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Hot Science Cool Talks: Explosive Chemistry
It’s almost time for another Hot Science Cool Talks lecture on the UT campus, and this one is going to be very HOT! Come out and meet the incendiary (quite literally) Dr. David Laude in a lecture entitled “How I Learned to Love Chemistry (Or Watch Dr. Laude Blow Stuff Up)”.
Chemistry is easy. Dr. Laude is tired of everyone taking three steps back every time he tells them that he is a chemist. He…
The Texas Water Journal Forum: Water, Politics, and Drought
Happy Earth Day! Tonight, ESI is once again helping LiveStream the Texas Water Journal Forum, in order to bring the latest on the future of water in Texas to the public. This time around the Campus Environmental Center is hosting the event, which will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room JBG 2.218 of Jackson Geological Sciences Building at the University of Texas. Join us with forum panelists Dr.…
Hot Science Cool Talks with Anthony DiFiore: Primate Social Behavior
Come check out @Environmental Science Institute’s last Hot Science – Cool Talks for the year!
Who: UT Anthropology professor Dr. Anthony DiFiore
What: His studies on monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador and how the ecology of the
area shapes their behavior and the societies in which they live. Similarities &
differences between primates and humans
Where: UT-Austin at Welch Hall in Auditorium 2.224 (WEL…
Have you heard of the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP)? If you haven’t, it’s a great time to diversify your knowledge! NLP is a part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, and a University Presidential initiative to help local schools improve the grades of students, increase retention rates, and provide scholarships to obtain an education. Recently, the Environmental Science Institute has been coordinating with Neighborhood Longhorns to bring the fledgling Spanish capable science outreach program, entitled Ciencias Calientes, to neighborhood schools such as Linder, Williams, and Zavala Elementary.
The Neighborhood Longhorns Program, established in 1991, is an educational incentive program operated in partnership with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in 30 Title 1 elementary and middle schools (About NLP).
ESI recognizes and thanks Neighborhood Longhorns for their tremendous help in facilitating this initiative, and we are excited to share in the experience of helping educate the scientists and leaders of the future!Shout Out to Neighborhood Longhorns Have you heard of the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP)? If you haven’t, it’s a great time to diversify your knowledge!
The Environmental Science Institute recently went mobile in Austin Texas with a new adaptation of the long running Hot Science Cool Talks outreach series. Dubbed Ciencias Calientes, this Spanish language capable outreach effort recently visited Linder Elementary school, along with Biological Anthropologist Anthony Di Fiore, for a tailor made talk on Primate Behavior. Dr. Di Fiore is part of the Department of Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin, and can often be found cleaning monkey poop out of his clothes in order to study the genetic information. In this prelude to the upcoming April 4th Hot Science Cool Talks event, Dr. Di Fiore serenades a group of bilingual students with enchanting wild monkey calls, and discusses primate behaviors unique to several species… yes, including Spider Monkeys! You can view the talk in its entirety below!
ESI Outreach Goes Mobile with Ciencias Calientes The Environmental Science Institute recently went mobile in Austin Texas with a new adaptation of the long running…
I conduct long-term behavioral and ecological field research on several species in the primate community of Amazonian Ecuador to investigate the ways in which ecological conditions (such as the abundance and distribution of food resources) and the strategies of conspecifics together shape primate behavior and social relationships and ultimately determine the kinds of societies we see primates living in. This is a crucial and central focus in evolutionary anthropology, as understanding the ways in which behavior and social systems are shaped by environmental pressures is a fundamental part of the discipline.