Events

2/20/2018 3:00pm Microbiology /Immunology Seminar

"A novel mechanism by which a DNA virus manipulates the host DNA damage response to promote remarkable replication" presented by Paul Friesen, PhD, Professor and Chair, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hosted by Wendy Maury, PhD.

Location: Watzke Auditorium III Bowen Science Building

2/21/2018 4:00pm Immunology Seminar

"A role for Fc Receptor-like 3 in Modulating Thymic Regulatory T Cell Function"

by Zachary Kraus, PhD, Senior Staff Scientist, CDER/OBP, FDA

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/22/2018 12:00pm Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Diagnosis and Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia by Adam Cuker, MD, MS

Location: Med Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH General Hospital

2/22/2018 1:00pm Internal Medicine Fellows' Interdisciplinary Conference

"Sleep Deprivation" by Herbert Berger, MD

Location: Internal Medicine Administration Conference Room SE324 GH Internal Medicine Administration Conference Room

2/23/2018 3:00pm Jacquelyn Gill: "The Past is Not Dead: How the Last 2.5 Million Years of Global Change Can Prepare Us for the Next Century"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by Jacquelyn L. Gill, Assistant Professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute.

Professor Gill's lab studies the causes of the end-Pleistocene extinctions of North American megafauna, environmental changes during historical ice ages, and the responses of species to global climate change. Dr. Gill has published in top journals such as Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and her work has been featured in media including BBC News, Morning Edition, and The New York Times.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: Kollros Auditorium 101 Biology Building East Kollros Auditorium

2/23/2018 3:45pm Asheley Landrum: "Negotiating Public Values When Communicating Controversial Science"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by Asheley Landrum, Assistant Professor of Strategic Science Communication at Texas Tech University.

One of the goals of research in the science of science communication is to determine when and why some groups of the public disagree with scientific consensus on certain issues, such as evolution and climate change. Many intuitively believe that the problem is one of knowledge: if the general public merely understood science information, then they would understand and accept the scientific consensus. This talk provides examples from research that demonstrate that the opposite can be true. That is, people seem to use their knowledge to better motivate and defend their preexisting viewpoints, leading more knowledgeable individuals to be even more polarized than the less knowledgeable ones. Given this, it is important to anticipate when public values will clash with scientific information, and instead of forcing people to choose between their deeply-held worldviews and accepting science, demonstrate, instead, how science can be compatible with their existing worldviews.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: 101, Kollros Auditorium Biology Building East

2/24/2018 10:00am James Hansen: "Young People's Burden: Averting Climate Disaster"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by James Hansen, Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Young people are inheriting a global situation fraught with both opportunity and danger.  Global poverty is on the decline and potentially can be eradicated, but that result requires abundant affordable clean energy.  The quest for that energy raises the threat of runaway climate change, with catastrophic results for humanity and nature.  Our political systems practically ignore both the opportunities and danger, because the changes occur on longer time scales than our present politics can handle.  Young people need to understand the situation and take control of their future.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: Macbride Auditorium Macbride Hall

2/24/2018 11:00am Jacquelyn Gill: "Of Mice and Mammoths: Ice Age Perspectives on Extinction, Survival, and Resilience"

An Iowa City Darwin Day talk by Jacquelyn L. Gill, Assistant Professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute.

Professor Gill's lab studies the causes of the end-Pleistocene extinctions of North American megafauna, environmental changes during historical ice ages, and the responses of species to global climate change. Dr. Gill has published in top journals such as Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and her work has been featured in media including BBC News, Morning Edition, and The New York Times.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu or 319-430-8930.

Location: Macbride Auditorium Macbride Hall