Life is Made of Community:
Lessons from Trees in Cities and Forests


David George Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. Haskell is a Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of the South, where he served as Chair of Biology.

His latest book, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors, examines the many ways that trees and humans are connected. The Atomic Treea virtual reality adaptation of the last chapter of The Songs of Trees premiered at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in March 2019. Haskell has also written about biology and human culture for The New York Times and other publications.

April 15, 2019
5:00- 6:30 p.m.

College of Law, Georgia State University, 85 Park Place

Open to faculty, students, staff and the general public. Lecture with Reception to follow.


Please RSVP by April 12, 2019

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The Hellen Ingram Plummer Lecture is the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual endowed lecture, featuring noted scholars, scientists, artists and performers who have made notable contributions to their fields of achievement and to society at large. The Plummer Lecture was endowed in 1999 in honor of the late Atlanta arts patron. Hellen Ingram Plummer was a strong supporter of the arts in Atlanta for decades. The mother of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James I. Merrill and the former wife of Merrill Lynch founder Charles E. Merrill, Mrs. Plummer counted among her friends such artistic greats as George Gershwin, Charlie Chaplin, Katherine Hepburn and Gloria Swanson.