Origins Science Scholars

The Origins Science Scholars Program is back live and in person!

The Institute for the Science of Origins is excited to sponsor the Origins Science Scholars Program for the general public in conjunction with Siegal Lifelong Learning, and ideastream


We were thrilled to be able to bring world-class cutting-edge science to our Scholars by zoom over the past three years, we are even more thrilled to be returning to our original vibrant, interactive format — live and in person, with dinner and conversation following each lecture.  We hope you will join us each and every week!

The Origins Science Scholars Program is presented by Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Institute for the Science of Origins (ISO) and is held in partnership with several Northeast Ohio research and educational institutions. This unique program offers community members an opportunity to engage with leading scholars in the rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher followed by dinner and an open discussion with the speaker.

Please join us for coffee and cookies in the lecture hall at 5:30, and/or a cash bar at the Jolly Scholar restaurant and bar on the ground floor of Thwing from 5-5:45. The Jolly Scholar is an outstanding microbrewery offering a wide variety of craft beers, as well as a wide variety of other alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and food.   And if you’d like to keep the discussion flowing after dinner, the Jolly Scholar stays open until 11 pm.

For Details on our current/upcoming sessions, please click the link below to go to the Siegal Lifelong Learning Origins webpage!

Siegal Lifelong Learning Origins Page

Click here to see videos of past OSS lectures!
To register by phone: Call Felicia at 216-368-2090

Many Thanks! 

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

CWRU Students:
If you’d like to sign up for a chance to attend one of the lectures and dinner, please email Glenn Starkman at