Thursday, February 4, 2016

Darwin Festival 2016

Darwin FestivalSM 2016

Salem State University
Department of Biology
Schedule of Events
8 - 12 February 2016


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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: "E. O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men" (120 min.)
Slater Lecture Hall
11:00 a.m.
"CANCER AND THE MICROBIOTA" – Wendy Garrett, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA.
Veterans Hall
12:30 p.m.
"WHY ARE WE MUSICAL? ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN MUSIC FACULTY" – Samuel Mehr, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.  Sponsored by the Music Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
VIDEO: "Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" – Cosmos: A SpacetimeOdyssey
Slater Lecture Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO: "Making North America: Origins" – Making North America
Slater Lecture Hall


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures     

8:00 a.m.
VIDEO: "Leave it to Beavers" – Nature
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
VIDEO: "The Last Orangutan Eden" – Nature
Slater Lecture Hall
10:50 a.m.
VIDEO: "The Journey" – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle
Slater Lecture Hall
12:30 p.m.
"EVOLVING SYSTEMS OF CHEMICAL-BIOLOGICAL INTERACTION: FROM OXYGEN TO NEUROBIOLOGY" – John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
"DESIGNING BIOLOGY FOR A HEALTHY WORLD"– Pamela Silver, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.  Sponsored by the First Year Experience.
Veterans Hall
3:05 p.m.
"A GLIMPSE AT THE WORLD BEFORE THE END - CRETACEOUS MASS EXTINCTION (66 MA): THE MAASTRICHAIAN STAGE, THE INOCERAMID CLAM EXTINCTION, AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION" – Mark Leckie, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Sponsored by the Geological Sciences Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: "First Steps" – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
"THERE’S A RUMBLE IN YOUR JUNGLE: EXPLORING THE
SECRET SOUNDS OF INSECTS" – Jayne Yack, Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.  Sponsored by the Salem Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Veterans Hall
11:00 a.m.
"THE PHOENIX ISLANDS PROTECTED AREA - A NATURAL
LABORATORY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE" – Randi Rotjan, New England Aquarium, Boston MA.  Sponsored by The Scuba Club.
Veterans Hall
12:15 p.m.
VIDEO: "First Peoples: Africa" – First Peoples
Slater Lecture Hall
1:40 p.m.
"BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF PLANETS: THE UBIQUITY OF
EXTRASOLAR PLANETS AND THE RED DWARFS THAT (MOSTLY) HOST THEM"  Andrew West, Department of Astronomy, Boston University, Boston MA.  Sponsored by the Chemistry & Physics Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO:  "The Immortals" – Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey
Slater Lecture Hall


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016

8:00 a.m.
VIDEO: "First Peoples: Australia" – First Peoples
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
"SKYSCRAPERS FOR LUNGS: MECHANICS OF TERMITE
COLONY RESPIRATION" – Hunter King, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
Veterans Hall
10:50 a.m.
"THE MORTAL SEA: FISHING THE ATLANTIC IN THE AGE OF
SAIL" – W. Jeffrey Bolster, Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham.  Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
12:15 p.m.
VIDEO: "Your Inner Fish" – Your Inner Fish
Slater Lecture Hall
1:40 p.m.
"DIFFICULT CHILDBIRTH AND HELPLESS BABIES: NOT
EVE’S FAULT, BUT EVOLUTION’S" – Holly Dunsworth, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston.  The Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.
Veterans Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO: "Making North America: Life" – Making North America
Slater Lecture Hall


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 - Charles Darwin’s Birthday andBiology Alumni Day

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: "First Peoples: Europe" – First Peoples
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
"FACEBOOK FOR MICROBES: SOCIAL NETWORKING,
INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION, AND BIOLOGICAL ESPIONAGE" – Kevin Griffith, Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Veterans Hall
10:50 a.m.
"THE PROMISE OF NEUROARCHITECTURE" – Justin Hollander, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, Medford MA.  Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
12:15 p.m.
VIDEO: "Your Inner Monkey" – Your Inner Fish
Slater Lecture Hall
1:40 p.m.
VIDEO: "Soul of the Elephant" – Nature
Slater Lecture Hall
3:05 p.m.
"THE GREAT PENGUIN RESCUE: THE INSPIRING TRUE
STORY OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST ANIMAL RESCUE" – DyandeNapoli.  Sponsored by the Biological Society.
Veterans Hall

If you require interpretative services, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at TTY (978)-542-7146 or osd@salemstate.edu. To help us best meet your needs, please notify us of your requirements at least 2 weeks in advance. All videos are close-captioned.

Veterans Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center.
Dr. Schuyler G. Slater Lecture Hall (Meier Hall 444) is located on the 4th floor of the Frederick A. Meier Arts & Sciences Hall.

The Festival is open to the public. All events are free.

The location for all events is Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, MA, 01970. For directions, go to www.salemstate.edu or contact the Biology Department (978-542-6236).

Major funding for the DARWIN FESTIVALSM has been provided by the Charles Albert Read Trust Fund, the Student Government Association through the Biological Society and the Scuba Club, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, the Salem State University First Year Experience and Administration, contributions from Hayden McNeil Publishers, Pearson Higher Education, Wiley, and other individual contributions.

Darwin FestivalSM Committee: Susan M. Case (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Ryan Fisher, Lynn Fletcher, Ethel Gordon, Paul Kelly, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).

