- August 31, 2016 - The Tahoe Science Center will be closed for the 2016 Tahoe Federal Summit.
- September 1, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: Gratitude with Bob Emmons. Research on the science of gratitude continues to accelerate rapidly. However, questions still remain: What are the functions of gratitude in the economy of human social behavior? What mechanisms are involved in the expression and detection of gratitude? Experiments and recent neuroimaging studies offer important clues as to why gratitude matters, how it works, and how we can collectively capitalize on its promise and potential. Seating is available at 5:30 p.m. to guests who have pre-registered open seating starts at 5:50 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door. Early registration recommended. Register for this lecture here.
- September 15, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: Innovation in the United States: Myths and Realities. The structure supporting innovation in the United States is radically different from what was in place just thirty or forty years ago. Dr. Fred Block from the UC Davis Department of Sociology will provide an overview of this transformation and will examine the institutional complexity of the current innovation system. There will be a particular emphasis on the interface among government institutions, universities, and private firms—both large and small—with an argument about what lessons can be drawn from the past. What institutions are missing and what kind of new organizations could help overcome current bottlenecks. Seating is available at 5:30 p.m. to guests who have pre-registered open seating starts at 5:50 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door. Early registration recommended. Register for this lecture here.
- September 22, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: A Gut-Feeling: How intestinal microbes modulate mood and behavior with Melanie Gareau a physiologist at the University of California, Davis. Scientists are investigating the idea that intestinal microbiota might influence brain development and behavior. Could your gut microbes influence behavior and alter brain physiology and neurochemistry? Researchers have begun drawing links between gastrointestinal pathology and psychiatric neurological conditions such as anxiety, depression, autism, schizophrenia and neurodegenerative disorders. The Human Microbiome Project, a large-scale study of the microbes that colonize humans, might help to unravel mental-health disorders.
- October 13, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: Beer: Simply Splendid Science and the Best of Beverages (and beer tasting) with Charles Bamforth the first Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor at UC Davis teaching undergraduate courses in Malting and Brewing Science.
- November 3, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: Impact of Ocean Acidification due to Climate Change with Nann Fangue Associate Professor at the UC Davis Fangue Laboratory.
- December 8, 2016 - Monthly Lecture: Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Stressors with Andrew Whitehead Associate Professor at the UC Davis Department of Environmental Toxicology.
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