2015 Fall Lecture Series

William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.
Robin Kimmerer, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY ESF
September 2, 5:30 p.m. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University

 Audrey H. O’Connor Lecture
Blame it on Columbus: Chile Peppers Around the World
Dave Dewitt, Author and Food Historian
September 16, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

 


Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture

From Glaciers to Generations: Climate Change Affects Landscape and Lives
Gary Braasch,
Photojournalist
September 30, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

 

 

William Hamilton Lecture
Modern Plant Exploration in the Tropics: The Age of Rediscovery
Marc Hachadourian, Director of the Nolen Greenhouses, New York Botanical Garden
October 14, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

 

Plant-based Medicines: Ancient Greece and Rome and Beyond
Courtney Roby, Assistant Professor of Classics, Cornell University
October 28, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

 

 

 

Class of 1945 Lecture 
Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot
Professor Sir Peter Crane, FRS, the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
November 11, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University



One credit course

Students can attend Plantations Lecture Series, Hort 4800, as  a one-credit, S/U course. On non-lecture Wednesdays, the class meets to discuss content from the previous week. Students are required to write a reaction paper for each lecture.