Founded in 1980 by Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Celebrating our Graduating Seniors at Cat Cove – May 2nd, 2015

Celebrating our Graduating Seniors at Cat Cove – May 2nd, 2015

Starting the Water Balloon Toss Competition

Thursday, January 22, 2015

SSU Students Volunteer to Identify Macroinvertebrates for the Ipswich River Watershed Group

Photo of Entomology students who volunteered to help identify macroinvertebrates for the Ipswich River Watershed group.  They identified the specimens to the family level over two days and this information will help in ongoing research about the health of the watershed.  

In the photo: left side of the bench - Jimmy Elliott, on the right side of the bench from back to front: Jon Petrie, Lynn Fletcher, and Vikki Ford.






Thursday, December 11, 2014

THE THIRTY-SIXTH DARWIN FESTIVAL, FEBRUARY 9-13, 2015


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: Some of the Things Molecules Do” – Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey.
Slater Lecture Hall
9:30 a.m.
“THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED: UNDERWATER EXPLORATION AND SCIENCE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE” – Brian Helmuth, Northeastern University, Marine Science Center, Nahant MA. Sponsored by The Scuba Club.
Veterans Hall
11:00 a.m.
VIDEO: “Australia: Awakenings” – Australia: First 4 Billion Years.
Slater Lecture Hall
12:15 p.m.
“GLOBAL ISSUES IN OCEAN AND HUMAN HEALTH” – John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA.  Sponsored by the Biological Society.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
VIDEO: “Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization” – Journey to Planet Earth (84 min).
Slater Lecture Hall


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures          

8:00 a.m.
VIDEO: “Why Sharks Attack” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
“EBOLA, ONE HEALTH, AND EVOLUTION IN ACTION” – Alfred DeMaria Jr., Bureau of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.
Veterans Hall
10:50 a.m.
“THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW" – Raymond Bradley, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. Sponsored by the Geography Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
12:15 p.m.
VIDEO“Australia: Monsters" – Australia: First 4 Billion Years.
Slater Lecture Hall
1:40 p.m.
“ENGINEERING COMPUTING, DIAGNOSTICS, AND THERAPEUTICS WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY” – Timothy Lu, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO: “A Murder of Crows” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: “Alien Planets Revealed” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
VIDEO: “Decoding Neanderthals” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
10:50 a.m.
“CURES IN THE OCEAN: MARINE NATURAL PRODUCTS DRUG DISCOVERY” – Isaiah Gomez ‘13, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego CA.Sponsored by the Chemistry & Physics Department and the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
12:15 p.m.
“THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS: CAN EXPOSURE TO PARASITIC WORMS HELP TREAT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES?” – Joel Weinstock, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University, Boston MA. Sponsored by the Salem State Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
VIDEO: “Earth from Space” – NOVA (120 minutes).
Slater Lecture Hall


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Charles Darwin’s Birthday

8:00 a.m.
VIDEO: “Vaccines – Calling the Shots” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
“COYOTES AND BOBCATS AND BEARS, OH MY!: WHY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS TO WILDLIFE IN MASSACHUSETTS” – Jennifer Jackman, Department of Political Science, Salem State University, Salem MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
10:50 a.m.
VIDEO: “The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth” – Cosmos ASpacetime Odyssey.
Slater Lecture Hall
12:15 p.m.
“WHAT CITIES CAN LEARN FROM TREES” - Nathan Phillips, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
“HOW AND WHY DO LANGUAGES CHANGE? INSIGHTS FROM SPANISH IN BOSTON” – Daniel Erker, Department of Romance Studies, Boston University, Boston MA.
Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO: “The World Set Free” – Cosmos A SpacetimeOdyssey.
Slater Lecture Hall


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015 - Biology Alumni Day

7:50 a.m.
VIDEO: “Killer Typhoon – The Aftermath of Cyclone Haiyan” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
9:25 a.m.
"FROM THE FARM TO THE TABLE: HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALTERING THE FOOD WE EAT” – Colin Orians, Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford MA. Sponsored by the Charles Albert Read Trust.
Veterans Hall
10:50 a.m.
VIDEO: “Surviving Ebola” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
12:15 p.m.
"DEEP GENOME SEQUENCES FROM MORE THAN 100 DIVERSE HUMAN POPULATIONS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ARCHAIC HOMININS" – Shop Mallik, Department of Medical Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA.
Keville-DePalma Founders Lecture.
Veterans Hall
1:40 p.m.
VIDEO: “Killer Landslides” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
3:05 p.m.
VIDEO: “Ape Genius” – NOVA.
Slater Lecture Hall
Founded By:  Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville

If you require interpretative services, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at TTY (978)-542-7146 or osd@salemstate.edu. To help us best meet your needs, please notify us of your requirements at least 2 weeks in advance. All videos are close-captioned.

Veterans Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center.
Dr. Schuyler G. Slater Lecture Hall (MH 444) is located on the 4th floor of the Frederick A. Meier Arts & Sciences Hall.

The Festival is open to the public. All events are free.

The location for all events is Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, Massachusetts, 01970. For directions, go to www.salemstate.edu or contact the Biology Department (978-542-6236).

Major funding for the DARWIN FESTIVALSM has been provided by the Salem State University Administration, the Charles Albert Read Trust Fund, the Student Government Association through the Biological Society and the Scuba Club, the Keville-DePalma Darwin Festival Endowment Fund, contributions from Hayden McNeil Publishers, Pearson Higher Education, Wiley, and other individual contributions. Darwin FestivalSMCommittee: Susan M. Case (Coordinator), Juditha C. A. Burchsted, Ryan Fisher, Lynn Fletcher, Ethel Gordon, Paul Kelly, Sheila Schreiner, T. Nelson Scottgale, Alan M. Young and Noelia Fernandez (President, Biological Society).

Founded in 1980 by Philip A. DePalma and Virginia F. Keville.