02-20-2018 UA Science Cafe "The 6th Extinction"

02-20-2018 UA Science Cafe "The 6th Extinction"

UA Science Cafe "The 6th Extinction"

February 20, 2018 6:30 PM to February 20, 2018 8PM

Powerhouse Restaurant Fayetteville AR



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The University of Arkansas (UA) Science Cafe series is open to the public, free of charge, and held in an informal restaurant setting as a time to sit, relax, and chat about the topic of the night. Food and drink purchases will be available. All cafes are held in a private room of Powerhouse Restaurant in Fayetteville. Parking is free. K-12 Professional Development credit is available on request. All cafes occur on Tuesdays, beginning at 6:30 p.m. "The 6th Extinction" features a panel comprised of Dr. Walt Manger, emeritus professor, Department of Geosciences, UA and Dr. John Willson, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, UA. This cafe focuses on "The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert. "Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us." -- from Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" For more information, contact Lynne Hehr at lhehr@uark.edu .


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