Science Café - Aging - Aug. 30, 2010

News item published on: 2010-08-23 16:47:15

The University of Southern Mississippi's Libraries present the inaugural series of The Science Café @ Cook Library this fall.

A science café's casual meeting place, plain language, and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people who may have no science background. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation and shows a short video clip to kick off the discussion.

Dr. Susan Hrostowski, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi, will start the series August 30 with a discussion of Aging. Next, on September 27, Dr. Vijay Rangachari, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Southern Miss, will host a presentation about Memory. On October 25, Dr. Kuppareddi Balamurugan, Assistant Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at Southern Miss, will lead a discussion on Personal DNA Testing. Rounding out the series will be a talk November 29 on Gangster Birds, by Dr. Frank Moore, Professor of Biological Sciences, at Southern Miss.

The events are free and open to the public. The cafés will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Starbucks in Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. You can leave a café meeting when you want, but you'll miss out if you show up late!

For more information please contact Tracy Englert (601) 266-6396 or . Find out more about Science Cafes in general at