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May 2017
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Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States

Dr. Don Chambers is an Associate Professor of Marine Science at the University of South Florida who specializes in using satellite observations such as radar altimetry and satellite gravimetry to better understand ocean dynamics. His primary research focus is quantifying and understanding sea level variability, especially trying to separate natural climate variability from anthropogenic climate change. He studies all the dynamical processes that cause sea level change, including ocean circulation, ocean heat storage, ocean mass redistribution, and influx of fresh…

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November 2017

2017 Lannutti Lecture Series – Department of Physics Colloquium

November 30, 2017 @ 3:45 am - 4:45 pm
Rm 101 Undergraduate Physics Lab (Richards Bldg),
1055 Atomic Way
Tallahassee, FL
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“Gravitational Waves Astronomy” November 30, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm The FSU Department of Physics, 101 Richards Building (UPL), 1055 Atomic Way, Tallahassee FL

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2017 Lannutti Lecture Series

November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rm 101 Undergraduate Physics Lab (Richards Bldg),
1055 Atomic Way
Tallahassee, FL
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“Einstein, gravitational waves and black holes” November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm College of Medicine Auditorium, 1115 W. Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32304 United States + Google Map

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January 2018

Gold Medal Awards & Membership Social 2018

January 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal, established in 2004, is bestowed annually by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary. This year’s honoree is Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD, a professor of geriatrics in the FSU College of Medicine.

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February 2018

February 22 – Dr. Greg Erickson in Paleobiology at the Florida State University Breathing Life into T. Rex

February 22
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Greg Erickson, PhD has published many papers on the ontogeny and growth patterns of alligators and dinosaurs, especially on the theropod Tyrannosaurus rex. Erickson has also been contributing when naming and describing some dinosaur genera, like Guanlong (2006) and Limusaurus (2009). He is also a strong proponent to the idea of a dinosaurian origin of birds. Erickson has also been featured in BBC’s program The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs, in which he estimates the bite force of Tyrannosaurus rex. He…

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March 2018

“Saving Wakulla Springs ” Overland Tour 2018

March 17

"Saving Wakulla Springs " Overland Tour 2018 Spring Series Saturday Tours on March 17 and April 21. Jim Stevenson, is a Florida Springs Expert. On this fascinating guided tour through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs there are 7 different stops of interest. You will follow along the journey of water from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs. Tour departs from Cascades Park (parking lot on the corner of East Bloxham St. And South Gadsden St.) at 8 am. The Tour…

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March 22 – Dr. Elaine Ostrander Genes Wagging the Tail: Genetics of Complex Traits in Domestic Dogs

March 22
Challenger Learning Center

Elaine Ostrander, PhD is an American geneticist at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland She holds a number of professional academic appointments, currently serving as senior scientist and head of the NHGRI Section of Comparative Genomics. She is known for her research on prostate cancer and for conducting genetic investigations with the Canis familiaris, the domestic dog model. In 2007, her laboratory showed that most of the variation in…

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April 2018

“Saving Wakulla Springs ” Overland Tour 2018

April 21

"Saving Wakulla Springs " Overland Tour 2018 Spring Series Saturday Tours on March 17 and April 21. Jim Stevenson, is a Florida Springs Expert. On this fascinating guided tour through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs there are 7 different stops of interest. You will follow along the journey of water from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs. Tour departs from Cascades Park (parking lot on the corner of East Bloxham St. And South Gadsden St.) at 8 am. The Tour…

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April 30 – John Hunt Science and Ecosystem Management in the Florida Keys: Recent Successes and Challenges

April 30
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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John Hunt is the manager of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s South Florida Regional Laboratory. He manages the research operations of the spiny lobster, queen conch, Keys finfish, and restoration ecology programs. John has lived in Marathon for 36+ years. He and his wife Kathy have four adult children. Three live in Marathon; one lives in Colorado. He will be discussing a range of applied science and management issues in the Florida Keys, from the science that has influenced…

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May 2018

May 22 – Dr. Jack Davis The Gulf of Mexico: History, Nature, and Hope

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Jack Davis, PhD, is a professor of environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. Davis is the author or editor of several books, including An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century, The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. The Wall Street Journal called The Gulf a “wide-ranging, well-told story, by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring, and chilling.” Davis, who lives on future Gulf-front property in Gainesville, is working on a new book, Bird…

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