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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. Our event is currently full. Tickets may be available the day of the event, additional details here.

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

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

Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Professor, Integrative Biology
UC Berkeley

56 years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, “Silent Spring”, we still face major impacts on our environment and our health from pesticides. Join us as one of the nation’s leading experts on the effects of agricultural chemicals on hormones, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, shares his research and unique experience as an investigative scientist.

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.