HONORS SPEAKERS

The Honors College hosts a "Spring Speaker" each year who brings to the campus an important, scholarly discussion that is current and interdisciplinary. Traditionally, prior to the speaker's arrival, a book group open to faculty, staff, and students is sponsored by the College to engage the community in the topic at hand and enliven discussion, debate, and promote opportunities for inquiry. For info on the current reading group, please contact Kate Bruce.

2017 Honors Speaker: Rob Dunn, PhD

The UNCW Honors College will host the lecture, "The Wild Life of Our Bodies" by Rob Dunn, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Warwick Ballroom on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and book-signing. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Additional opportunities to meet the author are in progress.  Contact Kate Bruce for more info (bruce@uncw.edu)

Rob Dunn is the author of three books: . He is professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and is currently working on another book to be published in 2017. His work focuses on ecology and evolution with an emphasis on public science. His aim is to tell the stories of the small species- whether on our bodies, under our beds or in our backyards- that humans interact with every day but tend to ignore.

Honors is sponsoring a reading group for all UNCW students, faculty and staff. You can come Tuesdays at 2PM in the Honors classroom, room 2006 Randall Library. All members receive a book. Organized by Kate Maddalena (maddalenas@uncw.edu) in English.

Co-sponsored by: Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, Departments of English, Environmental Sciences, Psychology and the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, Wilmington Fellows, Student Honors Advisory Council, Honors Scholars Association.

For more information regarding Rob Dunn please follow this link to his web page ROB DUNN LAB.

Past speakers for the Honors College have included: Ms. Cathy Day, Dr. Neil Shubin, Dr. Dan Simons, Ms. Minnie Jean Brown Trickey, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Mr. Richard Leakey, Dr. E.O. Wilson, Dr. Sarah Boysen, Mr. Seth Kramer and Dr. David Harrison, Mr. David Quammen, Mr. Nat Faxon and Mr. Jim Rash, Mr. Paul Loeb, Dr. Paul Zubrin, Dr. Mark Plotkin, Dr. Michael Ruse, Dr. Maeve Leakey, Mr. Charles Mann, and Mr. Ralph Nader.

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