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2013 Fall Lecture Series

William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture
Pagan and Christian Trees: From Ambrose to “Juniper Tree”
Thomas D. Hill, Professor, Department of English, Cornell University
August 28, 5:30 p.m. Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University
Garden Gala Party to follow at Plantations Botanic Garden.
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William J. Hamilton Lecture   

New and Trendy Plants for Today’s Gardens
Bill Hendricks, President Klyn Nurseries
September 11, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University
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Class of 1945 Lecture

Conserving Species in a Changing World
Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
September 25, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University
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My Weedless Garden

Lee Reich, Ph.D. Author
October 9, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University
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Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture

Nature Wars: the Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds
Jim Sterba, Acclaimed Journalist & Author
October 23, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University


Audrey H. O’Connor Lecture

The Search for Botanical Gold
Manuel Aregullin, Senior Research Associate, Departments of Plant
Biology & Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
Nov 6, 7:30 p.m. Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University
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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.