– As part of its Humanities Lecture Series, Florida Tech presents “The Mosquito Wars: Man, Mosquito, and Florida” on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the
university’s Denius Student Center, Hartley Room.
The presenter is Dr. Gordon Patterson, professor of humanities and communication at Florida Tech. There is no charge for this lecture.
In 2004, University Press of Florida published Patterson’s “The Mosquito Wars: A History of Mosquito Control in Florida.” Douglas Carlson, Indian River
Mosquito Control District, says, “‘The Mosquito Wars’ is a fascinating chronicle of the history of mosquito control in Florida over the past century. It
details the positive contributions made by the profession’s many managers and scientists. This work thoroughly describes how this profession has helped
make Florida habitable and also puts the environmental controversies of mosquito control in the proper perspective.”
The Denius Student Center is located on Country Club Road, directly behind the Admissions building, on campus. For more information, call (321) 674-8073.