After reading “A Relic Worth Bringing Back” (THE HOYA, April 22, 2008, A2), I felt I should write to you.

The Laboratory of Entomology and Biodiversity resides in the Astronomical Observatory where it continues scientific discovery through its biodiversity and conservation studies, important in helping Georgetown University go green. The department of biology teaches four courses in the lab teaching space. I use the plant collection that you see in the observatory windows for teaching. The observatory continues to promote scientific work and scientific literacy in the tradition of renowned past scientists who worked there. Both undergraduate and graduate students work in the lab, and their experiences there help them to reach career dreams.

Edward Barrows

Professor of Biology

Director, Laboratory of Entomology and Biodiversity

April 24, 2008

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