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Missouri River research presented at USD symposium

Event is sponsored by USD’s Missouri River Institute

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Scientists will share new information and discoveries about the Missouri River at the 2015 Missouri River Institute Research Symposium at the University of South Dakota on Thursday, April 9. The symposium opens at 9 a.m., and will take place in the Freedom Forum Conference Room of the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus in Vermillion.

Science and education projects, river management issues, and natural resource studies are among the research topics and themes to be presented.

Scientists from the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, the South Dakota Geological Survey, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the National Park Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are scheduled to present at the symposium. Faculty and students from the University of South Dakota are included on the presentations schedule.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information and a schedule of presentations, please visit or contact David Swanson at (605) 677-6175 or via e-mail at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News