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May 2020

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

May 12, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Jared Diamond, New York Times bestselling author, will launch and present his new softcover, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. This author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library. The program will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

May 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Brian Greene will present his new hardcover Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe, and answer audience questions. A book signing will follow the lecture. This program is a Rainy Day Books author event co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library. The event will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: The Science of Happiness

May 20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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Sondra Wallace, Mental Health Coalition Coordinator for Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City, will discuss the science of happiness.

Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learns are monthly programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!
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June 2020

Rendering the Invisible Visible: Student Success in Exclusive Excellence STEM Environments

June 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Despite efforts to diversify the academic pipeline, persistence of underrepresented and minoritized African American, Latinx, and Native American/Pacific Islander students in STEM undergraduate & PhD programs continues to be a challenge. This talk will refocus our attention on the pivotal and often invisible roles that academic institutions, STEM disciplines, and faculty-communities play in contributing to inequitable student outcomes. Our discussion will render the invisible visible by examining institutional, STEM-discipline, and faculty-community biases inherent in academic and STEM cultures, practices, and policies.

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Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: The Cognitive Science of Decision Making

June 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library – Central Library, 14 W 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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Professor Tim Plescak, Director of the Behavioral Science Laboratory and the Brain, Behavior, and Quantitative Science Graduate Program at KU will discuss the cognitive science of decision making and how this knowledge can help us make better choices.
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