Noon at Noodles & Co. on the East Side

Feb 22- Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know - Lisel Record March 22-Virtual Reality: What an Experience! - Bernard Frischer. April 19-Changing the Conversation: Prevention of Drugs and Alcohol Use Problems - Mallori DeSalle,

About the Course

Whatever your day might look like, plan to save lunchtime for us! For one Wednesday a month in February, March and April, join us at the Noodles & Co. Restaurant in Eastland Plaza for three diverse presentations.

Lectures run from 12–1 p.m. Doors... See more to the private conference room open at 11:30 a.m. Should you plan to eat before or during the session, order your lunch and head back to the conference room for the presentation. Eastland Plaza has plenty of free parking, so accessibility is easy.

Come and hear a stimulating talk–your body needs nourishment at lunchtime and so does your brain!

Dates and Time: Three Wednesdays, February 22, March 22, and April 19, 12–1 p.m.

Location: Noodles & Company–Eastland Plaza (in the center of the strip shopping center), 2560 E. Third Street

The following are descriptions of the lectures you will hear:

Wednesday, February 22

Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know

Cartographic maps have guided our explorations for centuries, helping us navigate the world. Science maps have the potential to guide our search for knowledge in the same way, allowing us to visualize scientific results. Science maps help us navigate, understand, and communicate the dynamic and changing structure of science and technology and help us make sense of the avalanche of data generated by scientific research today.

Instructor: Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University. She is a curator of the international Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit (

Wednesday, March 22

Virtual Reality: What an Experience!

Some call it virtual reality some call it virtual environment, either way in this class you will get to experience a computer generated virtual environment and learn how it will affect your life in the future. We have always known the world through our senses and perception systems, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of sensory information and our brains sense-making mechanisms working together. Now using computer technology we are able to create a simulated, three-dimensional world that isn’t really there but one we can manipulate and explore. From our perspective then, it would be perceived as if we were indeed in that world. Welcome to Virtual Reality!

Instructor: Bernard Frischer is a Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing and a leading virtual archaeologist and the author of seven printed books, three e-books, and dozens of articles on virtual heritage, Classics, and the survival of the Classical world. He is the founding editor of Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, an innovative online, peer-reviewed journal where scientists can publish interactive 3D models.

Wednesday, April 19

Changing the Conversation: Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Use Problems

Drugs and alcohol effect all of us in a wide range of ways. Most people don’t know much about the effects until there is a personal consequence. In fact, we often wait until a crisis, like the current issue with opioid over use. This presentation will review historical perspectives on drug treatment and highlight an emerging trend in how drugs and alcohol can be approached before a crisis occurs. Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), a new preventative practice, is aimed at changing conversations about drug and alcohol use in order to reduce risk for long term consequences. Come and hear about how this public health approach can help our communities get healthier one conversation at a time.
Presenter: Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, works at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center which is a part of the School of Public Health at Indiana University-Bloomington. In her work, she trains medical and behavioral health professionals how to talk to patients about alcohol and substance use. Ms. DeSalle is a licensed mental health counselor, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has trained professionals across the world in substance use prevention practices.

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