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July 2020

Second Saturday Conversation: Replication, Education, and Open Science

July 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Dr. Jordan Wagge, Associate Professor of Psychology at Avila University, will discuss the open science framework and how it is driving better science, particularly in the field of psychology, which has been particularly impacted by the replication crisis. She will also explore the shift toward larger distributed lab networks and how students and educators can get involved in the advancement of science.

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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Behind the Scenes at the Kansas City Zoo

July 15, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Join Kansas City Zoo CEO Randy Wisthoff for a behind the scenes look at the role of zoos in scientific research and conservation efforts, as well as their response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Science Trivia Night

July 22, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online

Are you an astronomy aficionado, biology buff, or physics fanatic? Put your scientific knowledge to the test at the Linda Hall Library’s Science Trivia Night! Tune in on Zoom for an evening of fun and challenging questions inspired by the Library’s collections.

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How Do I Become a Forensic Scientist?

July 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Are you a high school or college student thinking about a career as a crime scene investigator or forensic scientist? Do you want to know what the real CSI is like? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from forensic scientist Lindsey Schissel from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab.

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Modeling the Sources and the Topics of Pliny’s Natural History

July 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Pliny’s Natural History, published in Venice in 1472, is the oldest scientific book in Library’s collection. The book is a large-scale encyclopedia from the first century CE that provides a snapshot of scientific knowledge in the Roman Empire. Dr. Jeff Rydberg-Cox will discuss the nature of Pliny’s work, how other scholars and editors have tried to make this massive work more manageable, and then talk about the ways that network analysis and other quantitative approaches can help us understand the sources that Pliny used when writing his work.

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