Lecture on botany in history and society comes to virtual lecture series

January 30, 2014, in Latest News

Amy Stewart, the author of  “Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks,” will come to Morningside College virtually via Google Hangouts to give an interactive lecture on botany in history and society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave.

Stewart, an award-winning author, writes about the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including “Wicked Bugs,” “Wicked Plants,” “Flower Confidential,” and “Drunken Botanist.” She has also written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and many other newspapers and magazines. She has appeared on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and has been featured on “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Good Morning America,” the PBS documentary “The Botany of Desire,” and TLC’s “Cake Boss.”

The event is part of Morningside’s Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center Virtual Lecture Series. The college broadcasts the lectures on campus, and the audience is able to ask questions and interact with the speakers. It also streams them live at

Other lectures this spring will include “The Power of Words” by Noam Chomsky on March 18 and “What is Open Access?” by Peter Suber on April 14.

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