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23rd Annual Phi Beta Kappa Fall Lecture - “Applied Bee-Nomics: Can Science Save the Honey Bee?”

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 @ 05:00 PM | Cost:Free

The 23rd annual Phi Beta Kappa Fall Lecture titled “Applied Bee-Nomics: Can Science Save the Honey Bee?” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

This year’s speaker is Dr. May Berenbaum, professor and head of entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will talk on the precarious relationship between human activity and the survival of the honey bee, an incredibly relevant topic as recent alarming news reports have indicated that millions of honey bees are dying across North America.

Dr. Berenbaum is famous in her own right as an advocate of popular scientific literacy. She is the author of numerous books including “The Earwig’s Tail: A Modern Bestiary of Multi-Legged Legends,” “Bugs in the System: Insects and their Impact on Human Affairs,” and “Buzzwords: A Scientist Muses on Sex, Bugs, and Rock’n’Roll.”

She is also the founder of the Insect Fear Film Festival, which has been held annually at the U of I since 1984, and even inspired a reincarnation of herself as the character Bambi Berenbaum in “The X-Files.”

A reception will follow Dr. Berenbaum’s lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors of the event are the Office of the Provost; Booth Library; College of Arts and Humanities; Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences; College of Education and Professional Studies; College of Sciences; The Graduate School; The Honors College; Department of English; Department of History; and Center for the Humanities, all at EIU.

For more information, please visit the Phi Beta Kappa website at http://castle.eiu.edu/~pbk or contact President Suzie Park at sapark@eiu.edu.

Categories: Booth Library | Center for the Humanities | Col. of Education & Professional Studies | College of Arts and Humanities | College of Business and Applied Sciences | Doudna Fine Arts Center | English Department | Graduate School | Honors College | Lectures/Seminars

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