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Todd Freeberg, associate head of psychology, will present “Do Even the Birds and the Bees Benefit from Diversity?” at this week’s Science Forum, to be held at noon Friday, March 24.

Freeberg’s talk will be held in Thompson-Boling Arena Café, Rooms C-D. The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion.

The Science Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the café.

Diversity is at the core of every news story recently. Studies of human groups indicate that increased diversity can bring benefits to group members.

Freeberg will discuss whether the same is true for nonhuman animals. He will further discuss the exploration of recent work in birds and bees that tests this possibility.

The Science Forum began in 1933 and is sponsored by UT’s Quest research magazine. The forum was designed to provide the public, students, and other researchers a chance to learn about scientific research void of jargon.