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Science Cafe Cleveland 2014:


Date: March 10, 2014

Topic: "Soil: the surprising diversity under your feet"
Experts: Jean H. Burns and Colin Cope

 

Date: February 10, 2014

Topic: "Moving as with one mind: Mathematical models for collective animal behavior"
Expert: Alethea Barbaro

 

Date: January 13, 2014

Topic: "Living High"
Expert: Cynthia Beall


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2013:


Date: December 9, 2013

Topic: "How 'useless' mathematics has revolutionized our lives"
Expert: Colin McLarty

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, December 9, 2013

 

Date: November 11, 2013

Topic: "Ice Crystal Icing in Turbofan Engines May Explain Loss of Powe Events"
Expert: Micahel J. Oliver

 

Date: October 16, 2013 - Annual Lecture

Topic: "American Indian Health: A History of Disparities"
Expert: Dennis K. Norman

 

Date: September 9, 2013

Topic: "Mammalian Sex Determination at the Edge of Amiguity"
Expert: Michael A. Weiss

 

Date: August 12, 2013

Topic: "Gorilla Health: Getting to the Heart of the Matter"
Experts: Drs.
Kristen Lukas, Pam Dennis, and Elena Less

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 12, 2013

 

Date: July 8, 2013

Topic: "Living on a Dusty Moon"
Expert: Dr. Kenneth W. Street

 

Date: June 10, 2013

Topic: "Genetically Modified (GM) Foods - too big to fail?"
Expert: Christopher Cullis

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 13, 2013

 

Date: May 13, 2013

Topic: "Dopamine - how we fuel the rush for drugs, sex and everything else"
Expert: George E. Jaskiw, M. D.

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 13, 2013

 

Date: April 8, 2013

Topic: "Using the hands to see inside the head: How studying gestures can reveal the way we think"
Expert: Fey Parrill

 

Date: March 11, 2013

Topic: "Brain Wiring: The crucial role of early activity"
Expert: Lynn T. Landmesser

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 11, 2013

 

Date: February 11, 2013
Topic: "Mars: Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit of Exploration"
Expert: Geoffrey Landis

 

Date: January 14, 2013
Topic: "Networks - Patterns of Similarity and Difference"
Expert: Valdis Krebs

 


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2012:


 

Date: December 10, 2012
Topic: "Fat Cells: The Loyal Friends You Despise"
Expert: Paul Ernsberger

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, December 10, 2012

 

Date: November 12, 2012 - Annual Lecture
Topic: "The Science of Speed: Why Driving Fast Isn't as Easy as You Think!"
Expert: Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky

 

Date: October 8, 2012
Topic: "Do WIMPS Rule? The Search for Cosmic Dark Matter"
Experts: Dan Akerib & Tom Shutt

 

Date: September 10, 2012
Topic: "Seeking to understand invasive plants, or secretly wanting to kill them?"
Experts: John Cardina and Jennifer Hillmer

 

Date: August 13, 2012
Topic: "Wind Power: Hot air or energy for the future?"
Expert: Iwan Alexander

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 20, 2012

 

Date: July 9, 2012
Topic: "Ecological Footprints - What's your shoe size?"
Experts: Sandra Albro and Geri Unger

 

Date: June 11, 2012
Topic: "Prove It! Who Says Theoretical Math is Hard?"
Experts: Dr. Daniel Solow

 

Date: May 14, 2012
Topic: "The Perfect Host for Parasites - the Human Body"
Experts: Dr. Emmitt Jolly

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 14, 2012

 

Date: April 9, 2012
Topic: "Remembrance of Things Past: Reversing the Causes of Memory Loss That Characterizes Alzheimer's Disease"
Experts: Dr. Gary Landreth and Paige Cramer

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, April 9, 2012

 

Date: March 12, 2012
Topic: "Our Radioactive World: Putting Fukushima in Perspective"
Experts: Peter Faulhaber, Kathleen Farhang, Raymond F. Muzic, Jr., Nancy Oleinick, and Pejavar Sridhar Rao

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 19, 2012

 

Date: February 13, 2012
Topic: "Science on the Fly: learning about human biology from the fruit fly"
Expert:
Dr. Helen Salz
(Professor, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University)

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, February 13, 2012

 

Date: January 9, 2012
Topic: "Antioxidants: Direct from the Fountain of Youth? Are antioxidants the magic elixir of immortality, or poisons in disguise?"
Experts:
Dr. John Mieyal and Dr. Mike Maguire (Professors of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University)

Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, January 9, 2012


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2011:


 

