Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall 2016 series announced - Our eighth year!

Hi everyone,
   The Rochester Science Cafe will soon be starting its eighth year as Rochester's premier venue for free and open public discussion of science with leading researchers performing some of the most exciting work in the field today.  Even better, we are expanding!

For the first time, the Rochester Science Cafe is is very pleased to announce a new Saturday Series, with a focus on Women in Science, spanning everything from current advances in breast cancer care  toteaching students at the high school level.  This new series will run on the second Saturday of each month, at 2pm, as always at our standard location, the Community Room of the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble. Talks will continue to be free and open to the public, though we are particularly hoping that the Saturday time will make the new talk series more accessible for women, high school teachers and teenagers, as well as anyone who can't easily make our Tuesday night series.

Speaking of Tuesday nights, those will continue as well, with talks already lined up for September - November as well as January. For all of the talks, refreshments (as well as the sound system) will be provided, courtesy of the UofR Department of Biology's U-ROC Fund, which is always welcoming contributions.

Without further ado, the talk schedule:

  • Saturday, September 10, 2pm
    “How does noise damage hearing?”

    Dr. Patricia White, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
    University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Tuesday, September 27, 7pm
    “Peering into Earth using Earthquakes and Volcanoes”
  • Dr. Cynthia Ebinger, Ph.D.
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    University of Rochester

  • Saturday, October 8, 2pm
    “Using Technology to Boost Inquiry in the Science Classroom” 

    Dave Miller, MBA, Ed.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Advisor - Online Teaching and Learning
    University of Rochester, Warner School of Education

    Jason McMurray, M.S.
    Teacher, Mentor and STAR Discovery Educator
    Eastridge High School, East Irondequoit Central School District

  • Tuesday, October 25, 7pm
    “Cancer Immunotherapy: Basic science to clinical success”

    Dr. John Frelinger, Ph.D.
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Wilmot Cancer Institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center

  • Saturday, November 12, 2pm
    “Radiation Oncology – The Science of Breast Cancer Care”
    Dr. Marilyn Ling, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    University of Rochester Medical Center

  • Tuesday, November 22, 7pm
    “Neurorestoration: Devices, Drugs, and Stem Cells”

    Dr. Bradford C. Berk, M.D. Ph.D.
    Distinguished University Professor in Medicine, Neurology,
    Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology
    Director, University of Rochester Neurorestoration Institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center

  • Tuesday, January 24, 7pm
    “Nanomaterials for drug and cell delivery to promote tissue regeneration”
    Dr. Danielle S.W. Benoit, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Center for Musculoskeletal Research
    Departments of Chemical Engineering
    University of Rochester

We look forward to seeing everyone there.  As always, to join our mailing list, please send an email to jafsma (the at symbol), and I'll be happy to add you.