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Joe Schwarcz

Sponsored by Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

Dr. Joe Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society which is dedicated to demystifying science and separating sense from nonsense. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. Professor Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. He is the only non-American ever to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award for demystifying chemistry. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on Montreal radio, has appeared hundreds of times on television and is the author of 16 best-sellers. Also an amateur conjurer, Dr. Joe often spices up his presentations with a little magic. His new book is "A Feast of Science."

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Scheduled events:
A Fascinating Feast of Science
Dr. Joe takes us on a journey through a smorgasbord of science in everyday life, providing tantalizing answers to questions about food, fake news, and what natural really means.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Joe Schwarcz
Moderator: Lorraine Rivera
The 4th Industrial Revolution
UA Provost Jeff Goldberg will ask Seth Fletcher, Dan Lyons and Joe Schwarcz to explore how break-throughs in a number of technologies are fundamentally changing (and possibly disrupting) our very way of life. Is A.I. the most important scientific discover since electricity? Let's find out!

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Fletcher, Dan Lyons, Joe Schwarcz
Moderator: Jeff Goldberg
Making Science & Medicine Accessible
Scientist Joe Schwarcz and local physician Larry Lincoln will make science and medicine accessible and understandable to us in this session. They will share a great overview of what's meaningful -- and what really isn't -- to your life as the consumer.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Larry Lincoln, Joe Schwarcz
Moderator: Elliott Cheu

A Feast of Science
Science / Medicine / Technology
May 2018
ISBN 9781770411920
336 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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An entertaining and digestible volume that demystifies science, from the author of 16 bestselling popular science books Crave answers? A Feast of Science demystifies the chemistry of everyday life, serving up practical knowledge to both inform and entertain. More/less

Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules
Science / Medicine / Technology
ECW Press
ISBN 9781770411913
293 pages
$17.95, INSTOCK
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The best-selling author of Brain Fuel critically examines how facts are misconstrued by the media in today's internet-driven world, challenging popular misconceptions about everything from processed food and chemicals to homeopathy and cancer. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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