Date: December 12, 2011
Topic: "Fire, fish, and flow: from burning rivers to living rivers"
Expert:
Jeff Opperman (Senior Freshwater Scientist, Global Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy)

 

Date: November 14, 2011
Topic: "Prions: From Cannilbalism to Mad Cows and New Mechanism of Brain Diseases"
Experts:
Pierluigi Gambetti, MD (Professor and Director, Division of Neuropathology, CWRU School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland) AND
Witold Surewicz (Professor, Department of Chemistry, CWRU School of Medicine)

 

Date: November 3, 2011-Annual Lecture
Topic: "Patchy Micelles, Phase-Shifting Peptides and Nanolayer Assemblies for Tailored Delivery"
Expert:
Dr. Paula Hammond

 

Date: October 10, 2011
Topic: "Dinosaurs in Technicolor: the evolution of plumage color since the Jurassic"

Expert:
Dr. Matthew Shawkey (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron)      

 

Date: September 12, 2011
Topic:"
Combustion: from candle, rocket to wildfire"
Experts:
James S. T'ien (Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, CWRU) and
Dr. Fumiaki Takahashi (Research Professor, CWRU)

 

Date: August 8, 2011
Topic:"The Most Amazing Animal Park You Have Never Seen:
A trip to prehistoric South America"
Expert:
Dr. Darin Croft (Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, CWRU)      

 

Date: July 11, 2011
Topic: "Mars, Meteorites, and Microbes: an update on the continuing search for life on Mars"
Expert:
Ralph Harvey (Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at CWRU)       

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, June 11, 2011

 

Date: June 13, 2011
Topic: "Liver or Leave'er"
Experts:
John Fung (Chair of Digestive Disease Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
             Lisa Yerian (Director of Hepatobiliary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, June 13, 2011

 

Date: May 9, 2011
Topic: "Bending Science: How Science can be Corrupted by Legal Processes"
Experts:
Paul Giannelli (Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Law, CWRU School of Law) AND Wendy Wagner (Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 9, 2011

 

Date: April 11, 2011
Topic: "Birds and aircraft: fighting for airspace in even more crowded skies""
Experts:
Richard A. Dolbeer (Science Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services)
             Sandra E. Wright (National Wildlife Strike Database Manager, U.S. department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, April 11, 2011

 

Date: March 14, 2011
Topic: "Modeling Memory: Understanding the normal brain""
Experts:
Alan Lerner, MD (Professor of Neurology CWRU)
             Wojbor Woyczynski, PhD (Professor of Statistics CWRU)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 15, 2011

 

Date: February 14, 2011
Topic: "Cloaking Cupids Arrow: contraception and reproductive science""
Experts:
James M. Edmonson, PhD (Chief Curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum of Case Western Reserve University)
             Anthony P. Tizzano, MD (Medical Director of The Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center of Wooster)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, February 14, 2011

 

Date: January 10, 2011
Topic: "Spider Silk: an evolutionary experiment in a biological supermaterial"
Experts:
Dr. Todd Blackledge (Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Akron)
             Sam Evans (MS Candidate, University of Akron)

Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, January 6, 2011

 


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2010:


 

Date: December 13, 2010 (Podcast Only)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, December 13, 2010

EVENT CANCELLED! Please check back for reschedule information sometime in the Spring
Topic: "Fire, fish, flow: from burning rivers to living rivers"
Expert:
Jeff Opperman (Senior Advisor for Sustainable Hydropower, The Nature Conservancy)

 

Date: November 11, 2010-Annual Lecture
Topic: Michelango's laser
Expert:
Dr. Evelyn Hun


Date: November 8, 2010
Topic: Event Vehicle Data Recorders-"Can I trust my Big Brother?"
Experts:
Chuck Veppert (Crash Reconstructionist, Valley Technical Services)
             Victor Vigluicci (Portage County Prosecutor, Ohio)
Podcast:
The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, November 8, 2010

 

Date: October 11, 2010
Topic: Drug Delivery
Experts:
Dr. Ruth Keri (Dept. of Pharmacology, CWRU)
             Dr. Agata Exner (Dept. of Radiology, CWRU)


Date: September 13, 2010
Topic: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Experts:
Dr. Norah Feeny (Dept. of Psychology, CWRU)
             Ms. Loren Post (Dept. of Psychology, CWRU)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, September 13, 2010


Date: August 9, 2010
Topic: Art conservation
Experts:
Ms. Shelly Reisman Paine (Cleveland Museum of Art)
             Ms. Moyna Stantoninsti (Cleveland Museum of Art)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 9, 2010


