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Free MJC Science Series Kicks Off In September
Modesto Jr College

Modesto Junior College’s weekly Science Colloquium will kick off the fall semester series with “Diagnosing our Medical System’s Ills” presented by C.V. Allen, M.D., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Science Community Center, Room 115, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto.

The Colloquium series offers one hour discussions on timely science-related topics, and is free and open to the public. There is a $2 charge for on campus parking without a permit.

The following fall 2016 MJC Science Colloquium presentations are also scheduled for Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Science Community Center 115:

Sept. 14 - “Overcoming Obstacles: 19th Century Women of Mathematics” by Heidi Meyer, MJC mathematics professor

Sept. 21 - “Autism: Genes and Neurobiology, OH MY!” by Debbie Laffranchini, MJC child development professor

Sept. 28 - “Conserving Residential Water: Gray Water, Cisterns and More” by Regina Hirsch, Sierra Watershed Progressive

Oct. 5 - “Exploring Matter: An Inexpensive, Interactive Chemistry Museum Exhibit” by Steve Murov, MJC chemistry professor emeritus

Oct. 12 - “Adverse Childhood Experiences: How Early Trauma Affects our Brains, Our Bodies and Our Lives” by Laurie Hatch, MJC child development professor emeritus

Oct. 19 - “Medical Applications of 3D Printing” by David Martin, MJC anatomy/physiology professor

Oct. 26 - “Pricing Carbon: Cap and Trade or Fee and Dividend- Which is Best?” by Emily Basnight, economics student at MJC and California State University, Stanislaus

Nov. 2 - “The Mysterious Dark Energy in Our Cosmos” by Doug Singleton, physics professor at California State University, Fresno

Nov. 9 - “Notes on the Cost to Save the World (or What Would a ‘Tax’ on Carbon Really Cost Us?)” by Des Orsinelli, Brown Caldwell engineer

Nov. 16 - “Dying Well – Magical Thinking or Possible?” by Roland Nyegaard, M.D.

Nov. 30 - “World AIDS Day” by Bobby Hutchison, MJC psychology professor

For more information on the Science Colloquium contact Richard Anderson, MJC biology professor emeritus, at or call (209) 529-5182.