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Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series

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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.
 

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Ebola and Infectious Diseases:
A Local and International Perspective

Steve McAndrew

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 214


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Land of Sea and Ice

Dr. Louise Hamlin

Engineer 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 214


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Connecting Art & Science

Courtney Mattison

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 Associates

Thu, April 9 | 11:15am | Free | HSS 165

Science/Music/Art


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Nick Demopoulos

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 165


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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 140