Elmhurst to Host Lecture on Backyard Biodiversity

April 15, 2016 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

As director of the Urban Wildlife Institute, a research division of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Seth Magle examines interactions between people and wildlife.

On Monday, April 18, the Student Government Association at Elmhurst College will welcome Magle when he presents ‘Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute: Exploring Biodiversity in Our Backyards,’ this year’s Andrew K. Prinz Guestship for Political Awareness.

A nationally recognized expert on urban wildlife, Magle engages in research aimed at enabling humans and wildlife to co-exist in an increasingly urban world, and believes we can design smarter cities where wildlife and people can live together without conflict.

Magle’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact Constance Mixon, director of the Elmhurst College Urban Studies Program, at (630) 617-3569 or mixonc@elmhurst.edu.

The Andrew K. Prinz Guestship for Political Awareness was established by Elmhurst’s Student Government Association to honor the legacy of one of the College’s most beloved professors. A faculty member from 1969 to 2003, Andrew Prinz earned a loyal following with his keen insights on politics and urban issues, coupled with his humor and love of city life. Prinz died in 2009.

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