CU on the Weekend lectures begin Feb. 15

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By Sue Postema Scheeres


Cannabis research, the Parker Solar Probe space mission, and British history and Latin inscriptions take center stage this spring as part of the CU on the Weekend lecture lineup.

This free series features some of CU Boulder’s most dynamic faculty, and is offered on three Saturdays from Feb. to April from 1 to 3 p.m. The fall series launches Feb. 15.

The lectures are held in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium, 3415 Colorado Ave on the University of Colorado Boulder’s East Campus. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and advanced registration is not required or accepted.

The Office for Outreach and Engagement coordinates this public series, which is supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and the Division of Continuing Education.

Lectures include:

The Growing Field of Cannabis Research
February 15 • 1–3 p.m.
Research Associate Daniela Vergara, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

A Mission to Touch the Sun
March 14 • 1–3 p.m.
Assistant Professor David Malaspina, Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences

British History in the Latin Inscriptions of Rome
April 18 • 1–3 p.m.
Instructor Tyler Lansford, Classics