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Diversity Speaker Series: Insights from Insects

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

How can viewing life from the perspective of an insect help you become a better person?

To find out, come to this month’s Diversity Speaker Series event featuring Ralph Washington, Jr., who will speak on the topic, “Insights from Insects: Life Lessons from the Small and Short-lived.” This event is co-sponosored by Joanna Trammell, program manager of Culture, Engagement, and Diversity, and the Black Staff and Faculty Organization.

Washington will explain how his pursuit of entomology is directly responsible for every important thing that has happened in his life, and how viewing the world from the perspective of an insect has helped him maintain empathy for himself and others.

Washington is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a third-year graduate student in Entomology, and a two-time National and International Champion of entomological natural history trivia. He is the President of the UC Student Association, an endeavor that allows him to pursue his commitments to both science and social justice.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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