science pub

AIL “Science Pub” Comes to Colby-Sawyer

Following a growing national “Science Cafes” movement, AIL will once again hold a series of “Science Pubs” this winter/ spring in Galligan’s Pub at Lethbridge Lodge on the Colby-Sawyer College campus. Designed to explore one popular science topic each month, each evening will be more of a “good conversation” in a casual setting than a lecture. Speakers will offer a short presentation on an important science topic, followed by an informal Q&A session.

Please join us at Galligan’s Pub at 5:30 p.m., where, you may purchase a libation or casual dinner. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. over dinner, followed by discussion until approximately 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and an AIL membership is not required. Reservations are required, are on a first- come-first-served basis and can be made by calling the AIL Event Registration Line at 603-526-3434 to sign up.

2017 Schedule:

February 9, 2017: Why Are We Seeing an Epidemic of Epidemics?

Fifty years ago, we talked about eliminating infectious diseases from our world. Now, we see both old and new diseases emerging. Why, and what are the implications of this? What can we do to prevent or control this trend?

Guest speaker: Paul Etkind, DrPH, MPH, has worked as a public health epidemiologist at local, state and national levels. He is the author of 49 professional journal articles.

March 9, 2017: Robots: A Population Explosion

In the past five years, robots moved from science-fiction into the real world. Predictions say that within the next five years, they will become an indispensable part of daily life. If this is correct, what will robots be capable of doing? What will we want them to do?

Guest Speaker: Ken Tentarelli, Master of Science Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, NJ Institute of Technology. His career at Bell Labs, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies has spanned the development of telecommunications systems and formulation of Internet standards and practices.

April 13, 2017: Successful Aging

A longer life span brings many health and social challenges as we age. What new strategies and treatment protocols are developing to meet this increasing demand?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Torkelson, M.D., U. of Rochester School of Medicine, on staff at New London Hospital, NH, since 1982. He served his internship, residency and a cardiology fellowship at DHMC in Lebanon, NH.