Published on November 12, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Nanga Parbat
Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain (Tahsin Anwar Ali, Wikipedia Commons)

Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will host molecular biologist Benish Ali for the department’s Esteemed Scholars Lecture in Biology Nov. 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. in Christenberry Planetarium.

Ali, a professor at COMSATS University Islamabad and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, will speak on “The Ecological Diversity of Pakistan and the Impact of Climate Change”.

The event is free and open to the public.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.