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(I had thought some of you might be too young to appreciate a reference to the greatest simulation computer game of all time, but apparently they've made updated versions as recently as 2001. This is good news for America's children.)

Pioneering: Avoiding flash floods and disease was a problem for America's earliest pioneers, similar to how renewable energy and land use are posing challenges for the U.S. today.
Pioneering: Avoiding flash floods and disease was a problem for America's earliest pioneers, similar to how renewable energy and land use are posing challenges for the U.S. today.Courtesy David

Anyway, real reality is always more exciting than virtual reality, and have I got something really exciting for you!! More chances to meet scientists and field experts right here in Minnesota's capitol city.

The Institute on the Environment's (IonE) annual lecture series, Frontiers in the Environment, begins this week!

Frontiers "...explores the frontiers of knowledge in climate change, renewable energy, land use, food security and many other environmental hot topics. Our speakers provide the audience with a true understanding of the issue, its global significance and breakthroughs on the horizon."

Weekly on Wednesdays, noon-1pm
IonE's Seminar Room (#380), VoTech building on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus
Events are free and open to the public.
Lectures also air live on the Web.

The 2010 season will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22nd, with "Biochemical Bloodhounds: Using Enzymes to Detect Toxins" by Professor Larry Wackett. Check out the Frontiers webpage for the rest of the year's schedule and more details.

Oct
18
2007

Join us tonight for the Pompeii Adult Lecture: The Final Hours.

The Final Hours
Dr. Connie Rodriguez
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Classical Studies at Loyola of New Orleans
Thursday, October 18, 2007
7:00-9:00 PM

Dr. Rodriguez, visiting curator of the A Day in Pompeii exhibit, presents the final hours of Pompeii as related in letters by Pliny the Younger, who watched events unfold from a safe distance at Misenum. He tells of his uncle, Pliny the Elder, who was in charge of the Roman fleet stationed on the Bay of Naples and who met his death during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

Tickets for each Pompeii lecture are $12 per person ($8 per Science Museum member). Lectures will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Science Museum's auditorium on level 3. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (651) 221-9444.