New and Upcoming Events at the Science Tavern - October 24, 2011 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, October 24, 2011 4:35 PM

Here’s what’s on our calendar now into December. I expect a few more events will be added to the list soon. I’m working on finalizing some exciting speakers for the new year, so stay tuned. - Marc

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New

Sat, Dec 10, 7:00p  NEW
Holiday Science Trivia Challenge
You asked for it! We’re back with the third installment of our very popular Science Trivia Challenge. This science-only trivia competition is a refreshing change from the usual bar team trivia matches that leave you hungry for more science. There is prize money and bragging rights to be had.

This week

Sunday, 3:00p
Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet - 4 of 9
This Great Courses DVD series continues moving into lectures that discuss the forces that shape climate and global climate change as well as how organisms acquire food and the ecological consequences of agriculture.

November

Wed, Nov 9, 7:00p
Peptides: A New Vocabulary in the Language of Life
Emory Center for Chemical Evolution graduate student Savannah John shares with us how her work with peptides is alteirng the “central dogma” of biology which describes how information is transferred in living systems.

Sat, Nov 19, 7:00p
Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose
Evolutionary biologist and science writer, Lee Dugatkin, visits from the University of Louisville to tell us about this important episode in the history of science in America. A book signing will follow, and “Mr. Jefferson” and Lee’s recent “Prince of Evolution” should be available for sale.

Shoutouts  
Holly Tucker, author of “Bloodwork” and Science Tavern presenter at this year’s Decatur Book Festival, is the editor of the website Wonders and Marvels, which sports the apt subtitle “A Community of Curious Minds, who love History, its odd Stories and Good Reads”. Holly has offered a monthly Science Tavern guest blog opportunity to our own community of curious minds. Reply to this email or contact me via Meetup.com if you might be interested in contributing.

Our brand-new sister science pub, The Dalton Science Cafe, has its second meeting scheduled for the Dalton Freight Depot at 7:00 pm Tuesday, November 1. The topic will concern the archaeology of early native Americans in the southeastern United States.

 

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