Science lectures in Alaska

From: John Grigg (
Date: Wed Sep 05 2001 - 18:37:18 MDT

Hello everyone,

I thought I would share with the list what kind of science instruction to the general public is available up here. I have attended some of the presentations in past years and really enjoyed it. What topics or speakers here should I not miss at any cost?

best wishes,


Good afternoon!

 The University of Alaska Anchorage Complex Systems Group and the
 American Association for the Advancement of Science would like to invite
 you to join us at the:

 2001 Arctic Science Odyssey
 Exploring the Nature of Nature: Conceptual and Methodological Frontiers
 of Science
 September 12, 2001, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
 Anchorage Marriott Downtown
 This session is open and free to the general public.

 The featured speakers and their topics are listed below; each discussion
 will last approximately 45 minutes, and I've attached biographies of the
 speakers for your reference.

 Dr. Edwina Taborsky
 Director, Semiosis, Evolution, Energy Institute
 Department of Sociology and Anthropology
 Bishop's University
 Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada
 What is semiotics? And is it of any use to science?

 Dr. Geof Givens
 Professor, Department of Statistics
 Colorado State University
 Bayesian Simulation Modeling

 Dr. Joel Reynolds
 Gene Conservation Lab
 Alaska Department of Fish and Game
 Multi-Criteria Methods for Assessing Simulation Models

 Dr. Elisabeth Lloyd
 Tanis Chair in History and Philosophy of Science
 Professor, Department of Biology
 Indiana University
 Neglected Topics in Scientific Objectivity

 This session is a small component of the 52nd Arctic Science Conference,
 which will be held in Anchorage from September 12 through September 15.
 Please feel free to view the 52nd Arctic Science Conference site at if you'd like to review the
 conference schedule and register for the entire conference.

 The Complex Systems Group is also hosting several small, informal brown
 bag luncheons this semester in the Campus Center Room 105 to further the
 complexity dialogue. UAA faculty, staff, students, and the general
 public are invited to attend. The luncheons will be held on September
 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7 and have been scheduled from
 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is not provided; however, there is a Subway
 located just across the hall from CC 105.

 Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, and we'll
 continue to keep you posted as we plan our upcoming series.

 Have a wonderful day.

 Cheryl Wright
 Administrative Secretary
 Department of Biological Sciences and
 The Complex Systems Group
 University of Alaska Anchorage

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