2012 Darwin Festival Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events [pdf]

 

Monday, February 13, 2012

8 am - VIDEO: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life – BBC Warner
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

9 am  - VIDEO:  Becoming Us The Human Spark
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

10 am - VIDEO: Deserts – Life in the Furnace The Human Planet
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

11 am - Using Science to Help the Poor: Diagnostics for the Developing World – Alynne MacLean, Science With a Mission, Sharon MA.
Sponsored by the Chemistry and Physics department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

12:30 pm - VIDEO:  Jungles – Peoples of the Trees The Human Planet
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

1:30 pm - Exploring the Microbial Diversity of Cheese – Rachel Dutton, Bauer Fellow, Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.
Dedicated to one of our greatest supporters, Lynn Margulis
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

2:30 pm - VIDEO: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (90 minutes)
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

8 am - VIDEO: State of the Ocean’s Animals – Journey to Planet Earth
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

9:30 - Rapid Evolutionary Change in Fishes from Checally Contaminated Estuaries – Isaac Wirgin, Department of Environmental Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

11 am - VIDEO: Dogs Decoded – NOVA
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

12:30 pm - VIDEO: Iceman Murder Mystery – NOVA
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

2 pm - Positive Youth Development: Ontogeny in Four Dimensions – Richard M. Lerner, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University, Medford MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

3:30 pm - VIDEO: So Human, So Chimp – The Human Spark
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

8 am - VIDEO: Lost in the Amazon – Secrets of the Dead
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

9 am - VIDEO: Dangerous Friends, Friendly Enemies – Intimate Strangers
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

10 am - VIDEO: Ghost in Your Genes – NOVA
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

11 am - Alien Space Invaders Attack Massachusetts - An Update on Marine Invasive Species – Ted Maney, Biology Department, Salem State University
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

12:30 pm - VIDEO: What Darwin Never Knew – PBS
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

1:30 pm - VIDEO: Rivers – Friend and Foe – The Human Planet
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

2:30 pm - Medical Apartheid – Harriet Washington, medical ethicist and author.
Sponsored by the Campus Center.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

8 am - VIDEO: A Murder of Crows – Nature
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

9:30 am - VIDEO: Bones, Brawn and Brains – The Shape of Life 
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)
 
11am - Climate Change or Global Warming – Fact or Fiction? What Do the Data Show? – Barrett N. Rock, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space and Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH.
Sponsored by the Salem State Geography department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

12:30 pm - You Are What Your Father Ate: Epigenetic Information Transfer in Mammals – Oliver J. Rando, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

2 pm - What is Science? A Philosophical and Historical Perspective – William Cornwell, Philosophy Department, Salem State University, Salem MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

3:30 pm - VIDEO: Masters of the Arctic Ice – National Geographic
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

Friday, February 17, 2012
Biology Alumni Day

8 am - VIDEO: “The Animal House” – Nature
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

9am - The Evolution of Animal Societies: Insights from Simple Fish Societies – Peter Buston, Department of Biology and Marine Program, Boston University, Boston MA.
Sponsored by the Biological Society.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

10 am - VIDEO: Japan’s Killer Quake – NOVA
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

11 am - Why Rhesus Monkeys Suck: Mother's Milk and Infant Development – Katherine Hinde, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Ellison Campus Center, Veterans Hall

12:30 pm - VIDEO: Brain Matters – The Human Spark
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

1:30 pm - VIDEO: Cities – Surviving the Urban Jungle – The Human Planet
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)

2:30 pm - VIDEO: Penguins (112 min) – PBS
Meier Hall 444, (Slater Lecture Hall)