Science Cafe: Cancer Predictors and Beyond: Friday Mar 28, 5:30 - 7:30

An INVITATION to Louisville’s
[Science Cafe]

BETWEEN 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM


400 E. Main [opposite Slugger Field]

Speaker: Dr. LaCreis Kidd., Ph.D.

[Assistant Professor of Pharmacology &
Toxicology, UofL School of Medicine]

Topic: “Integrative Approach to Finding
Predicators of Prostate Cancer Risk”

Time: 6:00 PM
[20 minute presentation]

Date: March 28, 2008

Admission: No Charge

[Cafe Scientifique] IN KENTUCKY!

Science Cafe is sponsored by Sigma Xi and Blue Mountain Coffee, with collaborative support from Nova/ WGBH, the Adena Center and WXBH-FM.

Continuing Education credit is available for these events through the Adena Center.
If you would like to participate in the continuing education program, contact 502 410 2786 or

Science Cafe is broadcast locally on WXBH -FM,
Podcasts are available through Open Media,

What is a Science Cafe?

For the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars, restaurants and even theatres, but always outside a traditional academic context. One branch of this trend began in Great Britain and is called Cafe Scientifique. ‘

Blue Mountain’ has joined this worldwide network in its attempt to advance science, to move discussion into the public arena–academics going to the public, not the public going to academics. Science Cafe's have no brief to defend science at all cost. People are therefore welcomed to debate and ask awkward questions in a face-to-face contact with scientists at a community level in a ‘bottom up’ non-organizational manner.

The Cafe Scientifique Network does not have a narrow purpose, be it political, educational or scientific, rather it is helping bring science back in culture. A typical evening is spent in a cultural examination of science, from which each member of the audience draws their own conclusion and from which such discussion are an end in itself.

The previous sessions, involved Dr. Ben Jenson on the Cervical Cancer Vaccine, Dr. Roy Burns on Modern Zoos and Species Preservation, Dr. Lee Dugatkin on Altruism and Dr. Robert Esterhay on Electronic Medical records and Health Information
Exchange and Dr. Paul Cappiello on the evolution of natural and planned ecosystems.

These are discussion and dialogue centered events that we hope to facilitate at least once per month. We are actively seeking sponsorship and hope that in the not too distant future the top downs will meet with our bottom up approach and see the benefits of science cafes.

1 comment:

Roger Harris said...

I am delighted that you are on board with Sigma Xi Science Cafes.

Your efforts are consistent with Sigma Xi's mission and serve to unite people who share an interest in science.

Do let me know if you need any resources. Sigma Xi offers a free one-stop shopping Science Cafe Kit, which can be ordered through the Sigma Xi chapter officer.
Science Cafe Kit details

Once again, thank you for your interest!

Roger Harris
Director, Emerging Technologies
Sigma Xi