Math – Music Link to Be Explored in April Science Café

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its second public forum on April 24, focusing on the learning link between math and music.


Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sufficient Grounds Coffeehouse in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area at 722 N. Palm St., the Science Café is a monthly forum to exchange intellectual ideas. Admission is free and no reservations are needed, though seating is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), Southwestern Energy, the Little Rock Zoo, and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. The first Science Café Little Rock was held in March and drew about 40 people.


This month, panelists from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and Pulaski Academy will lead discussion on the topic, “Mathematics & Music: Is There Really a Connection?”


Susan Leon, principal bassoon for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and assistant dean of finance in the UAMS College of Medicine; David Peterson, Ph.D., mathematics professor at UCA; and Mike Wells, band director at Pulaski Academy, make up the panel. Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter, will moderate.


Science Café Little Rock forums are held at Sufficient Grounds the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August or December. Future topics are: May 2007, Fayetteville Shale Play – When, Where, & Why; June 2007, Zoos – Crucial Conservation; September 2007, CSI – Science Undercover; October 2007, Breast Cancer – Are we making progress? November 2007, Climate Change – Symptoms & Society? January 2008, Medical Imaging – Now You See It.


For more information, contact Linda Williams at 501-213-5627 or


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