Back Issues: November 3, 2017

Science on Tap Nov. 8

Friday, November 3, 2017

From tricorders to warp drive, Star Trek became the first series to bring us a vision of a future where humans were just as flawed as ever, but where technology and the way we used it had created a utopian society. There was no hunger, no homelessness, no rampant diseases, only long-lived humans exploring the galaxy, enjoying all the comforts one could ask for in life.

Many of these technologies, dreamed up by Star Trek, are already real, while others are quickly approaching, and a few still remain elusive. At this Science on Tap, hear theoretical physicist and author Ethan Siegel, PhD, talk about his new book Treknology: The Real-Life Science Behind Star Trek’s Technologies.

The next Science on Tap is this Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. Beer, wine, popcorn, pizza slices, and snacks will be available for purchase. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit http://www.viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_nov_8_trek/.

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Educating for the Seventh Generation tonight at Clark College

Friday, November 3, 2017

Since 2008, Clark College has celebrated indigenous cultures by hosting “Educating for the Seventh Generation,” an evening of music, dance, tradition, and community. According to organizers, the title references “our responsibility to teach the future Seventh Generation to maintain our resources, traditions and customs. It is the way of caring and preserving for the Seventh Generation, which is a true sustainable practice.” The event is this evening, Friday, Nov. 3, in Gaiser Student Center. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with a welcome, prayer, and refreshments. A Pow Wow Grand Entry begins at 6 p.m. Information tables and vendors selling Native arts and crafts will be set-up throughout the event.

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Confluence Story Gathering Nov. 4

Friday, November 3, 2017

Confluence Story Gathering is slated for Saturday, Nov. 4. Confluence Story Gatherings are story-driven discussions, framed by excerpts from interviews of native elders and leaders, as a way to explore the interconnectedness of people and places of the Columbia River system. Saturday’s stories and discussions will explore ideas of connection—to the river, to family histories and to future generations.

Panelists include: Josiah Pinkham, a Nez Peace storyteller and culture bearer, and David Harrelson, the Cultural Resources Department Manger for the Grand Ronde.

The gathering will take place this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested here. To learn more about Confluence, visit www.confluenceproject.org.

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Revon Systems partners with The Vancouver Clinic on health outcomes trial

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Vancouver Clinic Physicians and Research Staff with Revon Systems data scientists are pairing to validate the therapeutic efficacy of the Revon Smart Symptom Tracker (RSST).

“The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) shares our excitement about leveraging digital solutions to improve health outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma patients,” says Revon Systems’ Chief Data Scientist Dr. Sumanth Swaminathan. “It will be very exciting to learn how controlled receipt of the RSST therapy improves respiratory health, anxiety, and quality of life in real patient populations.”

Revon will provide resource support, the RSST digital intervention, data analysis, and experience in statistical design. Revon will also provide device and trial support. TVC will provide an expert research staff and clinical support in recruiting/enrolling patients, executing the study protocol, and supporting patient engagement with the RSST.

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