Darwin FestivalSM 2017


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

13 - 17 February 2017

 

 

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Dedicated to Patti Welch, for 30+ years of work behind the scenes

 

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MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 2017

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

7:50 a.m.

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

Slater Lecture Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

11:00 a.m.

“MARCH OF THE FOSSIL PENGUINS” – Daniel Ksepka, Bruce

Museum, Greenwich CT. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

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

Slater Lecture Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still” – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2017   

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “One of a Kind” – 9 Months That Made You. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Fresh Water” – Planet Earth.

Slater Lecture Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

VIDEO: “The Hunger Hustle” – Natural Born Hustlers – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

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

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “The Spill” – Frontline.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 15 FEBRUARY, 2017

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Lethal Seas” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “First Peoples: Asia” – First Peoples.

Slater Lecture Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Sex, Lies, and Dirty Tricks” – Natural Born Hustlers – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2017

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “Coral Seas” – Blue Planet.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Fellowship of the Whales” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: “First Peoples: Americas” – First Peoples.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

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

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “The Final Countdown” – 9 Months That Made You. PBS

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

FRIDAY, 17 FEBRUARY, 2017 - Biology Alumni Day

 

7:50 a.m.

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

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“A SCIENTIST CITIZEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: WHAT

HAPPENS WHEN A SCIENTIST LEAVES THE COMFORTS OF

THE LABORATORY AND VENTURES INTO THE ARENAS OF

MEDIA, POLITICS, AND INDUSTRY” – Christopher Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole MA. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry/Physics and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “The First Eight Weeks” – 9 Months That Made You. PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

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. 

Veterans Hall

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.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Silence of the Bees” – Nature.

Slater Lecture 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, 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.

 

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