University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Understanding Science Today

New discoveries, new insights, new knowledge; science today is ever-changing. Joe Schwarcz and Alexander Bower will discuss how we all can be good consumers of science and health care.

Alexander Boxer

Alexander Boxer is a data scientist with a doctorate in physics and degrees in the history of science and classics. "A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data" is his first book....

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Marty Makary

Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H., is a surgeon and professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins University and the author of the New York Times bestseller "Unaccountable." His current book, "The Price We Pay," takes an urgent look at America's broken health care system and the people who are saving it....

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Joe Schwarcz

Joe Schwarcz is Director of the McGill University Office for Science and Society. He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging....

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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 Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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