Science Café - Aging - Aug. 30, 2010News item published on: 2010-08-23 16:47:15
The University of Southern Mississippi's Libraries present the inaugural series of The Science CafÃ© @ Cook Library this fall.
A science cafÃ©'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 cafÃ©s 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 cafÃ© 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 http://www.sciencecafes.org.