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April 2020

The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship Between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution

April 2,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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The 18th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented in association with the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, the Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City. Harvard biological anthropologist Richard Wrangham will trace the evolutionary histories of humans’ reactive and proactive aggression.

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POSTPONED: Hack the Hall

April 3,6:00 pm - April 4,6:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This event has been postponed.

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POSTPONED: Linda Hall Library Film Series – Apollo 13

April 13,6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Due to a need to provide for a prudent level of social distancing regarding COVID-19, this program has been postponed.

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Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Monarch Butterfly Conservation

April 15,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America and a central part of efforts to protect pollinators. Angie Babbit from KU’s Monarch Watch will share strategies researchers are using to better understand monarchs’ epic migration between Mexico and Canada and how the public can participate in efforts to preserve and protect the butterfly.
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ONLINE LECTURE: Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

April 16,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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This program will be a virtual lecture. Click on “found out more” below for information on how to access the free online program.

A recent report found that two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts and other threats. The good news is that the science also shows that, if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Join Dr. Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist at the Audubon Society, to learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds in our Kansas City community.

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