Berit Brogaard, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Center for Neurodynamics, UML; Principal Investigator, Brogaard Lab devoted to synesthesia and multisensory perception; American editor, international philosophy journal, Erkenntnis Painter and photographer David Hockney perceives music in terms of color and shape and Vladimir Nabokov linked letters and numbers to colors. They are synaesthetes who have a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway in unusual ways. Learn more about this fascinating condition and what it says about the idea that genius and special abilities are hidden aspects of us all.
Forest Park OASIS 423
Thursday, Aug 15, 10:30-12:00
Robert Criss, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis. A relaxing day on the fairway turned into a terrifying ordeal when the ground opened beneath the feet of a golfer on a Waterloo, Illinois course. Featuring local examples, hydrologist and Washington University professor, Robert Criss, talks about the uses and importance of caves and springs and the problems, like soil collapse, that commonly arise when karst lands are developed. Learn about nearby places where Missouri’s remarkable karst features can be experienced safely.
Forest Park OASIS 431
Friday, Aug 23, 10:30-12:00
Bruce Stinchcomb, Ph.D., paleontologist, ret. Professor of Geology, St. Louis Community College and author of World’s Oldest Fossils, Paleozoic Fossils and More Paleozoic Fossils
The Missouri Ozarks have extensive fossil-containing exposures of rock strata formed during the Cambrian Period, a time of great radiation of life with some life forms
being obvious ancestors to those living today, while others appear to be extinct. Learn about these disappearing life forms represented by peculiar and mysterious fossils.
Clayton OASIS 137
Thursday, Jun 13, 1:30-3:00
Kurt H. Studt, DDS, MS, FAGD, Clinical Professor of Applied Dental Medicine, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville; Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College, Department of Dental Hygiene, Forest Park; part-time private practice
George Washington was perhaps the most famous wearer
of dentures in American history. Get the facts on the dental
health and infamous “wooden” teeth of our country’s quintessential
founding father in this cringe-worthy look at the
history of dentistry and peek at today’s gentler technology.
Clayton OASIS 138
Wednesday, Jul 24, 1:30-3:00
Crystal Weaver, CRC, MT-BC, Music Therapist, Saint
Louis University Cancer Center
Gain insightful information on the practices of music therapy in hospitals and clinics throughout St. Louis and simple, easy-to-implement music therapy interventions for stress management.
Forest Park OASIS 424
Tuesday, Jul 9, 10:00-12:00
Jim Jordan, Senior Coordinator, UMSL
Recycling is becoming a common household practice in St. Louis. But what happens to the products and materials at the centers to close the loop? We will visit three recycling facilities – Republic Recycling Center, Remains Textile Fiber Recycling and the new Household Hazardous Waste Facility. We will also visit Perennial, a repurposing center to see and learn about the process of reclaiming trash. Depart from Forest Park.
Forest Park OASIS 432
Monday, Sep 16, 9:00 am-1:00 pm