Cafe Topics

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Larry Foley, Chair, Department of Journalism, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Pearl Dowe, Chair, Department of Political Sciences, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. John Willson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas 
  • Dr. Walt Manger, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Roger Koeppe, Professor, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. John Hehr, Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Dan Skoff, KNWA/FOX24 Chief Meteorologist 
  • Dr. Jeannie Whayne, Professor, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:30

Panel Members

  • Dr. Grant Drawve, Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Stephen Gahagans, Director, Public Safety, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Shaun Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:30

Panel Members

  • Dr. Julie Hoff, Director, Elenor Mann School of Nursing
  • Mr. Tim Helder, Sheriff, Washington County

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6:30

Panel Members

  • Mr. Rob Beadel, Director, Arkansas Forestry Association Educaton and Arkansas Project Learning Tree
  • Dr. Stephen Burgin, Faculty, Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas 
  • Dr. Art Hobson, Emeritus Faculty, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas
  • Mrs. Lynne Hehr, Director, UA COEHP Center for Math and Science Education and the University of Arkansas Science Café

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Jeanine Durdick, Associate Dean, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kelly Loftin, Extension Entomologist, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension System
  • Mrs. Lynne Hehr, Director, UA COEHP Center for Math and Science Education and the University of Arkansas Science Café

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Mr. Joseph Neal, Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service (retired) and Visiting Scholar, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kimberly Smith, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. John Willson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, SCEN 630, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Esten Mason, Assistant Professor and Wheat Breeder, Plant Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, University Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Vibha Srivastava, Professor, Plant Biotechnology, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. John Hehr, Professor of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members

  • Dr. Michael Douglas, 21st Century Chair in Global Change Biology, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas       
  • Dr. Benjamin Runkle, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Univeristy of Arkansas
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Yuchun Du, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. David Zaharoff, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Carlos Ochoa, Jr., Director, Office for Sustainability, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Michael Douglas, 21st Century Chair in Global Change Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr.Tameka Bailey, Visiting Assistant Professor, UA Department of Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Steve Hennigan, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30pm

Panel Members:

  • Dr.Tim Kral, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Malcolm Cleaveland, Department of Geosciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Jack Lyons, Department of Philosophy,Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Suggested Resources

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Robin Goforth, Chief Scientific Officer, Biologics MD, Inc
  • Dr. Ralph Henry, Distinguished Professor, Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. William McComas, Parks Family Professor of Science Education, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. Dan Kennefick, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Julie Stenken, Professor and 21st Century Chair in Proteomics, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Barry Ward, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:30p.m

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Christian Goering, Professor, College of Education & Health Professions, University of Arkansas
  • Ms. Courtney Jones, Principal, Lincoln High School, Lincoln
  • Mrs. Melissa Miller, Teacher, 6th Grade Science/Social Studies, Farmington
  • Ms. Marcia Sanders, Assistant Director and Teacher Center Coordinator, Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, Farmington
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Mr. Mike Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Plant, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Gary Kahanak, Director NWA Regional Office, Home Energy Rx, HERS Rater and BPI Building Analyst
  • Dr. Christopher Liner, Geophysics Professor, Department of Geosciences and Maurice F. Strom Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Kate Shoulders, Assistant Professor, Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas
 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Greg Salamo, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Basore Professor, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Rob Sleezer, Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Arkansas

Suggested Resources:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Michelle Gray, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, UA College of Education and Health Professions
  • Dr. John King, University Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Barbara Shadden, University Professor Emeritus, Program in Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Peter Ungar, Professor, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Daniel Fennifick, Professor, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Steve Beaupre, Chair, Fulbright College of ARts and SCeinces, Department of Biological Sciences

Suggested Resources:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy, Professor, Department of Food Science & Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Ms. Susan Patton, Instructor, Eleanor School of Nursing, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Cindy Moore, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Food, Human Nutrition and Hospitality, School of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas

Suggested Resources:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Dr. Chris Bratcher, Frontline Supervisor, Food Safety Inspection Service, USDA
  • Dr. John Marcy, Extension Food Scientist, Department of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas
  • Mr. Scott Stillwell, Vice President Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Tyson Foods

Suggested Resources:

  • Arkansas Department of Health Selected Reportable Disease Cases in Arkansas; 10 Year Summary
      • Associated Government Emergency Resources
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • John Van Brahana, Professor, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Michele Evans-White, Assistant Professor, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Robert Morgan, Manager of Environmental Quality, Beaver Water District
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • John Hehr, Professor of Meterology and Climatology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Dorian Burnette, Storm Chaser, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences

Suggested Resources:

  • 40/29 News video / 40/29 Weather Blog / Get Weather Alerts
  • NOAA’s Spring 2011 Review
  • Dorian's Weather Website for satellite, radar, weather maps, etc.
  • National Weather Service
  • EPA Sun Wise Program - an environmental and health education program for children and their caregivers on how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:30p.m.

Panel Members:

  • Greg Dumond, Professor of Geology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Rick Johnson, Deputy Director, Washington County Department of Emergency Management
  • Jill Nelson, State Farm Insurance
  • Doy Zachry, Professor of Geology, UA Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geosciences

Suggested Resources:

Earthquakes and Related Phenomena

(compiled by Gregory Dumond, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas)