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Science in the News Presents – Conquering Cancer: Medicine of the Future
Tuesday May 19th, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St, New Haven
Tuesday May 26th, James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford
6:30pm-7:30pm

How can oil, germs, and our own immune system lead to a cure for cancer? By thinking like an engineer, basic scientists have developed ground-breaking tools and technologies that use unusual and even counter-intuitive methods to help us eradicate cancer. Come listen as three Yale scientists discuss these Medicines of the Future! Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses important scientific topics for a general audience.


*Refreshments will be provided


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Science in the News Presents – When Fantasy Becomes Reality: Invisibility, Immortality, and Mammoth Monsters

Tuesday April 21, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St, New Haven

Wednesday April 29, James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St, Branford

6:30pm-7:30pm


In this month’s Science in the News talk, we delve into the world of fantasy and explore whether science can make it a reality. Can we create an invisibility cloak like the one Harry Potter used to sneak around Hogwarts? Can we develop a modern day fountain of youth? Could Jurassic Park really happen? Three Yale scholars will answer these questions and more! Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses interesting and important scientific topics in a fun and understandable way.

Check out our flyer below!


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 Science in the News: Ebola Explosion! Barriers, Blood, and Bad Press

Join us for the first Science in the News talk of the 2015 season!

NOTICE: The first Science in the News talk will be in Rosenfeld Hall (109 Grove Street), not at the New Haven Public Library! We are sorry for any confusion.

In this month’s Science in the News talk, we explore the Ebola outbreak! Where did the Ebola virus come from and why does it make us sick? What are the public health ramifications of such a dramatic outbreak? What role does the media play in shaping our reaction? Three scholars from Yale will answer these questions and more!

Science in the News is a public lecture series that discusses important science topics in an understandable way. Join us at Rosenfeld Hall, Tuesday February 17th @ 6:30pm.

Flyer below!

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See chemistry in action! A night of colorful and explosive experiments with Bassam Shakhashiri.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Sterling Chemistry Lab, Room 110
225 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

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Join us for a night of flames, smoke and color-changing liquids! Professor Bassam Shakhashiri brings the lab right to you. His stunning demonstrations will explain some of the chemistry happening all around us every day. This event is free, open to the public, and is perfect for adults and kids of all ages!

 

Dr. Shakhashiri is an expert at communicating science. He has performed hundreds of public chemistry demonstrations around the world for people of all ages. Each year during the holidays, he does a televised science demonstration extravaganza, now in its 45th year. His message is clear: science is fun, exciting, and crucial for improving modern society.

 

Most of all, Dr. Shakhashiri believes that scientific knowledge is a public good that must be shared with everyone! He has devoted his career to bringing science out of the lab and sharing it with students, parents, and teachers. He has published a 5 volume series of handbooks for using chemistry demonstrations in the classroom. In 2002, he founded the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, which maintains an excellent website (scifun.org) full of teaching resources, videos, and science experiments you can do at home.

 

Dr. Shakhashiri has led the scientific community as a strong advocate for education and outreach. He served as the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, and the President of the American Chemical Society. He has received numerous awards for his research, education, and advocacy including the 2013 Carl Sagan Award for the Public Understanding of Science.



Parking: Free parking available at the Peabody Museum (Lot 22) and Ingalls rink (Lot 19).

Directions: Map

Yale parking lot 19 serves Yale’s Ingalls Ice Rink located at the corner of Prospect Street and Sachem Street. These lots are best for handicap accessibility. To get to Sterling Chem Lab, walk North on Prospect St. You will pass Sage Hall, then Sloan Physics Lab, and then there will be a walkway on your right leading up to Sterling Chem Lab (which will be on your left).

 

Yale lot 22 serves the Peabody Museum. The entrance to this lot is at the corner of Whitney Ave & Humphrey St. Upon entering the lot, follow to the stop sign, and turn left to Lot 22 to park. JW Gibbs Lab is the large aqua colored building on the small hill, directly behind of Lot 22. To get to Sterling Chem Lab, walk up the stairs on the right side of Gibbs. At the top of the stairs, angle left toward the tall brick-colored building across the green. After you pass this building on your left, angle right toward Prospect Street. Sterling Chem Lab will be on your right.




Science in the News: Quantum Computing


Title:  Science in the News - Quantum Computing

Date:  Tuesday, 5/27/14

Time:  6:30-7:30pm

Location:  New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room (133 Elm St.)


This month we bring you into a world so incredibly tiny that the normal rules of physics don’t apply! In this “quantum world” the science fiction of teleportation suddenly becomes a reality. Building a quantum computer will enable us to solve hard problems we could never solve before!

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students and postdocs that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funded by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.



Science in the News: Life Finds a Way

Science in the News presents: Life finds a way:  Origins on Earth, in Space, and in the Womb 
Tuesday, March 25th, 6.30 pm
New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room, 133 Elm St.

This month Science in the News will tackle some of the biggest questions about life: How did life start and what does it mean to be alive? What actually happens on a cellular level during human reproduction, and what assisted reproductive technologies are currently available? Could life exist on other planets -- What have we found, what are we looking for, and what should I keep in mind if I launch my own extraterrestrial voyage?

Hear three Yale scientists answer these questions and any others you may have, Tuesday March 25th at 6:30pm at the New Haven Free Public Library!



