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Spring Events and Lectures Not to Miss

Spring Events and Lectures Not to Miss

The College and its departments and centers host a number of events that are free and open to the public each spring. ​Mark your calendar for upcoming public lectures, Explore UT, and more.

At and Around UT

Saturday, February 6th

Food+City Challenge Prize Showcase Day 

The finale of the Food+City Challenge Prize, a competition among business start-ups to encourage innovative ideas to improve the urban food system. 

10 am – 4 pm, The Atrium at McCombs School of Business at the corner of 21st Street and Speedway

Learn more here.

Thursday, February 11th

Science Under the Stars: "Spider Silk: An Extraordinary Biomaterial"

Featuring Emma Dietrich of the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program.

7 pm - 8 pm at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703

Learn more here.

Saturday, February 20th

24th Annual Great Lecture in Astronomy: "Astrochemistry: A Song of Ice and Dust."

Featuring Dr. Neal J. Evans II, the Edward Randall, Jr., M.D., Centennial Professor in Astronomy

1 pm - 2 pm

Learn more here.

Monday, February 22nd

12h Annual Paul D. Gottlieb Distinguished Lecture: "The Story of Single Molecules"

Featuring visiting Nobel Laureate Dr. William E. Moerner, a professor of chemistry and applied physics at Stanford University.

2 pm, Student Activity Center Ballroom

Learn more here.

Saturday, March 5th

Explore UT

A daylong event for young Texans from across the state features close to 400 activities from programs across campus including performances, exhibits, lectures and more for the entire family.

11 am - 5 pm

Learn more here.

Tuesday, March 29th

John R. LaMontagne Lecture Series: "Reducing childhood mortality through vaccination: progress, challenges, and the future,"

Featuring Dr. Penny Heaton, director of Vaccine Development within the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

1 p.m.  

Please RSVP here.

Thursday, April 21

Jean Andrews Lecture: "Why solving the obesity epidemic is such a thorny problem."

Featuring Dr. Bruce M. Spiegelman, a professor of cancer biology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

6:00 p.m. at the Texas Union Ballroom

Late April

Joe Thorne Gilbert Lecture: "Healthcare for the Homeless"

Featuring Dr. James O'Connell, president of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Hosted by: The College's Health Professions Office

Friday, April 22

Hot Science – Cool Talks: "How a Salamander Saved a City: The Politics and Science of Endangered Species"

Featuring Professor David M. Hillis, Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin

Learn more

On the road:

College of Natural Sciences Alumni and Friends Road Shows

Dr. Linda Hicke, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, along with other members of the College faculty and staff will meet alumni, friends of the college, and parents of current students in cities across the country this spring. The events include lunch, the opportunity to connect with the college and news about exciting discoveries in the College of Natural Sciences. Events will be held throughout the Spring in cities across the U.S. View our events calendar for more.

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Comments 1

Guest - April Chloe Terrazas on Saturday, 06 February 2016 07:38

Looking forward to these great events! Thanks for posting :)

Looking forward to these great events! Thanks for posting :)
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