Ross Whaley To Speak At UF Forestry Symposium, May 23-24

Source:
Wayne Smith whs@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 846-0850

GAINESVILLE—Ross Whaley, president of the College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry at the State University of New York in Syracuse, will be the featured speaker at the University of Florida’s annual John Gray Distinguished Lecture Series on May 23.

Whaley’s lecture, “Treasuring the Past and Looking to the Future,” will be presented at 10 a.m. in the Century Ballroom of the new UF Hotel and Conference Center (1714 Southwest 34th Street).

The lecture opens the 2000 Spring Symposium sponsored by the Florida Society of American Foresters and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC), which is part of the UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Sponsored by The John Gray Fund for Excellence, the lecture is free and open to the public. Gray was SFRC director from 1963 to 1967.

“The lecture is designed to take a reflective look at 100 years of professional forestry in the United States and a futuristic look at forest resource programs as we enter the new millennium,” said Wayne Smith, SFRC director. “Anyone with interests in forestry and related natural resources can share our excitement with the theme of the lecture.”

Those who are interested in the symposium and want more information should contact Marie Meldrum at (352) 846-0850.

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