Science in the News: Tissue Regeneration

Planaria are tiny worms that can be cut into hundreds of pieces and still regenerate a whole new worm! Come learn about how these amazing organisms do it and get a chance to see some live planaria!  We will be discussing many aspects of regeneration biology, from stem cells to growing whole organs in the lab! 

Title:  Science in the News: Tissue Regeneration
Date:  February 25th, 2014
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
Place: New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St
Admission: Free!

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funding is provided by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.



Lecture and Workshop: A Taste of Policy Making

Come learn about policy careers and participate in a hands-on workshop on policy debate! Co-hosted with the Career Network for Student Scientists and Postdocs at Yale (CNSPY) and led by Dr. Wendy Hall of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this two-day event is a great opportunity to get a taste of policy making.

See the flyer below for more details:

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Science in the News 2014 Lecture Series

The first SITN talk of the year is coming up fast! The title of the talk is Your Personal Zoo: Microbial Diversity and Our Health.

Most of the cells in your body are not human -- they’re bacteria!  Come learn about the bacteria living in your gut and what they mean for your health! 

Date:     1/28/14
Time:     6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:     New Haven Free Public Library, Community Program Room
Street:     133 Elm St.

Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students and postdocs that explains science in a way that everyone can understand. Funding provided by GPSS, GSL@McDougal, ONHSA, and NHFPL.

Check out our flyer below!

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Audition for Science in the News!

Dates: Nov 5th, 6th, 11th, and 14th (or by appointment)

Details: Teach the public about your field!  Become a better speaker!  Meet other like-minded scientists who are interested in science communication and outreach!  Audition to be a speaker for Science in the News, a lecture series for adults and kids in the New Haven Community. Auditions are easy and low-key --  just give a 5 min talk on any science topic you're excited about. Auditions run between Nov 5th and 14th so sign up now!

Sign-up and get more info here: tinyurl.com/SITN-2013






       
Communicating Science to the Public with Robert Bazell


Date: Wednesday October 30th at 5:00pm
Location: Bass 305

C
ome hear about communicating science to the public from former NBC Chief Science & Health Correspondent, Robert Bazell! Now an adjunct professor of MCDB in affiliation with the Center for Scientific Teaching, Bazell will speak about how to communicate science effectively to the public, and why it is important to do so. Come take advantage of this great opportunity! We’ll also share ways of getting involved here at Yale. For more information contact
sciencediplomats@gmail.com.






Policy Writing Workshop

Come join Yale Law School faculty member Noah Messing, J.D., for a policy writing workshop!
More information on the flyer below.

When: October 30, 6:00-7:15 pm
Where: WLH, Room 207 (100 Wall St.)




Past Events

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  • Science in the News Lecture Series: Science Without Fiction - January through June 2013
    • Jan. 29 - "Fracking: Energy Angel or Environmental Demon?"
    • Feb. 26 - "Hunt for the Invisible: Our Quest for Dark Matter and the Higgs Boson"
    • Mar. 26 - "The Secret Lives of Drugs and Vaccines"
    • Apr. 30 - "Actions Speak Louder Than Genes: How Your Behavior Can Change Your DNA"
    • May 28 - "Mind Reading: Can We Do It? Should We?"
  • Science in the News Lecture Series: Science Without Fiction - January through June 2012
    • Jan. 31 - "Branding Brontosaurus & Labeling Lucy: How to Name Prehistoric Animals"
    • Feb. 28 - "Addiction in 2012: What Facebook, Xbox & Extreme Sports Do to Our Brains"
    • Mar. 27 - "Disease Detectives: Stopping Outbreaks Before They Stop You"
    • Apr. 24 - "From Roomba to Wall-E: The Science & Fiction of Artificial Intelligence"
    • May 29 - "Are We Really Related to Earthworms? Evolution: Questions & Controversies"
    • Jun. 26 - "Polluted by Politics: What is the Real Science Behind Climate Change?"
  • Science in the News Lecture Series: Science Without Fiction - February through June 2011
    • Feb. 8 - "Out of This World: The Anatomy of a Galaxy, Inside and Out"
    • Mar. 30 - "Getting Shot May Save Your Life: How Vaccines Work"
    • Apr. 27 - "DNA in the Pantry: What is Genetically Modified Food?"
    • May 25 - "Superbugs! What Antibiotic Resistance Means to You"
    • Jun. 29 - "Prescription for 1: Personalized Medicine and You"
  • Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day - April 2010
  • Invited Speaker: David Shiffman - November 2009
    • "Why Sharks Matter"
  • Science Policy Career Trip to Washington, D.C. - October 2009
  • SEA National Student Chapters Webinar - September 2009
  • Invited Speaker and Book Signing: Chris Mooney - July 2009
    • "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future"
  • SEA Science Policy Discussion Group - May 2009
    • "U.S. Emissions Trading: Does Cap-and-Trade Work?"
  • SEA Webinar with Dr. Diane DiEuliss - April 2009
    • "Science Policy in Today's Government"
  • SEA Science Policy Discussion Group - April 2009
    • "Food Quality and Sustainability: At Home and Abroad"
  • SEA Science Policy Discussion Group - March 2009
    • "Worried About Your Jar of Peanut Butter?"
  • Lab Recycling Information Session - January and February 2009
  • Invited Speaker: Jim Turner, Chief Counsel for the House Committee on Science and Technology - September 2008
    • "Science, Engineering, and Politics: Joined at the Hip"