Event Details

Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium and Reception
Saturday, October 29 – Ithaca, NY

 

On the occasion of President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes’s 90th birthday, please help us celebrate the intellectual cornerstones of his academic career.

 

The Rhodes Symposium brings to campus the world’s foremost Darwin scholar, Janet Browne of Harvard University, and paleontologist and former director of Yale University’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, Derek Briggs. They will address President Rhodes’s contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies and the relevance of these topics today.

 

The symposium will end with a student panel discussion of modern attitudes towards sustainability, based on a reading of President Rhodes’s recent book, Earth: A Tenant’s Manual. 

Please plan to join us at an informal reception following the symposium, where we will honor President Emeritus Rhodes’s 90th birthday, as well as his accomplishments in the field of paleontology and his contributions to Cornell.

 

Warren Allmon, PhD, Director of the Paleontological Research Institute and Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology and Rick Allmendinger, Chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will be your hosts for the day.

 

This event is co-hosted by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Paleontological Research Institution.


Featured Speakers:
Derek Briggs, G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Curator in Charge of Invertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Janet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science; Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

Student Panelists:

Anant Hariharan ’18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering; Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar

 

Hannah Lang ’18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Nicole Tu-Maung ’17, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences major in the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Miranda Winningham ’17, Biological Sciences major with a concentration in Marine Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Saturday, October 29

9:00 – 11:45 am      Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium
                             
   Statler Auditorium

9:00 – 10:30 am       Welcome and Speaker Presentations
10:30 – 10:45 am     Break
10:45 – 11:45 am     Student Panel


12:00 – 1:00 pm     
Frank H.T. Rhodes Reception   
                         
           Beck Center Atrium



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