November 16, 2007

November Science Café Topic Is ‘Climate Change & Arkansas’

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, “Climate Change & Arkansas” on Nov. 27.


 


Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), Southwestern Energy, the Little Rock Zoo, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.


 


This month, discussion will be led by panelists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Weather Service, UALR, and the University of Arkansas Agriculture Service, Pulaski County Cooperative Extension Service. The moderator is Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter.


 


Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laughing Moon Café in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area at 722 N. Palm St., the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed, though seating and handicap access are limited. Food and beverages are available for purchase.


 


Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Ecotourism, Internet Security, Art and Healing, Space Exploration & You, and Nanotechnology. Check out the Web site for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com.


 


For more information, contact Linda Williams at 501-213-5627, or send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com.


 



UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.