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I’m bound for LA today to talk about Microcosm. My talk is part of the Zocalo lecture series. I’ll be talking tonight at 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center. Here are the details.

At noon EST, I’ll be talking on “Word of Mouth,” a radio show coming from New Hampshire Public Radio. The topic will be my recent article on global warming and mass extinctions in Yale Environment 360. You can listen live (look for the mp3 stream here, or look for a podcast on the show page.)

Quick! I’m On the Radio

This is a crazy day–an eight hour drive to visit relatives, followed promptly by a last-minute appearance live on the radio show Science Fantastic, hosted by physicist Michio Kaku. I’m about to go on (6 pm EST) to talk about E. coli, Darwin, and much more. Listen live!

I’m heading to the New York Botanical Gardens to moderate a World Science Festival panel on crops, biodiversity, seed banks, and the amazing life of the Soviet scientist Nikolai Vavilov. (For some background, see this New Yorker article from last year.) If you come to the panel, stick around for the Cafe Scientifique afterwards. And…

As I mentioned previously, I’ll be moderating a panel at the World Science Festival in New York on Thursday. It will be about art, science, and homeland security. In 2004 artist Steven Kurtz was accused of terrorism when police came across bacteria and biological equipment in his house. After the terrorism charges were dropped, Kurtz…

New York, New York, New York

I’ll be giving three talks in the next couple weeks in New York. First up, my lecture at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn Tuesday. It’s possible I’ll be able to post the video of the lecture later–I’ll let you know. (Out of curiosity–anybody know a good way to combine video and powerpoint slides online? I’ve…

Minds Evolving in Brooklyn

Do you live in Brooklyn? Or a subway ride from SUNY Downstate Medical Center? Are you free Tuesday May 20 at 4 pm? Then swing over for a lecture I’ll be giving on the evolution of mind. Here’s a copy of the poster (full size here). And while I’ll certainly be talking about human minds,…

I’m heading to Colorado to give a talk at the University of Denver tomorrow. The subject of the talk is my book Soul Made Flesh, about the birth of neurology in the 1600s (see PZ Myer’s kind review here). I’ll also be talking about the experience of writing books about science. Of course, the first…

I’m heading to Sarasota, Florida, to talk tonight about the evolution of whales. If anybody bearing oranges gives me a hard time, I’ll let you know. The talk will be part of Mote Marine Laboratory’s public lecture series. Here are the details. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on by.

A Satisfied Customer

My talk last week at Carleton University in Ottawa went well–here’s an interview with the university’s magazine, and here’s a report from someone in the audience. More talks are coming up– Next week: The evolution of whales at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. Next month: Soul Made Flesh at the University of Denver. And…