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The University of Arkansas Science Café series is open to the public, free of charge, and held in an informal restaurant setting as a time to sit, relax and chat about the topic of the night. Food and drink for purchase will be available.

All cafés are held in a private room of Powerhouse Restaurant in Fayetteville (map, directions). Parking is free. K-12 Professional Development credit is available on request.

2017-18 Schedule — All cafés are Tuesdays, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

"World Reactions to Climate Change" — Topic #25, Sept. 26

Panel 

  • 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

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"Editing the Human Genome" — Topic #26, Nov. 14

Panel 

  • Dr. Doug Rhoads, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Roger Koeppe, Professor, Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Arkansas

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"The 6th Extinction" — Topic #27, Feb. 20

Panel 

  • Dr. John Willson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Walt Manger, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

"Fake News: How Do We Know What's What?" — Topic #28, April 17

Panel 

  • Mr. Larry Foley, Chair, School of Journalism and Strategic Media, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. Pearl Dowe, Chair, Department of Political Sciences, University of Arkansas

ScienceCafes.org explains, "Science Cafes are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. [T]hey are dynamic, two-way interactions between a scientist and the public. In this way, the public feels empowered to learn, and the scientist speaker gains valuable perspective on his or her own work."

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