Eugenie Scott “From Scopes to the Creation Museum…”

Eugenie C. Scott “From Scopes to the Creation Museum: The Persistence of Antievolutionism”
Frontiers in Science Lecture Series
Monday, October 8, 2007, 7:30 pm

Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, will present this year’s Frontiers in Science lecture. Scott has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for more than twenty-five years. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from the National Science Board, the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Geological Society of America, and the American Humanist Association.

Jeanette Grasselli Brown, an alumna and former member the OU Board of Trustees, and her husband, endowed the Frontiers in Science Lecture Series in 1999 with a contribution to The Ohio University Foundation.

SEE:Evolutionist Eugenie Scott presents Frontiers in Science lecture,” OUtlook, 9/24/2007


Screening: The 11th Hour

Screening: The 11th Hour
Opens Friday, September 21, 2007, 7:10pm

Athena Theater
20 S Court St, Athens, Ohio

The 11th Hour is produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio; written and directed by LEILA CONNERS PETERSEN and NADIA CONNERS; produced by LEILA CONNERS PETERSEN, Brian Gerber, and Chuck Castleberry.

Synopsis: The 11th Hour is the last moment when change is possible. The film explores how we’ve arrived at this moment — how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course.

Featuring ongoing dialogs of experts from all over the world, including former Soviet Prime Minister Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey and sustainable design experts William McDonough and Bruce Mau in addition to more than fifty leading scientists, thinkers, and leaders who discuss the most important issues that face our planet and people.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah, the environment, blah, blah, blah, melting ice caps. To judge from all the gas-guzzlers still fouling the air and the plastic bottles clogging the dumps, it appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our greed and garbage hasn’t sunk in. That s one reason The 11th Hour, an unnerving, surprisingly affecting documentary about our environmental calamity, is such essential viewing.” New York Times

Contact: 740-592-5106

Mangala Sharma “The Universe…”

Mangala Sharma “The Universe Just How Big and How Old Is It?”
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 7:30 PM

Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio

NASA IDEA logo.jpgKicking off the NASA exhibit at our library, Dr. Mangala Sharma of the Astrophysical Institute at Ohio University will speak on the expanse and scale of this unfathomable universe we live in. PowerPoint presentation included in the lecture. Outdoor telescope observation will follow on the O’Bleness Foundation Amphitheater — weather permitting!

Sponsored by the NASA IDEAS (Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science) Grant. This is the fourth installment in our popular Cosmic Talks Series.

Laura Justice “Facilitating Print Knowledge in At-Risk Preschoolers”

Dr. Laura Justice “Facilitating Print Knowledge in At-Risk Preschoolers”
Friday, September 21, 2-3 PM

Grover Center W115
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

The 2007 OU School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Colloquium speaker is Laura Justice, Ph.D. (OU 2000). Dr. Justice is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. She is also a Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist conducting applied researcher in Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development, Communication Disorders, and Educational Interventions.

Dr. Justice’s research activities have been supported by grants from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the International Reading Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the U. S. Department of Education. Her research on early language and literacy has received awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Editor’s Award, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology), the Council for Exceptional Children (Early Career Publication Award), and the U.S. President (Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering). —

More: OSU language/communication researcher to speak Friday, OUtlook 

Contact: hsls -at-

Women In Engineering Summer Camp

Women In Engineering Summer Camp
Monday, July 30, 2007, 10AM thru Friday, August 3, 2007, 2PM

Washington State Campus (
710 Colegate Dr, Marietta, Ohio

Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 have the chance to explore a career in engineering by attending the first Women in Engineering Summer Camp ever held at Washington State Community College.

This camp offers hands on activities for participants to experience teamwork and solve problems. They will also explore different engineering careers, see engineers in action on a field trip, and ask questions of professional women engineers at an industrial round table discussion.

This camp is open only to students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Registration is $40 and should be brought to the first day of camp. However, registration forms should be returned as soon as possible.

There are a limited number of seats available, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Participants should bring a sack lunch each day, except for Friday when a pizza lunch will be provided. Participants will also receive a Women in Engineering Summer Camp t-shirt and a chance to win door prizes.

The Women in Engineering Summer Camp is sponsored by Washington State Community College and American Electric Power.

Contact Tonia Omspach at 740.374.8716 ext. 1701 or tomspach -at-

Lynne Lancaster “…Vaulting in the Provinces of the Roman Empire…”

Lynne Lancaster “Innovations in Vaulting in the Provinces of the Roman Empire: A Lens for Looking at Technology and Society”
Classics, Medieval and Renaissance Faculty Colloquia
Thursday, Feb 22, 6-8:30PM

402 Bentley Hall Annex (
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Discussion will be on the paper of Dr. Lancaster (, Associate Professor, Classics and World Religions. Please contact Miriam Shadis, shadis -at-, for a copy of the paper.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Screening & Discussion

Screening & Discussion with Dr. Kim J. Brown
Thursday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

Margaret Walter Hall, room 235 (
Free and open to the public

On the eve of the second anniversary of Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ( will be shown. A faculty moderated discussion on climate change will follow. There will also be opportunities to get involved in local sustainability initiatives.
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