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September 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Science Cafe | Athens, OH, 240 Years Ago: A Natural History, Sept. 19


Science Café kicks off Fall 2018 with Dr. Scott Moody discussing “Athens, OH, 240 Years Ago: A Natural History” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center.

Moody is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Ohio University.

Scott Moody, portrait holding large bird

Dr. Scott Moody

Following the settlement of the Revolutionary War with the British in 1783 and the founding of the Northwest Territory (Ordinance of 1787), large numbers of European Americans migrated west from the eastern colonies. Many were veterans of the Revolutionary War and had been given land grants for tracts along the Ohio, Muskingum and Hocking Rivers.

At that time, the forests, rivers and tall-grass prairies were remarkably different and wild, with large mammal carnivores as well as large herbivorous prey that no longer live in Ohio.

Moody will take the audience back to that period of time, representing what the pioneer founders—notably Cutler, Ewing, Nye and Putnam—would have experienced at the founding of Ohio University.

Moody also will discuss the current status of reintroducing once extirpated amphibian, reptilian and mammal species, as well as recreating and protecting appropriate natural ecological habitats of the state and federal forests and riverine tall-grass prairies. A selection of preserved specimens from the Ohio University Zoology Museum will be on display.

Science Café events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2018 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 19—Dr. Scott Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, “Why we need the EPA and ESA for our health?” Watch on A&S TV.

Sept. 26, Conversation—Dr. Laeeq Khan, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies

Oct. 3—Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 17—Dr. Natalie Daniels, Associate Professor in the Voinovich School Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 24, Conversation—Dr. Julie Paxton, Professor of Economics

Nov. 14—Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology

Dec. 5—Dr. Julie Suhr, Professor of Psychology

Spring Semester 2019

Jan. 23—Dr. Doug Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Jan. 30, Conversation—Julie Owens, Professor of Psychology

Feb. 6—Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Feb. 20—Dr. John Kopchick, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine & Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar

March 6—Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Spring Break (March 11-16)

March 27—Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Professor of Social Medicine

April 10—Dr. Deborah McAvoy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

April 11 Research and Creativity Expo

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