Date: March 18, 2008
Contact: Janet DeMint, Program Administrator
949-721-2267; e-mail <email@example.com>
Lectures explore topics ranging from archaeology to wine
A dessert reception following each event provides attendees with further opportunity to continue the stimulating conversations sparked by the presentations. The events are free and open to the public; for more details, visit www.voicesatbeckman.org. A list of the spring events follows:
Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.
Discoveries in the Desert: The North Kharga Oasis Survey, presented by Salima Ikram, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Chaotic Elections! A Mathematician Looks at Voting, presented by Donald Saari, Ph.D. (NAS member)
Wednesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Cartoon Medicine Show: Animated Cartoons from the Collection of the National Library of Medicine, presented by Michael Sappol, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m.
Natural Disaster Diplomacy: Helping Developing Countries Cope with Earthquakes and Tsunamis, presented by Brian Tucker, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
How Long Will We Live? presented by John Bongaarts, Ph.D. (NAS member)
Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m.
Elixir of Life: Wine and Health, presented by Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D. (NAS member)
Wednesday, June 11, 7 p.m.
How the Great Pyramids Were Built, presented by Craig B. Smith, Ph.D.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering,
Editor’s Note: Members of the media who wish to arrange an interview with the presenters are encouraged to call Janet DeMint at 949.721.2267.
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