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“What Makes a Boy a Boy and a Man a Man? The SRY Male Determining Factor and What it Says About Human Biological and Social Evolution”

Date posted: April 22nd, 2015

Evolutionary Medicine

May 13 Lecture:
Dr. Michael Weiss at the Happy Dog Bar at Euclid Tavern
6 pm
All human embryos begin with the beginnings of female anatomy but with “bipotential” gonads. In almost all individuals with a Y chromosome, a set of genes gets turned on that causes the developing fetus to gradually morph toward what gets called maleness–and to cause regression of female structures. An amazing biochemical feat!
Even more striking is that this morphing is so tenuous in many animals, […Read more]

The Standard Model of Particle Physics: Do We Need More?

Date posted: April 22nd, 2015


April 28 OSS Lecture:
The Standard Model is amazingly successful at describing the interactions of fundamental particles. Once we include in it mass for neutrinos, it gets everything we know about particle physics right. And yet … for decades most particle physicists have believed that the Standard Model is only part of the story — that it has problems that must be fixed. What are those problems? How have physicists thought to fix them? […Read more]

Clemens Burda on “Origins and State of the Art of Nanoscience” April 28

Date posted: April 16th, 2015


April 28 Lecture:
Life, the Universe and Hotdogs! at the Happy Dog Bar
“Origins and State of the Art of Nanoscience”
Dr Burda will give us a broad overview of what nanoscience is, where it comes from, what it can do, and why it’s good for us.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
At the original Happy Dog Bar!
Gordon Square, Detroit Ave […Read more]

Life, the Universe and Hotdogs at the Happy Dog Bar

Date posted: February 23rd, 2015

HappyDog Logo

ISO’s “Life, the Universe and Hotdogs” series has become quite a phenomenon over the past several years.
Please consult our Calendar for dates and topics, and join us!
The talks take place the 4th Tuesday of every month except December at the original Happy Dog Bar Detroit Ave. […Read more]

Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern “Think n Drink – Show n Tell”

Date posted: January 20th, 2015

Happy Dog Euclid Tavern

The Institute for the Science of Origins is pleased to partner with the Happy Dog‘s new location in University Circle. Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern has breathed new life into the beloved establishment!
Please consult our Calendar for dates and topics!
ISO sponsors a series of informal lectures the 2nd Wednesday of every month.  These “Think n Drink” lectures will follow the format used so successfully for our  “Life, […Read more]

The Origins Science Scholars Programs

Date posted: January 9th, 2015

Charles Darwin

For more information on OSS, call Lori at 216-368-4257
The Origins Science Scholars program began on campus in 2009 and has become a favorite venue for Cleveland area folks interested in or curious about cutting edge science.
With topics changing every semester and ranging from the beginning of the universe, to the origin of the earth and solar system, to the origin and evolution of life on earth, the human mind and consciousness, and evolution and human health. […Read more]