Clarkson’s “Science Café” will return this spring for a series of science lectures to be held in both Potsdam and Canton.
Science Cafes bring together local college professors and townspeople for a short presentation about a topic in the professor’s field, followed by a discussion.
Potsdam Science Cafes take place Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Civic Center community room.
Canton Science Cafes take place Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. in the Park View common room, above the Blackbird Café, 107 Main St.
The first talk, planned for Feb. 6 in Potsdam and Feb. 12 in Canton, will be “Do Viruses Cause Cancer? The Papillomavirus Story.” It will discuss how the study of viruses has shed light on how cancers develop. Clarkson University Professor of Biology Craig Woodworth will explain how papillomaviruses, known for causing innocuous warts, have a potential role in cancer.
Other talks will be:
• Star Light: Revealing the Universe; Feb. 26, Canton; Feb. 27, Potsdam
• All of You, From Just One Cell!?; Mar. 13, Potsdam; Mar. 19, Canton
• All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men ...; Mar. 26, Canton; Mar. 27, Potsdam
• Dead Men Tell No Tales?; Apr. 16, Canton; Apr. 17, Potsdam