A Georgia Baptist Institution
April 9, 2012 - Shorter University will host the Lewis Lipps Ecology Lecture on Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m. at the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Martin Cipollini, professor of biology at Berry College. Dr. Cipollini received his Ph.D. in ecology from Rutgers University in 1991. His research interests are evolutionary ecology, plant reproductive ecology, forest management, plant-animal interactions, frugivory and seed dispersal, ecological biochemistry, physiological ecology, fire ecology, plant pathology, foraging behavior, tropical ecology, and conservation biology.
The Lewis Lipps Ecology Lectureship was established in honor of Dr. Emma Lewis Lipps, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Earth Science, who taught at Shorter from 1944 to 1989. The lectureship focuses on ecological issues of contemporary concern. The inaugural lecture was given November 14, 1991, by Dr. Hal R. DeSelm, Professor of Botany/Ecology, Retired, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Lipps’ dissertation advisor.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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