Reminder: Nominations for 2019 Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecturer due April 24

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Selection Committee is calling for nominations for the 18th Geddes W. Simpson Lecture, which will be held fall 2019.

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture invites speakers of prominence who have provided significant insight into the area where science and history intersect.

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Fund was established by the University of Maine Foundation in 2001 by the family of Geddes Wilson Simpson, a well-respected faculty member who began his 55-year career with the College of Life Sciences and the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station in 1931. Simpson was named chair of the Entomology Department in 1954 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1974. Upon his retirement, he was awarded emeritus status and thereafter worked part time with the Experiment Station as editor.

A one-page letter of nomination, along with the nominee’s curriculum vitae, should be emailed to James Weber, chair of the selection committee, at; or mailed to Jim Weber, School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine, 5735 Hitchner Hall Room 130B, Orono, ME 04469-5735 by April 24.

Speakers are welcome from any field that bridges science and history. The lecture series has hosted a range of speakers from various academic disciplines.