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Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Institute for the Science of Origins host Origins Science Scholars Lecture Series

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program and the Institute for the Science of Origins will host the Origins Science Scholars Lecture Series in October and November. 

In this unique program, members of the community engage with leading scholars to investigate rapidly developing areas of origins science. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by open discussion.

Registration is available online for individual lectures and for the full series. Individual lectures cost $5 for Siegal Lifelong Learning Program members and $10 for nonmembers. The full series is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

Each lecture will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. 

The following lectures will be held:

  • Oct. 6: “RNA Viruses: A Chemist’s Approach to Discovering Antiviral Targets” by Blanton Tolbert, professor in the Department of Chemistry, CWRU
  • Oct. 13: “SARS-2 Coronavirus: Innovations in Testing Technologies” by Jürgen Bosch, research scientist in pediatric pulmonology and allergy/immunology, CWRU
  • Oct. 20: “Stone-Age Africa: Sophisticated Shared Identity Among Cultures” by Elisabeth Hildebrand, associate professor of anthropology, Stony Brook University
  • Oct. 27: “Archaeology of the Tibetan Plateau” by Mark Aldenderfer, archaeologist and the MacArthur Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Merced
  • Nov. 3: “The Future of Exoplanet Research” by Sara Seager, MacArthur Fellow and MIT professor
  • Nov. 10: “The Future of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” by Neil Cornish, the Regents Professor, Montana State University
  • Nov. 17: “The Future of Observational Cosmology” by John Ruhl, the Connecticut Professor of Physics and Astronomy, CWRU

Learn more about and register for the lectures.