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Paleobiologist Geerat Vermeij Is Next Speaker in New-Emeriti Lecture Series

Distinguished Professor Walter Leal is shining a spotlight on some of our newest emeriti, featuring them in a video and a lecture series. The next talk, by paleobiologist Geerat Vermeij, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15.

“Most of our colleagues remain so active that we are unaware of their ‘retirement’ until we see their signature with the suffix ‘emeritus’ or ‘emerita’ in an email or another document,” Leal says in the introduction to “Tribute to Our New Emeriti,” the video he released last fall highlighting 24 faculty members who retired in 2021-22.

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