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Bergman to Give Buchanan Lecture at UW April 28

April 17, 2017
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Harold Bergman

A recently retired University of Wyoming professor and director will give UW’s 2017 Buchanan Lecture Friday, April 28.

Harold Bergman, professor emeritus of zoology and physiology, will discuss “Lessons My Students Taught Me About Life” at 1:30 p.m. in Salons C and D/E of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.

The lecture was established to honor Tom Buchanan, who retired in June 2013 after serving as UW’s 23rd president since 2005. The lecture is delivered annually by one of UW’s most accomplished retiring faculty members.

The lecture offers members of the university community the opportunity to hear distinguished UW faculty members distill a life of inquiry, reflection and service into important guidance for successive generations.

Bergman, who joined the UW faculty in 1975, served in various roles, including as the J.E. Warren Professor of Energy and the Environment; director of the UW-National Park Service Research Station in Grand Teton National Park; and director of UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute and the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.

During his 41-year career at UW, Bergman received numerous research and teaching awards. He has served on a number of national and international advisory and review panels dealing with environmental and natural resource policy. Additionally, he was elected a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

He has written or co-written more than 100 research articles and edited four books on diverse topics related to his principal research interests in environmental toxicology, fish physiology and environmental policy. 

Bergman earned a Ph.D. in fisheries biology at Michigan State University in 1973.

The Office of Academic Affairs sponsors the Buchanan Lecture, selects the speaker and provides a monetary award. For more information, call the Office of Academic Affairs at (307) 766-4286.

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