Geddes Simpson Lecture to feature UMaine Professor Emeritus Malcolm Shick

University of Maine Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Oceanography Malcolm Shick, will present “Where Corals Lie: A Natural and Cultural History” for the 19th annual Geddes Simpson Lecture. Schick will also address how corals are a familiar and potent cultural symbol and historical object lesson of the fragility of ecosystems and human societies in face of the environmental disaster of global climate change.

This event is free, open to the public and will be delivered online via Zoom on October 16, 2020 at 2:30 PM.

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series features speakers of prominence who provide significant insight on the intersection of science and history. 

In 2001, Simpson’s family established the Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Fund at the University of Maine Foundation. Simpson was a well-respected faculty member whose 55-year career in the College of Life Sciences and the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station began in 1931. He chaired the Entomology Department from 1954 until his retirement in 1974.

Register here for this free event.