Speakers Bureau - Math and Science
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enThe Prisoner's Dilemma
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<p>The Prisoner's Dilemma is a paradox with real-world importance that has confounded mathematicians, economists, and political scientists for decades. A game is played where if each player does their mathematically best moves, they both lose. Participants will actually play a form of this game, and some related ones, with a neighbor during the presentation.</p>
Math and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 16:17:20 +0000248 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersThe Collatz Conjecture - A Great Unsolved Problem
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<p>The Collatz Conjecture is an unsolved math problem that can be understood by fourth graders, using nothing more than very simple arithmetic. Dr. Shaw presents the problem, and shows off some very pretty mathematics lurking in the concept of adding one and multiplying by three.</p>
Math and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 16:15:24 +0000247 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersComputer Science
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<p>Discussions include software design, artificial intelligence and computer programming.</p>
Math and ScienceTechnologyTue, 28 Jul 2009 16:08:27 +0000244 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersMathematics and the Humanities
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<p>Typical titles include: "Patterns in Music: Steve Reich's 'Clapping Music'"; "Mathematical Aspects of Escher's Prints"; "Connections between Mathematics and the Arts"; "Mayan Mathematics: The calendar and Geometry"; "Ancient Chinese Mathematics"; "The Fractions of Ancient Egypt."</p>
Math and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 16:02:40 +0000242 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersBreast Cancer
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<p>Epidemiology and research in breast cancer risk factors and survival.</p>
Health and Well-BeingMath and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 15:06:40 +0000214 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersEthical Issues in Refusing Care for Reasons of Personal Conscience
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<p>The controversy over Plan B has again brought issues of personal conscience to the fore in health care. Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse a legal prescription (or even behind the counter) due to the pharmacist's personal beliefs? On a broader level, how does this issue apply to other care givers, such as physicians and nurses?</p>
EthicsHealth and Well-BeingHuman RightsMath and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 14:57:13 +0000210 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersNew Madrid Fault Zone
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<p>The New Madrid Fault Zone had five earthquakes greater than magnitude of 8 between December 1811 and February 1812.</p>
EnvironmentMath and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 14:22:51 +0000191 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersEnergy Problems and Solutions
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<p>The Blackout of 2003 highlights the problems we continue to face in the field of energy. Understanding these problems empowers us to implement solutions in our home, workplace, state, and nation.</p>
EnvironmentMath and ScienceTue, 28 Jul 2009 14:21:01 +0000187 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersDeath Perception: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
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<p>A review of forensic anthropological investigative techniques and methods, with associated case studies and applications.</p>
Cultural StudiesHuman RightsMath and ScienceMon, 27 Jul 2009 17:52:35 +0000136 at http://www.uni.edu/speakersCultural Practices of Head Modification
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<p>Issues of artificial head molding practices among various cultures around the world, and the contemporary correlates.</p>
Cultural StudiesHistoryHuman RightsMath and ScienceMon, 27 Jul 2009 17:50:33 +0000134 at http://www.uni.edu/speakers