Science Café

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College of Science Café Series

Our spring 2020 series has wrapped up! If you missed any of our talks or want to rewatch any of your favorites please visit our YouTube channel.

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Or spring 2020 series wrapped up with a 3 part-series of "live" online science talks given by University of Arizona researchers, formerly scheduled to give presentations at one of our four public venues. Each week showcased a different field of cutting-edge science. Learn about the Biosphere 2 Rainforest, desert grasslands at risk and  the fundamentals of aging.

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Borderlands Brewing

Borderlands Brewing Tucson

The Frontlines in our Future

As societies and the challenges they face grow increasingly complicated, the climate emergency sharpens the need to understand those challenges and tackle solutions that are just, equitable and doable. From hurricane damages to missing histories, from urban storm water flooding to banana extinctions, this series from the Carson Scholars Program explores problems and solutions in there here-and-now...and for the long tomorrow.

Borderlands Brewing, 119 E. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ

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Human Disease: Pathways to Cures

In this series, a team of researchers from the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology will shed light on our current understanding of human biology and disease. Our speakers will cover topics on basic cell biology, genetic testing and mechanisms of age related disease. Insights to cures and healthy aging will be revealed.

 Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive, Tucson, AZ

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SaddleBrooke Science Café

SaddleBrooke Science Café

Downtown Science Café

Magpies Gourmet Pizza Downtown

From Science to Stewardship: Earth Science In Action

How do we build a bridge from scientific knowledge to environmental action? This series will look at how scientific research can help us find the path to a sustainable future, how research informs land management policy, and how we use STEM knowledge to conserve and restore the natural ecosystems that we depend on to survive. The researchers in this series have all found ways to apply what they have learned through science. They share science to help society make the best decisions about how we use our land and water to shape a healthy world for all living things. Learn about the journey from Science to Stewardship in this new Science Café series!

Magpies Gourmet Pizza 4th Ave., 605 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ

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Vital Signs: Diagnosis for the Future of Tropical Rainforests

This series is inspired by the Brazilian, landscape architect and avid conservationist, Robert Burle Marx, currently on exhibit. The quest to understand the complexity and diversity of tropical rainforests rages on, especially in the face of growing global threats. Researchers will present findings from studies ranging in high tech, remote sensing that measures plant diversity, impacts of deforestation in the Amazon and Biosphere 2 Rainforest trends in carbon and water cycling.  We'll conclude the series with a local study questioning if rainwater harvesting in landscape design may reduce reliance on groundwater. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ

Series special offer! Guests of the Science Cafe are invited to stroll the gardens after the talk, courtesy of the Tucson Botanical Gardens

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Science Café @ the Garden

Tucson Botanical Gardens