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February 2020

Science Forum 2020: What You Need to Know about Concussions

February 25,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Concussions affect people of all ages from athletes to people in car accidents and home injuries. In this presentation, moderator Steve Kraske will lead a discussion and audience Q&A session with a panel of experts on the latest brain injury research: The causes and symptoms of concussions and how you can prevent them.
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April 2020

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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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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The Sixth (Modern) Mass Extinction: A Geologic Perspective

April 29,7:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Earth is currently experiencing an accelerating biodiversity crisis that could rival past mass extinctions in terms of rate, magnitude, and selectivity. What lessons does the fossil record offer for how ecosystems will respond to massive loss of biodiversity? Dr. Jonathan Payne is Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in Biology, is a Member of Stanford’s interdisciplinary biosciences institute Bio-X, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
Tickets will be available March 15

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May 2020

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

May 12,7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Jared Diamond, New York Times bestselling author, will launch and present his new softcover, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis. This author event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books and the Linda Hall Library. The program will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

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