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   Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on "The Future of Plants"

   Date : Thursday, 1 March 2012       From : 7:30pm   To : 9:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Hardie


   Event Description :

The Rhodes College chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society will host a free public lecture on "The Future of Plants: Diversity, Conservation, and Sustainability" by world-renowned botanist Sir Peter Crane on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium.

Dr. Crane is a distinguished evolutionary biologist, with a focus on the diversity of plant life. He is the former director of the Field Museum of Natural History and The Royal Botanic Gardens, where he helped establish the Millennium Seed Bank. Dr. Crane currently heads the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Crane's lecture will explore the current status of plant diversity and consider some of the challenges in conserving and managing plants in sustainable ways for human benefit.

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar's lecture is co-sponsored by the Rhodes Biology Department, Environmental Studies & Sciences, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, and the University of Memphis Department of Biological Sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society; Rhodes has been home to a chapter since 1949.



   Email : satterfields@rhodes.edu
   More info : http://rhodes.edu/phibetakappa


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