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"Natural History in an Unnatural World" topic for Bean Museum lecture Nov. 30

The semiannual John Tanner Lecture, sponsored by the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at Brigham Young University, will feature C. Riley Nelson, a BYU professor of integrative biology, who will discuss "Natural History in an Unnatural World" on Thursday, Nov. 30.

A reception will be held in the main exhibit gallery of the Monte L. Bean Museum at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. in the Tanner Auditorium on the first floor of the museum. The museum is located southeast of the Marriott Center on the BYU campus.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Nelson completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Utah State University, and received his doctorate from BYU. He grew up in Brigham City, Utah. Nelson’s research focuses on etymology and involves him in worldwide projects, including research in Tahiti, the Amazon, Mongolia and Mount Timpanogos.

For more information, contact Douglas Cox at (801) 422-6355.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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