Dr. Richard Haas, Professor Emeritus of Biology at California State University, Fresno, will speak on “What’s New in Biology – Implications for the Future” at the Friends of the Madden Library program May 11.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 in the Henry Madden Library. Admission is free for members, $2 for non-members and $1 for students.

During his 23-years at Fresno State, Haas taught human ecology, introductory biology, ichthyology, vertebrate biology and animal behavior. He also worked in various parts of the world and has been a frequent consultant for the World Health Organization and the United States Agency for International Development on the use and propagation of fish as malaria vector biocontrol agents. This work was undertaken in Bolivia, India, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Somalia, Oman and Egypt. He also has led safaris in Kenya, the upper Amazon and Ecuador/Galapagos Islands.

Additional work-related travel was to Hungary, Bulgaria, England and Taiwan. Most recently he taught at the University of Beijing in June 1999.

The Friends of the Madden Library is composed of individuals who recognize the importance of the library and have contributed to it either directly or through the university’s Annual Giving campaigns.

For information contact Nazik Arisian at (559) 278-2403.

Research and writing assistance provided by Michelle Vieira, University Relations student intern.