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Cafe Scientifique

cafe scientifique

You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

April 21, 2015, 7:00pm
Dart Auditorium on the LCC main campus
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Part II)
Lacks Family presentation and moderated discussion. As part of the "One Book #OneLCC" project, please join us as we discuss Rebecca Skloot's bestseller that delves into the legal, ethical, and scientific aspects of medical research and scientific process. We will explore how science and society has changed (and stayed the same), and view a few related videos.

May 19, 2015, 7:00pm
Schuler Books - Eastwood Towne Center
Learn to Love your Microbes
New techniques for sampling and assessing genetic diversity of microbes enable us to determine the taxonomic and functional diversity of the human microbial symbionts for the first time. Information from the Human Microbiome Project and other similar studies can be used to understand the relationship between our symbiotic microbial communities and how they affect, and are affected by, health and disease in humans. We will discuss how influences on our microbiome such as nutrition, probiotics, the immune system and antibiotics affect our health and well-being. LCC Biology Professor Kenneth Davenport will be our presenter.


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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alex Azima by phone 517-483-1110 or by e-mail

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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