Are There Cockroaches in Your Ice Cream? Scientist Poses Question at Speaker Series March 11
(March 10, 2009 --Thunder Bay, ON) Members of the public are invited to Dr. Joe Schwarcz's presentation as part of the Science Speakers Series. The talk is entitled, Are There Cockroaches in Your Ice Cream? and takes place March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in ATAC 1003 at Lakehead University.
Renowned for his public presentations demystifying science, topics he addresses vary from nutritional controversies, to the chemistry of love, and questions such as whether men are genetically programmed to run the remote control. He hosts a weekly radio show in Montreal, is a regular contributor to Quirks and Quarks, the Discovery Channel, and other networks, and writes a weekly newspaper column. He has authored several best-selling books, including Brain Fuel, An Apple a Day and Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs.
Dr. Joseph Carney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Lakehead says, "We are very pleased to have Joe Schwartcz speak at our inaugural lecture. Not only is he a highly regarded scientist, but he is also able to take complex information and make it accessible to people who don't have specialized knowledge. That is very important because science is important to, and affects everyone."
Presented by the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, the Science Speakers Series brings topics of scientific interest and relevance, and makes them very accessible to the interested lay public. Future presentations will include the Physics Behind Superheroes and the recent discovery of Hobbit-like human ancestors.
Admission to the presentation is free, and a book signing and reception will follow the event.
Media: Dr. Joe Carney and Dr. Joe Schwarcz are available for media interviews. For more information contact Tina Maenpaa at 766-7211.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca