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On the occasion of President Emeritus Frank H. T. Rhodes's 90th birthday, Cornell celebrated the intellectual cornerstones of his academic career. Darwin scholar Janet Browne and paleontologist Derek Briggs addressed Rhodes's contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies and the relevance of these topics today. The event ended with a student panel discussion of modern attitudes toward sustainability, based on Rhodes's book, Earth: A Tenant’s Manual.
Featured Speakers: Derek Briggs, G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Curator in Charge of Invertebrate Paleontology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History; andJanet Browne, Aramont Professor of the History of Science; Chair, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University.
Student Panel Moderator: John F.H. Thompson, Wold Family Professor in Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability.
Student Panelists: Anant Hariharan '18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Engineering; Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar; Hannah Lang '18, Science of Earth Systems major with a concentration in Geological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Nicole Tu-Maung '17, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences major in the Department of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Miranda Winningham '17, Biological Sciences major with a concentration in Marine Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.