One thing that unites human beings is that we all had the same beginning. A primary goal of the Institute for the Science of Origins is to uncover exactly what that beginning might have been.
A further major goal is to communicate these findings to disparate audiences. The institute organizes and sponsors events at the university, as well as with its partners, that engage the community in a discussion about origins topics. While many of these events are intended for academic audiences, everyone is invited to join in.
Venues range from individual department conferences to the Origins Science Scholars evenings to our weekly public television show (Fridays at 9pm on WVIZ World) to our monthly “Life, the Universe and Hot Dogs” talks at the Happy Dog Bar in the westside Gordon Square Arts District and the new Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern in University Circle.