Sept. 23 Science Café – ‘Human Behavior: What Makes You Tick?’

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Human Behavior: What Makes You Tick? on Sept. 23. Panelists will describe their research on intelligence, behavioral development, addiction susceptibility and socialization.  


This month, panelists from the University of Central Arkansas, UAMS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter.


Also new in September, Miles will host a Science Café “Sneak Peak KUAR-FM89 radio show. Each month a speaker from the Science Café panel of scientists/experts will be a guest on the new science talk show aired just prior (6:05 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) to the monthly Science Café event starting at 7 p.m.

Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its new location, Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of 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; Alternative Medicine; Aquaculture; and What’s the Big Deal about Nanotechnology? Check out the Web site for information on monthly speakers and topics at


For more information on future Science Café events, contact Linda Williams at 501-686-7418 or send an e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject field to


Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Central Arkansas Section – American Chemical Society, UAMS-Graduate School and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

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 1,150 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. Visit