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.
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2014-2015 Woods Series Schedule.
Patricia C. Wright
Saving Lemurs from Extinction: The Challenges
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 - 7:30 p.m., Reilly
The 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.
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