Wednesday, February 15, 7 p.m.
Darwin and Hume's Excellent Intelligent Design Adventure
Does the universe show evidence of having been designed by an intelligent agent? Come see Charles Darwin and philosopher David Hume tackle this question live on stage! Cake will be served in celebration of Charles Darwin's 208th birthday.
Speaker: J Bret Bennington, Professor of Geology, Hofstra University
Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Tales of Designer Drugs: A Chemist's Discovery
Designer drugs such as “Spice,” “Bath Salts” and “Molly” have spread rapidly around the world in the past decade, fueled by cheap and inventive chemistry and the rapid distribution through Web 2.0. Hospitals, law enforcement and legislators are struggling to keep up with increasing cases associated with these dangerous products. What are our solutions?
Speaker: Ling Huang, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Hofstra University
Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Is There a Human GPS System?
How is it that some people always know how to get from one place to another, and others always get lost? What do we know about how humans navigate, and can we predict their actions before they even start? This talk explores navigation research using everything from video games to real-world forests – and confirms the belief that there are good navigators and people who are perpetually lost.
Speaker: Elisabeth J. Ploran, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University
Location for all above lectures: The Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.