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CALENDAR ITEM: MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center’s Science Café Hosts Discussion on Volcanoes

December 8th, 2014

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: Science Café Columbia continues its mission to inspire informal, relaxed conversations about popular science topics. For this month’s topic “Volcanoes,” Alan Whittington, professor and chair of geological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU, will discuss the shapes and terminology of volcanoes, volcanic hazards and where people can visit old volcanoes in southeast Missouri.

An offshoot of an international movement started by PBS’ “NOVA,” Science Café is a grassroots forum that takes place in a neighborhood coffeehouse, library or bar. Meant to include members of the community who may not normally get involved in the science conversation, the Bond Life Science Center sponsors Science Café Columbia as a means of nurturing a two-way conversation between scientists and the public.

WHERE: Broadway Brewery, 816 E. Broadway, Columbia

WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8

NOTE: This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Science Café, please visit: