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'Week of Science' events planned
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
Dr. Dan Howard,
ASU's new vice chancellor for Academic 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or see
ASU’s NewsPage release at
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