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Science Cafe

Science Cafe and Cafe Conversation Series

Join us for a topical discussion hosted by guest faculty speaker. Science Cafés and Café Conversations are venues for students to informally share their interests with faculty presenters, staff, and the community in a friendly setting.

Fall Semester 2022 [Cafes are 5-6 pm, Baker Theater]

Wed, Sept. 7 Nate Szewczyk, Professor, Biomedical Sciences, "Worms in Space: Improving Astronaut Muscle Health," video

Wed., Oct. 5, Viorel Popescu, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, "The Secret Lives of the #RealBobcatsofOhio", video

Wed. Nov. 2, Lynn Harter, Professor, Communication Studies, "The Poetics and Politics of Storytelling," video

Wed. Dec. 7, Kim Thompson and David Rosenthal, Associate Professors, Environmental and Plant Biology, video

Ohio University's Science Café presents Kim Thompson and David Rosenthal discussing "Planting Rooftops around Town – Benefits and Challenges of Green Roofs" on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. at the Baker Center Theater on the second floor of Baker University Center and via YouTube.

Ohio University is known for its beautiful campuses and focus on sustainability. In 2020, Thompson and Rosenthal helped lead an interdisciplinary team to install the university’s newest green roof on Schoonover Center. And while green roofs provide many advantages - slowing stormwater runoff, providing a habitat for other living organisms, and cooling and extending the life of roofs, they can be a challenge.

Join Thompson and Rosenthal, faculty in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, as they discuss the benefits, challenges and educational and research opportunities of green roofs.

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