Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sorensen hosts Mongolian photo exhibition

In a press release Wednesday, the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), a non-profit scientific organization that has created a comprehensive collection of genetic genealogy, announced the opening of a month-long exhibit of 30 photographs from its recent genetic genealogy expeditions to remote, rarely visited locations in Mongolia. Along with the photo exhibit will be a one-night program featuring a lecture by geneticist Dr. Scott Woodward and remarks from the Consul General of the Mongolian Embassy in Wash., DC.

The photo exhibit, which runs March 1-April 1, 2008, is entitled “From The Land Of Genghis Khan: Photographs From the Mongolian Genetic Genealogy Collection Expeditions of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation.” Both the exhibit and the lecture are open to the public and will be held in the Lower Urban Room of the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library at 210 E. 400 South. The exhibit will open simultaneously at the National University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar.

On Friday, March 21, at 6 p.m., Woodward, who is executive director of SMGF and one of the world's leading genetic genealogy researchers, will offer a lecture and discussion that includes Gonchig Ganbold, Consul General of the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, DC and Malan Jackson, Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Utah.

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