Date: July 12, 2010
Topic: Eating Disorders and Teenage Girls
Experts:
Dr. Eileen Anderson-Fye (Dept. of Anthropology, CWRU)
             Dr. Lisa Damour (Dept. of Psychology, CWRU and John Carroll)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, July 12, 2010


Date: June 14, 2010
Topic: Researching the Business of Selling Drugs in the Illegal Drug Economy
Experts:
Dr. Lee Hoffer (Dept. of Anthropology, CWRU)
             Dr. Rhonda Williams (Dept. of History, CWRU)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, June 14, 2010

 

Date: May 10, 2010
Topic: The Metabolism of a Computer Mouse
Experts:
Dr. Daniela Calvetti (Dept. of Mathematics, CWRU)
             Dr. Joseph LaManna (Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, CWRU)


Date: April 12, 2010
Topic: Cosmic Rays and Big Science
Experts: Dr. Corbin Covault (CERCA, CWRU)
             Ms. Yvette Cendes (Dept. of Physics, CWRU)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, April 12, 2010



Date: March 8, 2010
Topic: Ohio Glaciers
Experts: Dr. John Szabo (Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science, U. of Akron)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 8, 2010



Date: February 8, 2010
Topic: Fingerprints
Experts: Mr. Dan Winterich (Senior Special Agent, Crime Scene Unit, Ohio BCI)
             Ms. Michelle Snyder (Forensic Scientist, Latent Print Unit, Ohio BCI)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, February 5, 2010


Date: January 11, 2010
Topic: Sleep Disorders
Experts: Dr. Ziad Shaman (Pulmonary & Critical Care, MetroHealth Med. Center)
             Dr. Vidya Krishnan (Ctr. for Sleep Medicine, MetroHealth Med. Center)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, January 12, 2010


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2009:



Date: December 14, 2009
Topic: Deafness and Zebrafish
Experts: Dr. Brian McDermott (CWRU Dept. of Otolaryngology)
             Dr. Cliff Megerian (Otology and Neurotology Dept., University Hospitals)


Date:
November 9, 2009 (Postponed due to GLBC fire)


Date:
October 12, 2009
Topic: Geology and Hurricanes
Experts: Dr. Lisa Park (Geology Dept., U. of Akron)
             Mr. Andrew Michelson (Geology Dept., U. of Akron)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, October 12, 2009


Date: September 14, 2009
Topic: Insects and Robots
Experts: Dr. Roy Ritzman (CWRU Dept. of Biology)
             Dr. Roger Quinn (Ctr. for Biologically Inspired Robotics Research)



Date: August 10, 2009
Topic: Bird Migration
Experts: Dr. Sarah Mabey (Environmental Studies, Hiram College)
             Mr. Harvey Webster (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 7, 2009



Date: July 13, 2009
Topic: Swarms (in conjunction with Ingenuity Festival)
Experts: Dr. Dan Palmer (Computer Science, John Carroll University)
             Mr. Dave Williams (GamerTrainer.com)
             Mr. Kal Ivanov (Biology, Cleveland State University)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, July 13, 2009



Date: June 8, 2009
Topic: Rocket Propulsion
Experts: Mr. Bryan Palaszewski (NASA Glenn Research Center)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, June 8, 2009



Date: May 11, 2009
Topic: Cleveland Bridges
Experts: Dr. Arthur Huckelbridge (CWRU Depts. of Civil Engineering)
             Mr. Jeff Broadwater (Michael Baker Jr., Inc.)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 11, 2009



Date: April 13, 2009
Topic: Drug Resistent Bacteria
Experts: Dr. Robert Bonomo (CWRU Depts. of Medicine and Pharmacology)
             Dr. Louis Rice (Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, April 13, 2009



Date: March 9, 2009
Topic: Intelligence
Experts: Dr. Joseph Fagan (CWRU Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)
             Dr. Cynthia Holland (Director, MRI, University Hospitals)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 9, 2009



Date: February 9, 2009
Topic: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Experts: Dr. Jeffrey Duerk (CWRU Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)
             Dr. Jeffrey Sunshine (Director, MRI, University Hospitals)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, February 9, 2009


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2008:



Date: December 8, 2008
Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation
Experts: Dr. Jerrold Vitek (Dept. of Neurosciences, Cleveland Clinic)
             Dr. Jay Alberts (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, December 8, 2008


Date: November 10, 2008
Topic: The Origin of Life on Earth
Experts: Dr. Saba Valadkhan (CWRU Ctr. for RNA Molecular Biology)
             Dr. Patricia Princehouse (CWRU Dept. of Philosophy)
             Dr. Neil Greenspan (CQRU Dept. of Pathology)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, November 10, 2008



