Talks Archives

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TITLE

MATERIALS

WEBCAST or PODCAST

101 Apr. 22, 2016 Dr. David Hillis How a Salamander Saved a City: The Politics and Science of Endangered Species PowerPoint

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100 Jan. 22, 2016 Dr. Julia Clarke The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs

PowerPoint

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99 Dec. 4, 2015 Dr. Luis Sentis Humanoids of Our Future

PowerPoint

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98 Oct. 16, 2015 Dr. Carolyn Seepersad The Future of 3D Printing: The Democratization of Design

PowerPoint

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97 Aug. 28, 2015 Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, & Rebecca McInroy If It’s Unsustainable, Why Does It Feel So Good? N/A 2 Guys On Your Head
96 May 1, 2015 Dr. Lydia Contreras Better Living Through Microbes

PowerPoint

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95 Apr. 10, 2015 Dr. Bruce Hood Why Do We Believe in the Unbelievable: The Science of Supernatural Belief

N/A

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94 Feb. 20, 2015 Dr. Michael Webber Power Trip: The Story of Energy

PowerPoint

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93 Nov. 21, 2014 Dr. Todd Humphreys Drones: Myths, Facts, Hacks and the Future

PowerPoint

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92 Oct. 6, 2014 Dr. Kevin Kloesel Extreme Weather and Uncertainty in Forecasting

PowerPoint

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91 Sep. 12, 2014 Dr. David Laude How I Learned to Love Chemistry N/A 91-laude
90 Apr. 4, 2014 Dr. Anthony
Di Fiore
Primate Social Behavior

PowerPoint

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89 Mar. 1, 2014 Dr. Glenn Lightsey Space Exploration: From Science Fiction to the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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87 Oct. 18, 2013 Dr. John Grotzinger Curiosity’s First Year of Exploration on Mars

PowerPoint

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86 Sep. 6, 2013 Dr. David Buss Human Mating Strategies

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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


PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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


PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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78 Apr. 13, 2012 Dr. Britney Schmidt Life on Europa? Exploring Jupiter’s Icy Moon PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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76 Jan. 13, 2012 Dr. Andrew Howell Dark Energy, Explosions, and Zombie Stars PDF lecture_76_thumb
75 Dec. 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

PowerPoint

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74 Oct. 27, 2011 Dr. Mark Helper Astronauts, Robots, and Rocks: Preparing for Geological Planetary Exploration

PowerPoint

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73 Sep. 23, 2011 Dr. Alison Preston Building Memories for Tomorrow: How Our Brains Predict Our Futures PDF lecture73_thumb
72 Apr. 22, 2011 Dr. Camille Parmesan Conservation in a Changing Climate

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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70 Feb. 25, 2011 Dr. Neil Shubin Your Inner Fish

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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68 Oct. 15, 2010 Dr. Peter Stone Autonomous Robots Playing Soccer and Traversing Intersections PDF 
67 Sep. 16, 2010 Dr. Mark Moffett Adventures Among Ants

PowerPoint

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66 Apr. 30, 2010 Dr. Sean B. Carroll Remarkable Creatures

PowerPoint

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65 Mar. 26, 2010 Brewster McCracken,
Karl Rabago,
Dr. Michael Webber
Pecan Street Project: Smart Grids and Austin’s Energy Future

PowerPoint

PDF

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

PowerPoint

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63 Dec. 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 Sep. 11, 2009 Dr. Jack Holt Icy Mysteries of Mars Revealed PowerPoint

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60 Apr. 17, 2009 Dr. Bob Duke How We Learn and How We Don’t PowerPoint

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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 Sep. 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 Sep. 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 Sep. 7, 2006 Dr. David M. Oshinsky Race for a Cure N/A  vaccines
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

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint

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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 PowerPoint

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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 PowerPoint

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

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

PowerPoint

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31 Sep. 10, 2004 Dr. Barbara Mahler

PowerPoint

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30 Apr. 23, 2004 Dr. John C. Abbott

PowerPoint

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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.

PowerPoint

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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

PowerPoint

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26 Oct. 24, 2003 Dr. Bob Duke,
Dr. Eugenia Costa-Giomi
Our Perceptions of Music: Why Does the Theme from Jaws Sound Like a Big, Scary Shark?  shark
25 Sep. 5, 2003 Dr. David Allen Big, Beautiful Sky: The State and Future of Texas’ Air

PowerPoint

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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

PowerPoint

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Jan. 24, 2003
Dr. Kelley Crews-Meyer

PowerPoint

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Nov. 15, 2002
Dr. William D. Cochran

PowerPoint

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Oct. 18, 2002
Dr. John M. Sharp

PowerPoint

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Sep. 13, 2002
Dr. Brent L. Iverson PowerPoint

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Apr. 19, 2002
Dr. John Kormendy

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Mar. 22, 2002
Dr. Leon Long

PowerPoint

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Nov. 16, 2001
Dr. Carlton Erickson

PowerPoint

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Oct. 12, 2001
Dr. William Fisher

PowerPoint

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Jan. 25, 2002
Dr. Camille Parmesan

PowerPoint

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Apr. 20, 2001
Mr. Troy M. Kimmel N/A
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Mar. 30, 2001
Dr. Frank N. Bash

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Mar. 2, 2001
Dr. John W. Kappelman

PowerPoint

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Jan. 26, 2001
Dr. Michael Ryan

PowerPoint

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Nov. 17, 2000
Dr. David Hillis

PowerPoint

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Oct. 6, 2000
Dr. Timothy B. Rowe, Kyoko Kishi, John W. Merck, Jr. and Mathew Colbert N/A 
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Sep. 15, 2000
Dr. Henrietta N. Edmonds

PowerPoint

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Aug.  25, 2000
Dr. Randall Marrett

PowerPoint

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May 5, 2000
Dr. Mark Helper

PowerPoint

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Mar. 24, 2000
Dr. Richard Kyle

PowerPoint

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Feb. 25, 2000
Dr. Daniel Barker

PowerPoint

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Jan. 28, 2000
Dr. William Muehlberger PowerPoint

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Nov. 19, 1999
Dr. Timothy B. Rowe  PowerPoint

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