Science Diplomats to discuss ‘Ebola Explosion’
The headline-grabbing Ebola outbreak will be the focus of the next Science in the News talk presented by the Yale Science Diplomats, a group of graduate students dedicated to making complex scientific topics easily understood by people of all ages.
Titled “Ebola Explosion! Barriers, Blood, and Bad Press,” the lecture will be presented twice: on Thursday, Feb. 17, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in Yale’s Rosenfeld Hall, 109 Grove St., New Haven; and on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. in the James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main St., Branford, Connecticut. The talks are free and open to the public.
Among the questions that will be explored are: “Where did the Ebola virus come from, and why does it make us sick?” “What are the public health ramifications of such a dramatic outbreak?” And “What role does the media play in shaping our reaction?”
The Science in the News lecture series is dedicated to providing people with a better understanding of the scientific underpinnings of the issues in the news every day.