Choose one of the following sessions:
Chocolate & Coffee Tasting with AJ (Amanda Jo) Wildey ’13 - SOLD OUT
In this tasting, you’ll travel across Peru through chocolate and coffee. The question to answer: does the origin of the cacao and coffee really change the final flavor?
After graduating, AJ moved to Lima, Peru and completed a Masters in Anthropology about Peruvian cacao and craft chocolate. On finishing her Masters, she opened El Cacaotal, a chocolate boutique. On one hand, El Cacaotal is a retail space dedicated to educating about and commercializing Peruvian craft chocolate. She curates the selection of 15 different chocolate brands herself. On the other hand, in addition to being an edible library, AJ designs craft chocolate and specialty coffee tastings with her partner, Felipe Aliaga. Both are certified tasters and match coffees and chocolates to create new flavors and sensations.
'Data on the Run' with Emily Marshall, Associate Professor of Economics and Data Analytics
During this discussion, you will learn about new wearable technology that was recently made available to the athletics department. The purpose: to extract data from the wearable technology to optimize athlete performance, assess athlete workload and develop competition strategies.
'Foundation Stones: How Rocks Connect Dickinson with the Ends of the Earth’ with Ben Edwards Professor of Earth Sciences; Moraine Chair in Arctic Studies
Junk Science and the Search for Truth – The Daubert revolution with Hank Sorett ’68
The Supreme Court’s decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 509 U.S. 579 (1993) profoundly changed the way in which expert testimony is handled in the Federal and many state courts by helping to drive out false science and simultaneously opening the door to sound but novel science. Now, 30 years later, we see how dramatically this decision and F.R.Evid. 702 has impacted the search for truth in courtrooms. Join us for a lecture and discussion about expert witnesses, “fake science”, and courtroom standards related to this ruling.