Darwin FestivalSM 2016


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

8 - 12 February 2016

 

 

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Printer-Friendly Schedules:  Lectures Only    Full Schedule

 

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: "E. O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men" (120 min.)

Slater Lecture Hall

11:00 a.m.

"CANCER AND THE MICROBIOTA" – Wendy Garrett, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA.

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

"WHY ARE WE MUSICAL? ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN MUSIC FACULTY" – Samuel Mehr, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.  Sponsored by the Music Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: "Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" – Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: "Making North America: Origins" – Making North America

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures     

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: "Leave it to Beavers" – Nature

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: "The Last Orangutan Eden" – Nature

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: "The Journey" – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Slater Lecture Hall

12:30 p.m.

"EVOLVING SYSTEMS OF CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL INTERACTION: FROM OXYGEN TO NEUROBIOLOGY" – John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

"DESIGNING BIOLOGY FOR A HEALTHY WORLD"– Pamela Silver, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.  Sponsored by the First Year Experience.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

"A GLIMPSE AT THE WORLD BEFORE THE END - CRETACEOUS MASS EXTINCTION (66 MA): THE MAASTRICHAIAN STAGE, THE INOCERAMID CLAM EXTINCTION, AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION" – Mark Leckie, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Sponsored by the Geological Sciences Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: "First Steps" – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

"THERE’S A RUMBLE IN YOUR JUNGLE: EXPLORING THE

SECRET SOUNDS OF INSECTS" – Jayne Yack, Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.  Sponsored by the Salem Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Veterans Hall

11:00 a.m.

"THE PHOENIX ISLANDS PROTECTED AREA - A NATURAL

LABORATORY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE" – Randi Rotjan, New England Aquarium, Boston MA.  Sponsored by The Scuba Club.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: "First Peoples: Africa" – First Peoples

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

"BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF PLANETS: THE UBIQUITY OF

EXTRASOLAR PLANETS AND THE RED DWARFS THAT (MOSTLY) HOST THEM" – Andrew West, Department of Astronomy, Boston University, Boston MA.  Sponsored by the Chemistry & Physics Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO:  "The Immortals" – Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: "First Peoples: Australia" – First Peoples

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

"SKYSCRAPERS FOR LUNGS: MECHANICS OF TERMITE

COLONY RESPIRATION" – Hunter King, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

"THE MORTAL SEA: FISHING THE ATLANTIC IN THE AGE OF

SAIL" – W. Jeffrey Bolster, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham.  Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: "Your Inner Fish" – Your Inner Fish

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

"DIFFICULT CHILDBIRTH AND HELPLESS BABIES: NOT

EVE’S FAULT, BUT EVOLUTION’S" – Holly Dunsworth, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.  The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: "Making North America: Life" – Making North America

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 - Charles Darwin’s Birthday and Biology Alumni Day

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: "First Peoples: Europe" – First Peoples

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

"FACEBOOK FOR MICROBES: SOCIAL NETWORKING,

INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION, AND BIOLOGICAL ESPIONAGE" – Kevin Griffith, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

"THE PROMISE OF NEUROARCHITECTURE" – Justin Hollander, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Medford MA.  Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: "Your Inner Monkey" – Your Inner Fish

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: "Soul of the Elephant" – Nature

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

"THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE: THE INSPIRING TRUE

STORY OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST ANIMAL RESCUE" – Dyan deNapoli.  Sponsored by the Biological Society.

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 (Meier Hall 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, MA, 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 First Year Experience and 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 Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).

 

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

 

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