Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: An Invitation to an Extraordinary Lecture
To: Graham Arader <email@example.com>
Graham -- your generosity never ceases to leave me breathless. Thanks for the invitation, but I think I'll be on the West Coast...
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On Aug 28, 2013, at 5:59 PM, "Graham Arader" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear David,Am writing to invite you to a wonderful lecture given by Barney Lipscomb, the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the BRIT (Botanical Research Institute Texas) to be held on at the University of South Carolina in the Ernest Hollings Special Collections in Columbia, SC. Lipscomb, renowned for his award-winning and unusual approach to bringing the science of botanical taxomony to the non-scientist will present his lecture "Art and Science: A Botanist's Eye: Redouté and the Art of Floral Illustration" evening at . Lipscomb's presentation is a very lively look at the history and evolution of art and botanical science from the first century AD through the life of Pierre-Joseph Redouté, one of the greatest botanical illustrators and flower painters of all time, complete with slide-show and musical score.
Professor Lipscomb's pioneering efforts to bring the art of natural history into the classrooms of America is a cause very close to my heart, as I just donated an extraordinarily fine and comprehensive collection of works of art that reflect the history of the discovery of the natural world, and how that knowledge was brought from the new to the old world, to the University of South Carolina students studying subjects from art history to environmental science, a donation valued at $30,000,000. Attached please find a copy of the University of South Carolina press release discussing this gift and the remarkable curriculum at the University of South Carolina.
Hope you will be able to attend this remarkable and inspiring talk. Please RSVP to 212.628.3668 or 803.576.
6016 if you are able to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Barney L. LipscombDorothea L. Leonhardt Chair of Texas BotanyBotanical Research Institute of TexasFort Worth, Texas
Barney Lipscomb is a botanist, editor, public speaker, and researcher who began his career at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas in 1975 and is now the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth. His research interests include the flora of Texas, taxonomy of the Cyperaceae (the sedge family), and expertise with poisonous plants, application of botany to forensic science, and natural history art as it relates to science and society. He has co-authored three books and contributed more than 30 scientific articles. He has given more than 700 public lectures in an effort to advance the public’s understanding of botany and its value to society.