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Science Café takes UA research to the public

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University of Arizona is a leading research facility, especially in the natural sciences with much of the research being funded by tax dollars.

To bring that science to the people that support it, UA Science hosts a series of Science Café talks that stretch through the spring.  

All Cafés are FREE and open to the public. The talks run from 6 to 7:30 PM, and there will be time to ask the scientist questions about the research. 

The information below is from UA Science.

To sign up to receive emails about upcoming Cafés, click here to visit the MailChimp sign up form (link opens in new window). 

Downtown Science Café
"Follow The Water"
Where: Magpie's Gourmet Pizza
             605 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705 

Tuesday, April 15

Speaker: Rafe Sagarin, Biosphere 2Title: Our Desert Sea: The Changing Fate of the Gulf of California

Tuesday, May 6
Speaker: Robert Glennon from UA Law SchoolTitle: Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It

Borderlands Brewing Science Café
Carson Scholars Series
Where: Borderlands Brewing - 119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

Thursday, April 17

Speaker: Blake Coughenour
Title: Our Changing Energy Landscape: New Solar Energy in the American Southwest.

College of Science Lectures at SaddleBrooke

Sky Island Series
Where: Desert View Performing Arts Center - 39900 Clubhouse Drive, Saddlebrooke, AZ 85739

The theme of the SaddleBrooke Science Café series this year will be "Sky Islands." If you haven't heard the term "Sky Island" before, it refers to the mountain ranges that surround us here in Southern Arizona, mountains that rise above our desert basins just like islands in the ocean rise above the water.  Our Sky Island mountains host an incredible diversity of plants and animals that make our region a very special place in the world.  You can learn more about Sky Islands in the "Exploring Sky Islands" exhibit at Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, or in this video: Introduction to Arizona's Sky Islands

Wednesday, April 9

Speaker: Paul Sheppard
Title: Great Moments in Dendrochronology:  Significant Accomplishments in Tree-Ring Science

Tumamoc Hill Lecture Series

Tumamoc Research Series
Where: Tumamoc Hill - Off West Anklam Rd., just west of North Silverbell Rd.

The Tumamoc Hill Lecture Series provides speakers on topics that relate to the science, history, archeology, and educational mission of Tumamoc Hill.  Not everyone knows Tumamoc Hill even though it rises just west of downtown.  If you're looking at "A" Mountain (Sentinel Peak) from downtown Tucson, then Tumamoc is the big hill just to the right, the one with the radio antennas on top.  The lectures are held in the library of the old Desert Laboratory, the buildings that are roughly half-way up the Hill.  You can't drive up Tumamoc Hill, but you can walk up and there is a shuttle provided for the lectures. 

Reservations are recommended for the lecture series, to reserve a spot please send an email to or call (520)629-9455.  

Tuesday, April 8
Nurse Plant Ecology and Its Origins on Tumamoc Hill
Gary Paul Nabhan, Kellogg Professor of Food and Water, University of Arizona

For More Information contact Erin Deely - UA Science Outreach at (520) 621-1210

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