Last Supper Dinner Club - May
- When: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
- Wasabi Lakeview, 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA view map
Taking it up to the lakeside! Good parking and easy for a larger group to grab a table.
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme (There will be chopsticks!)
As a courtesy to the other attendees and the restaurant, please be sure that your RSVP is accurate as of the afternoon of this event. Be conscientious and let us know if something changes!
Free Speech: The Foundation for All Liberty
- When: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
- Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA view map
Free and open to the public!
Greg Lukianoff is a graduate of Stanford Law and president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom From Speech, and the co-author with Jonathan Haidt of The Atlantic’s September 2015 cover story, “The Coddling of the American Mind"; and co-author with Harvey A. Silverglate and David French of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus.
Lukianoff is also widely published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, Forbes, the New York Post, and U.S. News & World Report. He is a frequent guest on national televison and syndicated radio programs, including CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today Show, CNN’s New Day, The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business’s Stossel and The Independents; and he has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America’s campuses.
FIRE’s mission is to defend free speech, equal rights, due process, religious liberty and the sanctity of conscience at American colleges and universities.
Supported by: Greg Rusovich and Jay Lapeyre Families
Sponsored by: Metairie Park Country Day School and Isidore Newman School
“At Night in Your Backyard: The suburban ecology of West Nile virus"
- When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
- Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map
NOLA Science Cafe - May
Every spring thousands of birds hatch into a harsh reality of predators, parasites, and pathogens. This seasonal pulse of susceptible West Nile virus avian hosts and abundant mosquito vectors fuel the potential for West Nile virus outbreaks in humans.
Techniques combining thermal imaging, field work, and mathematical models are leading to new insights into the ecology of West Nile virus.
Speaker: Kevin A. Caillouet, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Research Entomologist with St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District
Free and open to the public!
Sponsored by NOSHA and the Virology Institute of New Orleans
Celebrate National Astronomy Day 2016!
- When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am
- Audubon Zoo Education Lawn, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA view map
National Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. In the spring, the holiday is held on the Saturday closest to the first quarter Moon between the months of April and May.
So here we are! Join members of the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society and learn more about astronomy in a hands-on day of demonstrations and discussions.