Apr 4, 2012

FVCC Offers Free Lecture on the Genographic Project

Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center will host a free community lecture on ancestry and genetics April 18.

Presented by Jim Rogers, “Deep Ancestry: The Genographic Project and our Genetic Odyssey” will aim to explain how humankind populated the earth.  It will center on a five-year study by the National Geographic Society and IBM intended to examine 100,000 DNA samples of indigenous peoples from across the globe to help answer how people got to where they live today, where people really come from, and who people are related to.

Rogers is employed at Salish Kootenai College as an adjunct instructor.  He has studied under Spencer Wells, Ph.D., a population geneticist who serves as the director and lead scientist of the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

The lecture will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 144 inside the Arts & Technology Building on the FVCC campus.  For more information, contact the Continuing Education Center at 756-3832, or email