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Investigating Our Cosmic Origins

Investigating Our Cosmic Origins

Dr. Caitlin Casey
Assistant Professor, Astronomy
University of Texas

The cosmos is too vast for us to comprehend - from the backyard of our solar system, which spans hundreds of millions of miles, to the Milky Way galaxy, and beyond to the cavernous voids of deep space. Dr. Casey will share some of the remarkable recent strides in studying distant realms of the Universe, what implications this has for our cosmic origins, and what challenges lie ahead in solving its most elusive mysteries as well as the quest for life in the cosmos. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event.

From Silent Spring to Silent Night II: A Tale of Toads and Men

From Silent Spring to Silent Night II: A Tale of Toads and Men

Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Professor, Integrative Biology
UC Berkeley

For the last 15 years, Dr. Hayes has studied the role pesticides and chemical contaminants and their impact on environmental health and public health. Join us as one of the nation’s leading experts on the effects of agricultural chemicals on hormones, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, answers these questions and more. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event.

Save the…Sharks!?
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019

Save the…Sharks!?

Dr. Greg Stunz
Professor, Marine Biology
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

“We have been hating sharks on general principles for centuries … now it is high time that they should pay up.”  This was a 1928 invitation to harvest sharks in Scientific Monthly (now Science). This mentality has been accepted by generations of fishermen and fishery managers. However, modern science shows many of the world’s shark stocks have decreased to unprecedented levels, placing ocean ecosystems in peril. Through his research and interactions with sharks, Dr. Stunz will share the history and current status of their declines, and their future along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Registration opens three weeks prior to the event.