Bear Briefs: March 23-25

The Mayborn Museum and Baylor University will host its weekly Science Thursdays session with speaker chemistry professor Dr. Touradj Solouki at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night in the Mayborn Museum. Coffee and cookies will be available prior to the event. The event is open to the public and does not require a science background; however, admission into Mayborn Museum is not included. Solouki’s talk is called “Early and Non-Invasive Disease Detection” and will discuss major markers of human disease.

Baylor will host its annual Scholars Week next Monday through Thursday. Students and faculty are invited to join the event and attend the keynote lecture on Monday at 4 p.m. in B110 Baylor Science Building. The keynote speaker is Dr. Julia Chan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her address is called “Adventures in Solid State Synthesis: Hidden Gems to Link Materials’ Properties.”

World class violinist Simone Porter will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Waco Hall. At 19 years old, Porter has already performed in the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Houston Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has been playing professionally since age 10. Tickets can be purchased online at the Waco Symphony Orchestra website.

Student Activities is hosting the seventh annual Battle of the Bands this Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the SUB Bowl. Students will compete against other bands and artists for the title. Artists of every genre are invited to compete.