Animal-intelligence advocate lectures April 16

Morell will lecture on animal thoughts and emotions April 16
Morell will lecture on animal thoughts and emotions April 16

An upcoming lecture promises to be an “animated” experience.

Virginia Morell, an author, science writer and animal-intelligence advocate, will lecture on animal thoughts and emotions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in 100 Willamette Hall.

Morell’s discussion will center on her recently published book, “Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures.”

A contributing correspondent for Science magazine, Morell has covered evolutionary and conservation biology since 1990. She is also a regular contributor to National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler and in 2004, her National Geographic article on climate change was a finalist for “Best Environmental Article” from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

People magazine chose “Animal Wise” as one of their "Great Reads/New Nonfiction." The lecture will be relevant for multiple disciplines, including courses that address animals, animal intelligence/behavior or the human/animal relation.

-- by Philosophy Department