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1st ANNUAL LEHIGH VALLEY ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
SOCIETY MEETING AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE
Dr. John Edwards, Noted Entomologist from the University of Washington, Seattle, To Deliver Keynote Address
Allentown, PA (April 16, 2004) - The 1st Annual Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Society Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cedar Crest College. The event is being sponsored by Cedar Crest College and the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC).
The LVEES meeting provides an opportunity for educators and students, graduate and undergraduate, to build connections and collaborate on the numerous exciting research projects that are being conducted in the Lehigh Valley. Following opening remarks, the meeting will include oral presentations throughout the day delivered by students and faculty from Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kutztown University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College and Muhlenberg College.
The meeting concludes with a banquet and a ceremony. Awards will be presented for the best undergraduate and graduate oral and poster presentations. Following the award ceremony, Dr. John Edwards of the Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, will deliver the keynote presentation on, "Pioneers of Volcano Re-colonization: The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind."
Dr. John S. Edwards was born in New Zealand and
graduated from the University of Auckland with
a B.S. and M.S. in biology and zoology. He earned
a Ph.D. from Caius College of the University of
Cambridge, in the laboratory of Sir Vincent B.
Wigglesworth. Dr. Edwards came to the United States
for a position at Case Western Reserve University
and then settled in Seattle, Washington with a
faculty position in the Department of Zoology at
the University of Washington. In addition to teaching
courses in Entomology and Arthropod Physiology,
he has directed the Undergraduate Honors Program
at the University of Washington. His research interests
follow his love for the environment and include
alpine ecology and the study of arthropod recolonization
following volcanic eruptions. These research interests
have taken him to Krakatua, Indonesia, Papua New
Guinea and closer to home, to Mt. St. Helens in
Washington State. His laboratory research program
has focused on the development of the insect nervous
system and its role in the evolution of insect
flight. He became a fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1981.
He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of a
Senior Alexander von Humboldt Award. Taking his
teaching and research beyond the United States,
Dr. Edwards has held visiting faculty positions
in Basel, Switzerland, Seewiesen, Germany and Bergen,
Norway. He currently serves on the board of the
North Cascades Conservation Council. His love of
classical music has been exhibited by his presidency
and board membership of Gallery Concerts, which
organizes frequent performances of baroque music
at the University of Washington.
1st ANNUAL LVEES MEETING - ADD ONE
LVEES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. - Welcome Address by Cedar Crest
College Provost Cynthia Metzler
Opening remarks by Amy Faivre, Ph.D. and John Cigliano, Ph.D.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Oral Presentations Session
10:45 - 12:00 p.m. - Oral Presentations Session
12:00 - 1:15 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. - Oral Presentations Session
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Oral Presentations Session
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Poster Session
Harmon Hall Of Peace
5:15 - 7:30 p.m. - LVEES Banquet, Student Awards
and Keynote Speaker, Dr. John Edwards
Tompkins College Center, 1867 Room
Registration for the LVEES meeting is $25 with the banquet and $10 without the banquet. For more information on the 1st Annual LVEES Meeting, please contact Dr. Amy Faivre at 610-606-4666 Ext. 3580 or Dr. John Cigliano 610-606-4666 Ext. 3702.
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College Relations Associate - Media