The University of Missouri invited Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to speak to students and local Columbia residents earlier last week. The lecture was hosted by the MU Truman School of Public Affairs as the Monroe-Paine annual lecture event. Friedman’s lecture focused on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and the future possibility of a single payer healthcare system.
TV’s Bill Nye the science guy spoke at the University of Missouri Columbia last week as a part of the Life Sciences and Society Symposium.
Jesse Auditorium was packed on Saturday morning with people ready to learn about science. Tickets to the event were free, but ran out within 30 minutes of the box office opening. That’s more than 1700 tickets.
Jack Schultz is the director of MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center, and oversaw the event. He said they weren’t initially expecting such a huge turnout.