Thursday, February 18, 2010

Upcoming talks and events

There are a number of speakers coming soon that will be of interest to our science community and beyond:

Dr. Jay Hosler from Juniata college has rescheduled his talk on the use of comic books to teach science for Tuesday, February 23rd at 4 pm in Kettering 112.

Our own Dr. David FitzSimmons, english professor and nature photographer, will be leading a presentation of live music and images of nature in "350:Images of a Fragile Earth" on Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 pm in the Hawkins-Conard Auditorium.  350 ppm is considered the highest acceptable level of atmospheric CO2.

Dr. Jamie March from Washington and Jefferson College will be here to talk about the ecology of tropical freshwater shrimp on Tuesday, March 23rd at 4 pm.  

If you are interested in going to Medical school you will want to attend an information session on Friday, March 26th at 3pm in Kettering 112.  Molly Hawke '06, a biology grad, will be here to discuss her experience at The Ohio State University Medical School.  Biochemistry major Nick Bellanco will also be there to talk about his experience applying to and being accepted to medical school.

You can learn about the newest research into whale evolution on April 6th, when Dr. Hans Thewissen from NEOUCOM comes to Kettering.  Dr. Thewissen recently published a paper in Nature that provides one of the best pictures of early whale ancestors.  His talk will be at 4 pm.

And on Thursday, April 15th we will be hosting our second environmental lecture of the semester - Richard Moseley, the retired chief of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Natural Areas and Preserves will speak about "Preserving Ohio's Natural Heritage".  The talk is at 7:30 pm in the Hawkins-Conard auditorium.

Follow this blog or look for flyers in the halls of Kettering with additional details.

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