The 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
The Quest for One Healthy Planet
"The Quest for One Healthy Planet" is the theme of the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.
Join us for a series of six free public lectures on Saturday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park Campus.
The Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science is an annual free public minicourse organized by the Penn State Eberly College of Science as an enjoyable and enlightening learning opportunity for residents of the Central Pennsylvania area and beyond. The speakers are researchers who are expanding the frontiers of scientific knowledge in their fields.
How To Heal Earth’s Climate
January 21, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center, Penn State
The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects
January 28, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Matt Thomas, Professor and Huck Scholar in Ecological Entomology and Director of the Ecology Institute, Penn State
Our changing environment is affecting the ecology and evolution of mosquitos that can infect people with diseases like Zika and malaria. Which diseases are likely to increase and which might we be able to effectively control? Learn about some of the ongoing research from the lab of Matt Thomas that addresses these questions, including development of novel control tools that could assist in the global strategy to eliminate malaria.
New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases
February 4, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Nita Bharti, Assistant Professor of Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics Research Associate, and Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellow, Penn State
One World . . . One Health
February 11, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology and Director of the Huck Institutes of Life
The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone
February 18, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Jonathan Lynch, Professor of Plant Nutrition, Penn State
Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us
February 25, 11 a.m., 100 Thomas Building (map)
Gregory D. Bossart, Senior Vice President for Animal Health, Research, and Conservation -- Georgia Aquarium
Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Florida manatees, California sea otters, and other ocean-dwelling mammals that share coastal environments with humans and other land mammals are becoming valuable sentinel species that provide important information on regional environmental and public health issues. Learn how the health of marine mammals is helping us to better understand and potentially manage the negative impacts associated with the oceans on the health of humans and other mammals living on Earth.
The Thomas Building is at the corner of Pollock and Shortledge roads. Parking is available in the HUB Parking Deck on Shortledge Road and in the Eisenhower Parking Deck on Eisenhower Road.
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