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“Smithsonian Conservation Science — Saving Species on the Brink”
Keynote Address at Department of Biology Research Symposium


Friday, Sept. 20, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Steven L. Monfort, director, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) at the National Zoological Park, will be the featured speaker at the biology department’s Annual Research Symposium.
Monfort is an international authority in zoo and conservation biology. He co-founded the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, an in-residence program at SCBI with the mission of “sustaining global biodiversity by advancing the theory and practice of conservation biology with transformative, transdisciplinary education.” He is also the founder of a number of important worldwide conservation initiatives, including the Conservation Center for Species Survival, the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project, and the Global Tiger Initiative.
The biology department’s annual symposium highlights the research being conducted in the department. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The keynote lecture from 1:30 to 2:30 is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow.
For more information, contact Frank Portugal, clinical associate professor and director of the M.S. in biotechnology program in the Department of Biology, at Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact

SPONSOR: Department of Biology


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