Deep Waters and photo competition – to conclude Science cafes

Deep Waters and photo competition – to conclude Science cafes
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22-05-2013 A+ A-
A major event in the Great Aula of University of Latvia (UL) on June 6 at 18.00 will conclude the season of Science café, organized in collaborative partnership with magazine ‘National Geographic Latvija,’ its organizer Aija Fedorova informed cultural portal 'Riga 2014.'

Inviting creative interpretation of the theme, University of Latvia (UL) and ‘National Geographic Latvija’ jointly announced competition with a theme to reflect in the title of the final event of the season Deep Waters.

The UL portal  is open for competition entries till midnight of June 2, 2013. Participants are expected to apply one work each. The winners of photo contest will be announced in conclusion of the season on June 6.

Authors of first three best works will win one year subscriptions for ‘National Geographic’ in Latvian and one thematic special prize will be also awarded.

The jury of photo contest will include representatives of University of Latvia, magazine ‘National Geographic Latvija’ and program ‘TE!’.

‘By Science cafes, organized by University of Latvia, we wish to demonstrate that science and everything it relates to can be interesting to everyone irrespective of their level of preliminary knowledge, age or occupation. In the same vein, this photo contest highlighting the conclusion of the current Science cafes’ season is invitation to offer unique interpretations of the theme Deep Waters,’ organizer of photo contest and gala event of the season Aija Federova explains.

As director of UL press center Madars Štramdieris told to cultural portal 'Riga 2014,' Science cafes will reopen in the beginning of the next academic year in September and will continue to invite public every third or fourth Thursday of the month, depending on the schedules of visiting professors. As always, Science cafes will be accompanied by thematic events in ‘Nabaklab.’

‘Science cafes of Latvia University aim to encourage free informal discussion of questions of public interest in science. It is an opportunity to encounter experts in given themes and pose questions in order to gain deeper understanding of particular foreign themes in science.’

We will remind that Science cafes are included in the program of European Capital of Culture as part of the project ‘RīgaPunkts’ in the thematic line ‘Survival Kit.’

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