J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

J. James Woods - Lectures in the Sciences & Mathematics

The "Woods" Series was established by a generous gift from the estate of J. James Woods. The goal of the Woods bequest is to bring prominent mathematicians and scientists to Butler University in order to speak on theories at the frontier of their disciplines, as well as on related technologies and other issues of public concern.  

The 2014-2015 Season is announced! See our entire 2014-2015 Woods Series Schedule.

Patricia C. Wright

Saving Lemurs from Extinction: The Challenges

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly Room

WrightThe 2014 Indianapolis Prize Winner, Patricia Chapple Wright, presents the challenges, cooperation, and triumphs in her efforts to save some of the most critically endangered species on Earth. Wright gives new meaning to the phrase, "It takes a village." You will see how a team effort between the Malagasy government, villagers, and Wright is making life better not only for the people, but also the lemurs. Wright and the lemurs were featured in a 3-D IMAX documentary released nationwide in April 2014, titled "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, aimed to inspire a mainstream audience to advance the conservation efforts for lemurs,primates that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs.


All Woods Lectures are free & open to the public - no tickets required.
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