2018 Fall Lecture Series

All lectures are free and open to the public. No registration required.

William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture
Literary Ecology in the 1940s
George Hutchinson, Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture, Professor of English, Cornell University
Wednesday, August 29, 5:30 p.m; Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall
Garden Party to follow at the Gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center  


Audrey O’Connor Lecture
The Evolution of the Indigenous Food Systems of North

Sean Sherman, Chef, Founder/CEO The Sioux Chef
Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 p.m; Statler Hall Auditorium
In partnership with Cornell's American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Class of 1945 Lecture    
Botanical Adventurers: The Men Who Roamed the Planet to Find Our Everyday Foods
Daniel Stone, National Geographic contributing editor and author of The Food Explorer
Wednesday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.; Statler Hall Auditorium



Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
A Bird's Eye View of Nature in the City, and the Surprising Ways we might Affect Ecological Communities
Amanda D. Rodewald,
Garvin Professor of Ornithology and Director of Conservation Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m; Statler Hall Auditorium  

William J. Hamilton Lecture
The New Heirloom Garden: Modern Designs for Old-Fashioned Gardeners
Ellen Ogden, Author
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m; Statler Hall Auditorium

Monarchs and Milkweed: Coevolution, Chemistry, and Conservation
Anurag Agrawal, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m; Statler Auditorium






The Fall Lecture Series is sponsored, in part, by The Statler Hotel at Cornell University.

One credit course
Cornell students can take Cornell Botanic Gardens Lecture Series for course credit by enrolling in PLHRT 4800, a one-credit, S/U course.