Georgia Southern University

LeConte lecture scheduled for Oct. 16

A leading expert on the social behavior of insects will deliver the 22nd LeConte Scholars Program lecture at Georgia Southern University on Monday, Oct. 16.

Gene Robinson will present ‘Overachievers: What Honey Bees Teach Us About Genes, Brains and Social Behavior” at 5:30 p.m. in Biology Building Room 2215.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Robinson is the G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also director of the institution’s neuroscience program and a professor of entomology.

Robinson has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship. In addition, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

The LeConte Scholars Program was the first endowed visiting scholars program established at Georgia Southern. It is funded by an anonymous donor who wishes to honor the University, stimulate students and faculty, and enrich the scholarly and cultural environment of the region.

The program is named for Joseph LeConte, a noted geologist and conservationist of the 19th century who was born in Liberty County, Ga.

For more information on the LeConte Scholars Program, call (912) 681-5564.

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