Unscheduled Programs

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Sponsor Speaker Description
peggy Sabens / Rick Whitener Jim Meyer -- CEO Sirius xm holdings, inc 2012 to present. St Bonaventure University Bachelors and mba. board of directors pandora media llc, rovi corp. Also involved in indy 500 racing. the future of music and radio: (Sub: 9/3/2019) Will discuss the future he sees for music and radio.
Lyman H. Wolfla II Glenn J. Bingle, MD, PhD, MACP -- Medical Director, Genetic Services & Counseling Community Hospital of Indianapolis The Genetics of Aging and How to Live Longer: (Sub: 9/11/2019) This talked is based on David Sinclair, Ph.D. of Harvard Univ. Lifespan: Why we age and why we don't have to.
Karen Bumb Lauer David Zauner -- David Zauner received his BS degree in Biology from Purdue University in 1978, and upon graduation embarked on a career in identification and forensic science that spanned more than 37 years. He began in the Technical Services Division of the Fort Wayne Police Department, moved to the newly-opened Indiana State Police Regional Laboratory in Fort Wayne in 1980, and then in 1988 began work as a Forensic Scientist (Latent Print Examiner) at the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, from which he retired in August 2015. Mr. Zauner is currently an adjunct instructor in the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program at IUPUI, teaching a short course in fingerprint examination and giving guest lectures for other courses. During his time in the profession, Mr. Zauner attended specialized courses in fingerprint identification at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as annual training conferences hosted by the International Association for Identification and the Canadian Identification Society, to increase his knowledge of the field and stay current with new developments. An Introduction to Fingerprint Examination: History, Science, and Practice: (Sub: 1/3/2020) This talk begins with early anatomical studies of skin and extends to the critical role of fingerprints in personal identification today. Also, brief review of the anatomy of friction skin – the ridged skin on the hands and feet that produces fingerprints, palmprints, and footprints – and a discussion of the process by which unknown prints are compared to known prints in a forensic examination. Methods for finding fingerprints on different types of surfaces will be discussed. Finally, the presentation explains the role of fingerprint examination in criminal investigation and legal proceedings, and mentions some of the challenges fingerprint identification has faced in court. Check back in Spring 2022 for scheduling
William H. Dick William H. Dick -- Scientech Club Historian Who Was Francis Scott Key?: (Also OK for Emergency Use)(Sub: 9/27/2021) Francis Scott Key Wrote the Words to the Star Spangled Banner (Not the Music). We have celebrated it since 1814.
Alison Brown Ray Busmann -- Community Educator for the L.A. Opera, German translator and voice-over artist for feature films graduate of the University of Cologne among other things. IF IT WEREN’T FOR OPERA… I would not know a thing about EMANUEL SCHIKANEDER!: (Sub: 10/26/2021) Most of us know Mozart’s The Magic Flute, but the man who commissioned, produced, wrote, directed and performed the beloved opera is almost forgotten. Let’s rediscover the story of the most important figure of the German-speaking theater world in the second half of the 18th century! After Akhnaten and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, this is the conclusion of Ray Busmann's trilogy of talks about fascinating people in history whose stories have been neglected for too long.
Alison Brown Dr. Subinoy Das -- Now in private practice, Dr. Das is the former director of the Ohio State University Sinus and Allergy Center. Recognized as one of the nation's best sinus surgeons, he has received multiple award, included being named to the America's Best Doctors list, an honor given only to the top 5 % of surgeons in the country. His NIH-funded research was award the 2013 Fowler Award (the top basic science research award in otolaryngology) for his work on detecting the cause of sinus infections. He is also known for his work on Empty Nose Syndrome The Science of Smell Loss: (Sub: 11/8/2021) CoViD-19 has damaged the chemosensory system (smell and taste) in greater than 90 % of patients. While most patients have regained their sense of smell and taste, many patient continue to suffer from persistent deficits. This talk will discuss the remarkable specificity of and introductory science about our sense of smell, with olfactory receptors encoded by more than 1000 genes. We will discuss how SARS-C0V-2 manages to damage our sense of smell despite olfactory neurons lacking a binding site for the virus. Finally we'll discuss simple strategies to help people regain their damaged sense of smell and tasted.


Sponsor Description
peggy sabens tour of Marian eco-lab: (Sub: 3/10/2020) tour of Marian eco lab. Tour would be lead by new director. Would be in May or June 2022. no cost. size to be determined. in town so no transportation needed.
Russel.l Judd Life and art of Bob Ross: (Sub: 7/3/2021) Bob Ross was an iconic painter on PBS and it was taped in Muncie.Ross was a complex person but captured a large audience with his Joy of Painting. We are waiting until the museum has a guided tour option to present this tour to the board.
Russel.l Judd Tour Grand Park. Multiple facilities and location of proposed astronomy building: (Sub: 9/22/2021) Grand Park is a large multiuser facility for all kinds of sports. The whole area is growing because of it. The proposed astronomy building will be there. A tour probably in April would be good. It is close and members can drive there
Russel.l Judd Indiana medical museum tour: (Sub: 11/4/2021) Tour perhaps in April or May. Members can drive there. Time of day and the day up to the club