MELBOURNE, FLA.—As part of Florida Institute of Technology’s Humanities Lecture Series, Gordon Patterson, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts professor,
will speak at the university on Sept. 17. The 7 p.m. presentation, “Fighting the Insect Menace: A Historian and the Great American Mosquito Crusade,” is
open and free to the public.
Patterson is the past chair of the social science section of the Florida Academy of Science, a former director of the Florida Historical Society, former
director of the Florida Humanities Council, and past member of the Board of Advisers to Florida Defenders of the Environment. He has completed an
environmental history of mosquito control in 20th Century Florida.
The presentation is also part of the Department of Humanities and Communications’ ongoing “Our Brothers’ Keeper” effort, an outgrowth of the efforts of
Florida Tech trustees Ed Scott and Jim Thomas to spread awareness of the global challenges we face in the 21st Century.
The lecture will be on the Florida Tech campus in the Denius Student Center’s Hartley Room. For more information, call (321) 674-8082.