Safeguarding Heritage Sites in the Middle East

 

This week we have Dr. Blythe McCarthy, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Scientist, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research of Freer & Sackler. In this lecture entitled, “Safeguarding Heritage Sites in the Middle East,” Dr. McCarthy discusses the societal and economic implications that come with losing heritage sites, their potential role as peace-building tools, and the steps being made to preserve these sites in Iraq and Syria.

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The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved

This week we have Robert Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory & Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University. In his lecture entitled, “The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.” Dr. Hazen discusses the grand and intertwined tale of earth’s living and non-living spheres that is only now coming into focus.

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Sustainability Realized or “How” Sustainability is Realized

This week we have Francis McAllister, a sustainability and mining advocate. In his lecture entitled “Sustainability Realized or “How” Sustainability is Realized,” McAllister spoke about sustainable development looking toward the future. In thinking beyond the three pillars of sustainability; economic, social, and environmental; Mcallister also examines the factors of how this sustainability will be implemented through people, natural resources, innovation, peace, leadership, and integrity.

This audio was recorded on November 9th at the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building on the University of Utah campus.

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Ten Thousand Pages That Shook the World

This week we have Luise Poulton, Managing Curator of the Rare Books and Special Collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. In this lecture entitled, “Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Pages that Shook the World,” Poulton will speak about the the vast collection of first editions of some of the worlds greatest scientific minds, inclding Isaac newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo, Carl Gauss, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and more. Each of these books has its own story to tell. Together they give insight into the communication, conversation, collaboration, and controversy that made science possible.

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Frontiers of Science Podcast Hour Episode 2

This week we have Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu an ecologist, biologist, and nature photographer. In his lecture entitled ‘Why Birds Matter: Conserving the World’s Birds and their Ecosystem Services”, Dr. Sekercioglu discusses the important role birds play in the world’s ecosystems and examines what the decline in birds means for humans.

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Frontiers of Science Podcast Hour Episode 1

This week we have Dr. Siegfried Hecker a nuclear scientist, Stanford professor, and former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. In his lecture entitled “North Korean Nukes: What, How, and Why?” Dr. Hecker discusses his visits to North Korean nuclear facilities, the history of North Koras’s nuclear program, and its current capabilities. This lecture was recorded Jan. 19 at the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building.

The Rostrum interview with Dr. Siegfried Hecker: http://kuteradio.org/talkshows/dr-siegfried-hecker/

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Dr. Siegfried Hecker

This week on The Rostrum, we interviewed Stanford professor and world-renowned nuclear scientist, Dr. Siegfried Hecker. We discussed his visits to North Korean nuclear facilities, his work to secure ex-Soviet nuclear weapons, and the potential threats and promises of atomic power.

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