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Hancock Symposium Schedule of Events

 

2016 Hancock Symposium

Audacious Ingenuity: Pushing the Boundaries of Science 

Wednesday, September 14 & Thursday, September 15, 2016

and

the 57th John Findley Green Foundation Lecture 

1 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016

Speaker Dr. Bennet Omalu is a pioneer in the study and diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease he discovered and named, that affects professional football players and other athletes. He’s also a forensic pathologist, professor, medical examiner, and founder of the Bennet Omalu Foundation.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

9:00-9:20 AM:  Opening of 2016 HSWC (Champ Auditorium)

9:20-10:15 AM Plenary Session 1:  Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, Professor of Integrated Biology, University of California-Berkeley, “When the night went silent: hormone-disrupting environmental chemicals in our water” (Champ Auditorium)

10:30 AM:  Executive Session 1

  • Dr. Norman Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, Illinois Institute of Technology, “The Ends May Justify the Means, but the Means Should Never Become the Ends” (Champ Auditorium)
  • Dr. Sharon Deem, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo, “Conservation Wildlife and Mammalian Epidemiology” (CSCLH)

11:45 AM:  Lunch (Mueller Leadership Hall/Backer Dining Room)

1:30 PM:  Breakout Sessions A and Special Guest Session

  • Special Guest Session: Dr. Francis Ali-Osman, Professor of Surgery and Professor in Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine (Champ Auditorium)
  • Dr. Sharon Deem, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo, “Conservation Wildlife and Mammalian Epidemiology” (CSC 207)
  • Dr. R. E Burnett, Associate Dean of Academics and Professor, National Defense University, “Science and Technology Policy and Engineering and Disruptive Technology Policies and National Security Affairs” (CSC 138)
  • Dr. Norman Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Understanding Science Education for Education Students and Teachers” (305)
  • Dr. Jay McDaniel, Professor of Religion and Director of the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy, Hendrix College, “Greening Religion” (CSC 139)
  • Dr. Julia Halsey, Hospitalist, University of Missouri-Columbia, “Progress and Ethics of Genetic Testing” (CSC 239)

2:45 PM:  Executive Session 2

  • Dr. Mario Livio, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute, 1991-2015 (home of the Hubble Space Telescope), “Brilliant Blunders” (CSC Lecture Hall)
  • Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; Space Science Education Manager, NASA Headquarters; Chief Science Officer, Discovery Communications/Science Channel, “NASA, Space Exploration and the Future” (Champ Auditorium)

4:00-4:15 Book signing with Mario Livio, Westminster Bookstore

7 PM:  The Existential Issues of Cloning: A staged reading of A Number by Caryl Churchill (Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury)

The Westminster Performing Arts Club will present a staged reading of A Number by three time Obie Award winning playwright, Caryl Churchill. The play explores issues of ethics and identity as they relate to human cloning and asks the viewer to consider the human ramifications of scientific progress. The reading is directed by Dr. Nate Leonard and stars Alec Bise and Dr. Bill Guinee.  (Hosted by the Fine Arts Club, Dr. Nate Leonard, Advisor)

8:00-10:00 PM (CSCLH):  Showing of Concussion, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, CSC Lecture Hall

Thursday, Sept. 15

9:00 AM (Champ Auditorium) Plenary Session 2

  • Dr. James C. Carrington, President, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, “Innovations Needed in Plant Science and Agriculture” 

10:30 AM:  Breakout Session B

  • Dr. Bina Vanmali, Director of the Arizona Science Education Collaborative, Arizona State University, “Science Literacy? Who is? Who isn’t? Why? How do We Know?” (CSC 207)
  • Dr. Aric Krogstad, veterinarian, professor, researcher, and formerly of the Tulane Primate Center, “Tropical Diseases, Research, and Human and/or Mammalian Epidemiology” (CSC 239)
  • Dr. Daniel Jackson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Missouri –Columbia and physician, MU Health, “Fetal Medicine” (CSC 305)
  • Mr. David Baker, Program Coordinator, Missouri Assistive Technology, Blue Springs, Missouri, “Technologies for Missourians with Physical and other Challenges” (CSC 304)
  • Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi “One-on-One with Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi” (CSCLH)
  • Mr. Mike Szydlowski, Coordinator, Columbia, Missouri Public Schools Science, “Making Science popular with youth” (CSC 138)
  • Dr. Zachary Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, “The Economics of ‘Star Wars’: How the Empire Collapses” (CSC 139)

11:45 AM-12:45 PM:  Lunch (Mueller Leadership Hall/Backer Dining Room)

1 p.m.: The 57th Green Foundation Lecture given by Dr. Bennet Omalu, pioneer in the study and diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in professional football players; Forensic Pathologist; Professor; Medical Examiner; and Founder of the Bennet Omalu Foundation (Champ Auditorium)

2:15 p.m.: Wrap-up for the 2016 Green Lecture and Hancock Symposium at Westminster College

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