITE EYES AND PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA” – Thomas Rich, guest lecturer, Salem State University. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

 

THURSDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2017  Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

10:50 a.m.

“PRACTICAL POLICY APPROACHES TO RIVER FLOOD RESILIENCE IN NEW ENGLAND: WEAVING TOGETHER SCIENCE, GOVERNANCE, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY” – Eve Vogel, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

1:45 p.m.

“EVOLVING THE HUMAN MIND” Alexandra Rosati, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

  

FRIDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2017 - Biology Alumni Day

9:25 a.m.

“MARCH OF THE FOSSIL PENGUINS” – Daniel Ksepka, Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

12:30 p.m.

“THE FLINT WATER CRISIS: COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND INFLUENCING PUBLIC DISCOURSE USING SCIENCE” - Joyce Zhu, on behalf of the Flint Water Study Team, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA. 

1:45 p.m.

“HOW TO BUILD A NEW LIMB FROM OLD CELLS: APPLYING THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM REGENERATING AMPHIBIANS” – Catherine McCusker, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston MA.