Thomas E. Lovejoy Library Dedication

University Professor Tom Lovejoy (right) with Mason President Ángel Cabrera at the new library at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. Lovejoy has been examining biodiversity and conservation for over 50 years. Photo from

University Professor in the ESP department Dr. Thomas Lovejoy was in attendance along with Mason President Ángel Cabrera, Mason First Lady Beth Cabrera, Provost S. David Wu, Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Interim Director Cody Edwards, and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Director Steven Monfort on the occasion of the dedication of the Thomas E. Lovejoy Library at the SMSC campus in front Royal, VA on June 10, 2017.

The library, which is dedicated to Dr. Lovejoy, who is widely known as the “godfather” of biodiversity, contains books and papers Dr. Lovejoy has written about his extensive research and experience in the field.

Read the full article by Mason News published June 23, 2017.

For more news items about Dr. Thomas Lovejoy on the ESP website, please visit the links below:

Recognition by President Obama
The Guardian feature article
50 Years of Amazon Research
Woodrow Wilson Award
NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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