Darwin FestivalSM 2018


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

12 - 16 February 2018

 

 

darwin01

 

Printer-Friendly Schedules:  Lectures Only    Full Schedule

 

 

MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY, 2018

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:45 a.m.

VIDEO: “Spy in the Wild” – BBC Earth. 120 min.

Slater Lecture Hall

11:00 a.m.

“AN UP ESCALATOR: THE GULF STREAM AS A PREDICTOR OF ESTUARY CHANGE?” – Sandy Macfarlane, Coastal Resource Specialist, Duxbury MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

"THE JOURNEY: A CASE STUDY WITH TODD ZION AND SMARTCELLS" Todd Zion, President and CEO, Akston Biosciences Corporation.

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

“SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: REDESIGNING LIFE” – James Collins, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “A Matter of Taste” – Food: Delicious Science. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2018

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Staying Alive” – Natural Born Hustlers. Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 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.

The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture 

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink” – PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:30 p.m.

“CHANGING CLIMATE – CHANGING FISHES: THE FUTURE OF THE FAUNA IN THE GULF OF MAINE” Michael Armstrong, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Gloucester MA. Sponsored by the Salem State chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

“HIDDEN FIGURES” – 20th Century Fox. 

Sponsored by the Biological Society.

Veterans Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2018

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “We Are What We Eat” – Food – Delicious Science. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Spillover – Zika, Ebola, and Beyond” – PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“THE COLORFUL WORLD OF NEW ENGLAND MARINE

LIFE” – Andrew Martinez, author and photographer.

Sponsored by the Scuba Club

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

“CROSSING BIOLOGICAL KINGDOMS – USING SPINACH TO REGENERATE HEART TISSUE” – Glenn Gaudette, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

VIDEO: “Two Degrees: The Point of No Return” – History Channel (85 min).

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2018

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Memory Hackers” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Decoding Neanderthals” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“GLOBAL CHANGE, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND WATER: THE

PHYSICAL AND HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF THE HYDRO-SOCIAL CYCLE” – John Hayes, Department of Geography, Salem State University, Salem MA.

Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: “Orchids” – Plants Behaving Badly. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

“HOW CAN WE LEARN FROM NATURE? BIOINSPIRATION FROM BEETLE ELYTRA AND EGGSHELLS FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGNS” – Nan Jiang, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry/Physics and the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Poisoned Water” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

FRIDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2018

Biology Alumni Day

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Iceman Murder Mystery” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“ALGAL FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL: UNCOVERING SEAWEED DIVERSITY IN THE BERMUDA ISLANDS” – Thea Popolizio, Biology Department, Salem State University, Salem MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Food on the Brain” – Food: Delicious Science. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:30 p.m.

“MECHANISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE TRANSMISSION” – Lydia Bourouiba The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. 

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

“HORMONES AND OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: HOW THEY INTERACT TO IMPACT DISEASE” – Cherie Butts, Biogen, Cambridge MA.

Veterans Hall

 

 

If you require interpretative services, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at TTY (978)-542-7146 or osd@salemstate.edu. To help us best meet your needs, please notify us of your requirements at least 2 weeks in advance. All videos are close-captioned.

 

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 Charles Albert Read Trust Fund, the Student Government Association through the Biological Society and the Scuba Club, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, the Salem State University Administration, 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, Tess Killpack, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Tomas Lopez (President, Biological Society).

 

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

 

Darwin Festival home    History of the Darwin Festival    Links and References

Salem State University Biology    Salem State University Home Page