The Institute for the Science of Origins is excited to sponsor the Origins Science Scholars Program for the general public at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
During this unique program, members of the community engage with each other and with leading scholars of the origins sciences to investigate everything from the big bang to the developing mind and emerging life. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by dinner and open discussion among all the participants.
We are excited to share unique and challenging perspectives and hope to leave participants better educated about origins research and the Institute for the Science of Origins.
We look forward to seeing you!
Spring 2022 Program
.The seven-week program addresses::
The Covid Mental Health Pandemic and the Science of Depression
Also on zoom, but registration and small donation to Siegal needed. More info coming soon, but in a nutshell:
When: Apr 12 through May 24, 2022
Where: on Zoom!
n.b. Sessions traditionally take place on the campus of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, but this semester virtual attendance will be the exclusive means to attend.
Lectures begin at 6pm, followed by Q&A and discussion
“The solar system as a laboratory for fundamental physics”
Professor of Physics, Fellow of the Institute for the Science of Origins, CWRU
“Powering the Next Frontier: Manufacturing Solar Cells in Space”
Lyndsey McMillon-Brown, NASA Glenn Research Center
“Climate change impacts on water in northeastern U.S. forests”
Mark B. Green
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
“Microbes and Climate change”
Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University
“COVID-19 and depression: When does depression become a disorder?”
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University
“The Distance Cure: Covid-19 Depression and Teletherapy”
Departments of English and History, Berkeley, University of California, of the University of California at Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society
“Covid-19 and the Empire of Depression”
Theodore J. Castele Professor, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University
Postponed til Fall 2022:
Katie Hinde, Arizona State University “Mother’s Milk & the Evolving Microbiome”
Katie Hinde is studying breast milk’s status as the first superfood, providing babies with invaluable microbes custom-tailored to their individual needs, via an incredible and unlikely dialogue between the mother’s enzymes and the baby’s saliva. Mother’s milk is older than dinosaurs. Interestingly, the biological recipe of milk differs between sons and daughters. Breast milk is food and medicine and is the message that organizes a baby’s brain, body and behavior. Milk has been shaped by hundreds of millions of years of natural selection. As scientists decode the mysteries of milk and its evolution, we gain essential new tools for human health and well-being.
The ISO Origins Science Scholars Program is presented in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and taped and broadcast in cooperation with CWRU’s MediaVision and IdeaStream.
Click here to register online.
To register by phone: Call Felicia at 216-368-2090
If you’d like to sign up for a chance to attend the lecture and dinner on one of the above dates, please email Patricia Princehouse at email@example.com