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Science and Story Café

Saturday, June 3, 2017
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join top science authors for coffee and conversation, shop our carefully curated selection of science books, and have your books signed by participating authors.

12:30 PM: Mind Matters with Bill Blakemore, Agustín Fuentes, and Kevin Laland

1:30 PM: Practicing Medicine with Budd Mishkin, Susannah Meadows, and Danielle Ofri

2:30 PM: Atomic Genius with Budd Mishkin, Gino Segrè, and Bettina Hoerlin

3:30 PM: Through the Looking Glass with Wendy Zukerman and Dava Sobel

4:00 PM: Starstruck with Budd Mishkin, Mike Massimino, and Leland Melvin


Bill BlakemoreNews Correspondent

Bill Blakemore became a reporter for ABC News 46 years ago, covering a wide variety of stories. He spearheaded ABC’s coverage of global warming, traveling from the tropics to polar regions to report on its impacts, dangers, and possible remedies.

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Budd MishkinBroadcaster

Budd Mishkin is a broadcast journalist in New York City. As correspondent and host for NY1’s weekly profile series, One on 1 with Budd Mishkin, Mishkin profiled almost 400 influential New Yorkers with significant personal and professional ties to the city.

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Wendy ZukermanScience Journalist

Wendy Zukerman is a science journalist and host of Gimlet Media’s podcast Science Vs. She previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and New Scientist Magazine.

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Agustín FuentesAnthropologist

Agustín Fuentes, trained in Zoology and Anthropology, is a Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. His research delves into the how and why of being human.

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Bettina HoerlinAuthor

Bettina Hoerlin served as health commissioner of Philadelphia and taught health care disparities at the University of Pennsylvania for sixteen years. She also has been a visiting lecturer at Haverford College and Oxford University.

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Kevin LalandBiologist

Kevin Laland is Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology at the University of St Andrews, where he is a member of the Centre for Biological Diversity, the Centre for Social learning and Cognitive Evolution, the Institute for Behavioural and Neural Sciences, and the Scottish Primate Research Group.

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Susannah MeadowsAuthor

Susannah Meadows is a former Senior Writer for Newsweek. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, most recently writing a column for the Arts section about books, along with reviews.

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Danielle OfriPhysician, Author

When Danielle Ofri isn’t seeing patients at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, she’s writing about the doctor-patient connection for The New York Times, Slate, and other publications. She’s editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.

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Michael J. MassiminoNASA Astronaut

Mike Massimino is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and veteran of two spaceflights. He logged more than 571 hours in space, where he conducted four spacewalks and serviced the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Leland MelvinAstronaut

A former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, Leland Melvin is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010.

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Gino SegrèPhysicist

Gino Segrè is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting professor at New York University/Abu Dhabi, MIT and Oxford University, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Theoretical Physics at the National Science Foundation.

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Dava SobelScience Writer

Dava Sobel has been writing about science for forty years, including a series of articles for The New York Times describing her month-long stint as a human subject in a laboratory study of circadian rhythm. Sobel is the author of several bestselling books about the history of astronomy.

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