August 04, 2005
I would love to see Case, along with other local institutions, sponsor a Cleveland Cafe Scientifique, which are now seem to be springing up in cities across the U.S. While many departments sponsor lectures and public talks, a Cafe Scientifique type of series would be an excellent way to engage the larger public and the community.
It would be particularly interesting for the CGREAL issues, since there is great public interest in genetic research, but a lot of room for education and informed debate.
rsp10 August 4, 2005 01:18 PM
This is a terrific idea. It could be held at the Arabica, say, which is technically off-campus but close enough to attract Case people. The idea reminds me of the Socratease group that meets on the second Tueday of each month at Nighttown from 7:30-9:30pm to explore some deep idea or question.
Mano Singham August 4, 2005 04:01 PM
Incidentally, the Mark Trodden who is starting the Cafe in Syracuse used to be a physics faculty member here until a few years ago.
Mano Singham August 4, 2005 04:03 PM