Noted Science Educator, Author to Lecture at TNCC on Feb. 17


Published: February 2, 2009

Thomas Nelson Community College will be the site of a presentation by North Carolina State University Professor Rob R. Dunn, Ph.D., on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Titled “Every Living Thing: how much is left for biologists to discover?” the event takes place in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus. The free presentation is sponsored in part by TNCC’s Honors Program and is open to the public.

An assistant professor of Ecology, Dunn is funded by NASA, the Department of Energy and the National Science foundation, among others, for work on biodiversity and conservation. Dunn has published in numerous research journals including Science. A noted science “popularizer” and author, his work has appeared in Natural History, BBC Wildlife, Scientific American, Smithsonian and Seed Magazine.

His recently published book, “EVERY LIVING THING: Man’s Obsessive Quest to Catalog Life, from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys” examines life’s amazing diversity and the processes of discovery by the scientific community.  Dubbed a “must read” by Outside Magazine, the book will be available for purchase in the TNCC Bookstore.

Dunn will be available signing copies of the book after his Feb. 17 presentation.



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