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News at Brookhaven College

For Release through April 20

DALLAS- Did you ever wish you could ask questions while watching one of those great shows on the Discovery or National Geographic channels? The Mathematics and Science Division at Brookhaven College is inviting the public into the discussion of space, sustainability of species and forensic anthropology with a spring lecture series.

Great Balls of Fire: Meteorites and 'Meteowrongs'
Guest lecturer Ron DiLulio will present "Great Balls of Fire: Meteorites and Meteowrongs" on March 23 at 7 p.m. in Bldg. X, Room X1091. Dilulio is the planetarium and astronomy lab director at the University of North Texas.

Feeding the World One Fish at a Time: The Collapse of World Fisheries and Rise of Aquaculture
Ione Hunt von Herbing, Ph.D., director of the Marine Conservation Physiology Laboratory at the University of North Texas, will present "Feeding the World One Fish at a Time: The Collapse of World Fisheries and Rise of Aquaculture" April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Bldg. X, Room X1091. Overfishing has been recognized as one of the world's greatest and most immediate environmental problems. Aquaculture, or fish farming, now provides almost half of all fish consumed by humans and is the fastest growing industry in the US, but is not yet environmentally sustainable. She will explain how overfishing has had a global impact on the oceans and fish health, as well as the potential for sustainable aquaculture as a major source of fish protein.

Bones of Contention: When the Dead Talk
H. Gill-King, Ph.D., biology and anthropology professor at Brookhaven College, will discuss forensic anthropology in "Bones of Contention: When the Dead Talk." The event will be on April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Bldg. X, Room X1091. Gill-King is director of the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology at the University of North Texas and co-director of the Center for Human Identification.

Brookhaven College is located at 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. For additional information regarding the lecture series, contact the Mathematics and Science Division at 972-860-4750.



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