Howard E. Evans received both his B.S. and Ph.D. in comparative anatomy from Cornell University, where he became a faculty member in the Veterinary College in 1950. There he taught gross anatomy of the horse and cow for seven years, and anatomy of the dog, bird, and fish for 36 years. He was secretary of the college for 12 years and served as chairman of Anatomy from 1976 to 1986, when he retired. He continues to teach a course on the literature and materials of natural history, and to lecture in several other courses.
Evans, Howard E.; Hermanson, John W. (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-10-27)
Howard E. Evans, an emeritus member of the Cornell Veterinary Faculty, was interviewed by John W. Hermanson on October 27, 2012. Evans describes how his interests brought him to Cornell, where his studies were interrupted by WWII. His passion for the study of animals brought him back to Cornell and then to the Vet School. His colorful career as a public citizen and as a world renowned anatomist led him to participate in Cornell as a faculty-elected trustee and to explore many veterinary issues with animals of numerous species — including co-authoring five classic texts used worldwide. His long retirement (since 1986) has been filled with excitement too — from guiding numerous Cornell Adult University tours to various parts of the world to volunteering as a naturalist in the Ithaca public schools. Get acquainted with this legendary personality. Supplemental resources include: Howard E. Evans – Short Vita, Selected Memorial Statements: Anatomy Faculty at Cornell (20 memorials) and A History of Anatomy at Cornell by Howard E. Evans. (17 pages). [Interview video running time: 52 minutes]
An 8-minute video of a surprise celebration for Dr. Howie Evans 90th: “Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. Howie Evans, anatomist extraordinaire and beloved professor of countless Cornell veterinarians! Dr. Evans continues coming to work even today, updating his seminal text on dog anatomy and collecting goodies for volunteer visits to local schoolchildren. He continually inspires people of all ages with show-and-tell wonders from across the animal kingdom.”
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