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Science Cafe: Into Africa: Science from a New Perspective

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Science Talks
Aug. 22, 2013 | Thursday, 7:00pm
Location: Nature Research Center - The Daily Planet Café

bonoboOur café discussion will explore how non-scientific influences — art, history, religion, politics, culture, philosophy — shaped our speakers’ decision to pursue a scientific career and further, how these variables impacted their research. The discussion seeks to promote the convergence of science and the humanities and foster the desire for lifelong learning.

Our Speakers

Dr. Susan Alberts, Professor of Biology at Duke University, and Vanessa Woods, author, anthropologist and research scientist also at Duke University, will share their personal perspectives on science as women conducting primate field research in Africa.

This café is presented in partnership with the North Carolina Humanities Council and is the final installment of its Science From A Personal Perspective: How Life Stories Help Us Learn lecture series.

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