March 25 Science Café — Exoplanets: The Next Frontier

By Ben Boulden

Held from 7-9 p.m. at Afterthought Bistro & Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

This month, panelists from the Lyon College Department of Biology; the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Department of Physics and Astronomy; and the Arkansas Tech University Department of Physical Sciences, will lead the discussion. The moderator, Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. The radio guest this month is UCA Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Scott Austin, Ph.D.

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, except for July, August and December. Check out the website 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. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers/events, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com. Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS,Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Aristotle, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Arkansas INBRE, Central Arkansas Section — American Chemical Society, UAMS Graduate School, KUAR-FM 89.1, Afterthought Bistro & Bar, and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and six institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 822 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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