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Faber Fish
April 16, 2015 : OUL Marks Earth Day with Friends of the Library Presentation by Associate Professor of Biology
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

 

Lancaster – Celebrate Earth Day at OUL by hearing Lancaster Campus Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber talk about his research during a Friends of the Library presentation.  Faber is going to give a talk called “Ghosts of Rivers Past: Extinct Rivers and the Conservation of North American Fishes” on April 23 at 7 p.m.
 
Races and subspecies of common North American fishes are the subject of modern conservation efforts.  Faber’s genetics research has helped identify that these races and subspecies evolved, in large part, due to movements of prehistoric river systems.
 
Faber graduated from Lancaster High School and began his college career at Ohio University Lancaster. 
 
“I went to Lancaster High School and grew up in Lancaster,” said Faber. “After I graduated, I wasn’t sure what to do with myself so I looked around a little bit.  I ended up going to Ohio University Lancaster for a year.  It ultimately launched me into academia.”
 
Before returning to OUL as a professor, Faber taught at West Virginia University Parkersburg and Saint Bonaventure University.  He also held a position as a science consultant for the Ohio Department of Education.
 
Faber will present his research in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual ArtsThe event is sponsored by Friends of the Library and the Hannah V. McCauley Library.  Admission is free.
 
The Friends of the Library organization was created in 1985 by Library Director Hannah V. McCauley. The mission of the Friends of the Library is to extend quality library and information services, generate funding for special materials and programs, and increase community awareness. The programs are funded by memberships which start at $20 for individuals ($10 for senior citizens).