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Gary Phillips

in Asheville

Invasives as Gift and Medicine

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 15

So-called invasive plants and animals turn out to be more than the monsters Monsanto and popular culture has made them out to be. Coyotes, zebra mussels, kudzu-all have important ecological roles-and encourage us to play.

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Discovering Insulin and Charles Best

BY MELINDA BEST
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 21, 2013

Melinda Best tells us about her grandfather, Dr. Charles Best, most widely known for his work in the discovery of insulin. She reflects on Best's work, and the history that he and his partners left behind, using old family photographs and vintage posters from her grandfather's time. 

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Food Is the Gift

BY NEAL SWIDLER
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2014

New Orleans Chef Neal Swidler of Juan's Flying Burrito and Lucky Rooster opens the doors and welcomes us into his "home," while sharing with us the gift of food, people, and comfortable atmosphere that his restauraunts encompass. Neal believes that home isn't a place -- it's a flavor. 

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The Romance of Botany

BY YU MIZUSHIRO
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Yu Mizushiro speaks on his work throughout Japan on soil, vegetables, and the grand sense, botany. Hear him discuss his travels, research, and findings. 

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Why Medicine Hat?

BY JASON OPENO
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 07, 2014

Jason Openo shares the journey that brought him to Medicine Hat, AB.

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Immigration Experience

BY LUIS ROJAS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 15, 2015

What does it take to immigrate to U.S.? How long does it take to become a citizen? This presenter shares his journey and perspective on immigration.

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Humanitarian Aid Medicine

BY JAMIE WEIS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jamie Weis takes us with her to practice medicine in disaster areas and remote underpriviledged locals, and reminds us that "Health Care" starts with caring.

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Fractals in Biology and Medicine

BY RASHA ABU EID
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rasha Abu Eid offers an exploration of how fractals are used in biology and medical research.

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Drug Discovery and Computational Biology

BY VIRGINIA CRISTOFORI
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Virginia Crostofori explores her work in computational biology and how this field supports new drug discovery 

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The Art of Gift Giving

BY JULES AUFDEMBRINKE
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2019

A short story about my interest in the visual presentation of things.