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Bard College Presents The Citizen Science Guest Speaker Series



Eleanor Davis
845-758-7512
edavis@bard.edu
12-21-2011

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Citizen Science Program presents a January guest speaker series. All of the lectures will be presented in the evening, and are free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For more information contact Julie Cerulli at jcerulli@bard.edu, or go to citizenscience.bard.edu/events/.

On Wednesday, January 11, Dr. Arturo Casadevall will present “Mammals, Martians, and Dinosaurs: Thoughts on the Origin of Microbial Virulence,” from 6–7 p.m., in the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Casadevall is the professor and chair in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

On Thursday, January 12, Dr. Rebecca Goldin will present “Should You Believe It? A Mathematical Perspective on the Science of News,” from 6–7 p.m., in the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Goldin is director of research for Statistical Assessment Service (STATS). This lecture is sponsored by Citizen Science, the Women and Science Project, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series, and the Mathematics Program at Bard College.

On Friday, January 13, Dr. Michael Kalos will present The Translational Research Program at U Penn: An Academic Paradigm for Integrated Translational Research,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Kalos is adjunct associate professor in pathology and laboratory medicine, founding director of the Translational and Correlative Studies laboratory and a member of the Translational Research Program of the Abramson Cancer Center, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

On Tuesday, January 17, Dr. Ronald Taylor will present “One Health: The Interplay of Human, Agriculture, and Environmental Health,” from 6–7 p.m., in the Sosnoff Theater of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Taylor is currently professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program (M2P2) at Dartmouth College. 

And on Friday, January 20, Edna Bonhomme will present “Constructions of Race in North Africa 1820 and 1850: French Portrayals of the Indigenous in Popular and Scientific Texts,” from 5–6 p.m., at the Lásló Z. Bitó ’60 Auditorium, Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation. This lecture is cosponsored by the Difference and Media Project at Bard College.

About the Citizen Science Program at Bard College

Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students will develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science. This foundation will prepare them as citizens to grapple with the ever increasing number of national and global issues influenced by science. This year, Citizen Science will focus on infectious diseases—what they are, how they’re transmitted, where they are most prevalent and why, and what we can do to reduce the global burden of disease.

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