May 21, 2009

UIC College of Medicine, Moss Auditorium
909 South Wolcott Street, Thornton, IL, United States

The idea of surgical robotics has been a popular one of sci-fi authors for decades… until now. Thanks to improved range of motion and dexterity, surgeons are able to perform complex, yet minimally invasive surgeries while manipulating a robot just feet away from the operating table.

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April 21, 2009

DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus
1110 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

As the global spread of consumerism and destruction of ancient forests threaten to leave us with an impoverished and vulnerable world, the call for strong commitment to a vision of a planet that resonates with life is dire.

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March 14, 2009

Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Participants traveled back in time with world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno to learn about an ancient human world.

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February 23, 2009

Blackstone Hotel
636 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Cosmologists are making ever more precise measurements of the Universe and have found that they know almost precisely nothing about what it is made of. Only one percent of the Universe is made of the kind of everyday matter that can be seen with telescopes–the stars, the planets, us.

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January 26, 2009

Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States

As bio-defense issues regarding infectious disease become more complicated in the United States, so do developments for preventive vaccines. What possibilities are there to prevent catastrophic outbreaks and treat disease?

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Speaker: John Rowe, Chairman and CEO of Exelon Corporation

Exelon Chairman and CEO John Rowe outlined the five elements he believes are imperative to the next U.S. president’s energy policy. Rowe provided recommendations for development of the nation’s energy policy framework, an issue that will define the success of the next administration and this nation in the next four years and beyond.

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