MAPS

Modesto Area Partners in Science

2001 - 2002 Archive

[This is an archive of our 2001 - 2002 MAPS year. Here is a link to the Current MAPS schedule.]

Can Wine Really Prevent Heart Disease?
Friday, September 14, 2001

Dr. Andrew Waterhouse of the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology discussed the intriguing relationship between wine and heart disease.
Links:
UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Staff Roster
Dr. Waterhouse's Home Page
UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Home Page

The Fabulous Limeliters
Friday, September 28, 2001

The Fabulous Limeliters did a benefit folk concert for MAPS and the Arts Humanities and Communications Division.
Link:
The Fabulous Limeliters Web Site

International Terrorism: An Insider's View.
Friday, October 5, 2001

Dr. Jay Davis served as the first director of the DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency). For his contributions to national security during his tenure at DTRA, he was twice awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, DoD's highest civilian award.
Link:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Use the Search engine for Jay Davis.)

Science and Pseudoscience in America.
Friday, October 12, 2001

Dr. Jere H. Lipps is the leader of an evolutionary paleobiology group that studies evolution, paleobiology, ecology and biogeography Dr. Lipps is a Professor in UC Berkeley's Department of Integrative Biology and Curator of their Museum of Paleontology.
Links:
Evolutionary Paleobiology Group at UC Berkeley
A talk by Dr. Lipps about The Radiation of the First Animals>

Search for Water and Life on Mars
Friday, November 2, 2001

Nathalie Cabrol, planetary scientist and principal investigator in the SETI Institute at the NASA Ames Research Center discussed the evidence of past aqueous envioronments on Mars and the implications for finding life on Mars.
Links:
SETI Home Page
Dr. Cabrol's Home Page at NASA

Modesto Tamez
Friday, November 30, 2001

Modesto Tamez from the San Francisco Exploratorium dazzled us with fascinating experiments such as removing the cork from a wine bottle without a corkscrew.
Links:
Building a Mini-Exploratorium (tm)
Build an Aluminum Air Battery

The Christmas Star
Friday, December 7, 2001

MJC's Dr. William Luebke presents his annual discussion of possible scientific and religious explanations for the Christmas Star.

Whither the Weather
Saturday, February 2, 2002

Elissa Lynn, meteorologist and weather reporter at Sacramento's Channel 10 discussed weather prediction and reporting in the media. Elissa has been a meteorology instructor at Northern Illinois University and has an M.S. in atmospheric science and a B.A. in physics.
Link:
Elissa Lynn's page at KXTV

Wine and Grape Threats: The Glassy Winged Sharpshooter
Friday, February 22, 2002

John Hooper of California's Department of Food and Agriculture discussed the potential for damage and control of the glassy winged sharpshooter.
Link:
State of California Pierce's Disease Control Program

Cancer Risk in Central California.
Friday, March 22, 2002

Paul K. Mills, an epidemiologist and author of the Cancer Registry of Central California, discussed the incidence of cancer in our area.
Link:
California Cancer Research Program, Cycle I Lay Abstracts

Wildlife Associates Presents Live and Unusual Animals.
Friday, April 26, 2002

This is an exemplary program that sets a world standard in educating our youth about the living environment. Discovering the nature of science through the use of live animals is a one of a kind experience.
Link:
Wild Life Associates Web Site

ZunZun
Friday, September 27, 2002

Zunzun brings you music and rhythms from North, Central, and South America. Hear songs about sea turtles, Coho salmon, and traffic jams. Dance, dance, dance... and sing, in Spanish and English.
Links:
ZunZun tunes.com
Childrens Music Web, a non-profit resource for kids, families, and children's performers worldwide.