Science Forum 2020: Concussions

Concussions affect athletes of all ages and occur in a wide range of sports from soccer and football to bicycling and basketball. With the popularity of sports at an all-time high, recent scientific research has focused on identifying concussions, creating return-to-play protocols, and inventing hi-tech equipment to prevent brain injuries.

In this presentation, moderator Steve Kraske will lead a discussion and audience Q&A session with a panel of experts on a variety of concussion-related topics. This is a must-attend event for parents, young athletes, coaches, trainers, and school administrators.

Women on the Nile in the “Golden Age” of Travel

People have been traveling to Egypt for millennia, but the “Golden Age” of tourism for Westerners began in the mid-19th century. Because many of the travelers were men, we focus much more on them than on women who took holidays on the Nile. Their experience was different than that of their male counterparts.

In this talk, Kathleen Sheppard, Associate Professor in the History and Political Science Department at Missouri S&T, will focus on many of these women and their experiences traveling to Egypt. When should they go? Who should they travel with? What could they do and see? What could they expect to find? And the evergreen question: What should they pack? Join us for an adventure up and down the Nile during the Golden Age of travel.

Michael Crichton Film Series – Jurrasic Park

This fall, join the Linda Hall Library for a retrospective film series of Michael Crichton movies. In his work, Crichton demonstrated a keen ability to anticipate new technological developments long before they became reality and predict how even seemingly beneficial breakthroughs in biotechnology or artificial intelligence could quickly spiral out of their creators’ control.

The fourth and final film in the series is Jurassic Park from 1993 based on Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name.

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A Nightwatchman’s Journey: The Road Not Taken

David H. Levy is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. He has discovered 22 comets, nine of them using his own backyard telescopes. With Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Palomar Observatory in California he discovered Shoemaker-Levy 9, the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.

At this event, David Levy will discuss his new autobiography, which details his lifelong passion for the night sky.

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