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Café Scientifique

Date: 02/19/2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis

Cost: $5-$12


Tonight, Dr. Jay Bell, Associate Dean of the Department of Soil, Water & Climate, University of Minnesota, invites us to take a fresh look at the history of human civilization from the ground-up. Learn how the landscapes and soils upon which we live have helped shape societies throughout history and around the globe.

Jay BelI received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Agronomy from Virginia Tech and his doctorate in Soil Science at the Pennsylvania State University in 1990, and joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota as an assistant professor in January of 1991. He has lived and worked internationally in Australia and Morocco and developed a research and teaching program focusing on the ecology of wetland soils, soil geomorphology, and applications of geographic information science to problems of soil mapping. He has taught courses in soil conservation, geographic information science, soil genesis landscape relations, wetland soils, and introduction to environmental science, as well as leading soils and geology field trips around the upper Midwest. Dr. Bell's first passion is teaching, and he assumed the duties of Associate Dean of the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water & Climate in July of 2007.


  • Name: Leah Peterson
  • E-mail: pete1313@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Bell Museum of Natural History


Bryant Lake bowl is located at 801 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN. Street parking is available, as well as surface lots around the area.  Map & Directions

Reservation Information:

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and can be made online or by calling (612) 825-8949.

Doors at 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m.

More information: http://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/ForAdults/CafeScientifique/index.htm

Disability Options: To request disability accommodations, please contact [name, department, e-mail address, phone number].

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