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April 24, 2012

Philadelphia Science Festival and La Salle University

La Salle University will be hosting one event for the second Annual Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF), and faculty and students will be participating in several events off-campus. The University is also a sponsor of the nine-day festival, April 20-29.

Chemistry Professor Dr. William Price will present, “It’s All Natural and Organic: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You,” on Wednesday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at the University’s Holroyd Science Center.

“I’ll be exploring an organic chemist’s perspective on the realities of the ‘all-natural’ and ‘organic’ craze that has essentially demonized all things chemical, synthetic, and genetically modified,” said Price. “The range of topics includes foods, medicines, nutritional supplements and vaccines.”

Additional PSF programs involving La Salle include the following:

Earth in Crisis
Featuring exhibit by La Salle University Biology Professor Dr. Stefan Samulewicz, Tuesday, April 24, 5 p.m. at The Franklin Institute

Is There No Truth in Beauty: Cultural Beauty and Geek
Science Conversation event featuring Integrated Science, Business, and Technology (ISBT) Professor Dr. William Weaver, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.   116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia

Phillies Science Night at the Ballpark
Featuring La Salle University ISBT Professor Dr. William Weaver.  Saturday, April 28, Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Game begins at 7:05p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Science Scavenger Hunt (La Salle’s Signature Event)
Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Event ends at Citizen’s Bank Park, Philadelphia. Registration required: