Science Café - Gangster Birds - Nov. 29, 2010

News item published on: 2010-11-18 09:33:58

The public is invited to hear a talk on gangster birds at the next Science Cafe, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, 2010 at the Starbucks in Cook Library.

Dr. Frank Moore, who is a Professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, will discuss "Gangster Birds." Woodpeckers watch out: Cowbirds might make you an offer you can't refuse. In this NOVA Science program, see how ecologist Jeff Hoover has stumbled on a clue that might unravel the most brutal reign of terror in the avian world.

A science Café's casual meeting place, plain language, and inclusive conversation create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people who may have no science background. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation and shows a short video clip to kick off the discussion.

The events are free and open to the public. The Café will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Starbucks in Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. You can leave a Café meeting when you want, but you'll miss out if you show up late!

For more information please contact Tracy Englert (601) 266-6396 or . Find out more about Science Cafes in general at