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Bugs: They Do a Body Good

Bugs: Amazing, Beautiful, and Delicious! is the next event of Fall 2016 season of Science Night Live or SNL at Hofstra University, a free, public lecture series that features exciting research presented by some of the top scientists and lecturers in their fields. Science is becoming more important in everyday life, and these timely lectures will inspire and challenge their audiences in unexpected ways. For more information contact the Hofstra Cultural Center, 516-463-5669.

Bugs: Amazing, Beautiful, and Delicious! will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m. at the Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st Floor, Axinn Library. David Gracer, entomophagist, and writer, Department of English, Community College of Rhode Island discusses entomophagy, the consumption of insects as a viable food source for all of humanity. As an entomophagist, Mr. Gracer has studied many facets of this protean subject and solicits the input of experts and lay people wherever he goes. Mr. Gracer has appeared on The Colbert Report (where he ate a bug), TEDx Cambridge (where he fed people bugs) and, most recently, Migrations (where he was the edible insect expert). Mr. Gracer sees entomophagy as a matter of discourse and of the confluence/conflict between science and human nature. He’ll talk about problems and solutions, and may eat an insect or two. Bring your appetite and an open mind.

SNL events continue throughout the fall semester with:

Caught Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Coral Reefs and Climate Change

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Santangelo, Department of Biology, Hofstra University

Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue

Join Dr. Jessica Santangelo as she shares her research adventures in the Florida Keys, Mexico, Hawaii and Palau. She discusses the impacts of the recent El Niño and ocean acidification on corals (and other marine ecosystems) around the world.

Extending the Human Lifespan: Implications of an Aging Population

Speaker: Dr. Corinne Kyriacou, Master of Public Health Program, Hofstra University

Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue

Public health efforts and improvements in medicine have led to record increases in life expectancy globally. The growth of the older adult population and the declining fertility rate will have significant consequences and require new thinking on the structure of health care systems, housing, workforce, and social services.

About the author

Ginny Greenberg

Ginny Greenberg is director of public relations and an alumna of Hofstra University.

Email her at prpgse@hofstra.edu .

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