Date: October 13, 2008
Topic: Vertebrate Paleontology
Experts: Dr. Catherine Badgley (U. of Michigan, Dept. of EEB)
             Dr. Michael Ryan (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, October 13, 2008
             (including Dr. Darin Croft, CWRU Dept. of Anatomy)



Date: September 2, 2008
Topic: Brewing Beer
Experts: Mr. Mark Hunger (Brewing and Quality Control, GLBC)
             Mr. Pat Conway (Co-owner, GLBC)



Date: August 11, 2008
Topic: Political Polling
Experts: Dr. Karl Kaltenhaler (U. of Akron Dept. of Political Science)
             Dr. Daniel Coffey (U. of Akron Dept. of Political Science)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 11, 2008



Date: July 14, 2008
Topic: Cleveland Sewer System
Experts: Mr. Terry Meister (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District)
             Mr. Richard Switalski (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, July 14, 2008



Date: June 9, 2008
Topic: Cryptography
Experts: Dr. David Singer (CWRU Dept. of Mathematics)
             Mr. Ari Singer (NTRU Cryptosystems)
Download a PDF of the slide presentation
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, June 9, 2008

Date: May 12, 2008
Topic: Batteries
Experts: Dr. Daniel Scherson (CWRU Dept. of Chemistry)
             Dr. George Blomgren (Blomgren Consulting Services, Inc.)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, May 12, 2008

Date: April 14, 2008
Topic: Nutritional Supplements
Experts: Dr. Susan Joy (Women's Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic)
             Dr. Lisa Yerian (Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, April 14, 2008

Date: March 14, 2008
Topic: Malaria
Experts: Dr. James Kazura (CWRU Ctr. for Global Health and Diseases)
             Dr. Moses Bockarie (CWRU Ctr. for Global Health and Diseases)
             Dr. Peter Zimmerman (CWRU Ctr. for Global Health and Diseases)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, March 11, 2008

 

Date: February 11, 2008
Topic: Genetics of Reading and Writing
Experts: Dr. Lee Thompson (CWRU Dept. of Psychology)
             Dr. Barbara Lewis (CWRU Dept. of Pediatrics)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, February 11, 2008

Date: January 14, 2008
Topic: Declining Amphibians
Experts:
Mrs. Kathy Krynak (Animal Keeper, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo)
             Mr. Tim Krynak (Naturalist, Cleveland Metroparks)
             Dr. Tim Matson (Curator, Cleveland Mus. of Natural History)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, January 14, 2008


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Science Cafe Cleveland 2007:


 

Date: December 10, 2007
Topic: Nanotechnology
Experts:
Dr. Alexis Abramson (CWRU Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering)
             Dr. Steven Eppell (CWRU Biomedical Engineering)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, December 10, 2008

Date: November 12, 2007
Topic:
Why are so many people violent?
Experts:
Dr. Mark Singer (CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sci.)
             Mr. Michael Walker (Partnership for a Safer Cleveland)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, November 12, 2008

Date: October 8, 2007
Topic: Weird insect behavior.
Expert:
Dr. Joe Keiper (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, October 8, 2008

Date: September 13, 2007
Topic: Dark Matter.
Experts: Dr. Chris Mihos (CWRU Astronomy Dept.)
             Dr. Dan Akerib (CWRU Physics Dept.)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, September 10, 2008

Date: August 13, 2007
Topic:
How humans started walking upright.
Experts:
Dr. Bruce Latimer (Cleveland Museum of Natural History)
             Dr. Scott Simpson (CWRU Anatomy Dept.)
Podcast: The Sound of Ideas, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, August 13, 2008

Date: July 9, 2007
Topic: Biodiversity: What's the big deal?
Experts:
Dr. Joe Koonce (CWRU Biology Dept.)
             Dr. Paul Drewa (CWRU Biology Dept.)

Date: June 11, 2007
Topic: The science of global information systems (GIS)
Experts:
Dr. Mark Salling (CSU College of Urban Affairs)
             Ann Vander Schrier (CWRU Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data)

Date: May 14, 2007
Topic: Stem cells: What are they and what are they good for?
Expert: Dr. Horst von Recum (CWRU Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)

Date: April 9, 2007
Topic: Physical and economic impacts of global warming
Experts: Dr. Bev Saylor (CWRU Dept. of Geology)
             Mr. Gary Murphy (CWRU Dept. of Economics)



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