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Nerd Nite – No Joke

Think Spring thoughts, little chickadees! Nerd Nite is back to fill up your Easter egg with the yolk of knowledge!

Does that sound mildly creepy?

You can join our Facebook event here.

If your so inclined to vote us up at Yelp! or Do512, we’d be very happy.

April 1st, starting at 7pm, you can see:

Indian Language Politics, or How Gandhi Pissed Off Almost Everyone
Libby Bowers

In India, there are over 1,000 languages and dialects with around 29 of them being spoken by over a million people each. During the independence and nationalistic movements of the early 20th century, the conflict between the advocates of the Hindi and Urdu languages created far-reaching social and political implications. We’ll talk about this and why Gandhi’s actions made some people very, very angry.

Libby Bowers is less than two months away from receiving her M.A. in Asian Cultures and Languages from the University of Texas at Austin. She speaks a few languages and really needs to find a job.

You gonna eat that?
Claire Sweet

Do you have any idea what you’re putting into your mouth? From artificial flavors to sulfur dioxide, you’ll learn about some of the “magical” foods we eat.

Claire Sweet is an Operations Specialist/Programmer for a leading technology company – outside of work she loves to work out, play video games and most importantly FOOD.

A Planetarium for Austin; an Historical Perspective
Torvald Hessel

Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without a planetarium. Studies indicate that planetariums and science museums greatly benefit science education and interest in science as a career path in the areas they serve. With the current push in the U.S. to promote education in science and mathematics, there is no greater time to develop Austin’s first Planetarium, Science Museum, and Technology Center.

Executive Director of the Austin Planetarium, Torvald Hessel has been at the forefront of finally giving the central Texas community a place to reach for the stars.

As always, Nerd Nite is FREE (21+), as is pool and shuffleboard for attending nerds.

http://do512.com/event/2010/04/01/nerd-nite

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