March 9, 2015

March 24 Science Café — ‘Radiation and Other Space Perils’

LITTLE ROCK – Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Radiation and Other Space Perils, on March 24. Panelists will discuss the various kinds/levels of radiation in outer space, as well as the effects of radiation on living systems.

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’s panel will include: Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy; Rahul Mehta, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Arkansas; and Ed Wilson, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Harding University. Panel moderator Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor and director of research and publications in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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. Boerma is this month’s radio guest.

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, research liaison, UAMS Office of Research, 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, UAMS Graduate School, KUAR-FM 89.1, and the Afterthought Bistro & Bar.