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Hear from leading scholars on origins science

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will launch the Origins Science Scholars series beginning Sept. 27.

Join leading scholars to investigate the rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher followed by dinner and an open discussion.

The series will be held from Thursdays from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The lectures will alternate between being held at Tinkham Veale University Center and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Members of Lifelong Learning can attend one lecture for $40 (includes dinner) or all seven lectures for $172.

The nonmember price is $48 per lecture (includes food) or $195 for all seven lectures.

Friends of the Institute for the Science of Origins are eligible for the member rate.

The series will be composed of the following lectures:

  • Sept. 27: A Multitude of Food: The Origin, Evolution and Diversity of Crops
  • Oct. 4: From Crude to Food: GMOs Versus the Old-Fashioned Way
  • Oct. 18: From Rude to Food: Plant-Soil Interactions, Invasive Species and the Food Supply
  • Oct. 25: Listening with Lasers for Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime
  • Nov. 1: When Black Holes Collide
  • Nov. 8: The Future of Gravity: A New Window on the Universe and Us
  • Nov. 15: Dinosaur Horns, Hooks and Frills: Rapid Evolution in the Late Cretaceous

The series is presented by the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Institute for the Science of Origins, a partnership of scientists from Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History other area institutions and media partner, ideastream.

For more information, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/origins-science-scholars or call 216.368.2090.

Learn more about the Institute for the Science of Origins at origins.case.edu.