A Conversation with Charles Walcott
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Walcott, Charles; Cooke, J. Robert
Charles Walcott is a Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior. Walcott received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard and his PhD from Cornell in 1959. Walcott has been a faculty member at Harvard, Tufts and Suny Stony Brook before coming to Cornell in 1981. He has done research on hearing in spiders, how homing pigeons find their way home and the vocal communication of Loons. In addition, he served as Associate Producer of “Discovery” a program on natural history for children and the first nationally syndicated programs from WGBH in Boston. He was involved with NOVA and served two years as Content Director for 3 2 1 Contact produced by Children’s Television Workshop. He was the founder of the Elementary Science Study and was its director for two years.At Cornell, Walcott spent 14 years as Director of the Ornithology Laboratory, then Director of the Division of Biological Science, Associate and then Dean of the University Faculty and is currently the University Marshal.
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