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Feb. 26 Science Café ‘City Planning — Smoke or Mirrors?’
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Feb. 26 Science Café ‘City Planning — Smoke or Mirrors?’

 

LITTLE ROCK – Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, City Planning — Smoke or Mirrors? on Feb. 26. Panelists will discuss residential and commercial zoning, traffic flows, and urban planning as performed in Little Rock and across the nation.

 

Held from 7-9 p.m. at Vieux Carre/The Afterthought in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free, no reservations are needed, but seating is limited.

 

This month, panelists from the University of Central Arkansas, Metroplan and the City of Little Rock Planning and Development Department will lead the discussion. The moderator, Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, “Science Cafe Little Rock,” on National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. This month, the radio guest will be Jim McKenzie, Metroplan executive director.

 

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Radio in the 21st Century, Drug Discovery & Clinical Trials and The Illusion of Time. Check out the website for information on monthly speakers and topics at www.sciencecafelr.com.

 

For more information on future Science Café events or to suggest topics/speakers, contact Science Café director Linda Williams, dean’s research liaison, UAMS College of Medicine, at 501-686-7418. To join the listserv and receive news on monthly speakers/events, send an email with “subscribe” in the subject field to sciencecafelr@gmail.com.

 

Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, Aristotle, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Arkansas INBRE, Central Arkansas Section — American Chemical Society, UAMS Graduate School, KUAR-FM89, Vieux Carré/The Afterthought, and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

 

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

 

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