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Plants, People and Beyond returns

Miami University professor headlines Library-Botany

March 26, 2013
Story by Austin Bowles, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The OSU Library and Department of Botany promote scientific savvy with the annual lecture, Plants, People and Beyond. This year, Nicholas Money presents "The Amoeba in the Room: Why Animals and Plants Don’t Matter Very Much."

The event is April 12 in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library. Refreshments are served at 3 p.m.; the program begins at 3:30 p.m.; a book sale and signing follow.

This is the fifth annual Library-Botany lecture series. This year’s topic is microbial science. Money will deliberate on how microbial science is revolutionizing biology and medicine in ways previously unimagined and how it is inspiring a new view of what it means to be human.    

Money is a Professor of Botany and Western Program Director at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed papers on fungal biology. He also authored four books, including, “Mushroom,” described by Nature magazine as a “brilliant scientific and cultural exploration.”

Plants, People and Beyond is co-sponsored by the OSU departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Entomology and Plant Pathology, as well as the Oklahoma Native Plant Society-Cross Timbers Chapter and the OSU Botanical Society.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bonnie Cain-Wood at bonnie.cain@okstate.edu or 405-744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spr13/ppb.htm
Last Updated: 29 MARCH 2013

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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