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Hendrix to Host Dr. Graham Banes for Lecture on Red Ape

CONWAY, Ark. (March 9, 2017) – Dr. Graham Banes will speak on "In the Realm of the Red Ape: Among Borneo's Last Orang-Utans" on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m., in Mills A in the Mills Social Sciences Center at Hendrix College.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Banes’ appearance is sponsored by the American Chemical Society Club, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Club, Hendrix Biological Society, Psychology Club, Neuroscience Club, ESTEEM, and the Anthropology/Sociology Club.

For more information, contact Hendrix chemistry professor Dr. Tom Goodwin at 501-450-1252 or

About Dr. Graham Banes

Since fall 2016, Banes is a visiting scientist in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he directs the Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory at Henry Vilas Zoo. He concurrently maintains an honorary appointment at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Max Planck Society Partner Institute for Computational Biology in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. His research has been featured on television by the BBC and on ITV and Channel 4 in the UK, and on PBS in the USA; most recently as part of the documentary, 'Sex in the Wild'. Banes currently serves as director and trustee of The Orang-utan Conservation Genetics Trust and as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. For more information, visit

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit