March 6, 2015 Science and Business Lecture Series to Address Volcanoes in Outer Space, Community Gardens, Ebola and More

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The spring lecture series from the Science, Technology and Business Division at the Library of Congress will include illustrated talks on a wide variety of topics—chemical warfare, community gardens, Ebola, health and the human microbiome, the Mediterranean Diet, the ozone, and volcanism in the outer solar system.

The series runs from April 2 to June 11. All lectures, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets and reservations are not needed. The programs are one hour in length.

More detailed information about the topics and speakers will be highlighted in the next several months on the Library’s science blog “Inside Adams” at blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/.

Series Schedule

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, in the West Dining Room, Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri will present “Friendly Gut Microbes Help Fight Cancer.” Trinchieri is the director of the Cancer and Inflammation Program and chief of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health.

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Mary Pickford Theater, Dr. Daniel Lucey will present “Working in Ebola Units in Sierra Leone and Liberia, 2014.” Lucey is an adjunct professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of Doctors Without Borders.

At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in Dining Room A, award-winning author, educator, lecturer and culinary consultant Amy Riolo will present “The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescriptions for Curing Illness.” Copies of her recent book, “The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook,” will be available for purchase and signing following the program.

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, in the West Dining Room, Thomas I. Faith, historian at the U.S. Department of State, will talk about his new book “Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace” (2014). The book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, in the Mumford Room, LaManda Joy, the founder of Chicago’s Peterson Garden Project and a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, will present “How Community Gardens Can Save America.” Copies of her new book “Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook” will be available for purchase and signing following the program.

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, in the Mary Pickford Theater, Paul Newman, chief scientist for atmospheric sciences in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will present “A World Avoided: How Science and Policy Solved the Global Ozone Crisis.”

At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, in the Mary Pickford Theater, Lynnae C. Quick, a scientist with the Sciences and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will present “Icy Volcanism in the Outer Solar System.”

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PR 15-034
2015-03-06
ISSN 0731-3527