Welcoming our new Collections Manager!

IMG_1617We are excited to welcome Dr. Tharanga Samarakoon to the Emory Herbarium (GEO)! Dr. Samarakoon will begin her work as the new Collections Manager at GEO this month. She comes to us from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she completed her doctoral research on the phylogenetic relationships of the tropical family Samydaceae (former Flacourtiaceae) and the preparation of a monograph of the genus Casearia in south-central Asia. She also brings years of experience in work on southeastern flora from her time spent with the University of Southern Mississippi Herbarium.

 

Emory Herbarium at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo!

The Emory Herbarium participated in a science outreach event with the 2015 Atlanta Science Festival at the Science Expo. Out theme was “What’s that smell? Plant chemistry in our foods, medicines and perfumes”. Thanks so much to Drs. Bradbury and Lyles and all of the student volunteers that made this special event possible!

View photos from this special day on our Facebook page HERE.

Join the Emory Herbarium at Fernbank 3/14!

Volunteers from the Emory University Herbarium will be at Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 14th from 10 am – 2 pm for their special “Wild Poisons Day”. join us for fun activities for all ages, and learn about how plants are important to our daily lives! To find out more, visit the Fernbank event website HERE.

Fernbank Museum Outreach Event: Deadly Cures

We had a great time at Fernbank Museum of Natural History for the Herbarium Outreach event and lecture today! Click HERE to view photos from the event on Facebook.

A blog writeup on the lecture “Deadly cures: Medical discoveries from poisonous plants” was posted on Destination Health EU, and is available HERE.

Coming Events: March 1st public lecture on poisonous plants!

Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants

Emory Herbarium Curator, Dr. Quave, will be giving a special free public lecture “Deadly Cures: Medical Discoveries from Poisonous Plants” on March 1st at 4 pm at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. We’ll also have an educational outreach event before the talk, with displays from the Emory University Herbarium and hands-on activities for kids! Space is limited – reserve your free tickets now at 404.929.6400.

Visit this link to see the full event description: https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/calendar-of-events/special-lecture-deadly-cures/

Emory Herbarium to participate in the Atlanta Science Festival Expo!

We are very excited to announce that the Emory University Herbarium will be participating in the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo in March! Our science topic this year is:

“What’s That Smell?  Plant chemistry in our food, perfume, and medicine”

Did you know that plants make chemicals that give them their own special smell? Come learn about how we use these plant chemicals every day in our food, perfume, and medicine!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 11am-4pm at Centennial Olympic Park. Learn more about the Atlanta Science Festival Expo here: http://atlantasciencefestival.org/expo  We hope to see you there!

Student & Post-doc Travel grants to Society for Economic Botany Meeting

Attention students and post-doctoral fellows in ethnobotany:

The Society for Economic Botany has travel grants available to attend the 2015 joint meeting of the Society for Economic Botany and Indigenous Plant Use Forum, to be held in Clanwilliam, South Africa, this summer! Applications are due March 1st. More information is available here: http://www.econbot.org/themes/Econbot/pdfs/2015-SEBTravelAwardAnnouncement.pdf