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From the expanding universe to the developing mind, from emerging life to advancing medicine, the Institute for the Science of Origins at Case Western Reserve University is the scientific source for everything evolutionary. upcoming events»

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The Institute for the Science of Origins is excited to sponsor the Origins Science Scholars Program for the general public at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

During this unique program, members of the community engage with each other and with leading scholars of the origins sciences to investigate everything from the big bang to the developing mind and emerging life. Each evening begins with a presentation by a world-class researcher, followed by dinner and open discussion among all the participants.
Click here to see videos of past OSS lectures!

Spring 2014 Program


Please register by April 1, 2013.

For more information:
Download the Origins Science Scholars brochure
Click here to register online.
To register by phone: Call Lori at 216-368-4257

The seven-week program addresses new issues "Investigating the Most Distant Universe", "New Perspectives on our Ancient Ancestors," and "Cancer: An Evolutionary Perspective."

Time: Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8 p.m .

Dates: April 16, 2013 through May 28, 2014.

Locations: Sessions will be held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, in Goodyear Auditorium and Hovorka Atrium, in the Pytte Science Center, 2100 Adelbert Rd. with the exception of the April 30 session, which will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Shafran Planetarium.

We are excited to share unique and challenging perspectives and hope to leave participants better educated about origins research and the Institute for the Science of Origins. We look forward to seeing you!

Video of each lecture will be available here.

For more information: Call Lori at 216-368-4257

Course Schedule and Details

5:30-6 p.m. - Coffee and cookies
6-7 p.m. - Lecture and Q&A

7-8 p.m. - Dinner and discussion

 
Investigating the Most Distant Universe:

April16: Glenn Starkman, Dept of Astronomy, CWRU
Predicting the Cosmic Microwave Background

Held at Case Western Reserve University


April 23: John Ruhl, Dept of Physics, CWRU

Measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background

Held at Case Western Reserve University


April 30: Clyde Simpson, Observatory Coordinator, CMNH:
Journey to the Distant Universe

Held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Shafran Planetarium

New Perspectives on Our Ancient Ancestors


May 7:
Yohannes Haileselassie, Curator of Physical Anthropology, CMNH:
Our Pliocene Ancestors

Held at Case Western Reserve University

May 14: Scott Simpson, School of Medicine, CWRU:
What we're learning about genus
Homo
Held at Case Western Reserve University

Cancer: An Evolutionary Perspective

May 21 & 28: Stanton Gerson, Distinguished University Professor, Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director, Seidman Cancer Center, Director, National Center for Regenerative Medicine, Asa & Patricia Shiverick & Jane Shiverick (Tripp) Professor of Hematological Oncology, CWRU School of Medicine. Held at Case Western Reserve University

Many Thanks...

The ISO Science Scholars Program is made possible through the generous support of Richard Morrison and Joseph Shafran in cooperation with the Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences and the the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Lecturers are fellows of the Institute for the Science of Origins.

Learn more

For more information about the program, you can download the Origins Science Scholars brochure or register now for the sessions.