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E.O. Wilson to Speak Thursday at UW


September 20, 2010 — One of the greatest living scientists, Edward O. Wilson, a renowned biologist and one of America's 25 Most Influential People by Time magazine, will speak Thursday, Sept. 23, at the University of Wyoming.

Wilson's presentation begins at 4 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

"For those among us who have wondered what it might have been like to see in action a mind like that of Charles Darwin, the forthcoming opportunity to hear a lecture by E. O. Wilson is probably about as close as we can hope to come," UW professor Richard Machalek says.

Considered to be the father of sociobiology, Wilson has made a life's work in the study of ants, but that work also includes a study of social behavior and the interconnectedness of life on Earth. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non-Fiction, Wilson has been honored with the Crafoord Prize, which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards in sciences not covered by the Nobel Prize.

Currently, Wilson is the Pellegrino University Research Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

Photo: Edward O. Wilson speaks Thursday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences auditorium. 

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