March 12, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Theater Wit
Theater Wit, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Did you know there may be quantum calculators in your eyes? The bizarre properties of quantum mechanics are now helping neuroscientists more precisely understand how brains and other living things work. Read more…

March 8, 2019
11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Join us on International Women’s Day for the second annual large-scale community-building event, where the focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), the overall goal of this event will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies.

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February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…

February 27, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Illinois Institute of Technology, Perlstein Hall Auditorium Room 131
10 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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This program is a part of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Series.

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February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?

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February 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago is growing smarter every day. Want to know how? Read more…