Environmentalist E.O. Wilson to give Olin Lecture

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John Carberry

April 3 Update:

The lecture has been canceled. There are no plans to reschedule at this time.

Edward O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner often considered the father of the modern environmental movement, will deliver the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Lecture Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Statler Auditorium. Free tickets are available at the Graduate School Deans’ Office, 350 Caldwell Hall.

Wilson was named one of America’s 25 Most Influential People by Time magazine and has written 28 books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Ants and the Naturalist.” His most recent book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” is a best-seller. He will sign copies of his books following the lecture.

Wilson is the recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Crafoord Prize and the Audubon Medal. He is University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and continues to research at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Recently, Wilson teamed with actor Harrison Ford to create the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing.

The 2013 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation was created at Cornell University in 1987 to foster the intellectual exchange of ideas and help drive discussion of critical issues in the sciences and the humanities.


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