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Lecture materials are for educational purposes only*. We request that the use of any of these materials include an acknowledgement of the presenter and the Hot Science - Cool Talks Outreach Series of the Environmental Science Institute.

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88 November 22, 2013 Dr. Molly Cummings Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Colorful Strategies for Surviving in Nature

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87 October 18, 2013 Dr. John Grotzinger

 

The Roving Search for Life on Mars


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86 September 6, 2013 Dr. David Buss

 

Human Mating Strategies


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85 April 4, 2013 Dr. Andrew Ellington Diagnosing Ourselves: Take Two Assays and Don't Call Me in the Morning

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84 March 6, 2013 Dr. Jason Kalirai Space Telescopes as Time Machines: Hubble's Legacy and the Future through the James Webb Space Telescope

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83 February 22, 2013 Dr. Robert Bullard Environmental Justice: Progress Towards Sustainability

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82 January 8, 2013 Dr. Kerry Emanuel Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico: The History and Future of the Texas Coast


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81 November 30, 2012 Dr. Mark Clanton The War on Cancer: 41 Years after Nixon's Declaration

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October 26, 2012 Dr. Jay Famiglietti Last Call at the Oasis: Will There be Enough Water for the 21st Century?


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79 September 14, 2012 Dr. David Orr Black Swans & the U.S. Future: Building Sustainable & Resilient Societies

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78 April 13, 2012 Dr. Britney Schmidt Life on Europa? Exploring Jupiter's Icy Moon

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77 February 24, 2012 Dr. Michael Webber From Fracking to the 40 Acres: Energy Challenges for UT, Texas, and the World

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January 13, 2012

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Dark Energy, Explosions, and Zombie Stars

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75 December 2, 2011 Dr. Christopher Kirk

Your Eye, My Eye, and the Eye of the Aye - Aye: Evolution of Human Vision
from 65 Million Years Ago to the Present

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74 October 27, 2011 Dr. Mark Helper

Astronauts, Robots, and Rocks: Preparing for Geological Planetary Exploration

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73 September 23, 2011 Dr. Alison Preston

Building Memories for Tomorrow: How Our Brains Predict Our Futures

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72 April 22, 2011 Dr. Camille Parmesan "Conservation in a Changing Climate "

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71 March 25, 2011 Dr. Julia Clarke "Dinosaurs In Living Color"

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70 February 25, 2011 Dr. Neil Shubin "Your Inner Fish"

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69 December 3, 2010 Dr. Brian Korgel "Powered Paint: Nanotech Solar Ink"

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68 October 15, 2010 Dr. Peter Stone "Autonomous Robots Playing Soccer and Traversing Intersections" PDF Presentation
67 September 16, 2010 Dr. Mark Moffett "Adventures Among Ants"

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66 April 30, 2010 Dr. Sean B. Carroll "Remarkable Creatures"

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65 March 26, 2010 Brewster McCracken
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"Pecan Street Project: Smart Grids and Austin's Energy Future"

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64 February 19, 2010 Dr. Sacha Kopp "Angels & Demons: Physics, Antimatter, and Armageddon"

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63 December 11, 2009 Dr. Gerald R. North "Global Warming - Lone Star Impacts" PowerPoint
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62 Oct. 30, 2009 Dr. Sally Ride "Reach for the Stars" PowerPoint
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61 Sept. 11, 2009 Dr. Jack Holt "Icy Mysteries of Mars Revealed" PowerPoint
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60 Apr. 17, 2009 Dr. Robert Duke ”How We Learn and How We Don't” PowerPoint
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Design with Climate: Building for a Cooler Plane
59 Feb.27, 2009 Dr. Werner Lang ”Design with Climate: Building for a Cooler Planet” PowerPoint
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58 Jan. 30, 2009 Dr. Tyrone Hayes ”From Silent Spring to Silent Night” PowerPoint
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57 Nov. 14, 2008 Dr. Donald Blankenship ”Beginning the Search for Life on the Outer Planets” PowerPoint
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56 Oct. 10, 2008 Dr. Richard Corsi ”Is Your House Killing You?” PowerPoint
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55 Sept. 5, 2008 Dr. Ginny Catania ”Giant Ice Sheets Threaten Globe !?: Climate Change and the Greenland Ice Sheet” PowerPoint
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54 May 2, 2008 Dr. Sean Gulick ”The Rock that Changed the World” PowerPoint
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53 Apr. 4, 2008 Dr. Kenneth Miller ”God, Darwin, and Design: Lessons from the Dover Monkey Trial” PowerPoint
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52 Feb. 22, 2008 Dr. Michael E. Webber ”Our Energy Future” PowerPoint
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51 Nov. 16, 2007 Dr. Eric J. Barron ”The Changing Debate on Global Warming” PowerPoint
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50 Oct. 19, 2007 Dr. J. Craig Wheeler ”Exploding Stars in an Accelerating Universe” PowerPoint
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49 Sept. 14, 2007 Dr. David Hillis ”DNA in Hollywood: Fact, Fiction and Future” PowerPoint
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48 Apr. 27, 2007 Dr. Carl Safina ”Voyage of the Turtle” PowerPoint
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47 Mar. 28, 2007 Dr. David Vaughan ”Come Ice or High Water: How Will Global Warming Affect Antarctic Ice Sheets and Sea Levels?” PowerPoint
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46 Feb. 9, 2007 Rich MacMath ”Choosing Our Future: Greenhouse Gases or Green Homes?” PowerPoint
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45 Nov. 16, 2006 Dr. Stephen R. Palumbi ”The History and Future of Whales” PowerPoint
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44 Oct. 5, 2006 Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel ”Is Climate Change Increasing Hurricane Activity?” PowerPoint
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43 Sept. 7, 2006 Dr. David M. Oshinsky ”Race for a Cure” N/A
42 Apr. 7, 2006 Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers ”Fighting Deadly Diseases: Strategies for Prediction and Containment” PowerPoint
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41 Mar. 3, 2006 Dr. Jeremy Jackson ”Brave New Ocean” PowerPoint
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40 Feb. 2, 2006 Dr. Michael Starbird ”To Infinity and Beyond” N/A
39 Nov. 18, 2005 Dr. Travis LaDuc ”The Striking Behavior of Rattlesnakes” PowerPoint
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38 Oct. 13, 2005 Dr. John Grotzinger ”The 2004 Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Evidence for Water and Prospects for Life”

