April 27, Science Café – ‘Aquaculture & Fisheries: Current Schools of Thought’

By Susan Van Dusen

This month, panelists from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on NPR-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. This month’s guest speaker from the Science Café panel will be Mark Oliver, chief of fisheries, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The science talk show is aired just prior (6:05 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.) to the live monthly Science Café event.

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Acoustics: The Physics of Sound, Infectious Disease and Antibiotic Resistance, Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze About, Lung Cancer in the 21st Century, Sports Science & Medicine, and Food Chemistry. Check out the Web site for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com.

For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Science Café director Linda Williams, dean’s research liaison, UAMS College of Medicine at 501-686-7418 or to join the list serve and receive news on monthly speakers/events send an e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com.

Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Arkansas INBRE, Central Arkansas Section – American Chemical Society, UAMS-Graduate School, KUAR-FM89, Vieux Carré/The Afterthought, and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a 540,000-square-foot hospital; six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 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 the state’s largest public employer with more than 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. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.