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Plants, People & Beyond,
Annual Library-Botany Lecture Series

4/12/2013-Dr. Nicholas Money, Miami University, Oxford Ohio

Money contends that the more we learn about microbial biodiversity, the less important animals and plantsbecome in understanding life on earth. The flowering of microbial science is revolutionizing biology and medicine in ways unimagined just a few years ago and is inspiring a new view of what it means to be human.

  • When: 3 p.m., Refreshments
    3:30 p.m., Program
    Friday, April 12, 2013
  • What: 5th annual Plants, People & Beyond
    "The Amoeba in the Room: Why Animals and Plants Donít Matter Very Much" presented by Nicholas Money
  • Who: Free and open to the public.
  • Where: Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library, OSU-Stillwater

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About the Event

The spring botanical lecture began in 2009 with "Botanical Illustration: Art Meets Science," an event featuring the botanical illustrations of Bellamy Parks Jensen. The event's success gave rise to a yearly celebration of Oklahoma botany.

The following year, Julia A. Jordan discussed her book Plains Apache Ethnobotany, which presented for the first time this tribe’s traditional knowledge of plants.

In 2011, the series was dubbed Plants, People & Beyond, and continued with Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Project, Miami University, Ohio. Baldwin discussed the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and how they integrate their ecological knowledge into educational programs.

Sarah Reichard followed in 2012, exploring Aldo Leopold’s ecological ethic from his influential 1949 book “A Sand County Almanac.” Reichard will discuss the bridge between Leopold’s vision and the sustainability efforts of today’s gardens.

Previous Events

  • 2012: Sarah Reichard presents "The Conscientious Gardener"
  • 2011: Daryl Baldwin presents “iši kiihkeelintamaanki ašiihkiwi: How we know the land, an ecological perspective"
  • 2010: Julia A. Jordan presents "Plains Apache Ethnobotany: Native Americans Using Native Plants"
  • 2009: Bellamy Parks Jansen presents "Art Meets Science"