Free admission to "2nd Thursday Science Talks" is provided by generous donations to the VMNH ...

Free admission to

Free admission to "2nd Thursday Science Talks" is provided by generous donations to the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund. All presentations are held at VMNH from 6 to 7 p.m. Space is limited, so please RSVP one week prior to each event to or 276-634-4162.

September 12, 2013
"Insect evidence from serial killings: The use of museum collections to assist investigators"
Dr. Joe Keiper, Executive Director, VMNH

October 10, 2013
"Adventures into the (Virtual) Unknown: 3D Laser Scanning and America's Past"
Dr. Bernard Means, Instructor of Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University – VMNH Research Associate

November 14, 2013
Dr. Nancy Moncrief, Curator of Mammalogy, VMNH

December 12, 2013
Dr. Judith Winston, Curator of Marine Biology, VMNH

January 9, 2014
Dr. Paul Marek, Virginia Tech – VMNH Research Associate

February 13, 2014
Dr. Alton Dooley, Curator of Paleontology, VMNH

March 13, 2014
Dr. DorothyBelle Poli, Associate Professor of Biology, Roanoke College – VMNH Research Associate

April 10, 2014
Dr. Donna Boyd, Eminent Professor of Anthropological Sciences, Radford University – VMNH Research Associate

May 8, 2014
Dr. James Beard, Director of Research and Collections/Curator of Geology, VMNH

VMNH Members' Reception on May 8 – VMNH Members are invited to attend a reception following the final presentation on May 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. celebrating the completion of the 2013-2014 "2nd Thursday Science Talks." The reception will be held in the museum's Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life, and will provide an opportunity for VMNH Members to meet and interact with all presenters.

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