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October 2020

Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

October 27, 7:00 pm - October 29, 8:30 pm

Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability is a three-part virtual forum that will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of water management issues, connecting complex issues of vital importance to Kansas City, the region, and, indeed, the world. The keynote speaker is leading authority and prolific author on international water issues, Sandra Postel who has been hailed for her “inspiring, innovative and practical approach” to promoting the preservation and sustainable use of freshwater.

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November 2020

Novel Graphics! Innovative Images in the History of Science

November 3, 10:30 am - November 17, 12:00 pm

In partnership with UMKC Cockefair Chair, the Library is pleased to make Professor William Ashworth’s annual Cockefair Course available to the public for the first time.

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The Science of Sustenance: Experimenting in the Kitchen

November 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cooking and baking incorporate many exciting scientific concepts, and home cooks and pro chefs alike employ scientific-like experimentation to find new and exciting dishes and techniques. Join one of Kansas City’s favorite bakers, Robert Duensing of Best Regards Bakery & Café to learn about how he uses science and experimentation to deliver his most popular dishes. Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.

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Machine Intelligence and the Future of Ethics

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explores the future of human ethics in a world of increasing reliance on AI and machine learning.

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How Do I Become a Rocket Scientist?

November 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a student thinking about a career as a rocket scientist? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from an inspiring husband and wife team of real-life rocket scientists, Tiera and Myron Fletcher. During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful rocket scientist! Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate.

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