Oct. 28, Science Café – Election Fun: An Oxymoron?

By Kevin Rowe

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Election Fun: An Oxymoron? on Oct. 28. Panelists will describe their experience and research on American politics, public opinion, voting behavior, international relations and more.


This month, panelists from the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the League of Women Voters of Pulaski County 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.


Dorothy Miles will also host a Science Café “Sneak Peak” KUAR-FM89 radio show. Each month a speaker from the Science Café panel will be a guest on the new science talk show aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the monthly Science Café event starting at 7 p.m. The October guest is Warwick Sabin from UCA.

Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at its new location, Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar

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 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.


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 www.sciencecafelr.com.


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 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 2,652 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 10,000 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 www.uams.edu.