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UT Professor to Discuss the Interdependence of Energy and Water

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, 512.232.5771 Date: Aug. 5, 2013 Event: “A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water” with Michael Webber, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6. Free and open to the public. RSVP: info@austinforum.org Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University…   » Continue Reading

Does Mainstream America Connect with Science? Let’s Close the Gap

Does Mainstream America Connect with Science? Let’s Close the Gap

Event: “Unscientific America" with Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of The Energy Poll at The University of Texas at Austin.  When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 2. This event is free and open to the public. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave. Website: http://www.austinforum.org Background: The vast majority of Americans do not see the…   » Continue Reading

Introducing: The Stampede Supercomputer

Introducing: The Stampede Supercomputer

Event: “What is Computed Here Changes the World: The Stampede Supercomputing System" with Dr. Jay Boisseau, director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas at Austin. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. This event is free and open to the public. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave. Website:…   » Continue Reading

SXSW Interactive Preview: Space Exploration featuring Richard Garriott

SXSW Interactive Preview: Space Exploration featuring Richard Garriott

  Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host a SXSW Interactive preview: “Space Exploration with Richard Garriott.” When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5. This event is free and open to the public. Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Rm. 204), 1900 University Ave. Website: http://www.austinforum.org Background: Scheduled for March 8-12, the South…   » Continue Reading

Nonprofit Leaders to Discuss What It’s Like to Become a Learning Organization

The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host “How Goodwill Became a Learning Organization with the Help of Technology.” This presentation will discuss the impact of incorporating new technologies and systems in a large, nonprofit service organization.

UT System Initiative Uses Supercomputing Resources to Help Biomedical Research

The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host “Enabling Biomedical Discoveries with Digital Data, Supercomputing and Visualization" on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:45 p.m.

Technologies Developed in Texas Help Make the ‘Engineering’ of Complex Tissues and Organs Feasible

In this talk, Dr. Doris A. Taylor will discuss the discovery and application of new knowledge and technologies to improve patient care and to prevent cardiovascular disease. She will share how building new cell- and organ-based solutions for severe diseases could affect millions of patients who suffer from or who are at risk for these diseases. Taylor is working to “engineer” cardiac muscle, valves and vasculature, with many of these technologies now progressing to first-in-human use trials.

Teen, Mentor Work Together to Discover a New Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host "Teen Researcher: Discovering A New Treatment for Ovarian Cancer" presented by Google Global Science Fair grand prize winner Shree Bose and Dr. Alakananda Basu, professor of molecular biology and immunology and graduate adviser of the cancer biology program at the University of North Texas…   » Continue Reading

Author, Professor to Analyze What the Language You Use Really Says About You

Author, Professor to Analyze What the Language You Use Really Says About You

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host: "How Our Words Reflect Who We Are" presented by James W. Pennebaker, Liberal Arts Foundation Centennial Professor, Department Chair of the Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. This event is free and open to the…   » Continue Reading

Texas-Based Leader in Adult Stem Cell Research to Speak at The Austin Forum

Texas-Based Leader in Adult Stem Cell Research to Speak at The Austin Forum

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society and Texans for Stem Cell Research will host: "Stem Cell Therapy in the Treatment of Patients with Ischemic Heart Failure" presented by Emerson Perin, M.D. and Ph.D, of the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1. This…   » Continue Reading