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Berenbaum to Present Roger and Jean Morrow Distinguished Lecture April 4

April 2, 2013

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MACOMB, IL – University of Illinois Professor May Berenbaum will present the annual Roger and Jean Morrow Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Illinois University, Thursday, April 4.

The lecture, "Honey Bees in America: State of Affairs and Affairs of State," will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Union's Sandburg Theatre. A reception in the Sandburg Lounge will follow.

Berenbaum is a professor and chair of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research includes the chemical interactions between herbivorous insects and the hostplants.

Berenbaum is the recipient of the E. O. Wilson Naturalist Award, the Weizmann Institute Women and Science Award, the Robert H. MacArthur Award and the Ecological Society of America Award. She received her bachelor's degree from Yale University and her doctoral degree at Cornell University.

The Morrow Lecture series is named for former biological sciences faculty member, Jean Morrow, and the former chair of the WIU physics department, Roger Morrow. An endowment gift funds the annual lecture series.

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