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Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe
Scientists talk "green chemistry" at cafe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Chemistry: Then, Now, and Green on March 22. Panelists will discuss important historical discoveries in chemistry, new materials/methods and the latest happenings in environmentally sustainable “green” chemistry.

Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from Hendrix College in Conway, Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05- 6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. March’s radio guest will be Liz Gron, Ph.D., from the Department of Chemistry at Hendrix.

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Atmospheric Science, Arkansas Birds, and Pain: Fact or Fiction. Check out the website for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com.

For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Science Café director Linda Williams, dean’s research liaison, UAMS College of Medicine at 501-686-7418. To join the list serve and receive news on monthly speakers/events, send an e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com.