NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Science discussions in South Minneapolis


Members of the Minnesota Independent Scholars’ Forum (MISF) are inclined to sink their academic teeth into some of life’s imponderables.  This is clear in their choice of Science as the theme of their Winter 2011 series.  Forthcoming programs include a discussion of “The Quality and Sustainability of Minnesota Water” (February 19) and “The Shape of Things to Come: The History and Future of the Universe” (March 19).

The February session features Pat Sweeney, Communications Director of the Freshwater Society, who will discuss recommendations contained in the recent report to the Minnesota Legislature on problems and solutions concerning the state’s water quality and sustainability.  

In his March presentation, Roger S. Jones will demonstrate how the geometric “shape” of the cosmos explains its evolution and how that changing shape will determine the destiny of the universe in the future.  Jones is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teacher Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota.  He has written two popular books on physics:  Physics as Metaphor and Physics for the Rest of Us.

The MISF-sponsored sessions are free and open.  Meetings are at 10:30 a.m. at the Hosmer Library, 36th Street and 4th Avenue in South Minneapolis.  Meetings are in the meeting room on the lower level; the library is handicapped accessible.  Bus routes #23, #5 and #18 provide frequent transit service to the Library.

For additional information contact Curt Hillstrom 612 823 5132 or