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May 2020

Livestream Lunch and Learn: The Science of Happiness

May 20,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

This program will be an online livestream lecture. Click on “find out more” below for information on how to access the free program.
Sondra Wallace, Mental Health Coalition Coordinator for Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City, will discuss the science of happiness.

Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learns are monthly programs co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and the Kansas City Public Library. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

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Livestream Program: Overlapping Collections Across the Atlantic

May 22,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Join the Linda Hall Library and the Royal Astronomical Society for a series exploring connections between our respective collections. The first session will introduce the two organizations and their histories. Sian Prosser, Librarian and Archivist for the Royal Astronomical Society and Jason Dean, VP of Special Collections for the Linda Hall Library will discuss the founding and purpose of each institution, their historical collections, and current collecting focuses. They will also highlight how their collections can be used today to inspire exploration in astronomical science for all.

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Livestream Program: Things that Give You Stars in Your Eyes: Digitized collection highlights from the Royal Astronomical Society and the Linda Hall Library

May 29,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Part two of a four part conversation between the Society’s Librarian, Sian Prosser, and the Library’s Vice President for Special Collections, Jason W. Dean. In this session, Sian and Jason will choose items from each institution that they find impressive and explore connections between their digitized collections. They will also discuss best practices for accessing digital collections.

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June 2020

Science Headlines: The Race to End the Pandemic—COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in Kansas City

June 2,4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Join Dr. Laurent Humeau, Chief Scientific Officer at Inovio, and Dr. John Ervin, President and Principal Investigator at the Center for Pharmaceutical Research, for an insider’s look at the COVID-19 vaccine trials underway in Kansas City that could end the pandemic and save countless lives.

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Livestream Program: Different Objectives: Archival collections at the Royal Astronomical Society that led to printed works at the Linda Hall Library

June 5,1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Part three of a four part conversation between the Society’s Librarian, Sian Prosser, and the Library’s Vice President for Special Collections, Jason W. Dean. In this session, Sian and Jason will talk about the relationships between manuscript observations and their eventual printed publications. Specifically, they will focus on the connections between the archival collections of the Herschel family at the Society and their printed works at the Library.

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