2008 Events

Dr. Robert Eisenstein

Santa Fe Alliance For Science

Thursday, December 4th
1:30-2:30 pm
Hitchcock 132

Eisenstein is a retired physicist and the co- founder the Santa Fe Alliance For Science, a non-profit organization of volunteers working to help improve K-12 math and science education in the Santa Fe area. He spent many years on the physics faculties of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Illinois. He also spent more than a decade at the National Science Foundations head of the Physics Division and Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and for a brief time was president of the Santa Fe Institute.Sponsored in part by the Molecular and Cellular Biology Interdisciplinary Training Program & the Department of Physics

US Energy Policy Forum

October 16th, 7-9pm

UW Campus, Kane Hall room 130

Streaming video of the forum!

Our expert panel was moderated by Steve Scher of KUOW’s Weekday.
Download a pdf of the Program

The Panelists


Tom Ackerman, Ph.D.—Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington


David Goldston—former Chief of Staff for the House Committee on Science, and columnist for “Nature”


Tom Zimmerman—National Petroleum Council, and Schlumberger Ltd.


Joshua Linn Ph.D.—Environmental Economics and Industrial Organization, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gifford Pinchot III

Wednesday, October 1st, 4:00-5:00 pm in HUB 106B

Gifford Pinchot is a well-known author, speaker and consultant on innovation management. He is the president and co-founder of the BainbridgeGraduate Institute, which offers an MBA that integrates sustainability and social responsibility with innovation and profit. He also leads Pinchot & Company, a firm that helps to launch new businesses and implement more sustainable business practices. His best-selling book INTRAPRENEURING defined the ground rules for an emerging field of enterprise: the courageous pursuit of new ideas in established organizations. Sponsored in part by the Program on the Environment and the Department of Biochemistry.

Paying Attention to Stress and how it Affects the Brain

Dr. John Medina

UW Department of Bioengineering

July 28th 2008, 7pm

Science on Tapis a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere. This event is happening atRavenna Third Place Books
6504 20th Ave. NE,
Seattle, WA 98115
Free parking is available.

Healthy Skepticism about Drug Promotion:
Ethical Issues and Policy Recommendations

October 16th, 2008

Kane Hall Room 130


Peter Mansfield

University of Adelaide, Australia

Director of Healthy Skepticism, Inc.

Monday, June 16, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Health Sciences Building T -639

Dr. Peter Mansfield is a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He is the founder and director of Healthy Skepticism Inc, an international non-profit organization, which aims to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion. It provides research, education and advocacy services for academics and campaigners concerned about misleading pharmaceutical marketing and related issues.
This seminar is sponsored in part by the Department of Medical History and Ethics