Photorealistic 3D scene of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, hunting two Gallimimus.

“When Dinosaurs Ruled New York” could be the inaugural event of Science Night Live or SNL at Hofstra University, a new free, public lecture series that includes exciting research presented by a few of your top scientists and lecturers for their fields. Science is now more essential in your life, plus the timely lectures will inspire and challenge their audiences in unexpected ways. All events, unless otherwise noted, come about for the Helene Fortunoff Theater, found at Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus. Hofstra Cultural Center, 516-463-5669.

“When Dinosaurs Ruled New York” will be held on Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. Dr. Bret Bennington, chair and professor inside Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability look at Mesozoic fossils and discuss a vey important status for dinosaur studies in Big apple as well the Northeast.

Future SNL events:

Wednesday, February 10, 11:15 a.m. ~?Darwin Holiday to Hofstra University

Join us for all our annual commemoration of Charles Darwin, author of On dogs with aggressive behavior of Species, who as part of his 1859 book, explained his theory of evolution with convincing scientific evidence.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m. ~?Superbugs and Superdrugs: Not able to Antibiotics

Dr. Scott Lefurgy traces the specific situation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria within the early victories of penicillin for this struggles against MRSA and also the threat of CRE. His research is targeted on knowing structure of bacterial enzymes that can cause power to resist antibiotics, to make certain drug designers can address this ever-changing threat.

Speaker: Dr. Scott Lefurgy, Department of Chemistry

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m. ~?Hunting for Beneficial Microbes on Long Island

An review of the microbes being studied while in the lab of Javier Izquierdo, Hofstra assistant professor of biology C including how to use them in biofuel production and agriculture. The attention together with the lab is on “locally grown” microbes which had been collected from various sources, from vineyard soils around the North Fork to sand dunes to the South Shore to zoo animals.

Speaker: Dr. Javier Izquierdo, Department of Biology