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'Week of Science' events planned
at ASU by science faculty

Jan. 29, 2008 -- The Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State University invite the campus community and the public to the "Week of Science" events beginning Monday, Feb. 11, and ending Friday, Feb. 15. Admission to all events is free, and all events except the balloon launch take place in the lobby of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing.

Dr. Dan Howard, ASU's new vice chancellor for AcademicThe marine aquarium is featured in the "Hall of Science" in ASU's Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing.
Affairs and Research, will officially dedicate a new science exhibit in the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing, at ASU on Monday, Feb. 11, at 12 noon. The opening of "The Hall of Science" is the official start of the "Week of Science" festivities planned through Friday, Feb. 15. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome.

"The Hall of Science" will encompass features like marine skeletons, a marine aquarium, a vivarium, a meteorological station, a mineral collection, and much more, including exhibits demonstrating ongoing research being conducted at ASU.

On Monday, Feb. 11, at 12 noon, Dr. Dan Howard, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research, will dedicate the "Hall of Science" exhibit. Refreshments will be served.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12 noon, Charles Darwin's birthday cake will be served. Documentaries on Darwin’s life will be projected all day.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a CricketSAT balloon launch from the atrium of the Laboratory Sciences Center, East Wing.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day, documentaries on the science of love will be projected all day.
At 6 p.m. in Room 219, Lab Sciences East, the movie “I.Q.” with Walter Matthau and Meg Ryan, will be screened, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Bethany Stillion, behavioral psychologist.

On Friday, Feb. 15, at 12 noon, a celebration of Galileo Galilei’s birthday is marked by cake and singing. A documentary about Galileo's life and work will be projected all day.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Department of Biological Sciences, at (870) 972-3082, e-mail him at, or see ASU’s NewsPage release at


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