October 6 -- Leading New York and New Jersey scientists will gather at Montclair State University to review significant findings on health issues concerning air quality following the 9/11 collapse of the Twin Towers at a special symposium.
Sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics, "Air Quality and Human Health After 9/11" will present one of the first comprehensive looks at post-9/11 environmental and human health effects research—including what has been learned and what additional studies are underway.
The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Richardson Hall-120.
Other upcoming events include:
The Search for Natural Substances to Inhibit Breast Cancer Cells
October 18 -- Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, the James A. Perkins Professor of Chemical Biology and Environmental Studies at Cornell University, will present his latest finding on natural substances that inhibit breast cancer cells and a variety of parasites involved in malaria, dengue and other infectious diseases that plague tropical regions of the world. Dr. Rodriguez will also highlight discoveries by undergraduate and graduate students that were selected to participate in drug discovery research in remote parts of the tropical world.
The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Science Hall's Sokol Lecture Room (1st Floor).
"Contamination Without Consent"
October 26-- MSU's Sokol Science Lecture Series will feature ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Dr. Sandra Steingraber -- an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. She received her doctorate in biology from the University of Michigan and master’s degree in English from Illinois State University. Her most acclaimed works are Living Downstream and Having Faith. She also authored Post-Diagnosis, a volume of poetry, and coauthor of a book on ecology and human rights in Africa, The Spoils of Famine. The event will be held at 8:00 p.m. in Montclair State University's Alexander Kasser Theater. For tickets and information, call (973) 655-5112