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Fighting Fair and People Rare: Nerd Nite May
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We describe Nerd Nite like the Discovery Channel (or like a Ted Talk, for those of you that don’t remember the Discovery Channel), but with beer. Three speakers will present for ~20 minutes each about their particular nerdery, while the audience drinks along. Learn. Eat. Drink. Be entertained. Topics for our May show:
**The People of the Rising Star: The Discovery of Our New Hominin Cousins, *Homo naledi*** (and what we know about them so far)
*‘Small spelunkers required.’* The human family tree continues to grow as many discoveries have been made in the last 20 years. *Homo naledi* seems to be a true cousin of modern humans that we had no idea existed until 2013, and one site is producing an abundance of information. The discovery was not made as most would think, and the conditions of exploration and excavation have some unusual requirements.
*Becky Reichenbach wanted to be like the Professor on Gilligan’s Island when she grew up, and so acquired an insanely broad science background. This led to teaching nearly every science course offered in high school for 20 years before putting it together to chase an advanced degree. She just walked in commencement at NDSU with a dual Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and STEM Education. She starts a post-doc position at NDSU as a project coordinator and instructor next week.*
It is said conflict is a part of human nature, but it doesn’t always need to end in a knock-down drag-out fight. Fighting fair combines techniques from leading therapists and coaches so no one can truly lose.
*Aria Harveland is a master of the fine art of arguing and is always right, no matter what others may say. She’s spent her entire life fighting everything from her parents to her customers to get what she deserves. She’s also incredibly humble.*
…And since our third speaker had to back out, we’re making up for it by hosting a round of trivia! So join us **Wednesday, May 17th at 7PM** (doors at 6:30) at **Fargo Billiards and Gastropub** for your monthly dose of thinking and drinking. Tickets $10 at the door, or get them in advance at [Eventbrite](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-fargo-nerd-nite-tickets-632708517207?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb). See your gorgeous faces there.
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