June 14, 2016 | Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by UAMS, will hold its next public forum, “The Science of Food,” on June 28. Panelists will discuss organic and locally grown food, as well as food quality and safety in human and animal foods.
Held from 7-9 p.m. at U.S. Pizza Co., at 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: Steven Foley, Ph.D., research microbiologist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Center for Toxicological Research in Jefferson; Jack Sundell, owner of The Root Cafe in Little Rock; and R. Keith Bramwell, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Panel moderator Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor and director of research and publications in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate radio 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. Sundell is this month’s radio guest.
Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August and December. Check out the website for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com. For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Science Café Director Linda Williams, research liaison, UAMS Office of Research, at (501) 686-7418. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers/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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