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VIMS celebrates 75 years at Marine Science Day

Marine Science Day, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s annual open house, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the school’s campus at Gloucester Point. Some special features of the day will celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary being observed this year.

The goal of the anniversary events—including public lectures and Discovery Labs held throughout the year—is to showcase the accomplishments in research, education and advisory service that VIMS faculty, staff, students and alumni have made over the last 75 years.

“VIMS has a rich history, a compelling vision, and a bright future,” said John Wells, the school’s dean and director.

Communications director David Malmquist said that Marine Science Day has grown to over 2,000 people attending each year. He expects another large crowd on Saturday, with events planned rain or shine.

Ten minute long “fast talks” by VIMS faculty and staff will look at the institute&...

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