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Science on Tap Vancouver -- Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert - 07/19/18

Science on Tap Vancouver hosts a special second event in July!

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Cost: $14.00* advance tickets, $15.00 at the door, $8 for students

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Website: https://www.viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_july_25_music/

Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Could music limit the effects of aging and neurodegenerative diseases? 

At this event, learn from Dr. Larry Sherman, a musician and Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University, and singer/songwriter Naomi LaViolette as they explore how listening, practicing, and performing music influence the brain, and how these activities could impact brain aging and disease. They will also discuss Naomi’s work as a pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer with Steven Goodwin, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and the Saving His Music project, which has received prominent coverage in national and local news.

Join us and enjoy a multi-media presentation that combines live music and visuals with discussions about cutting edge science. Both Dr. Sherman and Ms. LaViolette will be performing live music ranging from Debussy, Leonard Cohen, and the Beatles to original pieces by Ms. LaViolette and Steven Goodwin.

This is a repeat of the sold out talk given at the Aladdin Theatre on May 3, 2018.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

Science on Tap Portland -- Yes, I'm Really A Doctor: How Equity Eludes Women in Medicine and Science - 07/09/18

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.

Cost: $15 general admission, $8 student with ID, under 21 with parent/guardian only

Food & Drink: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available

Event Website: https://www.viaproductions.org/events/alberta_july_17_doctor/

 

What kind of person comes to mind when you hear the word “doctor?” If you’re given a choice in a medical emergency, would you trust the female physician as much as the male? Studies show that many people — from patients and their families to administrators and other medical staff — show an implicit bias against female physicians and scientists, often judging them as less experienced or trustworthy. Esther Choo, MD MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU and Founder of Equity Quotient is a nationally recognized expert in gender bias in medicine. At this Science on Tap, Dr. Choo will discuss some of the underlying reasons behind the inequities, limitations to solutions proposed to date, and next steps to creating and sustaining diverse and productive healthcare teams.

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

Science on Tap Vancouver -- After the Flames: The Science Behind the Eagle Creek Fire Response - 07/03/18

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Cost: $9 online advance tickets, $10 suggested cover at the door 

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Website: https://www.viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_july_11_fire/

We all watched in horror as our beloved Columbia Gorge burned last year. Within days of firefighters gaining control of the Eagle Creek Fire in mid-September 2017, scientists and specialists were quickly dispatched to investigate the extent of the damage. Members of a U.S. Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team explored the impacted area to assess potential threats to human health and safety, concerns for damage to property, and potential impairment to natural or cultural resources, including the likelihood of future hazards like flooding and landslides. Steven Sobieszczyk joined that team as a BAER trainee. At this Science on Tap, hear his story about the results of those working on the science behind the Eagle Creek Fire response. 

Steve is a Hydrologist at U.S Geological Survey. He has degrees in landslide engineering geology and geographic information systems (GIS). He began his career with a brief stint at NASA before moving out west to model landslide and seismic hazards in northern California. Steve eventually settled in Portland, OR, in 2002 and has been studying watersheds in Oregon ever since. His interests focus on all things dirt, including landslides, water quality, and stream ecosystems. In addition to doing science, Steve is an advocate for science communication, mentors STEM students, and doodles Pokemon on his kids’ lunch napkins.

This is a repeat of the talk given at the Alberta Rose Theatre on April 18, 2018.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.