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NMSU Honors College to present Edward O. Wilson

Harvard biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Ballrooms.



Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at New Mexico State University's Corbett Center Ballrooms. (Courtesy Photo)


Wilson's presentation, "The Future of Life," is part of the University Speakers Series, which brings prominent speakers to Las Cruces each year. No tickets are required and admission is free.

Wilson will draw on ideas from his best-selling book, "The Future of Life," to make a plea for a new approach to the protection and management of the eco-system. He argues that the proper management of the earth's biodiversity is a necessity in order for life to continue thriving.

Hailed as one of "America's 25 Most Influential People" by Time Magazine, Wilson has twice received the Pulitzer Prize for his books "Ants" and "On Human Nature." He pioneered work on chemical communication in the 1950s and the 1970s, featuring the first comprehensive account of pheromones in ants.

Wilson has written more than 400 articles, 21 books and has won 75 international awards in recognition for his contributions to science and humanity. He is also the recipient of 26 honorary doctoral degrees from North America and Europe.

Wilson continues entomological and environmental research at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

The University Speakers Series, presented each spring by the Honors College and the Office of the Provost, strives to bring to Las Cruces distinguished lecturers who will appeal to a broad community audience. Previous speakers have included environmental attorney Robert Kennedy Jr., neurologist Oliver Sacks and social activist Gloria Steinem.

For more information call the Honors College at (505) 646-2005.