Darwin FestivalSM 2019


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

11 - 15 February 2019

 

 

Dedicated to Susan Case and Ginger Keville

for 40 years of inspiration


Printer-Friendly Schedules:  Lectures Only    Full Schedule

 

   

 

MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2019

 

9:00 a.m.

VIDEO: HHMI BioInteractive: “The Making of the Fittest” Five short videos about adaptive evolution in action (75 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

11:00 a.m.

“METAMORPHOSIS IS NOT ALWAYS A NEW BEGINNING: DARWIN AS A MODEL” – Jan Pechenik, Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

VIDEO: NOVA Wonders: “What's Living in You?” Discover the world of microbes living in and on you (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

“FROM THE DEEP SEA TO NEW ENGLAND COASTS: NOVEL MICROBIOME DIVERSITY IN MARINE SYMBIOSES” – Colleen Cavanaugh, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Biological Society.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: Netflix Original Documentary: “Chasing Coral” An epic adventure to capture our changing oceans (100 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2019

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: PBS: “Lethal Seas” Can we save the rapidly changing ocean before it’s too late? (65 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN OXYGEN CONCENTRATIONS” – Rebecca Robinson, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett RI. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

“NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE” – William Moomaw, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford MA. Sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: PBS: “Sinking Cities: Miami” Preparing a city for the real-time effects of climate change (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

Schedule Change: The Zambella talk will be given on Wednesday 13 February at 9:25 a.m.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: NOVA Science Now: “Can I Eat That?” What science lies behind your favorite foods? (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2019

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: BBC: “Nature's Most Amazing Events – The Great Melt” See a vibrant community awaken during spring in the Arctic (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

Schedule Change: “WHODUNNIT? THE IMPORTANCE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS” Paul Zambella, Forensic Scientist formerly at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: NOVA Wonders: “Can We Make Life?” The opportunities and perils of gene editing technology (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

12:15 p.m.

“CARBON POLLUTION – IT’S TIME TO DEMAND ‘WE PUT A PRICE ON IT’” – Robert Bonney, President North Shore Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

“COSMIC EVOLUTION: THE RISE OF COMPLEXITY IN NATURE” – Eric Chaisson, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry/Physics and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

3:00 p.m

VIDEO: NOVA: “Life's Greatest Miracle” Trace human development from embryo to newborn (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2019

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: NOVA “Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?” Researchers race to untangle the cause and find a cure (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: NOVA “Vaccines - Calling the Shots” The science, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out. (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“CONSUMERISM, DNA, AND HEALTH: PROMISES AND PITFALLS” – Catharine Wang, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston MA. Sponsored by the Salem State Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

“CHARLES DARWIN’S ‘FOOL’S EXPERIMENTS’ – LESSONS FROM AN INVETERATE EXPERIMENTISER” – James Costa, Department of Biology and Director of Highlands Biology Research Station, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC. The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

Veterans Hall

1:45 p.m.

VIDEO: PBS: “The Shape of Life: Explosion of Life” A fantastic array of early complex animals lay the groundwork for the diversity of life that exists today (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

“DISCOVERING HOW THE ECOSYSTEM THAT DARWIN NEVER SAW WORKS: STRONG BIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS AND CLIMATE FORCING IN THE GALAPAGOS ROCKY SUBTIDAL” – Jon Witman, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Brown University, Providence RI. Sponsored by The Scuba Club

Veterans Hall

 

  

FRIDAY, 15 February 2019  Biology Alumni Day

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

8:30 a.m.

VIDEO: Hummingbird Films: “Symbiotic Earth” Introduction, Essays 1-7 A 10-essay film about Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration (90 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“GROWING UP CHIMPANZEE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEX DIFFERENCES IN WILD CHIMPANZEES”Zarin Machanda, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University, Medford MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: Hummingbird Films: “Symbiotic Earth” Essays 8-10, Epilogue A 10-essay film about Lynn Margulis, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

1:45 p.m.

“FISH OUT OF WATER: DID OUR ANCESTORS WALK ONTO

LAND?” – Stephanie Pierce, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: PBS “Your Inner Fish” Tracing our anatomy to the first fish that crawled onto land (60 minutes)

Slater Lecture Hall

 

To avoid disturbance, entrance into any lecture or video will not be allowed 10 minutes after the start time. 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 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: Lynn Fletcher (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Susan M. Case (emerita), Ryan Fisher, Ethel Gordon, Paul Kelly, Tess Killpack, Thea Popolizio, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Sarah Stanhope (President, Biological Society).

 

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

 

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