The theme for his speech in 450-seat Parrish Auditorium is Creation, A Meeting of Science and Religion, also the title of his most recent book. Wilson’s lecture at Miami Hamilton falls on the eve of the book’s release to the public.
The event is being presented by Don and Claire Fitton, longtime supporters of Miami’s Hamilton Campus, according to Dr. Daniel E. Hall, Campus Dean. “We’re grateful for the support of the Fitton family. They are tremendously important to our community,” Dr. Hall said.
A former Eagle Scout, Wilson’s passion for natural history was cultivated in the Alabama countryside, where he was born, and in Washington, D.C., where he spent most of his formative years. His specialty is ants. The entomologist is often called “the father of biodiversity” and continues to be a central figure in sociobiology debates globally. He has written 20 books, and discovered hundreds of new species.
“This is a huge deal. We are bringing in a natural scientist of the very highest caliber. We look forward to the event with great anticipation,” said Jim Neidhard, Miami Hamilton Director of Development. “Demands for Dr. Wilson’s time are never ending. His schedule is very hectic,” Neidhard pointed out.
The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are limited to two per request. To reserve a seat call (513) 785-3020.