Biology Department Hosts Awards Night April 4

April 1, 1997

Dr. Lincoln Brower, who has numerous television appearances including Good Morning America, the ABC Evening News, 20/20 and the Discovery Channel, will speak during The Baylor University Department of Biology Annual Biology Awards Night and Davidson Lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Room 126 of the Sid Richardson Science Building.

Brower serves as Distinguished Service Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida. He will speak on "The Grand Sage of the Monarch Butterfly."

Brower has earned world wide recognition on his expertise on the monarch butterfly. After being expelled from high school for collecting a rare species of butterfly, Brower earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University and a doctorate from Yale. Brower has researched and conducted lectures on butterflies all over the world. He has made four documentary films.

During the awards night, students will receive awards and scholarships for outstanding academic performance in biology. These awards include the Cornelia Smith Award, The Eugene Crowder Memorial Scholarship and the Folmar Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship. The biology department also will recognize students completing research or thesis projects.

Dr. Floyd Davidson and his wife Lorene endowed the Davidson Lecture. Davidson served as a member of the Baylor biology faculty from 1946-97. He served as chair of the department form 1966-97.

For more information, contact Dr. Sally Jackson, associate professor of biology, at


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