The Great Animal Semester of Seminars

We invite you to join us for a series of special seminars this spring – the first one is February 3, 2016.

The Global Eradication of Malaria

February 3 at 7:00 pm in 3712 Bostian Hall

Deb Derrick is a global health thought leader with nearly two decades of policy and international development experience. As President of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, she leads the organization in educating and engaging U.S. decision makers on the lifesaving work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  Event flyer.

What the Dog Knows

February 15 at 7:00 pm in 2203 SAS Hall

Dr. Cat Warren, Department of English, NC State; author of the best‐seller, What the Dog Knows
Cat Warren is a university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby: She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started as a way to harness Solo’s unruly energy and enthusiasm soon became a calling that introduced her to the hidden and fascinating universe of working dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.

70 Years of the International Whaling Commission

March 1 at 7:00 pm  Witherspoon Cinema

Dr. Simon Brockington, Executive Secretary, International Whaling Commission (presenting the annual Borlaug Lecture)

The Art and Science of the Duck Stamp

March 21 at 7:00 pm in 2203 SAS Hall

Ms Suzanne Fellows, National Coordinator of the Federal Duck Stamp Program,US Fish and Wildlife Service

Since 1934, the Duck Stamp has provided funds to acquire and maintain National Wildlife Refuges.  Along the way, it created the wildlife art print industry.  Join us to learn more about the fascinating link between art and conservation.


What the Elephants Are Saying

April 4 at 7:00 pm in Witherspoon Cinema

Dr. Peter Wrege, Director , Elephant Listening Project, Cornell University


The Great Animal Orchestra Symphony

April 17 at 4:00 pm in Stewart Theater (tickets available)

Raleigh Civic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Peter Askim (composed by Richard Blackford, based on decades of nature recordings of animals and landscapes by Dr.Bernie Krause)

Flyer for the full series.