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“Spirits and Synapses” – Michael Decker

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May 26 7:30pm
“Life, the Universe & Hotdogs”
at the Happy Dog Bar!


“Spirits & Synapses”
Michael Decker, PhD
Professor of Nursing, CWRU
Why do certain neurological disorders, such as sleepwalking, emerge only during sleep? During the time of Shakespeare, the Royal College of Physicians attributed somnambulism (sleep walking) to severe disturbances of the spirit, sinning, melancholic and diseased minds, agitation of the brain, or the Devil. During Dr. […Read more]

“A Fine Kettle of Fish: Reconstructing Neanderthal Diet ” –Origins Science Scholars On Campus

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May 26, Lecture
Nicole Burt, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

“A Fine Kettle of Fish: Reconstructing Neanderthal Diet”
How can we relate to the daily lives of ancient Neanderthal people? One way is through finding out what they ate. Diet is a key component in understanding nutrition and growth. The diets of Neanderthal people can be studied via stable isotope analysis of ancient tissues and zooarchaeological analysis of deposition sites. […Read more]

“Laser Flashes in the Night Sky: The Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” –Origins Science Scholars South – At the Parma Library!

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“Laser Flashes in the Night Sky: The Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” –Origins Science Scholars South – At the Parma Library!

June 11,
5:30-7pm
Corbin Covault
“Laser Flashes in the Night Sky: The Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”

Since the 1960’s scientists have been searching the skies for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations using large radio telescopes. Recently, however, researchers have realized that signals at optical wavelengths may represent a much more promising means of interstellar communications.  […Read more]

Life, the Universe and Hotdogs at the Happy Dog Bar

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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 “Science n Scholars, Show n Tell”

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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

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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]