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August 2020

Second Saturday Conversation: Seeing DNA with X-ray Vision

August 8,11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Amy Whitaker, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at KU Med will guide participants through a broad overview of DNA, including what exactly it is and how it was discovered, what it looks like in 3D and how it manages to contain all of the genetic information that makes us into unique individuals, and how the code written by DNA is translated to physical characteristics in the human body.

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Science Matters Lunch & Learn: Show Me Frank Lloyd Wright

August 19,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many consider Frank Lloyd Wright to be America’s greatest architect. His “organic architecture” helped popularize open floor plans, light-filled rooms, and connections to nature, all still in demand today. In Missouri, Wright worked with forward-thinking families to design four unique houses; he also butted heads with building authorities while constructing a controversial church. Who were these Missourians on the cutting edge of architectural design, and why do Wright’s creations remain relevant nearly sixty years after his death? This talk will help you see Missouri’s buildings with new eyes.

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Making Space: Pioneering Women in Aerospace

August 20,7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment’s ratification. To acknowledge this important anniversary, discover the untold story of women in aviation and space exploration.

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How Do I Become an Inventor and Entrepreneur

August 28,2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you a student thinking about a career as an inventor and entrepreneur? Do you want to know what the real Shark Tank is like? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from inventor Joe Pippins, creator of the Fishing Caddy. 

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September 2020

The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

September 17,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 18th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented in association with the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, the Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City. Harvard biological anthropologist Richard Wrangham will trace the evolutionary histories of humans’ reactive and proactive aggression.

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