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37 Sept. 9, 2005 Dr. Timothy Rowe ”Dinosaurs in the Digital Age: Facts, Fictions, and Forgeries”

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36 Apr. 15, 2005 Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson ”Ice Adventures: Tracking Evidence of Abrupt Climate Change Across the Tropics”

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The Ross Ice Shelf at the Bay of Whales, Antarctica.  (78° 30' S Latitude, 164° 20' W Longitude)   Photographer: Michael Van Woert, NOAA NESDIS, ORA
35 Mar. 11, 2005 William L. Ginn ”CSI-Texas: The Science of Sleuthing”

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Stencil on sidewalk of human cutout in Montreal by Nate Nolting
34 Feb. 4, 2005 Steve Wolf ”Science in the Movies: The Science Behind Stunts & Special Effects”

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33 Nov. 19, 2004 Dr. Wallace Fowler ”Exploring Outer Space: Fact vs. Fiction”

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32 Oct. 22, 2004 Dr. George Pollak ”Seeing the World Through Their Ears: The Exotic World of Bats”

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31 Sept. 10, 2004 Dr. Barbara Mahler

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30 April 23, 2004 Dr. John C. Abbott

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Texas' Amazing Insects by Dr. John C. Abbott
29 Mar. 26, 2004 Dr. David Wald PowerPoint
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Citizen Science: Man vs. Machine in Providing Rapid Earthquake Information by Dr. David Wald
28 Feb. 13, 2004 Mark Kapner, P.E.

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Austin's Power: Green Power is Clean and Renewable by Mark Kapner, P.E.
27 Nov. 21, 2003 Dr. Paul Barbara

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26 Oct. 24, 2003 Dr. Robert Duke and Dr. Eugenia Costa-Giomi ”Our Perceptions of Music: Why Does the Theme from Jaws Sound Like a Big, Scary Shark?”

25 Sept. 5, 2003 Dr. David Allen ”Big, Beautiful Sky: The State and Future of Texas' Air”

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24 Mar. 21, 2003 Dr. Roger Bilham ”Global Death and Construction: Earthquakes on an Urban Planet” PowerPoint
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Feb. 21, 2003
Dr. G. David Tilman

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Jan. 24, 2003
Dr. Kelley Crews-Meyer

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Nov. 15, 2002
Dr. William D. Cochran

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Oct. 18, 2002
Dr. John M. Sharp

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Sept. 13, 2002
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April 19, 2002
Dr. John Kormendy

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March 22, 2002
Dr. Leon Long

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Nov. 16, 2001
Dr. Carlton Erickson

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Oct. 12, 2001
Dr. William Fisher

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Jan. 25, 2002
Dr. Camille Parmesan

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Apr. 20, 2001
Mr. Troy M. Kimmel

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Mar. 30, 2001
Dr. Frank N. Bash

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Mar. 2, 2001
Dr. John W. Kappelman

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Jan. 26, 2001
Dr. Michael Ryan

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Nov. 17, 2000
Dr. David M. Hillis

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Oct. 6, 2000
Dr. Timothy B. Rowe, Kyoko Kishi, John W. Merck, Jr. and Mathew Colbert

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Sept. 15, 2000
Dr. Henrietta N. Edmonds

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Aug.  25, 2000
Dr. Randall Marrett

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May 5, 2000
Dr. Mark Helper

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Mar. 24, 2000
Dr. Richard Kyle

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Feb. 25, 2000
Dr. Daniel Barker

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Jan. 28, 2000
Dr. William Muehlberger

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Nov. 19, 1999
Dr. Timothy B. Rowe

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