7 p.m. Sept. 26 – Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Gregory Mack, Ph.D., Class of 2002, discusses “Science Policy, Arts, and Engagement,” in Benes Room B of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware. A physics and astronomy major at OWU, Mack is the senior program officer with the Board on Physics & Astronomy at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., where he manages the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Committee on Radio Frequencies, and is study co-director for the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020). Also a modern dancer and choreographer, Mack has been active in the integration of science and dance, including using dance to help illustrate science concepts, using science concepts as a seed for building a dance performed at the National Academy of Sciences, and helping the Columbus-based Hixon Dance troupe to create a performance involving dances inspired by quantum mechanics and galaxy collisions. Mack’s presentation is part of the 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium. Admission is free. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.
About the Sagan National Colloquium
Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium – “OWU: Our World Needs You” – will explore the many ways OWU alumni are working to change the world. Now in its 35th year, the colloquium previously has featured social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford as speakers. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.