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Science at the Smithsonian - from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar

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Friday, September 05, 2014
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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Smithsonian Under Secretary of Science, John Kress

A high-level delegation from the Smithsonian Institution is visiting Duke on Friday, Sept 5. As part of their visit, Under Secretary for Science, John Kress, will give a public lecture in 04 Sanford Bldg at 4:30 pm on that day. W. John Kress serves as Acting Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian. He oversees the operations of eight national museums and institutes including the National Museum of Natural History. Kress is an expert on tropical biology, with interests in the evolution and ecology of tropical plants and animals. His talk is titled "Science at the Smithsonian - from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar." The event is free and open to the public, and you are cordially invited to attend and to be part of the reception following the talk. Those with particular interest in tropical conservation should attend.Parking is available in the SDV lot from 3:30pm-6:30 pm.

Contact: Anna Alcaro