Previous Cafés

/// 2017

  • November - Mark Fonstad, PhD "It's a 3D Bonanza! Making Virtual Places from Photographs"
  • September - Sharolyn Anderson, PhD "Starry Nights: Protecting Night Skies in U.S. National Parks"
  • February - Dave Gardner, Filmmaker/Sustainability Advocate "The Most Important Research Ever Ignored"
  • April - G. Carole Woodall "Lesson from Turkey"

/// 2016

  • November - Ellen Wohl "Messy Rivers are Healthy Rivers:  The Role of Physical Complexity in Sustaining Ecosystem Processes"
  • September - Jeff Lukas "The whole mountainside is gone":  Front Range flood risk in the past, present, and future"
  • February - Bruce Jakosky "Exploring the Life and Climate of Mars with the MAVEN Mission"
  • April - Tae Chong "Innovations in Plastic Surgery-Problem Solving Specialty"

/// 2015

  • November - David Westmoreland "Teaching Science in a Social Minefield"
  • February - Mary Coussons-Read "The Psychoneuroimmunology of Pregnancy: Implications for Birth and Human Development"
  • April - David Havlick "From Death Strip to Green Belt: Landscapes of Change along the Iron Curtain"
  • September - David Kraus "Gravity's influence on the spectrum of life - from humans to bacteria"

/// 2014

  • November - JJ Cohen, M.D. "The CU Mini-Med School- a new MOOC"
  • February - Brandon Vogt "Colorado's lightning climatology and things you don't want to know about the Region"
  • April - Rebecca Laroche "Women, Medicine, and Robert Boyle: The Undiscovered Chemical Heritage"
  • September - Jim White "Climate Change, Sustainability and You" 

/// 2013

  • November - Rebecca Flowers, "Thermochronology evidence for an ancient (~70 Ma) Grand Canyon"
  • September - Jessica Metcalf "The Journey of Colorado's Cutthroat Trout"
  • April - Mary Ann Cutter, Raphael Sassower, Jeff Scholes "Science and Religion: Friends or Enemies"
  • February - Paty Romero-Lankao "Thinking "Urban Futures" in a Changing Climate"

/// 2012

  • November - Tom Wynn, Fred Coolidge "The Stone Age Invention of Time"
  • September - Leigh Perreault "Type 2 Diabetes- Obesity or Environment"
  • April - Chip Benight "How the Internet Can Save your A__!!"
  • February - Connie Price "Super Bugs vs Super Drugs: the Ongoing Arms Race Between Bacteria and Humans"

/// 2011

  • November - Jerry Phillips "Such a Headache - Is It my Cell Phone (or Just from Worrying About It)?"
  •  September - Michael Shull "The First Galaxies in the Universe"
  • April - Jaelyn Eberle "Climate Changes as Seen in the Tundra"
  • February - Janel Owens "Toxins in our Food"

/// 2010

  • November - Adit Ginde "Vitamin D: Hyped Up or Home Run for Health?" 

/// 2008

  • April - Rebecca Laroche "Help in their Own Fields and Gardens: Early Modern Women's Ownership of English Herbals"
  • March - Michael Larson, "Development of a Medical Device for Laser Tissue Fusion: an Example of Invention at the MIND Studios"
  • February - Jeff Broker "Get a Grip: Measuring Grip Pressures and Forces in Golf to Understand Club Control"
  • January - Andy Subudhi "Factors Limiting Exercise at Altitude - Is it all in your Head"?

/// 2007

  • November - Chip Benight "The Shattered Self. Is our Humanity our Own Worst Enemy?"
  • October - Jim Burkhart "Clouds, Alpha Particles and You: How a Simple Cloud Chamber is Changing Lives"
  • August - John Cohen & Helen Macfarlane "Art in Science - Science in Art"
  • April - Christi Kasa-Hendrickson "Who May be Literate?: Disability & the Resistance to the Cultural Denial of Competence"
  • March - John Harner "Globalizing Guadalajara: Creating Consumers in Urban Mexico"
  • February - Tom Pyszczynski "Terror Management Theory and Terrorism: From Experimental Existential Psychology to Working on the Problem of Terrorism"

/// 2006

  • November - Radha Pyati "Street Chemistry in New Orleans"
  • October - Bob Camley "Can Scientists Be Trusted?"
  • September - David Schmidt "Near Space - Where, Why, and What's Feasible? An Engineering Assessment"
  • August - Gene Abrams "Produced by Beautiful Minds? Mathematics Research: What it is, What's the Next Big Thing, and Why Should You Care?"
  • April - Livia Gilstrap "Child Witnesses: Basic Developmental Science Meets the Courtroom"
  • February - Ruth Van Dyke "Landscape, Ideology, and the Construction of Chacoan Society"
  • January - Minette Church "No Pyramids Here: Archaeology of A 19th Century Maya Village In Belize, Central America"

/// 2005

  • March - Edie Green "The Science (or is it Art) of Choosing a Jury"
  • January - Val Veirs "Volcalizations of Killer Whales - No Thumb, Little Vision, Big Brain, Lots of Talking: What Could it Mean?"

/// 2004

  • November - General (Ret) Donald Kutyna "The Genius and the General"
  • September - Jim Mattoon & Alan Stiles "Fermenting Ideas"
  • August - Karen Newell "Parallels between Alice in Wonderland and Paradigms in Immunology"
  • July - Jackie Berning "Diet Du Jour - What is this Month's Fad Diet?"
  • May - Sam Milazzo "If the Moon, Why not Mars?"
  • April - Tom Wynn & Fred Coolidge "A New Solution to the Disappearance of Neanderthals"
  • March -  J.J. Cohen "Immunization - Why do we still bother? Aren't all those diseases gone? Isn't immunization harmful?"