ANN ARBOR, Mich – After a short hiatus in May, Nerd Nite is back and nerdier than ever on June 20 at 7 p.m. This month three lecturers will talk about linguistics, lakes and why people just love their cats at LIVE nightclub.
Starting off the evening, Christine Kitchens, a research technician at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research at the University of Michigan, will wash away the myths about lake ecosystems. Her talk titled, “A Tale of Two Lakes: Eutrophy in Western Lake Erie and Oligotrophy in Lake Michigan,” will dissect the issues of too much or too little vegetation in two of the Great Lakes. She will discuss lake management strategies and how solutions for some problems may aggravate other lake ecosystem issues.
Next, University of Michigan Ph.D. student and local standup comedian Emily Rae Sabo will talk about why English is just weird. Her presentation, “10 Things You Need to Know about Language,” will highlight 10 things that people don’t often know about language, like why so many languages are dying (yes, language death is a thing) or why English likes to have so many funny word spellings.
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Nerd Nite A2 #65: Linguistics, Lakes, and Love of Kittehs We’re back! June’s Nerd Nite A2 has it all - little-known language facts, a battle for the GREATEST Lake (water quality issue), and a deep, objective examination of why cats are, scientifically, just the best. 🎤 Linguist and standup comedian Emily Rae Sabo will teach us 10 things we need to know about language, including why English spelling is so W-E-I-R-D. 🌊 Research technician Christine Kitchens will break down the water quality issues plaguing two of the Great Lakes, specifically, too much algae and not enough algae. 😺 Cat lover Jessica Amey will discuss feline domestication, variances by breed, and anatomical traits, such as relative cuteness of kitty toe beans. Join us to laugh at language, marvel at lake ecosystems, and celebrate cats just being cute and great all the time, scientifically speaking, of course. Bring a friend, grab a beer, and settle in for another great NNA2! When: Thursday, June 20 Doors at 6:30/talks at 7 pm Where: LIVE, 102 S. First St Cost: Free! This night out is sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library!
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Rounding out the evening will be cat lover Jessica Amey, who will guide audiences through the domestication process of cats, cat anatomy fun facts and the cultural influence that cats have had on humans in the presentation, “Cats: A Look into the Feisty Feline”
Not to let the cat out of the bag or anything, but Amey will also have some prizes for those who answer her cat trivia questions.
Nerd Nite Ann Arbor talks begin at 7 p.m., but doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presentations held on the third Thursday of every month. Thanks to the Ann Arbor District Library, every Nerd Nite Ann Arbor meeting is free.
For information about NerdNite #65, check out Nerd Nite Ann Arbor.
LIVE is located at 102 S. 1st St.
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