Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series
Mark your calendar and plan to arrive early for these popular FREE lectures—now in their 14th year!—sponsored by the SMC Associates ( www.smc.edu/associates), and the SMC Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Sciences departments. For details, call (310) 434-4303.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Ebola and Infectious Diseases:
A Local and International Perspective
Disaster-relief specialist Steve McAndrew, Head
of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Emergency Operations for the Ebola Virus Response–Sierra Leone, will discuss
his work in fighting the frightening illness. Part of the Global Connections Series. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates), SMC Office of Public Programs, and SMC Global Citizenship Council
Tue, March 10 | 11:15am | Free | Art
Land of Sea and Ice
Dr. Louise Hamlin
and biologist Dr. Louise Hamlin—who spent 9 months living among
seals, seabirds, and a small band of fellow scientists in Antarctica—will show
images and talk about the complex ecosystems of the coldest continent, recent
changes to its climate, and the ongoing research aimed at understanding what the future will bring.
Thu, March 12 | 11:15am | Free | Art
Connecting Art & Science
Ocean Artivist (artist-activist) Courtney Mattison—whose
large-scale ceramic coral reef installations have been exhibited at science and
art venues that include the headquarters of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Washington, DC), the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (Washington, DC), and the Tang Museum
(Saratoga Springs, NY)—will discuss the interrelationships of art and science.
Sponsored by the SMC Art Department, SMC Earth Science Department, and the SMC
Thu, April 9 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Musician Nick Demopoulos—who is also a music technologist
who creates instruments/interfaces that emit sound and light and add a strong
visual component to his performances—will discuss the relationships and influences that Science, Music and Art have had on his performance career, and share some of the innovations and inventions that he has produced along the way. Sponsored by the SMC Art Department and SMC Associates (www.smc.edu/associates).
Thu, May 7 | 11:15am | Free | HSS
Adventures in Evolutionary Biology
Dr. David Jacobs
UCLA professor Dr. David Jacobs—in the Department of
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology—will discuss his research in reconstructing
evolutionary history through combining information from the fossil record or
large-scale physical process with molecular approaches.
Tue, May 19 | 11:15am | Free | Science