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Professor May Berenbaum Awarded the Tyler Prize

We’re thrilled to share the news that May Berenbaum, one of the world’s leading entomologists, has been awarded the 2011 Tyler Environmental Prize.

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is an internationally distinguished award in the fields of environmental science, environmental health, and energy. Established in 1973, the Tyler Prize has been awarded annually to outstanding contributors in their fields: E.O. Wilson, Jane Goodall, Jared Diamond, George Schaller, and Stuart Pimm are among its recipients.

Professor Berenbaum’s receipt of the 2011 prize is cause for special celebration due to her timely and important research into colony collapse disorder and the crucial need to identify the threat to honeybees and other pollinators.

Professor Berenbaum spoke on this topic to Slow Food Los Angeles members during a 2008 visit to Los Angeles, and we are pleased that in connection with the Tyler Prize she will deliver a public lecture:

When: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 2:00pm
Where: The Davidson Conference Center of the University of Southern California
Cost: Free and open to the public. Admission subject to venue capacity.

We extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Berenbaum, and also our thanks to former Slow Food chapter leader Arthur Greenwald for alerting us to the details of the lecture.