2011 Science Symposium Schedule

Water: Our Essential Resource

 

Friday, May 6

10:10 a.m. — Honors Day Convocation
Boe Memorial Chapel

Bruce Dalgaard, Executive Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Professor of Economics and Asian Studies

11:15 a.m. — Tomson Hall Dedication
Tomson Hall Atrium

2 p.m. — Introduction and Welcome
Tomson Hall 280

Anne Walter, Professor of Biology and the Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science at St. Olaf

David R. Anderson '74, President, St. Olaf College

2:15 p.m. — Plenary Address I
Tomson Hall 280

Spirit and Water: A New Global Water Ethos
Gary Chamberlain, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics in the Theology and Religious Studies Department and the Environmental Studies Program at Seattle University

This address will be streamed live and archived.

3:30 p.m. — Plenary Address II
Tomson Hall 280

Brain Food or Toxic Threat: Do Contaminants in Fish Contribute to ADHD?
Susan Schantz, Professor of Environmental Toxicology in the Department of Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

This address will be streamed live and archived.

4:45 p.m. — Poster Session
Tomson Hall Atrium
Students present project results from work covering a variety of subjects.

7:30 p.m. — Film: One Water, directed by Sanjeev Chatterjee and Ali Habashi
Tomson Hall 280

One Water explores our relationship to fresh water as it grows perilously scarce. The film assesses the deficiency of potable, safe water on a global scale by highlighting communities across the world who suffer from a lack of water due to drought, pollution, dams, and other factors. It describes both the need for immediate and workable solutions and the challenges that make this a problem not easily solved. Indeed this is a social, scientific, and technical problem of sustainability that impacts the globe.

In keeping with the symposium theme, Water: Our Essential Resource, and Science and Religion, the academic theme for the year, the film considers the vitality of water on spiritual and physical levels. 

A discussion follows the film.

9 p.m. — Closing Remarks
Tomson Hall 280
Anne Walter, Professor of Biology and the Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science at St. Olaf