Darwin FestivalSM 2015


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

9 - 13 February 2015

 

 

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: Some of the Things Molecules Do” – Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:30 a.m.

“THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: UNDERWATER EXPLORATION AND SCIENCE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE” – Brian Helmuth, Northeastern University, Marine Science Center, Nahant MA. Sponsored by The Scuba Club.

Veterans Hall

11:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Australia: Awakenings” – Australia: First 4 Billion Years.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:15 p.m.

“GLOBAL ISSUES IN OCEAN AND HUMAN HEALTH” – John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA.  Sponsored by the Biological Society.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization” – Journey to Planet Earth (84 min).

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures          

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Why Sharks Attack” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“EBOLA, ONE HEALTH, AND EVOLUTION IN ACTION” – Alfred DeMaria Jr., Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW" – Raymond Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: “Australia: Monsters" – Australia: First 4 Billion Years.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

“ENGINEERING COMPUTING, DIAGNOSTICS, AND THERAPEUTICS WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY” – Timothy Lu, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “A Murder of Crows” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Alien Planets Revealed” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Decoding Neanderthals” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“CURES IN THE OCEAN: MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS DRUG DISCOVERY” – Isaiah Gomez ‘13, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego CA. Sponsored by the Chemistry & Physics Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

“THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS: CAN EXPOSURE TO PARASITIC WORMS HELP TREAT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES?” – Joel Weinstock, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University, Boston MA. Sponsored by the Salem State Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Earth from Space” – NOVA (120 minutes).

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Charles Darwin’s Birthday

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“COYOTES AND BOBCATS AND BEARS, OH MY!: WHY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS TO WILDLIFE IN MASSACHUSETTS” – Jennifer Jackman, Department of Political Science, Salem State University, Salem MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth” – Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:15 p.m.

“WHAT CITIES CAN LEARN FROM TREES” - Nathan Phillips, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

“HOW AND WHY DO LANGUAGES CHANGE? INSIGHTS FROM SPANISH IN BOSTON” – Daniel Erker, Department of Romance Studies, Boston University, Boston MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “The World Set Free” – Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 - Biology Alumni Day

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Killer Typhoon – The Aftermath of Cyclone Haiyan” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

"FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALTERING THE FOOD WE EAT” – Colin Orians, Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Surviving Ebola” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:15 p.m.

"DEEP GENOME SEQUENCES FROM MORE THAN 100 DIVERSE HUMAN POPULATIONS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ARCHAIC HOMININS" – Shop Mallik, Department of Medical Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.

A Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Killer Landslides” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Ape Genius” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

Founded By:  Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville

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Veterans Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center.

Dr. Schuyler G. Slater Lecture Hall (MH 444) is located on the 4th floor of the Frederick A. Meier Arts & Sciences Hall.

 

The Festival is open to the public. All events are free.

 

The location for all events is Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, Massachusetts, 01970. For directions, go to www.salemstate.edu or contact the Biology Department (978-542-6236).

 

Major funding for the DARWIN FESTIVALSM has been provided by the Salem State University Administration, the Charles Albert Read Trust Fund, the Student Government Association through the Biological Society and the Scuba Club, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, contributions from Hayden McNeil Publishers, Pearson Higher Education, Wiley, and other individual contributions. Darwin FestivalSM Committee: Susan M. Case (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Ryan Fisher, Lynn Fletcher, Ethel Gordon, Paul Kelly, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).

 

Founded in 1980 by Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville.