Tag: biodiversity

PBS Special Features Edward O. Wilson

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Alabama Public Television will premiere “E.O. Wilson − Of Ants and Men,” a documentary about UA alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Dr. Edward O. Wilson, on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. It will be followed by a one-hour Discovering Alabama Special about Wilson at 10 p.m. The documentary, produced by PBS International, begins with his unusual childhood in Alabama and his education at The University of Alabama. It includes footage of Wilson at […]

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Expeditions in Ecuador

From the August 2014 Desktop News | Some of the world’s most prominent botanists have named a tree species found in western Ecuador the Gustavia johnclarkii after a University of Alabama professor. The most interesting part? This is the sixth species to be named in his honor. Dr. John L. Clark, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and curator and director of the University of Alabama Herbarium, has made frequent trips to Ecuador since he served as […]

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Summer Reading List

What are you reading this summer? Here are eight books by College faculty — plus the latest by distinguished scientist and UA alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson.   These books by faculty members in the College’s humanities and social sciences departments represent a tiny sampling of the hundreds of publications produced by A&S faculty each academic year. Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, Ellen Spears In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Ala., began a legal fight against the […]

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E. O. Wilson Donates Awards to UA

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Two Pulitzer Prizes and a host of other international awards bestowed on Dr. Edward O. Wilson, the world’s most decorated scientist and a College of Arts and Sciences alumnus, were recently given to the College as an inspiration for generations of scientists to come. Wilson also gave $100,000 to the College to establish the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Fellows Endowment, a scholarship that will support students to conduct field and museum research in […]

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College to Host Edward O. Wilson Symposium

From the January 2014 Desktop News | International biodiversity experts will join University of Alabama and College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Dr. Edward O. Wilson for the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Symposium, three days of research presentations and forums on the state and future of biodiversity on our planet. The symposium will be held April 22–24, 2014 on the UA campus. Wilson is a 1949 and 1950 UA graduate and is one of the most highly decorated scientists in […]

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