Yale honors Wilson with Verrill Medal

    Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus E.O. Wilson received the Addison Emery Verrill Medal from Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History on Wednesday (Oct. 17) in New Haven, Conn. Awarded by the curators and trustees of the museum, the medal was established in 1959 to honor “some signal practitioner in the arts of natural history and natural science.” Wilson was given the award for his career-spanning efforts to educate the public about the ecological consequences of human behavior.

    As part of the ceremony, Wilson participated in a free and open panel discussion moderated by Edward P. Bass, fellow of the Yale Corporation, titled “A Fireside Chat with Peter H. Raven and Edward O. Wilson: The Future of Life on Earth.” Raven is a world-renowned conservationist and professor of botany at Washington University.