UD's Clara Chan (right) speaks at a Science Cafe event last November.

March 5: Science Cafe returns

Science Cafe to feature talk on toxic chemicals, politics and environmental ethics

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8:25 a.m., Feb. 24, 2012--The Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (SEPP) at the University of Delaware will bring its Science Café program back to downtown Newark this spring for more informal discussions among academic scholars and community members.  The events will be held at the Deer Park Tavern, 108 W. Main Street, from 5:30-7 p.m.

On Monday, March 5, McKay Jenkins, Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, will speak about “What’s Gotten Into Us: Toxic Chemicals, Politics and Environmental Ethics.” Jenkins’ most recent book, inspired by a personal health crisis, is titled What’s Gotten Into Us: Staying Healthy in a Toxic World. 

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The series, supported by Delaware’s National Science Foundation EPSCoR program, is free and open to the public.  Food and refreshments will be served.

For more information on Science Café, contact Tom Powers, center director, via email at info-sepp@udel.edu

Article by Lindsay McNamara

Photo by Evan Krape

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