Darwin FestivalSM 2014


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

10 - 14 February 2014

 

 

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Dedicated to Virginia and Richard Keville,

for 35 years of inspiration

 

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Charles Darwin: Evolution’s Voice” – Biography.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:30 a.m.

VIDEO: “Meteor Strike” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

11:00 a.m.

“GENES INFLUENCE BEHAVIOR, BUT IT’S NOT SO SIMPLE” – Steven Hyman, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute, Cambridge MA.

Veterans Hall

12:30 p.m.

VIDEO: “Decoding Neanderthals” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Can I Eat That?” – NOVAscienceNOW.

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

“’JAWS’ REVISITED:  NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE ECOLOGY OF THE WHITE SHARK IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC” – Gregory Skomal, Senior Marine Fisheries Biologist, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Sponsored by the Biological Society.

Veterans Hall

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014

 

8:00 a.m.

VIDEO: “What Plants Talk About” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

“MORAL TRIBES: EMOTION, REASON, AND THE GAP BETWEEN US AND THEM” – Joshua Greene, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.

Sponsored by the Salem State Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Veterans Hall

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “What Females Want” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

12:15 p.m.

Artemisia annua, AN EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE HERBAL

TREATMENT FOR MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES” – Pamela Weathers, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA. 

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Chasing Ice” – New Video Group (75 min).

Slater Lecture Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Deadliest Tornadoes” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 - Charles Darwin’s Birthday

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “Silence of the Bees” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “The Human Spark” – PBS.

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“LIFE IN THE ‘PLASTISPHERE’: THE ECOLOGY OF PLASTIC MARINE DEBRIS” – Erik Zettler, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole MA.

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

VIDEO: “Ultimate Mars Challenge" – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

1:40 p.m.

“HUMAN EVOLUTION: NEW SURPRISES FROM SOUTH AFRICA” – Jeremy DeSilva, Department of Anthropology, Boston University, Boston MA.

The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.

Veterans Hall

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Mind of a Rampage Killer” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “The Animal House” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

9:25 a.m.

VIDEO: “Hurricane Sandy: Inside the Megastorm” – NOVA.

Slater Lecture Hall

10:50 a.m.

“THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE:  ADAPTATION PLANNING FOR COASTLINES” – Paul Kirshen, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH.

Sponsored by the Department of Geography and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

12:15 p.m.

“EXOPLANETS AND THE SEARCH FOR HABITABLE WORLDS” – Sara Seager, Departments of Planetary Science and Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. 

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Physics and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

1:40 p.m.

VIDEO: “Bag It – Is Your Life Too Plastic?” – Reel Thing Film (78 min).

Slater Lecture Hall

 

 

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 - Biology Alumni Day

 

 

7:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “How Smart Can We Get?” – NOVAscienceNOW.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

9:25 a.m.

“RABIES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE” – Catherine Brown, State Public Health Veterinarian, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Veterans Hall

 

10:50 a.m.

VIDEO: “What Males Will Do” – Nature.

Slater Lecture Hall

 

12:15 p.m.

“BREAKTHROUGHS IN GENETICS: FROM SEX CHROMOSOMES TO SILENCING THE DOWN SYNDROME CHROMOSOME” – Lisa Hall, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA. 

Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

 

1:40 p.m.

"SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – WHAT THE PERMIAN-TRIASSIC MASS EXTINCTION TELLS US ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND EARTH’S FUTURE” – Robyn Hannigan, School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston MA.

Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Charles Albert Read Trust.

Veterans Hall

 

3:05 p.m.

VIDEO: “Invasion of the Giant Pythons” – Nature.

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 http://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, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, contributions from Hayden McNeil Publishers, McGraw Hill, Pearson Higher Education, Simbiotic Software, WH Freeman, and other individual contributions. Darwin FestivalSM Committee: Susan M. Case (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Ryan Fisher, Lynn Fletcher, Paul Kelly, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).