Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:30pm

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Doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park
Parking information here

Admission is free. 

“Five Hundred Million Years of Death and Destruction”

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences John Huntley

You’ve heard about the dangers of rising sea levels and temperatures around the globe. But one danger you may not have heard about: a potential rise in parasites!

Trematodes (tiny parasitic flatworms) are linked to tropical diseases that kill a million people each year. They can negatively alter marine ecosystems of the seafood we eat—increasing the risk to human health. And as sea levels rose in the past, the populations of these parasites rose, too. 

MU paleobiologist John Huntley will discuss why you need to know about these parasites and the dramatic consequences facing our planet as temperatures and water depth continue to increase.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

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