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Thursday Gathering (03/28)

March 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

03/28 Program

  • 3:15-4:00pm Dynamic Memory: Ever-changing Connections and Relationships | Unraveling the mystery of memory, neuropsychologist Barbara Malamut, PhD, will talk about how memories are formed, the implications for new learning and shaping new memories. Each emotional experience shapes who we are. Dr. Malamut, who was Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s advisor for her art and science exhibition in 1999, Memory-Connections Matter, Esther Klein Gallery, re-unite. They will discuss what happened during that time that forever changed their own perceptions and ways of thinking.
  • 4:00-5:00pm We are Multisensory, and Memory is a Multisensory Adventure |
    Patricia and Barbara will be joined by Monell olfaction researcher and musician Christopher Maute, in a new collaboration to talk about the many relationships between science and art, and the strong connection between olfaction and memory. The fluid boundary between relationships and memory formation render them inseparable as topics of discussion, positioning this dialogue as an organic extension of Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s exhibit, “In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us”at the Esther Klein Gallery.  We’re confident that the relationships we develop through this conversation will foment thought-provoking memories in both the speakers and audience members
  • 4:30-5:30pm  The Journey of Creative Entrepreneurship |
    CIC’s program, 36for75, welcomed 19 creative entrepreneurs and start-ups for a four month pro-bono membership. This innovative and energetic cohort brought life into our space as we launched and we watched them collaborate with each other and help build CIC Philly’s community. As their graduation approaches, we talk to three of these incredible individuals and learn about growth during their tenure, successes and learning opportunities of starting a business, and what’s next in their journey.
  • 5:00-7:30pm Meet Monell Info/Demo Table |
    Chat with Monell’s science communications team to learn how the Center’s interdisciplinary research on smell and taste seeks to prevent diet-related disease, promote early disease detection, and assure healthy function of these essential senses throughout life. Then stick around for interactive demonstrations designed to reveal how the sense of smell contributes to our unique sensory worlds and personal memories.
  • 5:30-6:30 Full City Challenge Winners |
    Hear the pitches that won the Full City Challenge from the winners, Hospitality Together and Rebel Market, and what’s happened since.
  • 5:45-6:45pm Solving for the Unknown: The trailblazing path of Kay McNulty 
    Learn about the trailblazing journey of Kay McNulty, one of the six original programmers of the ENIAC (one of the first computers). McNulty’s daughter, Gini Mauchly Calcerano, details her mother’s journey and a life that is constantly solving for the unknown.
  • 6:00-7:30pm JeopHERdy: Not Your Average Trivia Game – Women’s History Month Edition |
    *Practice rounds start 6:00pm. Official game time is 6:30pm*
    In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for an immersive experience and popular trivia game like you’ve never played it before. Watch as teams test their knowledge of women’s history – past and present! Mix and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs who are transforming their communities! Enjoy an atmosphere of fun, laughs, and support like no other!

Office Hours

  • Nancy Rawson | Associate Director, Monell Center
    With a scientific background encompassing both nutrition and cell biology, and leadership experience ranging from small start-ups to a global science and technology company, Nancy Rawson oversees Monell’s Corporate Sponsorship Program, which has been at the vanguard of academic-industry partnerships for almost 50 years. Nancy’s most recent efforts focus on securing funding for STTR/SBIR projects (book here).
  • Lorraine LoPresti  Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Science Center

    Lorraine LoPresti is a Senior Finance Executive with extensive experience providing strategic guidance to management teams in the Non-profit, Technology and Life Sciences industries.  She is responsible for the overall fiscal and risk management of the Science Center, providing financial oversight of the corporate, real estate, treasury and programs activities, as well as overseeing HR and IT functions. Prior to joining the Science Center, Lorraine was Chief Administrative Officer for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Prior to that, she served as CFO to early-stage life science and technology companies. Lorraine was the Science Center’s Director of Financial Services from 2005-2007 where she raised $2M in seed funding for early stage companies, and subsequently served as CFO for BioNano Genomics, Inc., a Science Center incubator company, where she raised $3.5M in venture debt and $23M in Series B funding and managed $12M in grant funding.  (book here).

Gallery Tours:

Join the artist Patricia Moss-Vreeland for a personalized tour of her art and science exhibition, In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us, illuminating the role that memory plays in our lives. Moss-Vreeland will talk about why she selected these drawings, paintings, poetry, prints and videos and science texts with Dr. Dasa Zeithamova, connecting the personal to the universal. Moss-Vreeland expands the way we interact with art, with places for us to respond.

Want to be interviewed about your memory? It only takes 2 minutes. The artist Patricia Moss-Vreeland has been traveling the world, asking people just that. Some of these are seen in her exhibition, In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us at the Esther Klein Gallery. 




March 28, 2019
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-5
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