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‘On Safari in Botswana’ topic of next Bergren Forum

The Alfred University Bergren Forum presents "Wakey, Wakey, Tea and Cakey: On Safari in Botswana" by faculty members Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao, Cheryld Emmons, and Heather Zimbler-Delorenzo. The program begins at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center on Thursday, April 5 and is open to the public free of charge.

Professors, and student who traveled with them, will share their experiences from a three-week excursion spent in Botswana last spring. Ecology, conservation, and culture will all be topics of discussion.

Sluyter-Beltrao, associate professor of political science in AU’s Social Sciences Department, earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and a master’s degree in international affairs, and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University, New York City, and the University of California-Berkeley, respectively.

Emmons, professor of biology, earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Siena College, Loudonville; a master’s degree in plant physiology from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Oho; and a Ph.D. in horticulture form the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Zimbler-Delorenzo, assistant professor of biology in the Biological Sciences Department, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology and biology from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.; and a Ph.D. in biological science from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred Division of Human studies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch: coffee and tea will be available.