May 18, 2016 | Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Impacts of Lost Technology, on May 24. Panelists will discuss the positive effects of science and technology in Arkansas, as well as the economic impact of its loss via organizational change, theft or under development.
Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at U.S. Pizza Co., 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd., in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood. Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.
This month’s panel will include: Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Finance in the UALR College of Business; Bobby McGehee, Ph.D., professor and dean of the UAMS Graduate School and Arkansas Biosciences Institute director; and John Cardinal, Ph.D., a supervisory special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Little Rock office.
Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., a research assistant professor and director of research and publications in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology, will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Café Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. McGehee is this month’s radio guest.
Science Café forums are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August and December. Check out the website for more information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com. For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics and speakers, contact Science Café director Linda Williams, research liaison in the UAMS Office of Research, at (501) 686-7418. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers and events, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org. Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Aristotle, KUAR-FM 89.1 and the Central Arkansas Section of the American Chemical Society.
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