PBS film featuring Pearson Profesor to be shown at Bethany

In preparation for the arrival of this year’s Pearson Professor, Bethany College will screen a PBS Nature film on September 10 at 8 p.m. in Lindquist Hall.

The film features this fall’s Pearson Professor Peter Savolainen, an international expert in genetics and the evolution of the domestic dog. A discussion about the film will be led by Mark Kozubowski, biology.

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Bethany’s Pearson Professor to teach about genetics

Peter Savolainen, an international expert in genetics and the evolution of the domestic dog, will serve as Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies at Bethany College this fall.

The Pearson Distinguished Professorship in Swedish Studies is endowed by a generous gift from the late Gerald “Bud” Pearson. It was created so that students, faculty, staff and community members can explore and understand ways in which modern Swedish culture and experience can be learned and incorporated into their own lives.

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